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04-08 HHSMB Apr 08

HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST!

April 8, 2013

 

The band room is no longer available after school without making arrangements with Mr. Burn or Mr. Weingartner.

 

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, 4/10

Lunch - Marching Band and Color Guard mandatory Student Leader Kickoff

            Meeting

4:00-6:00pm – Open percussion workshop for snare, quad and bass in Band

            Room

Thursday, 4/11 – Sunday, 4/7

Winter Guard WGI Competition in Dayton, Ohio

Friday, 4/12

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

Block H Applications are due

CMEA Band Festival at Gunn High School

Monday, 4/15 – Friday, 4/19

            SPRING BREAK – NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, 4/17 – Sunday, 4/21

            NYC Choir Festival and Tour

            Winter Percussion WGI Competition in Dayton, Ohio

Tuesday, 4/23

            3:15 – 4:30pm – Beam raising ceremony at new Field House

 

                                                                                                                                                           

 

 

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 lunch on Wednesday, April 10th.    Mr. Burn will discuss the application process.  Please contact Mr. Burn for more information, especially if you cannot make the meeting.

 

 

FIRST WORKSHOP FOR 2013-2014 DRUMLINE ON WEDNESDAY (LANE ARMEY)

 

Hi everyone - even as we are wrapping up this winter percussion season, we are beginning to look ahead to this upcoming fall. Auditions for the 2013-14 percussion section will be in late May, as in previous years. Full details will be provided in a few weeks. 

Our first open percussion workshop will be this Wednesday (April 10), from 4pm-6pm in the band room. It is specifically geared towards any student interested in auditioning for snare/quad/bass. This is a totally optional workshop, designed to provide individual feedback to help prepare for auditions. There will be other workshops in late April and May.

Current snare or quad drummers, or current seniors need not attend. Incoming freshmen are highly encouraged to attend.

Please contact Lane with any questions (lanearmey@gmail.com).

 

 

REMINDER - BLOCK H APPLICATIONS DUE THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 12TH

(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.

 

 

FINAL REMINDERS ABOUT CMEA BAND FESTIVAL THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 12th – NOTE UPDATES BELOW

(Vicki Feltman)

 

Please remember that all performances are mandatory and count towards your grade.   The CMEA Band Festival is our most important performance of the semester and is worth 100 points.  

 

As mentioned in multiple blasts, if students are missing this or any performance or any scheduled rehearsals/practices, they must contact Mr. Burn and/or Mr. Weingartner immediately to find out what kind of make up assignment is required. This gives the student time to prepare the assignment, which would be due on the day of the rehearsal or performance, April 12th, in this case.

 

Parents – there is no bus transportation available.  Please transport your students to the Spangenburg Theater at Gunn HS, 780 Arastradero Rd Palo Alto, CA 94306 and sit in the audience and listen to your student’s performance.  Admission is FREE and the talent is outstanding.

 

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.

 

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

 

If you share your instrument with someone from one of the other bands, 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.

 

 

Wind Ensemble:

4:00 PM          Wind Ensemble arrive at Gunn HS –

                        Bring instruments and music

BE IN FORMAL CONCERT ATTIRE !!!

4:15 PM          Warmup

4:40 PM          Perform!

5:05 pm           SR Clinic

5:30 PM          Photo

                        Wind Ensemble excused

 

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

9:00 PM          Watch Concert Band performance

9:25 PM          Symphonic Band excused

 

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.

 

 

BE A PART OF THE BEAM RAISING CEREMONY!

(John Burn)

 

On April 23 Homestead is having a "beam raising ceremony" inside our new, almost-finished Field House.  A limited number of members of the Homestead Band will get to go inside the new field house and play pep band tunes (Word Up, All Right Now, Sons, & Fight Song) as part of the ceremony.

This event will happen from 3:15 – 4:30 PM, on Tuesday, April 23.

If you want to be part of the “beam raising ceremonial band”  (the Beam Band) to perform at this ceremony, then write your name on the sign-up sheet located on my office door closest to Mrs. Feltman’s desk.

Mr. Burn

 

 

AUDITIONS FOR GRADUATION AND BACCALAURETE MAY 1st

(Vicki Feltman) 

 

Auditions to perform the Star Spangled Banner at graduation and/or perform at Baccalaureate will be held in the Choir Room on Wednesday, May 1, from 3:15 – 4:15 pm.

 

Please contact Mr. Burn or Dr. Morton for more information.

 

                                                                                 

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

4/11-13           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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