The Pride of Bixby

The Pride of Bixby is the flagship organization of Bixby Bands, serving over 200 students in its ranks. The Pride of Bixby consistently earns superior ratings and top honors at various competitions and festivals. As the district grows, the Pride of Bixby climbs to the top of its classification, earning numerous state championships as a 5A and now 6A-II school. The program has earned a state-wide and national reputation for unique and captivating shows, while attaining the highest standard of excellence among its students.

Wind Ensemble

Conductor: Jeremy W. Parker

The Wind Ensemble is a fifty-piece honor ensemble comprised of talented high school musicians who earn membership on the basis of audition. While the majority of members are upperclassmen, the group also attracts talented freshmen and sophomores. The group performs landmark traditional and contemporary band repertoire, including new commissions, and it continually strives for the utmost professionalism in all aspects.

Symphonic Bands

Conductors: Steven Collins, Aaron Hutson, Brent Baldwin, and Lara Davis

The Symphonic Bands are the high school’s intermediate ensembles, comprised of mostly underclassmen. The symphonic bands are split evenly into two bands, Symphonic Band Red and Symphonic Band Blue. These ensembles focus on refining fundamentals and performance skills while performing robust concert band literature. The Bixby Symphonic Bands perform in world-class facilities alongside the Bixby Wind Ensemble in the Tulsa area.

Bixby Percussion

The award-winning Bixby Bands Percussion Department is under the direction of Mr. Geoffery Anikienko. In their respective band class, students are expected to build an understanding of basic to advanced concepts and techniques relating to both concert and marching percussion. Each summer and fall, all percussion students perform in the “Pride of Bixby Marching Band ” either as a member of the battery percussion or front ensemble. At the conclusion of the marching season, students have the option of participating in Bixby Bands Concert Season. All percussionists are encouraged to audition for the Honor Band and to participate in the Oklahoma Bandmasters Association Solo and Ensemble assessment each year. Additional opportunities for performance vary from year to year. Typically at the conclusion of each year, the entire Percussion Program will present a recital of soloists and mixed percussion ensembles.