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11/15/22 – CIF Semifinals Game, Winter Concerts

NORTHWOOD VS. VISTA DEL LAGO, CIF SEMIFINALS GAME, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18th,  IRVINE HIGH SCHOOL STADIUM

Our Northwood Timberwolves are one game away from the championship! Come on out and show your support for the team by joining us for our CIF Semifinals home game this Friday, 11/18 at Irvine High School.
STUDENTS: wear Elton John Band T-shirts, jeans and a sweatshirt or jacket as it will be cold.
 6:00pm: Student call time, meet at the Irvine High School Practice Field
6:40pm: Pre-game show, National Anthem
7:00pm: Kickoff

The band will perform at the pre-game show, during the game, and at halftime with their Special Pep Tune Halftime Performance. Invite family, friends, NHS & TIMB alumni; everyone is welcome!

Parents please pick up your student(s) in front of the WOOLLETT AQUATIC CENTER. This is the only pick up location with director supervision!

SENIOR MARCHING BAND PHOTO SHOOT PHOTOS AVAILABLE
The photos from Senior photo shoot at the Senior Recognition game on 10/28 have been posted on Flickr. You are welcome to download if you would like. If you would like a higher resolution photo, please contact TIMB.VPMarchingBand@gmail.com.

2022 Senior Marching Band Photos

WINTER CONCERTS — DECEMBER 1st & 9th

The Winter Concert will be taking place on Thursday, December 1st and the Winter Gala will be taking place on Friday, December 9th. Winter Concert tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, seniors and children. Concert vouchers may be used for this performance.  Winter Gala ticket prices are $15 for adults and $10 and for students, seniors and children. Concert vouchers may not be used for this performance.

Thursday, December 1
Enjoy performances by: String, Symphonic and Concert Orchestras, Concert and Symphonic Bands and Wind Ensemble

Friday, December 9
Enjoy performances by: Philharmonic Orchestra, Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble I

CONCERT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We need a few volunteers to take tickets, hand out programs, and direct people to seats at both concerts. Please SIGNUP HERE if you are able to help. You will receive free admission, we will train you, and you will be able to watch your child’s performance, thank you!

Looking for Host Families for Japan Marching Band performing at 2023 Rose Parade
Please see information below:

This is Tomoya. Hope all is well with you.
I’m contacting you today not as a reporter.
I’m good friends with the director of Green Band Japan, a group that sends a top high school (and sometimes college and alumni) marching band from Japan to the annual Rose Parade.  Aside from LAUSD and Pasadena City College, they are the only student marching band that participates in the Rose Parade every year.
They were unable to take part during the pandemic, but they will be returning this New Year.

As part of their stay in Southern California, Green Band students will take part in a home-stay program where they get to experience American life.  But the band is having difficulty securing enough host families to accommodate this year’s whopping 190 students.  Many of the existing host families are those with kids who play music.

Attached is the flyer for the program. Tentative schedule for the home-stay is Dec. 30-Jan. 1.
program flyer

Click here for the link to the home stay application.

Please feel free to email or call me if you have any questions. I think IUSD makes a great match with Green Band considering how international and music-oriened the district is. Here are some videos of the band from recent years for your reference:

2018 Rose Parade

2019 Rose Parade

2020 Rose Parade

2020 Benefit concert after the parade

Also, a column I wrote a decade ago about Green Band: view here

Sincerely,

Tomoya Shimura
Journalist | Writer
949-445-6397

THANK YOU FOR YOUR KMA DONATIONS!

In addition to supporting our music program, donors to our Keep Music Alive program receive concert ticket vouchers, program recognition and early entry to concerts. Read more about KMA HERE, and donate online today!

JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT TIMB MEETING
Join us for the latest NHS instrumental music news, including updates from the Directors.
Date: Monday, December 5th
Time: 6:30pm
Email TIMB.President@gmail.com at least 1 hour prior to the meeting for the Zoom link.

CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR THE LATEST INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC INFORMATION
Find all of the NHS instrumental music related information, including music downloads, on our website: timbmusic.org.

COMING UP: 
Fri, Nov 18th at 6:00pm, CIF Semifinals Game:  Home football game at Irvine High School (kickoff 7pm)
Thurs, Dec 1st, 7:00pm:  Winter Concerts
Fri, Dec 9th, 7:00pm:  Winter Gala

Questions? Email WhitneyTavlarides@IUSD.org or TIMB.President@gmail.com

By |2022-11-16T07:56:47-08:00November 16, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

10/27/22 – Senior Recognition Game, Band Spectacular

NORTHWOOD VS. DANA HILLS, “SENIOR RECOGNITION” GAME, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28th, IRVINE HIGH SCHOOL STADIUM

Join us for our final home game this Friday, 10/28 at Irvine High School. This game’s theme is SENIOR RECOGNITION. All seniors will be recognized at this game. Marching band families of seniors, come early and get photos taken with your senior!
STUDENTS: wear Elton John Band T-shirt, athletic shorts (no jeans), black socks that cover ankles, and black Dinkles shoes.
 4:30pm: Senior call time, meet at the irvine High School basketball courts
5:00pm: Senior families meet at the football stadium/track for photos
5:00-6:00pm: Senior photos at the football stadium/track
5:30pm: Student call time, meet at the Irvine High School outdoor basketball courts
6:40pm: Pre-game show, National Anthem
7:00pm: Kickoff

The band will perform at the pre-game show, during the game, and at halftime. Invite family, friends, NHS & TIMB alumni; everyone is welcome!

Due to the chance of rain on Wednesday, we MIGHT BE RETIRING OUR SHOW AFTER THE FOOTBALL GAME.  THIS WILL ADD 20-30 MINUTES ON TO OUR DISMISSAL AFTER THE GAME.  We will be making the call to retire the show tomorrow night.  FAMILIES ARE WELCOME TO WATCH, BUT NO VIDEO/FILMING ALLOWED OF RETIREMENT OF OUR SHOW.  RETIREMENT WILL OCCUR IN THE OUTDOOR PERFORMING AREA OUTSIDE THE GAME GYM/BAND ROOM.  

Parents please pick up your student(s) in front of the WOOLLETT AQUATIC CENTER. This is the only pick up location with director supervision!

BAND SPECTACULAR, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd: PORTOLA HIGH SCHOOL
After a 3-year hiatus, Band Spectacular is back! Northwood High School and University High school team up to host this city-wide event which will feature all 5 of the Irvine high schools performing their halftime shows, and all 10 middle schools joining the high school marching bands to play together on the field. Admission for spectators is $10 for an individual or $25 per family (up to 4). We encourage elementary students to attend. Food and refreshments are available for spectator purchase.

***STUDENTS SHOULD PARK AND BE DROPPED OFF IN THE LOT OFF CHINON AND CADENCE – NOT THE MAIN LOT BY THE STADIUM.  THIS IS THE SAME LOT THEY SHOULD BE PICKED UP AT TOO!***

STUDENTS: wear Elton John Band T-shirt, athletic shorts (no jeans), black socks that cover ankles, and black Dinkles shoes.
  4:30pm: Meet at the Portola High School basketball courts
5:50pm: Practice on field
7:00pm: Star Spangled Banner
7:29pm: Northwood performs (to home stands)

8:18pm:  All bands perform together
8:30pm: Dispersal

IF WE DO NOT RETIRE THE SHOW ON FRIDAY AFTER THE GAME, WE WILL BE RETIRING OUR SHOW AFTER BAND SPECTACULAR.  THIS WILL ADD ABOUT 20-30 MINUTES BEFORE STUDENTS ARE RELEASED.  FAMILIES ARE WELCOME TO WATCH, BUT NO VIDEO/FILMING ALLOWED OF RETIREMENT OF OUR SHOW.  RETIREMENT LOCATION STILL TBD AT PORTOLA HS.  

This is a huge event and we need as much volunteer support as we can get. Please consider volunteering to help NHS host this wonderful event that benefits Irvine music programs and inspires middle school music students throughout Irvine to join one of their local high school marching bands.

Volunteer opportunities can be found here.

To our Uniform, Food and Transportation Volunteers – THANK YOU! These volunteers work all season long to support our marching band.

All volunteers will be admitted to the stadium free of charge.  Also, if you are only able to work part of a shift, this will also be helpful. We appreciate every volunteer and need all the help we can get!

Thank you for your support!

MARCHING BAND & COLOR GUARD ANNUAL BANQUET AND AWARDS
Please keep an eye on your email inboxes for important information from the music directors about this very special event! If would you would volunteer to help with this event, please sign up here.

JAZZ ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS
It is time for jazz! We will be holding workshops for each section to prepare you for the audition. THIS
IS OPTIONAL but HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. We will go through all the requirements, and play through
the music.

SIGN-UP BY 11/4 TO AUDITION HERE (students must be logged in to their IUSD Google accounts to access that sign-up link)

AUDITION REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:
DRUM SET – Thursday, November 3rd @ 7:30 – 501
BASS – Thursday, November 3rd @ 7:30 – 502
PIANO – Thursday, November 3rd @ 7:30 – Theater
GUITAR – Thursday, November 3rd @ 7:30 – Percussion Room
VIBES – Thursday, November 4th @ Tutorial in 501
SAXOPHONE – Friday, November 4th @ 7:30 – 501
TRUMPET – Friday, November 4th @ 7:30 – 502
TROMBONE – Friday, November 4th @ 7:30 – Theater
FLUTE – Friday, November 4th @ 7:30 – Percussion Room

PARENTS: Thank you for helping!
THANK YOU again to all the parents who have been graciously volunteering at our instrumental concerts and football games! We really couldn’t do it without your help! Click here for positions still available for this marching band season and upcoming band and orchestra concerts. Want to help, but not sure where? Contact TIMB.President@gmail.com.

Thank you for your KMA donations!
In addition to supporting our music program, donors to our Keep Music Alive program receive concert ticket vouchers, program recognition and early entry to concerts. Read more about KMA HERE, and donate online today!

JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT TIMB MEETING
Join us for the latest NHS instrumental music news, including updates from the Directors.
Date: Monday, November 7th
Time: 6:30pm
Email TIMB.President@gmail.com at least 1 hour prior to the meeting for the Zoom link.

CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR THE LATEST INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC INFORMATION
Find all of the NHS instrumental music related information, including music downloads, on our website: timbmusic.org.

COMING UP: 
Fri, Oct 28th at 5:30pm, Senior Recognition:  Home football game at Irvine High School (kickoff 7pm)
Wed, Nov 2nd, 4:30pm:  Band Spectacular at Portola High School
Thurs, Nov 3rd, 7:30am:  Jazz Audition Rehearsals (drum set, bass, piano, guitar, vibes)
Fri, Nov 4th, 7:30am:  Jazz Audition Rehearsals (saxophone, trumpet, trombone, flute)
Sun, Nov 6th, 4:00pm:  Marching Band Banquet & Awards
Thurs, Dec 1st, 7:00pm:  Winter Concerts
Fri, Dec 9th, 7:00pm:  Winter Gala

Questions? Email WhitneyTavlarides@IUSD.org or TIMB.President@gmail.com

By |2022-10-31T14:33:20-07:00October 31, 2022|Announcement|0 Comments

10/19/22 – Pink Out Game, Field Tournament

CONGRATULATIONS, MR. CASE!
NHS Music Director Ben Case has been named one of five California Teachers of the Year for 2023. The California Department of Education made the announcement that Mr. Case had received the state’s top honor for elementary and secondary school educators last Thursday.

Mr. Case, was also named a 2022 Orange County Teacher of the Year and IUSD’s 2022 High School Teacher of the Year. See the full article here.

NORTHWOOD VS. IRVINE, “PINK OUT” GAME, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21st, PORTOLA HIGH SCHOOL STADIUM
Join us for our home game this Friday, 10/21 at Portola High School. This game’s theme is PINK OUT. Families and friends, wear PINK and support the NHS Marching Band & Color Guard and  the Timberwolves football team vs. Irvine High School.
STUDENTS: wear Elton John Band T-shirt, athletic shorts (no jeans), black socks that cover ankles, and black Dinkles shoes.
 5:30pm: Student call time, meet at the Portola High School outdoor basketball courts
6:40pm: Pre-game show, National Anthem
7:00pm: Kickoff

The band will perform at the pre-game show, during the game, and at halftime. Invite family, friends, NHS & TIMB alumni; everyone is welcome!
If you do not attend the game, please pick up your student(s) at the Portola High School front lot. This is the only pick up location with director supervision!

FIELD TOURNAMENT, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22nd: UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL
Come on out and see the NHS Marching Band and Color Guard at the Field Tournament at the UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL STADIUM. Admission is $10. We could use some volunteers to help serve snacks prior to the performance. Please signup here if you can help out. Thank you!

  • 3:30 pm: CALL TIME.  Students report to the University High School main parking lot by trucks.  Wear your Marching Band t-shirt, athletic shorts, black socks and Dinkles marching shoes.  (3:15 for Band staff, drumline/pit)
  • Unload/change in to uniform (no shakos) & get a snack.  We will be changing in the PARKING LOT by the truck.
  • 4:30pm: Watch Pacifica @ 4:30 & Cerritos @ 4:45 (while IN UNIFORM)
  • 5:00pm: Head back to get instruments, shakos & plumes.
  • 5:15pm Warm-up
  • 6:15 pm: PERFORMANCE
  • 6:30 pm: Change, load truck
  • 7:30 pm: Approx. dismissal
  • Students are encouraged to carpool because parking is VERY LIMITED.

If you do not attend the performance, please pickup your student PROMPTLY in front of University High School (on Culver) at 7:30pm.

NEXT FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28th “SENIOR RECOGNITION” HOME GAME VS. DANA HILLS HIGH SCHOOL @ IRVINE HIGH SCHOOL STADIUM
We could use some volunteers to help with senior photos and senior uniform support before the game. Please sign up if you can help for these very brief volunteer shifts. Thank you!

BAND SPECTACULAR IS BACK!
Mark your calendars! After a 3-year hiatus, Band Spectacular is back, live and in-person, and will be taking place Wednesday, November 2nd at Portola High School. We are hosting this event and need LOTS of volunteer support. Please sign up here if you can help!

MARCHING BAND & COLOR GUARD ANNUAL BANQUET AND AWARDS
Please keep an eye on your email inboxes for important information from the music directors about this very special event!

PARENTS: Thank you for helping!
THANK YOU again to all the parents who have been graciously volunteering at our instrumental concerts and football games! We really couldn’t do it without your help! Click here for positions still available for this marching band season and upcoming band and orchestra concerts. Want to help, but not sure where? Contact TIMB.President@gmail.com.

Thank you for your KMA donations!
In addition to supporting our music program, donors to our Keep Music Alive program receive free concert tickets, program recognition and early entry to concerts. Read more about KMA HERE, and donate online today!

JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT TIMB MEETING
Join us for the latest NHS instrumental music news, including updates from the Directors.
Date: Monday, November 7th
Time: 6:30pm
Email TIMB.President@gmail.com at least 1 hour prior to the meeting for the Zoom link.

CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR THE LATEST INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC INFORMATION
Find all of the NHS instrumental music related information, including music downloads, on our website: timbmusic.org.

COMING UP: 
Fri, Oct 21st, 5:30pm, Pink Out: Home football game at Portola High School (kickoff 7pm)
Sat, Oct 22nd, 3:30pm Marching Band Field Tournament, University High School
Fri, Oct 28th at 5:30pm, Senior Recognition: Home football game at Irvine High School (kickoff 7pm)
Wed, Nov 2nd, 5:00pm: Band Spectacular at Portola High School
Sun, Nov 6th, 4:00pm: Marching Band Banquet & Awards
Thurs, Dec 1st, 7:00pm: Winter Concerts
Fri, Dec 9th, 7:00pm: Winter Gala

Questions? Email WhitneyTavlarides@IUSD.org or TIMB.President@gmail.com

By |2022-10-21T15:33:12-07:00October 21, 2022|Announcement|0 Comments

10/5/22 – Fall Concerts, Away Game this Friday

WELCOME ORCHESTRA AND BAND PARENTS!
We hope your student is off to a good start this school year, and enjoying playing with their music ensemble! TIMB is the volunteer parent organization that supports instrumental music at Northwood: orchestras, bands, guitar, jazz, and marching band. For more photos/videos and information: visit our website, view our Flickr account, and subscribe to our YouTube channel and Instagram @NorthwoodInstrumental!

FALL CONCERTS ARE TAKING PLACE NEXT WEEK!

  • All orchestras: Saturday, October 15, 1:00pm in the NHS theater
  • All wind bands: Saturday, October 15, 3:00pm in the NHS theater

CONCERT ATTIRE

Students have been instructed on appropriate concert attire by their instructors. Please see Concert Attire Do’s and Dont’s for a complete description, with photos.

CONCERT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We need a few volunteers to take tickets, hand out programs, and direct people to seats at both concerts. Please sign up here if you are able to help. You will receive free admission, we will train you, and you will be able to watch your child’s performance, thank you!

Make your KMA donation by October 9th to ensure you receive ALL your benefits (free concert tickets, program recognition, early entry to concerts) in time for the Fall Concerts on October 15th. Read more about KMA HERE, and donate online today!

Note that KMA supports ALL instrumental music (orchestras, bands, jazz, chamber, guitar ensemble). Marching Band donations collected earlier this year support marching band expenses (food, uniforms, trucks, show design and music, coaching, etc.).

TICKET VOUCHERS FOR CONCERTS
If you donated $125+ to Keep Music Alive (KMA), your student will be given ticket vouchers next week. Vouchers can be exchanged at the concert for tickets. CHARTER OAK donors may be seated 15 minutes prior to concert (12:45pm or 2:45pm on Saturday, 10/15).

Note that Marching Band donations collected earlier this year support marching band expenses and do not count towards KMA, which supports ALL instrumental music.

FRIDAY 10/7 – AWAY GAME

This Friday’s AWAY game is being held at University High School (4771 Campus Drive, Irvine, 92612). The NHS marching band will sit on the AWAY stand side. Students will NOT wear their marching band uniforms; see dress code below. We WILL be feeding students at this event*.
*We need a volunteer to pick up the band’s dinner at Del Taco (by Zion Market) at 6:45pm and deliver to the University High School track. If you can help, please sign up here. Thank you!

  • 6:00pm: Student call time, meet at University High School behind the pool.
    STUDENTS: wear Marching Band T-shirt, jeans, and athletic shoes.
  • 7:00pm: Kickoff

Invite family, friends, NHS & TIMB alumni; everyone is welcome! If you do not attend the game, please pick up your student promptly in front of the University High School gym, at approximately 9:00pm.

MARCHING BAND & COLOR GUARD ANNUAL BANQUET AND AWARDS
Your students will receive an email this week from the music directors about this very special event!

BAND SPECTACULAR IS BACK!
Mark your calendars! After a 3-year hiatus, Band Spectacular is back, live and in-person, and will be taking place Wednesday, November 2nd at Portola High School. We are hosting this event and need LOTS of volunteer support. Please sign up here if you can help

PARENTS: Thank you for helping!
THANK YOU again to all the parents who have been graciously volunteering at all the football games! We really couldn’t do it without your help! Click here for positions still available for this marching band season and upcoming band and orchestra concerts. Want to help, but not sure where? Contact TIMB.President@gmail.com.

JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT TIMB MEETING
Join us for the latest NHS instrumental music news, including updates from the Directors.
Date: Monday, November 7th
Time: 6:30pm
Email TIMB.President@gmail.com at least 1 hour prior to the meeting for the Zoom link.

CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR THE LATEST INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC INFORMATION
Find all of the NHS instrumental music related information, including music downloads, on our website: timbmusic.org.

COMING UP: 
Fri, Oct 7th, 6:00pm: Away game at University High School (kickoff 7pm)
Sat, Oct 15th, 1:00pm Orchestras, 3:00pm Bands: Fall Concerts
Fri, Oct 21st, 5:30pm, Pink Out: Home football game at Portola High School (kickoff 7pm)
Sat, Oct 22nd, TBD: Marching Band Field Tournament, location TBD
Fri, Oct 28th at 5:30pm, Senior Recognition: Home football game at Irvine High School (kickoff 7pm)
Wed, Nov 2nd, 5:00pm: Band Spectacular at Portola High School
Sun, Nov 6th, 4:00pm: Marching Band Banquet & Awards
Thurs, Dec 1st, 7:00pm: Winter Concerts
Fri, Dec 9th, 7:00pm: Winter Gala

Questions? Email WhitneyTavlarides@IUSD.org or TIMB.President@gmail.com

By |2022-10-11T19:33:29-07:00October 11, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

9/19/22 – NHS Music: KMA, Night Rehearsal, Away Game

THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO “KEEP MUSIC ALIVE” AT NHS!
A big THANK YOU to all the parents who have generously volunteered time and given financially to support music at NHS! Only 33% of families have made a donation of any amount so far to KMA. Understandably, not every family is able to give. However, if you are able, any amount is GREATLY appreciated!

FREE TICKETS FOR UPCOMING CONCERTS

We are also offering “Thank You” Incentives for donations starting at $125, including:

  • Free concert tickets
  • Program recognition
  • Early entry to concerts

Make your donation THIS MONTH to ensure you receive ALL your benefits in time for the concerts on October 15th! Read more about KMA HERE, and donate online today!

What are KMA funds used for?

  • New instruments and repairs
  • Clinics and additional music instruction
  • Festivals and offsite performances
  • Sheet music
  • Other expenses not covered by the school district.

Note that KMA supports ALL instrumental music (orchestras, bands, jazz bands, chamber winds, guitar ensemble). Marching Band donations collected earlier this year support marching band expenses (food, uniforms, trucks, show design and music, coaching, etc.).

HAVE YOU SIGNED AND RETURNED YOUR INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC AGREEMENT (IMA)?

All music students should have received a paper class syllabus and “Keep Music Alive (KMA)” information. Student AND Parent are REQUIRED to go online and sign the Instrumental Music Agreement, verifying you have read the class syllabus.

TUESDAY 9/20 – NIGHT REHEARSAL
Call time: 6:00pm (unloading trucks at 5:45pm). We will be dismissing students at 9:00pm. This is our ONE chance to rehearse on our HOME field, and this rehearsal is mandatory. If you are coming straight from an athletic game/match/meet, please get to us ASAP.

Meet: Irvine High School on the basketball courts by the gym.
Bring: Instrument, Dot Sheets, Dot Book, Music (for all movements), light snack, and Water.
Wear: Closed toed shoes, and bring a sweatshirt.

We will NOT be feeding students at this event. Please eat PRIOR to our rehearsal.

FRIDAY 9/23 – AWAY GAME

Friday is our first AWAY game of the season. It is being held at Portola HS. The NHS marching band will sit on the AWAY stand side. Students will NOT wear their marching band uniforms; see dress code below. We WILL be feeding students at this event.

  • 5:30pm: Student call time, meet at Portola High School outdoor basketball courts. STUDENTS: wear Marching Band T-shirt, jeans, and athletic shoes.
  • 7:00pm: Kickoff

Invite family, friends, NHS & TIMB alumni; everyone is welcome! If you do not attend the game, please pick up your student promptly in front of the Portola HS gym, at approximately 9:00pm.

PARENTS: Thank you for helping!
THANK YOU again to all the parents who have been graciously volunteering at all the football games! We really couldn’t do it without your help! Click here for positions still available for this marching band season. Want to help, but not sure where? Contact TIMB.hello@gmail.com.

SATURDAY 10/15 – FALL CONCERTS
All concert groups will perform on the main field under our Hollywood Bowl style shell throughout the day.

JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT TIMB MEETING
Join us for the latest NHS instrumental music news, including updates from the Directors.
Date: Monday, October 3rd
Time: 6:30pm
Email TIMB.President@gmail.com at least 1 hour prior to the meeting for the Zoom link.

CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR THE LATEST INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC INFORMATION
Find all of the NHS instrumental music related information, including music downloads, on our website: timbmusic.org.

COMING UP: 
Tue, Sep 20th, 5:30pm: Night rehearsal at Irvine HS
Fri, Sep 23rd, 5:30pm: Away game at Portola HS (kickoff 7pm)
Mon, Oct 3rd, 6:30pm: TIMB Meeting
Fri, Oct 7th, 5:30pm: Away game at University HS (kickoff 7pm)
Sat, Oct 15th, times vary: Fall Concerts
Fri, Oct 21st, 5:30pm, Pink Out: Home football game at Portola HS (kickoff 7pm)
Sat, Oct 22nd, TBD: Marching Band Field Tournament, location TBD
Fri, Oct 28th at 5:30pm, Senior Recognition: Home football game at Irvine HS (kickoff 7pm)
Wed, Nov 2nd, 5:00pm: Band Spectacular at Irvine HS
Sat, Nov 5th, TBD: Marching Band Trip
Sun, Nov 6th, TBD: Marching Band Banquet & Awards

Questions? Email WhitneyTavlarides@IUSD.org or TIMB.hello@gmail.com

By |2022-10-11T19:36:16-07:00September 21, 2022|Announcement|0 Comments

8/30/22 – Meet the Instrumental Music Pack!

MEET THE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PACK!
Join us this Wednesday, 8/31, for Northwood’s Meet the Pack Night. Our Instrumental Music Session will be from 7:00-7:15pm in the NHS Theater, and we will be going through the changes and details for the year.

This short meeting is for ALL (new AND returning) Instrumental Music students and their families. We look forward to seeing you there!

We could use some help with translation! Please contact TIMB.President@gmail.com if you would be interested in assisting with brief Chinese and Korean translation, just before and after the meeting. Thank you!

HOMECOMING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER…
Last chance to order your Fanwear!
Place your orders by this Thursday, September 1st, in order to receive them by the homecoming game on 9/9. Orders may be placed here. Only t-shirts will be available by 9/9. Sweatshirts will not be available until late September. THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO ORDER!

Orders that were placed by the initial deadline are now ready for pickup. Students may pick them up from the uniform closet in Room 501 in a tub labeled “Fanwear”. Each order is separately bagged and labeled.

Football/Pep Squad/Marching Band Media Guide
Recognize your student with a dedication in the full color, professionally produced Football/Pep Squad/ Marching Band Media Guide. Contact karenchao@gmail.com with questions. Marching Band will receive a portion of each dedication or ad purchased. Pictured above: Template for half page band dedication.

Business Ads
All vendors can pay for their ads and submit their artwork at:
https://northwoodhs.wufoo.com/forms/2022-nhs-media-guide/
Dedication Ads
Families (including extended family and friends) can purchase dedication ads and/or purchase media guide keepsakes at:
https://northwoodhs.wufoo.com/forms/fall-22-dedications-football-pep-squad-band/
Our design team can help with the layout of your ad if needed.
Deadlines for order, payment, photo(s) due by Friday, September 9th.

HOMECOMING PRE-GAME CELEBRATION!
All NHS families, friends and alumni are invited to join this incredible gathering. Music, food trucks, games, activities, and a few surprises await you! Come on out and support our very own Marching Band Drumline! Bring your chairs and blankets. Carpooling is highly recommended. Pre-Game Celebration is FREE to attend, but you’ll still need to buy game tickets at the ticket office to watch the game.

PTSA is looking for all kinds of booth sponsors, donors and volunteers. Email hoco2022@northwoodptsa.org. for more information.

BE READY FOR OUR SENIOR RECOGNITION GAME ON 10/28
Make your senior’s night special with their very own custom BIG HEAD CUTOUT! Cost will be $20 per head. Deadline to submit orders will be 9/30. Ordering information to follow soon… find those great headshots now!

VARSITY JACKETS
Would your student be interested in purchasing a varsity jacket? If so, please contact the following:
C&L Varsity Jackets, Inc.
9161 Walker St.
Cypress, CA 90620
(714) 828-6900
www.cljackets.com
The current production time is 12-14 weeks.

JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT TIMB MEETING
Join us for the latest NHS instrumental music news, including updates from the Directors.
Date: Tuesday, September 6th
Time: 6:30pm
Email TIMB.President@gmail.com at least 1 hour prior to the meeting for the Zoom link.

FALL CONCERTS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15th
All concert groups will perform on the main field under our Hollywood Bowl style shell throughout the day.

PARENTS: WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We have 300+ volunteer spots to fill for marching band: serving food, stadium setup, truck driving, assisting with uniforms and taking photos and video. Help for 1-2 hours, or at every football game or performance. Sign up HERE. Want to help, but not sure where? Contact TIMB.hello@gmail.com.

CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR THE LATEST INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC INFORMATION
Find all of the NHS instrumental music related information, including music downloads, on our website: timbmusic.org.

COMING UP: 
Thu, Sep 1st: Last day to order Fanwear
Tues, Sep 6th, 6:30pm: TIMB Meeting
Fri, Sep 9th, 5:30pm, Homecoming: Home football game at Irvine HS (kickoff 7pm)
Tue, Sep 20th, TBD: Night rehearsal at Irvine HS
Sat, Oct 15th, times vary: Fall Concerts
Fri, Oct 21st, 5:30pm: Home football game at Portola HS (kickoff 7pm)
Sat, Oct 22nd, TBD: Marching Band Field Tournament, location TBD
Fri, Oct 28th at 5:30pm, Senior Recognition: Home football game at Irvine HS (kickoff 7pm)
Wed, Nov 2nd, 5:00pm: Band Spectacular at Irvine HS
Sun, Nov 6th, TBD: Marching Band Banquet & Awards

Questions? Email WhitneyTavlarides@IUSD.org or TIMB.hello@gmail.com

By |2022-09-21T07:26:59-07:00August 30, 2022|Announcement, Uncategorized|0 Comments

8/18/22 – NHS Music FRIDAY: First Home Game

OUR FIRST FOOTBALL GAME OF THE SEASON IS HERE!
NORTHWOOD VS. WOODBRIDGE, FRIDAY, AUGUST 19th, PORTOLA HIGH SCHOOL STADIUM

STUDENTS: wear Elton John Band T-shirt, athletic shorts (no jeans), black socks that cover ankles, and black Dinkles shoes.
5:30pm: Student call time, meet at the Portola High School outdoor basketball courts
6:40pm: Pre-game show, National Anthem
7:00pm: Kickoff

Don’t miss out on the fun! Hear and see the Northwood Marching Band & Color Guard’s first performance of the season! The band will perform at the pre-game show, during the game, and at halftime. Invite family, friends, NHS & TIMB alumni; everyone is welcome!
If you do not attend the game, please pick up your student(s) at the Portola High School front lot. This is the only pick up location with director supervision!

SPIRITWEAR
We are glad you were able to pick up some Spiritwear and see what items TIMB has to offer at the Kickoff Performance last week. We would love to be able to have a table out at the football games, but need some volunteers to help manage that. If you would be interested in helping out, please contact timb.hello@gmail.com or sign up HERE. We really appreciate your support!

PARENTS/VOLUNTEERS: Thank you for helping!
THANK YOU to all the parents and volunteers who helped last week during band camp; We hope you enjoyed seeing your student(s) perform, as well as enjoyed meeting other band parents! Did you know that it takes 300+ volunteers to support marching band each season? We can only do this with your support and sincerely appreciate anything you can do to help! There are still many opportunities available to help for 1-2 hours, or at every performance. Sign up HERE. Want to help, but not sure where? Contact TIMB.hello@gmail.com.

MARCHING BAND INFORMATION
Looking for the season schedule, pre-camp parent/student meeting recording, music download, or other documents sent with the “Welcome to Marching Band” email newsletter? Find them on our website at timbmusic.org.

COMING UP: 

Fri, Aug 19th, 5:30pm: Home football game at Portola HS (kickoff 7pm)
Tues, Sep 6th, 6:30pm: TIMB Meeting
Fri, Sep 9th, 5:30pm: Homecoming football game at Irvine HS (kickoff 7pm)
Tue, Sep 20th, TBD: Night rehearsal at Irvine HS

Questions? Email WhitneyTavlarides@IUSD.org or TIMB.hello@gmail.com

By |2022-08-19T12:08:22-07:00August 19, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

8/12/22 – NHS Music FRIDAY: Kickoff Performance Tonight!

MARCHING BAND KICKOFF CELEBRATION, FRIDAY, AUG 12th at 6:00PM
Join us at the Northwood High Main Field for the Northwood Marching Band Kickoff Performance! We will be playing during the halftime of the football scrimmage, between 6:00-6:15, so arrive early so you don’t miss the performance!  PARENTS, stop by the TIMB table for information, spiritwear and giveaways. Invite family, friends, NHS & TIMB alumni; everyone is welcome!
Friday’s Schedule:
9:00am-4:00pm: Last day of band camp
4:00pm: Dinner provided for marching band
5:00pm: Call time for students
          6:00pm: Kickoff Performance on the NHS Main Field

FIRST FOOTBALL GAME OF THE SEASON, FRI, AUG 19th, PORTOLA HIGH SCHOOL STADIUM
 5:30pm: Student call time, meet at Portola High School gym
7:00pm: Band plays National Anthem, Kickoff

Enjoy the first football game of the season! Hear and see the Northwood Marching Band & Color Guard perform at the game before, during, and at halftime. Invite family, friends, NHS & TIMB alumni; everyone is welcome!
If you do not attend the game, please pickup your student in front of the gym at approximately 9:00pm.

PARENTS: WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We have 300+ volunteer spots to fill for marching band: serving food, stadium setup, truck driving, assisting with uniforms and taking photos and video. Help for 1-2 hours, or at every football game or performance. Sign up HERE. Want to help, but not sure where? Contact TIMB.hello@gmail.com.

MARCHING BAND INFORMATION
Looking for the season schedule, pre-camp parent/student meeting recording, music download, or other documents sent with the “Welcome to Marching Band” email newsletter? Find them on our website: timbmusic.org.

COMING UP: 

Fri, Aug 12th, 6pm: Kickoff Celebration, NHS Main Field (call time for students 5pm)
Fri, Aug 19th, 5:30pm: Home football game at Portola HS (kickoff 7pm)
Tues, Sep 6th, 6:30pm: TIMB Meeting
Fri, Sep 9th, 5:30pm: Homecoming football game at Irvine HS (kickoff 7pm)
Tue, Sep 20th, TBD: Night rehearsal at Irvine HS
Sat, Oct 22nd, TBD: Field Tournament, location TBD
Fri, Oct 28th at 5:30pm: Home football game at Irvine HS (kickoff 7pm)
Wed, Nov 2nd, 5:00pm: Band Spectacular at Irvine HS
Sun, Nov 6th, TBD: Marching Band Banquet & Awards

Questions? Email WhitneyTavlarides@IUSD.org or TIMB.hello@gmail.com

By |2022-08-18T20:09:24-07:00August 18, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

8/1/22 – NHS Music: Band Camp is Next Week!

UNIFORM FITTINGS: AUGUST 4th, 5th, 8th & 9th
Have you signed up yet for your Marching Band Uniform Fitting Appointment? Click HERE to signup. Be sure to:

  • Bring your SIGNED Camp Contract (mailed to your home last week), signed by student and parent to the Pre-Camp Meeting or your uniform fitting. You will not get fitted without your signed contract. Contact TIMB.VPMarchingBand@gmail.com if you did not receive one, or print out a blank one HERE.
  • Wear athletic shorts (not denim), a short sleeved t-shirt and socks.
  • Fittings will take about one hour.

PARENTS: JOIN US THIS TUESDAY, AUGUST 2nd @ 6:30PM VIA ZOOM
Hear the latest updates from the Directors and learn how to support your student! Join us this Tuesday, August 2nd at 6:30pm at our monthly TIMB meeting. Email TIMB.hello@gmail.com at least one hour prior for the Zoom link. New parents, as well as veterans, are all welcome!

MANDATORY STUDENT/PARENT PRE-CAMP MEETING, WEDNESDAY AUGUST 3rd @ 7:00PM
Join the Directors and TIMB in the NHS Theater for everything you need to know about preparing for band camp and what to expect this season!

ALL MARCHING BAND AND COLOR GUARD LEADERSHIP
Leadership training Thursday, August 4th & Friday, August 5th from 9:00am-3:30pm in Room 501. This is mandatory for ALL leadership (DM, managers/asst managers, section leaders/asst section leaders, captains, etc).  Color guard leadership – please come after your morning session. Drumline & Pit leadership – your coaches will send you over to us at our agreed upon time.

“I’M WITH THE BAND” FANWEAR – PRE-ORDERS DUE TONIGHT!
Parents and supporters: Click HERE to order your Band Fanwear (t-shirt or zippered hoodie – men’s or women’s cut). Pre-orders are due tonight (Monday, August 1st) in order to pickup at the Marching Band Kickoff on Friday, August 12th. You may also order at the Kickoff for delivery by the first football game and limited quantities will be available for sale.

PARENTS, TIMB & NHS ALUMNI: WE NEED YOUR HELP!
It takes HUNDREDS of volunteers to support our music students each school year! Please SIGN UP to volunteer during uniform fittings, band camp, football games and other performances. You can help for a couple of hours, or at every game. No experience necessary, we will train you! Questions? Contact TIMB.hello@gmail.com. More spots will be added during the Concert and Jazz Seasons, so check back often!

MARCHING BAND WELCOME NEWSLETTER
Looking for the season schedule, uniform information, picture day order form, or other documents sent with the “Welcome to Marching Band” email newsletter? Find them on our website at timbmusic.org/2022marchingband.

COMING UP SOON!

TODAY – Mon, Aug 1st: Fanwear Pre-orders Due for delivery by Kickoff Performance on Friday, August 12th
Tues, Aug 2nd @ 6:30pm: TIMB Parent Meeting (email TIMB.hello@gmail.com for link)
Wed, Aug 3rd @ 7:00pm: Pre-camp MANDATORY Information Meeting for students and parents in the NHS Theater
Aug 3rd, 4th & 5th: Drumline and Pit Required Pre-Camp Rehearsals (9:00am-4:00pm with lunch on your own from 12:00pm-1:00pm)
Aug 3rd, 4th & 5th: Color Guard Required Pre-Camp Rehearsals (8:00am-10:00am)
Aug 4th & 5th: Leadership Training (see above for schedule)
Aug 4th, 5th, 8th & 9th: Uniform Fittings (sign up above for your appointment)
Fri, Aug 5th: ALL New Members (12:30pm-3:30pm)
Aug 8th-12th: BAND CAMP for ALL Members (9:00am-4:00pm)
Fri, Aug 12th @ 6pm: Kickoff Celebration, NHS Football Field (call time for students 5pm, dinner served).

Questions? Email WhitneyTavlarides@IUSD.org or TIMB.hello@gmail.com

By |2022-08-01T16:24:34-07:00August 1, 2022|Announcement|Comments Off on 8/1/22 – NHS Music: Band Camp is Next Week!

7/18/22 – Welcome to Marching Band 2022!

We are excited to kickoff the school year with the 2022 Marching Band & Color Guard show, “The Music of Elton John”.  With nearly 250 members, the Timberwolf Marching Band will be one of the largest student groups on campus. This email contains all of the important information for Marching Band & Color Guard Camp and for the 2022 Season.

Important details to prepare for camp:

  • Parents and students, attend the MANDATORY Pre-Camp Meeting Wednesday, August 3rd at 7:00pm in the NHS Theater
  • Read through all 9 documents HERE, or click individual links below:
  1. Welcome Letter and Summer Band Camp Details
  2. Sample Camp Contract – This is just a sample. Your contract will be mailed to your home address for the parent and student to sign and submit at your uniform fitting appointment.
  3. Marching Band Uniform Information– including how to sign up online for your uniform fitting,

     IMPORTANT: Your signed contract is required in order for you to participate in your uniform fitting

  1. Color Guard Uniform Information (no need to sign up for a fitting — your CG coach will arrange this)
  2. 2022 Marching Band & Color Guard Season Calendar
  3. Save the Dates Flyer – Kickoff Performance Information and 2022 music download details for summer practice
  4. Show your spirit! – Order some Fanwear! (online pre-orders only, last day to order is August 1st)
  5. PARENTS: Marching Band & Color Guard Volunteer Signup– It takes a small army to support the band! Help for an hour, or at every game.
  6. Picture Day Order Form

IMPORTANT BAND CAMP DATES:

  • August 3 @ 7:00pm – Pre-camp MANDATORY Information Meeting for parents and students in the NHS Theater
  • August 3, 4 and 5 – Drumline and Pit Required Pre-Camp Rehearsals (9:00am-4:00pm with lunch on your own from 12:00pm-1:00pm)
  • August 3, 4 and 5 – Color Guard Required Pre-Camp Rehearsals (8:00am-10:00am)
  • August 5 – ALL New Members (12:30pm-3:30pm)
  • August 8 – August 12 – BAND CAMP for ALL members (9:00am-4:00pm)

Questions? Email WhitneyTavlarides@IUSD.org or TIMB.VPMarchingBand@gmail.com.

See you all at the Pre-Camp Meeting on Wednesday, August 3rd at 7:00pm!

By |2022-08-02T16:04:27-07:00July 18, 2022|Announcement|Comments Off on 7/18/22 – Welcome to Marching Band 2022!
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