Dr. Jerrod Day

Dr. Jerrod Day

Music has been an important part of Jerrod’s life since he began playing the piano as a child. Through middle and high school, he continued with piano, playing in jazz bands and accompanying both vocal and instrumental students in district and state solo and ensemble competitions. Jerrod also competed in both levels himself, earning gold ratings several times.

In addition, Jerrod also began playing clarinet. During his high school career, he earned numerous district and state gold awards in solo and ensemble competitions, was selected by audition for the IBA All-State Band three times, served as drum major of the HHS Militia Marching Band, and won the John Philip Sousa Award of Excellence. He also began participating vocally and instrumentally with St. Tom’s Music Ministry.

As a Purdue University biology major, Jerrod continued playing piano and clarinet in St. Tom’s Music Ministry and accompanying students for solo and ensemble contests. He also participated in both marching band and concert bands at Purdue, serving as an AAMB assistant section leader from 2008-2010. Jerrod was awarded the Richard and Connie Grace Woodwind Award of Honor in 2008-09 and 2009-10, the Charles Hass Memorial Scholarship in 2008-09, and the Paul Spotts Emrick Commissioned Officer Award in 2009.

For eight years, Jerrod served as lead pianist and clarinetist in St. Tom’s 9:00a choir. A 2014 graduate of the IU Medical School, Dr. Jerrod Day is now practicing medicine in Wisconsin. From time to time, Jerrod returns to visit his family here in West Lafayette and to share music with us once again in the 9:00a choir.