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Purdue AAMB 99th Performance At Indy 500

Purdue Bands & Orchestras 2013

The Purdue All American Marching Band(AAMB) performs at the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 (Indy 500) this Sunday. It marks the 99th year the band has participated. WBAA's John Clare spoke with the band's director, Jay Gephart about the tradition.

There's more about the race here. The AAMB is scheduled: 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 - Sunday, May 27, 2018

10:05am - "On the Banks of the Wabash" performed by Purdue University Band

11:46am - "America the Beautiful"

12:11pm - "Back Home Again in Indiana" performed by Jim Cornelison

John Nasukaluk Clare is comfortable behind a microphone, streaming video or playing violin. A former broadcaster for NPR, John has previously worked with Voice of America, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation and stations in Texas, Kansas, Nevada, California, and Pennsylvania. In 2005, Clare earned the Deems Taylor Award from ASCAP for radio broadcasting, citing his work on 20/20 Hearing. Having performed with famed tenors Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli, John has worked with the Mozart Festival Texas, Mid Texas Symphony, Nevada Chamber Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic and Wichita Symphony Orchestra.
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