This isn’t a plea for donations. It’s not a pitch for participation at homecoming.

Forget those two topics for a minute. You are a former Pride member, so you know what true Pride is. You know you’ve been part of something great – something wonderful. Those days are yours, a part of who you are, something no one can take away from you, memories you can share with 300 of your closest friends.

You have the opportunity to be a part of an organization created in 1951 to make an impact on current members of The Pride. And the dues for being a member of this organization are just $15 a year. Aside from sponsoring scholarships for Pride Members, the OU Band Alumni Association provides the current Pride members with a few extras at special times through the fall season.

Remember arriving on campus for auditions and camps before the rest of your fellow students and nothing was open? During Pre-Band Camp, we provide a Pizza party at a time when no other university sponsored meals are provided. For their trip to Dallas for the OU-Texas game, we put together “goodie” bags full of a variety of treats The Pride enjoys at the end of a long day. We would love to do more if we had the budget. If everyone paid the $15 annual dues, we would be able to do things like help purchase equipment for the band office, make contributions to the KKY/TBS Chapters, offer surprise bonuses/rewards for student staff, the possibilities are endless.

Have you been to Catlett? Have you seen the “Memory Wall”? Those box display cases in the hall were contributed by our association! We would love to be able to make that kind of a contribution again. Send your $15 annual dues, and then know that you’re responsible for all the great things the Pride receives from our group.

Being a part of the OU Band Alumni Association is offered as a solid, tangible connection that links you to the Pride no matter how long ago or how recently you became part of the tradition.

Boomer Sooner and live on university!

To join the association:

  1. Complete our membership form and document.write(“”.replace(/[a-zA-Z]/g, function(c){return String.fromCharCode((c=(c=c.charCodeAt(0)+13)?c:c-26);}));send it to me. If you didn’t get the spring newsletter, you can download it here in PDF format.

  2. Pay your dues ($15 per member) online or mail them to:

    OU Band Alumni Association
    P.O. Box 297
    Norman, OK 73070-0297


Ways to receive association and Pride information:

  • Complete our membership form; then print & mail it in, or document.write(“”.replace(/[a-zA-Z]/g, function(c){return String.fromCharCode((c=(c=c.charCodeAt(0)+13)?c:c-26);}));E-mail it. Being added to the association’s membership database will ensure you receive updates and information sent directly from the association.

  • Join this web site, either by logging in, or registering. This will enable you to receive bulletins sent by our Web site administrators.

  • Join FaceBook—Search for:

    • Pride of Oklahoma Band Alumni

    • Pride of Oklahoma – Official Page

    • Event—2010 OU Band Alumni Homecoming Weekend

    and for those of you who were in the Pride in the 1980’s

    • Event—80’s Pride of Oklahoma _ Reunion Homecoming 2010

    as well.

    Linking to these events in FaceBook is a good way to be in touch with fellow former Pride members whether you can attend homecoming or not.

    Feel free to create an event for your decade’s members, too!

Thank you for your time!

Rita Heath
OU Band Alumni Association