Tuesday, October 30, 2018

What A Season!

That was so fun! And now it's time to perform it one last time, before we put it to bed. Here are the details:
  • Yes, this is a required performance - we need the full ensemble, to make the show complete
  • Call time is 5:30 pm, Friday 11/2
  • Yes, full uniform
  • Yes, we'll do the full show
  • And pep for the FB team in the 1st round of playoffs
And make sure to mark your calendar - we will celebrate our season at the November Band Booster meeting on Wednesday November 14 (7pm, THS Library)

Oh, and for those who want information on WDL and WG Try-It-Outs, give your staff a couple of weeks to catch our collective breaths. There will be plenty of information coming your way at the November meeting.


Friday, October 26, 2018

It's Time!!

We've learned it.

Our taps are low, and our tempo is steady.

Our volume is strong.

We don't drop.

We do dance.

We are ready.


Monday, October 22, 2018

Championships Week!!

We've been doing this together since mid-August, and now our journey is nearly complete. NWAPA Championships are this week, at Autzen Stadium!

We'll rehearse Monday and Wednesday at the usual time (with sectionals beforehand, for some groups), and Friday 10-2. Loading will follow at 2:30. At that point, a short afternoon nap might be great, along with some food. Be back at the school by 5:30, with everything you will need for the trip to Eugene (see the list on the sidebar).

Once we're packed up and ready to go, we'll head to Tualatin, to cheer on our football team AND our friends in the TuHS band. And after the game, we're off to Eugene!

When we arrive in Eugene, we will (VERY QUIETLY!) get room keys and head to bed - lights out 30 minutes after we arrive. That means go to sleep - no texting, social media, Netflix, or anything else - you need to be well-rested for Saturday.

Saturday we are up at 6:30 am. Time to dress (no jacket, yes bibs). Be at the hotel breakfast area by 6:55, and remember that there are many other people eating breakfast who are not part of our group. We are always polite.

Once we are finished with Prelims, we will return to the hotel to pack up, and then you will have the opportunity to go our to eat with band friends, at one of the approved restaurants. We will the return to Autzen, and await Prelim results. Check out the schedule to see how the rest of the day will go.

Make sure you look at the Travel Expectations on the sidebar, along with the list of what to bring.

Championships - yay!

Friday, October 19, 2018

71 Degrees In Late October?!?

The Century Showcase is this weekend and it's going to be sunny and warm. Which is good, because we're going to be hot!!

Bring your best self to our performances, and let's have some fun.


Monday, October 8, 2018

Now We Know What It's Like

OK friends, we have one competition under our belts (as they say, whoever "they" are). And now you know what's up. This week is a bit different:
  • First, there is no field availability on Wednesday. So we will work to make the music part of our show as excellent as we can.
  • Second, Friday is the Statewide Inservice Day, so that means we can hold a daytime rehearsal! It's been on the calendar since August, so this is no surprise. 
    • 10 am - 2 pm
    • Eat protein, carbs, and fats before you arrive. Fuel is imperative.
    • Bring water, and sunscreen. It is supposed to be sunny. And bring snacks. Good snacks.
  • Third, Friday is also the Homecoming Parade. Buses will depart THS beginning at 3:45 for the Rite Aid parking lot. Please bring a healthy snack to eat for between rehearsal and the parade. Not greasy pizza. Greasy pizza will be served AFTER the parade.
  • Fourth, Friday is also the Homecoming Game. We do not yet know how much time we will have to perform, so be prepared to play part of the show. Perhaps the Ballad and Closer.
  • Fifth, Saturday is the Sunset Classic. One of our favorite shows. Please go home and get good sleep, and be ready to perform well on Saturday. Bring your best self to the performance.
Let's do this!


Friday, October 5, 2018

And so it begins...

Hey Band! (hey, what)

Our first marching competition is upon us, and we're ready! Remember these things:
  • Eat protein, carbs, and fats. Your body needs fuel.
  • Drink water. And maybe some Gatorade. And water.
  • Do not stay up writing that History paper, or talking to your bestie, or pondering the meaning of life. Get some good sleep.
  • Remember that we wear pep and shorts or athletic-style pants under the bibs. No jeans. Never, ever.
  • Bring along some snacks, if you wish. 
  • And have some fun.
We're going to have a great competition.