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10/5/23 – Pink Out Game

FRIDAY 10/6 – “PINK OUT” GAME AT IRVINE HIGH SCHOOL
Tomorrow the Timberwolves will go up against the University HS Trojans at a home game being held at Irvine High School. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the theme of this game will be “Pink Out”, so please wear PINK! The band will perform at the pre-game show, during the game, and at halftime. Invite family, friends, NHS & TIMB alumni; everyone is welcome!

5:30pm: Student call time, meet at the IHS outdoor basketball courts by the practice gym (drop off at parking lot off Escolar)
6:40pm: Pre-game show, National Anthem
7:00pm: Kickoff

STUDENTS:

  • Wear your Earth, Wind & Fire marching band t-shirt, athletic shorts, black socks above the ankle and your Dinkles.
  • Bring: refillable water bottle, instrument, lyre and all music.
  • Phones are not allowed in stands.
  • Stay with a buddy at all times.
  • Band Staff/Leadership/Uniform Staff/Drumline/Pit/Tubas are all expected to UNLOAD the trucks back at NHS after the game.

PARENTS:

  • Please pick up your student around 9:30pm, in front of the school, by the swim center.
  • This is the only supervised pickup location.

REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR FANWEAR

Parents, family & friends, support the marching band & color guard by wearing your “I’m with the Band!” fanwear to the game (along with your PINK!). More sizes are now available for purchase. Stop by our table tomorrow to pick some up!

PARENTS: THANK YOU FOR HELPING!
We hope you are enjoying watching your students perform and meeting other band parents! From getting the equipment and instruments to and from the game, to feeding the students, to helping them with their uniforms, it takes a small army to make sure each performance runs smoothly. We are so thankful for each and every one of you who support the band!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NEXT WEEK’S SENIOR RECOGNITION GAME
Next week will be the Senior Recognition game and we have some new volunteer opportunities available. Please check the Photography and Uniform links for these opportunities below. THANK YOU for your support of the marching band & color guard. Their performances would not be possible without you!
PHOTOGRAPHY: volunteersignup.org/9K3DF
UNIFORMS: volunteersignup.org/8JDY8

SIGN UP NOW FOR THE MARCHING BAND & COLOR GUARD BANQUET & AWARDS
Join us to recognize the end of our 2023 season by sharing a memorable evening with your marching band family which will include dinner, entertainment and awards. Students receive complimentary admission. Click here to reserve your spot! A response is required by 10/23.

JOIN OUR BAND SPECTACULAR & MARCHING BAND BANQUET EVENT TEAMS
Do you enjoy planning events or working as part of team that plans events? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Our two biggest marching band events, Band Spectacular and the Annual Marching Band Banquet & Awards, are right around the corner and we’re forming the planning teams now. Please contact TIMB.President@gmail.com if you would be interested in these fun volunteer opportunities.
Prefer just to help on the day of the event? All help is appreciated! Check out the volunteer opportunities for these events below:
BAND SPECTACULAR: volunteersignup.org/43TF4
MB BANQUET & AWARDS: volunteersignup.org/YKPYQ

THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO “KEEP MUSIC ALIVE” AT NHS!
A sincere thank you to all of those who have made a tax-deductible donation to our music program! At this time, roughly 40% of our families have made a donation to our program – thank you so much for your support! While donations are not required to participate, a tax-deductible donation will help sustain our program at its current level. Donations of any amount are welcome at any time – no donation is too small to make a significant impact! Families are also encouraged to check with their employers as many will offer matching donations! You are also welcome to make a donation of your time as there are SEVERAL opportunities to volunteer and get involved with our Instrumental Music Family!

Please visit https://timbmusic.org/donate/ and https://timbmusic.org/volunteer/ to help Keep Music Alive at Northwood!

CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE
Looking for the latest instrumental music news, calendar, music downloads or photos and videos from our events? Find them on our website at timbmusic.org

NEXT TIMB MEETING, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd, 6:30PM
Join us for the latest instrumental music news, including updates from the Music Directors.
Email TIMB.President@gmail.com at least 1 hour prior to the meeting for the Zoom link. If you would like to be added to the mailing list to receive the zoom link for all TIMB meetings, please indicate that in your email.

COMING UP: 
Fri, Oct 13th, 5:30pm: Home football game at Irvine HS (Senior Recognition)
Fri, Oct 20th, 5:30pm: Home football game at Irvine HS (Homecoming)
Wed, Nov 1st, 4:30pm: Band Spectacular at Portola HS
Sat, Nov 4th, late afternoon: Field Tournament, Irvine HS
Wed, Nov 8th, 5:00pm: Marching Band Banquet & Awards, Irvine Outdoor Education Center
Wed/Thur, Nov 29th & 30th, 7:00pm: Fall/Winter Concerts, NHS Theater
Fri, Dec 15th, 7:00pm: Winter Gala, NHS Theater

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

By |2023-10-05T22:49:33-07:00October 5, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5/3/23 – May Events

JAZZ AT THE OAK AND END OF THE YEAR CELEBRATION
Don’t miss this year’s Jazz at the Oak Concert and End of the Year Celebration — combined together for the first time! Arrive a bit early to stake out your spot, get those raffle tickets in, and grab a bite from Tacos & Co who will be serving food starting at 5:00pm. See the menu HERE.

This year we are inviting you to contribute raffle prize. This could be a product or service from your business, a basket you put together, sports tickets or gift cards you are not using. All donors will be acknowledged and publicized and you are welcome to include business cards or contact information. For more information, please contact TIMB.ExecVP@gmail.com. All funds raised support the entire instrumental program. We appreciate your support!

We also need volunteers for this event. Please sign up HERE to help out. Thank you!

POPS CONCERTS WED/THUR, MAY 17th/18th AND GALA FRI, MAY 19th
Join us for the final concerts of the school year! All concerts begin at 7:00pm in the NHS Theater:

  • Wednesday, 5/17 – Jazz Combo II, String Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra, Wind Ensemble
  • Thursday, 5/18 – Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Concert Orchestra, Wind Symphony
  • Friday, 5/19 – Jazz Combo I, Jazz Ensemble I, Philharmonic Orchestra, Vocal Music

Ticket & Voucher Information:

  • Wed, 5/17 and Thur, 5/18 Concert prices are:  $10 adults, $5 students and seniors
  • Fri, 5/19 Gala prices are:  $15 adults, $10 students and seniors
  • You can exchange your KMA (Keep Music Alive donation) vouchers for tickets for the Wed, 5/17 and Thur, 5/18 concerts. You can use ONE ticket to attend both concerts.
  • KMA vouchers will not be accepted at the Fri, 5/19 Gala. You must buy a separate ticket for this performance.
  • No presales; all tickets and voucher exchanges will be at the concert.
  • CHARTER OAK DONORS: You will be seated starting at 6:45pm for the Wed, 5/17 and Thur, 5/18 concerts. Please arrive early! No early seating for the Fri, 5/19 Gala.

We need Pops Concert VOLUNTEERS for each night, please sign up! Students may sign up for service hours.

SENIOR DEDICATION: POPS CONCERT PROGRAM
Recognize a special senior in the upcoming Pops Concert program, taking place May 17th-19th. Here’s what you do:
1. Create your dedication artwork proportionate to the space you are purchasing. The art work must be appropriate and suitable for printing.

  • Quarter Page (2.5 x 3.75 inches) for $12
  • Half Page (5 x 3.75 inches) for $24
  • Full Page (5 x 8 inches) for $48
  1. Save your final artwork as JPG, JPEG or PNG.
    3. Complete this formby May 12thand attach the artwork (see form for samples).
    4. Pay online.SENIORS AND SENIOR PARENTS, SLIDESHOW PHOTOS DUE THIS FRIDAY!

Seniors and senior parents, please submit a baby photo HERE by Fri, May 5th to be included in the  senior slideshow. Also, if you did NOT take a senior photo during the marching band and/or instrumental music photo shoots, please also include a senior portrait or current photo.

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT SURVEY
We love our seniors and want to celebrate them! We will be highlighting seniors on our Instagram account with Senior Spotlights.
Please complete the survey HERE by May 22nd and include a fun photo if you wish!

2023-2024 AUDITION INFORMATION
Auditions are NOT required to participate in CONCERT BAND and STRING ORCHESTRA. All other ensembles require an audition for placement. Audition submission videos need to be submitted by 11:59pm on SUNDAY, MAY 14th.   Please click HERE for audition instructions. If you have any questions, please email whitneytavlarides@iusd.org.

2023 MARCHING BAND & COLOR GUARD CAMP: REGISTRATION DUE MAY 12th
Click HERE to sign up for the best week of the year! ALL students, and all levels of music experience, are welcome; please share with friends!

MARCHING BAND NEEDS TRUCK DRIVERS!!
Would you like to help out the marching band this coming year? We are in need of truck drivers to help transport band equipment, uniforms and supplies to each performance. With a 200+ person band, this requires three 26′ trucks per performance. Please reach out to us at TIMB.ExecVP@gmail.com if you would be interested in helping out. Thank you!

TIMB Meeting Tuesday, May 30th, 6:30pm
Join us for a brief, year-end wrap up meeting.
Email TIMB.ExecVP@gmail.com at least 1 hour prior to the meeting for the Zoom link.

COMING UP:
EVENTS

Fri, May 12th, 5:30pm: Jazz at the Oak & End of the Year Celebration
Wed-Fri, May 17th-19th, 7:00pm: Pops Concerts and Gala
Mon-Fri, August 14th-18th, 9:00am-4:00pm: MANDATORY Marching Band Camp

DUE DATES
Fri, May 5th: Senior baby photos due
Fri, May 12th: Deadline to register for Marching Band and Color Guard Band Camp
Fri, May 12th: Senior Dedication ads due for Pops Concert Programs
Sun, May 14th: Audition due for 2023-24 school year (NOT required for Concert Band or String Orchestra)
Mon, May 22nd: Senior Spotlight Survey due

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

By |2023-05-05T16:30:16-07:00May 5, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

4/26/23 – Calling All Seniors!

ALL INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC SENIORS: SENIOR PORTRAITS THIS WEEKEND!

One of the traditions in Instrumental Music is taking senior portraits in formal concert attire. The Instrumental Music Senior Photo Shoot will be taking place this weekend, 4/29-4/30, from 3:00-6:00pm each day. THESE PHOTOS ARE FREE AND A GREAT WAY TO CELEBRATE OUR SENIORS!  They will be included in our end-of-the-year slideshow, and we hope to give each senior family a copy as a “thank you” gift.

Students will need to wear their formal concert attire and bring their instruments with them as will be 501 will be locked. Parents/sibling/buddy photos will be allowed, time permitting. Please signup for your free photo session HERE.

  • WEAR your formal concert attire
  • BRING your instrument. Bring your instrument home on FRIDAY, as Room 501 will be locked during the photo shoot.
  • PARENTS/SIBLINGS/BUDDIES may also be included in the photo shoot, time permitting
  • We also need VOLUNTEERS to assist the TIMB photographers. Please sign up HERE to help. Thank you!

HEYYYY, HEY BABY: WE NEED YOUR PHOTOS!
SENIORS, please submit a baby photo HERE by Fri, May 5th to be included in the end-of-the-year Senior slideshow. Also, if you did NOT take a senior photo during marching band season or are not signed up to take one in concert dress this weekend, please also include a senior portrait or current photo.

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT SURVEY
We love our seniors and want to celebrate them! We will be highlighting seniors on our Instagram account with Senior Spotlights.
Please complete the survey HERE by May 22nd and include a fun photo if you wish!

SENIOR DEDICATION: POPS CONCERT PROGRAM
Recognize a special senior in the upcoming Pops Concert program, taking place May 17th-19th. Here’s what you do:
1. Create your dedication artwork proportionate to the space you are purchasing. The art work must be appropriate and suitable for printing.

  • Quarter Page (2.5 x 3.75 inches) for $12
  • Half Page (5 x 3.75 inches) for $24
  • Full Page (5 x 8 inches) for $48
  1. Save your final artwork as JPG, JPEG or PNG.
    3. Complete this formby May 12thand attach the artwork (see form for samples).
    4. Pay online.JAZZ AT THE OAK AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC AWARDS COMBINED!
    The preparations are under way for the annual NHS Jazz at the Oak Concert and Instrumental Music Awards — combined together this year for the first time! Please join us for this free community event which will take place on Friday, May 12th at 5:30pm around the NHS Oak Tree. Bring your lawn chair, grab a bite from Tacos & Co, enter to win fabulous raffle prizes (including Disneyland tickets!), enjoy performances by the amazing jazz musicians from NHS and Sierra Vista Middle School, watch our end-of-the-year slideshow and find out next year’s marching band theme — all in one fun and memorable night!

    This year we are inviting you to contribute a raffle prize. This could be a product or service from your business, a basket you put together, sports tickets or gift cards you are not using. All donors will be acknowledged and publicized and you are welcome to include business cards or contact information. For more information, please contact TIMB.ExecVP@gmail.com. All funds raised support the entire instrumental program. We appreciate your support!

    2023-2024 AUDITION INFORMATION
    Auditions are NOT required to participate in CONCERT BAND and STRING ORCHESTRA. All other ensembles require an audition for placement. Audition submission videos need to be submitted by 11:59pm on SUNDAY, MAY 14th.   Please click HERE for audition instructions. If you have any questions, please email whitneytavlarides@iusd.org.

  1. 2023 MARCHING BAND & COLOR GUARD CAMP: REGISTRATION DUE MAY 12th
    Click HERE to sign up for the best week of the year! ALL students, and all levels of music experience, are welcome; please share with friends!IN HONOR OF IRVINE HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC DIRECTOR, DEREK VENLET
    IUSD lost an amazing educator, musician and friend, and our hearts and thoughts are with our Irvine High School and Venado Middle School families. To honor Derek Venlet and his legacy within music education, he wishes for donations to be made toward Venado Middle School music students to help fund new instruments, sheet music, coaching and more. Please consider donating in Derek’s honor to the Venado Middle School music program.

    Mail checks to:
    VIMB
    c/o Irvine High School
    4321 Walnut Avenue
    Irvine, CA 92604
    Make checks payable to VIMB and write “Venado Music Program Donation” in the memo field.

    Or donate through Paypal using the QR Code below:

    TIMB Meeting Monday, May 1st, 6:30pm
    Join us for the latest NHS instrumental music news, including updates from the Directors and voting for the 2023-2024 TIMB Board.
    Email TIMB.ExecVP@gmail.com at least 1 hour prior to the meeting for the Zoom link.

    COMING UP:
    EVENTS

    Mon, May 1st, 6:30pm: TIMB meeting on Zoom
    Fri, May 12th, 5:30pm: Jazz at the Oak & Instrumental Music Awards
    Wed-Fri, May 17th-19th, 7:00pm: POPS Concerts and Gala
    Mon-Fri, August 14th-18th, 9:00am-4:00pm: MANDATORY Marching Band Camp

    DUE DATES
    Fri, May 5th: Senior baby photos due
    Fri, May 12th: Deadline to register for Marching Band and Color Guard Band Camp
    Fri, May 12th: Senior Dedication ads due for POPS Concert Programs
    Sun, May 14th: Audition due for 2023-24 school year (NOT required for Concert Band or String Orchestra)
    Mon, May 22nd: Senior Spotlight Survey due

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

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3/17/23 – It’s Festival Season!

IRVINE JAZZ FESTIVAL THIS SATURDAY!
Come out and support our Northwood Jazz Program at the annual Irvine Jazz Festival at Irvine High School THIS Saturday!  Our four big bands and two jazz combos will be performing along with jazz ensembles from throughout Southern California, including our friends at Sierra Vista!

Combo 1 – 8:00am (Drama Room)
Jazz 2 – 9:30 (Stage)
Sierra Vista – 11:00 (HLG)
Jazz 3 – 11:30 (Gym)
CSULB Jazz Band – 12:00 (GYM)
Jazz 4 – 1:30 (Student Center)
Jazz 1 – 2:30 (Stage)
Combo 2 – 3:30 (Drama Room)
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the event.

IUSD MUSIC FESTIVALS
Next week, our Wind Symphony, Philharmonic Orchestra, and Jazz Ensemble I will be performing at the annual IUSD Music Festivals, alongside groups from each of the 5 high schools in IUSD.  Come out and support our students in these incredible nights of music!

Tuesday 3/21 @ 7pm, Woodbridge High School Theater
$5 Tickets – woodbridgehs.booktix.com
Wind Symphony

Wednesday 3/22 @ 7pm, Woodbridge High School Theater
$5 Tickets – woodbridgehs.booktix.com
Philharmonic Orchestra

Thursday 3/23 @ 7pm, UCI’s Barclay Theater
$10 Tickets – tinyurl.com/2023IUSDJazzFest
Jazz Ensemble I

2023 MARCHING BAND CAMP: SAVE THE DATES! 
It’s never too early to start thinking about Marching Band! Online registration will begin in late March; watch your email for details. All events will be held on campus at NHS. ALL students, and all levels of music experience, are welcome; please share with friends!

  • 2023 Marching Band Camp*: Monday-Friday, August 14th-18th, 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Marching Band Camp Registration Due: May 12th (available March 20th at www.timbmusic.org)
  • All Camp Parent/Student Meeting*: Wednesday, August 9th, 7:00pm, NHS Theater
  • New Member Workshop**: Friday, August 11th, 12:30-3:30pm, NHS Room 501
  • Drumline Workshops & Required Auditions for Marching Band: May (TBD)
  • Color Guard, Drumline, Pit & Percussion Pre-Camps: August 9th, 10th, 11th (Times TBD)

* Required attendance for ALL members
**Required attendance for all NEW members

Next TIMB Meeting: Monday, April 10th, 6:30pm
Join us for the latest NHS instrumental music news, including updates from the Music Directors.
Email TIMB.ExecVP@gmail.com at least 1 hour prior to the meeting for the Zoom link.

COMING UP

Sat, Mar 18th: Irvine Jazz Festival, Irvine High School
Tues, Mar 21st, 7:00pm: IUSD Wind Ensemble Festival, Woodbridge HS Theater
Wed, Mar 22nd, 7:00pm: IUSD Orchestra Festival, Woodbridge HS Theater
Thu, Mar 23rd, 7:00pm: IUSD Jazz Festival, UCI Barclay Theater
Thu, Mar 30th: IUSD Honors Concert, Segerstrom Concert Hall

SAVE THE DATES
Wed, Apr 12th: 8th Grade Family Night
Thu, Apr 13th: Night of the Arts
Fri, May 12th: Jazz at the Oak
Sat, May 13th: Instrumental Music Awards
Wed-Fri, May 17th-19th, 7:00pm: Pop Concerts and Gala, NHS Theater

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

By |2023-03-20T09:23:42-07:00March 20, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2/23/23 – Spring Festival Concerts

NEXT WEEK: FREE SPRING FESTIVAL CONCERTS
Spring is coming a little early to Northwood! Join us next Tuesday, 2/28 and Wednesday, 3/1 for two evenings of live music, presented by our bands and orchestras. All concerts are FREE and will be held in the Northwood High School Theater.

  • All Bands: Tuesday, February 28th at 7:00pm
  • All Orchestras: Wednesday, March 1st at 7:00pm
  • If you are a Charter Oak level KMA donor, please check-in by 6:45pm for early seating

VOLUNTEER SUPPORT IS NEEDED FOR THE FOLLOWING EVENTS:

  • NEXT WEEK’S SPRING FESTIVAL CONCERTS, 2/28 & 3/1
    We need a few volunteers to hand out programs and direct people to seats at both concerts. Please sign up HERE if you are able to help. You will be able to reserve your seats early, we will train you, and you will be able to watch your student’s performance, thank you!
  • MARCHING BAND UNIFORM CLEANING, 3/11
    We are looking for help to prepare the marching band uniforms for cleaning. Please sign up HERE to help on Saturday, March 11th from 9:00am-noon. Breakfast will be provided. The more help we have, the more quickly we will finish!
  • CSUF WINDS FESTIVAL, 3/4
    Our Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony bands will be joining high schools from across southern CA and performing at the CSUF Winds Festival on Saturday, 3/4. We need a few chaperones from each band to assist our students that day. Transportation and food will be provided. Click HERE to sign up. Thank you for your support!

2023 MARCHING BAND CAMP: SAVE THE DATES! 
It’s never too early to start thinking about Marching Band! Online registration will begin in late March; watch your email for details. All events will be held on campus at NHS. ALL students, and all levels of music experience, are welcome; please share with friends!

  • 2023 Marching Band Camp*: Monday-Friday, August 14th-18th, 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Marching Band Camp Registration Due: May 12th (available March 20th at www.timbmusic.org)
  • All Camp Parent/Student Meeting*: Wednesday, August 9th, 7:00pm, NHS Theater
  • New Member Workshop**: Friday, August 11th, 12:30-3:30pm, NHS Room 501
  • Drumline Workshops & Required Auditions for Marching Band: May (TBD)
  • Color Guard, Drumline, Pit & Percussion Pre-Camps: August 9th, 10th, 11th (Times TBD)

* Required attendance for ALL members
**Required attendance for all NEW members

Next TIMB Meeting: Monday, March 6th, 6:30pm
Join us for the latest NHS instrumental music news, including updates from the Music Directors.
Email TIMB.President@gmail.com at least 1 hour prior to the meeting for the Zoom link.

COMING UP

Sat, Feb 25th: Saddleback Jazz Workshop
Tues, Feb 28th, 7:00pm: Spring Festival Concert, all Band Ensembles, NHS Theater
Wed, Mar 1st, 7:00pm: Spring Festival Concert, all Orchestras, NHS Theater
Sat, Mar 4th: CSUF Winds Festival
Sat, Mar 18th: Irvine Jazz Festival, Irvine High School
Tues, Mar 21st, 7:00pm: IUSD Wind Ensemble Festival, Woodbridge HS Theater
Wed, Mar 22nd, 7:00pm: IUSD Orchestra Festival, Woodbridge HS Theater
Thu, Mar 23rd, 7:00pm: IUSD Jazz Festival, UCI Barclay Theater
Thu, Mar 30th: IUSD Honors Concert, Segerstrom Concert Hall

SAVE THE DATES
Wed, Apr 12th: 8th Grade Family Night
Thu, Apr 13th: Night of the Arts
Fri, May 12th: Jazz at the Oak
Sat, May 13th: Instrumental Music Awards
Wed-Fri, May 17th-19th, 7:00pm: Pop Concerts and Gala, NHS Theater

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

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12/8/22 – Winter Gala

WINTER GALA TOMORROW NIGHT, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9th

The Winter Gala will be taking place tomorrow night, Friday, December 9th. Winter Gala tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Concert vouchers may not be used for this performance. See the Winter Gala Program here.

Enjoy performances by: Jazz Ensemble I, Vocal Music, Wind Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestra

CONCERT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We could still use a few more volunteers to take tickets, hand out programs, and direct people to their seats. 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 student’s performance. Thank you!

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

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 12th
Time: 6:30pm
Email TIMB.ExecVP@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, Dec 9th, 7:00pm:  Winter Gala
Mon, Dec 12th, 7:00pm:  TIMB Meeting

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

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11/30/22 – Winter Concert

WINTER CONCERT TOMORROW NIGHT, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1st

The Winter Concert will be taking place tomorrow night Thursday, December 1st. Winter Concert tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Concert vouchers may be used for this performance. See the Winter Concert Program here.

Enjoy performances by: String, Symphonic and Concert Orchestras, Concert and Symphonic Bands and Wind Ensemble.

WINTER GALA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9th

The Winter Gala will be taking place next Friday, December 9th. Winter Gala ticket prices are $15 for adults and $10 and for students and seniors. Concert vouchers may not be used for this performance.

Enjoy performances by: Philharmonic Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Jazz Ensemble I and Vocal Music

CONCERT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!
We have a critical need for 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. Students are welcome to help too! You will receive free admission, we will train you, and you will be able to watch your student’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-oriented 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

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

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: 
Thurs, Dec 1st, 7:00pm:  Winter Concert
Fri, Dec 9th, 7:00pm:  Winter Gala

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

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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

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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

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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

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