BA Bands eNews

November 22, 2016

Directors Notes

Pride Final Fundraising Push to California!
Thank you to all the members who have checked out raffle tickets. There are still some of you who have not done so. Please remember every member needs to issue at least 10 raffle tickets. This is the last week to do so. In order to comply with gaming commission rules and school board regulations all students need to return their money for raffle tickets and any un-issued tickets NO LATER than Monday, November 28th. We are required to account for every ticket checked out. There are no exceptions, this needs to be a priority.

Pride Upcoming Rehearsals
    THIS Week of Nov 21-26
    OFF all week - Happy Thanksgiving!

  Week of Nov 28 - Dec 3
    Monday 11/28 - 3:20 - 5:30 (All Pride)
    Wednesday 11/30 - 3:20 - 5:30 (All Pride AND Tradition)
    Friday 12/2 - 3:20 - 5:30 (All Pride AND Tradition)
    Saturday 12/3 - 9:15 Christmas Parade (report in full uniform to BAPAC Parking lot)

  Week of Dec 5-10
    Tuesday 12/6 -  3:20 - 5:30
    Wednesday 12/7 - 3:20 - 5:30

  Week of Dec 11-16
Off all Week

  Week of Dec 18-23
Monday, 12/19 -
    Tuesday, 12/20 - 3:20 - 5:30  (All Pride)
    Wednesday, 12/21 - 9:00 - 12:00  (All Pride) (Load Semi Trailer after Rehearsal)

NOTE:  There will be added uniform fittings and Family & Friends Performance in BA - TBD

Pride Accounts / Status of final Payments
We are in the final stages for our preparations for the upcoming trip to California for the Rose Parade trip. At the last band parent meeting, there was inaccurate info shared by Mr. Davis regarding account payment reductions. In our group effort fundraising, Mr. Davis has been inadvertently figuring a cost reduction that included the Rose Parade Postcards (which apply ONLY to individual accounts). Once the proceeds have been reconciled with the Car Raffle and Run With the Pride, there will hopefully be one final payment reduction applied. Please see below for the latest info on Pride Account Payment structure. This info is the latest and most accurate!

Feb / Mar $250
May $250
June $400
July $400
August $400
September $400
October $400
November $400
December $450 REDUCED to $100 based on current GROUP
Fundraising efforts Total $3350 REDUCED to $3000
Note: Color Guard members also have an additional $300 fee

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Info
Tickets are available through “Sharp Seating Company” for The Rose Parade and Bandfest. NOTE: Bandfest shows WILL SELL OUT. We encourage our family and friends to purchase their tickets now to assure availability.

Bandfest: The Pride will perform at Bandfest during the 9:30am show on December 31st. Use the following link to redirect to the Bandfest (and Rose Parade) ticket service: BANDFEST TICKETS

Departure / Arrival Info: The Pride will depart on Thursday, December 29 from Tulsa International Airport. All students will meet at the airport with their luggage by 5:30am (depending on actual flight assignment TBD). Students will proceed as a group to check their luggage (no fee) and then move through TSA Security together to board our charter airline. The Pride will arrive in Tulsa on Wednesday, January 4 at approximately 3:00am at Tulsa International Airport (depending on actual flight assignment TBD).


  • Dec 29 - 7:00am & 8:00am departures from TIA to LAX, Sightseeing in LA (Griffith Observatory, Farmer’s Market, Disney Concert Hall, Hollywood, Beverly Hills), Check in to Hotel
  • Dec 30 - Rehearsal Day, Santa Monica Pier, Tentative Free Family & Friends Performance with BOA Honor Band
  • Dec 31 - Bandfest Performance (Morning Show), Photo at Rose Bowl Stadium, Float Viewing, New Year’s Eve Night at the Movies
  • Jan 1 - Disneyland / California Adventure, Parade at Disneyland
  • Jan 2 - Rose Parade, Hollywood Party at Madame Tussauds
  • Jan 3 - Universal Studios, Hard Rock Cafe, 10:00PM & 11:00PM Charter Air departures from LAX to Tulsa
  • Jan 4 - 3:00am & 4:00am Arrivals at Tulsa International Airport

California Events:
Public Events: (patrons may purchase tickets on their own): Bandfest, Rose Parade, Disneyland/ California Adventure, Universal Studios, Santa Monica Pier, Griffith Observatory, Farmer’s Market, Tentative Free Family & Friends Performance with the BOA Honor Band

Private Events: LA Sightseeing Bus Tours, Rehearsal, All Preplanned Meals, Hollywood Party at Madame Tussauds, Hard Rock Cafe (NOTE: Madame Tussaud’s may be included in the Grueninger Family & Friends available packages)

BA Christmas Parade and Rehearsals
The BA Christmas Parade is on Saturday, December 3rd. The Pride and Tradition will report by 9:15am TO THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH PARKING LOT.  Rehearsals for the Pride and Tradition to prepare for the parade (and All State auditions) are mandatory and will take place on Nov 28, Nov 30 and Dec 2 from 3:30-5:30.

Final Round All State Auditions
Congratulations to all students that were selected for the All District Bands and qualified for the Final Round of the All State Auditions. CLICK HERE for the Final All-District Band List.  The Final Round of All State Auditions will be held on Saturday
, December 3rd at Westmoore HS. CLICK HERE to see who passed onto second round, and CLICK HERE to see the list of 2nd round etudes. More info to come…

  • December 3 - Final Round Auditions for All State at Westmoore HS
  • January 13 & 14 - NBDA All District Band Clinic and Concert at Bartlesville HS
  • January 18-21 - OMEA All State Band Clinic and Concert at Tulsa PAC

All State Jazz Band
Congratulations to our Broken Arrow students that auditioned for the All State Jazz Ensemble. We had a record 5 students make this band from BA.
  Jonathon Coon - Alto Sax 1
  Kamden Minor - Trombone 1
  Ryan Sloan - Trombone 4
  Joe Tapper - Trumpet 5
  Jaclyn Hopping - Guitar Alternate

Indoor Percussion
Congratulations to the members of 2017 Broken Arrow Indoor Percussion!

Adriane Baker
Ethan Cline
Chris Pollard
Chris Tucker

Andrew Morgan
Colin Watson

1- Lacey Perryman
2- Tyson McCay
3- Brendan Perkins
4- Josh Mitchell
5- Ethan Disney
6- Malik Althouse

Courtney Hamilton
Bryce King
Jack Summers
Becca Sunny

Brittnie Blackmon
Grant Dixon
Hayden Knox
Hunter Royal

Elijah Boado

Jace Harris

Logan Edwards
Carly Phillips

Ethan Bleakley
Parker Hewett
Gracie Martin

Elana Aschkenas
Calissa Boswell
Abby Cha
Alyssa Cornwell
Kenley Hayes
Sarah Guernsey
Ashlyn Jones
Nathan Mears
Madison Pense
Allyson Ross
Claire Schaumleffle
James Trainer-Stauffer
Cara Vargas

Rehearsal Schedule for this week:
Monday, November 21st: 5:30-7:00 PM (Front Ensemble Only)
Tuesday, November 22nd: 5:30-7:00 PM (Front Ensemble Only)

Midwest Clinic
4 weeks until Midwest! The time is approaching quickly, so please make sure you are on top of your trip payments. As a reminder, the following is the pay schedule regarding the Midwest trip.  All students should have paid $800 in their accounts; the last payment is due next week.

September: $400
October: $400
November: $400

Percussion Midwest Clinic Rehearsal Schedules  (Rehearsal times still subject to change)
  Monday, November 21st: 3:00-5:00PM
  Tuesday, November 22nd: 3:00-5:00PM
  Monday, November 28th:  6:00-8:00PM
  Tuesday, November 29th:  3:00-6:00PM
  Thursday, December 1st: 3:00-7:00PM (w/ Guest Clinician)
  Friday, December 2nd: 5:30-8:00PM (w/ Guest Clinician)
  Saturday, December 3rd: 12:00-3:00PM (w/ Guest Clinician)

Upcoming Wind Band Concerts
November 29 - HS Chamber Ensemble Concert - 7:00pm
December 1 - Freshman Fine Arts Concert - 7:00pm - BAPAC
December 8 - Freshman Academy Band Concert - 7:00pm - BAPAC
December 9 - HS Band Concert - 7:00pm - BAPAC
December 10 - Midwest Clinic Send Off Concert - 7:00pm - BAPAC

There is a bin of lost and found items in the hall by the tubas. Please be sure you check it for anything that might belong to you. In a week or so anything left will be donated or thrown away.

Sewers needed! The new uniforms are on their way and we need all pants hemmed before California! We will start the week after Thanksgiving break. Watch for details of when and where!

For directions on how to update your family information and to enter volunteer hours in Charms, CLICK HERE.


Cori Aschkenas -

Nutrition Spot Dine Out Days- Don’t forget to visit Nutrition Spot on Fridays for the entire month of November! They will donate a percentage of your purchases back to BA Bands!

WREATH FUNDRAISER - These are scheduled to be delivered the week after Thanksgiving. We will have a few extra available for purchase. Pickup times will be announced once the order arrives. Watch eNews, the fundraising email, and the Broken Arrow Band Members and Supporters Facebook group for for information on pickup dates/times and sales of extra stock.

RING FUNDRAISER - These have been ordered and take 2-3 weeks to make. Anticipated delivered is the second week of December.

CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER - We have chocolate bars and chocolate covered almonds still available for purchase. Email to arrange a pickup time to purchase any.

Sheri Sharp -

THANK YOU - Thanks to everyone who helped out in the Pride Store on Tuesday. We had a busy night and all of you are so appreciated!

Pre-Orders - The deadline for all order forms for this calendar year have passed. Stay tuned to Enews and Facebook Supporters page for updates on when ordered items are ready and can be picked up in December.

Please email Sheri Sharp at if you have any questions!


We need full participation in the car raffle! Every member needs to issue at least 10 raffle tickets. If you have not yet checked out tickets or need additional tickets please see below. IF YOU HAVE MONEY TO TURN IN PLEASE DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MOMENT, PLEASE GO AHEAD AND TURN IT IN AT THE TIME BELOW.

Tuesday, Nov. 22- 2:00-4:00pm in the band office outside Mrs. Good’s office.


We will be in the band office all day Monday from 8:30am to 6:00pm to receive tickets and money.

Before you arrive make sure that all tickets have your students ID # on the back of them. Make sure the accompanying page is fully filled out with 10 signatures.


CLICK HERE to read the Official Rules & Regulations.


Thanks everyone for your help this year!  Keep your eyes out for potential volunteer opportunities after the first of the year!

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at

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THANK YOU everyone for making the concessions a great and successful season! Thank you to all the volunteers this season we couldn't have done it without you!

Stay tuned to e-news for updates for playoffs. We may have playoff games at BA Stadium and we will need volunteers if we do. We will send out a request if we are selected as a host site!

CLICK HERE to get your free food handlers card.

Ky and Michiele Vargas -

Middle school band concerts are coming up soon.  We are looking for volunteers to help man a table at each middle school concert.  If you are willing to help out at a middle school, let us know!

BA Family Drug has been a great sponsor for us.  Their prescription program has brought in over $4,400 this fall!  Please note, that program closes Saturday, November 26th.  Go in and get your prescriptions filled and tell them THANK YOU for supporting the Pride!

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
Nov 28 - Pride & Tradition Rehearsal
Nov 29 - HS Chamber Ensemble Concert
Nov 30 - Pride & Tradition Rehearsal
Dec 1 - Freshmen Fine Arts Concert - 7:00pm - BAPAC
Dec 2 - Pride & Tradition Rehearsal / Football Playoff Game - TBD
Dec 3 - All State Auditions / BA Christmas Parade
Dec 6 - Pride Rehearsal
Dec 7 - Pride Rehearsal
Dec 8 - Freshmen Academy Band Concert - 7:00pm - BAPAC
Dec 9 - HS Band Concert - 7:00pm - BAPAC
Dec 10 - Midwest Clinic Preview Concert - 7:00pm - BAPAC
Dec 20 - Pride Rehearsal
Dec 21 - Pride Rehearsal / Load Semi Trailer for California
Dec 29 - Leave for California!

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