COVID-19 Advisory

Information and updates regarding COVID-19Updated: July 10, 2020

Pride Bands

Changes due to COVID-19

As of March 26, 2020, the University Band Office and Wehr Band Hall will be closed, and the faculty and staff will be working from their homes.  This is in accordance with University directives and City of Springfield orders.  We are doing our part to flatten the curve of the spread of COVID-19. 


Each of us continue to work hard daily on building and maintaining the band program that our university and community have come to expect out of the PRIDE Band Program. 


During this time, we are still accepting video auditions for the fall edition of the PRIDE!  Start the process by submitting the Pride Band Application online.


Our best wishes to you and your families in these unprecedented times.  Please continue to reach out to us if you have any questions.  We will be responding to emails and phone calls.


Dr. Brad Snow – a call back from Dr. Snow will come from area code 573

Dr. John Zastoupil – a call back from Dr. Zastoupil will come from area code 832

John Sullivan – a call back from John will come from area code 417

Maxine Sullivan – a call back from Maxine will come from area code 417

Amy Perkins – a call back from Amy will come from area code 417


Welcome to the home of the Missouri State University PRIDE Bands! The Missouri State University band program has a rich history of success on and off campus.  Ensembles in the band program have performed at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic; Missouri Music Educators Association In-Service Workshop/Conferences; Missouri Bandmasters Association Conventions; College Band Director National Association Conventions; and the Bands of America Regional, Super Regionals, and Grand National Competitions. Consisting of three concert bands - as well as the University-Community Band and the Springfield Youth Wind Ensemble - the 330+ member Pride Marching Band and Bear Mania basketball pep bands, the extensive band program at MSU is a focal point of the university landscape. We also offer outstanding annual programs such as:

  • Ozarko Marching Band Festival
  • Palen Contest Clinic for Concert Bands
  • Missouri State University Conducting Workshop
  • “Bands Alive!” Summer Band Camp

Thanks to the generosity of C. Robert Wehr Jr., and his son James R. Wehr, the bands enjoy a $2.1 million "state-of-the-art" band hall. The Wehr Band Hall, built exclusively for use by the University Bands, has more than 35,000 square feet accommodating the entire band program with offices for faculty and staff, four large rehearsal rooms, a percussion suite, a recording studio, office complex, reception area, classroom, individual practice rooms, student lockers, uniform and instrument storage, band library, and a large student lounge.

Please peruse our website, our contact our office, for more information about auditions and participating in the band program at MSU. 


Austin marching band

Wind Symphony 2016

marching band from back

WS trombones from back