The Owasso Band Program

The Owasso Band Program has a long history of excellence. Students learn that good behavior and citizenship are the driving force behind the success of the band. Without these things it is impossible for individuals to reach their maximum potential as a musician.


Since 1980 the Owasso High School Band has earned 108 OSSAA State Sweepstakes Awards. The band program now has five contest-level concert bands. In April of 2016, all five concert bands received Superior ratings in Concert and Sight Reading at OSSAA State Contest.


The concert bands have also participated in contests in Chicago, Washington D.C., Orlando, St. Louis, Houston, Virginia Beach, Atlanta, Chattanooga, Indianapolis and San Antonio. The PRIDE of Owasso is a 1997 recipient of the Sudler Flag of Honor and a 2005 recipient of the Sudler Shield. These international awards are presented by the John Philip Sousa Foundation to outstanding concert bands (the “Flag”) and marching bands (the “Shield”). Owasso High School is the only band in Oklahoma to have received both awards.


The PRIDE of Owasso marching band has received First Divisions in the OSSAA marching competition for the past 41 consecutive years, performed in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and has made five appearances in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. Most recently, in March of 2014, the PRIDE of Owasso was named “Best Overall Band” in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland. At the Oklahoma Bandmasters Association Championships, The PRIDE has finished in the top three every year they have competed and were named Grand Champions in 1996. They have been a finalist at Bands of America Regionals in Arlington, San Antonio, Atlanta and Las Vegas and were the 2012 Champions of the St. Louis Super-Regional Marching Contest. At the Bands of America Grand Nationals in Indianapolis, the PRIDE of Owasso was a Semi-finalist in 2001, 2002 and 2009; the band reached the finals in 2005 (12th) and 2011 (7th).


Our commitment is to help your child develop life skills through the art of music. Among these skills are discipline, citizenship, responsibility, and leadership. We also hope to create a love and understanding of music through performance, preferably top-notch performance, which we can all be proud of. Thank you for letting us share in the growth of your child!
 

High School Band 12901 E 86th Street North, Owasso, OK 74055    Phone: (918) 272-1856    Fax: (918) 272-8597  | 7th Grade Band: (918) 272-9244  | 6th Grade Band: (918) 272-3035

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