Thursday, June 21, 2018

Balloon Festival Information!

Here's your one-stop-shopping place for all things Balloon Festival. We have the link to signups for volunteering, directions to check-in and parking, and information on your FREE Festival pass! So take a look and see all the great information here.

And remember, all volunteer hours will receive credit toward band expenses - yay!

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CLICK HERE to sign up for Safety/Security Monitor Hours, or Soccer Concessions Hours

Come to the big band trailer to check in for Security/Safety shifts and for Soccer Concessions shifts - it's on 92nd, down past the back of the football grandstand. PLEASE ARRIVE 10 MINUTES BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF YOUR SHIFT.

Need to park so you can come volunteer? Come in the main HS entrance in front and park in the student lot, up by Durham Rd. That area is reserved for volunteers only - it's not available for folks going to the Festival.

Don't forget - you get a Festival pass for volunteering, and it's good for the whole weekend! So if your shift isn't until later in the weekend, you can still come to the big band trailer and pick up your pass. Yay!

Let's do this! 


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Marching Band @ Tigard High School - You Should Do It!

Marching Band @ THS is the best thing! It’s music, and creating, and traveling (road trips!), and hanging out, and the best group of friends you’ll ever have! You’ll work hard and accomplish more than you ever knew you could – what a great feeling! Here’s how it works:

  • Band Camp: Aug. 15 – 17 (W-F) and 20 - 24 (M-F) [9am-5pm]
    • Get to know all your band friends and staff
    • Learn music and drill
    • Get lockers before ANYONE ELSE at Tigard High!
    • Design section shirts
    • Finish Band Camp with a BBQ

  • Regular rehearsals: M/W 5-8:45, Aug. 27 – Oct 24

  • THS Football Halftime Shows
    • 9/7 vs Barlow
    • 9/21 vs Lincoln
    • 10/5 vs Oregon City
    • 10/12 vs Lakeridge (Homecoming!)

  • MB Competitions
    • 10/6 – Liberty Marching Arts Challenge (Hillsboro Stadium)
    • 10/13 – Sunset Marching Classic (Hillsboro Stadium)
    • 10/20 – Century Showcase (Hillsboro Stadium)
    • 10/27 – Fesssstival of Bands/NWAPA Championships (Autzen Stadium/Eugene)

And we often have other things that come up that we might participate in – television performances, assemblies, college football appearances, etc – who knows?

We ARE the face of Tigard High School!  Join us!

Quick Links:

McKee’s Fabulous ForumTHE place for all marching band information

Tigard High Band and Auxiliary Boosters – the best parent group ever!

Tigard High Performing Arts Page – basically all things Irving

Link to McKee’s email – ask your questions here:

Sunday, June 10, 2018


OK friends - it's what you've been waiting for! Marching Band Try-It-Outs are here!
Here's the 411:
  • Monday June 11 and/or Wednesday June 13 (come to both, or come to one)
    • 4-6pm
    • THS Band Room
    • Open to musicians who will be attending
      • Tigard High School 
      • Tualatin High School
      • Twality Middle School (8th grade next year)
      • Fowler Middle School (8th grade next year)
      • Hazelbrook Middle School (8th grade next year)
      • Advanced 7th graders (next year) from any of those middle schools, with their band director's recommendation
    • Bring:
      • Yourself
      • A friend
      • Enthusiasm
      • Your instrument
      • Your equipment
      • More friends
      • A water bottle
      • Even more friends
Let's go!