Thursday, February 28, 2019

Tigard Boys and Girls Both Win! Round Two, Coming Up!

Because of the inclement weather this week, OSAA has changed the 2nd Round of the state basketball playoffs for the boys, which impacts the girls as well. BOTH GAMES will now be played on Saturday March 2 at Tigard High School. That means NO GAME ON FRIDAY.

Call time for the band is 3:30 pm. Game times are 4:15 for girls and 6:00 for boys, so we should be finished around 7:45ish.

Can't get here by 3:30? That's OK - just let McKee know and show up when you can!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

All The Best-Laid Plans...

IT'S SNOWING!! (in case you hadn't noticed)
So that means there are NO ACTIVITIES today and tonight. 

OK, so when will they be rescheduled? Our best guess is that they will try to roll the playoff games to Thursday. But that depends on what happens with our current snow, our future snow, the snow in Salem, and the snow in Roseburg.

Stay tuned - when we know, you'll know!!


Saturday, February 23, 2019

Basketball Playoffs at THS!

So we have REALLY REALLY good basketball players at THS, and BOTH of our Varsity teams have home court advantage in the 1st two rounds of the 2019 OSAA 6A Basketball playoffs - yay! Tigard boys finished with a ranking of 7th in state, and Tigard girls are 2nd in state!!
What does that mean to us? Four - count 'em, 4 - playoff games IN ONE WEEK! Wow! Here's the 411:

  • Tuesday 2/26 - BBX vs Roseburg. 6pm start - 5:15 call.
  • Wednesday 2/27 - GBX vs McNary. 7pm start - 6:15 call.
  • Friday 3/1 - BBX vs TBD. 7pm start  - 6:15 call time (time subject to change).
  • Saturday 3/3 - GBX vs TBD. 7pm start - 6:15 call time (time subject to change)
ALL Tigard Band program musicians are expected to participate in pep. If you have a legitimate reason to have to miss a game, talk to Irving or McKee in person and send a follow-up email.
WDL rehearsal will be abbreviated on Wednesday to accommodate our pep performance.  4 - 6:30.

Here we go!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

It's Going To Be COLD!

The forecast is for rain and snow mix in St Helens on Saturday, with a high in the low 40s and an evening low in the mid 30s, so if you are in WG or WDL, you need to bring WARM CLOTHES to the competition! Beanies! Gloves! Thick socks! Polypro! A heavy and waterproof jacket! DO IT!!


Monday, February 18, 2019

What's Up For This Week??

Happy Presidents' Day, peeps! Take a moment please, and look at the schedule for this week:
  • Monday - WDL 4-8
  • Tuesday 
    • WG 4-8
    • Cadet 4:30 - 6:30
    • THS vs TuHS Doubleheader Pep Band 
      • 5pm call time
      • There may be PIZZA!
      • We'll be done around 8:30??
  • Wednesday - WDL 4-8
  • Thursday 
    • WG 4-8
    • Cadet 4:30 - 6:30
  • Friday - BBX Pep - 6:15 call time
  • Saturday - Columbia River Winter Arts Invitational - see the sidebar for all the details!
Let's Go!

Friday, February 15, 2019

A Reminder of Who We Are

Hi folks -

It is a game night, and the band plays. If you are part of the band program, the expectation is that you are here, performing. Because we have an obligation, and we fulfill our obligations. 

That is who we are.

Friday, February 8, 2019


In case you haven't heard, the District has canceled ALL school activities for the weekend, which includes the NWAPA Percussion Premiere. Sadness. But on a positive note, this will give us the opportunity to work more on the show before we present it to the public, which will be at the St Helen's show on February 23. Happiness!

Also, the basketball game tonight (Friday February 8) has been moved to earlier in the evening, so that the girls can get their contest in before the bad weather hits. Call time is 5pm and the game begins at 5:30.

Stay safe in the snow!

Monday, February 4, 2019

Winter Drumline Schedule Change for Monday 2/4

Hear ye, hear ye!

The weather forecasters are warning of potential icy roads this evening, which is of concern for WDL staff who drive from Vancouver and Monmouth. To keep them safe, we will shift our rehearsal tonight to a 2-hour block of sectionals, which will be supervised by McKee. The room will be open from 4-6pm, at which time students will be expected to go home, to avoid possible icy conditions. (Weather Service statement reprinted below)

Remember, the Percussion Premiere is this Saturday, so this will put us behind. Please, practice your part!

Special Weather Statement in effect until 10:00 PM PST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service


Temperatures will fall below freezing shortly after sunset for most areas across the region this evening. Any moisture left on untreated surfaces will likely refreeze tonight making for treacherous driving and walking conditions. Temperatures will remain below freezing through Tuesday's morning commute.

Additionally for the I-5 corridor mainly north of Albany, very light snow may accumulate primarily during the evening commute hours. Snow amounts will most likely be 1 inch or less, however, the commute timing could be especially problematic.