Welcome to the OSU Band Alumni Chapter of the OSU Alumni Association!
The OSU Band Alumni is an organization made up of past members of the Oklahoma State University Band programs. Membership is open to all former members of the OSU Bands, and their families. Membership in the OSU Alumni Association is recommended and is a requirement for all officer positions. Over the course of the year OSU Alumni Band members get together several times to participate in various events. Some of these events include the annual OSU Alumni Band Day where Alumni Band members join forces with the current Marching Band to perform at the halftime show of a home game, performances at OSU basketball games, and an out of town trip to an OSU football game.
When you become a member of the OSU Alumni Association, you also become a member of the Band Alumni Chapter at no additional cost. Please join or renew your membership today to stay connected to OSU and your affinity chapter. Visit orangeconnection.org/join for details.
The Alumni Association is updating our records to mark individuals who performed in an OSU band. If you played in any collegiate band at OSU, please update us at orangeconnection.org/bandupdate so we can keep you updated on OSU Band Alumni Chapter activities.
A student named Harry Dunn organized the first known band of Oklahoma A&M College in 1905, two years before statehood. The band was to represent the college at athletic events and other appropriate occasions. The 22 members furnished their own instruments, music, uniforms, and other equipment. They also paid a small portion of the director’s salary. The director was a Mr. Wood, who also played his E flat cornet with the band. Mr. Wood’s son, Lloyd, followed him as director of the band in 1907. The band had several directors in the next few years, including H.A. Ide, E. Carroll Beach, H.O. Strother, Clark C. Porter, and Frank Miller. In 1910, the military department started furnishing uniforms, some instruments, and equipment, so the band could perform for ROTC events.
Contact: Clinton Wieden
Board Chairman: Clinton Wieden
Vice Chair/Board Elect: Wade Beard
Secretary: Jeff Dunn
Treasurer: Randy Kitchens
Members at Large: Doug Lee, Randy McCurdy, William Thompson