2019 CMB Leadership Team Application Info

General Information
Leadership auditions and interviews for the 2019-2020 season will take place the week of March 5-8, 2019. Any CMB member interested in applying for a leadership position should submit an application (see below) no later than Friday, March 1st at 5:00 pm.

Application Process

OSU Cowboy Marching Band seeks color guard instructor for 2019 season

The Cowboy Marching Band is seeking a dynamic, experienced color guard instructor for the 2019 season. The ideal candidate will assist with the administrative responsibilities of running the guard, write routines that are appropriately difficult for up to six halftime shows per year, teach the work to the guard members, run our guard audition days, and work with CMB directors as a member of the marching band staff.

Interested candidates should send the following materials to Dr. Douglas Henderson at osubands@okstate.edu:

This position is paid as an outside contractor, and receives certain perks such as traveling with the marching band (when your schedule permits), attending home football games, and others.

We will begin reviewing materials on February 25th, 2019.

Go Pokes!!!

Guard Performing

CMB Summer 2019 Announcements – Volume 1
July 1, 2019

All of our major dates, including summer band week, Res-Life move-in, football games, upcoming auditions, concert ensemble performances, and more can be found on our member calendar. There is also a link to this calendar from the “Information” tab of the menu bar on the website. This is always a good starting point before calling or emailing the office with questions regarding dates.

Registration Forms
All members must complete the CMB Registration Form by Monday, July 8, 2019. This form is important for verifying our roster information, ordering clothing items, meal plans, game-day parking permits (off-campus students only), ResLife early move-in information, and more. Please complete this important form now! If you will not be participating in the 2019 CMB, please let us know here.

Website Member Login
Please check your email for the Members Area password for the CMB website. We do not post that password on this page since this page is available to the public.

ResLife CMB Early Move In
The early-move-in date for CMB members is Saturday, August 10th, from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. This date was set by Residential Life, and it is the only date and time that CMB members will be able to move in early. All members who are living on campus should make every effort to check in during this time. We send ResLife our CMB roster during the summer, and they will NOT charge CMB members who check in during this time an early-move-in fee. Please note that if you individually reach out to ResLife to try and arrange a different early move-in time, they WILL charge you an early move-in fee if they are able to accommodate your request.

Summer Band Week 2019 – August 11th – 17th
CMB Summer Band week begins on Sunday, August 11th at 6:00 pm for all new members (Rookies) and leadership team members. Returning members (Vets) report on Monday, August 12th at 8:00 am. Band week runs all day every day August 12-16 and culminates with a Preview Performance open to parents, family, and friends on Saturday, August 17th, at 11:00 am. A detailed schedule for band week will be posted online in late July.

Stay in Shape
We quite literally hit the ground running during Summer Band Week, with one of the first activities that the Rookies begin learning being our iconic Run-On! It is imperative that you GET SOME EXERCISE this summer so that you are ready to burn those calories and get those steps during Band Week!

MEMORIZE Pregame Music
We require that all PREGAME MUSIC and CMB WARMUPS be MEMORIZED by band week. Use the preceding link to download the music. We will also be learning six halftime shows throughout the season. It is SO IMPORTANT that you show up prepared, having worked on music memorization for all of our Pregame music prior to arriving for band week. This will help prevent you from falling behind once the season is underway. So dust off those summer chops and get started now! Not sure what part to play? Start with what part you played in high school. If the range seems too high, move down to the next part.

Remind App
The CMB uses the “Remind” app to communicate with CMB members regularly. Follow the previous link for more information about how to receive timely CMB Announcements via the Remind app.

CMB 2019 Travel Schedule
Our full schedule, including home games, is posted on the online calendar.

The Brightest Band in All the Land is Going Green
The CMB will be distributing significantly less paper in the 2019 season. Music and Drill will be distributed almost entirely digitally. Music will be posted in PDF format, and we will be transitioning to the Ultimate Drill Book (UDB) app this season as well. UDB is a powerful tool that will allow us to learn and distribute drill quicker and more efficiently than before. Leaders will have some time to familiarize ourselves with it during the leadership retreat, and the full band will have a learning session with the app during Band Week. You’ll need to bring those phones charged and ready to rehearsal in order to read drill and music!

Strive Award
Our wonderful Alpha Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi has established a new scholarship for one or two incoming freshmen. More information on how to apply will be distributed to Rookie members via email soon.

Stay Tuned
Please keep an eye on your email account and the CMB Remind app. We will be sending additional information later in July. Be sure and get your registration form submitted by JULY 8th! Enjoy your summer, and a special shout out and good luck to all of our wonderful CMB members who are also marching DCI this summer!

CMB 2019 Color Guard Audition Results

Thank you to everyone who auditioned for the 2019 edition of the Cowboy Marching Band Color Guard! Congratulations to the following students who were selected for membership for the 2019 season.

Audrey Zinn – Section Leader
Luis Pacheco Lopez – Section Leader
Kailyn Palmer – Section Leader
Jalisa Reeves – Section Leader
Amy Adams
Daysia Blackwell
Kayley Bradley
Taylor Campbell
Lauren Canaday
Makenzi Casebeer
Tama Church
Kodi Ennis
Karolana Foister
Raeven Franklin
Faith Haugh
Hannah Jones
Lindsey Lewellen
Andromeda Mathews
Alexia Matthews
Caitlin McBride
Lauren Murray
Jenna Porter
Maria Risley
Abraham Ruiz
Macayla Smith
Liezel Spinks
Hannah Stewart
Emily Strah
Emma Faye Sylvester
Victoria Williamson

CMB 2019 Leadership Team

All leaders in each section have the title of Section Leader. Those leaders who have an asterisk (*) next to their name will be in charge of running music rehearsals for their respective sections. EVERYONE’s title is Section Leader, and no one Section Leader outranks any other Section Leader, regardless of whether they run music sectionals or not. A reminder that the leadership retreat from August 2-4, 2019 at Camp Egan in Tahlequah, OK, is required for all members of the leadership team.

Dr. Douglas Henderson, director
Dr. Tyler Austin, assistant director
Prof. Wayne Bovenschen, director of percussion

Drum Majors
Thomas Borgman
Clayton Chai
Nick Linn
Elizabeth Toles

Millie Bryant

Sarah Bartlett*
Sydney Berry
Hope Bruening*
Maggie Conners
Max Meckling
Christian Webb

Ethan Crowley*
Sam Holguin
Madison Hughes
Braeden Weyhrich*

Brian Chapa*
Chloe Gartner*
Jacob January
Bishop McGee
Abraham Nunez*
Hunter Pogue
Jet Turner

Heath Howard*
Bret Marckx
Daniel Montalvo*
Sarah Wettemann

Garrett Brisco
Lucas Havelaar*
Regan Pilgrim*
Kai Robinson
Sammy Willhoite
Cole Woods*

Alexander Acuña
Mattie Awtrey
Drew Hardie*
Brian Kirshey
Jason Wolfe*

Calvin Householder*

Ryan Brandish*
Cole Mazza
Tucker Wilson

Color Guard
Luis Pachecho Lopez
Kailyn Palmer
Jalisa Reeves
Audrey Zinn*

Ryan DeShazo* (snare)
Jay Welke (tenor)
Landon Acree (basses)
Courtney Stott (cymbals)

CMB 2019 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 Audrey Zinn for further information. If you are planning on auditioning, please let us know by completing this form.

Dates: Saturday, March 30th, and Saturday, April 6th, 2019. Participants only need to attend ONE of these two dates.

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

Audition Schedule:

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 Liberty Bowl 2018 Information – Memphis, TN

The Cowboy Marching Band is going to Memphis! Put on those blue suede shoes, CMB! Please continue to check this page for updates periodically until our trip. Please see the note at the bottom of this page regarding required bowl participation.

Travel Itinerary

Hotel Information

The Guest House at Graceland
3600 Elvis Presley Blvd
Memphis, TN 38120
(901) 443-3000

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. 12th between 5:30-6:30 pm. If this time won’t work for you, then please contact Chelsea Zuniga or Colter Comstock 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. Austin. 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!!!



OSU Spirit Band Audition Info 18-19

CMB Leadership Retreat – August 6-8, 2018

Our 2018 Leadership Retreat will take place at Camp Egan in Tahlequah, OK. All leadership team members are required to attend, and we will start at 10:30 am on Monday, August 6th and finish up by about 1:00 pm on Wednesday, August 8th.

The following documents will help you better prepare for these important three days:

Other details:

The following meals will be provided for you while at camp: lunch and dinner on Tuesday, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Wednesday, and breakfast and lunch on Thursday. You are encouraged to bring any other snacks you may want between meals or in the evenings as well.

Please work together to carpool from your respective areas (Stillwater, Tulsa, OKC, Texas, etc.). We will be driving the large OSU van, which seats about 12 people, as well. If you would like to ride in the van, please email Andrew Raven. The van will leave Stillwater from the Seretean Center at 7:30 am on Monday morning.

If you want to check out some info about the camp yourself, including driving directions, more information about the facilities, and rec-time activity options, visit: https://okcamps.org/egan/
FYI – the director of Camp Egan, Josh Pulver, is a former CMB member and a former Pistol Pete!

In addition to the team building aspect of the weekend, one of our primary goals is to unify our own marching and teaching methods so that we are as efficient as possible during band week and throughout the season. I promise you that you will have a very positive experience throughout the camp, and that we will leave this retreat as a unified leadership team!

Instrument Check-Out:
Andrew Raven will be in charge of the instrument inventory this year. If you need an instrument for leadership camp, please either come by the band office on Friday, August 3rd from 10am-2 pm, or email Andrew to set something up. If you aren’t coming to Stillwater prior to arriving at Camp Egan, we (or another member of your section) can bring an instrument for you.

Since this is an official OSU-sponsored event, and Camp Egan is also affiliated with the Methodist church, there is ABSOLUTELY NO ALCOHOL allowed on the camp grounds. This should go without saying, but I just wanted to make it explicitly clear. We must respect the policies of our university, as well as those of Camp Egan.

Pack List:

CMB 2018 Leadership Team

All leaders in each section have the title of Section Leader. Those leaders who have an asterisk (*) next to their name will be in charge of running music rehearsals for their respective sections. EVERYONE’s title is Section Leader, and no one Section Leader outranks any other Section Leader, regardless of whether they run music sectionals or not. A reminder that the leadership retreat from August 6-8, 2018 at Camp Egan in Tahlequah, OK, is required for all members of the leadership team.

Drum Majors
Mehrun Aminkhoee
Matthew Floeter
Tony Theriot

Millie Bryant

Sydney Berry
Kay Solomon
Christian Webb*

Trey Bartlett
Rachel Cox
Isaiah DeHoyos
Jordan Jeffers
Shayla Le*
Diana Soriano
Braeden Weyhrich*
Chelsea Zuniga*

Colter Comstock
Chloe Gartner
Jacob January
Hunter Pogue
Jet Turner

Loren Emerson
Heath Howard
Nick Linn
Noah Mennenga*
Ian Mertes*
Timothy Stolle
Collin Stout*

Garrett Brisco
Tommy Chau*
Lucas Havelaar
Regan Pilgrim*
Francisco Lopez*

Mattie Awtrey
Andrew Hardie
Elizabeth Toles*

Morgan Sarchet*

Roady Hollingsworth
Guillermo Martinez*
Terrence Tyrone
Tucker Wilson

Color Guard
Rebekah Routh
Audrey Zinn

Landon Acree
Nick Ashmore
Calvin Blaisdell
Josh Henson*