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I would like to welcome our new visitors to www.purduebandfan.com. As previous visitors to this site know, you'll find a very large scrapbook of photos and videos of the Purdue All American Marching Bands current season, as well as some from years past. You won't find much editorial comment, or narrative, as I'm mostly about showing pictures and videos of the band. In 2012 I've added other music ensembles at Purdue Bands. The students can't carry a camera, and the parents can't be at many of the functions, so this site attempts to meet those needs. The entry page will, during the season, give you daily updates on the AAMB and other music ensembles activities.
If you are using dial up, I apologize, as this may not be a user friendly site. Even though I downsize the resolution of my photos, in order for me to post the quantity of photos that I do, that results in necessarily large web pages that can at times take quite sometime to download using older, slower modems. I'm sorry, but that is the way it has to be.
While my primary residence is in California, in 2011, I purchased a condo in Lafayette and now can spend most, if not all, of the fall season on campus.
The photos posted here are low resolution, and usually not necessarily suitable for printing. If you find a particular photos you like and would like a copy send me an email with the photo properties ID and I will email that back to you. Please limit your request to four or five photos. Often, I'm offered compensation for the photo(s). That won't be necessary, however, if you would like to make a donation (large or small) to the band, that would be compensation enough for me. And, obviously, you can do that anonymously.
A word should be mentioned here about photo selection. Virtually no time goes into that process. I take the pictures, then post them here. If there are more of one instrument section than another, I apologize. I strive for balance, but I don't keep statistics to insure that everyone is getting their fair recognition. Some groups, or individuals might be closer to my camera when I'm shooting. This is particularly true during pre-game and halftime. If the flags (golden silks) are on the other side of the field from me, then they are probably not going to find photos of their section. I also strive for balance with gender, but again, its impossible to achieve this.
At the end of the season, if you would like copies of all the photos I've taken, you can send me an external hard drive and I would be happy to accomodate you. I don't have the time to comb through all my photos looking for a specific individual. At seasons end, I probably have somewhere north of 10,000 photos. Most parents find several of there son/daughter, many that were never published on the site. If you are interested in doing so, you need to email me and I will give you my residence address (naturally, I don't want to post it here on the internet)
I invite your suggestions and comments by sending me an email at email@example.com I am always willing to hear others ideas on how to make this site more dynamic. I'm a retired banker after all; what do I know about web sites!
I enjoy meeting the parents of those students I will be photographing over the next four years. Please, pease introduce yourself. I might not remember you the second time I see you (there are always over 100 freshmen in the band) so be patient with me. I do enjoy being able to match the student with their mon/dad.
In advance, let me thank you for your support of my activities. You're visits to this site are truly a self satisfying reward to me.
Lastly, on occasions I will do a live web cast. When doing so, that information will be posted on the site.
Oh, and I should note that this site will always be "under construction", so if you find pages that are blank, in time, they won't be. Hopefully.