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Marching Band

About the Ouachita Marching Band


For many years, the Ouachita Baptist University Marching Band has captivated audiences across this part of the country with outstanding performances. Whether marching before the home crowd or away, at an invitational marching competition as an exhibition band or simple performing in the local parades, the Ouachita Marching Band has attained a position of distinction and a reputation for excellence. The entertainment value of this group is second to none.

The Ouachita Marching Band is under the direction of Jim Lloyd and Dr. Ryan Lewis, and any student at Ouachita is welcome to join, regardless of major. The size of the band varies from year to year and has had as many as 120 members. Many of the members are music majors preparing for careers as performers or teachers, but the majority of the members are non-music majors who want to be a part of an exciting performing group. 


There are scholarships available for members of the Ouachita Marching Band.


Students may audition throughout the year for positions in this ensemble. Color Guard, Feature Twirler and Drum Major auditions are held each spring for these leadership positions.


For more information, contact Dr. Craig Hamilton, director of bands, or Jim Lloyd, assistant director of bands.

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