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Welcome, Music Lovers!!

Welcome to RICE UNIVERSITY BANDS,
home of  The MOB!!

But we are not JUST the world-famous Marching Owl Band (that NEVER marches).  We have other bands and ensembles, too! Most of them earn Rice course credits in music.

The MOB and The BOB (Basketball Owl Band) are actually not part of any course.  They are both part of the Rice Student Organization known as “The MOB.”
Learn  more at left under “links”

Our other groups are all part of for-credit “MUSI” courses, administered through the Shepherd School of Music and taught here in the Band Hall by our own extraordinarily talented and dedicated music teachers and professional musicians:

Chuck Throckmorton, Director of Bands
Larry Slezac, Jazz Instructor

OTHER BANDS  IN OUR DIVISION ARE:
The Rice Symphonic Band (MUSI 340)
The Rice Jazz Ensemble (MUSI 342)
The Rice Jazz Combos, AKA “Jazz Labs” (MUSI 345)
Chamber Music Groups for Non-Music Majors
Brass Ensembles
Also offered is Band Arranging (MUSI 415)

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