Saturday, November 18, 2017

Tigard Keeps Going, and Going, and Going!

Wow - what a great football game at West Linn! Unless you're a WL fan, and then you probably don't agree...  

So now it's on to the Semifinals! Here's the 411:
  • Semifinals will be played on Black Friday, November  24
  • Game time is noon, at Hillsboro Stadium
  • Opponent is Clackamas 
  • Call time is 10:30 am at THS
  • Buses will transport to and from
    • Will you be out near Hillsboro Stadium that morning? Email McKee to discuss how you could arrive directly
  • We will pep, pep, pep! (And this time, we will have seats and be under cover - yay!)
"But McKee, it's Black Friday and I HAVE TO SHOP!!!"

Hey, I have to shop too! And the great thing is that stores open VERY EARLY and you'll have plenty of time to get those half-price socks at Fred Meyer and whatever else is important to you and still come and pep. Why? Because we're the band, and that's what we do!!

When will we be done? Probably around 2:30ish, with a return time to THS around 3:30. WHICH LEAVES PLENTY OF TIME FOR MORE SHOPPING!! AND LEFTOVERS! AND HOLIDAY MOVIE-WATCHING!!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Time To Celebrate! And Other Important Things...

It's been an amazing Marching Band season (can you say Six-Peat?!) and we're going to celebrate at the November Band Boosters meeting this coming Wednesday. Come to the regularly scheduled meeting to be part of it all!
  • Band Booster meeting is Wednesday 11/15, 7 PM, THS Library
  • We'll celebrate the 2017 Marching Band 
  • We'll accept the November Disney payments
  • We'll talk about the Craft Fair
Also, our Tigard Tiger football team continues to win - yay! The next game is this Friday at West Linn, so it's time for a road trip! 
  • Call time is 5 PM
  • Dress is WARM and WATER PROOF
  • If you CAN'T come (as in, you're meeting with Governor Brown and it is too late to cancel), PLEASE CLICK HERE to email McKee so that we know what our instrumentation looks like, and tell Irving IN PERSON why you can't be there.
 Yay Band!  


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

It's Championship Week!

So many things happening this week! Check it out:
  • Wednesday Nov.1 - Final MB rehearsal of the season. 
  • Friday Nov. 3 
    • Veteran's Assembly - Irving has the info
    • Playoff football - 5:30 call for MB, 6pm call for pep
    • After FB - MB leaves for Eugene/Springfield
  • Saturday Nov. 4 - NWAPA Championships at Autzen Stadium in Eugene
 What can YOU do to make it even better than it sounds? 
  • Be smart about rest
  • Be smart about nutrition
  • Be smart about school
  • Have a good time!


Thursday, October 26, 2017

Time Flies, When You're Having Fun

It's the last week in October. Where did the time go???

Here what is coming up in the very near future:
  • MB has our 2nd and final 4-hour daytime rehearsal this Friday 10/27. Here's what you need to know:
    • Be ready by eating protein and good carbs and drinking water before rehearsal begins
    • Arrive before 10 am and be ready to rehearse by 10 am
    • Understand that we will rehearse until 2 pm 
    • Come ready to work together to get our show in tip-top shape!
  •  Our final regular season football game is this Friday 10/27 - versus Tualatin! 
    • Call time for pep band is 6 pm - and we'll wear our NEW pep shirts!!
    • Call time for MB is 5:30 pm - full uniform!
    • Make sure EVERYONE knows Thriller - it's what we're playing for the Tigerettes
  •  The Century Showcase competition is this Saturday 10/28. And the weather forecast looks amazing - soooo happy! Check out the schedule on the sidebar.
  • Look for the NWAPA Championship schedule to be posted on the sidebar in the next day or so. PLEASE NOTE: because our performance time is at a reasonable time in the morning, WE WILL NOT travel to Eugene Friday night. We will leave early Saturday morning.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Things are moving pretty fast around here. If you don't stop and check it out, you might miss it (apologies to Ferris Bueller). Here's what's up:
  • The amazing Tigard High Marching Ensemble went to their first competition of the season and swept Class A in Prelims, and raised their own overall score by 1.6 points in Finals - wow! Now, students are busy learning the closer. Yay!🎵
  • Speaking of MB and learning, remember that we have a 4-hour rehearsal this Friday on the inservice day. Be on the field, ready to go, at 10am. We will rehearse until 2pm, with a snack break from 11:45 - 12:15. Wear weather-appropriate clothing. 🌂
  • Speaking of Friday, at the end of rehearsal we will gather in the Commons for a special ceremony honoring Tiffany Reekie, who has been chosen to perform at the US Army All-American Bowl Game in San Antonio in January - WOW!!! So plan to hang out until 2:30 or so, as the US Army will be here to talk about how fabulous she is! 🏁
  • Speaking of Friday, we also have a football game! Call time for MB is 5:30 - for pep band call time is 6pm. Remember, it's a Pink Out. The forecast says the rain should be gone by then. Keep your fingers crossed! 🏈
  • And our final note today is about the Spring performance trip to Disneyland. There is an important change you need to note: we have shifted the trip by one day. We will now leave on Thursday March 29 and return Tuesday April 3. The main reason for the change is that if we had stayed with the previously-announced dates, we would have had to increase the price of the trip by $100 - airfare was very high for those dates. By shifting it to a Thursday/Tuesday trip, there was a dramatic decrease in airfare. So that's what we did, and it's final. CLICK HERE to check out the flight information. 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Competition Week 1

OK friends, here it comes. Our first competition of the season is this Saturday at Hillsboro Stadium.  The weather looks good for the week, so there should be nothing that gets in the way of our rehearsals. Please keep these things in mind: 
  • Attendance at rehearsals is essential. If you have a good reason to miss,  change your plans and have a really good reason to instead be there. OK? OK.
  • Practice good nutrition and sleep habits this week. Protein, good carbs, and water. Stay away from caffeine and soda. 
  • Make sure you are current in your classes. You'll be busy all day Saturday, so that limits the amount of time you have to be able to spend on class work.
  • Check out the schedule on the sidebar. 
  • Talk to your adults, so that they know when to come to see you. Here are the ticket prices:
    • Adults - $15
    • Students/Seniors - $10
    • Youth K-12 - $5
    • Pre-K and younger - Free
  •  Be ready to have a really great time!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Game Day!

It's time for THS Football, along with THS Band!
Friday call time for marchers is 5:30 pm, and we'll decide at that point whether to uniform or not. Non-marchers, check with Irving for your call time. 
Here we go!