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(KC2011 - Pre-Tournament Rally)

(KC3 - 2007 - Band Scholars at Shiloh National Battlefield)

(special KCII - 2005 Grrr... Excursion T Shirt - which highlighted all previous jaunts of our Tiger Bands "On the Road" series)

(from KCII - 2005 - this is a photo of the Band Scholars at the Truman Presidential Library & Museum in Independance, MO)

(MGE - Fall of 2003 our "entourage" outside the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville)

(who could ever forget Maddie, our incomporable guide as we toured the W. C. Handy House in Memphis on the SIV Grrr...Excursion - 2002)

(a troubled-tire as the FTGPB was "on the road" for Grrr...Excursion Savannah III - 2001)

Tulsa II - 1996 - Infamous Cloverdale, Indiana Stop when Grrr....Excursions were grounded by "The Blizzard" the Little Motel we shan't ever forget

Travel Examples


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"Tiger Bands On The Road Series"

"Grrr...Excursions" [that which we call Tiger Band Travel here around the South Farm] have become a very integral and important part of our yearly Tiger Band Schedule. Our Tiger Bands "On the Road Series" has always been very popular and has included our recent Tulsa I, St. Louis I, Pittsburgh, Nashville I, Dayton, Tulsa II, Knoxville, Nashville II, Jackson, Memphis, Tulsa III [who will ever forget being with Happy & the Boys as they won the National Championship], St. Louis II, Savannah I, Tulsa IV and Savannah II [also - who will ever forget being with Bill & the Boys as they won their first National Championship], Savannah III [as Bill & the Boys won their second National Championship], KCI [the first of many] delightful jaunts to Kansas City, Savannah IV, Nashville III, KCII - 2005, KC3-2007, MGE [aka Mini-Grrr.. Excursions ~ TN - Fall of 2007 and Kansas City - Spring of 2008] trips and our most-recent major jaunt - KC2011 - March 15-22, 2011. Grrr...Excursions is/are always an enjoyable way to travel and generally guarantees satisfaction [Cloverdale, IN - 1996 Tulsa II being the possible exception - Grrr...]

Because of the resounding success of our past Grrr... Excursions, many opportunities for Band Travel always present themselves.

For our 2014-2015 Performance Season we are planning [as you likely know] a major Grrr... Excursions [KCMMXV]. This will be a major project and wonderful "thing" for us all [contingent upon funding, scheduling, et al]. And who knows, there might be some Mini-Grrr... Excursions along the way. We shall also be open to other possibilities and potentialities as they present themselves.

Upon this and all we shall be in touch.

Additionally, in the near future [sometime] we are going to begin a travel series with our Tiger Symphonic Band as we continue efforts to bring the "good word" of our Tiger Bands to many folks throughout the nation. We must remember that Band Travel is always a "privilege - not a right" and we must take this responsibility very seriously.


Prior to any Grrr...Excursion, you will provided with a rather comprehensive TourPac which will fully describe all aspects of the particular trip in question, as well as general travel guidelines.  It is always important to remember that we want to travel, like to travel and know that it is good for us to travel. To this end, we want to promote all issues which will help in this regard.

Travel Roster

Due to the nature of some Grrr... Excursions and restrictions on "playing members"  in some venues, we have resorted to the "travel  roster" concept for Tiger Band Travel. In many ways we have become victims of our own success, as our Tiger Bands have grown more than we ever dreamed possible or in some instances, can afford financially. [this is a good problem - not a bad, evil problem] To this end, we sometimes travel with a specified number only [i.e. 25 members, 1 director, 4 chaperones]. When utilizing the "travel roster" concept we make all attempts to be fair and impartial, using the following criteria ...

musical contribution
overall instrumentation
ability or potential to "travel well"
general attitude

For the past few years, our Tiger Band Scholars have performed for well-over 250,000 folks annually at a plethora of events and Excellence and Quality have been, and are, our hallmarks. I know that wherever our Band Paths lead us this year, you will again "step up to the plate" to ensure the unqualified success of all performance and travel engagements.