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Instrumental Music

Instrumental Ensembles

Ouachita Baptist University boasts a diverse offering of musical ensembles.  It is our belief that a variety of performance experience is necessary to grow as a musician.  Students participate in several ensembles each semester and are presented with numerous musical styles and genres that challenge them to broaden their horizons.

Wind Ensemble

  • subject to audition
  • half-hour of academic credit
  • offered in the Fall and Spring
  • performs campus concerts
  • tours to high schools and churches
  • repertoire includes sacred and secular
  • Hawaiian Tour – 1996
  • European Tour – 2000
  • European Tour – 2004
  • Spain and Portugal – 2007
  • CD’s – Winds of Praise, And Can It Be, Be Thou My Vision, Zion, and Radiant
  • Craig Hamilton, Director
Symphonic Band

  • open to any OBU student with band experience
  • half-hour of academic credit
  • offered in the Spring semester
  • performs campus concerts
  • provides music for OBU functions
  • wide variety of repertoire
Jazz Band

  • subject to audition
  • half-hour of academic credit
  • offered in the Fall and Spring
  • performs campus concerts
  • tours to high schools and churches
  • repertoire includes various jazz styles ranging from swing to progressive
  • Craig Hamilton, Director
Chamber Ensembles

  • open to all OBU students
  • half-hour of academic credit
  • offered in the Fall and Spring
  • performs campus concerts
  • tours to high schools and churches
  • performs standard repertoire
Marching Band

  • open to all OBU students with high school marching band experience
  • half-hour of academic credit
  • offered in the Fall
  • performs at football games and marching contests
  • repertoire includes jazz, pop, rock, and classical music
Tiger Blast

  • open to all OBU students
  • half-hour academic credit (Spring)
  • offered in the Fall and Spring
  • performs campus concerts
  • tours to high schools
  • fusion of music, visual, and theatrical elements
Tiger Jam Pep Band

  • subject to audition
  • performs at OBU Basketball games
  • performs at select invitational tournaments
  • performs at Gulf South Conference tournament games