The Pride of Texomaland Marching Band is under the direction of fourth-year director, Lance Reisetter, and third-year director, Garrett Crook. The band currently consists of 65 students. The band performs at all home and away football games as well as numerous marching contests throughout the year. This year the band competed at the ECU “Tigeraplooza” Bron Warren Tournament of Bands at East Central University, The Pauls Valley Marching Band Championships at Pauls Valley High School, the OSSAA Regional Marching Contest in McAlester, and the Oklahoma Bandmaster’s Association Marching Band State Championships.
The band fee for all new marching members for the 2022 marching season is $175. This fee is not a fundraiser for the program in any way and goes directly toward items that members will use and keep. The band fee covers all of the following items: Pride of Texomaland polo shirt, t-shirt, athletic shorts, hoodie, marching shoes, water jug, two pairs of black socks, and marching gloves. Returning members will have a separate order form for items that need to be replaced. If there is an issue in paying the band fee, please reach out to Mr. Reisetter as we will never turn away a student simply because of funds. There are funds available to cover students that cannot afford the band fee.
2022-2023 Contests and Results
ECU “Tigerpalooza” Bron Warren of Bands – Ada, OK
Pauls Valley Marching Band Championships – Pauls Valley, OK
OSSAA Regional Marching Contest – McAlester, OK
1A-3A OBA Marching Band State Championships
JJ McKinney and Kayla Taylor are the Drum Majors for the 2022-2023 Pride of Texomaland Marching Band. JJ is a junior and the head drum major of the band. Kayla is a senior and the assitant drum major of the band. Both JJ and Kayla are huge influences on their peers and are active in several areas of the school. JJ is a 2023 OkMEA All-State Choir member and Kayla has been accepted to the University of Oklahoma School of Music and will begin her pursuit of a degree in Instrumental Music Education next fall.