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10-17 HHSMB Blast Oct 17

HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST!

October 17, 2012

 

Parents, please contact Mr. Burn immediately by email if your student is missing any practice, football game, or performance, regardless of the reason.    Your student’s grade can be affected by absences.

 

 

NEW NEWS:

-       Parent volunteer needs for this Friday and Saturday

-       Schedule for Thursday’s 49ers game

-       Schedule for Friday’s Homecoming Rally, Parade and game

-       Schedule for Saturday’s Dublin competition

-       Attention to families owning a ¾ ton truck

-       Scrip news

-       eScrip renewal

-       Parent and Student Lost and Found

-       2012 lime duffel bags for sale

-       2013 Tournament of Roses Honor Band

 

REMINDERS:

-       Concession Pre-Order Form for October 19th game due October 17th

-       Roommate requests for Fresno list due October 17th

-       Adult rooms available for Fresno trip – checks due October 17th

-       HHS Marching Band and Color Guard Home Show is November 3rd

-       Band Room availability

-       2012/2013 Music Department Calendar

 

 

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, October 17th     

    Concession pre-order form for Friday’s football game is due by 8:30pm

    Roommate requests for the Fresno trip are due

    Checks for adult rooms for Fresno trip are due

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

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

    8:15-8:45pm - Lime duffel bags for sale next to scrip table

Thursday, October 18th

                NO CLASSES

                7:55am – Full Marching Band rehearsal

                11:00am – Load buses and depart Homestead

                1:00pm – Rehearsal on Candlestick field

                4:45pm – Pre-game 49ers performance

                7:00pm – HHS participation in 49ers halftime salute to Olympians

                9:00pm – Buses return to Homestead

Friday, October 19th

                COME TO SCHOOL IN PEP CLOTHES (for marchers, this is green band

                shirt and blue jeans).

                2:15pm – Parade warm-up

                3:00pm – Parade step-off

                4:30pm – Students to change into uniform and be in main quad for warm-up by

                        5pm

                6:15pm – Homecoming football game.  Band will perform Poseidon’s Dream at

                        half-time, and must stay through 4th quarter.

Saturday, October 20th   

                COME TO SCHOOL IN SECTION SHIRT

    10:00am-3:00pm – Full Band practice, including Percussion and Color

                        Guard**

                4:00pm – Load buses and depart Homestead

                8:00pm – Homestead performance at Dublin High School

                11:00pm – Buses return to Homestead

Monday, October 21st

                Field trip permission forms for Disneyland trips are due to Mrs. Feltman

                        by 3:30pm

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

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

Wednesday, October 23rd     

    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:

 

PARENT VOLUNTEER NEEDS FOR THIS WEEK’S HOMECOMING AND WBA COMPETITION 

(Eileen Chun)

 

To sign up, please go to: http://bit.ly/M28Ymz

 

Parents, we need your help! We have a very busy game coming up. Homecoming starts an hour earlier. We are CRITICAL in most all positions for Homecoming. 

After this we have our LAST football game on Nov. 2nd, followed by the Home Show. All of which are grossly understaffed at the moment. We also have Logan and Fresno field shows coming up. 

If you have not volunteered to help, your opportunities are dwindling fast. Please sign up and do your part to help ensure the success of our marching band program! 

 

Friday’s Homecoming game – October 19th

**CRITICAL

 

**Potato Baking** 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

**BBQ Cook** 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

**BBQ Serve** 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

**Snack Shack** 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

**BBQ Cook** 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

**BBQ Meat Slicer** 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

**Snack Shack** 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

**BBQ Cook** 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

**BBQ Serve** 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

**Bleachers** 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

**BBQ Meat Slicer** 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

**Potatoes Serve** 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

**Snack Shack** 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

BBQ Serve 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Nachos Serve 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Potato Serve 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

On-Call Supply Runner

Potatoes Serve 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

BBQ Serve 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Nachos Serve 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Half Time Equipment Help 7:00 pm

 

Saturday’s WBA Competition in Dublin – October 20th

Dublin WBA: Truck Load/Unload to Show 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Dublin WBA: Food Serving 5:00 pm

Dublin WBA: Water 7:00 pm

Dublin WBA: Pit 8:00 pm

Dublin WBA: Truck Load/UnLoad at HHS 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

 

 

SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY’S 49ers GAME

(Vicki Feltman)

 

7:55 am          Full Marching Band Rehearsal on Homestead Field

10:15 a.m.      Tubas and Percussion help load truck

11:00 a.m.      Load busses and depart

 Bring your instrument, CLEAN black shoes, black socks, gloves,   

 and shoe bag. Please remember to wear a shirt with short sleeves

 (no tank tops or tube tops) Also, remember to wear your boxer shorts

 (we’ll be changing outside).

                       Bring a sack lunch You will be eating on the bus to Candlestick.

12:00 p.m.       Arrive at Candlestick

                        Use restrooms

1:00 p.m.         Rehearse on field

1:30 p.m.         Halftime rehearsal on field

3:00 p.m.         Eat booster-provided meal

  Use restrooms

  Get into Uniform

4:00 p.m.         Begin warm up 

4:25 p.m.         Homestead to Entertainment gate (under US Bank sign)

4:45 p.m.        Homestead PERFORMS!!

5:20 p.m.        Put instruments away.   Stay in uniform.  Game Kick-off

6:00 p.m.        Sit in reserved seats to watch first half of the Niners Game

6:20 p.m.        Line up for half-time Olympic circles

7:00 p.m.       Homestead participates in Niner’s Half Time salute to Olympians!

7:15 p.m.        Change out of uniforms, load truck

7:45 p.m.        Load busses/depart
9:00 p.m.        Arrive at Homestead/unload truck

 

 

SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY’S HOMECOMING

(Vicki Feltman)

 

FRIDAY MORNING – THE RALLY

            Marchers – wear your green band shirt and BLUE jeans (not brown, not tan; blue).  This is your uniform for the Parade

 

            Guard – check with Mrs. Nelsen

 

Students will be excused from 2nd period 10 minutes early to prep for the rally.

We will play the Moves like Jagger at the rally.

 

Because of space limitations in the gym, the rally on Friday is for students only. Parents should not be in the gym during the rally.

 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON – THE PARADE

The parade route – Up Mary Ave, right turn onto The Dalles, right turn onto Kenewick, back to Homestead.

 

            All marchers and Guard are excused from skinny 7th Go directly to the band room to warm up.

 

            2:15    warm-up

 

3:00     Form Parade Block outside the Band room on the faculty parking lot

 

Parade step off

 

                        After the parade, boosters will provide a quick snack on the grass in front of the band room.

 

FRIDAY EVENING – THE GAME

           5 pm    Marchers should be in uniform ready for warm up.

5:45 pm March into stadium with CMS

6:15 pm Game begins.  Students are expected to stay for the entire game.

 

SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY’S WBA COMPETITION IN DUBLIN

(Vicki Feltman)

 

HOMESTEAD’S SCHEDULE

10 am – 3 pm Practice – NOTE TIME CHANGE FOR THIS SATURDAY

 

                        Also note….. every member of a section will wear the same shirt.   

 

Tuba players and percussion, AFTER LUNCH, please leave your instrument cases on the grass in front of the band room, so the truck can pick them up to take to stadium after practice.

 

3:00 pm                       Tuba players, percussion, and Guard load truck and trailer at

                                    stadium

4:00 pm                       Load buses and leave HHS

Bring your instrument, CLEAN black shoes, CLEAN black

socks, gloves, hair supplies, and shoe bag. Please remember

to wear a shirt with short sleeves (no tank tops or tube tops) Also,

remember to wear your boxer shorts (we’ll be changing outside).

5:00 pm                       Arrive at Dublin, eat dinner provided by boosters, get into

uniforms

6:00 pm                       Warmup

8:00 pm                       PERFORMANCE

8:15 pm                       Change out of uniforms, return to Dublin HS Stadium for awards

9:30 p.m.                     Awards ceremony
10:00 p.m.                   Load busses/depart
11:00 p.m.                   Arrive at Homestead/unload truck

                                    Percussion, tuba, guard help with unload

 

NOTIFY US IMMEDIATELY IF…..

1)    All marching band and color guard are expected to participate at each

competition.  Contact Mr. Burn if you will NOT be attending on Saturday.

2)    Please contact Vicki Feltman at Vicki.feltman@gmail.com if your student will NOT be on the bus going to the competition on Saturday, or if your student will NOT be coming back on the bus after competition.  We don’t want to waste time waiting for someone who won’t show up at bus departure. 

3)    If you are picking up your student after competition, we want to make eye contact with both parent and student before you leave, so that we make sure everyone has hooked up; we would hate to have a student THINK their parent was picking them up, only to have them end up standing in an empty parking lot long after everyone else has left. 

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE COMPETITION

Dublin High School

8151 Village Parkway, Dublin, CA  94568

 

Location: Dublin High School Stadium 

Ticket Prices: Adult $12 Students with valid ID/ Seniors $8

                       Children 6 and under free

 

Gates Open: 4:45 pm            Start Time: 5:25 pm    Awards: 9:20 pm

Food Service:  The Dublin Concession Stands will be open with hot food, snacks and drinks.

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS FOR SPECTATORS

From I-680 South/Fremont/San Jose

1.      Travel 680 North to Dublin, CA.

2.      E – Take Alcosta Blvd Exit.

3.      R – Right turn at Alcosta Blvd.

4.      R – Right on Davona.

5.      R – Right on Lucania.

6.      L – Left on Brighton.

7.      L – Left at 2nd Driveway into parking lot by Sports Complex.

Homestead busses will be parked on Village Parkway, across campus from the stadium.

 

 

ATTENTION TO ALL FAMILIES WHO OWN A ¾-TON TRUCK

(Angela Richards)

 

With one exception, drivers who pull trailers carrying our uniform/equipment trailers are either parents whose kids are graduating this year, or parents of kids who have already graduated.  WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF DRIVERS FOR OUR OUT-OF-TOWN COMPETITIONS.  If you own a ¾-ton truck, and have experience hauling a 16’ and/or 24” trailer, please contact John Baltazar at johnb.hts@gmail.com to join the crew.  This would be an invaluable service for Homestead’s Marching Band and Color Guard.

 

Please note that ANYONE can help load or unload the truck and trailers both before we leave Homestead, or upon our return.  We are also always looking for parents willing to push PIT (front ensemble) equipment both on and off  the field.  Please consider joining this lively and fun group of volunteers!

 

 

SCRIP NEWS

(Suzanna Pedersen)

 

Scrip will not be sold this Friday 10/19 (Homecoming) or Friday 10/26 (band trip).  Friday sales will resume on 11/2/2012.  Scrip will be sold at the end of practice on Wednesdays, or contact us if you would like make other arrangements to purchase scrip.

 

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.

 

 

ESCRIP RENEWALS

(Carrie Adelman)

 

If you have not already done so, it’s time to renew your Safeway card!

 

Renew your Safeway card at www.eScrip.com before November 1st to make sure that contributions to HHS Music Boosters are uninterrupted!

 

Click on the “YES RENEW!” icon at www.escrip.com.  

 

Easier yet!  If you received an email reminder from eScrip, just click "YES RENEW!"

It only takes a couple of minutes and it can mean hundreds of dollars for us!

 

 

PARENT AND STUDENT LOST-AND-FOUND

(Angela Richards)

      

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve amassed a nice collection of items that were left behind by both students as well as parent-volunteers.  If you are missing anything; for example, a sweatshirt that says “Drum Major” across the back, a “Hanyu for Beginners” textbook, shirts and/or shorts, marching shoes, or an expensive pair of women’s sunglasses, please contact me at angela.g.richards@gmail.com so that I can return them.

 

 

2012 LIME DUFFEL BAGS FOR SALE

(Angela Richards)

 

We now have the lime duffel bags that were distributed to all freshmen in stock.  I have had several requests by upperclassmen for these bigger and more durable bags.  The cost is $11.  Please contact me at angela.g.richards@gmail.com if you are interested in purchasing a bag, and I will make arrangements to get a bag to you.

 

 

2013 TOURNAMENT OF ROSES HONOR BAND

(Eric Weingartner)

 

Bands of America sponsors a Tournament of Roses Parade Honor Band every four years.  They are currently looking for certain instruments to fill out the group.  If you are interested in participating in this exciting event, Music for All is still accepting applications.  Applications and additional information can also be found at: http://www.musicforall.org/what-we-do/boa-honor-band-in-the-rose-parade.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact tournament@musicforall.org.

 

REMINDERS:

 

Video footage from recent performances can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/user/carlsgutekunst.  Please note that new videos will be uploaded as the season progresses. As requested by the Band Directors, early-season shows (like Band Expo and TOB) are deleted three to four weeks after performance.]

 

Photos taken at practices, football games and competitions can be accessed for viewing at: https://sites.google.com/site/homesteadvideo/photos.

 

 

CONCESSION PRE-ORDER FORM DUE TONIGHT

(Leissa Hartlage)

 

Another home football game is coming up soon - Homecoming is Friday, October 19th. Want your student to have some food before the dance? The deadline for the concession pre-order form is Wednesday, October 17th at 8:30PM.

The form can be downloaded from 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.

 

 

BAND HOTEL ROOMING LISTS FOR WBA FRESNO TRIP NOVEMBER 17th DUE TONIGHT

(Vicki Feltman)

 

The WBA State Championships take place November 17-18.

 

I need rooming information for the trip now.

 

We will be staying at the Radisson in downtown Fresno on Saturday, November 17th, for one night.  We return after finals on Sunday, November 18th There will be FOUR students per room.

 

I need you students to talk to your friends and EMAIL ME your rooming lists.  FOUR to a room, please. Make sure you and 3 friends are the SAME GENDER, meaning, if someone thinks it’s funny to put a boy in a girl’s room, I’ll smile at the silliness, and switch everybody into different rooms! J

 

It would work to your advantage if you make sure you have a full group of FOUR bodies in your room, because we’ll have to split up incomplete groups to fill up spots. 

 

Please note, rooming requests will be considered on a first come, first serve basis.  The email that reaches me Friday night will take precedence over someone else requesting the same roommates next Wednesday afternoon.

 

I need your roommate selections sent to me by next Wednesday, October 17th. I will ASSIGN you to a room if I don’t get input from you.

 

Please contact me if you have any questions or comments at Vicki.feltman@gmail.com.

 

 

PARENTS, WE HAVE ROOMS RESERVED FOR WBA CHAMPIONSHIPS, NOV 17th – CHECKS DUE TONIGHT

(Vicki Feltman)

 

Parents, we have a few rooms reserved if you are interested in staying at the Radisson, downtown Fresno with the full marching band. Free breakfast is included.

 

The cost per room is $157.52 for a 1 night stay, November 17th, 2012. Available rooms have a king sized bed and a sleeper sofa in the outer room.  The Radisson currently has no other rooms available. 

 

Please put a check for $160, made payable to HHSMB, in an envelope with YOUR name and your student’s name.   Deliver the envelope to the box marked ‘Mrs. Feltman’s Mail Box’, located in Mr. Burn’s office, or drop in the mail slot on my garage door at 1150 W. Knickerbocker Dr., Sunnyvale, 94087. Mikey and Toby are on duty again!  Don’t worry about them banging against the garage door.

 

Your check is due next Wednesday, October 17th. Just a reminder, we have a limited number of rooms, so first come, first serve.

 

Please contact Vicki Feltman at Vicki.feltman@gmail.com if you have any questions.

 

 

MARCHING BAND AND COLOR GUARD HOME SHOW & GOURMET FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL - SATURDAY, NOV 3, 3:00-7:00 PM

(Connie Viveros)

 

This year’s Marching Band and Color Guard Home Show is on Saturday November 3rd, starting at 3 PM at the Mustang Field! Along with the fabulous show planned for the day, we will also be featuring several gourmet food trucks serving a variety of fabulous items such as tacos, steak, chicken and desserts! Come out and enjoy this hottest new craze sweeping the Bay Area--GOURMET FOOD TRUCKS!  

 

Invite your friends, family and neighbors out for an afternoon of performing arts and fabulous food!  


For those of you who are new to HHSMB, this is a wonderful opportunity to invite families, friends, and supporters to come and watch our wonderful 'award-winning' Mighty Mustang Marching Band show! The show will feature a special Senior Recognition presentation, so parents of seniors be sure to attend! 

 

 

BAND ROOM AVAILABILITY

(Vicki Feltman)

 

The band room will be open from 3-6 pm daily during days school is in session.

 

 

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 – 11/17

8:30am – 4:00pm

 

Percussion

Saturdays 8/25 – 11/17

9:00am – 5:00pm

 

8:30am – 4:00pm

Color Guard

Saturdays 8/25 – 11/17

8:30am – 4:00pm

 

8:30am – 4:00pm




 

 

 

Fall marching band –performances

AQ                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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

 

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