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04-03 HHSMB Blast Apr 3

HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST!

April 3, 2013

 

 

HHSMB website - http://homestead-music.org 

 

Pictures - https://sites.google.com/site/homesteadvideo/photos

 

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

 

Winter Guard photos - http://formosafoto.smugmug.com/Events/HSHS-Marching-Band

 

Choir video - http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAR6c7VY1nPATE1FD1XGRbA

 

           

 

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:

 

Wednesday, 4/3

            4-6pm – Concert Band Rehearsal Clinic in Band Room

            6:30-8:30pm – Symphonic Band Rehearsal Clinic in Band Room

Friday, 4/5

            Band Room closes at 3:30pm

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

Orchestra Magic Music Days in Anaheim

Saturday, 4/6

            Winter Guard CCGC Championship at Independence High

            Orchestra Magic Music Days in Anaheim

Sunday, 4/7

            Orchestra Magic Music Days in Anaheim

Tuesday, 4/9

            7pm – Music Booster Board meeting in Band Room

Wednesday, 4/10

            Tutorial – Mandatory 2013 Color Guard/Marching Band Student Leader meeting

 

                                                                                                                                                           

 

 

KUDOS TO……

 

….Our music booster BBQers, servers, prep, and clean up team, all led by Barb Edmonds, who provided a yummy band booster lunch for Homestead teachers on March 29th.

 

 

MARCHING BAND/COLOR GUARD STUDENT LEADER MANDATORY KICKOFF MEETING ANNOUNCED

(Vicki Feltman)

 

Color guard and marching band students interested in being a student leader for the 2013 marching season must attend a mandatory meeting during tutorial on Tuesday, April 10th.    Mr. Burn will discuss the application process.  Please contact Mr. Burn for more information.

 

 

WHAT IS A BLOCK H??

(Vicki Feltman)

 

Parents, help your students out.  Remember way way WAY back when you were in high school and you had letter jackets/sweaters?  When you completed the required number of semesters of participation in a sport or activity, you earned a fuzzy/felt letter, usually the first letter of your high school’s name that you could sew onto your jacket/sweater.  This was when everyone knew how to sew.  With a needle and thread.

 

The Homestead Music Department gives out its version of the fuzzy/felt letter.  We call it a ‘Block H’, because our high school’s name is HOMESTEAD and the letter’s font is Block.  

 

The Block H can also be sewn onto a school jacket/sweater, but it seems like most students nowadays hang them on their bedroom wall, in their lockers, maybe glue them  on their binders, etc.

 

OK, now that everyone knows what a Block H is……

 

 

BLOCK H APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

(Vicki Feltman)

 

The Homestead Music Department Block H is awarded to any Homestead student who has completed 4 semesters of HHS music classes.  The fall semester only counts for band students if the student is enrolled in Marching Band or Color Guard (Color Guard members can count their winter semester if they are members of Winter Guard; members of Winter Percussion can count their winter semester, too).

 

Check http://www.homestead-music.org/forms for the Block H Application Form.  Please complete the form and return to the box marked ‘Mrs. Feltman’s Mail box’, located in Mr. Burn’s office. 

 

All completed forms are due by Friday, April 12th.  No exceptions!

 

Please contact Vicki Feltman  at Vicki.feltman@gmail.com  if you have any questions or comments.

 

 

CMEA BAND FESTIVAL SCHEDULE for Friday, April 12th

(Vicki Feltman)

 

Please remember that all performances are mandatory and count towards your grade.  

 

You must contact ASAP Mr. Burn and/or Mr. Weingartner if you cannot attend so that they can assign make up work, which will be due April 12th.  

 

PICK UP YOUR INSTRUMENTS AND MUSIC BY 3 PM FRIDAY, APRIL 12TH THE BAND ROOM WILL BE LOCKED WITH NO FURTHER ACCESS UNTIL APRIL 22ND, THE SCHOOL DAY AFTER SPRING BREAK.

  

If you share your instrument with someone else, make prior arrangements for a smooth handoff of your instrument.   Mr. Burn and Mr. Weingartner will not be pleased if you can’t play because you didn’t arrange for the other person to give you your shared instrument.

 

Formal Concert Attire:

 

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, black hose and shoes.

Ok: Long black pants or skirt knee length or longer, black top with shoulders covered, black hose and shoes.

Not Ok: T-shirts, sweatshirts, and tennis shoes.

Rule of thumb for girls’ formal concert attire: the less skin showing, the better.

 

 

Friday, April 12th

 

Wind Ensemble:

4:00 PM          Wind Ensemble arrive at Gunn HS –

                        Bring instruments and music

BE IN FORMAL CONCERT ATTIRE !!!

4:15 PM          Warm up

4:40 PM          Perform!

5:05 pm           SR Clinic

5:30 PM          Photo

                        Dinner Break

 

Symphonic Band:

6:30 PM          Symphonic Band arrive at Gunn HS

Bring instruments and music

BE IN FORMAL CONCERT ATTIRE !!!

Watch Gunn HS Symphonic Band

7:10 PM          Warmup Symphonic Band

7:35 PM          Perform!

8:00 pm           SR Clinic

8:25 PM          Photo

 

Concert Band:

7:00 PM          Concert Band arrive at Gunn HS

Bring instruments and music

 

BE IN FORMAL CONCERT ATTIRE !!!

Watch Monta Vista HS Symphonic Band

Watch Homestead HS Symphonic Band

8:35 PM          Warmup Concert Band

9:00 PM          Perform!

9:25 PM          SR Clinic

9:50 PM          Photo

10:15 PM        Concert Band Excused

 

NOTE – the last person to play a shared instrument is responsible for it.   Don’t leave an instrument behind thinking someone else will take care of it for you.

 

Contact Vicki Feltman at Vicki.feltman@gmail.com , Mr. Burn, or Mr. Weingartner if there are issues.

 

 

BAND ROOM AVAILABILITY FOR APRIL:

(Vicki Feltman)

 

The band room will be open after school until 6 pm Monday thru Thursday, April 1st thru 4th.

 

The band room will be closed at 3:30 pm on Friday, April 5th, due to an orchestra performance tour to Disneyland.

 

The band room will be open after school until 6 pm Monday thru Thursday, April 8-11th.

 

The band room will be closed at 3 PM Friday, April 12th due to CMEA Band Festival.

 

Contact Vicki Feltman at Vicki.feltman@gmail.com for additional band room availability.

 

 

SCRIP

(Suzanna Pedersen)

 

Scrip will be sold 2:10-3:20 outside the Band Room.  In case of rain, scrip sales will be in the Band Room.

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

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

 

 

SCHOOL-YEAR CALENDAR:

(No changes from last week’s calendar)

 

 

HOMESTEAD MUSIC DEPARTMENT

CALENDAR 2012-2013

 

 

MUSIC DEPARTMENT PERFORMANCES

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

                                    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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