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OU Bands

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.

2017 Pride of Oklahoma Auditions

Online registration available January 16, 2017, 10:00 AM through May 15, 2017.

Pre-OSSAA Festival

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Pre-OSSAA

Perform in Sharp Concert Hall in preparation for OSSAA. Registration is limited to eight ensembles.

Register now

Conducting and Teaching Workshop

June 7-9, 2017

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The Conducting and Teaching Workshop will provide an enriching opportunity to blend the artistic and technical growth of the conductor with rehearsal technique, administrative, and teaching skills. Each conducting participant will conduct daily with ample time on the podium.  The selected repertoire list encompasses recognized masterworks of the band literature as well as newer works that are possible to perform with a variety of ensemble levels.  In addition to conducting a live ensemble, participants will receive feedback and coaching on their conducting, attend master-classes, clinic sessions, and panel discussions.

More Information

OU Bands
500 West Boyd
Norman, OK 73019
P: 405-325-2731
F: 405-325-7062
E: ouband@ou.edu

Faculty/Staff

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

 


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, bjm@ou.edu, or visit http://www.ou.edu/eoo.html.