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Jon Anderson from Indianaplois | Website | December 21, 2010, 12:28 am

Found myself as an old alum, anticipating the AAMB's perfomance tomorrow in the Macy's Parade. Quite an honor but one well deserved. Thought I would listen to some Boilermaker music while I worked this afternoon.

Kaye Phillips from Murphy NC | Website | November 23, 2010, 12:12 pm

Memories!!! Thank you Al Wright and the Purdue band for everything.

ed from chicago | Website | October 21, 2010, 8:04 am

hello folks it ha been a long time that you werw at the fair back in 1998 remenber by the way try to put some pictures of those days

claudio pecori from venezuela | Website | October 7, 2010, 12:53 pm

AWESOME! Great site and and videos of past performances. Look forward to the Moffett era being added, since those were my alum years. My daughter is now in marching band and it's great to show her how the 'Best Damn Band in the Land' is and was! Thanks!

Bruce W from Falls Church, Va | Website | September 26, 2010, 9:21 am

WOW ... the AAMB looks and sounds better than ever! Impressive!!

John Merrill from Phoenix, AZ | Website | September 23, 2010, 8:53 pm

Awesome effort! Keep up the great work. I lost my tapes years ago and love having the opportunity to revisit the glory days.

Scott McCarthy from Aurora, IL | Website | September 14, 2010, 10:49 pm

Wow ... I didn't remember that they even had movies in 1964. What a treat to see the old Band performing the first year of Slayter Center!

Bob Bremer from Indianapolis, IN | Website | July 1, 2010, 10:02 pm

Great site. Marched two years 1968 and 1969. Largest and best band ever! Thanks for the preservation of these tapes.

John Groeninger from Evansville, In | Website | June 13, 2010, 3:26 pm

Thanks for sending these videos to me. They are AWESOME! GO BOILERS! Grandma Douglass

Grandma Douglass from Walton | Website | October 26, 2009, 6:58 pm

Thank you for making it available for us to view the videos again. As an AAMB alumnus, I never get tired of watching the old shows. I cannot wait for the shows from the 70's to be available. I look forward to seeing the spoof shows again!!

Lynne Taylor Rieser from Allen, TX | Website | May 29, 2009, 10:38 pm

I am very disappointed that I can no longer see videos of halftime shows that I was a part of. Alumni should be allowed to have access

Leslie | Website | December 5, 2008, 5:13 pm


MICHAEL MC LEAN | Website | November 28, 2008, 12:29 pm

Being the parent of an out of state AAMB member, we are very disappointed that we will no longer be able to enjoy, view, or be a part of the Purdue Marching Band half time show experience any longer.

Stan Smolucha from Winfield, IL | Website | October 27, 2008, 8:13 pm

As a band alum, I concur with the great disappointment with the copyright issues that are keeping most of us from seeing the videos. I was looking forward to seeing the videos from my time in the band as well as those of my predecessors and successors.

Unfortunately, I have a feeling that the only way to resolve this is to somehow convince our legislators to pass more sensible copyright laws (e.g. shortening the term to something more reasonable, like 20 years from initial publication). However, I don't have any faith in this, since politicians of all stripes get lots of money from the RIAA and others to work in just the opposite manner. (Anyone who doubts this can contemplate when/if the Disney corporation will ever allow Mickey Mouse into the public domain.)

Erich Brandt from Ann Arbor, MI | Website | October 21, 2008, 9:40 am

I can't believe we can't watch the videos of the past! Being an alumni, I was so excited when this website was available. I'm pretty there anything we can do??

Susan Oslos | Website | October 18, 2008, 10:36 pm

What a great halftime show. Penn State game.

June Lauer | Website | October 6, 2008, 2:45 pm

Just watched our grandson Ethan Hall swing dance during half time activities. Since we are so far away, we do not get to share in many college activities. Thanks for allowing us this opportunity.

Sarah and James Warren from Madisonville, Texas | Website | October 5, 2008, 10:46 pm

We just watched our nephew, Stefan Soder, perform in the Purdue/Penn State halftime show and it was fabulous! Thanks for allowing us to be part of the fun from so far away! Laith, Kecia & Cassidy Renno

The Rennos from Atlanta, GA | Website | October 5, 2008, 8:16 am

Thanks for putting all this together Jeff. It was great to see all of the old shows - memories..... Hail Purdue!!

Leslie Duplaga Twining from Pittsburgh, Pa | Website | October 3, 2008, 9:40 am

Our high school band went to Purdue Band Day and it was INCREDIBLE! Even our IU grad band director enjoyed himself. Not only did we have a blast playing out on the field during halftime, but we couldn't believe how great Purdue's marching band was/is - and what a game! It was a very good experience, giving everyone in our band an idea of where WE might be in the next few years, and what we can do with our musical talent. For anyone wondering what PBD is like, I'd highly recommend going, even if your band isn't out on the field and you're just watching from the stands.

B*Lee | Website | September 30, 2008, 3:58 pm

Great site! I enjoyed revisiting the marching band days!

Angela (Cauldwell)Hammerle from Brownsburg, IN | Website | September 30, 2008, 9:41 am

Great site! I have enjoyed seeing all of the band's performances. I get to Purdue once a year, if I am lucky. I am looking forward to seeing the shows from the Al Wright era.

Steve Rosenauer from Charlotte, NC | Website | September 26, 2008, 8:00 pm


Christopher Spurlock from Lebanon, Indiana | Website | September 26, 2008, 3:48 pm

Great site to see the entire field during the performance's, would like to see more of select groups and tight shots of the band.

Joel Bazzell from New Carlisle | Website | September 25, 2008, 1:28 pm

Visited our Grandson Sean Sept.20th We are still amazed at the Bands Grand Performance and how much each and everyone puts into it. We keep watching the video over. Till next time. God Bless you all.
Suzanne and Edgar

Suzanne & Edgar Beenck from West Covina, CA | Website | September 24, 2008, 8:05 pm

This band is awesome. We really enjoyed it, and we think our niece is the best trombone player!

Rebecca Teeple | Website | September 23, 2008, 10:58 am

We were at Purdue Sept 20th for Family Day. The football game was GREAT!!!! The band was AWESOME and brought so much energy to the day -- BEFORE, DURING and AFTER the game. We really enjoyed it. THANKS!

Sandy Whitten from Shelbyville | Website | September 21, 2008, 10:30 am

Great site for a GREAT band!!!! Thanks.

Betty Truax | Website | September 20, 2008, 7:22 pm

One of my recent band graduates is in the Prudue marching band this year. I know he's out on that field somewhere! Go GLEN!!! We're all very proud of you here at Chaparral.

Jennifer Mireau from Phoenix | Website | September 19, 2008, 1:14 pm

This is great! I can't wait to see the tapes from the 70's.

Hail Purdue!!

Lynne (Taylor) Rieser from Allen, Texas | Website | September 17, 2008, 7:20 pm

Great Show. Love watching you, Sam. Wish I could see you perform in person but since I can't, I'll keep looking at this websie.

Denise Reineking from Paducah, KY | Website | September 15, 2008, 11:34 pm

Good Luck Richard Marzullo the Lab is Watching...:)

Lawrence Teta | Website | September 15, 2008, 8:13 am

This was a great SHOW!!!! Thank you so much. I liked the show from last week, too. Saw my neighbor Kevyn.(I knew where to find him.

kathleen Weber from Roanoke, IN | Website | September 14, 2008, 7:15 pm

A great show. I've come to expect this from a great marching band. A few zoom ins would add to the overall artistic effect. Thanks for the showing it. Will look forward to the next game.

Murray Pescow from Ledgewood,NJ | Website | September 14, 2008, 1:14 pm

Thank you so much for posting these great videos. There is an energy, and power (and talent!) that pours from this band that one just has to 'see' and 'hear' to get. The obvious hard work, dedication, and spirit are beyond impressive. I wish I could be there; but this is the next best thing. Thank you!!(Hi, Alex)

Carol S. Rothchild from NH | Website | September 14, 2008, 7:41 am

Great web site! Keep up the great work! This is a fantastic way to show family members the great band that Purdue has.

Rob & Sharon Snorek from Brownsburg, IN | Website | September 13, 2008, 9:21 pm

This is a great way to see the Band perform at the game. Our son is in the band this year as a freshman and we were not able to make this game. You can tell they are truly having a great, great time.
Thanks for sharing this with us.

Lisa Walb from LaGrange, IN | Website | September 10, 2008, 10:31 pm

I love this website! What a great way to show even the people that are not able to attend the games, how wonderful this band is.

Judy Smith | Website | September 10, 2008, 7:39 pm


Barb Lies from San Diego | Website | September 9, 2008, 11:31 pm

This site is awesome! I love being able to go back and watch the shows I was in, and see the great history of the best damn band in the land. Thanks a lot!

Caylen Redden from Lafayette, IN | Website | September 9, 2008, 7:48 pm

Thank you for giving us a chance to relive our great experiences being in the band. Played cornet with Spotts.

Howard Durbin EE '45 from Tarzana, California | Website | September 9, 2008, 12:46 pm

This is absolutely great! I was there for the first game, but can't make them all, so it's wonderful to be able to view the shows!
Go Boilmakers! Go Drum Majors, you make us proud!
The Marzullo's

Karin Marzullo from Stamford, CT | Website | September 8, 2008, 4:32 pm

It was absolutely fabulous to see the band all across the field....I couldnt find my baby (Sam) amongst all those fashionably dressed alike people....but I realize he was amongst them and was a very happy camper at that!!!!! I absolutely adore you Sam!!!! Cya soon sugar!

Cathy Yates from Paducah,Kentucky | Website | September 8, 2008, 12:25 am

The band sounds and looks awesome! To my cuz Sam Y, PROUD OF YA!! So glad I get to see you perform in the field shows. You know how much of a band geek I am!

Bridget C from Paducah, KY | Website | September 8, 2008, 12:14 am

Awesome site! This enanabled us to watch Angela march for the first time in the AAMB! Thank you for providing this wonderful opportunity.
Woodwinds kick Brass!!

The Purk Family from Oak Harbor, Ohio | Website | September 7, 2008, 10:13 pm

Great job those Golden Silks!!!!

Sheila Engel from Lebanon, TN | Website | September 7, 2008, 10:00 pm

great job ...boiler up....trumpets rule ..
sarah we love you

stan and fran sienko from lowell | Website | September 7, 2008, 8:53 pm

Great show!An opportunity to be closer to my grandson as he marched in the band.Most enjoyable.

Murray Pescow from Ledgewood,NJ | Website | September 7, 2008, 2:42 pm

Hey Jeff, I would like to thank you for this awesome site, that some of us parents how cannot make games can view the young men and ladies doing such GREAT things. My son Jake is a Proud Member, keep up the incredable job. Thanks.

Dan Bates from Egg Harbor Township New Jersey | Website | September 7, 2008, 8:04 am

Hey Jeff! Looking good! I like the ratings feature for the videos. It reminds me a lot of YouTube and other popular video sites. Any chance that you could create a comments section for each video? I saw that a few had ratings of 3/10 (could the AAMB even deserve such a rating??) and was curious as to why they marked it as such.

James | Website | September 5, 2008, 5:32 pm

Fabulous job! Absolutely will spend many hours enjoying this site; I have already shared the link with many family and friends. Thank you for the many many hours you have invested creating this. Charlotte

Charlotte Powell from Massillon, Ohio | Website | September 4, 2008, 7:45 pm

thanks! great to see days when marched "way back" when AAMB was "biggest band in the land". Great history - who knew so such great archival footage.

boilerforever from chicago | Website | September 4, 2008, 12:54 am

I can't wait to show these to my Dad who is in the 1935-39 films somewhere.

Bill Smith (jr.) | Website | August 30, 2008, 12:47 pm

Great site! I love seeing the band that I love! Boiler Up!

Winter J. from Camden, In | Website | August 21, 2008, 2:46 pm

Very nice Jeff...Keep up the good work and stop by in a we so you can teach the freshman how to block.

Jeff "Holy" Schmidt from Munster | Website | August 18, 2008, 10:42 pm

Good job on the website!

Stephanie Frank | Website | August 18, 2008, 10:37 pm

Awesome job! Happy to see all the memories... like the broken stick leg!!! Thanks for all the hard work!

GO Boilers!

Stacey from Des Plaines, IL | Website | August 18, 2008, 9:24 pm

Awesome job, Jeff! What a collection. Thanks for putting in the time (so that we can waste hours upon hours watching drill we used to do.)

Hail Purdue!
Marketing - Music For All -

Todd McCready and Cait Tiller McCready from Indy + Glenview, IL | Website | August 18, 2008, 8:19 pm

Awesome job!! = )

Krista | Website | August 18, 2008, 7:13 pm

Nice work, Turk.

Gorecki from Grosse Ile, MI | Website | July 29, 2008, 11:12 am


Rex | Website | June 26, 2008, 1:13 pm

Testing! :-)

Jeff Turkstra from Grand Haven, MI | Website | June 25, 2008, 10:22 pm