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August 2015

“All-American” Marching Band to Colombia

Aug 5 - Aug 10

In 1961, Dr. Al G. Wright took a band to Colombia with the Eveready Corporation of Colombia, a division of Union Carbide, paying the tab.  A group of sixty-four band members made the trip which included a rigorous itinerary of thirty appearances in twelve cities. This August, members of the Purdue “All-American” Marching band will be embarking on a trip to Medellin, Colombia for a cultural study abroad experience.  This trip takes place almost fifty-five years after the first tour…

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“All-American” Marching Band End of Camp Show

Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hull Field (Across from Shreve Hall),
Third St.
West Lafayette, 47907 United States

See the 2015 Purdue “All-American” Marching Band end-of-camp show for the community. Featuring music and marching demonstrations, the concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 22, Hull Drill Field, Third Street across from Shreve Hall. Admission is free. Some bleacher space available and you can bring your own folding chairs.

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September 2015

Jazz Combos Wednesdays at Marriott Hall

Sep 2 - Nov 25

In partnership with the Purdue School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, our student jazz combos will perform in the Marriott Hall atrium. Come for dinner in the John Purdue Room or grab a coffee and gelato from Lavazza while you enjoy the sultry jazz of our student ensembles. Combos will perform Wednesdays, September to November at 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

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October 2015

Purdue Philharmonic & Symphony Orchestra

Oct 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse,
128 Memorial Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907 United States
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Wind Ensemble & Fall Concert Band

Oct 4 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Long Center for the Performing Arts,
111 North 6th Street
Lafayette, IN 47901 United States
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“How Suite It Is.” Join the Purdue Wind Ensemble and Fall Concert Band for an afternoon full of music from Clifton Williams, Andrew Boysen, Frank Ticheli, John Philip Sousa and Arturo Marquez. A couple songs that will be featured include; “Symphonic Suite” by Clifton Williams and “Korean Folksongs from Jeju Island” by Frank Ticheli, which include folksongs that date back hundreds of years and bring bright, upbeat spirit of original melodies.

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American Music Repertory Ensemble (AMRE) & Lab Jazz Band

Oct 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse,
128 Memorial Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907 United States
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American Music Repertory Ensemble (AMRE) and Lab Jazz Band present “Jazz Favorites from the Movies.” From Duke Ellington’s 1929 movie “Black and Tan Fantasy,” to Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong in the 1956 movie “High Society,” to Louis Jordan in Disney’s “Jungle Book,” to George Clooney’s 2005 “Good Night and Good Luck,” and last year’s award winning movie “Whiplash,” there’s no denying the importance of a great jazz standard for setting the right mood and atmosphere.

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Purdue Jazz Band

Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Loeb Playhouse,
128 Memorial Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907 United States
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“The Music of Duke Ellington.” The Purdue Jazz Band will perform the Duke’s 1966 Grammy Award winning composition “Far East Suite” and present selections from his collaborations with Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.

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Philharmonic Orchestra Halloween Concert

Oct 25 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Long Center for the Performing Arts,
111 North 6th Street
Lafayette, IN 47901 United States
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Creepy Classics Halloween Concert. Join us for our annual Halloween event featuring the Purdue Symphony Orchestra. Costumes are encouraged for the festive parade. Treats will be provided.  This free concert is family friendly and fun for all ages!

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November 2015

Alumni Marching Band & Purdue Homecoming

Nov 6 - Nov 8

Ready to come home?  REGISTER HERE! Join Purdue Bands & Orchestras Alumni for a weekend of reuniting with old friends and performing in Ross-Ade Stadium!   Together we will celebrate fellow band friend and supporter, Roy Johnson, as he completes his final season as the Voice of the “All-American” Marching Band.  We want every alumnus to come back and celebrate Roy’s 60+ year history in our department whether you choose to march or not!  The weekend will kick off with…

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Jazz Jam

Nov 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Loeb Playhouse,
128 Memorial Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907 United States
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Purdue Jazz Jam presenting “The Main Stem,” featuring all jazz bands! Jazz selections drawn from the main ‘drags’ of major Jazz cities, from New York City’s 52nd street and New Orleans’s  Bourbon Street, Kansas City’s 18th and Vine, and even to Indianapolis’ Indiana Avenue, all of Purdue’s Jazz Bands will thrill you with their unique styles and contributions in their end of season concert.

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