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Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020


The faculty and staff of Purdue Bands & Orchestras seek to create a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment for all students – today and always, but we recognize we have work to do. We must do all we can to address instances of discrimination, racial disparity and unfair practices and promote equity and inclusion. This begins […]

Incoming Purdue Freshman Hosts Concert with Park Avenue Pianos to Benefit Purdue Bands & Orchestras

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020


Geoffrey Ladue, an 18-year-old graduate of Lafayette High School in Wildwood, MO and award-winning concert pianist and trombonist, will perform a livestream concert in partnership with Park Avenue Pianos Friday, June 5 at 9 p.m. EDT. All proceeds raised from the concert will be donated to Purdue Bands & Orchestras of Purdue University in West […]

2020-21 Golduster Dance Team Selected

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020


After an extremely competitive audition process, the 2020-21 Golduster Dance Team has been selected. The team welcomes eight new members this year. Elena Eberwine is a high school senior at Center Grove High School from Greenwood, Indiana, majoring in Brain and Behavioral Sciences. Anna Foster is a freshman at Purdue from Fort Wayne, Indiana, majoring […]

Purdue Bands & Orchestras COVID-19 FAQs

Monday, March 16th, 2020


Visit www.purdue.edu/bands/covid-19-FAQs for answers to the most frequently asked questions about the impact of the COVID-19 updates on Purdue Bands & Orchestras. This FAQ page will be updated regularly with additional questions and answers. For more information on Purdue University’s response to COVID-19, visit HERE. 

Purdue Bands & Orchestras COVID-19 Update – March 11, 2020

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020


In light of the recent global outbreak of COVID-19, Purdue University announced (on March 10), it will move completely to online learning starting on March 23 and potentially continuing through the end of the spring 2020 semester. In addition, all university-sponsored travel (domestic and international) and events involving any external visitors or over 50 people […]

New Twirlers Selected for 2020-2021 Purdue “All-American” Marching Band

Friday, March 6th, 2020


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Amanda Coy of Saline, Michigan, has been named the 31 st Purdue Golden Girl, continuing a tradition started by Director of Bands Emeritus, Dr. Al G. Wright in 1954. On Saturday, February 29, her audition earned her one of the most iconic positions on Purdue’s campus. Coy is a sophomore in […]

Purdue Jazz & Orchestra Spring Break Greece Trip Suspended

Thursday, March 5th, 2020


Purdue University announced on Thursday, March 5 that it is suspending all university-sponsored student travel to international locations over the upcoming spring break period. This includes the Purdue Jazz & Orchestra trip to Greece. You can read more about this decision and the reasoning behind it HERE. Purdue Bands & Orchestras is working directly with […]

$10 million gift sets the stage for new Bands and Orchestras building

Monday, February 17th, 2020


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Drum roll, please: The new home of the Purdue Bands & Orchestras will be named Marc and Sharon Hagle Hall in honor of a $10 million leadership gift from the Marc and Sharon Hagle Charitable Foundation. Approved by the Purdue Board of Trustees in December, the $20 million, 37,500-square-foot, four-story facility […]

Drum Majors Selected for Purdue “All-American” Marching Band’s 2020-21 Season

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020


Following a demanding audition process, the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band is pleased to announce that Torey Caldwell and Lorin Nugent will serve as the Drum Majors for the 2020-21 season. The two will lead the band to carry on its tradition of excellence through athletic events, travel opportunities, and thrilling performances. Torey is a Junior […]

Purdue University Director of Bands Awarded Sagamore of the Wabash

Monday, November 25th, 2019


The Purdue Bands & Orchestras Awards Banquet takes place at the end of each semester, recognizing student accomplishments and awarding many unique scholarships. The Fall 2019 Awards Banquet on Sunday, November 24 began with a special surprise. Professor Jay Gephart, Director and Al G. Wright Chair of Purdue Bands & Orchestras was awarded the Sagamore […]

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