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The band, wind and percussion area has over 10 different ensembles, student performers from almost every major on campus, and a distinguished faculty of conductors and applied instructors.

Prospective Band Students

We offer a unique blend of excellence in ensemble performance, superior private/applied teaching on your instrument, and personal attention that is hard to duplicate. 

We welcome all students to our programs, whether music majors or non-majors. There is an ensemble home for everyone with the desire to play and perform, and there are finanical aid and music award opportunities for students from every major on campus.


Band, Wind and Percussion Area:
Dr. Dennis Davenport
Chair, Department of Music

Athletic Bands at Otterbein and the Athletic Bands Participation Award:
Professor Michael Yonchak
Assistant Director of Band, Wind and Percussion Activities
Director of Athletic Bands

Department of Music and to schedule an audition:
Claire Brock
Program Manager, Otterbein Department of Music


/ Department of Music

Dennis Davenport
Battelle Fine Arts Center
p/ 614.823.3138
e/ ddavenport@otterbein.edu

Nicholas Ross
Associate Chair
Battelle Fine Arts Center
p/ 614.823.1020
e/ nross@otterbein.edu

Conni Birri

Operations Manager
Battelle Fine Arts Center
p/ 614.823.1508
e/ cbirri@otterbein.edu

Claire Brock
Program Manager
Battelle Fine Arts Center
p/ 614.823.1504
e/ cbrock@otterbein.edu

Jennifer Markovich
Arts Counselor
102 W. College Ave, Westerville
p/ 614.823.1219 or
e/ jmarkovich@otterbein.edu

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