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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

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...

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....

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 ...

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!

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