Monday, April 4, 2022

Winter Drumline Performance Time! (And a Parent/Guardian Meeting)

OK, we're almost done with rehearsing, and it's time to go to the NWAPA Finals this Saturday and put our music out there for adjudicators to offer insights and comments on how we're doing, as we rebuild our percussion program. And, we will get to watch some AMAZING percussion groups perform! So here is important information, as we enter our last week of rehearsal:

  • We will utilize our full time both Monday and Wednesday this week - 5 - 8:30.
  • We will finish rehearsal on Wednesday April 6 with a short parent meeting. Parents/guardians, please arrive at THS by 8:15 and come on in to the band area. Information will include:
    • What to expect at a WDL show, as performers and as spectators
    • How we transport our equipment
    • What performers will wear
    • Saturday's schedule
    • Food information for Saturday
    • How to prepare for Saturday
    • Q and A for anything else

  It's our last week together - let's make it great!


Wednesday, March 30, 2022

We're In The Final Lap!


OK friends - we're almost at the end of Winter Season! Color Guard Championships are THIS WEEKEND at Liberty (!), and Percussion Championships are next weekend! Let's make these last rehearsals memorable, and enjoy these last few days together. Yay!





Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Changes For the Rest of the Week!


Hey, hey, hey - Spring Break is almost here! And it's also Concert Week, so here are answers to some questions:

    • Tuesday March 15 - Jazz at Twality
    • Wednesday March 16 - Jazz at Lunch - both lunches, in the Commons
    • Wednesday March 16 - Guitar Concert in the Commons - 6pm
    • Thursday March 17 - Band and Orchestra Concert - Auditorium - 7pm
  • WG/WDL Info:
    • WDL - NO REHEARSAL WEDNESDAY MARCH 16 - please practice your part over Spring Break!
    • WG 
      • Wed. rehearsal in the Main Gym 5-8:30
      • Fri. run-throughs in the Commons 5-7
    • WG competition Saturday March 19 - Glencoe Winter Showcase in Hillsboro


Questions?? Contact McKee!


Monday, February 21, 2022



GREAT start to WDL on Saturday! You all did good work with Rene' and her techs, and that got us off to a good start. Now here's what happens next:

  • WG is rehearsing tonight, Monday Feb. 21
  • WG and WDL are both rehearsing Wednesday Feb 23 (WDL, you get to meet Johnny!)
  • THIS SATURDAY Feb 26 is the South Albany Indoor Showcase. 
    • WG is performing
    • WDL is attending, to support WG and to watch drumlines 
  • Any WDL who CANNOT attend, let McKee know right away - we have to make sure to have enough food (yay for food!)
  •  The schedule for Saturday is on the sidebar (look at it right now)
  • Also, read Smart Winter Guard and Drumline Students, so you know what we do 

Last thing - remember to bring the signed Acceptable Use Policy form back to McKee when you come next.



Thursday, February 17, 2022


Tigard Winter Drumline Starts

This Saturday!

February 19, 2022 – 

11am - 2pm 

So what’s the Tigard WDL all about?

·       It’s a great music opportunity, open to middle and high school music  students, presented by the Tigard High Band Boosters

·       It’s an opportunity to improve your percussion skills, or to learn percussion if you normally play something else!

·       It’s a good way to get ready to join the Fall Marching Band!

·       It WILL make you a better musician!

·       And it’s tons of fun!


What are the details?

·       We rehearse at Tigard High School

·       Our first rehearsal is Saturday Feb. 19

·       Our regular rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning Wednesday Feb. 23

·       We have performances tentatively scheduled for March 5 and April 2

·       We have a listening/viewing trip scheduled for February 26, to watch some of the best drumlines in the Northwest


Want to sign up?

Send an email to Kati McKee (see email address below)


·       Come to Tigard High School Saturday February 19 – doors open at 10:30am


Who’s in charge of all this?

·       Kati Fantz McKee – Director, Marching Programs, THS

o   Email:

o   Website:



Per OHA and TTSD rules and regulations, ALL instructors are fully vaccinated. Masks will be worn at all times by all instructors and students and all OHA COVID protocol will be followed.


Sponsored by THS Band Boosters

Saturday, January 29, 2022

IT'S TIME FOR WINTER GUARD!! (and WDL is coming soon - stay tuned!)

OK friends - we've been OK'd to start having winter marching rehearsals, so LET'S GET GOING!!

We've had positive responses from these folx:

  • Lex A
  • Haley C
  • Lyra M
  • Sam P
  • Grace S

And there's room for more! So come, and bring friends! There is NO FEE to join - yay! Here are the details:

  • 1st meeting is Wednesday Feb 2, 4:30 - 7:30
  • Meet in the Band Room
  • Wear clothes that are easy to move in 
  • Make sure to eat a nutritious snack between the end of school and rehearsal
  • ALWAYS bring water!

Did I mention you should BRING FRIENDS?? Please, let folx know that previous experience IS NOT required and all genders are welcome. Guard is for everyone!

Questions? Concerns?  CLICK HERE to send an email to McKee!




Friday, January 7, 2022

Winter Guard Survey!!

Winter Guard is soooo cool - people get to spin flags and dance, and have a really fun time!

If YOU are interested in Tigard Winter Guard, please fill out and submit the attached form! Do it now... (and share this information with your friends!)


CLICK HERE for the survey!