The Sound of the Golden Hurricane Marching Band

The Sound of the Golden Hurricane works in coordination with the TU Spirit Squads to form the backbone of student support for our football team and basketball teams. The Sound prides itself on providing a variety of entertainment through the course of the football season, performing different halftime shows for nearly all home football games. A new pregame routine, established in 2013, follows a more traditional model and showcases the fight songs and Alma Mater of The University of Tulsa.

Eligibility and Scholarships

Membership in the band is open to any TU student, as well as to students of nearby universities who do not have a marching ensemble (such as TCC or OSU-Tulsa). A short playing demonstration may be required for scholarship purposes, but only potential music majors will be asked for a full audition prior to the fall.

Scholarships are available to all students in the ensemble, participation in the Spring Concert Bands will be expected in order to qualify. Participation in our Symphony Orchestra and/or Jazz Ensembles may also be expected, particularly (but not necessarily exclusively) for music majors.

Rehearsals and Enrollment

Rehearsals for the Sound of the Golden Hurricane and for the Spring Concert Bands are currently held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:00 pm – 1:50 pm. (Class conflicts do sometimes occur and will be excused, provided that there is no other section of the class that the student may be enrolled in).

TU students who wish to participate in the marching ensemble should enroll in MUS 0020 (zero-credit hour option) or MUS 0021 (one credit hour).  Wind and percussion players should enroll in section 1, and color guard members should enroll in section 2. See the Schedule of Courses for more details.

Non-TU students who wish to participate should contact Andrew Anderson directly.

Contact Information

Andrew Anderson
Director, “Sound of the Golden Hurricane” Marching Band & Basketball Bands
Co-Conductor, Symphonic Winds

Richard Wagner
Director of Instrumental Ensembles
Assistant Professor of Music
Conductor, Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Orchestra

Travel Opportunity

During the spring semester, the fall marching band membership is split into two bands, which support our men’s and women’s basketball teams in games at TU’s Reynolds Center. These bands meet for basketball game times only, and rehearsals for these groups are kept to a minimum.

Student travel is possible within all athletic bands, and includes in-state away football games. Other appearances nationally in recent years include:

  • Football @ Notre Dame – South Bend, IN
  • Independence Bowl – Shreveport, LA
  • Miami Beach Bowl – Miami, FL
  • NCAA First Four – Dayton, OH
  • Liberty Bowl – Memphis, TN
  • Armed Forces Bowl – Ft. Worth, TX
  • GMAC Bowl – Mobile, AL
  • Humanitarian Bowl, Boise, ID
  • AAC Conference Basketball Tournament – Hartford, CT
  • NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament – San Diego, CA; Spokane, WA; St. Louis, MO
  • NIT Men’s Basketball Final 4 – New York, NY