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03-06 HHSMB Mar 6


March 6, 2013





Wednesday, 3/6

            Band Room closes at 2:00pm

Thursday, 3/7

            Advance Choir Exchange Concert with Cupertino Middle School at CMS

Friday, 3/8

            Scrip Sales – 2:10-3:20pm in front of Band Room

Band Room closes at 3:10pm

            San Jose State University Choral Festival

            Wind Ensemble performance at 5:15pm at Chabot College’s Big Theater

Saturday, 3/9

            Wind Ensemble performance at 1:45pm at Sonoma State’s Green Music Center

            Winter Guard CCGC performance at Independence High in San Jose

Sunday, 3/10

            Forte performance at Valley Medical Center, 2pm-2:45pm

Tuesday, 3/12

            Booster Board meeting at 7:00pm in Band Room





IMPORTANT NOTICE Regarding CMEA Band Festival

(Vicki Feltman)


THE CMEA BAND FESTIVAL will take place on Friday, April 12th, at Gunn High School.  This happens to be the Friday before Spring Break.  All students in Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble are required to perform that day.  This is a mandatory performance.  We don’t have a schedule yet, but please make sure students stay in town that Friday.   You can start your Spring Break on Saturday. 




(Vicki Feltman)


Every year, it’s the same story.  Band Camp forms, which require a doctor’s signature, are due in July.  A panicked parent calls at the end of June, because they just CAN’T BELIEVE they can’t get an appointment with their doctor until the day before we leave for band camp, or the week AFTER  band camp!  OH NO!!!


HEED THIS WARNING.  Make your doctor appointments NOW.  Your doctors might have all their appointments booked up for the summer because every child in the universe requires a physical for summer camp, summer sports, fall sports, etc.  We have proof of instances where parents calling in May could not get in to see the doctor until mid-August.  


This year, we are once again offering families the opportunity to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shahab, who does the physical exams for athletics.  The cost of an exam is $20.   Dr. Shahab has also mentioned he will donate a portion of the exam price to Music Boosters. 


We have arranged for Dr. Shahab to be in the band room on the following dates and times:


Tuesday, March 19 4-5 pm

Tuesday, March 26 4-5 pm


We won’t be able to add additional slots, so first come, first serve.


Please note - the only thing we really need is a doctor’s signature on the form.  If your doctor will sign the form without needing a physical, that’s between you and your doctor. 


Please make sure you call your doctor to find out.


Please contact Vicki Feltman at to sign up for an exam or for more information.


Please make sure to forward this message on to any incoming freshmen marchers.




(Vicki Feltman)


Wind Ensemble will embark on a performance mini-tour next Friday, March 8th, with the first performance in the Chabot College Big Theater at 5:15 p.m.   The group will finish with a performance on Saturday, March 9th, at 1:45 pm, in the beautiful Green Music Center on the Sonoma State campus.   Don’t miss it!


Winter Guard competes at Independence High in San Jose on Saturday, March 9th Be sure to go watch the show!




(Suzanna Pedersen)


If you purchase the following scrip, an additional 2% of the value will be added to your student’s scrip account for a total of 4.5%! 


Landry’s (Rainforest Café) $25's            Boston Market $10's

Rosie McCanns  $25's                            Dave and Busters   $25's          

Payless Shoes   $20's                             Aeropostale  $25's

Hard Rock Cafe  $25's                            Quiznos $10's


This offer is limited to stock on hand.


Scrip will not be sold on Friday March 15th.  If you need scrip then please send an email to the scrip team.


Scrip will be sold as usual this Friday, March 8th from 2:10-3:20.  In case of rain, scrip sales will be in the band room.

Scrip order forms can be found at

Send your order or questions to




(May Zeng)

You've worked hard polishing that Solo Ensemble piece, now here's an opportunity to use your talents to benefit the community! Forte will be performing for patients at Valley Medical Center on Sunday, 3/10, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm and for senior citizens at 
Lytton Gardens Senior Communities in Palo Alto on Monday, 3/18 (teacher work day), 3:30 pm to about 4:30 pm, and we're inviting you to share your music. All musical performance types are welcome, and this is a great way to practice performing in front of an audience. Email with your name and a description of your ensemble (piece, number of people, instrumentation) if you'd like to perform. We hope you can join us!


(Vicki Feltman)


Please note these dates and times!


Wednesday, March 6th, HOLIDAY SCHEDULE means school is out early.  Band room will be closed at 2 p.m. due to a staff meeting taking place right after 7th period.

Thursday, March 7th, open 3:30-6 pm.

Friday, March 8th, band room closed after 7th Period.  Mr. Burn, Mr. Weingartner and I will be on an overnight performance tour with Wind Ensemble at Chabot College and Sonoma State.


The Band Room will be open from 3-6 every Monday through Friday on days not listed above.



(Tim Oey)

The new Homestead Music website at is now live! Please bookmark it, link to it, and use it to get your HHS Music News.  Let us know what you most want to see on our new site. It will continue to expand and evolve over the coming year. The new site has mobile and computer friendly layouts and also works with the "Mustang Music" Android app by Diveesh Singh (download this app from Google Play).  Enjoy!




(Carl Gutekunst)


For pictures, see:


For Orchestra and Band video:


For Choir video, including the Winter Choir Concert performances, take a look at the brand new Homestead Sings channel:




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




CALENDAR 2012-2013




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

3/9                   Winter Guard CCGC Independence Show

3/15                Santa Cruz Jazz Festival

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


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                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

4/11-13           Winter Guard at WGI Championships in Dayton, Ohio

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


5/9                   Wind Ensemble and Orchestra performances, Homestead


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