Thursday, November 21, 2019

Celebrate Good Times - Come On!

Hey Band! (hey, what??)

It's time to celebrate our NWAPA Class A Championship!

Plan to come, along with your adults, to the Band Booster meeting TONIGHT (Thursday Nov. 21) and we'll celebrate YOU and our season. YAY! 

Festivities begin at 7PM, in the THS Library. We'll start with CAKE!!!!

(PS - It's also time to make that November Disney payment, and to hear more information on the trip. Oh boy!) 

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Senior Recognition!

Hey, it's football playoff time, and time for senior recognition! We will be here to pep, pep, pep for our team this week (of course!), and at halftime we will recognize our seniors in pep and marching band, and do a fun-run of our field show for the final time for the home crowd. 
Please, any MB members who are involved with the Shrek orchestra or the TuHS pep band, please CLICK HERE to let McKee know. Otherwise, we're all here!

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Championship Week!

OK friends, the 2019 Marching Band season is almost over. Championships are Saturday! As we approach the weekend, here's what you need to know:
  • Friday is Tigard vs TuHS football
    • Call time for marchers is 5:30
    • Call time for pep is 6
    • Bring ALL luggage for Eugene with you when you come for the game
      • See the sidebar for "What To Bring"
    • Halftime show will be in full uniform
    • Pit will come upstairs and load the trailer during 3rd quarter
    • MB will load the bus and leave for Eugene after the game
  •  Saturday is Championships!
    • Up by 6am
    • Breakfast!
    • On to Autzen!
    • Lunch!
    • Back for more!
    • Yay band!
Make sure to check the pages on the sidebar regarding What To Bring, Travel Expectations, and the schedule.

Let's do this!

Sunday, October 27, 2019


Wow - just, wow! We had a really good technical presentation Saturday morning, and a terrific presentation that you all PERFORMED Saturday evening, and the scores reflect what the judges saw. Now let's put those two together and wrap this up!

Our plan for Friday is to perform for the home crowd at the Tigard/Tualatin game Friday night and then pack up and head south right after the game. Staying in the Eugene area Friday night will give everyone a longer night's sleep than if we got up early to drive down on Saturday, so that's why we go down the night before. Our warmup time is 8:56 AM and our Prelim slot is 10:06 AM. After performing, we'll return to the hotel and pack up, and then have celebratory lunch out. After lunch, we'll head back to Autzen and watch a bunch of bands and get ready for Finals. The Finals award ceremony is at 10 PM, so we should be on the road and heading back to Tigard by 11 PM, arriving around 1 AM. Thank goodness for Daylight Saving Time, which begins Sunday!

Full details will be provided Monday evening. Please check the closed Facebook page for roommate information and we'll see everyone at rehearsal on Monday.

Let's do this!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019


Hey friends, there is only one more week of the 2019 Fall marching season. We've gotten lots done this week, and we'll get more done on Friday. Here's this weekend's schedule:

  • Friday - Rehearse, and FB vs West Linn
    • Rehearsal 9:30 - 1:30
    • FB call time 5:30. Full uniform, with pink gloves (PINK OUT!)
    • Load after the game (pit and woodwinds)
  • Saturday - Hillsboro Stadium
    • Arrive THS 8:00
    • Prelim performance is 11:39
    • Finals performance sometime after 6:00
    • Bring along warm clothes - forecast is for low 40s in the evening
Make sure you're up to date on your homework, and engage in healthy habits so that you stay well for the home stretch! 


Monday, October 7, 2019

What's the Buzz? Tell Me What's A-Happening...

Hey, nice job on Saturday, friends. Really.  And now that we've been to a competition, we know what to expect. Yay! Here are a few things to consider, as we prepare for our next show:
  • People are starting to get sick. It is so important to do everything you can to maintain your health.
    • Drink plenty of water, all day, every day.
    • Eat a healthful balance of food. Veggies, carbs, protein - and some treats, too.
    • Stay away from carbonated beverages. They are NOT. GOOD. FOR. YOU.
    • Keep caffeinated beverages to a minimum, too.
    • Remember, teenagers needs 9 hours of sleep per day. (Yeah, like THAT'S going to happen) At least work on getting reasonable sleep.
  •  Some people are also falling behind in their school work. If you're having difficulties, talk to McKee. Really - she will help you work things out.
  • Drink some more water.
  • Practice your part, every day. In real time, and in your head. Body movement, too.
  • Touch base with your adults. Thank them for their support.
  • If you can, watch a little playoff baseball. Because, baseball.
  • And plan how Friday morning is going to go - make sure you eat sensibly before coming to rehearsal. We're rehearsing 9:30 - 1:30.
Check out the schedule on the sidebar.

Let's go! 

Monday, September 30, 2019


It's Homecoming Week! Yay!

How many things are happening this week? SO MANY! Here's the lowdown:
  • Monday: MB Rehearsal  5-9 PM as usual
  • Tuesday: DO YOUR HOMEWORK!
  • Wednesday: MB Rehearsal 5-9 PM - NOT as usual
    • Field time is limited, due to the Powderpuff Football game
    • We will be at the field by 5:50, politely lurking and ready to hit the field for rehearsal at 6
    • We will have ONE HOUR to do run-throughs. We MUST be efficient in our rehearsal.
    • After field time we will return to the band area and work on music, etc.
  • Thursday: DO YOUR HOMEWORK!
  • Friday: So much going on!
    • Parade - call time is 3:45. Stepoff is 5 PM.
    • Dinner! Pizza dinner provided by Tigard High Band Boosters (thanks, Boosters!)
    • Light warmup for pepping
    • FOOTBALL! It's a Neon Out!
      • Halftime will be Hey Baby! for the Tigerettes, and the Fight Song 
  •  Saturday: SHOW DAY! See the schedule on the sidebar.