College of Fine Arts and Design

Bands

The UCO Band program's primary goal is the preparation and training of musicians for careers in music education, performance, and studio teaching.

We are committed to providing a positive, inspiring, and motivating environment for all students who wish to participate in band at the college level.  Our large ensembles would not be complete without the participation of students majoring in other academic areas. We want all band members enjoy a creative experience that will help them develop into proficient and flexible musicians, prepared to make a contribution to their artistic community.

In addition, we are focused on maintaining a leadership role among state and regional colleges and universities in the areas of professional development and contribution to repertoire and literature. We hope that participation in UCO Bands will provide opportunities for musicians to create inspiring musical moments together, expanding their technical and aesthetic horizons.

Wind Symphony
Dr. Brian Lamb, Conductor

The University of Central Oklahoma Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Brian Lamb, is the premier performing ensemble in the Winds & Percussion Division of the UCO School of Music. During the last decade, they have performed for audiences at four Oklahoma Music Educators Conventions, a College Band Directors National Association Convention, the Society of Composers National Conference, and have played on both of the famed stages at New York’s Carnegie Hall.

Since 2009, they have recorded three CD’s  on the Equilibrium Label, including works by composers Michael Daugherty, Michael Colgrass, David Maslanka and Carter Pann. These experiences have helped to shape these students and given them opportunities to record in historic Mitchell Hall and also have one on one experiences with the top composers of our generation.


Students audition the week before each term. For more information, please contact Dr. Brian Lamb, blamb@uco.edu.

Daugherty CD Cover                       Colgrass CD Cover 'Colgrass Horizons'
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Symphonic Band
Mr. David Hanan, Conductor

The UCO Symphonic Band encourages high performance standards and creativity. It is open, by audition, to any instrumentalist in the university community as a way to expand their musical and aesthetic horizons. The group seeks to broaden performance and teaching skills through the programming of interesting and exciting band repertoire. With a rich heritage of traditional symphonic and military band literature, this group is able to also explore the work of contemporary composers. This ensemble gives at least one major performance in the fall semester and two performances on campus in the spring semester. Horn UCO Wind Symphony


"Stampede of Sound" Marching Band
Mr. David Hanan, Conductor

The UCO "Stampede of Sound" Marching Band makes an integral contribution to the exciting atmosphere of NCAA football at the University of Central Oklahoma. With performances at all home games, one away game, and all playoff appearances, the UCO Marching Band provides spirit, excitement for the thousands of fans that see the group perform each season, as well as support and encouragement for the UCO Broncho football team. The UCO "Stampede of Sound" Marching Band is exciting, engaging, and entertaining!

For more information on how to become a member of the UCO "Stampede of Sound" Marching Band, contact David Hanan at: dhanan@uco.edu or call (405) 974-3428.


Basketball Band

Mr. David Hanan, Conductor

The Basketball Band provides entertainment and encourages school spirit in the energetic atmosphere of all UCO men's and women's home basketball games. The Pep Band also performs at a select number of matches and tournaments for the National Champion UCO Wrestling Team. Pep Band musicians are selected by audition from among the faithful members of the UCO Marching Band. Pep Band members are compensated for their rehearsal and performance time, making participation in the Pep Band a nice way to earn a few dollars of spending money. 

For more information on the UCO Bands, please contact our Director of Bands, Dr. Brian Lamb, blamb@uco.edu.