Bands and Instrumental Studies

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Join the NWOSU Bands!

Northwestern Oklahoma State University offers all the opportunities that can be found at a large university combined with the friendliness and warmth of a small college. The bands are open to all students regardless of major, and participation scholarships are available. Whether you plan to major in music or if you simply want to continue playing during your university years, you’ll find participating in the bands at Northwestern to be an exciting and rewarding experience.

You can be a part of the Symphonic Band, Ranger Marching Band, and Jazz Ensemble. Contact Dr. Marc Decker at for information about joining.

Instrumental Studies and Band Scholarship Information

There are many scholarship opportunities at Northwestern Oklahoma State University for members of the bands regardless of major. Students can earn up to $2,000 for participation. The qualifications are maintaining a 2.5 GPA, full-time status as a student at Northwestern, enrolling in and active participation in the Symphonic Band, Ranger Marching Band, and/or Jazz Ensemble.

Interested in learning more? Please contact Dr. Marc Decker at


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