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The Big Purple Marching Band is a dynamic and exciting ensemble comprised of both music and non-music majors. One of the largest co-ed organizations on the ACU campus, the band is a vital part of the ACU Opening Assembly each year, performs at all home football games and, often, away games. The Big Purple also presents exhibition performances at invitational and UIL marching contests. Participation scholarships are available for ALL participants and no audition is required for enrollment. Most students are eligible to receive one P.E. credit for their participation. The camaraderie among Big Purple Band members is legendary on campus, offering great social opportunities and friendships that last a lifetime, as well as the pride of performing in one of ACU's best-loved music traditions. Rehearsals are held Monday through Friday, 11:50 a.m.- 12:45 p.m. Fall Semester.

05/30/2019

If you are in Abilene, please come to the WPAC at 9:00 am tomorrow (Fri) morning for a farewell reception for our own Marla Diaz! What an impact she has had!

Hey Band! If you are joining us in the fall and haven't already, please complete this form today. We have a BIG Nike ord...
05/28/2019
2019 Big Purple Form

Hey Band! If you are joining us in the fall and haven't already, please complete this form today. We have a BIG Nike order to place. YBP!

1. All students - incoming freshmen, transfer students, and returning students - please complete as much of the following form as possible. Your contact information on record may have changed. Please provide accurate information! 2. If you are a freshman or transfer student and have not received an....

Abilene Christian University Colorguard
05/12/2019

Abilene Christian University Colorguard

Our member and captain Alan Torres will be marching with Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps this summer for the 2019 Season !

Hey Band! If you'll be joining us in the fall fill out the 2019 Big Purple Form! YBP!
05/10/2019
2019 Big Purple Form

Hey Band! If you'll be joining us in the fall fill out the 2019 Big Purple Form! YBP!

1. All students - incoming freshmen, transfer students, and returning students - please complete as much of the following form as possible. Your contact information on record may have changed. Please provide accurate information! 2. If you are a freshman or transfer student and have not received an....

ACU Bands
04/26/2019

ACU Bands

What an amazing week with John Mackey! Thank you for working with all of us and coming to Abilene. And most of all thank you for your music.

What an amazing week with John Mackey! Thank you for working with all of us and coming to Abilene. And most of all thank...
04/26/2019

What an amazing week with John Mackey! Thank you for working with all of us and coming to Abilene. And most of all thank you for your music.

04/25/2019

Live from Mevo

John Mackey working with the Concert Band! Wind Ens reh tonight at 7:00 at Cullen
04/24/2019

John Mackey working with the Concert Band! Wind Ens reh tonight at 7:00 at Cullen

Abilene Reporter-News
04/15/2019
Abilene Reporter-News

Abilene Reporter-News

Abilene Christian University's Percussion Ensemble and Steelband are in concert on campus, with emotions perhaps running strong for founder Allen Teel.

Fantastic spring show Acuity! Have a great run tomorrow at championships!
04/13/2019

Fantastic spring show Acuity! Have a great run tomorrow at championships!

04/05/2019

Hey Band! We've posted leadership information for next year. If you are interested in auditioning for drum major or section leader please email Dr. Houghtalen by Sunday April 7. YBP!

Congratulations Acuity Winterguard on your Bronze Medal!
04/01/2019

Congratulations Acuity Winterguard on your Bronze Medal!

Hey Band! Noah Hancock (‘18) is our basketball band director and one of our great music education graduates. He just c...
03/24/2019

Hey Band! Noah Hancock (‘18) is our basketball band director and one of our great music education graduates. He just conducted the band at the NCAA Tournament. So proud of him and the teacher he’s become.

Abilene Christian University Colorguard
03/23/2019

Abilene Christian University Colorguard

Acuity got second place tonight with a 69.32. We have one week until Championships at Flower Mound High School!

This is a special group—these are the Freshmen who made the trip to Jacksonville for the NCAA tournament. The future i...
03/22/2019

This is a special group—these are the Freshmen who made the trip to Jacksonville for the NCAA tournament. The future is bright! YBP!

Wonderful to have Wylie Pure Gold Band members at ACU this week! Bravo to Michelle Lessing, Ashlyn Paige Ray, David McKn...
03/22/2019

Wonderful to have Wylie Pure Gold Band members at ACU this week! Bravo to Michelle Lessing, Ashlyn Paige Ray, David McKnight, and all of the fantastic students!

03/19/2019

Hey Band! We've got two WONDERFUL bands set for the men's and women's tournaments. Emails went out to members of both groups. Men's Band: be ready to load tomorrow morning at 8:30am at Moody! YBP!

Update: Mission Accomplished! We have two fantastic bands set to represent ACU at the NCAA tournaments. We are working v...
03/18/2019

Update: Mission Accomplished! We have two fantastic bands set to represent ACU at the NCAA tournaments.

We are working very hard to field two bands, because both our women and men deserve our support. Alumni will be considered as well! Get the word out! Please see the Google Form on the previous post. YBP!

Hey Band! If you are available to go to the NCAA tournament this week, please fill out this form! All members of the ban...
03/17/2019
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Hey Band! If you are available to go to the NCAA tournament this week, please fill out this form! All members of the band will have a meeting to discuss details on Monday in Fry Hall at 11:50am. YBP!

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With today’s win, both the men’s and women’s team is one win away from the Southland Conference Championship and t...
03/16/2019

With today’s win, both the men’s and women’s team is one win away from the Southland Conference Championship and the NCAA tournament. The basketball band is the heartbeat of this championship run!

An impressive win over UCA to get things started. Go Wildcats!
03/15/2019

An impressive win over UCA to get things started. Go Wildcats!

Members of the band and cheer squad in Katy for the Southland Conference Tournament.
03/14/2019

Members of the band and cheer squad in Katy for the Southland Conference Tournament.

Congrats Coach Golding!
03/12/2019
Abilene Reporter-News

Congrats Coach Golding!

Abilene Christian men's basketball coach Joe Golding was named the Southland Conference Coach of the Year on Monday afternoon.

We are looking forward to representing ACU at the Southland Conference Tournament in Katy this week. Go Wildcats!
03/10/2019

We are looking forward to representing ACU at the Southland Conference Tournament in Katy this week. Go Wildcats!

A few days late, but what an honor for the ACU Wind Ens to be in the land of MOJO! Thank you Permian High School Band st...
03/07/2019

A few days late, but what an honor for the ACU Wind Ens to be in the land of MOJO! Thank you Permian High School Band students, Jeff Whitaker, and John Woodrome Carroll for hosting us! And wonderful to have the originator of "YBP" conduct us in The Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tour day 1 complete! Amazing visits to Monahans HS and alum Joe Barrow, and Andrews HS and alum Darin K. Johns, and so s...
03/05/2019

Tour day 1 complete! Amazing visits to Monahans HS and alum Joe Barrow, and Andrews HS and alum Darin K. Johns, and so special for them to conduct The Lord Bless You and Keep You. #YBP!

Bravo to Abby Alford, student of Susie Rockett,and Marissa Lietz, student of Brandon Houghtalen, for their performance a...
02/24/2019

Bravo to Abby Alford, student of Susie Rockett,and Marissa Lietz, student of Brandon Houghtalen, for their performance as PRINCIPAL players in the National Intercollegiate Honor Band!

Dr. Rodney Dorsey of Indiana University rehearses the CBDNA intercollegiate band. Two of our students, Marissa Lietz and...
02/21/2019

Dr. Rodney Dorsey of Indiana University rehearses the CBDNA intercollegiate band. Two of our students, Marissa Lietz and Abby Alford, are in the ensemble and both earned principal chairs. YBP!

Here’s a pic from the second game. Great effort but the Cats fall to Arkansas. Upside: no bats.
12/08/2018

Here’s a pic from the second game. Great effort but the Cats fall to Arkansas. Upside: no bats.

First game of the Christmas Slam doubleheader is over—ACU wins by 40. Couldn’t quite fit everyone in the picture. YB...
12/08/2018

First game of the Christmas Slam doubleheader is over—ACU wins by 40. Couldn’t quite fit everyone in the picture. YBP!

Good, {clean} fun to wrap up a fantastic season!To our seniors and fossils:We are sad to see you go but so happy and ble...
11/18/2018

Good, {clean} fun to wrap up a fantastic season!

To our seniors and fossils:
We are sad to see you go but so happy and blessed to have been able to spend this time with you. We look forward to your futures and all of the things God has planned for you. YBP!

Great season Big Purple Marching Band! Thank you seniors, you will be missed.
11/18/2018

Great season Big Purple Marching Band! Thank you seniors, you will be missed.

11/07/2018

Congratulations to ACU alumnus Bryan Christian and the Vista Ridge HS Band for winning the UIL 6A Marching Contest tonight. YBP!!

Abilene Christian University Colorguard
11/05/2018

Abilene Christian University Colorguard

Thank you to everyone who came out to our spin clinic today! We really enjoyed getting to see all of you and hope to see you again at future Acuity events.

Um, Dr. H...we have to tell you something.
11/04/2018

Um, Dr. H...we have to tell you something.

A little late but they are here, pictures of our fabulous BIG PURPLE BAND!Thank you to all the family members that came ...
11/01/2018

A little late but they are here, pictures of our fabulous BIG PURPLE BAND!

Thank you to all the family members that came to visit us during our Homecoming weekend.

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For more pictures please visit:

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Abilene Christian University Colorguard
10/31/2018

Abilene Christian University Colorguard

Happy Halloween from the ACU Colorguard! Just a reminder, this Sunday will be our spin clinic. We hope to see you there!

Wow what an amazing opportunity!!! Our very own color guard is offering a spin clinic on November 4 for only $15. Come l...
10/23/2018

Wow what an amazing opportunity!!! Our very own color guard is offering a spin clinic on November 4 for only $15. Come learn with us! Register here: https://rebrand.ly/spinclinic

ACU Tubas 💜💜
10/22/2018

ACU Tubas 💜💜

What a fantastic stadium rehearsal today! We are set and ready to have a great Homecoming!
10/12/2018

What a fantastic stadium rehearsal today! We are set and ready to have a great Homecoming!

ACU Bands's cover photo
10/04/2018

ACU Bands's cover photo

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