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11-21 HHSMB Blast Nov 21

HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST!

November 21, 2012

 

Parents, please contact Mr. Burn by email at john_burn@fuhsd.org if your child will be missing Sunday’s Parade.    Your kid’s grade can be affected by absences.

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THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, November 21st     

    No band practice

    Student Award nominations are due

Thursday, November 22nd

    THANKSGIVING – No School

Friday, November 23rd   

                No School

Sunday, November 25th – Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade

    3:00pm – Informal awards ceremony in band room.  Pick up instrument, hat

            box and uniform garment bag.

    5:00pm – Arrive at Parade staging area on corner of Third Street and Plaza

            North in downtown Los Altos

    6:00pm – Parade start.  Band dismissed when they finish the route

            (approximately 6:20pm)

Monday, November 26th

                RETURN YOUR UNIFORM AND SHAKO TO BAND ROOM

    Audition CDs and payment for State Honor Band are due

                                                                                                                                                           

 

 

LAST CHANCE-GET STUDENT AWARD NOMINATIONS IN BY MIDNIGHT WEDnesday

(Vicki Feltman)

 

Please email your student award nominations to Vicki.feltman@gmail.com by MIDNIGHT Wed, November 21st.   We have plenty but we will give you one last chance to submit your awards.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

 

SCHEDULE FOR FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS PARADE - SUNDAY NOV 25TH

(Vicki Feltman)

 

You are encouraged to decorate yourself and your instrument with lights!  See Mrs. Edmonds write-up regarding lights.

2:00 pm
          Tubas and drums load trailer at Homestead


3:00 pm
          Informal awards ceremony

Snacks and beverages

 

3:30 pm          Pick up your instruments, hat in hat box, uniform in garment bag!

 

4:15 pm          Band room will be locked with no access until we get back

                        from the parade - no exceptions

 

4:45 pm          Tubas and drums – pick up instruments at the trailer parked in the

Los Altos Grill Parking lot near the corner of San Antonio and  Whitney Street.   Grab your instruments ONLY (NO CASES OR STANDS) and walk to the staging area.

 

5:00 pm          All other band members and color guard - proceed to the band

                        staging area in the parking lot across the street from Safeway,

between Second Street and Third Street. Students can be dropped

off on the corner of Third and Edith, where they can walk down

Third to the parking lot. Or, you can park at the end of the parade route (on Pepper, Lyell or Cuesta across San Antonio) and walk up Third to the parking lot.

Arrive fully dressed in uniform with hat and instrument.

 

Leave your instrument cases and personal belongings locked in your cars. There is ABSOLUTELY NO PLACE TO STORE YOUR BELONGINGS AT THE WARM UP SITE.


Full band begin warm-up in uniform

 

6:00 pm          Parade begins. We are entry number 18 towards the beginning

                       of the parade!


6:30 pm          Approximate time Homestead finishes parade. Band dismissed. Tubas

                        and drums need to carry instruments back to the trailer.

Tubas and percussion return to Homestead to unload

instruments!!

 

Band room will be open until 9:30 pm to allow marchers to drop off

uniforms and instruments.

 

Maps of the parade route and staging/warm-up area can be found at http://losaltosparade.com/ParadeInfo.htm

 

 

GETTING DECKED OUT FOR THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS PARADE

(Barbara Edmonds)

 

The Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade is a fun parade where bands not only play, but get totally decked out in lights, etc.  Students are welcome to dress up their uniform and instruments with lights, holiday decorations etc.  The brighter the better (the little kids love this).  If you are going to buy lights (e.g. Target has cheap ones), try and get LED lights.  They're small and very bright.  They run on batteries (typically 2-3 AA or AAA batteries).  

 

To connect them to your uniform, shako and/or instrument please use removable tape.  You can do all your design preparation at home since you'll take your uniform home with you prior to the parade.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Barbara Edmonds at edmondsbarb@yahoo.com.

 

 

RETURN YOUR UNIFORM AND SHAKO ON MONDAY MORNING

(Vicki Feltman)

 

Uniform carts will be rolled out near the percussion studio between 8:30 am and 9 am.  Drop off your garment bags and hat boxes with uniforms and hats intact if you do not do so Sunday evening.  Contact Vicki Feltman at Vicki.feltman@gmail.com if any questions.

 

 

REMINDER – PE BAND STUDENTS GO TO PE MONDAY MORNING FIRST PERIOD

(Vicki Feltman)

 

Marching season ends with the Festival of Lights parade.  Those enrolled in PE Band should report to PE on Monday morning.

 

 

State and County honor bands

(Vicki Feltman)

State Honor Band: Applications, Audition CD’s and payment are due Monday November 26th NO EXCEPTIONS.  Contact Mr. Burn for details.

County Honor Band: Auditions Friday, December 14th See Santa Clara County Band Director’s website, http://sccbda.org/forms for audition application form, which needs to be signed by Mr. Burn.  Contact Mr. Burn asap for details.

 

 

HOLIDAY POTLUCK & VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION COCKTAIL PARTY--SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9th, 6:00 - 8:00 PM in Los Altos (Connie Viveros & Rita Allen)

 

Happy Holidays! Please join the HHSMB Board of Directors as we celebrate and honor the dozens of volunteers who have contributed to the success of our 2012 HHS marching band season! The event is open to all our parent volunteers who have given your time and talent to the band this season. No matter how big or small your efforts, we want to celebrate YOU.

 

Come mingle and share in the accomplishments of another successful marching band season, and enjoy the annual year-end slide show!  Please bring an appetizer or dessert dish to share.

 

Join us on Sunday, December 9th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the home of Rita & Michael Allen, 5760 Arboretum Drive, Los Altos CA 94024 - 650-968-4573

 

SAVE THE DATE FOR HOMESTEAD'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER AND AUCTION GALA

(Rita Allen)

 

Friday, March 1, 2013, 6:00 - 10:30 p.m.
The Historic Del Monte Building 100 South Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale

We hope you can join us. Tickets will be available for sale in January, $85 each or, for a limited time, 10 tickets for $800.

In order to reach our goal, we need great donations! Any item will be appreciated. We can use new electronics, vacation homes, sports tickets, restaurant gift certificates, gift cards, personal services, and anything else you can offer. To make a donation or for additional information, please contact Rita Allen (
allen.rita@gmail.com) or Susan Stevenson (susanmmstevens@gmail.com).

The more money we raise, the more we can support our students.

Coming soon - our online auction catalog at Bidding For Good.com. For more frequent updates, like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Homestead50.

Hope to see you there.

 

 

PHOTOS AND YOUTUBE FOOTAGE OF HHSMB EVENTS

(Carl Gutekunst)

 

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.

 

 

SCRIP NEWS

(Suzanna Pedersen)

 

Scrip is sold at the end of practice on Wednesdays on the curb of the staff parking lot, and on Fridays, 2:15 – 3:15, outside the band room.  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.

 

 

BAND ROOM AVAILABILITY

(Vicki Feltman)

 

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

 

 

SCHOOL-YEAR CALENDAR:

(No changes from last week)

 

 

HOMESTEAD MUSIC DEPARTMENT

CALENDAR 2012-2013

 

 

MARCHING BAND

 

Fall marching band –performances

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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