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Purdue Bands & Orchestras Names New Visiting Instructor

Monday, July 15th, 2019


John Williams was hired to the Purdue Bands & Orchestras staff as a Visiting Instructor and will begin in August 2019. For two years previous, he served as the Director of Bands for the Linton-Stockton School Corporation. His program held 250 students grades 5-12 and offered concert bands, marching band, pep bands, and applied music […]

Golden Silks Color Guard Coach Named

Friday, June 7th, 2019


Purdue Bands & Orchestras is pleased to welcome Jef Furr as the new Golden Silks Color Guard Coach this upcoming season. Jef has played an integral role in many of the department’s travel opportunities and has a rich history in the performing arts. Travel and music are always Jef’s choices for fun and adventure! A […]

Jarrard Harris Named Clinical Assistant Professor of Bands

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019


Purdue Bands & Orchestras is excited to welcome Jarrard Harris as the Clinical Assistant Professor of Bands. Harris will teach alongside Dr. Mo Trout in the Purdue Jazz department, in addition to a Jazz History class in the Purdue University College of Liberal Arts. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, saxophonist and educator Jarrard Harris attended […]

2019 – 2020 Golduster Dance Team Announced

Monday, April 8th, 2019


After an extremely competitive audition process, the 2019-2020 Golduster Dance Team has been announced. The team welcomes 5 new members this year. Malaya Atisso is a high school senior at Harrison High School from West Lafayette, Indiana, and majoring in Development and Human Science. Jadin Benge is a Purdue freshman from Carmel, Indiana, and will […]

New Twirlers Announced for 2019-2020 Purdue “All-American” Marching Band

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Kaitlyn Schleis of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, will serve for a second year as the 30th Purdue Golden Girl, continuing a tradition started in 1954 by Director of Bands Emeritus, Dr. Al G. Wright. On Saturday, March 2, her audition earned her one of the most iconic positions on Purdue’s campus. Schleis is […]

Clinical Professor of Bands Position Announcement

Thursday, February 7th, 2019


Purdue Bands & Orchestras has announced a new a faculty position. The Clinical Assistant Professor of Bands will have shared responsibilities for coordination of instruction in Purdue’s Jazz Department which is part of Purdue Bands & Orchestras in the College of Liberal Arts. To apply or find more information about the position, visit the link […]

2019-20 Drum Majors Announced

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019


Following a demanding audition process, the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band is pleased to announce that Lucy Bays and Brendan Schultz will serve as the Drum Majors for the 2019-20 season. The two will lead the band to carry on its tradition of excellence through athletic events, travel opportunities, and thrilling performances. Lucy is a Junior […]

Inclement Weather Cancels Saturday Events for Purdue Jazz Festival

Friday, January 18th, 2019


Due to projected inclement weather, the Purdue Jazz Festival events originally scheduled for Saturday, January 19th have been cancelled. These events will not be rescheduled. However, jazz fans may still attend a FREE concert at 12:00pm on Saturday at Loeb Playhouse featuring the Purdue Jazz Band, along with guest artists Brian Lynch, Roxy Coss, and […]

Announcing the 2019 Purdue Winter Guard

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019


The Purdue Winter Guard is pleased to announce their 2019 production, “Up, Up, and Away!” They will be performing to the music of Ron Nelson’s “Rocky Point Holiday.” The Purdue Winter Guard season will begin with a Preview Night at Lambert Fieldhouse on February 13th, where members will display guard techniques, warm-ups, and their production […]

Lafayette Christmas Parade Cancelled Due to Weather

Friday, November 30th, 2018


The 2018 Lafayette Christmas Parade, originally scheduled for Saturday, December 1 at 5:30pm, has been cancelled due to projected inclement weather. For more information, click the link below to read the story on WLFI. The Purdue “All-American” Marching Band’s next public performance will be at this season’s football bowl game (location and date TBA). Follow […]

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