Groundbreaking for Tiger Band Plaza set for homecoming weekend


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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.

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