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05-01 HHSMB Blast May 1

HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST!

May 1, 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, 5/1

            3:15 – 4:15 - Senior auditions for Graduation and Baccalaureate in Choir Room

3:45 – 5:45 - Percussion Spring Workshop in Band Room

Friday, 5/3

            Student Leader Applications are due

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

Monday, 5/6

            3:10pm - Drum Major Auditions

Wednesday, 5/8

3:45 – 5:45: Percussion Spring Workshop in Band Room

7:30pm - Concert and Symphonic Spring Concert at HHS

                                                                                                                                                           

  

OPEN HHSMB PARENT VOLUNTEER POSITIONS FOR THE 2013/2014 SCHOOL YEAR

(Eileen Chun)


The following is a list of OPEN parent volunteer positions for 2013/2014.  Many relate solely to the fall Marching Band season.  The quality of our students’ experience depends upon your participation. No prior experience needed! Just a desire to help. We have a great group of experienced parents to help you along the way! 

Available positions:

·         General Concessions Chair and Co-Chair

·         BBQ Co-Chair

·         Pit Boss

·         Potatoes Co-Chair

·         Snack Shack Co-Chair

·         Volunteer Coordinator

·         Hospitality

·         Cell & Ink Jet Recycling

·         Equipment Maintenance

·         Pit Boss (percussion)

·         Recycling Advocate

·         Equipment Maintenance

·         Hornblower Editor

·         Recycling Advocate

·         Scrip Sales Co-Chair

·         Saturday Practice Water & Ice

·         Concessions Ice Deliverer

To sign up, please proceed to VolunteerSpot.  

   Committee Chair Positions

 

 

CALLING ALL BAND PARENTS

(Eric Weingartner)

 

The NEW Homestead HS Field House is nearing completion and this facility will also include a new storage room intended specifically for GUARD and PERCUSSION storage. We need help designing and building new lockers and cabinets that will house all of this equipment. If you are interested in donating your skills, time, AND/OR resources please contact Mr. Weingartner at eric_weingartner@fuhsd.org! He has all of the necessary dimensions of the layout to maximize the use of this space. We will be scheduling a walk-through of the storage space soon, and then will need to begin this process shortly thereafter!

 

 

STUDENT LEADER APPLICANTS – DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOUR APPLICATION AND PROJECT IS DUE TO MR. BURN???

(Vicki Feltman)

 

This Friday, May 3rd.  NO EXCEPTIONS, especially since you are applying for the position of student leader, and you need to set an example for everyone.

 

 

DRUM MAJOR AUDITIONS TAKE PLACE MONDAY, MAY 6TH, 3:10 PM

(Vicki Feltman)

 

Are you ready?

Practice those skills you are learning in the drum major workshops!

 

 

PERCUSSION SPRING WORKSHOPS

(Vicki Feltman)

 

All workshops will be 3:45pm-5:45pm in the Homestead Band Room.  Workshops are optional, but highly recommended for incoming freshmen as well as current students interested in auditioning for snare, quad, or bass drum.  These workshops also include Front Ensemble.

 

Cost for each workshop is $5/student per week.

 

Wed, May 1

Wed, May 8

Wed, May 15

Wed, May 22

 

 

MARCHING BAND PERCUSSION SECTION AUDITIONS

(Vicki Feltman)

 

Audition attendance is mandatory for anyone interested in being a part of the 2013 Fall Marching Band Percussion Section.  Contact Lane (lanearmey@gmail.com) if you cannot attend. 

 

Tue, May 28, 3:45pm-5:45pm – Snare/Quad Auditions Only

Thurs, May 30, 4pm-7pm – Front Ensemble/Bass/Cymbals

 

All incoming freshmen need only attend the May 30th audition.

 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS – SPRING CONCERT SCHEDULE

(Vicki Feltman)

 

Wednesday, May 8th, 7:30pm                                Symphonic Band and Concert Band

Thursday, May 9th, 7 pm (early!!)                          Wind Ensemble and Orchestra

Wednesday, May 15th, 7:30 pm                             Choir

Thursday, May 16th, 7:30 pm                                  Jazz Ensemble/Choir

 

Get ready for four nights of beautiful music.  You need to take this opportunity to hear ALL these groups, just to hear what you’ve been missing all this time. 

 

Admission is free.   Once again we will be selling our annual Spring Concert programs containing photographs taken during the school year, senior student photos, and senior student biographies for the same phenomenal price of $5.   All proceeds benefit the Homestead Music Program.  Note – senior students included in the program get a free copy!

                                                                       

 

THE NEW IMPROVED 2013 MUSIC BOOSTER BANQUET

(JoAnn Fitzpatrick)

 

Mark your calendar for Thursday, May 23rd 6:30pm at the Quinlan Center in Cupertino.  An all new format will be featured with fantastic food, exciting awards, presentations, announcements of section leaders, gifts, scholarships, entertainment and more.  You really don't want to miss out on the banquet this year! Stay tuned for more exciting banquet information. 

 

Questions can be directed to JoAnn Fitzpatrick joa.fitz@yahoo.com or DeeDee Wong mikedeedee@comcast.net

 

 

2013 DCI WEST GROUP TICKETS AVAILABLE $11 EACH!

(Vicki Feltman)

 

You can’t get it any better than this….Saturday, June 22nd, Stanford Stadium.  See the Blue Devils, Santa Clara Vanguard and Cadets, The Cadets, Carolina Crown, Phantom Regiment, Blue Knights, Mandarins, Pacific Crest, Revolution, and Renegades!  Your top drum corps just down the road!  And, to top it off, access to group tickets!  Individual ticket prices range from $15 to $75.  We can get $11 group tickets if we get at least 20 people.  If interested, check http://www.homestead-music.org/forms for the DCI Group Ticket Order Form. Please complete the form, staple a check to it, and leave it in Mrs. Feltman’s mail box in Mr. Burn’s office.  Due date for all group ticket orders is Friday, May 17th Go towww.dci.org/tickets if you want to purchase individual tickets.

 

Contact Vicki Feltman at Vicki.feltman@gmail.com  for more information.

 

 

2013 DCI TOUR PREMIERE AT THE MOVIES JUNE 24TH 

(Eric Weingartner)

 

2013 DCI Tour Premiere
Monday, June 24 • 6:30 p.m. local time

Now in its third year, the DCI Tour Premiere will feature an early season look at the Bluecoats, Boston Crusaders, Cadets, Cavaliers, Phantom Regiment and Spirit of Atlanta as their 2013 competitive performances are brought to the silver screen in stunning high definition video and surround sound.

The event will be tape-delayed, recorded live on Saturday, June 22 at the Innovations in Brass DCI Tour event in Akron, Ohio and rebroadcast in movie theaters on Monday, June 24.

“The Tour Premiere gives us a great springboard into the summer,” DCI Executive Director Dan Acheson said. “With nearly 24,000 in attendance at last year’s event, it’s a fantastic way for students and drum corps fans to come together for a first look at these outstanding performers and to get excited about the summer season ahead.”

The Tour Premiere will begin at 6:30 p.m. local time on June 24. A complete list of movie theaters presenting the event will be released through DCI.org and FathomEvents.com<http://www.fathomevents.com/> during the week of May 6.


Read more: http://www.dci.org/news/view.cfm?news_id=f5b2d1e5-dd4b-4eb9-bd09-fb2a505cb6a7#ixzz2Rsnli8ph

 

 

SCRIP

(Suzanna Pedersen)

 

Scrip is sold every Friday, 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.

 

NEW BAND ROOM AVAILABILITY

(Vicki Feltman)

 

Monday thru Thursday after school until 6 pm.  

 

If a student does not follow the rules during the day, they will not be allowed access after school for the day.   

 

The band room will be closed after school on Fridays.

 

 

SCHOOL-YEAR CALENDAR:

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

 

 

HOMESTEAD MUSIC DEPARTMENT

CALENDAR 2012-2013

 

 

MUSIC DEPARTMENT PERFORMANCES

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

 

HOMESTEAD MUSIC DEPARTMENT

CALENDAR 2013-2014

 

SUMMER REHEARSALS

                                           

June:

10        (Percussion only) 5pm-8pm: Spring Cleaning/Kick-Off

12        (Percussion only) 5pm-8:30pm: Rehearsal

13·      Student Leader Kick Off Day

14        9am – 1pm: New Member Orientation (mandatory):

Definition of New Member – any student who has never been a member of the Homestead marching band or guard

15        (Percussion only) 9am-9pm: Rehearsal

19        (Percussion only) 5pm-8:30pm: Rehearsal

26        (Percussion only) 5pm-8:30pm: Rehearsal

 

July:

2          (Brass and Woodwinds)     9am-12pm: Music Rehearsal

                                                            4:30pm-8:30pm: Visual Rehearsal

3          (Color Guard)                        TBD: Rehearsal

            (Percussion)                         5pm-8:30pm: Rehearsal

9          (Brass and Woodwinds)     9am-12pm: Music Rehearsal

                                                            4:30pm-8:30pm: Visual Rehearsal

10        (Color Guard)                        TBD: Rehearsal

            (Percussion)                         5pm-8:30pm: Rehearsal

13        (Percussion)                         9am-9pm: Rehearsal

16        (Brass and Woodwinds)     9am-12pm: Music Rehearsal

                                                            4:30pm-8:30pm: Visual Rehearsal

17        (Color Guard)                        TBD: Rehearsal

            (Percussion)                         5pm-8:30pm: Rehearsal

23        (Brass and Woodwinds)     9am-12pm: Music Rehearsal

                                                            4:30pm-8:30pm: Visual Rehearsal

24        (Percussion)                         5pm-8:30pm: Rehearsal

27        (Percussion)                         9am-9pm: Rehearsal

30        (Brass and Woodwinds)     9am-12pm: Music Rehearsal

                                                            4:30pm-8:30pm: Visual Rehearsal

            (Percussion)                         5pm-8:30pm: Percussion Camp

31        (Color Guard)                        TBD: Rehearsal

            (Percussion)                         5pm-8:30pm: Percussion Camp

 

August: 

1          (Percussion)                         5pm-8:30pm: Percussion Camp

2          (Percussion)                         5pm-8:30pm: Percussion Camp

3          (FULL BAND)                       9am-5pm: Rehearsal

            (Percussion)                         5pm-9pm: Rehearsal

5          (Brass and Woodwinds)     9am-12pm: Music Rehearsal

                                                            4pm-8pm: Visual Rehearsal         

6          (Brass and Woodwinds)     9am-12pm: Music Rehearsal

                                                            4pm-8pm: Visual Rehearsal

            (Percussion)                         5pm-8:30pm: Rehearsal

7          (Brass and Woodwinds)     9am-12pm: Music Rehearsal

                                                            4pm-8pm: Visual Rehearsal

            (Percussion)                         5pm-8:30pm: Rehearsal

8          (FULL BAND)                       TEAM BUILDING DAY AND DCI NIGHT AT THE

                                                            MOVIES

9          (FULL BAND)                       9am-9pm: Rehearsal

10        (FULL BAND)                       9am-9pm: Rehearsal

                                                            9:30pm-10:30pm: Skits!

11        (FULL BAND)                       9am-1pm: Rehearsal

12        NO PRACTICE

13        (Brass and Woodwinds)     9am-12pm: Music Rehearsal

                                                            4:30pm-8:30pm: Visual Rehearsal

            (Percussion)                         5pm-8:30pm: Rehearsal

14        (Brass and Woodwinds)     9am-12pm: Music Rehearsal

                                                            4:30pm-8:30pm: Visual Rehearsal

            (Percussion)                         5pm-8:30pm: Rehearsal    

15        (Brass and Woodwinds)     9am-12pm: Music Rehearsal

                                                            4:30pm-8:30pm: Visual Rehearsal

            (Percussion)                         5pm-8:30pm: Rehearsal

16        (Brass and Woodwinds)     9am-12pm: Music Rehearsal

                                                            4:30pm-8:30pm: Visual Rehearsal

            (Percussion)                         5pm-8:30pm: Rehearsal

17        (FULL BAND)                       9am-6pm: Rehearsal

                                                            6pm: PARENT SHOW

19        FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

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