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ADA, Okla. - The popular and anticipated “Tigerpalooza: The Bron Warren Tournament of Bands” returns to East Central University on Saturday, Sept. 30. Performances begin at noon at Koi Ishto Stadium.

Tigerpalooza was organized in 2010 in memory of Bron Warren. Proceeds from the marching band contest fund scholarships for members of the Pride of Tigerland marching band. The event and scholarship’s namesake, Hugh Bronson “Bron” Warren III, was a 2007 ECU graduate and a talented multi-instrumentalist.

“This is a special event held on the campus every fall,” said Dr. Nick Meyers, assistant Music professor and ECU director of bands. “This competition brings bands from across Oklahoma to compete all throughout the day. Unlike other contests in the state, bands performing are from schools sized Class 3A to 6A. This provides a fabulous all-around experience to both the bands performing and the spectators in the stands.”

High schools competing this year include: Ada, Hugo, Luther, Durant, Kingston, Davis, North Rock Creek, Antlers, Del City, Lawton, Norman, Duncan, Elgin and Charles Page High School. ECU’s Pride of Tigerland will also perform.

“These groups work together to bring this well-attended event to fruition each year,” Meyers said. “This event is special both for the students hosting it and the bands and audience members taking part in it.”

General admission is $10 and $5 for children aged 12 and under. For more information about Tigerpalooza, please contact Meyers at 580-559-5390 or via email at

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