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03-13 HHSMB Blast, Mar 13


March 13, 2013



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Photos and video of many recent Homestead Music events are now available, including the Major Works Concert, the Concert and Symphonic Band Exchange Festival, the Homestead String Orchestra Festival, the Wind Ensemble Mini-Tour, and Winter Percussion.

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Orchestra and Band video -


Choir video -






Friday, 3/15

            No Scrip sales

            Santa Cruz Jazz Festival

Saturday, 3/16

            Winter Guard WGI Union City Regional Competition at James Logan High

Monday, 3/18


Forte performance from 3:30-4:30pm at Lytton Gardens

Tuesday, 3/19

            Dr. Shahab is available to do physical exams for the 2013/2014 marching band

                        season from 4:00-5:00pm in the Band Room






(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.




(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



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)


The Band Room will be open from 3-6 every Monday through Friday.




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




CALENDAR 2012-2013




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

3/30                Winter Guard Fundraising Garage Sale at Homestead

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