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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.

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

Faculty

Dr. William Wakefield
Director of Bands

Dr. Michael Hancock
Interim Asst. Director of Bands

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

Dr. Brian Wolfe
Interim Asst. Director of Athletic Bands

Ms. Michelle Burke
Assistant for OU Bands

Alumni Band
Tresona
Yamaha

Spring Large Concert Ensemble Auditions

MUSIC MAJORS:

  • All Music Majors must prepare an audition for the Spring Semester Concert Ensembles.
  • Download the prescribed excerpts for your audition.
  • Sign up electronically for your audition time. (beginning 12/12/14)

NON-MAJORS:

  • Non-Music Majors interested in performing with the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, and Symphony Band, must prepare and perform an audition.
    • Sign up electronically for your audition time. (beginning 12/12/14)
    • You may prepare the prescribed examples included with your audition packet for the audition;
      OR
      • you may prepare 2 musical pieces that demonstrate your musical abilities in contrasting styles (i.e. phrasing and melody, paired with a technical excerpt)
      • You may also choose to prepare parts of the prescribed audition along with a contrasting musical example of your own choosing.
  • Non-Music Majors who are only interested in performing with the Concert Band do not need to prepare an audition.
    • High School band experience is necessary to be enrolled in this ensemble.
    • If you have questions, please email Dr. Brian Wolfe, wolfe@ou.edu
Flute Trumpet
Oboe Horn
Clarinet Trombone
Bassoon Bass Trombone
Saxophone Tuba
Euphonium

Take PRIDE in the PRIDE

Pride of Oklahoma logo

An initiative for students of the Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band

The “Pride of Oklahoma” has been supporting Sooner Spirit for 111 years! Over 250 students from 90 different majors across campus makeup the Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band. Your support will build upon the Pride’s great legacy by increasing scholarship availability for the students in the Pride.

Click here to make a scholarship donation!

Pride of Oklahoma Patrons

Pride

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.