Final OSU Tennis Match – Sunday, April 15th, 2018


The final OSU Women’s Tennis Match of the season will take place on Sunday, April 15th at 1:00 pm at the Michael and Anne Greenwood Tennis Center. Please see below for more important information:

Call Time will be 12:45 PM in the parking lot east of the tennis center. We will warm-up together, play through the tunes that we will use for this game (see below), and then enter the tennis center together. Food will be provided for FREE at the match! There will be hot dogs before the match and BBQ after the match. The whole event should wrap up around 3:30 pm.

Attire will be Black Nike Polos (Nike T’s are OK if you are missing polos), Jeans, CMB Baseball Caps. You may want to bring your Bowl Hoodie if it ends up being cool this weekend (high Sunday is currently 55 degrees).

Music that we will play will include the National Anthem, Trilogy, Oklahoma, Alma Mater, and maybe Rock ‘n Roll. If you need music to any of that, please print it from the website before you come.

Please let us know that you are coming by completing this form.

Spring Football Game – April 28, 2018

The 2018 OSU Spring Football Game will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Please see below for more important information:

Call Time will be 12:00 PM in the Band Room. We will warm-up together, play through the tunes that we will use for this game (see below), and then walk over to the stadium. You should eat lunch BEFORE coming to rehearsal.

Attire will be Black Nike Polos (Nike T’s are OK if you are missing polos), Orange Nike shorts, CMB Baseball Caps. WEAR SUNSCREEN!

Music that we will play will include the National Anthem, Trilogy, Oklahoma, Rock ‘n Roll, Alma Mater, Verdi, Dies Irae, Light ’em Up (short & long versions), Look Down, Uptown Funk. We will have a few extra copies of the music available for those who need them.

Please let us know that you are coming by completing this form.

2018 OSSAA State Solo & Ensemble Student Volunteer Information

We will be hosting the OSSAA State Solo & Ensemble Contest April 17-19, 2018 in the Student Union and Bennett Chapel. We rely heavily on our wonderful student volunteers to help make this event a success!

2018 CMB Leadership Team Application Info

 

General Information
Leadership auditions and interviews for the 2018-2019 season will take place the week of April 23-26, 2018. Any CMB member interested in applying for a leadership position should submit an application (see below) no later than Friday, April 20th at 5:00 pm.

Application Process

CMB 2018 Color Guard Audition Information

Guard in Stands

The OSU Color Guard is open to all university students by audition only. You must be accepted to Oklahoma State University in order to audition. You may email the guard instructor, Mallory Vinzant, for further information. If you are planning on auditioning, please let us know by completing this form.

Dates: Saturday, April 7th, and Saturday, April 14th, 2018. Participants only need to attend ONE of these two dates.
Exception: those Veterans auditioning for a position on the CMB Leadership Team should plan on attending both dates if at all possible. Leadership applicants should write a 30-second routine to perform at 8:30 am on April 7th.

Location: Band Room (Room 118) in the Seretean Center for the Performing Arts on the OSU Campus

Audition Schedule:

8:30 am: Leadership Tryouts (must be a returning / veteran guard member to audition, and must complete a Leadership Team Application no later than Friday, March 30th (online application coming soon).

9:00– 10:00 am: Registration

10:00 – 12:00 pm: Fundamentals

12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch (on own)

1:00 – 4:00 pm: Learn audition routine

4:00 – 5:00 pm: Auditions

Guard Performing

Flags will be available, but please bring your own equipment if possible. Please wear comfortable athletic clothes, tennis shoes, and sunscreen.
Required Skills:

Pop toss (aka single) and horizontal toss

Drop spins, BOLOs, extensions, carves, and pull hits

Basic dance such as jazz runs, sauté/attitude, passé, and plié

Attire: Athletic clothing & sunscreen!

 

 

CMB 2018 Feature Twirler Audition Information

The Cowboy Marching Band is excited to announce that auditions for the position of Feature Twirler for the 2018 edition of the Cowboy Marching Band will take place in the Spring of 2018. The specific timeline for the application process is highlighted below. All finalists must be accepted or enrolled students at Oklahoma State University by the date of the live audition (April 14).

*Note: The results of every stage of the audition process will be FINAL. The directors and audition committee work hard to find the performer who is the right fit for the OSU Cowboy Marching Band. Twirling applicants who apply for the position of Feature Twirler agree to accept the results of the audition process without disputing them. Submission of application materials constitutes acceptance of the audition process and its outcome.

Twirler Picture

How to Apply

Candidates interested in auditioning for the position of feature twirler at OSU should submit the following materials to the OSU band office by Friday, March 9th. The Cowboy Marching Band Directors will then evaluate all materials and select finalists to invite to the live audition. Materials should include:

APPLICATION MATERIALS may be shipped, mailed, or emailed to:

OSU Cowboy Marching Band
ATTN: Dr. Douglas Henderson
220 Seretean Center
Stillwater, OK 74078
osubands@okstate.edu

Finalists

Those candidates selected to participate in the live audition on April 14th, 2018, will choreograph their own audition routines to three pieces provided to them by the OSU band staff prior to the audition. AUDITIONS WITH FINALISTS WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. Only the finalists and the audition committee will be present.

The first two tunes will be provided on March 16th when finalists are notified, and the final piece will be provided no later than Friday, March 30th (two weeks prior to the audition). This is a “real world” performance scenario in which the twirler must choreograph her own routine as quickly as the rest of the band learns a new halftime show.

Questions regarding the audition process may be sent to Aly Akers, twirling coordinator, or Dr. Douglas Henderson, Director of the Cowboy Marching Band.

Twirler Jump

CMB 2017 Banquet Dining Options – Saturday, February 24, 2018

Information:
Please vote using the SurveyMonkey link emailed to you for one of the two following banquet dining options:

Option 1 – Mexican Buffet

Option 2 – Barbecue Buffet

Remember – the banquet is FREE for all CMB members, and $30 if you bring a guest.

CMB Camping World Bowl 2017 Information – Orlando, FL

Camping World Bowl Logo
The Cowboy Marching Band is going to Orlando! Please continue to check this page for updates periodically until our trip. We’ve done our best to allow you to have family time on Christmas morning / afternoon (for those joining in Dallas) while still arriving in Orlando at a time that works well. Please see the note at the bottom of this page regarding required bowl participation.

Travel Itinerary

Hotel Information

DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld
10100 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32821
(407) 352-1100

Trip Highlights

Bus Lists & Rooming Lists

Halftime Show

Luggage and Equipment

Uniform / Clothing Pack List

Bowl Subs

Please be sure to check out a uniform on Wed, Dec. 13th between 5:30-6:30 pm. If this time won’t work for you, then please contact Makenzie Darby ASAP to set up an alternate time. If you need an OSU instrument, please email Andrew Raven ASAP. Please note that we use the Remind app to communicate timely information to our members – be sure you install the app or subscribe to notifications using the instructions on the previous link.

As a reminder, bowl travel is REQUIRED for all residents of Oklahoma and surrounding states (Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, and New Mexico). It is also REQUIRED for ANYONE on an out-of-state tuition waiver (it’s written into your agreement). The only people exempt are those who are both from a state other than one previously listed, AND not on an out-of-state waiver. Failure to participate in the bowl without an excuse approved by Dr. Henderson may result in loss of waiver, loss of scholarship, and/or loss of CMB membership privileges for future seasons at the discretion of Dr. Henderson, Dr. Missal, and Dr. Sosnowchik. The following is not an acceptable excuse: “My parents planned a trip during that time.” That might work if you were 15 years old and a high school student. However, you are ADULTS, and this information is published in advance on our calendar / newsletter that is sent out in June.

It’s going to be a great trip! Go Pokes!!!

 

 

CMB Bike MS Volunteer Information – Sunday, October 1, 2017



Information:
As most of you know, Mike and Anne Greenwood are HUGE supporters of the CMB and the OSU Bands in general. They are also big supporters of raising money for MS (multiple sclerosis) research, as this disease hits close to home for them since Anne’s sister suffers from MS. If you are free on October 1st and would be willing to give a couple hours to support Bike MS: The Road Divided 2017, your efforts would be most appreciated! They need help with various things throughout the day, including setting up early in the morning, cheering on riders, handing out snacks and water, and more. What a great way to not only support those affected by MS, but to also support the Greenwoods who do so much to support our great organization.

Details:

If you are planning on volunteering, please sign up using the link above so that we may pass your name along to the event organizers. THANK YOU for volunteering!!!

Note – this is the day we are returning with the pep band from Texas Tech, so unfortunately, those of us on the pep band trip will not be able to volunteer for this event.

Tulsa & OKC Cowboy Caravans – August 14th and 17th, 2017

Cowboy Caravan
The CMB needs the help of any CMB ALUMNI willing to volunteer for the Tulsa or OKC Cowboy Caravans! We are usually able to send current members to cover these events, but they are scheduled right smack in the middle of our band week! If you are interested in helping us out, we would LOVE your help!

SIGN UP HERE!

Attire will be any orange OSU t-shirt or polo shirt & shorts.

Dates / Times / Locations

Monday, August 14th – TULSA

Thursday, August 17th – OKC

Music that we will play will include the Trilogy (Waving Song, Ride ’em, and OSU Chant), Oklahoma, and possibly the Alma Mater.

Instruments may be available to borrow if you need one. Let us know when you complete the form if you need to borrow an OSU instrument.

PLEASE LET US KNOW that you are coming by completing this form. We will be in touch soon to let you know if we have enough people and adequate instrumentation to make this happen!