Thursday, October 26, 2017

Time Flies, When You're Having Fun

It's the last week in October. Where did the time go???

Here what is coming up in the very near future:
  • MB has our 2nd and final 4-hour daytime rehearsal this Friday 10/27. Here's what you need to know:
    • Be ready by eating protein and good carbs and drinking water before rehearsal begins
    • Arrive before 10 am and be ready to rehearse by 10 am
    • Understand that we will rehearse until 2 pm 
    • Come ready to work together to get our show in tip-top shape!
  •  Our final regular season football game is this Friday 10/27 - versus Tualatin! 
    • Call time for pep band is 6 pm - and we'll wear our NEW pep shirts!!
    • Call time for MB is 5:30 pm - full uniform!
    • Make sure EVERYONE knows Thriller - it's what we're playing for the Tigerettes
  •  The Century Showcase competition is this Saturday 10/28. And the weather forecast looks amazing - soooo happy! Check out the schedule on the sidebar.
  • Look for the NWAPA Championship schedule to be posted on the sidebar in the next day or so. PLEASE NOTE: because our performance time is at a reasonable time in the morning, WE WILL NOT travel to Eugene Friday night. We will leave early Saturday morning.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Things are moving pretty fast around here. If you don't stop and check it out, you might miss it (apologies to Ferris Bueller). Here's what's up:
  • The amazing Tigard High Marching Ensemble went to their first competition of the season and swept Class A in Prelims, and raised their own overall score by 1.6 points in Finals - wow! Now, students are busy learning the closer. Yay!🎵
  • Speaking of MB and learning, remember that we have a 4-hour rehearsal this Friday on the inservice day. Be on the field, ready to go, at 10am. We will rehearse until 2pm, with a snack break from 11:45 - 12:15. Wear weather-appropriate clothing. 🌂
  • Speaking of Friday, at the end of rehearsal we will gather in the Commons for a special ceremony honoring Tiffany Reekie, who has been chosen to perform at the US Army All-American Bowl Game in San Antonio in January - WOW!!! So plan to hang out until 2:30 or so, as the US Army will be here to talk about how fabulous she is! 🏁
  • Speaking of Friday, we also have a football game! Call time for MB is 5:30 - for pep band call time is 6pm. Remember, it's a Pink Out. The forecast says the rain should be gone by then. Keep your fingers crossed! 🏈
  • And our final note today is about the Spring performance trip to Disneyland. There is an important change you need to note: we have shifted the trip by one day. We will now leave on Thursday March 29 and return Tuesday April 3. The main reason for the change is that if we had stayed with the previously-announced dates, we would have had to increase the price of the trip by $100 - airfare was very high for those dates. By shifting it to a Thursday/Tuesday trip, there was a dramatic decrease in airfare. So that's what we did, and it's final. CLICK HERE to check out the flight information. 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Competition Week 1

OK friends, here it comes. Our first competition of the season is this Saturday at Hillsboro Stadium.  The weather looks good for the week, so there should be nothing that gets in the way of our rehearsals. Please keep these things in mind: 
  • Attendance at rehearsals is essential. If you have a good reason to miss,  change your plans and have a really good reason to instead be there. OK? OK.
  • Practice good nutrition and sleep habits this week. Protein, good carbs, and water. Stay away from caffeine and soda. 
  • Make sure you are current in your classes. You'll be busy all day Saturday, so that limits the amount of time you have to be able to spend on class work.
  • Check out the schedule on the sidebar. 
  • Talk to your adults, so that they know when to come to see you. Here are the ticket prices:
    • Adults - $15
    • Students/Seniors - $10
    • Youth K-12 - $5
    • Pre-K and younger - Free
  •  Be ready to have a really great time!