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Indy 500 Legend & friend of Purdue “All-American” Marching Band, Jim Nabors, Dies at 87

Thursday, November 30th, 2017


The Purdue “All-American” Marching Band lost a very dear friend today. Jim Nabors was arguably the most historic figure of the Indianapolis 500 since 1972. In 2014, Nabors sang Back Home Again in Indiana in the pre-race festivities for his 36th and final time. The Purdue “All-American” Marching Band had the incredible honor to accompany […]

Purdue University Director of Bands selected as Music Educator Award Winner

Thursday, November 9th, 2017


WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – The Indiana Music Education Association announces Jay Gephart, Al G. Wright Chair and Director of Bands at Purdue University, as the 2018 Outstanding Collegiate Music Educator of the Year. This award is given to those who have exemplified outstanding achievement in the field of music education at the collegiate level. Jay […]

Caitlin Benner Joins Staff as Recruitment and Communications Specialist

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017


Caitlin Benner has been selected as the Recruitment and Communications Specialist for Purdue Bands & Orchestras. Benner is a 2012 graduate of Purdue University’s Brian Lamb School of Communication with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication/Human Relations.  While an undergraduate, Caitlin was a featured vocalist for four years with the Purdue Jazz Band and Jazz […]

Trudy Guthrie Selected as Assistant Director of Development and Donor Relations

Friday, August 18th, 2017


Trudy Guthrie has been selected as the Assistant Director of Development and Donor Relations – Student Life. Trudy started in Development ten years ago as the Administrative Assistant to the Director of Advancement in the College of Engineering. Since then, she has held positions in Principal Gifts/Donor Relations and Campaign Programs, President’s Council, and most […]

Director of External Relations Appointed to Staff

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017


Aaron Yoder has been appointed to Director of External Relations for Purdue Bands & Orchestras. Yoder will organize and implement all activities related to public relations and alumni relations. Aaron Yoder is a 2017 graduate of the Krannert School of Management. He received his Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management along with a certificate […]

Indianapolis 500 Weekend, Purdue “All-American” Marching Band

Monday, May 22nd, 2017


Marching in the footsteps of 98 years of band students preceding them, members of the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band will take center stage at the Indianapolis 500 events set to take place this weekend. For the first time, the band will have performing groups in two locations for the ceremonial music prior to the race […]

Purdue Philharmonic & Symphony Orchestras Showcase

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017


On Sunday, April 23 at 2:30pm in Elliott Hall of Music, the orchestral section of the Showcase concert weekend will feature both orchestras alongside guest conductor Dan Whisler and guest pianist Keith Teepen.   Dan Whisler is currently Director of Orchestras at the Youth Performing Arts School in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, and the Conductor of […]

Purdue “All-American” Marching Band Announces 2017-18 Drum Majors

Monday, April 3rd, 2017


Following a lengthy and demanding audition process, the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band is pleased to announce the Drum Majors for the 2017-18 season, Loretta Trezza and Robert Steele, who will lead the band into another great year of athletic events, travel opportunities, and thrilling performances. Returning for her third year as a Purdue “All-American” Marching […]

Director of Operations Appointed to Staff

Monday, March 20th, 2017


Douglas R. Fletcher will be appointed Director of Operations beginning fall 2017.  Fletcher will organize and implement activities associated with Purdue Band Day, Purdue Jazz Festival, the Indianapolis 500, Leath Scholarship auditions, and the Partners in Music Education program.  He will also oversee and maintain the departmental rehearsal and performance calendar. Before being appointed Director […]

New Twirlers Selected for 2017-2018 Purdue “All-American” Marching Band

Sunday, February 26th, 2017


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Olivia Zugai of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, is the newest twirler to win the highly coveted position of Purdue Golden Girl. On Saturday, February 25, Zugai received the top score at auditions held at Holloway Gymnasium on Purdue’s campus to earn the title.   She will become Golden Girl No. 29 continuing a tradition […]

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