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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.



Wind Symphony and Symphony Band Concert

8 PM, Monday, October 5, 2015


Basketball Bands

Please click here to sign up for the Sound of the Sooners Basketball Bands.

Audition videos due Sunday, October 4, by 11:59 PM. For questions please contact Dr. Wolfe.




Pride Parent's Day

Pride Parent’s Day will be held on November 7, 2015 in conjunction with the OU vs. IA ST game. This is always a special day and provides parents a unique insight into the Pride of Oklahoma game day experience.


Game Day Guests

Experience the day in the life of a Pride member. Observe the morning rehearsal, march in and sit with the band (you do not need your instrument), come down onto the field during pregame/halftime to watch The Pride perform, and enjoy the exciting atmosphere of Sooner Football at Owen Field! 

Junior and Senior High School band members will be our honorary guests for several football games this season.

Learn more...



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 Karen Renfroe at the Development Office, 405-325-3366 or Michelle Burke in the Band Office, 405-325-2731.

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