BA Bands eNews

August 14, 2016

Directors Notes

Pride Schedule for This Week

  Horn Line, Percussion, Drum Major & Crew Schedule
    Mon 8/15 - 5:00-9:00 (No Meal Break)
    Tues 8/16 - 5:00-9:00 (No Meal Break)
    Wed 8/17 - OFF
    Thurs 8/18 - OFF
    Fri 8/19 - 3:30-7:30
    Sat 8/20 - 1:00-9:00 (Break time TBA)

  Color Guard Schedule
    Mon 8/15 - 10:00-1:00 AND 5:00-9:00
    Tues 8/16 - 10:00-1:00 AND 5:00-9:00
    Wed 8/17 - OFF
    Thurs 8/18 - OFF
    Fri 8/19 - 3:30-7:30
    Sat 8/20 - 9:00-1:00 AND 5:00-9:00
   NOTE:  These times have adjusted from previous announcements

Classes Begin Thursday!
The Pride has had an amazing Band Camp and we are extremely proud of the hard work displayed by the Pride. Classes begin on Thursday and the staff wants to wish a great first day to our members.

Performances at Teacher In-Service Workshops - Monday
The Pride Leadership Team, Veteran Percussion, and all leadership candidates will perform twice at each of Monday’s teacher workshops to welcome back all of the teachers from BA Public Schools. Dress for these performances is a Pride / Tradition T-shirt (jeans or shorts are fine).
   Performance #1
   9:00 Arrive at PAC
   9:45 Approx Dismissal

   Performance #2
   1:30 Arrive at PAC
   2:15 Approx Dismissal

Dr. Tim Lautzenhaiser Leadership Workshop
Once again, Leadership expert, Dr. Tim will return to BA to conduct a regional leadership workshop for leaders across the region. All members of the Pride Leadership Team are required to attend. Due to popular demand, ANY Pride Member who wishes take part in this exceptional workshop is eligible to attend. The Workshop is next (4/18) Thursday from 4:30-7:00 at the BAHS Band Hall. Registration fees are $30 per members and may be made online by CLICKING HERE.

Band Finance Office - Charms
Charms accounts are ready for all Pride members. Login is "brokenarrowband" and your password is your student's ID#. Payments can be made via PayPal through Charms, but PayPal will charge a 3.5% service fee. Cash and Check payments can be made to the Fine Arts Finance Office during regular business hours, mailed to the school, or dropped into the payment box in the hallway near the orchestra room. Please visit Charms info pages to update your personal information where it is lacking. This will keep us in touch with you.

2016 Pride Payment Schedule:
Feb / Mar $250
May $250
June $400
July $400
August $400
September $400
October $400
November $400
December $450  REDUCED to $0 based on current GROUP
Fundraising efforts Total $3350  REDUCED to $2900

Attendance Communication -
All members must communicate all Pride absences by emailing Please remember that ALL rehearsal and performances are mandatory beginning July 25.  ALL absences must be communicated in advance

Come join us THIS Saturday at 7:30 pm, in the band room for the Rookie Parent Q & A session. It will be a casual, low-key atmosphere and a great opportunity to learn what to expect throughout the season.


  • You are responsible for tracking and submitting your own volunteer hours, except for large events, where you sign-in. If you are unsure as to whether or not your hours are tracked at a certain activity, ask the coordinator. CHARMS is used to not only check your students account balance, but is also where we track our volunteer hours. It is also important to update your family information in Charms. For directions on how to do both click HERE.
  • Uniform alterations have begun and we need MUCH MUCH more help!!  We will meet most evenings while the kids practice in the orchestra room.  Watch your notifications for when to meet.  We will need lots of people to rip seams, iron, check lengths, and sew!!  If you would like to receive notifications for sewing, ripping, ironing, etc, please text “@vest20” to 81010.
  • Special Diets/Medical Conditions. If your student has special dietary considerations or medical conditions that you wish us to be aware of, please fill out the form at this Link.


Cori Aschkenas -

Pasta Fundraiser
This fundraiser was handed out at the band parent meeting last week. Extra packers have been left at the band office at the high school and at the Freshman Academy. All orders are due to Mrs. Good at the high school by August 23. Online orders (ONLY online orders) can still be sold through mid-September.

This will begin on August 25.  More info to come soon.

We send out updates often regarding fundraisers specifically. If you would like to be added to this email list, please let us know by emailing and asking to be added to the list.

Cori Aschkenas -

We have extended the order form due dates. Rose Parade dog tags and Rose Parade luggage tags, GOBA shirts, Show shirts,and Show button order forms are all due no later than the September band parent meeting. You can turn those in at the Band Office, put your form and payment in the Payment locker located next to the Orchestra room, or mail your forms and payment to:

BAHS/ Band
c/o Lisa Good
1901 E Albany St
Broken Arrow, OK 74012

If mailing your form and payment please be sure to send it in plenty of time to get to Mrs. Good before the due date. We can not fill orders received after the due date.

Street Signs, Car decals, Show dog tags, and Show luggage tag order forms will be due no later than the October band parent meeting.

ORDER FORMS FOR 2016 - CLICK HERE! Order forms for 2016 will be available online on the Pride Web-site under Resources and and the Pride Store tab. We will not be accepting any orders requested through email or Facebook. We must have your form and payment turned in before the deadline.

We have Pride Photographers that take thousands of pictures each year. If you want to "friend" Vicki Webb on Facebook, she normally announces when the pictures have been uploaded to our Photography web-site. To get to the web-site you go to (note there is no www in the web address). We will begin having pictures for sale at the Band Parent Meetings beginning in August for .99 each. (Profit goes to the band.) If you find that your child hasn't gotten their picture taken, contact Vicki Webb via Facebook with a picture of your child and their section, and she will see what she can do. (Sometimes it is very difficult to get pictures due to where they are located on the field.)


We will be hosting a banquet and silent auction in honor of the Rose Parade President and his wife when they come to Broken Arrow. They will be presenting an award to the Pride of Broken Arrow on Sept. 9th at the football game. On Sept. 10th we will host an event in their honor.  This fundraiser is intended as a community event. We will be selling tables of 8 to companies and individuals. At this time there will not be any individual ticket sales. Stay tuned for details.

WE NEED TO SELL 30 TABLES. BUSINESSES LOVE TO SUPPORT CHARITY EVENTS LIKE THIS ONE. PLEASE HELP THE KIDS SELL OUT THESE TABLES. The parents that have been leading the charge for fundraisers this year are amazing, BUT they are few in number and our resources are running thin...we need YOUR help! Please don’t assume someone else will take care of it; it only takes a moment to step outside of your comfort zone to ask a local business if they would be interested in attending a Fundraising Gala. Thank you in advance for your help!

Moonlight & Roses will be held in the Rose District at Central on Main St.
Saturday, Sept. 10th
Doors open at 6:30, Dinner served at 7:00
Dinner, Music, Comedy, & Silent Auction
Cupcake Reception to follow at Centennial Park with a Pep Band
$750 Table Sponsorship for 8 Guests
Cocktail Attire


We need 30 centerpieces for tables at the event. These will be for sale on the tables. If you are willing to purchase or make and donate a centerpiece please email Lisa Lewis at We would like them to be Broken Arrow themed if possible. In the colors of black, gold, white, or yellow. They can be floral or any fun idea found on Pinterest. White or yellow roses incorporated is great too! They do not need to be “typical” centerpieces. If you aren’t crafty but are willing to donate money for other crafty people to make them please contact Marci at PLEASE CONTACT LISA ASAP IF YOU ARE WILLING TO DONATE SO WE CAN MAKE SURE WE HAVE ONE FOR EVERY TABLE AT THE EVENT.

Under the direction of the Pride Leadership (once announced) each section will be responsible for creating a themed basket for the Silent Auction. THESE NEED TO BE TURNED IN NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 6TH.  Please email Amanda Ensley with the theme of your basic and make arrangements to drop it off to her PRIOR to the 6th.  Her email is  We are also looking for other donations to the silent auction as well. If you have connections with travel agent, vacation rental, or business that might donate an item for the auction please contact Marci at

THANK YOU to all of the volunteers that showed up to work on postcards! We had a great turn out. I cannot express enough how wonderful it is to see so many new faces step in and help at each fundraiser. If you haven’t joined in the fun yet, we still have more opportunities and we’d love to meet you personally! The postcards will be in the mail this week!

There are still some postcards left over. They will be available at the September Band Parent Meeting. If you did not submit your names or if you have additional people you would like to send them to, you are welcome to pick them up then.

Our 3rd Annual Run with the Pride will be Saturday, November 12th. It will be a 20K Relay, 5K, & 1 mile Fun Run. Every member will be required to sign up 5 runners for the event, so start talking to friends and family. Pride Students are required to run the event, but they do not have to pay the registration fee. Even Mr. Davis will be running, and he is NOT a runner. :) This has always been a fun event for the kids and the community. We are really looking forward to it.

SIGN UP NOW!! October events are coming up fast! We need a great many volunteers to help us make these events spectacular! Please use the following links to sign up for each event!

BAI - October 15th (all day) - CLICK HERE
OSSAA - October 26th (school day) - CLICK HERE
OBA - October 29th (all day) - CLICK HERE

Please only fill out the form once. We will not be signing anyone up at the meetings or through email. Everyone must fill out a form for each event.

To be put on the email list for Special Events this year, please email us a  If you have any questions feel free to email us at the same address.


Email anytime.

Thank you to everyone who has responded for volunteering in the concessions this year!

FOOTBALL is here and we need your help!! We need 10 volunteers for Monday August 22nd (8th grade) and 10 volunteers for August 23rd (JV) at the High School Stadium. Please email if you are willing to volunteer.

CLICK HERE to get your free food handlers card.

Ky and Michiele Vargas -

If you have a contact at a company that might be interested in sponsoring the Pride, let us know!

CHECK YOUR JUNK MAIL FOR BA BANDS E-MAILS! Please check your Spam or Junk mail folder for emails from any BA Bands email addresses. These include but are not limited to:;;;;; and

If you see any of these emails in your Junk or Spam folder, add the email address for those emails to your contact list. That should ensure you receive future emails correctly. If you wish to be removed from any of these mailing lists, send a message to the appropriate address and ask to be removed.

If you continue to have problems, email James Royal at for help.

Upcoming Dates and Events
Aug 18 - Classes Begin
Aug 18 - Dr. Tim Leadership Workshop (4:30-7:00)
Aug 20 - Pride Saturday Rehearsal (1:00-9:00)
Aug 27 - Pride & Tradition Rehearsal (9:00-11:30)
               Pride Rehearsal (5:00-9:00)
Sept 1 - Professional Day / No Classes: Horn line will have a choreography rehearsal during the day.
              Time TBA
Sept 2 - Professional Day / No Classes: Horn line will have a choreography rehearsal during the day.
              Time TBA
Sept 2 - Game: BA at Union
Sept 9 - Game: BA vs Owasso - Rose Parade President to present at halftime
Sept 10 - Pride Rehearsal (9:00-3:00) and Performance on Main Street that evening - TBD
Sept 17 - Pride Saturday Rehearsal - Time TBA
Sept 22 - Homecoming Parade and Pride Rehearsal
Sept 23 - Game: BA vs Yukon - Homecoming
Sept 30 - Game: BA at Jenks
Oct 1 - Pride Saturday Rehearsal & Dress Rehearsal Performance - Time TBA
Oct 7 - Game: BA vs Westmoore - MS Band Night with the Pride
Oct 8 - Pride Saturday Rehearsal & Dress Rehearsal Performance - Time TBA
Oct 15 - BAI - Broken Arrow Invitational Band Contest

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