Dr. Hosler Catch Phrases
The Dr. Hosler Catch Phrases have been retired! No new ones will be added!!
Due to an unfortunate series of event Dr. Hosler is no longer the director of
Tiger Band! If you want to do something about this, contact your local Clemson
||Well, all the same, here's all the old phrases. In order to appreciate
these to the fullest you must have been a member of Tiger Band. For the
rest of you: Dr. Hosler could run all rehearsals with a finite number of
phrases that he used again and again. After much intensive research, I compiled
a comprehensive list of these phrases. They are listed here according to
frequency of use, and my favorites ones appear in yellow.
For this to be effective, you must imagine his forcedly cheery, overly inflective
voice being carried via a headset to speakers that boom his voice over half
the campus. And oftentimes he is standing atop a fifty-foot high platform.
- Youre doing
great today, Tiger Band, youre doing great.
- Good, good!
- Hustle, hustle!
- All the way out,
lets PLAY it!
see some ENTHUSIASM out here, Tiger Band!
- After the preset!
- Alright, heres
- Take it from the
- Good first note...
- Whistle! Drum
- Preset! Drums...
afternoon, Tiger Band!
- Let's do that one
again. Let's - do - THAT - one - AGAIN.
- <Insert song
name> is up!
- Come on! Play
- Play clean!
- Were ready
for you, drums, if youll head on over here...
- Get a drink of
water over here right quick, if you want one...
- Id like to
see the section leaders and assistants over here for a
- There's too much
- Alright! In the
- Dont be a
- Eyes up here!
- LAND on it!
- NAIL it!
- Sing your parts!
- This is MAY-SURED
- Lets fix
these diagonals here...
- Now, play it like
that every time!
- Listen to me a
minute as youre walking to you places.
- Well call it
the first time.
- Well call it
the second time.
- Okay, that one's
- Is there somebody
MISSING right there?
- Stop when I stop!
- You older members,
help out the new members...
- We dont have
time to do thousands and thousands of run-throughs of
- Were not like
one of these bands that do one show all season long.
- Now we're going to do it continuous.
- Mark time 4, Slow turn 4, head for Clemson.
- Here's what's going
to have to happen....
- Have a plan!
- The clock is
- ... I dont
know WHAT it is today, but ....
- Know which way to
- Hold up your hand
if there is anybody MISSING from your squad.
- Bottom of the
letters hit on count 28!
- Bottom of the
letters hit on what count...?
- Start right there
at "da-da-DI-da-DA-da-da-DI!" What letter is
that? [God Bless
- "Bum, FLANK, bum, FLANK, bum-bum,
God Bless America!!]
- Bass drums, let's
play this like the visiting band is going to be playing,
so do the unison quarter notes...
- "...and Hit...and Hit...and Hit...and
Hit...and Hit...and Hit...and Hit..."
- Nope, nope, nope! A
trumpet came in early over here! Take it back!
- Know which side of
the field you should be on. Are you on the side with the
- That whistle is
your cue to get to attention.
morning, Tiger Band! Its game day!
- Tiger Band, we are
- Just the intro, to
let them know that were coming...
- This side is home,
this side is away...
- Great job at half
time, Tiger Band!
- Everybody's music says to ____ [e.g. get
faster, get louder] there, right? ..... No!!!
- Don't think "Oh,
I have until Friday to learn this." Unt-uh.
- Drink more water
than you think youll need, dont just drink a
Coke and think youll be alright.
- When you get to
your room, take your uniform OUT of the garmet bag.
- Keep an eye on your
hat, everybody is looking for a souvenier....
- Hang up your jacket
and pants... nobody here is your Mommy.
- The way we do it is
we put strong players on every
- The student staff
is really what makes Tiger Band great.
- Make sure you eat
the hot breakfast buffet, it's already payed for...
- Pregame! We'll do
it on the count. Drums, we'll have you play it here...
(This one has
fallen out of use! Thank goodness!)
- Josh would like to see the
trahm - bones. (This
one's obselete but its still funny stuff!)
And some one-time
- Good - morning -
Tiger - Band, let's WAKE up and GET WITH IT.
- Move 4 inches to the left .... good.
- That's not going to shake anybody's
- Does anybody want
to be a funny man with me? Huh? Any takers?
- Ill blow you
right out of here!
- This one submitted by Darius Jones: Hey Percussion, how about
just stand there and play!? How's that for something cool?!