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OU Bands Audition Information

The OU Band department holds auditions for large ensembles and "The Pride of Oklahoma" marching band. When auditions are approaching, additional information will be available below.


Fall 2020 Large Ensemble Auditions

For all Winds and Percussion (Symphony Orchestra / Wind Symphony / Symphony Band)

If you have any questions, you may contact Dr. Shanti Simon at



Auditions have moved online this semester due to coronavirus. Video submissions are due by August 17th at 11:59pm Central Time.

  • Click the Get Started button below to complete part 1 of the registration form. Once you complete this form, you will receive the audition materials and additional information. You will also be sent an email or text with this content.
    • If it will be a while before you upload your video, you can close the tab once you have downloaded your materials. However, please ensure you have received the information via email or text before closing the tab.
  • Part 2 of the form is where you will submit your completed audition video. You can get to this by clicking on the button Click Here to Access Audition Submission Form (either in the part 1 form you left open, or in the information you received via email or text).
    • This form will include a place for you to submit any unchangeable class conflicts with a large ensemble. This is not an ensemble preference selection.
  • Results will be posted on the band and orchestra bulletin boards throughout the first week of classes.



OU Band Scholarships

The OU Band provides non-major scholarships to students who:

  • Want to participate in a large ensemble during in college (The Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band, Wind Symphony, Symphony Band, or Concert Band)
  • Would like to be considered for a band scholarship
  • Are planning to major in a field of study other than music

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for an OU Bands non-major scholarship! 

Scholarship funds are awarded to band students on the basis of individual achievements for educational experiences at the University of Oklahoma.

Once a scholarship is received the student may retain the award by following the criteria below:

  • Participate in a large ensemble during the fall and spring semesters: Wind Symphony, Symphony Band, Concert Band, and/or Pride of Oklahoma.
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA

Questions? Contact Brian Wolfe, Audition Coordinator via email or at 405-325-3394.