Cowboy Marching Band
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SchoolOklahoma State University
LocationStillwater, Oklahoma
ConferenceBig 12
DirectorDoug Henderson
Assistant directorTyler Austin
Membersabout 300
Fight songThe Waving Song, Ride 'Em Cowboys, OSU Chant
UniformPredominately white jackets with official Oklahoma State University primary logo on the front and OSU athletics brand on the back, white cowboy hats, orange pants and white shoes.

The Cowboy Marching Band is the marching band of Oklahoma State University.


The first band at Oklahoma A&M College (now Oklahoma State University) was organized in 1905 by Harry Dunn, a student at the school, and directed by a Mr. Wood. It consisted of 22 members.[1]

A tradition of the band was the use of the OSU Spirit Drum. It was purchased in the mid-1930s for the R.O.T.C. band. It was believed to be the largest drum in the country at that time.[2]

Directors since 1981Edit

  • Dr. Richard Kastendieck (1981-1986)
  • Gregory Talford (1986-1987)
  • William Ballenger (1987-1992)
  • Glen J. Hemberger (1992-1997)
  • Dr. Michael A. Raiber (1997-2000)
  • David Wick (2000-2001)
  • Bradley J. Genevro (2001-2004)
  • Dr. Paul W. Popiel (2004-2006)
  • Dr. D. Bradley Snow (2006-2010)
  • Dr. Doug Henderson (2010-Present)


External linksEdit


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