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Hagle Hall, the new home of Bands and Orchestras, breaks ground

From left, Purdue Provost Jay Akridge, trustee Vanessa Castagna, Marc Hagle, President Mitch Daniels, Sharon Hagle, director of bands Jay Gephart, and Vice Provost for Student Life Beth McCuskey take part in groundbreaking ceremonies for Marc and Sharon Hagle Hall on Thursday (Nov. 12).
From left, Purdue Provost Jay Akridge, trustee Vanessa Castagna, Marc Hagle, President Mitch Daniels, Sharon Hagle, director of bands Jay Gephart, and Vice Provost for Student Life Beth McCuskey take part in groundbreaking ceremonies for Marc and Sharon Hagle Hall on Thursday (Nov. 12). (Brent Russell/Purdue Bands)

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Marc and Sharon Hagle joined Purdue University officials on Thursday (Nov. 12) for the groundbreaking ceremony of Marc and Sharon Hagle Hall, the new home of Purdue Bands & Orchestras.

Approved by the Purdue Board of Trustees in December 2019, the $20 million, 37,500-square-foot, four-story facility will be built at the southeast corner of Third and Russell streets. It will be along Third Street’s Student Success Corridor, which connects student residential areas with the campus’s academic center.

“This is a momentous day for Purdue Bands & Orchestras, its over a thousand current students and its more the 15,000 alumni around the world,” Purdue President Mitch Daniels said. “Thanks to the tremendous generosity of Marc and Sharon, as well as other donors to the project, our world-class program will have this wonderful new facility to develop and showcase its tremendous talents.”

The facility is named for Marc and Sharon Hagle in honor of their $10 million leadership gift.

“Sharon and I are excited about a world-class home for one of the best bands in the land,” Marc Hagle said.

Hagle Hall will provide dedicated space for the 134-year-old Bands & Orchestras program, which has operated in Elliott Hall since that facility’s completion in 1940.

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