Friday, June 28, 2013

What a Great Weekend!

Thanks to all who worked Balloon Fest this past weekend - and what a weekend it was! Launches on Friday and Saturday mornings, Night Glows both evenings, Hit Machine Friday evening and The Beatniks Saturday, hundreds of runners at the Twilight Run, 99 cars for the Sunday Cruise In, and record crowds on Saturday!
We helped control the crowds with our Security Monitors  and fed the hungry hoards of soccer folks at our concessions stands, raising several thousand dollars for the accounts of those who volunteered. We'll have final numbers toward the end of July as to how much will be applied to each volunteer's account - stay tuned.

Don't forget - our Fireworks Fundraiser is in full swing through next week! Go to our Fireworks! website to find out when you work, and what shifts are still available.
Meanwhile, enjoy your summer with as much music as possible! Remember, Oregon Crusaders performs TONIGHT at Tualatin High School at the Drums of Fire show, and there are many other local opportunities to hear live music, including the Lake Oswego Millennium Band (Irving plays with this group) and the Tualatin Valley Community Band (McKee plays with this group). Plus all the jazz at Jimmy Mak's, Ivories, Wilfs, and other clubs around town - there's no reason to not go hear music!

BTW, Happy Kitty says those bold, underlined words are links - click on them! 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Are YOU Working at Balloon Fest?!?

Here's what you need to know:


You will be working outside, so sunscreen is strongly recommended. And a hat. And a water bottle.

Please remember you are representing the THS Band and Color Guard Program. We are polite and kind and attentive to our tasks. If you have a personal listening devise you MAY use it discretely (ear bud in one ear only, with volume low). Please refrain from texting, except to ask pertinent Balloon Festival questions. And of course, NO PDA. 

  • Check-in is at the Band Trailer on 92nd (Cook Park Road)
  • There is no parking at the trailer. It works best to have someone drop you off. Limited volunteer parking is available at the front of THS. Please identify yourself as a Festival volunteer to the security personnel.
  • Check-in is at the Concessions Tent at the Swim Center soccer field
  • There is limited volunteer parking at the Swim Center lot. Please identify yourself as a Festival volunteer to the parking personnel.
  • Because you will be handling food, YOU MAY NOT WORK if you are sick. If you have a fever, vomiting, or diarrhea, please  1. arrange for someone to take your place and  2. contact McKee.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013



And we still have some empty slots that WE MUST fill!

Here's what is still open for students:

  • Fri: 1-6pm x1 and 6-10pm x1
  • Sat: 6-10pm x2
  • Sat: 3:30-8pm x3
  • Sun: 11:30-5:30 x2
And here's where we need adults:

  • Fri: 9am-1pm x2 and 1-6pm x2
  • Sat: 1-6pm x1 and 7-11pm x1
  • Sun: 1-5pm x2
  • Sat: 3:30-8pm x1
We MUST have these times filled by the end of the day today. Please click here to email McKee and help us complete our obligations - and remember, individual student accounts will benefit.

PS: Information and instructions on where/what/etc. regarding your shift will be posted here tomorrow morning!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Balloon Festival Is Just Around the Corner!

It's time to get ready for Balloon Festival - we're one week away!
Please check out the schedules posted on the sidebar. We are obligated to provide Security Monitors for the entire Festival, for which we are compensated well. Remember, the money for the hours you work will be credited to your own Student Band Account, from which you may pay fees, buy band-related things (tuners, reeds, etc), or even pay toward next Spring's band trip! 

We also have the opportunity to sell concessions to hungry athletes who are participating in the Balloon Festival 6v6 Soccer Tournament. A few shifts are still available for this as well.

To sign up for a shift (or a few shifts!) please click here to email McKee right away.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Thinking of Marching Band for next fall? Marching Band Preview Day # 2 is here!

Hello friends -

This is the time of year we provide an opportunity for any and everyone who might be even remotely interested in joining the competitive Marching Band this fall to come and try out various percussion instruments, learn or brush up on marching techniques, do some spinning, and other things related to the fun that we do in the fall. Interested? Please consider joining us this evening! 5-8, beginning in the THS Band Room! 

Do it...