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Purdue Twirling Auditions

Thursday, September 1st, 2022

Purdue Twirling Auditions 2023-2024 Purdue Twirling Auditions: Golden Girl, Girl-in-Black, Miss Boilerette, Silver Twins and the All-American Twirling Team. Email your materials –Applications due by email to Morgan Loetz,, by […]

New Twirlers Selected for 2022-23 Purdue “All-American” Marching Band

Monday, March 28th, 2022

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Emily Cowette of Londonderry, NH will serve as the 32nd Purdue Golden Girl, continuing a tradition started by Director of Bands Emeritus, Dr. Al G. Wright […]

Drum Majors Selected for Purdue “All-American” Marching Band’s 2022-23 Season

Tuesday, February 8th, 2022

Following a demanding audition process, the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band announced that Valerie Minnick and Geoffrey Ladue will serve as the Drum Majors for the 2022-23 season. The two will […]

Students Recruited as Hagle Hall construction ambassadors

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Purdue University continues to serve as a leader in transformative education, providing students with practical, hands-on experience in their field of study. This year, three students are taking their coursework […]

Purdue Bands & Orchestras Selects Golduster Dance Team Coach

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

Natalie Hess will serve as the Purdue University Golduster Dance Team Coach beginning in the fall 2021 season. Hess performed as an Indianapolis Colts Cheerleader for eight straight seasons between […]

Coach Joy McEwen Departs Purdue Bands & Orchestras Following 8-Year Legacy

Monday, June 7th, 2021

After eight years as Director of Auxiliaries and Golduster Dance Team Coach, Mrs. Joy McEwen is retiring from Purdue Bands & Orchestras prior to the fall semester. She held the […]

Dr. David Blon Joins Purdue Bands & Orchestras Faculty

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

Dr. David Blon will join Purdue Bands & Orchestras this fall as a Clinical Assistant Professor. Blon recently served as Artist-in-Residence for the department during the 2019-2020 academic year. He […]

2021-22 Golduster Dance Team Selected

Friday, April 23rd, 2021

After an extremely competitive audition process, the 2021-22 Golduster Dance Team has been selected. The team welcomes four new members this year. Paighton Derrick is a senior at Morton High […]

New Twirlers Selected for 2021-22 Purdue “All-American” Marching Band

Monday, March 29th, 2021

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Amanda Coy of Saline, MI will perform for a second consecutive year as the 31st Purdue Golden Girl, continuing a tradition started by Director of Bands […]

Homecoming 2021 Update

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Celebrating 100 Years of the World’s Largest Drum at Homecoming 2021 Full Alumni Band Reunion Moved to Fall 2022 Purdue University’s iconic World’s Largest Drum turns 100 years old this […]

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