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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


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
Monday, November 24, 2014



Autumn is the time of year where robust colors, cold winds, and the warm compassion of family and friends, old and new, come together. Join the UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA BANDS on Monday, November 24th at 8:00 PM in Sharp Hall as we celebrate the season by performing works from composers who are both old friends and new; whose works offer a diverse array of colors. On this concert, we will perform the monumental Hindemith Symphony in B-flat, Samuel Barber’s Commando March, Malcolm Arnold’s Four Scottish Dances, Steven Bryant’s Radiant Joy, October by Eric Whitacre, Variants on a Mediaeval Tune by Norman Dello Joio, and a pairing of Percy Grainger’s Colonial Song and The “Gum-Suckers” March.  

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