Oklahoma State University Cowboy Marching Band

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Cowboy Marching Band
Cowboy Marching Band Logo.jpg
School Oklahoma State University
Location Stillwater, Oklahoma
Conference Big 12
Founded 1905
Director Doug Henderson
Assistant Director Tyler Austin
Members about 300
Fight song "The Waving Song, Ride 'Em Cowboys, OSU Chant"
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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 1981[edit]

  • 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)


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