75th Anniversary Band Jam



Irving Schools Stadium

Alumni Band Arrives at 5:30 p.m.

Band to MARCH INTO STADIUM AT 6:45 p.m.

For admittance to stadium, you MUST purchase ticket to game.

Alumni Band members will have reserved seating in Alumni Band area.  Family, friends are welcome to attend!

75th Anniversary T-shirt and Wrist band now available for Pre-Order!

Available now for PRE-ORDER! To order this ONCE IN A LIFETIME, 75th Anniversary set, please send your QUANTITY, SIZE (small, medium, large, x-tra large, xx-large, xxx-large) and CHECK for $20 (pick up at game) or $25 (1st class mail to you) payable to: IHSBAA, P.O. BOX 140834, IRVING, TX 75014-0834. Shirts will be available on the night of the Trinity vs. Irving game (FRIDAY NIGHT, NOVEMBER 1ST). If you are unavailable to make the game and would like to order, please enclose your shipping address with your order. Shirts will be shipped the week of the game. Remember your purchase is TAX DEDUCTIBLE and benefits the musical mission of the IHSBAA (an IRS-recognized, Non-Profit Organization).

75th Anniversary Band Jam

75th Anniversaries are special.  We will be celebrating the Irving Band’s 75th Anniversary this year.  The night will be Friday night, November 1st.  We will honor a guest conductor this year.  (Stay tuned for that announcement).

AND we will have our last BAND JAM Alumni Band for the foreseeable future.  So get out your instruments and get practicing.  We will have a series of FOUR rehearsals this year.  This is help you get your chops back.  The music is posted on this website, download it and play away.

If you’re not planning to play, just come and enjoy yourself and be part of the celebration.  Details will be posted about the event very shortly.  Yes, there will be commemorative shirts and wristbands (that are really cool.)

Gear UP!  It’s time to have some fun and celebrate the band’s 75th birthday!



IHSBAA to welcome newest Alumni and make donation-TONIGHT, IHS Spring Concert

Tonight’s the night.  The IHSBAA will fulfill part of it’s mission at the IHS auditorium this evening at the IHS Spring Concert.  (7 p.m.).

We are happy to be able to contribute to the IHS band program as part of our mission to support the history, tradition and future of the IHS Tiger Band.  To make the night even bigger, the IHSBAA will welcome it’s newest alumni members from the graduating band class of 2013.  Please welcome our 20 newest members:





















75th Tiger Band Anniversary planning underway

Tiger Band Alumni!

The IHSBAA is hard at work planning the 75th Tiger Band Anniversary event of a lifetime.  We’re going to rock the City of Irving this time!  Events will include the last Alumni Band event for the foreseeable future and some other things that will knock your socks off. Stay tuned, we’re going to step out big time this fall!

-Ray DeYoung, Chairman, Co-Founding Director-IHSBAA

2012 Band Jam T-shirts!!!

Fellow IHS Band Alumni! Here it is, the long awaited 2012 BAND JAM Commemorative T-shirt. You don’t want to be seen at the Band Jam without one of these awesome shirts on. Ideally, I would like to see everyone in the Alumni Band have one of these on for the night. They are high quality, 100% Ultra Cotton shirts. Available in S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL, XXXXL! To order, simply cut a check (don’t forget to tell us who it’s for) to the IHSBAA for $12 (for S-XL) or $13 (for XXL or larger) and mail it to:

P.O. BOX 140834
IRVING, TX 75014-0834

Shirts can be picked up at the 2nd Band Jam Rehearsal or at the game. This is a charitable, tax deductible purchase benefiting the IHSBAA (a 501 (c)3 organization). Buy one, buy 10, everyone needs one, we are playing MAC that night after all!

The IHSBAA needs YOU!

The IHSBAA operates as a 501(c)(3) in complete compliance with IRS regulations for non-profit organizations making less than $5000 per year and all donations made to us are 100% tax-deductible. However, many foundations and corporations will not grant funds to a charity without an official IRS “Letter of Designation” which requires additional forms and fees. While we have submitted this application to the IRS, they are still processing applications from 2011 and we will not have that IRS official designation in time for the 3rd Annual Band Jam on NOV 09.

As Fundraising Director, this puts my team in a bit of a bind as it limits some of the things that we were hoping to be able to do this year in the way of prizes. While Kim (Koether) Jakusz & I were able to obtain $1200 in prizes last year in only 2 weeks, we need to at least double our prize offerings this year so that we can double our proceeds and really make a significant contribution to the current IHS Band program.

This is where the IHSBAA needs **your** help. We need folks to step up and join the Fundraising Committee or help us by either directly donating cash or prizes that we can use as raffle and door prizes or by putting Kim or me in *direct contact* with a willing donor.

I’m not looking for “Have you thought about …” or “I think so-and-so might be a good idea”. We need direct donations or you putting us in direct contact with someone who is willing to support our cause.

Thus far, two of our alumni have already stepped forward with donations:

* Wendell Hanson (’85, Percussion) Three Guys Photography

* Grant Wood (’80, Trombone) Revolver Brewing

If you have a business and you wish to donate your goods or services as a prize, please contat us immediately. Or, if you don’t have a specific good or service that would serve as a prize, then buy a gift card and send it to:

PO Box 140834
Irving, TX 75014-0834

or contact Lee Fisher or Kim (Koether) Jakusz to see how you can help or participate.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Lee Fisher
IHSBAA Fundraising Director

Announcing the 2012 Alumni Band Jam!

2012 Alumni Band Jam


The Tiger Band Class of 2012 is here!

Ladies and Gentlemen of the IHS Band Alumni Association. May I present the 74th (yes, 74th) graduating class of IHS Band Alumni. Please welcome the Class of 2012 to our ranks of Alumni. Say hello to:

Jade Bermudez-Trombone
Edgar Cortez-Percussion
Davina Defee-Colorguard
Rolando Echeverria-Trumpet
Jennifer Gomez-Clarinet
Carl Havlik-Tuba
Diana Henriquez-Percussion
Santos Mar-Clarinet
Jose Martinez-Trumpet
Adam McWilliams-Trombone
Josselyn Mendoza-Clarinet/Drum Major
Jacqueline Perez-Flute/Drum Major
Stephanie Pipes-Clarinet
Octavio Ramirez-Oboe
Dean Robertson-Saxophone
Mayra Rodriguez-Clarinet
Angie Tharp-Colorguard
Eric Williams-Trumpet

Welcome to the IHSBAA former Tiger Band Students!
-Ray DeYoung, Chairman, Co-founding Director-IHSBAA

IHSBAA Merry Band of Christmas – Caroling at Irving Mall on December 17

The final performance of the IHSBAA’s 1st Annual Merry Band of Christmas will be this Saturday, December 17th at 2 pm in Irving Mall in the Fountain Court in front of Burlington Coat Factory.

Come out and and enjoy the show and support the IHSBAA!

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  • Mission

    To uphold the Dignity, Honor and Pride of the Irving High School Tiger Band by preserving its unique history, strengthening friendships, and above all else, ensuring a tradition of musical excellence for future generations.

  • Vision

    • Raising funds for scholarships and other means of assisting students who are financially in need, musically talented, and demonstrate dignity, honor and pride in their academic and community endeavors. 
    • Recruiting recent Tiger Band graduates, along with former students from all generations, to continually infuse the organization with new members and subsequently new ideas. 
    • Developing and maintaining an accurate, historic, annual record of the Irving High School Tiger Band, from its formation in 1938 through the current year, as an ongoing, perpetual legacy for future classes and generations.
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