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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 explore the many opportunities provided by the University of Oklahoma Bands.

OU 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
Percussion Director

Mr. Tom Gibson
Logistics Coordinator

Mrs. TJ Blackburn Pettit
Color Guard



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.

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