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 explore the many opportunities provided by the University of Oklahoma Bands.
Spring 2019 Large Ensemble Auditions
Auditions will be held the week after Thanksgiving, Nov 26 - 30. See the Auditions & Scholarships page for the specific date and time block for your instrument. There you will also find audition repertoire and the form to register for your audition. Note that you must register by 5pm the day before your audition!
Faculty & Staff
Dr. Shanti Simon
Director of Bands
Dr. Michael Hancock
Assistant 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. Benjamin Holmes
Mr. Tom Gibson
Mrs. TJ Blackburn Pettit
PRIDE OF OKLAHOMA PATRONS
The Pride Patrons is an affinity group designed for anyone who loves the Pride, wants to become more closely involved with its activities and would like to financially support the good works of its members. For more information about joining the Pride Patrons please contact Koby Harrington, Director of Development, Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts at 405-325-7376, or Michelle Burke in the Band Office, 405-325-2731.
The University does not discriminate or permit discrimination by any member of its community against any individual based on the individual’s race, color, religion, political beliefs, national origin, age (40 or older), sex (see Sexual Misconduct, Discrimination and Harassment policy http://www.ou.edu/content/eoo/policies/misc.html), sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, disability, or veteran status in matters of admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.
Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies may be directed to: Bobby J. Mason, University Equal Opportunity Officer and Title IX Coordinator, (405) 325-3546, email@example.com, or visit http://www.ou.edu/eoo.html.