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09-26 HHSMB Blast Sept 26

HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST!

September 26, 2012

 

We have many parent volunteers this season who are taking pictures at all of our practices, football games and competitions.  These photos can be accessed for viewing at: https://sites.google.com/site/homesteadvideo/photos.

 

 

Parents, a reminder that Mr. Burn needs to be notified immediately by email if your student will be missing any practice, football game, or performance, regardless of the reason.    Your student’s grade can be affected by absences.

 

 

NEW NEWS:

-      Reminder info about Monday’s feeder school tour

-      Concession Pre-Order form for 10/5 game due October 3rd

-      FUHSD Expo is October 6th

-      Pep Jackets are in and will be distributed September 29th

-      Marching shoes – do you have the right ones?

 

REMINDERS:

-       CMEA Solo Ensemble signups due September 28th

-       Competition meals for parents – form due September 28th

-       Volunteers needed to help with food at away competitions

-       Scrip news

-       Band Room availability

-       2012/2013 Music Department Calendar

 

 

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, September 26th   

                5:30 – 8:30 – Full Band practice, including Percussion and Color Guard**

                8:15-8:45pm – Scrip sales next to staff parking lot

Friday, September 28th

                Forms and payment for CMEA Solo Ensemble are due

    Parent Competition Meals forms are due

    2:15-3:15pm – Scrip sales in front of band room

    3:30pm – BAND ROOM CLOSES

Saturday, September 29th

                8:30am-4:00pm – Woodwind and Brass rehearsal

                8:30am-4:00pm - Color Guard rehearsal**

    9:00am-5:00pm – Percussion rehearsal**

    Distribution of pep jackets after practice

Monday, October 1st  

                7:00am-2:30pm – Feeder School Tour.  Students to wear pep shirts and blue

                        jeans

                5:30 – 8:30pm – Percussion rehearsal**

                5:30 – 8:30pm - Color Guard rehearsal**

Wednesday, October 3rd    

                Concession Pre-Order Forms are due by 8:30pm

    5:30 – 8:30 – Full Band practice, including Percussion and Color Guard**

                8:15-8:45pm – Scrip sales next to staff parking lot

 

** Practice times subject to change.  Please check your emails.

 

 

NEW NEWS:

 

REMINDER - FEEDER SCHOOL TOUR MONDAY, OCTOBER 1st

(Vicki Feltman)

 

            Nimitz Elementary (8-8:15)

                        545 E. CHEYENNE DR. SUNNYVALE, CA 94087

 

            Sunnyvale Middle School (10:30-10:45)

                        1080 Mango Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

 

            West Valley Elementary School (11:55-12:10)

                        1635 Belleville Way Sunnyvale, CA 94087

 

            Cupertino Middle School (12:35-12:50)

                        1650 South Bernardo, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

 

Montclaire Elementary School (2:15-2:30)

                        1160 St. Joseph Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94024

 

BAND MEMBERS The required uniform will be green pep band shirts and BLUE jeans (not black, not tan, not white…. They should be the color BLUE).    Please make sure they are LONG pants, not capris, not shorts. 

 

Just a reminder, your outer layer needs to be either your green pep band shirt or your green band jacket.  If you don’t have a band jacket yet, then you can wear a long sleeved shirt UNDER your green pep band shirt.

 

COLOR GUARD, per Mrs. Goddard, “…the guard will be wearing white pep shirts, black guard pants, low cut black socks and black guard shoes.  Make sure your flag bag gets loaded on the truck or bus.  We will be using practice silks.  Girls, please wear your hair in a ponytail.  Make up is optional.”

 

PARENTS – WE CAN USE ALL THE HELP WE CAN, to unload equipment and help students move them in place.  We have a very limited number of minutes between performance sites, and really need to get things set up and quickly.  Then we have to pack it all up, load up the truck/trailers again, and go on to the next site.  Bring your neighbors and friends!  The more hands, the better!  Carpool from site to site, or meet us at one particular site.  Join in the fun!  Wear your Homestead Green! 

 

The following is the schedule for the Feeder School Tour:

 

6:45 am   load truck – pit, drum line, tuba students are required to be there

 

7:15 am   load busses (normal bus check in rules apply; you need a name label before

                you can get on a bus), arrive at Nimitz/set up on their field and warm up

           

8:00 am   perform at Nimitz Elementary 

 

8:15 am   load busses/go to SMS/ set up on their field

 

8:30 am  warm ups

 

10:00 am brunch snack – we will provide snacks, thanks to DeeDee Wong!

 

10:30 am perform at SMS

 

10:45 am load busses/go to West Valley / set up on their field

 

11:50 am perform at West Valley

 

12:10 pm load busses/go to Cupertino MS / set up on their blacktop

 

12:35 pm perform at Cupertino

 

12:50 pm load busses/go to Brunswick Bowling parking lot

            bring money for lunch or bring a bag lunch

 

1:35 pm load busses/go to Montclaire / set up on their field

 

2:15 pm perform at Montclaire

 

2:30 pm load busses/go to Homestead – UNLOAD INSTRUMENTS

 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE FUHSD FIELD SHOW EXPO, OCT 6TH

(Vicki Feltman)

 

Details in next week’s blast, but plan on your student being on campus from 8:30 am until the expo finishes around 8:30 pm.   Lunch will be on their own as with any Saturday practice.  Dinner will be provided. 

 

 

CONCESSION PRE-ORDER FORM

(Leissa Hartlage)

 

The next home football game is coming up soon - Friday, October 5th. The deadline for the concession pre-order form is Wednesday, October 3rd at 8:30PM.

If you would like to order food from concession stand to eat after the half-time performance, please visit the HHSMB website at http://www.hhs.fuhsd.org/mbmain, go to the Forms page and download the Concession Pre-Order Form.

 

Please return the completed Concession Pre-Order Form, along with a check, to

Ms. Vicki Feltman’s box.  You may place an order for one or more football games at any time.

 

As a reminder, pre-order food tickets will be found in the marchers' hat boxes AFTER they have performed their half time show. PIT and TUBAS will have their tickets taped to the side of their uniform cart. If a marcher's hat box is not in it's proper cubby their tickets will also be taped to the side of the cart. Guard will have tickets distributed to them. If there are any problems with tickets on game night, please see an adult at the pre-order table  (beneath the home bleachers).

 

Questions can be directed to Leissa Hartlage at lhartlage@comcast.net.

 

 

PEP JACKETS ARE IN

(Angela Richards)

 

As most of you know, pep jackets were delivered very late last Friday, and as a result we were unable to distribute said jackets to the majority of students.  I will be at the field this Saturday, September 29th to distribute the remaining inventory.  Thanks for your patience.

 

 

MARCHING SHOES

(Angela Richards)

 

I’d like every student to check their shoe bag and look at their shoes.  Are they there?  Are they the right size?  I have a bucket of shoes that were left on the quad after last Friday’s football game.  I’ve also gotten more than one email about kids who picked up the wrong shoes by mistake.  It would be a good idea to label the inside of your shoes with a sharpie.  And if you are one of the ones with a shoe issue, please contact Angela Richards at angela.g.richards@gmail.com.

 

 

REMINDERS:

 

CMEA SOLO ENSEMBLE SIGNUPS DUE SEPTEMBER

(John Burn)

 

Please note, The CMEA Solo Ensemble Festival date has not been published yet.  We believe there will be festivals at SJSU on March 2, 2013 and March 16th, 2013.  Please keep these weekends free until we can confirm the actual date.

 

Mr. Burn really, really, REALLY wants Homestead students to participate.   If you would like to perform a solo, or get together a small ensemble, then take a Solo Ensemble Festival form from the document sorter, or download from the music booster website at www.hhs.fuhsd.org/forms Complete the form, staple a check for $25 for each solo/ensemble and leave in the box marked “Mrs. Feltman’s Mailbox” located in Mr. Burn’s office.

 

All forms and payment are due Friday, September 28th.  

 

Contact Mr Burn at john_burn@fuhsd.org or see him if you have questions about CMEA Solo Ensemble Festival.

 

 

FEEDER SCHOOL TOUR OCTOBER 1st

(Vicki Feltman)

 

Please help us as we travel to HHS feeder schools and perform for our young audiences.

 

Our band and guard students get to perform in front of their siblings, younger friends, and favorite teachers.   They will be a positive influence on young musicians and guard who might decide to continue playing their instrument or twirling that flag.

 

WE CAN USE ALL THE HELP WE CAN, to unload equipment and help students move them in place.  We have a very limited number of minutes between performance sites, and really need to get things set up and quickly.  Then we have to pack it all up, load up the truck/trailers again, and go on to the next site.  Bring your neighbors and friends!  The more hands, the better!  Carpool from site to site, or meet us at one particular site.  Join in the fun!  Wear your Homestead Green!  The following is the tentative schedule for the Feeder School Tour:

 

 

6:45 am   load truck – pit, drum line, tuba students are required to be there

 

7:15 am   load busses (normal bus check in rules apply; you need a name label before you can get on a bus),

               go to Nimitz/set up on their field and warm up

           

8:00 am   perform at Nimitz Elementary 

 

8:15 am   load busses/go to SMS/ set up on their field

 

8:30 am  warm ups

 

10:00 am brunch snack

 

10:30 am perform at SMS

 

10:45 am load busses/go to West Valley / set up on their field

 

11:50 am perform at West Valley

 

12:10 pm load busses/go to Cupertino MS / set up on their blacktop

 

12:35 pm perform at Cupertino

 

12:50 pm load busses/go to Brunswick Bowling parking lot

            bring money for lunch or bring a bag lunch

 

1:35 pm load busses/go to Montclaire / set up on their field

 

2:15 pm perform at Montclaire

 

2:30 pm load busses/go to Homestead – UNLOAD INSTRUMENTS 

 

 

COMPETITION MEALS FOR PARENTS 2012

(DeeDee Wong)

 

If you're planning on joining us at competitions, we are offering parent meal plans at all of the competitions.  These are the same meals we are serving the Marching Band/Colorguard.  For parents who are planning on volunteering at these events, it's the way to go! There will be 4 away competitions and one FUHSD Expo (total of 8 meals).

The deadline for the submission of the form (found at the end of this email) is Friday, September 28rd.  Please contact DeeDee Wong at 408-245-4239 or mikedeedee@comcast.net with any questions.

 

 

LOOKING FOR MEAL VOLUNTEERS:

(DeeDee Wong)

 

Plan on seeing the Marching Band perform at the following Competitions and Expo? Then come on out and help feed the hungry Marchers & Colorguard Members at their competitions?  There will only be a short window of time to feed 240 students and the more help we have, the quicker they can get dressed for rehearsals.  It's a great opportunity to meet more Band Parents and get to know the students.  Feel free to volunteer at one, a few, or all of the meals.  For volunteering opportunities, call DeeDee Wong @ 408-245-4239

 

10/6                FUHSD Expo, Homestead High School (dinner)

10/20               WBA Dublin (dinner)

10/26 - 10/29   Bands of America West Regional/Disneyland (Sat. lunch, Sat. dinner)

11/10               WBA Logan High School (dinner)  

11/17 - 11/18   WBA Championships, Fresno (Sat. dinner, Sun. lunch, Sun. dinner) 

 

 

SCRIP

(Carrie Adelman)

 

Buy scrip gift cards from Music Boosters and use them like cash at the stores.  The great news is that you get 2.5% scrip credit for your purchases!  Keep buying scrip and build up your scrip credit.  At the end of the year, you can ask for a reimbursement of your band fees or simply apply the credit for next year!  

 

Order forms can be found at https://homestead.schoolloop.com/mbfund#SCRIP.

Send your advance order or questions to the following new email:  scrip@homestead-music.org.

 

 

BAND ROOM AVAILABILITY

(Vicki Feltman)

 

The band room will be open from  3-6 pm daily during days school is in session, EXCEPT FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH THE BAND ROOM WILL BE CLOSED AT 3:30 PM..

 

SCHOOL-YEAR CALENDAR:

(No changes from last week)

 

 

HOMESTEAD MUSIC DEPARTMENT

CALENDAR 2012-2013

 

 

MARCHING BAND

 

Weekly Fall Marching Band Rehearsals


 

Percussion and

Mondays 8/20 – 11/12

5:30 – 8:30pm

 

 

Color Guard



 

 

Full Band, including Percussion and Color Guard

Wednesdays 8/22 – 11/14

5:30 – 8:30pm

 

Brass and Woodwinds

Saturdays 8/25 – 11/10

8:30am – 4:00pm

 

Percussion

Saturdays 8/25 – 11/10

9:00am – 5:00pm

 

8:30am – 4:00pm

Color Guard

Saturdays 8/25 – 11/10

8:30am – 4:00pm

 

8:30am – 4:00pm




 

 

 

Fall marching band –performances

10/1                Feeder school tour

10/5                Football home game v. Palo Alto

10/6                District Expo at Homestead HS

10/13              Cupertino Tournament of Bands @ Cupertino HS

10/18              49er v. Seahawks half-time performance

10/19              Homecoming

10/20              WBA competition in Dublin

10/26-10/29  Bands of America West Regional Championship and performance in

                                    Disneyland

11/2                Football home game v. Wilcox

11/3                Home Show

11/10              WBA show at James Logan HS

11/17-11/18  WBA Championships in Fresno

11/25              Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade

 

MUSIC DEPARTMENT PERFORMANCES

12/6                Winter Choir Concert, Homestead Auditorium

12/12              Winter Pops Concert, Homestead Auditorium

12/13              Winter Jazz Concert, Homestead Auditorium

1/11 – 1/13    County Honor Band, Saratoga High School

1/26                Winter Guard Show, Homestead Gym

2/7                   Concert Band Exchange Festival, Homestead Auditorium

2/8                   Homestead Orchestra Festival, Homestead Auditorium

3/8-3/9                        Wind Ensemble, Sonoma State

3/15                Santa Cruz Jazz Festival

3/22-3/23       CMEA Band and Orchestra Festivals, Saratoga High School

4/26-4/27       Reno Jazz Festival

5/8                   Concert Band and Symphonic Band performances, Homestead

                                    Auditorium

5/9                   Wind Ensemble and Orchestra performances, Homestead

                                    Auditorium

5/15                Spring Choir Concert, Homestead Auditorium

5/16                Spring Jazz Concert, Homestead Auditorium

6/6                   GRADUATION

 

 

PARENT FORM

Homestead Marching Band Field Show Meals 2012

 

If you are planning to volunteer at our band competitions, we are offering a meal plan for you to purchase.  The cost is $80 per person for 8 meals and covers all 4 competitions.  These are the same meals we are serving the Marching Band/Colorguard.

 

Make checks payable to HHSMB.  Forms may be returned to Vicki Feltman's box in Mr. Burn's office or mailed to:

 

DeeDee Wong        

1313 Belleville Way

Sunnyvale, CA 94087. 

 

 

Please print clearly

 

Name: ____________________________________________________

 

Email: ____________________________________________________

 

Phone Number: ____________________________________________

 

 

Check for Vegetarian Meal:   _____

 

 

Field Show Competitions/Expo:

 

10/6/12                FUHSD Expo, Homestead High School (dinner)

10/20/12              WBA Competition, Dublin (dinner)

10/26 - 10/29/12  Bands of America West Regional/Disneyland (Sat. lunch, Sat. dinner)

11/10/12              WBA, Logan High School (dinner)

11/17 - 11/18/12  WBA Championships, Fresno (Sat. dinner, Sun. lunch, Sun. dinner)
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