The Symphonic Band is conducted by Robert Hesse, Director of Athletic Bands. Membership is open to any Ouachita Baptist University student with high school band experience. The Symphonic Band performs concerts during the spring as well as providing music for University activities such as Spring Commencement.
The Symphonic Band performs a wide variety of selections each year. One project of the Symphonic Band is to introduce new literature to future teachers and band audiences. The Symphonic Band rehearses two times per week during the spring semester, Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-6:00. There are auditioned scholarships available for participation in the Symphonic Band. Members receive one-half hour of academic credit.
For more information on the Symphonic Band, please email Robert Hesse or call 870-245-5142.