Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Day One - In The Books!


Hey, we did it! Fire alarm testing, water shutoffs, porta potties, lunch on the rotunda stairs, dancing on the stage - nothing fazes us!  (Sempre Gumby)

Check out the schedule for the rest of Band Camp:

Thursday
  • 8:30 - 10:00 - Body movement
  • 10:15 - Noon - Music
  • Noon - 12:45 - Nutrition, Part 1
  • 12:45 - 3:00 - Field
  • 3:00 - 3:30- Nutrition, Part 2
  • 3:30 - 4:45 - Music
  • 4:50 - 5:00 - Wrap up
Friday
  • 7:15 - 8:30 - Set up garage sale (SW Church of Christ - corner of 98th and Durham)
  • 8:30 - 8:50 - Breakfast - provided by THS Band Boosters!
  • 9:15 - 10:00 - Body movement
  • 10:15 - Noon - Music
  • Noon - 12:45 - Nutrition Part 1
  • 12:45 - 3:00 - Field
  •  3:30 - 4:45 - Music
  • 4:50 - 5:00 - Wrap up
Monday - Wednesday (week 2)
  • 8:30 - 10:00 - Body Movement
  • 10:15 - 11:15 - Music
  • 11:15 - Noon - Nutrition, Part 1
  • Noon - 3:00 - Field
  • 3:00 - 3:30 - Nutrition, Part 2
  • 3:30 - 4:45 - Music
  • 4:50 - 5:00 - Wrap up
Thursday- Very similar to M-W, except for the following:
  • 8:45 - Seniors go to Tigard Kickoff Business in the cafeteria. Head to Body Movement as soon as you're done
  • 11:45 - Juniors go to Tigard Kickoff Business in the cafeteria. Head to Field as soon as you're done
Friday - Very similar to M-W, except for the following:
  • 8:45 - Sophomores go to Tigard Kickoff Business in the cafeteria. Head to Body Movement as soon as you're done.
  • 11:45 - Freshmen go to Tigard Kickoff Business in the cafeteria. Head to Field as soon as you're done.
  • 3:30 - 5:00 - With Irving
  • 5:00 - 6:00 - Kick back and rest
  • 6:00 - 8:00 - End-of-band-camp-picnic! And performance! Yay!  

 

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

I'm So Excited - I Just Can't Hide It

BAND CAMP IS TOMORROW!! Make sure you're ready!

  • Get some good sleep tonight.
  • It's going to be hot. Make sure to wear loose fitting clothing. A hat can be helpful.
  • Speaking of heat, bring a water bottle.
  • Eat a nutritious breakfast. Good carbs and protein. Not a lot of sugar.
  • Wear close-toed shoes. No sandals, No boots. No heels.
  • Bring a nutritious lunch and some good snacks. 
  • Make sure you have your equipment!
Are YOU ready? Here we go!!



BTW, we begin at 8:30. So you should really be there by 8:15. Doors open at 8am.  




 

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

In the Summertime When the Weather Is Hot...

...you can stretch right up and touch the sky. 
When the weather's fine,
You got marching, you got marching on your mind.
(apologies to Ray Dorset)

YES! Marching season is almost here! What should you be doing?

1. Drink water! It's really warm, and your body needs hydration. If you aren't a regular water drinker, start now. Drink at least four 8oz glasses per day. Work your way up to eight glasses.


2. Cut back on soda. Soda is dehydrating, And it's not good for you.


3. Especially cut back on energy drinks. They are very bad for you. Stop now, while you can.


4. Go - right now! - to the Listening Library and check out our fall music. It's so cool! And you need to be familiar with measures 1 - 81 before Band Camp begins. So listen to the mp3 and print out your parts. Not sure how to get to the Listening Library? Go to the THS Band Front Page on the sidebar - you'll find it there.


5. Go to the Marching Band FB page and check out the message from Irving. Not a member of the Marching Band FB group? You need to be - that is how we communicate. It's a closed group, so there is no need to be worried about creepers or anyone else who shouldn't be there. To find it, type "Tigard High School Marching Ensembles" in the Search bar at the top left. When you find us, ask to become a member and we will approve you. We will also approve your parental adult-type people. We will NOT approve your bestie, or your SO, or anyone else. It's for THS band business only. (There is also a Tigard Percussion group and a Tigard Color Guard group. If you fit in one of those categories, join that group too.)


6. Do some physical workouts. Walking, running, stretching. Marching is a very physical activity, and you want to be ready.  




We've got one week before we begin - let's go!