Purdue Bands & Orchestras

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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Adam Bodony, Director of Orchestras, about the next Purdue Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestra performance, Saturday, December 2 at 8 pm at Loeb Playhouse in Stewart Center.

Find out more about the concert here.

John Cleary

The Purdue Black and Gold Bands take the stage at the Long Center this Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm. WBAA's John Clare spoke to director Douglas Fletcher about the concert.

Bloomington Symphony Orchestra

The Purdue Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras take the stage at the Long Center this Saturday evening at 8pm. WBAA's John Clare spoke to director Adam Bodony about the concert.

Mark Simons / Purdue University

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.

Bloomington Symphony Orchestra

Update 2/20/17: Adam Bodony will join the faculty as Assistant Professor of Bands beginning fall 2017. Bodony will serve as the director of the Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras and oversee the department’s Applied Music program.

Purdue University photo/Mark Simons

Purdue Bands & Orchestra will host the 27th annual Purdue Jazz Festival through January 21st. The weekend will feature concerts and clinics from esteemed jazz musicians as well as competitions for 95 high school and middle school bands and combos. John Clare spoke with Mo Trout and Tim Coffman about the 2017 Festival.

John Cleary

WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Douglas Fletcher, director of the Fall Concert Band, about the next Purdue Gold and Black Concert Bands performance, Sunday, December 4 at 2:30 pm at the Long Center in Lafayette.

Find out more about the 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:

WBAA’s Greg Kostraba talks with Adam Bodony, Interim Orchestra Conductor at Purdue. They discuss Purdue's orchestra program and preview this season’s concerts.

WBAA’s Greg Kostraba talks to Marion "Mo" Trout, Director of Jazz Studies at Purdue University, about the jazz program at Purdue. They also preview the upcoming Purdue Jazz Festival.

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