Get Your Orange Bowl Gear Here!
Groundbreaking for Tiger Band Plaza set for homecoming weekend

Press Release - Thursday, November 8, 2012 10:25 AM
    |

CLEMSON — The Clemson University Tiger Band Association will break ground on the Tiger Band Plaza at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, the morning of Clemson’s homecoming game against Maryland.

The association raised more than $1 million for the plaza construction. Funds raised above the cost of construction will go into an endowment for Tiger Band scholarships.

“The groundbreaking brings to fruition a huge commitment by many people over the last few years,” said Mark Spede, Clemson's band director. “Once finished, it will be an incredible gateway to the Tiger Band practice field and a new destination point for all Clemson fans.”

Tiger Band Association President Ed Evans said that the plaza will create an ongoing legacy for band alumni.

“Band alumni, both young and old, can participate in this legacy. By purchasing a brick, their contribution to Clemson and Tiger Band will be preserved forever. Each graduating Tiger Band member will be able to add his or her name to the plaza,” he said.

Construction will start in 2013. Donations for the project are a part of Clemson’s The Will to Lead capital campaign to raise $1 billion to support students and faculty with scholarships, professorships, facilities, technology and enhanced opportunities for learning and research.

The Clemson University Tiger Band Association is a support organization for the band. Founded in 1977, it serves as the fundraising arm for Tiger Band for such projects as the plaza and scholarships for deserving band students. Its members participate in Alumni Band and march with Tiger Band at the First Friday Parade and the homecoming game.
    |


Post your comments
Subject (Replies: 68) Author
General Update: Groundbreaking for Tiger Band Plaza set for homecoming weekend
B-Meist®
Re: If I purchase a brick
74TIGER
Tiger Band Plaza should be another nice addition to our
AThomas®
Will it come with a new band :-)
Clemson_Fletch
Great! Wannabe coaches now wannabe band directors.
RickyC78
Dude, our band is not that good...
Clemson_Fletch
Re: Dude, our band is not that good...
MadDrummer
Nobody said they aren't talented
PenthouseTiger
The show selection does need work
SquishyWaffle
Two of My Life Time Friends and Very Successful Tiger Alums
cuav8
Dude, our fans aren't that great either
RickyC78
And one more thing...
RickyC78
Such ignorance
SquishyWaffle
Sorry to hurt your feelings on this
Clemson_Fletch
Maybe I can explain it so you can understand it
SquishyWaffle
You just restated my earlier point...thank you
Clemson_Fletch
'Good' is relative and subjective. Your comparison is flawed
SquishyWaffle
Well this moron believes that I should be able to hear our
Clemson_Fletch
Says the guy who has probably never donated
SquishyWaffle
You are right...I choose to donate to academics and IPTAY
Clemson_Fletch
Not a matter of lightening up
SquishyWaffle
You just don't get it do you?
Clemson_Fletch
Could you be any more stupid? Are you a coot?
SquishyWaffle
Thanks for making my point yet again.
Clemson_Fletch
You can't be serious
SquishyWaffle
We are all idiots
MackDaddy®
I like to think of it as an expose
SquishyWaffle
I am neither an alum or an ex band member. But I think your
MackDaddy®
^^ Gets it
SquishyWaffle
You are right
Clemson_Fletch
Your original statement sounds like trashing
MackDaddy®
Re: Your original statement sounds like trashing
Clemson_Fletch
They have nothing BUT walk-ons***
SquishyWaffle
Maryland football is a D1 team with a large coaching staff
SquishyWaffle
Not to mention when they miss class, they have tutors to
MackDaddy®
So now you are saying your fellow band members
Clemson_Fletch
It's an "advanced" thing called an "Analogy"
SquishyWaffle
your analogy is "not good"
Clemson_Fletch
You say you sit diagonally across from the band - can YOU
Rocky the Tiger®
Yes I can say that. I've sat all over DV
Clemson_Fletch
Ok - at least you would be able to hear me made me laugh.
Rocky the Tiger®
Re: Ok - at least you would be able to hear me made me laugh.
Clemson_Fletch
And your handle is pretty cool - are you playing the part o.
Rocky the Tiger®
The band raised it...they can spend it the way they want
MackDaddy®
Opinions are like butt holes - everybody's got one and YOURS
Rocky the Tiger®
Great one...zing***
Clemson_Fletch
Yet they are most likely all better musicians than you.***
MackDaddy®
Oh so now I have to be a better musician to call our band
Clemson_Fletch
Are you or aren't you?
MackDaddy®
It'd make you look like less of a whiner***
SquishyWaffle
Re: It'd make you look like less of a whiner***
MackDaddy®
Re: It'd make you look like less of a whiner***
SquishyWaffle
OOPS
MackDaddy®
TigerBand couldn't shake a stick...
jmharri
Did you see the AWESOME band performance for Military
designtiger®
No, I hated to miss that game but I wasn't able to go...
Clemson_Fletch
Re: General Update: Groundbreaking for Tiger Band Plaza set for homecoming weekend
Badcat
fantastic
fightigers®
Re: fantastic
Tigergal27SC
Re: fantastic
SquishyWaffle
Why is this any different than what I've been saying?
Clemson_Fletch
Chill out, dude
SquishyWaffle
LOL...I need to chill out?
Clemson_Fletch
I think you vastly overestimate your ability
SquishyWaffle
Why would I be mad...I stand behind my opinion I stated this
Clemson_Fletch
Sorry if I got under your skin
SquishyWaffle
ha...I'm not the one upset or defending a "club" I was part
Clemson_Fletch
be careful or you will get jumped by the band brigade :-)***
Clemson_Fletch
The Tiger Band alumni are just awesome
SquishyWaffle


Discuss this update on the Board - Chat about this update in TigerActive Chat


Subscribe to our RSS Feed
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Facebook
Signup for Alerts: