Pride of Broken Arrow Continues Success with 4th National Crown

Contributing Editor

Photo courtesy of Greg Spencer 
FOURPEAT: Members of the Pride of Broken Arrow show off the Bands of America Grand National Champion trophy they won with a record-breaking performance in Indianapolis, Indiana. This is the fourth time the Pride has returned home as the undisputed best high school marching band in America. 

The Pride of Broken Arrow’s dreams came true in November in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

One of the nation’s top marching band organizations, it once again put on a dazzling show scoring a record 98.250 points and earned the program’s fourth Bands of America national championship. 

Two home-state groups finished second and third with Carmel, Indiana posting a score of 97.050 and Avon, Indiana following with 96.650. 

After winning this year’s state championship, the Pride swept the field by winning the marching band organization’s regional championship in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Under the direction of hall of fame band director Darrin Davis, the Pride has captured 22 state championships – the past 19 in a row – 16 regional titles and now four national championships. 

The Pride of Broken Arrow is a volunteer organization that is open for audition to wind band students in the 9th through 12th grades. It is an extra-curricular activity with 100% of rehearsal time held outside of the school day. 

In addition to playing at all home football games, it was featured in the 2009 and 2013 Tournament of Roses parades and represented the state with performances in presidential inaugural parades for Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.