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Join Purdue Bands & Orchestras as an Ivy Tech Student!

Keep playing your instrument thanks to a partnership with Purdue University that gives you the opportunity to join ensembles like the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band, concert bands, jazz bands, orchestras, chamber ensembles, and more. Purdue Bands & Orchestras has a mission to develop lifelong participants of music through extraordinary performances, innovative learning experiences, and valuable leadership opportunities in an environment where the uniqueness of all members is celebrated.

After auditioning for Purdue Bands & Orchestras, you will apply to Purdue as a non-degree seeking student and register for the following:

  • Purdue “All-American” Marching Band: BAND 11000 (CRN 46611-001, MTWRF 3:30-5:20 plus a Saturday component)
  • Concert Band: University Band - BAND11900UB / CRN 25023-002, T/R 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM or Varsity Band - BAND11900VB / CRN19283-001 is T/R 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Orchestra: BAND 11100S (CRN 68960-S01, MW 6:30-8:20 PM)
  • Jazz Band: BAND 11400LBA (CRN 11883-003)
  • You’ll receive Purdue credit that will transfer towards your Ivy Tech degree.

Audition for Purdue Bands & Orchestras:

Apply to Purdue University as non-degree seeking student:

Learn more about Purdue Bands & Orchestras or Tour Hagle Hall: Email Caitlin Cotten

Questions? Call Ivan Hernandez at 765-269-5642 or email