Monday, October 31, 2016

Championship Week, and Playoffs!!

Boy, are things exciting around here! We've got a couple of big things happening this week, and some more next week. Here's what's up:
  • The final week of the 2016 Marching Band season is here. Prior to Saturday:
    • Monday rehearsal - 5 - 9pm
    • Wednesday rehearsal - 5 - 9pm
    • Truck loading  - Friday after football
  •  Football playoffs, Round 1 vs McNary, at THS
    • Friday 7pm game
      • Call time for MB is 5:30pm
      • Call time for pep is 6pm
  • Sunset Classic/NWAPA Championships!
    •  Saturday at Hillsboro Stadium
    • Call time is 7:05am
    • Prelim performance time is 10:22am
    • Finals performance time is sometime after 6pm
    • Full schedule is on the sidebar
 If the football team wins this week, Round 2 will be vs South Medford, in Medford. What's that mean for us? PEP BAND ROAD TRIP!! 

Watch this space for more details, coming soon!!

Monday, October 17, 2016

A Lot To Do in a Short Week

Here's what you need to know for this week:
  • Regular rehearsal Monday and Wednesday, 5-9. Regardless of the weather, we will be here. Make sure you are, too.
  • Special rehearsal Friday, 9-1. Everyone needs to be here (except Hugh - he will be in class. Poor Hugh.)
  • Truck loading at 1:30 on Friday. Loading crew this week is Low Brass, along with the usual (percussion) suspects.
As stated earlier this season, rehearsal this week is essential. Please do not come and talk to me about your need to miss rehearsal to study for a test, write a paper, go shopping with your grandma, apply for a job, or any other excuse. We have talked extensively about your need to manage your time so that your studies do not suffer because of Marching Band, and your rehearsal time doesn't suffer because you fall behind in your studies. And you have every other evening during the week (and Thursday!) to see your family and friends, and to do other non-band activities. 

Other important notes:
  • Eat well. Protein, healthy carbs, good fats. Lots of water and minimal caffeine. NO SODA.
  • Practice good sleep hygiene and get a good amount each night. 
  • Keep the drama to a minimum. Hang out with people who help you be the best person you can be, and be good to those around you.
Check out Saturday's schedule on the sidebar. You can find the full Spectacle of Sound schedule HERE.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Homecoming Is Coming (with so many exclamation points...)

Homecoming is here! Here's what's happening, band-wise, this Friday:
  • 3:45 pm - Homecoming Parade call time (THS Band Room)
    • Pink-Out 
    • Parade route: Durham Road, Rite Aid parking lot to THS
    • Twality and Fowler students will join us at Rite Aid
  •  5:30ish - dinner in the Commons, with our Twality and Fowler guests
  •  6:15ish - Marching Band warmup
  •  6:41 - All band folks head to the THS Stadium for pre-game FS and SSB
  • 7 - 9:30ish - Homecoming FB vs West Linn - pep with the young ones
  • 8:00ish - Fabulous MB halftime show! Then Tigerettes will dance to Hey Baby! And then Tigerettes will dance to the FS! After that, THS Leadership will crown the Homecoming King and Queen!
  • More pep, pep, pep!
  • 9:30ish - Play Celebration!
  • After - Head upstairs, meet with Irving and McKee, and head home.