Anyone who has ever been to an OU game has seen The Pride of Oklahoma marching, but only the members know the best parts.
1. Free Football Games
While everyone else has to pay to get into the games, The Pride gets to go to all of the home games and several of the away games for FREE!
2. Free Nike Gear
3. Free Travel
We go to at least three away games as a whole band and there is a pep band at the other games. Bowl trips are a BLAST!
4. Free Food
6. Awesome Workout
Marching is a great workout by itself, but we also do workout in our everyday rehearsals.
7. Nice Tan
Being outside almost every day of the week, you get some awesome tan lines. Of course, you also get the not so awesome sock line, but the rest makes up for it.
8. TV Timefamily will take pictures or videos of the TV when you're on it and tag you on Facebook.
9. Never Bored on Weekends
Almost every weekend, we're at a football game. When you have an off weekend, you'll probably spend it with your new friends you've made in Pride!
10. Great Friends
11. Get Connected
There are so many different majors represented in The Pride. I can almost guarantee you'll find someone with the same major as you. You also get to know upperclassmen that will be there for you and be willing you to mentor you in more than just Pride related things.
13. Surrounded by Great Musicians
14. Find Future Roommates
I know so many people who have found their roommates just within The Pride. The people are great, so it only makes sense that you'd want to live with them.
15. Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma
Kappa Kappa Psi is the band fraternity and Tau Beta Sigma is the band sorority. Both are co-ed and are full of wonderful people of all different kinds of majors who just want to make the band better! They do so much for the organization.
16. Supportive Staff
The staff are always there to listen to you if you're struggling. They care about each and every one of the members and will listen whether you're struggles are with classes, your personal life, or anything else.
17. Escape the Stress of Class
When in Pride, you get lost in the music and the friendships. It's a great way to forget the stress of classes, even if just for a little bit.
18. Self Expression
19. Singing the Chant
20. Memories to Last a Lifetime
Of all my college memories, the memories I've made in The Pride are by far the most memorable and the best ones I've ever had.
If you're in The Pride, good. If not, and you know how to play an instrument, you should get on that.