Endowment Honoring Eidem Established

October 28, 2010

A new endowment has been created with the NDSU Development Foundation in honor of former NDSU band director Orville “Orv” Eidem. Eidem directed NDSU bands from 1970-93. During his tenure, Eidem lobbied for the current location of the Music Education building and created the jazz program in addition to directing the Gold Star Concert Band and Gold Star Marching Band.

The Orv Eidem Gold Star Band Endowment Fund will directly support the NDSU Wind Symphony (formerly the Gold Star Concert Band) and NDSU Jazz ensembles.

Eidem died October 14 in Moorhead, Minn. He was 79 years old.

Contributions to the endowment fund can be sent to:

NDSU Development Foundation
ATTN: Andrea Jenson
PO Box 5144
Fargo, ND 58105-5144

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