Claire Dalder

 Claire Dalder



High School

Harrison High School


Being a member of IYWS is one of my best memories from high school. It was a wonderful opportunity to play with talented musicians from across the state. After high school, I attended Purdue University and earned my Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2014. I am currently a pharmacist at CVS Pharmacy. At Purdue, I was a member of the All-American Marching Band, the Boiler Brass Men’s Basketball Pep Band, and the American Music Repertory Ensemble. Some of my favorite experiences include marching in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, traveling to the NCAA March Madness basketball tournaments, and touring Eastern Europe with the Purdue Jazz Band. I would strongly encourage high school students to be involved in IYWS. My experience helped prepare me to play at a collegiate level and gave me friendships that will last a lifetime.”