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02-06 HHSMB Blast Feb 5

HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST!

February 5, 2013

 

Attention Parents: 

Adults will be needed to help out with the following –

          Door Monitoring at Wednesday’s Choir and Orchestra Major

                   Works Concert

          Set up and clean up at Thursday’s Band Exchange Concert

          Concession sales at Friday’s Homestead Orchestra Festival

Please sign up.  Your time will make these events successful (see below)

         

 

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, February 6th

            7:30pm – “Major Work” Concert for Choir and Orchestra at HHS

Thursday, February 7th

            6:30pm – Concert Band Exchange Festival at HHS

Friday, February 8th

            BAND ROOM WILL BE CLOSED

            12:00pm – Homestead Orchestra Festival at HHS

Saturday, February 9th

            Winter Percussion NCPA Competition at Oak Grove High School

            Winter Guard Competition at Independence High School

            8:30pm – CMEA Jazz Combo Festival at Monta Vista High School

 

                                                                                                                                                           

 

CONGRATULATIONS, JAZZ ENSEMBLE!

 

The Homestead Jazz Ensemble received UNANIMOUS SUPERIOR at the CMEA Jazz Festival held at Santa Teresa HS on Friday!

 

Great Job!!

 

Two Jazz Combos will perform on Saturday, Feb. 9th at the CMEA Jazz Combo 
Festival held at Monta Vista HS.  The first combo performs at 8:30 am, with the second on stage at 10:25 am.  Join us and take a listen!

 

 

HOMESTEAD WINTER GUARD COMES IN SECOND AT AMADOR VALLEY

 

Congratulations to the Homestead Winter Guard for placing second in their division this past weekend!  Come show your support at their next competition on February 9th at Independence H.S.

 

 

DOOR MONITORS NEEDED FOR WEDNESDAY’S CONCERT AND THURSDAY’S CONCERT BAND EXCHANGE FESTIVAL

(Vicki Feltman)

 

We record every concert held in the Homestead Auditorium and lock the lobby doors so patrons don’t enter while a recording is in progress.  Door monitors sit inside the auditorium near the doors and push them open when a piece is done (when they hear clapping).   It’s easy duty and the door monitor gets to enjoy the concert.

 

We need two for the Wednesday concert, and another two for the Thursday concert.   Please contact Vicki Feltman at Vicki.feltman@gmail.com if you can help or have questions.

 

 

SPEAKING OF THE EXCHANGE CONCERT…… WE NEED DESSERTS

(Vicki Feltman)

 

Members of Concert Band and Symphonic Band are asked to donate quick and easy desserts to share with 12 new friends.   A batch of cookies or brownies, cupcakes, etc., which are easy to pick up and eat and just as easy to clean up would be great. 

 

Desserts can be dropped off in the band room before 6:30 pm. 

 

We could also use a little parent help with set up and clean up.

 

We would appreciate you either contacting Vicki Feltman or signing up in Volunteer spot ( http://bit.ly/M28Ymz) by Wednesday so we know if we have to go out to purchase enough desserts for Thursday.

 

Please contact Vicki Feltman at Vicki.feltman@gmail.com if you can help or if you plan to bring/send a dessert.

 

 

A LITTLE HELP ON FRIDAY, PLEASE?

(Vicki Feltman)

 

Music Boosters will be manning a concession stand during the Homestead Orchestra Festival this Friday, Feb 8th We need help from adults and/or students, anyone who might be available to sell chips, candy, drinks, cup of noodles (your basic low key concession fare).   No cooking involved! 

 

We have the following shifts to fill:

 

            12-2 pm, 2-4 pm, 4-6 pm, 6-8 pm, 8-10 pm

 

I (Vicki) also need help with adjudicator hospitality.   I will be sitting in the lobby ALL day and ALL  night at festival headquarters, and try as I might, I can’t figure out how I’m going to find time to set up snacks (cheese and crackers)  at 2 pm and dinner at 5 pm (Chinese food, which will be delivered) while checking in orchestras.  I’ll have the food, the plates, silverware, tablecloths, and serving utensils.  I just need someone to prepare the staff lounge in an appetizing way so judges will be inclined to eat.   

 

Please contact me at Vicki.feltman@gmail.com  as soon as possible if you can help or need more information. 

 

 

THIS WEEK’S CONCERT DETAILS

(Vicki Feltman)

 

Wednesday, February 6th, at 7:30 pm in the Auditorium

 Choir and Orchestra Major Work Concert

 

The Homestead Advanced Choirs and Homestead Chamber Orchestra will perform Schubert’s Mass in G Major and excerpts from the Broadway Muscial, Wicked.  Not to be missed!

 

Thursday, February 7th, at 6:30 pm in the Auditorium

Band Exchange Concert with Homestead, Fremont, and Lynbrook

 

6:30 Homestead Concert Band
6:50 Lynbrook Concert Band
7:10 Fremont Symphonic Band
7:30 Lynbrook Symphonic Band
7:50 Homestead Symphonic Band
8:10 Dessert Social!
8:45 end of dessert social time

 

Come listen!

 

Friday, February 8th, starting at 12 pm in the Auditorium

Homestead Orchestra Festival

 

Homestead Orchestra performs at 12 pm

Homestead Chamber Orchestra performs at 7:50 pm

 

Another not-to-be-missed performance!

 

Saturday, February 9th, in the Monta Vista HS Auditorium

            CMEA Jazz Combo Festival

 

The first combo performs at 8:30 am, with the second on stage at 10:25 am. 

 

Come take a listen!  Our concerts are FREE, although we gladly accept donations, which support all music students.

 

 

MARCHING BAND SUMMER SCHEDULE

(John Burn)

 

n an effort to keep the per-student marching band cost as low as possible, and considering that we now have better facilities here at Homestead than where we usually go for band camp, we are planning to hold band camp rehearsals at Homestead and not go out of town in August. We are looking at the idea of a doing a sleep-over in the gym for one night, but we haven't scheduled that date yet.

 

For those of you already making summer plans, please plan to be back from your your vacations by July 31st, to start mandatory marching band activities beginning August 1st.  We don’t know times or activities yet, so once again, we will live the band motto…. Flexibility.   More information will be announced as we receive it.

 

 

BAND ROOM AVAILABILITY

(Vicki Feltman)

 

The band room should be open between 3 and 6 pm tomorrow (Wednesday), but there will be limited access on Thursday, and none on Friday due to concerts and the orchestra festival.

 

 

ORDER YOUR DVD’S NOW!

(Ellen Yu)

 

The 2012 Marching DVD and BluRay and the 2012 Winter Pops DVD are ready for duplication!

 

Which means, if you haven’t ordered you copy, do it now!  Carl Gutekunst has outdone himself this year!  Re-live the marching season.  See the show from pre-season rehearsals thru the finished product, and then some.   This will be a great gift for graduating seniors, grandparents, band and guard members who want to capture every year’s performance forever.

 

Ditto for the Winter Pops Concerts.  See and hear the fantastic performances of Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and Orchestra.   If you couldn’t make either show, this is your chance to find out what you missed.  If you DID make it to the show, it’s worth another listen.

 

2012 Marching DVD’s cost $15 for a 2-disk set.  The 2012 Marching Season is also available in Blu-Ray, for $20.

 

The 2012 Winter Pops DVD cost $10.

 

This is money well-spent.  You can find the order forms on the Music Booster website at https://sites.google.com/site/hhsmusicus/forms.

 

Contact Ellen Yu at ellenyyu@gmail.com if you have any questions.  

 

HHSMB  BLAST– February 6, 2013

 

 

SCRIP

(Suzanna Pedersen)

 

Scrip is sold Fridays 2:15-3:15.  In case of rain, scrip sales will be in the band room.   Please contact us if you need to make other arrangements to purchase scrip.

 

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

Send your order or questions to scrip@homestead-music.org.

 

 

PHOTOS AND YOUTUBE FOOTAGE OF HHSMB EVENTS

(Carl Gutekunst)

 

For pictures, see:
https://sites.google.com/site/homesteadvideo/photos

 

For Orchestra and Band video:
http://www.youtube.com/user/carlsgutekunst/

 

For Choir video, including the Winter Choir Concert performances, take a look at the brand new Homestead Sings channel:
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAR6c7VY1nPATE1FD1XGRbA?feature=g-high-u


SCHOOL-YEAR CALENDAR:

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

 

 

HOMESTEAD MUSIC DEPARTMENT

CALENDAR 2012-2013

 

 

MUSIC DEPARTMENT PERFORMANCES

2/6                  Choir/Orchestra Major Work Concert at Homestead 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 WGI Santa Clara Regional Competition at Independence

                                    High School

2/23                Winter Guard Competition at Fallon Middle School in Dublin

2/24                CBDA State Honor Band Concerts in Fresno

3/1                   Jazz Band at 50th Anniversary Celebration and School Wide Auction, Del

   Monte Building, Sunnyvale

3/7                   Advance Choir Exchange with Cupertino Middle School at CMS

3/8                   San Jose State University Choral Festival

3/8                   Wind Band Festival, Chabot College in Hayward

3/9                   Wind Band Festival at Sonoma State

3/15                Santa Cruz Jazz Festival

3/16-17           Winter Guard WGI Union City Regional Competition at James Logan High

                                    School

3/21                Napa Choral Festival for Concert and Treble Choirs

3/22                CMEA Orchestra Festival at Saratoga High School

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

3/23-3/24       Winter Guard Tri-Valley Show at Granada High School

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

4/6                   Winter Guard CCGC Championship at Independence High School

4/12                CMEA Band Festival, Gunn HS, Palo Alto

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

4/17-4/21       New York City Choir Festival and Tour

4/26-4/28       Reno Jazz Festival

5/8                   Concert Band and Symphonic Band performances, Homestead

                                    Auditorium

5/9                   Wind Ensemble and Orchestra performances, Homestead

                                    Auditorium

5/11                CMEA Choir Festival at Saratoga High School

5/15                Spring Choir Concert, Homestead Auditorium

5/16                Spring Jazz Concert, Homestead Auditorium

6/6                   GRADUATION

 

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