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Local golf tourney to boost high school marching band

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Posted: Tuesday, September 2, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:01 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

When golfer and stroke are harmonious, it’s sweet music. When an afternoon round helps prep musicians pay for pricey new uniforms, that’s a birdie’s song.

Such is the idea on Saturday, Sept. 13, when the third annual Vanguard Classic Golf Tournament will raise funds for the Ironwood Ridge High School marching band.

Rosa Rhoades, event organizer and band mom, expects 48 players to come to the Sun City Vistoso Golf Course, where registration begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start.

The tournament’s been successful in the last two years, she said, largely due to rosy recollections of woodwinds and brass.

“We’ve found there’s lots of former band members in the community. Many of them have fond memories,” Rhoades said.

Beyond the post-play dinner and Nighthawk jazz band performance that follows, the tournament offers one more perk — organizers plan to sell mulligans to golfers with untuned swings.

“I encourage (players) to bring a lot of cash,” Rhoades said. “That’s not beneath us.”

A few slots for the tournament remain open. Registration costs $75, due by Saturday, Sept. 5.

For more information, go online to www.irhsvanguard.com.

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Tuesday, September 30

Boys Golf (3 p.m.)

Mountain View at Haven Golf Course

Ironwood Ridge, Buena, Catalina at Rincon (Dell Urich)

Girls Volleyball (4, 5, 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Marana at CDO

Maricopa at Mountain View

Ironwood Ridge at Vista Grande

Poston Butte at Catalina Foothills

San Miguel at Pusch Ridge

Freshman Football (6 p.m.)

Maricopa at Marana

Wednesday, October 1

Girls Golf (3 p.m.)

Mountain View vs. Ironwood Ridge (Omnu Tucson National)

CDO, Sunnyside at Flowing Wells (Silverbell)

Sabino at Catalina Foothills

Cross Country (4:30 p.m.)

Ironwood Ridge, Sahuarita at Flowing Wells (Columbus Park)

Marana, St. Gregory at Catalina Foothills

Girls Volleyball (4, 5, 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

CDO at Ironwood Ridge

Freshman Football (6 p.m.)

Mountain View at Salpointe

Catalina Foothills at CDO

JV Football (6.p.m.)

Marana at Maricopa

Salpointe at Mountain View

CDO at Catalina Foothills

Thursday, October 2

Swimming (4 p.m.)

Mountain View, St. Gregory’s, Pusch Ridge at Marana

Girls Volleyball (4, 5, 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Mountain View at Poston Butte

Catalina Foothills at Flowing Wells

Pusch Ridge at Willcox

Varsity Football (7p.m.)

Maricopa at Marana

Mountain View at Salpointe

Catalina Foothills @ CDO

Ironwood Ridge at Rincon

Friday, October 3

Boys Golf (all day)

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Santa Rita/Flowing Wells Invitational

Girls Vollyeball (all day)

CDO, Catalina Foothills at Falcon Invitational

Cross Country

Catalina Foothills, CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Desert Twilight Festival

Varsity Footbal (7 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at San Tan Valley

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Boys Golf (all day)

CDO at Santa Rita/Flowing Wells Invitational

Swimming (all day)

Catalina Foothills, CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Brophy/Xavier Swim Invitational

Girls Volleyball (4 p.m.)

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