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11-28 HHSMB Blast Nov 28

HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST!

November 28, 2012

 

 

WINTER CONCERTS!

(Vicki Feltman)

 

Come see Homestead’s outstanding Bands, Choirs and Orchestra at their Annual Winter Concerts. 
           

           Choir Winter Concert

Wednesday, December 6th, 7:30 P.M.

Homestead Auditorium

 

Winter Pops Concert

(Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Percussion

Ensemble)

Wednesday, December 12th, 6 P.M. and 8 P.M.

Homestead Auditorium

 

Admission to the Choir Winter Concert and the Winter Pops Concert is free, but we gladly accept donations!

 

Contact Vicki Feltman at Vicki.feltman@gmail.com if you have questions.

 

PLEASE REMEMBER:

 

  • All concerts are mandatory and students are expected to participate.  Parents must let Mr. Burn know IN WRITING if students will not be attending.
  • All students and members of the audience are expected to arrive before the concert begins and stay for the entire concert.  It is impolite and disruptive to other groups for any audience member (including adults) to leave in the middle of a performance.
  • The following is the appropriate concert attire:

·         At formal performances such as adjudicated festivals and formal

            concerts,  students are to wear the following:

-       Boys:

Black dress shoes, dark socks, black pants (no jeans), white button-up collared shirt, black tie and black sport coat. If a coat is unavailable, a black sweater is ok, but no sweatshirts or black shirts please.

-       Girls:

      • Preferred: Long black dress with shoulders covered, cap sleeves or longer, black hose and shoes.
      • Ok: Black skirt knee length or longer, or black dress pants, with black top with shoulders covered, cap sleeves or longer, black hose and shoes.
      • Not Ok: T-shirts, sweatshirts, or tennis shoes.
      • Rule of thumb for girls’ formal concert attire: the less skin showing, the better.

 

LADIES, WHY YOU SHOULD HEED THE CONCERT ATTIRE REQUIREMENTS:

 

1)    When you are sitting on stage, the audience is sitting BELOW you, affording them a very unflattering view if you think you’ll look cool/cute/breathtaking in an ultra short mini.  Sometimes those unflattering views find their way to Facebook and other social sites.

2)    Mrs. Feltman will be taking note of your attire when you file into the lobby, and she will have a supply of roomy black cardigans, black uniform pants and marching band shoes and socks if you can’t figure out on your own what is appropriate concert attire.

 

 

CONCERT ETIQUETTE

(Vicki Felman)

 

Parents and students, it’s that time of the year, when we reap the benefits of all the hard work our performers have put in, attending rehearsals and practicing on their own.

 

Please read the following “Concert Etiquette Reminders” so you know what to expect at all of our concerts.  These rules apply to both choral and instrumental performances (just substitute the word ‘choir’ or ‘orchestra’ wherever you see the word ‘band’ below)

 

Concert Etiquette Reminders *

  1. Remain seated and do not talk while the band is playing.

 

  1. Please turn off pagers, cell phones, and watch alarms.

 

  1. If you have a child who might get noisy, please sit near the aisle and take them out immediately if a problem develops.

 

  1. Do not enter or leave while a band is performing unless removing a noisy child.

 

  1. Please do not wave at your child during the performance.

 

  1. While the band is performing, please do not walk down the center aisle with a video camera/phone.

 

  1. If you have a bad cough, please secure lozenges before the performance starts.  We are recording the concert.

 

  1. Please do not leave until all of the bands have performed.

 

* Excerpt from “Rude People”, by Trey Reely, in The Instrumentalist, December 2010

 

 

COUNTY HONOR BAND APPLICATIONS

(Vicki Feltman)

 

The Santa Clara County Honor Band is comprised of the most advanced band students from over 20 high schools in our county. Homestead has a long reputation of being very well represented in this band and students are encouraged (HIGHLY ENCOURAGED) to participate. The audition date is Friday, December 14th. Interested students should see Mr. Burn and Mr. Weingartner for audition details and application form.

 

 

PHOTO MAKEUP DAY

(Vicki Feltman)

 

If you did not have time for your individual and/or buddy picture, you can get it done Monday morning, January 14th.  Please contact Vicki Felman at vicki.feltman@gmail.com to schedule your makeup time by Monday, December 3rd

 

 

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

 

 

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.

 

Additionally, Moira Thompson has uploaded her entire season’s photos at http://hhsmb.moirastyerthompson.com.   

 

 

SCRIP NEWS

(Suzanna Pedersen)

 

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

Send your order or questions to 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:

(Changes from last week’s calendar are marked in red)

 

 

HOMESTEAD MUSIC DEPARTMENT

CALENDAR 2012-2013

 

 

MUSIC DEPARTMENT PERFORMANCES

12/6                Winter Choir Concert, Homestead Auditorium

12/12              Winter Pops Concert, Homestead Auditorium

12/13              Winter Jazz Concert, Homestead Auditorium

12/13              Jazz exchange concert at Acalanes High School in Lafayette

1/5                   Winter Guard Competition, Logan High School

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

1/19                Winter Guard Show at Homestead High School

1/26                Winter Guard Show, Homestead Gym

1/26                Winter Percussion Competition at Logan High School

2/1                   CMEA Jazz Festival at Santa Teresa High School

2/2                   Winter Guard Competition at Amador Valley High School

2/7                   Concert Band Exchange Festival, Homestead Auditorium

2/8                   Homestead Orchestra Festival, Homestead Auditorium

2/9                   CMEA Jazz Combo Festival, Monta Vista High School

                        Winter Percussion NCPA Competition, TBD

                        Winter Guard Competition, TBD

2/23                Winter Guard Competition at Dublin High School

2/24                CBDA State Honor Band Concerts in Fresno

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

3/8                   Wind Band Festival, Chabot College in Hayward

3/9                   Wind Band Festival at Sonoma State

3/15                Santa Cruz Jazz Festival

3/22-3/23       CMEA Band and Orchestra Festival at Saratoga High School

3/23-3/24       Winter Percussion Competition in San Bernardino

4/5 – 4/7         Orchestra Magic Music Days Performance in Anaheim

4/6                   Winter Guard Competition, TBD

4/11-4/14       Winter Guard WGI Competition in Dayton, Ohio

4/17-4/21       Winter Percussion WGI Competition in Dayton, Ohio

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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