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 often provide a meal at a time when no other university sponsored meals are provided. “Morale Builders,” such as ice pops on hot days or hot chocolate at the end of the season, handed out on game day Fridays are a treat for the students AND the alumni who come to help hand them out. “Goodie Bags” are assembled for their trip to Dallas for the OU-Texas game. We could do even 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 and seen the “Memory Wall”? Those box display cases in the hall were contributed by our association! Your $15 annual dues help preserve the history of this great organization in a highly visible way.
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:
- Complete our membership form and send it to me. You can download it here in PDF format.
- 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 E-mail it. Being added to the association’s membership database will ensure you receive updates and information sent directly from the association.
Join FaceBook—Search for:
- OU Band Alumni Association (Official Page) (Closed Group-Restricted to Alumni Only)
- Pride of Oklahoma Band Alumni (Closed Group-Alumni, Friends, Interested Parties)
- Pride of Oklahoma (Public Page)
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!
OU Band Alumni Association