Purdue Summer Band concert at Slayter Hill on July 21

July 14, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Pop tunes, marches and music from the movies will be highlighted when the Purdue Summer Concert Band takes the stage for a free concert on Tuesday (July 21).  The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Slayter Hill on Purdue’s campus. 

There will be the familiar beat of parade music at the concert, courtesy of “Call to Victory” by Karl King. Popular American folk songs such as “Yankee Doodle,” “When Johnny Comes Marching Home,” and “Shenandoah” can also be heard throughout the program.

 The evening will continue with a medley of blockbuster movie hits by American film composer Alan Silvestri, including “The Avengers,” “Polar Express,” “Night at the Museum,” “Forrest Gump” and “Back to the Future.” 

Famous melodies featuring cowbell pop will be highlighted including, “Don’t Fear the Reaper,”  “Low Rider,” “Drive my Car,” and “Oye Como Va.”  The band Toto’s famous hit “Africa” will also be heard, as well as other respected works for concert band.

Purdue’s Summer Concert Band, directed by professors Matthew R. Conaway and Ishbah Cox, is made up of Purdue students, faculty and staff along with musicians from the community and local high schools.

This free concert is sponsored by Purdue Bands & Orchestras, which offers a variety of jazz, concert band and orchestral offerings throughout the year. Bring a chair or blanket, and enjoy a night of great music by the Purdue Summer Concert Band! 

Contact: Courtney Eash, director of alumni, donor and public relations, Purdue Bands and Orchestras, 765-496-3288, cneash@purdue.edu 

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