The Ohio State University Bands

The Ohio State University Bands have enjoyed a wonderfully rich history. From humble beginnings in 1879 as a sixteen-piece commencement band, the Ohio State band program has developed into one of national prestige, serving approximately 650 student musicians annually. The Ohio State band faculty is committed to providing deep and engaging musical experiences for all students, ranging from the Wind Symphony’s critically acclaimed recordings, the Symphonic Band’s performances at the Ohio Music Education Association professional conference, to the creative and popular halftime shows of The Ohio State University Marching Band. Our ensembles serve as a fertile training ground for graduate student musicians and conductors, and for undergraduate music education and performance majors. Graduates hold positions as professional orchestral musicians, soloists, conductors, university professors, members of the Washington-based military bands, and are some of the world's leading music educators. Students from virtually all degree programs are afforded the opportunity to participate in one of four concert bands, as well as the marching and athletic bands. We encourage all Ohio State University students to experience the thrill and excitement of music making by joining one or more of our ensembles!

Dr. Russel C. Mikkelson
Professor and Director of Bands

Contact Information:
Office of Concert Bands | 110 Weigel Hall | 1866 College Road | Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614-292-5272 | Fax: 614-247-6250 | Contact Us

Marching and Athletic Bands | Steinbrenner Band Center | Ohio Stadium
Mail: 110 Weigel Hall | 1866 College Rd | Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614 292-2598 | Fax: 614 292-9712