BA Bands eNews

August 21, 2016

Directors Notes

Pride Schedule for This Week

  Horn Line, Percussion, Drum Major & Crew Schedule
    Mon 8/22 - 3:15 - 6:00
    Tues 8/23 - 3:20 - 6:30
    Wed 8/24 - OFF
    Thurs 8/25 - 5:00-9:00
    Fri 8/26 - 3:30-7:30
    Sat 8/27 - 9:00 - 11:30 AND 5:00 - 9:00

  Color Guard Schedule
    Mon 8/22 - OFF
    Tues 8/23 - 3:20 - 6:30
    Wed 8/24 - 3:30 - 6:00
    Thurs 8/25 - 5:00 - 9:00
    Fri 8/26 - 3:30-7:30
    Sat 8/27 - 9:00 - 1:00 AND 5:00 - 9:00
   NOTE:  These times have adjusted from previous announcements

Next Band Parent Meeting - Steptember 13
The next meeting of Broken Arrow Band Parents Association will be at 7:00pm on September 13 in the BAHS Band Hall.

Pride and Concert Band Instrument User Fees due September 9
All Pride members that play a school owned instrument must submit their $35 Instrument User Fee no later than this Friday. All User Fees not submitted by Friday will have that charge deducted from the member's Student Account.

Tradition Rehearsal THIS Saturday
The Full Pride and Tradition Marching Bands will learn the Pre-Game show on Saturday, August 27 from 9:00-11:30 at Tiger Field. This should be an exciting rehearsal as we coordinate over 480 members into our Tradition PreGame show. Tradition members will check out their uniforms immediately following the rehearsal until approximately 1:30pm.

Charms Rollover
Charms accounts will be rolled to the new season on Monday, August 29th. A final email will be sent with your statement before the rollover. If you have not done so, please add an email address to Charms as soon as possible or you will not receive your statement. In the past, all history items remained after the rollover. This year all history will be cleared in the update and a “rollover” balance will start the season. Once the rollover occurs, student accounts will be charged the full amount for the season. When you send payments to the finance office, please be sure your payment is marked for your student and where you wish the payment to be applied. Currently all payments are posted to the miscellaneous ledgers. If you would like part or all of the miscellaneous balance to be transferred to a trip account, please email Lisa Good at and specify the amount in the transfer request.

Please be sure your accounts are up to date with the payment schedule. Visit to view your student account. The log in is "brokenarrowband" and your initial password is your student's ID#. Payments can be made via PayPal through Charms (Charms charges a 3.5% service fee). Cash and Check payments can be made to the fine arts office daily, mailed to the school, or dropped into the payment box in the hallway near the orchestra room. If you have any questions, please email Lisa Good at

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

PRIDE WORK--The new email address for working Drillers, Expo, etc. is (Formerly hotmail) Everyone already on the distribution list should have received an email. If you didn't receive an email and want to find out about upcoming work opportunities for your trip account, please email Javon and include your name, your student's name, age and your phone number.


  • We need many volunteers to help with uniform checkout to the Tradition kids this Saturday beginning around 11 a.m. and will finish by early afternoon. If you can assist with this, please send an email to

  • PLEASE have your students try on their new shoes NOW and do not wait until they report for their first game in a couple of weeks. If a student has any issues with any part of their uniform have them report it to the uniform room before or after a rehearsal.

  • 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.
  • 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
All orders are due to Mrs. Good at the high school by Tuesday, August 23. They can be left with her in personally or turned in to the band payment locker by the orchestra room. Please turn in your money with your SUMMARY order envelope only; keep your actual order forms yourself. Online orders (ONLY online orders) can still be sold through mid-September; please remember that your customers need to include your Pride member name in the message section at checkout for the Pride member to receive credit.

Chocolate Fundraiser
The chocolate will arrive on Tuesday. Debbie will be outside the Pride closet in the band hallway from 6:00-7:00pm for those who pre-ordered. There is also a limited supply of extra chocolate covered almonds and chocolate bars available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Remember, full payment of $60 is required upfront now for each one taken; that covers the cost and profit, and we will turn the profit in to the Pride member’s student account.

NEW Rustic Cuff Fundraiser
This fundraiser begins Thursday! Order forms will be passed out Thursday at 8:15pm under the stadium.

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 -

Duffle Bags
You can pick up your pre-ordered duffle bag or purchase one of the extra duffle bags this Thursday, August 25th, by the Pride Closet from 4pm-5:30pm.

Pride Jacket
Order by August 31st to receive jacket before State Championship on October 29th. Order by October 31st to receive jacket before Christmas. Total price with tax is $235.27. $50 deposit required at time of order. Balance due when jacket is picked up. The price includes the jacket with graduation year on sleeve, BA Pride logo on back, student name and instrument on right chest, BA letter sewn on after student receives it from their Director. Jackets ordered at Yvonne’s Monograms & Embroidery, Inc. located at 7844 S Elm Place, Broken Arrow, OK 74011. Closest intersection is 131st and Elm. Hours are 8am-5pm Monday-Friday. Phone 918-451-1902. It is a good idea to take your student to Yvonne’s to get sized for their jacket. There are jackets there they can try on before you order.

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.


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

CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL FLYER With all the event information!

INDIVIDUAL TICKET SALES START MONDAY: We are opening up the sale of individual seats available at $50 per person. You can purchase seats at the following times:

Monday, Aug 22- 5:30-6:30pm (Gate at the practice field behind BAHS)
Thursday, Aug 25- 7:00-8:00pm (Stadium near the SW gate)
Saturday, Aug 27- 10AM-12PM (NW Parking lot in front of the Band Hall)
Saturday, Aug 27- 2:00-3:300pm (NW Parking lot in front of the Band Hall)
Tuesday, Aug 30- 6:00-7:00pm (Gate at the practice field behind BAHS)
Thursday, Sept 1- 7:00-8:00pm (Stadium near the SW Gate)

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 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

There was a technical issue with the submission forms in the first couple days. The majority of the parents responded to our FACEBOOK post and claimed your names for your student. WE STILL HAVE 5 STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT CLAIMED THEIR POSTCARDS AND THEY HAVE NOT GONE OUT. If you submitted names early in the process please check the names below. If this is your student’s submission, please email We will get them out as soon as we can identify the student they belong to.

Scott Alden- Ft. Collins, Co
Loretta Shannon- Amarillo, Tx
Max & Christy Faulkner- Elgin, Ok
Paul & Diane Ferguson- Waxahachie, Tx
Richard Herrera- Thousand Oaks, Ca

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.

A BIG Thank You to BEST BUY Tulsa Hills for the donation of 2 freezers for the concessions!!!

Monday 8/22 preview game starts @6:30
Tuesday 8/23 game canceled
Monday 8/29 8th grade @ Freshman Academy we need volunteers
Tuesday 8/30 9th grade @ Freshman Academy we need volunteers
First High School HOME football game is scheduled Friday September 9th - We need VOLUNTEERS!!!! Please email if you are willing to volunteer.

To volunteer in concessions for the following events click the link and mark concessions
BAI - October 15th (all day) - CLICK HERE
OSSAA - October 26th (school day) - CLICK HERE
OBA - October 29th (all day) - CLICK HERE

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 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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