Sunday, December 28, 2014

Winter Break BBX Tourney Concessions - Monday and Tuesday!

BBX Tourney Concessions - Snacks and Drinks Only!!

Here's who's working Monday December 29:
Students: McKenzie Mc; Evan K; Emmet M; Jacob R
Adult: Diana M
3:30 - 8 ish PM.

Now, about Tuesday. The only person signed up right now is Julia P. This is a bit problematic - we need at least one other student and one adult. Same hours as Monday. Who is willing to come work? There may be a little added incentive, since it's in the middle of the break and no one is super-excited to come and do school-type things during the break. So, who's in? It can even be a shifting of someone from Monday to Tuesday. Hurry - this needs to be decided right away!  No, really - TONIGHT.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Eve Handbells - YOU Should Come!

Come join us for festive and fun Christmas music, including handbells - with many musicians you may know: Eryn, Liz, Phil (yes, THAT Phil), and me, along with our other most excellent musician friends!
We'll be at Newberg Friends Church, a friendly and casual place with gathering times of 5, 6:30, and 8 pm tonight - come join us!
Click here for directions - it's only 20 minutes from Tigard. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

We're In the Home Stretch!

What happens at the end of this week? Winter Break! Whoo hoo! But don't slack off yet - there's work to be done!

What's happening this week?
  • Wednesday 12/17 - MANDATORY REHEARSAL FOR ALL BAND KIDS! 3-5pm.
  • Thursday 12/18 - Winter Concert. 
    • Call time - 6:30
    • Symphonic - Black bottoms, white tops. Neutral undergarments, please. Men, long-sleeved shirts w/ nice tie. Women, white top w/ sleeves, black pants or skirt (below knees when seated). 
    • Wind Ensemble - Blacks.
    • Jazz and Percussion - Black, black, black, and black. 
    • Those in more than one group may stay in their 1st outfit. Or change, if time allows. Your choice.

 How about other rehearsals?
  • M/W - WG rehearsal 3:30 - 7:30
  • T - WDL rehearsal 5 - 9
  • M - Cadet Try-It-Outs! 4:30  - 6:30

And, here is the concessions info:
  • Tuesday 12/16 -GBX vs St Mary's - Students: Harsha R; Jo U; Britta H; Elijah S   Adults: Karen I
  • Friday 12/19 - GBX vs Silverton - Students: Ben S; Laurel S; Sabrina S; McKenzie H Adults: Pam S; Lauri S


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Whew - Maybe Now We Can Slow Down a Little!

What a busy few days we've had: three days in a row to start our GBX/BBX concessions season, Craft Fair, and Championship Football - wow! Nice job, folks. 

So here's what's on tap for this week:
  • M/W - WG rehearsal 3:30 - 7:30 (Note: Monday's rehearsal is in the Commons)
  • T/TH - WDL rehearsal 5 - 9

Also, here is the concessions info:
  • Tuesday 12/9 -  GBX vs Sheldon - Students: Sabrina McK; Sean McK; Victoria L; Makenzie D
    Adults: Debbie McB; Caroline D 5-9ish
  • Friday 12/12  - BBX vs Madison - Students: Ella O; Abbi R; Michaela G; Rennie McV
    Adults: Nancy G 5-9ish

Friday, December 5, 2014

Friday 12/5 Update - IMPORTANT!!

VERY important things to know:
  • We are still in need of filling very crucial Craft Fair spots. Which ones?
    • Four are still needed TODAY for setup  - 3:30 - 5:30pm
    • Two are still needed Saturday for cleanup - 3 - 5pm
Here's how to sign up:
1.  Click on this link right here
2.  Enter your email address and confirm.  Press "NEXT"
3.  The available "spots" will be displayed.  Look for Friday Set-up and Vendor Assist - Take Down. Press "SIGN UP"
  •  BBX Concessions workers for tonight (we will begin setup at 4pm)
    • Students: Miles W; Matt W; Ben B; Karum A 
    • Adults: Danica W; Andrea B
  • Championship Football Pep Band! Saturday!
    • Call time is 11am
    • Gametime temperature forecast is low 50s
    • Nifty sandwiches will be provided (yay!)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Thursday December 4 Update and News

Hello! Several things that are important to know:
  • BBX Concessions workers for tonight: 
    • Students: Patrick H; Jake F; Parker E; Drew O; Annika C
      Adults: Annika's Mom
    • We will begin setup at 4pm
  • Pep Assembly band for tomorrow (Friday AM):
    • Bring/wear pep shirt and instrument
    • Come to the band room at 8:30 - your 1st period teacher will know this is ok
  • Craft Fair Setup for Friday:
    •  If you are part of the setup crew, please check you communication from Christina Venturini and follow her instructions
    • Come with a good attitude and a strong willingness to do what is needed

Monday, December 1, 2014

It's Time For GBX/BBX Concessions!

This week we begin the 2014-15 GBX/BBX Concessions fundraiser. We are the sole basketball concessionaire at Tigard High, and each student who is associated with our program (including MB, WDL, and WG) is required to work at least one evening. All proceeds fund the general band program. Signups were first made available at the November Band Booster meeting and have been outside Irving and McKee's office ever since. So far, this week's shifts are posted on the sidebar at - the rest will go up by the end of the week. To see the details of any shift, click on the title of the game and you'll see who is scheduled.

At least one adult is required by school administration and band policy to be present for each shift. This is a safety requirement; students are dealing with money and food preparation and adult supervision is essential. Right now, we have three shifts this week, and we need to have an adult step up to work Thursday December 4. There are clear directions posted for operating and running the stand, and McKee will be there at the beginning to answer your questions. Please email McKee below right away if you can do this - if we don't have an adult, we will not be able to open, which will cause us to lose several hundred dollars and possibly put our contract with the Athletic Program in jeopardy. The nice thing about doing it this week? You'll get it out of the way for the year! Yay!

Can YOU be the one to help this Thursday? Click on the link below and sign up!  :)

Email McKee

Friday, November 28, 2014


What a day - first, a great THS Band show in the My Macy's Holiday Parade, and then a nail-biter football game, with the Tigers coming out on top again!! After all that, it's time to take a nap...

And while we were napping, Central Catholic ate the Sheldon Irish for dinner, finishing their meal with a score of 65-21. So we will meet Central next weekend in a battle of #1 and #2, back at Hillsboro Stadium. Kickoff will be at 1pm on Saturday December 6. We'll be putting together a schedule over the next couple of days - just assume we'll be heading out sometime around 11am or so. Meanwhile, enjoy the rest of your long weekend, and check this space for more information!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Black Friday - So Much Band!!

Macy’s Holiday Parade/

OSAA 6A Semi Final Football

Tigard vs. West Salem

Friday November 28, 2014
3 - 5 pm      Parade rehearsal. Take home uniform jacket, bibs, and gloves.
6:00 am     Arrive THS in black pep tee, appropriate shorts/leggings/etc, black socks, marching shoes (waterproofed and polished!!), bibs, and uniform jacket. Bring your Santa hat/antlers/etc. Bring warm and dry extra clothes for pepping!! And socks!! And shoes!!
6:05 am     Eat a nifty snack (thanks, Band Boosters!)
6:10 am     Check for instrument. Everyone, please use the toilet before we leave! Load the bus in order (seniors, drumline, auxiliary, jr, so, fr/8th)
6:15 am     Leave
6:35 am     Arrive downtown Portland Park Blocks. Wait for instructions.
8:?? am     Line up w/ instruments ready to go to parade staging area
8:45 am     Showtime !!
9:?? am     Change your clothes – put your uniform away CAREFULLY! THS Band equipment truck will be our changing room. Stow your instrument correctly!
10:?? am   Band Lunch Time at Hillsboro Stadium – yay! Subway for all! Thanks, Neff and Band Boosters!!
11:?? am    In the stands
11:45 am   SSB                       
Noon          Are You Ready For Some Football?!?!?
3:?? pm     Head home
?:?? pm     Back at THS. Unload buses and truck. Put things away. Go home and enjoy the rest of the break.

Directions to Hillsboro Stadium
·         Hwy. 26 west to Exit #62A  - Cornelius Pass/West Union Road
·         Veer right (south) onto Cornelius Pass Road - stay in right lane
·         Right onto Imbrie Dr. (stoplight/Chevron Station)
·         Right onto Evergreen Parkway (stoplight)
·         Right onto NW 229th Ave. (stoplight)

Remember, you come with the band, stay with the band, and go home with the band. No going off site, for any purpose. 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

FINAL FOUR!! (Look Out, Titans - We're Coming For You!)

It took Tigard High Football THREE overtimes to beat that great Jesuit Crusader team - what a game!!! And now, we're in the Final Four! It's Central Catholic vs Sheldon, and Tigard vs West Salem, to see who will play for the 6A Championship!!

A small problem - because of pretty significant venue problems, the Final Four games will have to be played Friday. As in, Black Friday. And the Tigard/West Salem game kicks off at noon, at Hillsboro Stadium. 

Here's where it gets complicated: we will be marching in the Macy's Holiday Parade in downtown Portland that morning. So it's going to be a busy, busy day! We're working on the schedule, including what time to eat, what/where to eat, how/where/when to change from our formal uniform into something that will keep us warm and toasty during the game, and everything else.

Watch this space for updates - and get ready for a great day-after-Thanksgiving band extravaganza!!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Elite Eight!

Tigard High Football has made the Elite Eight and it's time for Quarterfinals! The game this week is against the Jesuit Crusaders - a tough opponent, to be sure, but our guys are tougher! THS is ranked #2, and the Crusaders are ranked #7. It should be a great game!

Call time for pep is 6pm. Since the Jazz Band has a gig at Twality Friday evening, it's super-important for everyone else to be here to pep - we need to support our guys! So come dressed for cold and wet weather and we'll pep our hearts out for THS Football!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

It's Gonna Be COLD!

When Tigard Football takes on the Sunset Apollos this Friday, the game time temperature is forecast to be 32 degrees. As in, freezing our baguettes off (nod to "Christmas Vacation").

So it is IMPERATIVE that you wear lots of warm clothes! Warm and lined pants and turtlenecks with polypro or waffle-weave underneath, sweaters, wool socks, heavy jackets, toasty hats, earmuffs, etc etc etc. Something to sit on is a good idea, too. We'll have handwarmers for you, and we'll see if we can get some hot chocolate going too. 

And we'll hope to jump up and play the fight song a lot too! Be ready for Eye O' the Tiger for the Tigerettes, plus lots of pep, pep, pep tunes. Call time is 6pm - be there!

Yay band team! 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Football Playoffs and A Championship Show!

The regular football season is over, NWAPA Championships have been conquered (YAY!), and now it's time for playoffs! Here's what's on tap for this week (11/7):
  • We're going to present our award-winning NWAPA Class A Championship show to the home crowd this Friday during halftime.
    • Call time for MB is 4pm. Rehearsal on the field is 4:15 - 4:45pm
    • MB will then eat pizza and have fabulous bonding time in the Commons
    • Uniforming will happen at 5:45pm
  • Band seniors (MB and others) will be honored Friday night during halftime. Tell your parents. Call time for non-MB is 6pm
  • Tigard plays David Douglas (#2 vs. #31) at 7pm. The Fight Song will be played many times.
Stay tuned for updates for coming weeks - as long as THS football keeps winning, we'll keep pepping!

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Southridge Spectacle of Sound –
NWAPA Championships
Saturday November 1, 2014

9:30 pm           Load truck. This week’s loading crew is percussion. And chief loaders.
10:30 am         Go home and go to bed!!!

6:40 am           Arrive THS in black pep tee, appropriate shorts/leggings/etc, black socks and marching shoes (waterproofed and polished!!). Bring warm and dry extra clothes!! And socks!!
6:45 am           Eat a nifty snack (thanks, Band Boosters!)
7:00 am           Uniform up. Full uniform (minus shako) will be worn on the bus. Check for shako and instrument.
7:10 am           In the band room, dressed and ready !! Everyone, please use the toilet before we leave! Load the bus in order (seniors, drumline, auxiliary, jr, so, fr/8th)
7:20 am           Leave
7:50 am           Arrive Hillsboro Stadium – unload very quickly. Large winds, pit, drumline, auxiliary to the truck
8:10 am           Line up w/ instruments ready to go to warm-up area
8:15 am – 9:05 am   Warm-up
9:32 am           Ready Gate
9:42 am           Showtime !!
10:10 am         Change your clothes – put your uniform away CAREFULLY! Stow your instrument correctly!
10:30am – 1:00 pm  Out to Band Brunch Time – yay! Bring $$!!
1:15 –4:00 pm   In the stands, watching bands.
4:15 pm            Awards!                       
4:45 pm           Get dressed
5:00 pm           Warm-up
6:?? pm            Ready Gate
6:?? pm            Showtime !!
7:?? pm            Change your clothes/load truck
After loading    Eat dinner!  (Hot dinner may be purchased from the Band Boosters for $6 - what a deal!)
After dinner     In the stands, watching bands
9:45 pm           Awards!!
10:30 pm         Arrive at THS – unload truck - go home!!

Directions to Hillsboro Stadium
  • Hwy. 26 west to Exit #62A  - Cornelius Pass/West Union Road
  • Veer right (south) onto Cornelius Pass Road - stay in right lane
  • Right onto Imbrie Dr. (stoplight/Chevron Station)
  • Right onto Evergreen Parkway (stoplight)
  • Right onto NW 229th Ave. (stoplight)
Remember, you come with the band, stay with the band, and go home with the band. No going off site, for any purpose.
Here is the list of the restaurants where you may eat on Saturday during Band Brunch Time, within the approved area (185th Avenue, between Hwy 26 and Cornell Road)

#1- Hwy 26 and Evergreen Area  


*2770 NW 188th Ave. 

Red Robin                                                             

*2660 NW 188th Ave.    

Panda Express                                     

*2785 NW Town Center Drive  


*2435 NW Town Center Drive   

#2 - Evergreen to Cornell/East Side

Carl’s Jr.

*2175 NW Town Center Drive

Jack in the Box     

*2145 NW Town Center Drive

#3 - Evergreen to Cornell/West Side

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

*2341 NW 185th Ave.


*2317 NW 185th Ave.  

Cold Stone

*2227 NW 185th Ave.


*2185 NW 185th Ave.


*1951 NW 185th Ave.

Round Table Pizza

*2473 NW 185th  Ave.

Zen Teryaki

*2063 NW 185th Ave.

Veggie Grill

*2065 NW 185th Ave.