Homecoming marchers and music posted!


Here is the list of 2016 Homecoming marchers, and here is the sheet music (and a fair number of audio files, for practice) for all the rah-rahs and for halftime, including updated Oklahoma Hail with the new ending!  Yes, even the percussion parts are now all here (with only the slightest of delays)!

If you don’t know the password, it’s because either:

  1. You did not register for homecoming (or we don’t think you did, at least), or
  2. You did not get the password from Rita.

In either case, if you believe you are attending with OUBAA and don’t know the password to the pages, contact Rita ASAP and get that sorted out, because it’s only this long until Friday night rehearsal:

Register Now for Homecoming 2016!


The 2016-17 year seems like a transformational time in many ways…

Dr. Wakefield

Download and read the Fall 2016 Homecoming Registration newsletter immediately!  Not just for all the deets about homecoming (October 29, when OU hosts Kansas), but also for:

  • A letter from Brian Britt
  • An update from Gene Thrailkill
  • Information on 2017-18 officer elections happening at homecoming
  • Fall 2016 schedule of handing out treats to Pride members before home games, and
  • A very special message from Dr. Wakefield with news you’ll want to read for yourself.

Registration for homecoming must be submitted or postmarked before October 1, 2016.   As always, you can register and pay online right now with the security of PayPal.

Time until registrations are due:

Time until first rehearsal:

El Sistema chicken dinner fundraiser

Dear Almni:

On Wednesday, March 8th at 7:30 PM, Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma are hosting a chicken strip benefit dinner, where all of the proceeds will go to El Sistema. El Sistema is an after school music problem for disadvantaged students who live in the Oklahoma City area. The Pride of Oklahoma invited them to perform with us back in November, if you were at that game! We are focusing our philanthropy and joint service projects this semester towards El Sistema and plan on working with them to help out with their concert logistics and provide additional help when requested.

We would love to have as many people there are possible. In addition, could you please spread the word that we are looking for a business to consider sponsoring us during this event, and matching our donations. If anyone is interested in that, they may contact me at spencerhill@ou.edu.

Here is a link to our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/170882696741721/

Here is a link for El Sistema: http://www.elsistemaok.org/

 Thank you so much! There’s so much good we can do for the kids at El Sistema and we are so excited to begin working with their bands in a couple weeks! I hope everything has been going well for you and the Alumni Band Association!


Spencer L. Hill

President; Kappa Kappa Psi-Delta Chapter

The Final Concert: Symphony Band and Concert Band


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: