Also don’t miss these fun results:

OU now sits alone atop the Big XII South with a 5-0 conference record, followed by Texas A&M and Texas each at 4-1, OSU and Texas Tech at 3-2, and Baylor at 1-4.

Nebraska’s 24-3 win over Missouri places the Huskers alone atop the Big XII North with a 3-2 conference record. They’re followed by Missouri and Iowa State at 2-3. Colorado, Kansas, and Kansas State are all tied at the bottom with 1-4 conference records.

The Sooners next travel to Kyle Field to play the Aggies at 2:30 PM CST on November 6. OU then returns to Owen Field on November 13 for the final home game of the 2004 season, hosting the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

OU clinches the Big XII South with a win at Texas A&M and a Texas loss, or with a win at Texas A&M and a win against either Nebraska or Baylor. The Big XII North is still wide open, but Nebraska controls its own destiny. If Nebraska wins out, or even wins two but loses to OU in Norman, the Huskers win the Big XII North even if Missouri wins out because Nebraska won the head-to-head matchup today.

The final home game on November 13 could be a Big XII Championship preview. The Pride is preparing yet another new show with some classic Pride centennial tunes, so be sure to turn out if you have tickets!

OU Music Boxes

The Candy Basket in Norman, OK, owned by Maurice and Gyan Galoob, still has a few (about 20) of the OU music boxes. They sell for $50.00 and the offer still stands that $10 for every box sold goes to the scholarship fund of your choice.

You can see a picture of one by clicking OU Music Boxes  above.

E-mail The Candy Basket at if you’re interested.

Delta Chapters of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma

On behalf of the Delta Chapters of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma, we wish to extend our sincere gratitude for the continued support of the alumni of the Pride of Oklahoma.  It is due to your enduring contributions that the Pride has been able to achieve such a high level of success over the last hundred years.  We hope to maintain this tradition of excellence through the next hundred years.

Spectacular Centennial Celebration

It was indeed a day to remember! From setting the block in the dark, to the Centennial Halftime Show with nearly eight hundred current and former Pride members on the field while over 80,000 Sooner fans stood and cheered, it was a day worthy of what Cecil B. Samarra called “The greatest band in all the land!”

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The first hundred years are the hardest!

Centennial Celebration Information

October 22, 2004 – 7:30PM

Kerr-McGee Stadium Club
Located on the east side of the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium


The Asp Avenue Parking Facility provides convenient parking for students, faculty, staff and guests of the University. Parking in the facility is available without a permit during posted times. Metered spaces are also available.
The Oklahoma Memorial Union Parking Center is open 24 hours, seven days a week and is located directly north of the Oklahoma Memorial Union.

Gameday Schedule: NOON Kick-Off!


  • 6:30 AM:  Report to Gate 1 for music and instruments

  • 7:00 AM:  Gather on Practice Field south of stadium

  • 7:30 AM:  Rehearse with the PRIDE

  • 8:15 AM:  Adjourn to Student Union (Third Floor Ballroom) for registration

  • 10:45 AM:  Proceed to south oval for lunch

  • 11:10 AM:  Enter the stadium at your leisure

  • 12:00 PM:  KICK-OFF! GO SOONERS!!!!

  • Second quarter:  Those not seated in Section 36 proceed to the South End Zone to line up for the greatest halftime show in the world!
    (Allow enough time to retrieve instruments off equipment truck at practice field if applicable.)
    Members seated in Section 36, proceed to field at 2:00 to end of 2nd quarter.

  • POST GAME:  Return to the Student Union for the Business Meeting. Remember we are electing new officers this year!

    See you at 7:30 PM Friday night, October 22nd, for the 100 Years of Pride Celebration in the upper deck Kerr-McGee Lounge on the east side of the stadium!

Merchandise Information

  • Pride Pillow

  • Pride Centennial History Book

  • Centennial Celebration DVD/VHS

  • Rah-Rah CD

  • OU Marching Band Music Boxes

I’m on vacation from my ‘real job’ so my goal is to have information for all these items posted here to answer all your questions. 

E-mail me anytime with any questions you may have.



Rita –

10-10-04 Centennial Update

If promises are kept, we will have enough football tickets for us all. (That is to say – all who ordered and paid for them on the registration forms by the deadline.)
We’re still depending upon people to use their own tickets should they have them, but at long last, the committee’s planning can be turned to making sure everyone has a good time rather than making sure everyone can get into the stadium. As you may know, we were down to begging twos and fours from individuals when Valorie Pryor found a block of tickets large enough to put us over the top. As it now stands, alumni will not march pre-game.
Our first entrance will be with The Pride at half-time. We’ll enter from the south and pretty much fill the field, sideline to sideline goal line to goal line. It will be a KYSO (knock your socks off) moment. We’ve wanted something about this day that the general audience would remember for a long time. It may be just the number of marchers … seven hundred forty-five. SEVEN HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE.

Because our seats will be scattered through out the stadium, we’ll need some extra assembly time, perhaps the entire second quarter. You’ll need to keep small instruments with you or have time to get large ones from the equipment truck. Terri Cooter and her experienced crew of alumni reunion planners along with Dr. Wakefield and Mr. Britt will have it all worked out, no doubt.

Don’t be like the kid in the Norman Rockwell painting, sitting in his tuxedo dyeing his brown shoes black. Be sure you have your uniform components. Black shoes and socks, black trousers (not blue jeans), and a white shirt of some sort to show at the neck of the new wind-breaker you will receive game day. A white turtleneck, white button down, or the traditional white alumni polo shirt will be just fine.

If you are a person who must worry about things over which you have no control, this would be the time to start worrying about game time. 6 PM Good, 2:30 PM Good, 11:30AM NOT GOOD. As soon as we know, we’ll let you know. However, still this is not the time to panic. We’ll let you know when that time arrives.

Symphony Band concert on October 14

This Thursday at 8 PM, the OU Symphony Band, directed by Pride of Oklahoma director Brian Britt, takes the stage in Paul F. Sharp Hall for its first concert of the school year. The concert is free and the ensemble contains many Pride members, so if you’re in Norman, come out and support the band!

(Our apologies for not posting early notice of October 5th’s excellent Wind Symphony concert under Dr. William K. Wakefield; we hope you got to see this fine performance! You can subscribe to the School of Music’s MusicNotes newsletter for a free monthly listing of all SoM events and concerts and never miss one again!)