Dirt was turned Thursday for Marc and Sharon Hagle Hall, which will be the new home of Purdue Bands & Orchestras. The $20 million, 37,500-square-foot facility is named after the Hagles in honor of their $10 million gift.
“This is a momentous day for Purdue Bands & Orchestras, its over a thousand current students and its more the 15,000 alumni around the world,” Purdue President Mitch Daniels said. “Thanks to the tremendous generosity of Marc and Sharon, as well as other donors to the project, our world-class program will have this wonderful new facility to develop and showcase its tremendous talents.”
The four-story building will be built on the southeast corner of Third and Russell streets, along the Student Success Corridor.
“Sharon and I are excited about a world-class home for one of the best bands in the land,” Marc Hagle said.
The university says Gilbane Building Co. of Providence, Rhode Island is construction manager, and the schools says the expectation is that Purdue Bands & Orchestras could move in by July 2022.