The 140+ member Pride of Tigerland Marching Band is one of the largest student organizations on the East Central University campus and is the cornerstone of the ECU Athletic Bands. The Pride performs for some of the largest crowds in southeastern Oklahoma on the artificial turf of Norris Field. The band also performs in exhibitions at a variety of high school games and competitions, including ECU’s own Tigerpalooza Marching Contest in the fall. To learn more about joining, contact Director of Bands Dr. Nick Meyers at


The East Central University Wind Ensemble is comprised of approximately 50 students who have demonstrated outstanding musicianship and are committed to musical excellence. Dedicated to the study and performance of traditional and contemporary repertoire, the Wind Ensemble performs year round. Flexible instrumentation and part rotation allow diverse musical experiences and responsibilities in the performance of chamber works and concertos as well as pieces for orchestral winds or large symphonic band. The Wind Ensemble tours throughout Oklahoma each spring and performs at prestigious events such as the OkMEA Conference.To learn more and audition contact Dr. Nick Meyers at


The ECU Brass Band is Oklahoma's only collegiate British brass band. Students learn authentic British-style horns, including soprano cornet, tenor horn, baritone, E-flat tuba, and more. This ensemble frequently performs at ECU, in the Ada community, and at brass band festivals around the U.S. To learn more, contact Dr. Jace Vickers at



ECU Symphony Band
The ECU Symphony Band is made up of music majors and non-majors and performs a wide variety of music including transcriptions, classics, movie music, pop music, and more. To learn more, contact Dr. Jace Vickers at

Brass band



The ECU Jazz Band is a select, audition-based performance lab in which students study and perform music from the big band swing era, as well as fusion, bebop, rock and pop. Jazz performance techniques such as swing/bop style, jazz articulation, and improvisation are major areas of focus. Depending on enrollment, the Jazz Band may be split into two or groups. These groups perform both on and off campus, usually presenting three to five concerts per year. For questions regarding auditions, contact Dr. Nathaniel Berman at

Wind Ensemble

The award-winning ECU Pep Band is comprised of highly energetic and spirited musicians who perform for ECU Volleyball and Basketball home games. The band plays a wide range of repertoire including rock, jazz, and pop music – often arranged by student members. The band will occasionally travel to represent ECU at Great American Conference and/or NCAA Div. II Tournament appearances. Instrumentation normally includes two flutes, three clarinets, three saxophones, four trumpets, two mellophones, three trombones, two baritones, two tubas, and rhythm section. For questions about joining, contact Dr. Jace Vickers at