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!