Jay Gephart

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There are three chances to hear Purdue University bands this weekend! The Purdue Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Collegiate Band, Concert Band, Varsity Band, and University Band are all performing Friday, and Saturday afternoon/evening. Guest conductor Loras Schissel, a senior musicologist at the Library of Congress, is a leading authority on the music of Percy Grainger, and conducts the Blossom Festival Band. WBAA's John Clare spoke with Jay Gephart, Doug Fletcher, and Matt Conaway about the showcase.

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The Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society presents Holiday Brass Tuesday, December 13th at 7pm in St. John's Church. Bruce Knepper and Kyle Knepper, trumpet; Jason Ausban, horn; Bill Kisinger, trombone; and Jay Gephart, tuba will play sacred and secular songs. WBAA's John Clare spoke with Margot Marlatt and Jay Gephart about the concert.

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Jay Gephart, Director of the Purdue Wind Ensemble, about their next performance, Meet the Conductor, Sunday, October 2nd at 2:30pm at the Long Center in Lafayette.

Find out more about the Meet the Conductor concert here.

John Clare

WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Jay Gephart, Director of the Purdue Wind Ensemble, about their next performance at the Sounds of Spring International Music Festival, Tuesday, March 29th at 8pm at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Find out more about the Sounds of Spring concert here.

Exclusive! Watch the band rehearse at Elliott Hall of Music:

The Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society’s final concert of the current season is Sunday at Purdue’s Fowler Hall. 

The Purdue Wind Ensemble and Fall Concert Band will present "Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue" Sunday afternoon at the Long Center.  Jay Gephart, Director of Purdue Bands, previews the wide range of music that will make up the program.

More information is available on the Purdue Bands website.

Purdue Wind Ensemble

Feb 16, 2012

The Purdue Wind Ensemble will appear at the National Bandmasters Convention at Butler University on February 29th.  Jay Gephart, Director of Purdue Bands, talks about Purdue's participation.

Purdue Winter Music Gala

Feb 16, 2012

The Purdue Bands and Orchestras Winter Music Gala takes place Friday through Sunday, February 17-19th.  Jay Gephart, Director of Purdue Bands and Orchestras previews the event.