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Pride of Oklahoma marching band bringing back press booklets before each home game

by Jason Kersey Published: August 28, 2014
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NORMAN — University of Oklahoma athletic band director Justin Stolarik is bringing back an old tradition this season by producing a weekly program book for home football games.

The press books will contain information about the band and its formations for that week’s specific in-game performances.

These books aren’t going to be available for the general public at games, but are for media outlets to have information about the Pride of Oklahoma.

Press packets such as these were used by several previous band directors, especially in the days when halftime and pre-game shows were more likely to be aired during television broadcasts.

Stolarik’s packets are similar to those used by Leonard Haug in the 1950s, said director of university bands William Wakefield.

You can take a look at this week’s press book by clicking the link below.

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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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