The Final Concert: Symphony Band and Concert Band

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Time flies—the combined Symphony Band and Concert Band concert on Monday, April 25 at 8:00 PM in Sharp Hall is the final band concert of the 2015-16 academic year! The former presents tunes by Philip Sparke, David Maslanka, and Steven Bryant (recently composer-in-residence at OU), and the latter opens with what you might call “contest music.” Here are the details.
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Spring Game 2016 on April 9! Come play with the Pride!

spring_game_generalBaseball isn’t the only sport that gets warmed up in the spring! On April 9, it’s the Oklahoma Football Spring Game, formerly known to us oldsters as The Red & White Game!

And once again, you and your family are invited to come to the game free of charge, and you can sit with The Pride of Oklahoma and play during the game with the current members! This is a volunteer effort on everyone’s part, but to help out, the university will provide a free lunch and a free uniform T-shirt just for this game!  Your family also gets lunch, but T-shirts are perks for the Pride alumni, as is sitting with the band.

How to get all this wonderful fun for (almost) free?

  1. There’s no charge for any of the Spring Gameday fun, but to participate, you must pay your dues for calendar year 2016.  (This gets you set for Fall 2016 and Homecoming as well.)
  2. Click on this link and fill out the survey, once for each OUBAA member who wants to play.  (Example: if you and your spouse are both Pride alumni and want to bring two kids,  then you would fill it out, your spouse would fill it out, but only list your kids on one of your surveys.)
  3. Do all of this before the deadline of 11:59:59 PM on Wednesday, March 23.

That’s it! Here’s the schedule for April 9:

Football! Food! Friends! Free! We hope to see everyone there for the successful conclusions of spring practice ahead of another Sooner Football Season!

Wind Symphony in Concert

Wind Symphony Concert PosterThe OU Wind Symphony presents music of Copland, Lauridsen, Grainger, and a 2015 three-movement composition by Michigan composer, Paul Dooley on its Sutton Series Concert in Sharp Hall, Monday, February 22, at 8:00 p.m.

There is a lot of interesting music happening at this concert, and here’s how you can learn more about it as we explore the School of Music announcement:  Continue reading

Fall 2015 Newsletter is here!

Click here to download the 2015 OUBAA Fall Newsletter, lovingly prepared by your officers with the information you want, and presented in glorious PDF featuring extra Homecoming spirit!

If you’re ready to register online, you’ll find the registration page here (in its usual place) and can start registering as soon as you’ve read the newsletter—there are frequently asked questions, reminders about Section 36 seating, the forecast for Homecoming Saturday, and full registration details (including a print-and-mail page if you prefer that route). Plus a letter from OUBAA President Kathy Rothfusz, proposed OUBAA constitution changes, and information on Pride service projects and volunteer opportunities!

OU Wind Symphony – Sutton Series

The OU School of Music is proud to present the OU Wind Symphony tonight, April 21, at 8:00 pm in Sharp Concert Hall.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the ticket office ($9 for adults; $5 for OU Students/Faculty/Staff), or for $10 at the door.  If you’re unable to attend the concert, you can enjoy it live streamed at the link below.  Enjoy!

Below is a complete listing of all President’s Arts Week performances:

OU Symphony Band and Concert Band – Free Concert

The OU School of Music is proud to present the OU Symphony Band and OU Concert Band tonight, April 20, at 8:00 pm in Sharp Concert Hall.  This concert kicks off a busy week of music on the OU campus. The OU Wind Symphony will be in concert tomorrow evening. Watch for that link to be posted tomorrow morning.

Tonight’s concert is a free, non-ticketed event!  If you’re unable to attend the concert, you can enjoy it live streamed at the link below.  Enjoy!

Tuesday’s Wind Symphony performance is a Sutton Series Concert. Tickets can be purchased in advance for all Sutton Series concerts at the ticket office ($9 for adults; $5 for OU Students/Faculty/Staff), or for $10 at the door.

Below is a complete listing of all President’s Arts Week performances:

OU Jazz Bands – Sutton Concert Series

The OU School of Music is proud to present the OU Jazz Bands Sutton Concert Series, Tuesday evening, April 14, at 8:00 pm.  OU Jazz Ensembles and OU Jazz Combos will present “The Sounds of New Orleans” featuring Ben Redwine, with a special appearance by the Redwine Jazz Orchestra.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the ticket office ($9 for adults; $5 for OU Students/Faculty/Staff), or for $10 at the door.  If you’re unable to attend the concert, you can enjoy it live streamed at the link below.  Enjoy!

2015 Spring Game | April 11

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Game time:  Saturday, April 11, 2015   |   2:00 p.m.

All Pride of Oklahoma alumni are invited to sit in with The Pride at this year’s Spring Game!  An added treat this year will be the Friday evening rehearsal / social events. You’re invited for a reception prior to a brief rehearsal, which will be followed by dessert and socializing with the current chapters of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma.  On Game Day, the Pride will provide lunch and admission to the game.

If you are a band director whose hectic fall game and competition schedule doesn’t allow you to attend homecoming, we hope you’ll be able to join us for some or all of this weekend’s events.  It’ll be a great opportunity for you to visit with the band staff, socially and professionally!

In order to participate in this official OUBAA event, you must have paid your 2015 OUBAA dues.  That’s the only cost.  You’re welcome to bring the family, also as guests of the Pride. You’ll indicate their numbers on the registration form.

We would like to have registration complete by Monday, April 6th to provide the Pride with an accurate head count.

Interested?

  1. Pay your dues first simply and securely via PayPal by clicking here.
  2. Then, register for the event by clicking here.  The full schedule is on the registration form.  The most important thing is that each alumni band member complete the form.  Do not include yourself in the count of guests for lunch or the game.

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