At 1,120 students strong, Purdue Bands & Orchestras—with its ever-growing ranks and more than 35 curricular and extracurricular ensembles—is the heartbeat of our University. These students span nearly every area of study—save music—and more than 70% are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Their average GPA of 3.28 is higher than the Purdue average.
Thanks to a leadership gift from Marc (Percussion '67 Rose Bowl) and Sharon Hagle and through the generosity of friends like you, the 133-year-old, internationally recognized department will be moving out of the cramped Elliott Hall of Music basement—a space the program has long outgrown—and into a brand-new, 37,000-square-foot facility in the heart of campus. We invite you to join us as we raise the remaining $10 million needed to complete the project.