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An initiative for students of the Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band

The “Pride of Oklahoma” has been supporting Sooner Spirit for 111 years! Over 250 students from 90 different majors across campus make up the Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band. Your support will build upon the Pride’s great legacy by increasing scholarship availability for the students in the Pride.

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Christmas at OU – Sutton Concert Series

Sunday, December 7th  |  3:00 p.m.

Join the University of Oklahoma School of Music for a celebration of the sounds of Christmas! An eclectic variety of ensembles (including the OU Brass Ensemble and the OU Percussion Ensemble) will perform a selection of songs honoring both the religious and secular musical traditions of the season. Broadcast live from Catlett Music Center on the campus of the University of Oklahoma.

Enjoy the recorded concert at the link below.

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New OUBAA Friday Night Get Together

The Baylor Bear Beatdown Begins HERE!

Informal, come and go, let’s-get-together-and-feeeeel-alright (Do you have Bob Marley in your head now?)

Let’s celebrate our ONE LOVE / ONE HEART … the PRIDE!

Folks, get excited! We have reservations Friday night, 11-07-14, at Buffalo Wild Wings (AKA B-Dubs & BWW) starting at 7 PM! Come on by all night long, grab some wings, beer and sports and hang out with your best friends, the alumni!

Buffalo Wild Wings located in Norman near Hwy 9 and Classen Blvd Friday night, 11-07-14 — 7 PM.

Homecoming 2014 schedule posted

If you are registered for Homecoming 2014, you should have already received the schedule in E-mail. If not, please contact Rita or Temporary Rita immediately!

For everyone else, if you’d like to know when things are scheduled to happen, check out the events calendar. Click here to see and print Saturday’s schedule. There are some extra tickets (game, lunch, perhaps other kinds) available still on a first-come, first-serve basis; contact Temporary Rita for information on those.

Everything is very early because network television does not care about you, so get plenty of rest and get ready for a Big 12 Showdown the Sooners need to win to stay in playoff contention!

Isn’t there always a concert during Texas week?

PosterWSSB_10_6_141The University of Oklahoma Band Department presents a Sutton Series concert on Monday, October 6, featuring the Wind Symphony and Symphony Band performing music inspired by images: “Pictures, imagined and real.”

(When you get right down to it, those two categories include basically all the pictures. If they’re not real, they’re imagined. “Photoshop” is not a separate category.)

The Symphony Band opens the program under the direction of Dr. Michael Hancock, the new Interim Assistant Director of Bands. He was most recently a graduate conducting fellow at the University of Miami, and was previously Music Director of the Heidelberg Arts Ensemble in Heidelberg, Germany. The program includes Firefly by Ryan George (b. 1978, so not George Ryan—sorry, George), Chant Funéraire by Gabriel Fauré (orchestrated in 2004 by Myron Moss), and both “II. Mass” and “III. Carinval” from H. Owen Reed’s La Fiesta Mexicana. Dr. Reed passed away on January 8 of this year at the age of 103, but La Fiesta Mexicana is enjoying its 60th year of performance.

After a brief intermission, the Wind Symphony takes the stage at Sharp Hall under the baton of Dr. William K. Wakefield, with three pieces that will all but make you see their inspiration projected on your eyes. (I’m imagining that right now, so it’s working already.) First, there’s Ecstatic Fanfare from the always original and evocative Steven Bryant, based on his Ecstatic Waters. That’s followed by Clare Grundman’s adaptation of the full Candide Suite, a selection of five songs from Leonard Bernstein’s Candide. Finally, the Wind Symphony presents Merlin Patterson’s recent adaptation and transcription of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

I know this not because I’m a genius, but because I’ve seen the program [PDF], and you can too by clicking on that link. You can also click on the poster above to get your own full-resolution beautiful PDF version of that, suitable for anything for which posters are suitable.

Sutton Series Concert tickets are available at the Catlett Music Center box office before the performance, and cost $9 for adults and $5 for students, faculty, staff, or senior citizens, but the poster does say “$10 at the door.” The concert begins at 8:00 PM, and if you can’t attend, you’re invited to watch the livestream by clicking here. See you there!