A native of Nebraska, Roland Barrett has been Assistant Director of the University of Oklahoma Bands since 1985. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Peru (Nebraska) State College in 1977, and for the following six years he served as the band director in Indianola, Nebraska (1977-1979) and in Fairbury, Nebraska (1979-1983). He received his Master of Music Education degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1984, after which he soon became their Assistant Director of Bands. He earned his doctorate in music composition from O.U., and he is presently on the Music Theory and Composition faculty at the University of Oklahoma. Roland Barrett has earned recognition and respect for his musical arrangements and compositions, and for his outstanding work with the University of Oklahoma marching band and basketball band. He continues to be one of the nation's most respected athletic band directors and arrangers. In addition to his work with O.U. Band, he also teaches various music education classes, and is active as a guest conductor and adjudicator. His published works include marching band arrangements, concert band compositions, brass quintet pieces, and video soundtracks.