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The University of Oklahoma Bands offer a variety performing experiences for students regardless of whether you are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate music degree or choose to participate as a non-music major in the cultural life of the University.  Musical collaboration and artistic growth are life-changing opportunities to take full advantage of during your University experience.

The Wind Symphony, Symphony Band, Concert Band and Jazz Ensembles perform in the acoustically rich Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall in Catlett Music Center, while the entire Pride of Oklahoma performs in the exciting venues of the Gaylord Family Memorial Stadium (85,000 fans) for home football games, selected conference and non-conference away games as well as memorable post-season bowl games.  

We hope you will investigate and explore the many opportunities provided by the University of Oklahoma Bands.

Pride Parent's Day

Pride Parent’s Day will be held on October 15, 2016 in conjunction with the OU vs. Kansas State University game. This is always a special day and provides parents a unique insight into the Pride of Oklahoma game day experience. Events and amenities available for the day include:

  • Attending the Pride’s game day rehearsal
  • A delicious barbeque meal
  • Professional photos of you and your son or daughter in uniform
  • “Marching” in the parade to the stadium alongside your son or daughter
  • Game tickets in the parent’s block for the OU vs. KSU game

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Game Day Guests

For current high school junior and senior band members

Junior and Senior High School band members will be our honorary guests for each of the following home games:

  • Kansas State: October 15
  • Kansas: October 29
  • Baylor: November 12
  • OSU: December 3

For Kickoff times click here.

On game day before kickoff, the invited students will observe the morning rehearsal, march in and sit with the band, and enjoy the exciting atmosphere of Sooner Football at Owen Field.

Students are invited based on their resume and two recommendations and are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited, so if you are interested in attending as our Special Guest, forms are due as soon as possible! If invited, admission to the game is free.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Brian Wolfe, Assitant Director of Athletic Bands, or call 405.325.3394.


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OU Bands
500 West Boyd
Norman, OK 73019
P: 405-325-2731
F: 405-325-7062


Dr. William Wakefield
Director of Bands

Dr. Michael Hancock
Asst. Director of Bands

Mr. Brian Britt
Director of Athletic Bands
Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts

Dr. Brian Wolfe
Asst. Director of Athletic Bands

Ms. Michelle Burke
Assistant for OU Bands

Mr. Glen Buecker
Percussion Coordinator

Mr. Tom Gibson
Logistics Coordinator

Mrs. TJ Blackburn Pettit
Color Guard

Alumni Band