The Northern Oklahoma College Music Department offers a contemporary music ensemble, The Roustabouts. This ensemble performs many different types of contemporary music from current popular to country and classic rock. The group travels extensively and gives students the opportunity to gain performance experience while also representing Northern Oklahoma College. Since 1964, the Roustabouts have been a strong part of Northern’s tradition. They have traveled to destinations as far as Russia, Romania, Great Britain, Tennessee, Washington, DC and have performed on Carnival and Royal Caribbean cruise lines.