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The Roustabouts

In 1964, Fine Arts Division Chair Bill Heilmann aimed to form a troupe of entertainers that would travel the state and represent the college by entertaining the masses. Since that day, the “World-Travelling Roustabouts” have been earning scholarship through spanning the region (and occasionally, the globe), performing their captivating pop revues. 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. Backed by the second-to-none Roustabout Band and illuminated by a devoted team of technicians and designers, the Roustabouts have remained a staple of Northern Oklahoma College for the past 60 years. Once you experience a Roustabout show, you’ll never forget it!

Roustabout alumni give testimonials on the legendary group’s impact.

The Roustabouts want to come to your school!

Every spring the Roustabouts tour the state, performing at schools from Broken Bow to Buffalo, wowing high school students with their thrilling revues. If your school would like a visit from the Roustabouts, contact Shannon Varner at

Audition for the Roustabouts!

If you are an incoming or current NOC student and want to earn significant scholarship performing on stage or backstage, click on this link to view Roustabout audition information.

Roustabout Photo Gallery (Coming Soon)