Monday, November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving Week!

It's time for Thanksgiving - gobble, gobble! Here's what is happening, in the Tigard High Band program:
  •  Wednesday November 27 - Parade practice. 3-5. Bring your Santa hat. No hat? Bring $5 and you'll have one!
  •  Friday November 29 - Macy's Portland Parade! Be at the school IN UNIFORM (including Santa hat!) by 6am. Wear polypro under your uniform. Put cotton in your ears. We'll be back by 10-10:15
  •  Saturday November 30 - OSAA Playoff Semi-finals at Jeld-Wen Stadium! Call time is 2:30. Dress warmly. Plan on a great game between the Rams of Central Catholic and YOUR Tigard Tigers!


Friday, November 22, 2013

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

Yes, there's playoff football tonight! Yes, it's going to be cold! Yes, we're going to be there!
Make sure you wear layers. Polypro, longjohns, wool socks, snow pants, parkas, stocking caps, Russian earflap hats - you need to be as warm as possible! And there will be handwarmers for you, so that will be very helpful!
Call time is 6pm - see you then!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


There seems to be a bit of confusion about the Macy's Day-After-Thanksgiving Downtown Portland Parade gig. Here's the deal:
  • Tigard High IS marching in the parade, which is early on Friday November 29. Macy's is paying us to be there. And we're using the money to keep from having to raise WDL and WG fees.
  • Bus leaves at 6:00 am (note change!)
  • Step-off is 8:45 am
  • We're done and back on the bus by 10 am (at the very latest)
  • We arrive back at Tigard High before 10:30 am
EVERYONE is expected to do this parade. There is something for EVERYONE to do.
   "Hey McKee!"
   "Hey what?"
   "Who is included, when you say 'EVERYONE'?"

  • Concert Band
  • Symphonic Band
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Winter Drumline
  • Winter Guard
The only exceptions are those who will be physically unable to attend, because they are not in the Greater Portland/Vancouver area that day. If this applies to you, you MUST sign up on the "I'm Going To Be Out Of Town" list in the band room, with your name and your Friday destination. And you MUST tell Irving AND McKee personally.

"But - but - but - what if I want to go Black Friday shopping?!?!"
"There is PLENTY of time to shop early (Fred Meyer Half-Price Socks Sale starts at 5am!), and after we get back. Yay!

So unless you are exempt, if you are/were in one of the THS Band Program ensembles this year, we will see you at rehearsal next Wednesday.  


Monday, November 18, 2013

WDL Try-It-Out Days!

Want to be part of the amazing THS Winter Drumline?
Try-It-Out days are coming!
Tuesday and Thursday November 19 and 21, and Tuesday November 26.

Join us from 5-8 on any or all of those days and see what it's all about!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Playoffs Continue - YAY!

Since our Tigers took care of those pesky Gophers last Friday - especially in the 2nd half of the game - we've got more playoff football coming our way! This time it's the Grants Pass Cavemen - no, really.  

The game is Friday November 15, here at good ol' THS. Pep only, in warm pep clothes. 6pm call time. If you are out of town, make sure to talk to Irving. Otherwise, we'll see you there!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Playoff Football!

Hello, band people!

Tonight is the 1st round of the 2013 OSAA 6A Football Playoffs, and we'll be pep, pep, pepping in the stands, playing for the dancing Tigerettes, performing our hometown encore presentation of our Championship show, and honoring our seniors - yay!

Call time for MB is 5:30 and for pep is 6pm. MB-types will be in full uniform; pepping folks will be wearing pep.

Parents have a special surprise for seniors - whoo hoo!
See you tonight...