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05-08 HHSMB Blast May 8

HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST!

May 8, 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, 5/8

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

7:30pm – Concert and Symphonic Spring performances at HHS

Thursday, 5/9

            7pm – Wind Ensemble and Orchestra Spring performances at HHS

Friday, 5/10

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

Saturday, 5/11

            CMEA Choir Festival at Saratoga High School

Tuesday, 5/14

            7:00pm – Booster Board meeting in Band Room

Wednesday, 5/15

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

7:30pm – Choir Spring Concert at HHS

                                                                                                                                                           

  

WANTED – DOOR MONITORS FOR ALL CONCERTS

(Vicki Feltman)

 

Sigh… I forgot to ask for door monitors for the CONCERTS!   Easy duty – you come to the auditorium 15 minutes before doors open, choose your door, sit and watch the concert and open the door when everyone is clapping after each piece is performed.   No extra talents required.    Please contact me (Vicki) atVicki.feltman@gmail.com if you can help.   The most urgent need is for TONIGHT’S CONCERT!!

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS, PTSA PARENT HONOREES!!

(Vicki Feltman)

 

Each spring, the Homestead High School PTSA honors individuals from our community for outstanding service to our students and school. We are proud to recognize the following band parents who have been recognized by the PTSA:

 

GOLDEN OAK SERVICE AWARD - Rita Allen

Continuing Service award - Barb and George Edmond

Continuing Service Award - Audrey Ishizaki

Continuing Service Award - Kelly Giannini

Honorary Service Award - Sophia and Arien Ferrell

Very Special person award - Connie Guglielmo

 

The recognition is well deserved!

 

 

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)

 

ALL Music Department students and families are cordially invited to the twenty-second annual Homestead High School Music Department Awards Banquet. There will be fantastic food, awesome awards, Block H presentations, scholarships, entertainment, highlights and memories from another unforgettable year!

 

All Senior Students in the Music Department will be honored.

 

EVERY STUDENT ENROLLED IN A MUSIC DEPARTMENT CLASS, INCLUDING THE CHOIRS, ORCHESTRAS, MARCHING BAND, WINTER PERCUSSION, COLOR GUARD/WINTER GUARD, CONCERT BAND, SYMPHONIC BAND, JAZZ BAND AND/OR WIND ENSEMBLE ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND WITH THEIR FAMILY.

 

When: Thursday, May 23, 2013

Time6:30pm appetizers; dinner will be served at 7:00pm

Where: Quinlan Community Center, Cupertino Room, 10185 N. Stelling Rd., Cupertino

Cost: Purchase by Monday, May 20, 2013: $12.00/person. No charge for children under the age of 5.

 

No tickets will be sold after May 20th. Please make checks payable to “HHS Music Boosters”.

 

If you would like to attend the banquet and were not able to purchase a ticket you are welcome to arrive after dinner at 7:45pm to enjoy the banquet festivities. The price covers the cost of food, hall rental, decorations, table service and awards – the event is NOT a fundraiser.

 

FOUR CONVENIENT TICKET PURCHASE OPTIONS BY Monday, May 20th

1.    Mail your payment so it arrives by Monday, May 20th. Please send payment to JoAnn Fitzpatrick, 1442 Wright Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94087. Please include the student’s name, total number of tickets and your phone number. Checks should be made out to “HHS Music Boosters”

2.     Drop off your payment in the mail slot located in the bottom half of the front door of JoAnn’s home :1442 Wright Avenue in Sunnyvale.

3.    Purchase your tickets at one of the Spring Concerts (May 8th , 9th , 15th or 16th ) in the Lobby.

4.    Turn your payment into Mrs. Feltman’s box – Please write Banquet Tickets on the envelope.

 

Once your tickets are purchased, your name and the number of tickets purchased will be on a guest list at the banquet. When you arrive, check in and enjoy the evening.

 

BANQUET HELP IS NEEDED

We have made it easy this year to sign up for help.  Please click on the link to see what fun things you can help with:  http://bit.ly/M28Ymz.

 

Or, you can contact JoAnn Fitzpatrick at joa.fitz@yahoo.com or DeeDee Wong at mikedeedee@comcast.net to sign up.

 

If you don’t contact us, we’ll be contacting you :o) Hurry and volunteer, the best jobs go first….

 

Available jobs are: Door Greeters, Appetizer Table Monitor, Cake pick-up and delivery, Food pick-up and delivery, Serving runners, Unload and Set-Up, Kitchen prep, Clean up and dishes.  

 

 

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 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.

 

 

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!

 

 

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 will be sold before and after the concerts (Wednesday and Thursday).  Stop by and see our list of specials.

 

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.

 

BAND ROOM AVAILABILITY

(Vicki Feltman)

 

The band room will be open Monday thru Thursday after school until 6pm

 

The band room will be closed after school on Fridays.

 

 

SCHOOL-YEAR CALENDAR:

(Changes to last week’s schedule 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

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS –  please note, to save money, we are not traveling away for band camp.  We will practice at Homestead.   Attendance is required at all August rehearsals on the following schedule.  

 

Student leaders and new members, please contact Mr Burn at john_burn@fuhsd.org if you cannot make the mandatory New Member Orientation on June 14th.

 

Contact Vicki.Feltman@gmail.com if you have questions.

 

June:

 

            Student Leader Kick Off Day: Thursday, June 13

New Member Orientation (mandatory): Friday, June 14 – 9am-1pm

            Definition of New Member – any student who has never been a member of

            the Homestead marching band or guard

 

Percussion::

§  June 10: Spring Cleaning/Kick-Off 5pm-8pm

§  Saturday, June 15: 9am-9pm

§  Wednesdays, June 12, 19, 26: 5-8:30pm

 

July:

            Brass and Woodwinds:

o   Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30:

§   9am - 12pm Music Rehearsal

§   4:30 - 8:30pm Visual Rehearsal

 

Color Guard: Wednesdays: July 3, 10, 17, 31         

 

Percussion: Wednesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24: 5-8:30pm

o   Saturdays: July 13, 27: 9am-9pm

o   Percussion Camp July 30-31: 5-8:30pm

 

August: ·

 

Brass and Woodwinds:

o   Saturday, August 3  

§  9am–5pm

o   Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 5 - 7

§  9am-Noon: Music Rehearsal

§  4pm-8pm: Visual Rehearsal

o   Thursday, Aug. 8

§  Team Building Day

·         Santa Cruz Beach and DCI Night at the Movies

o   Friday, Aug 9

§   9am-9pm

o   Saturday, Aug. 10 

§  9am-10:30pm

o   Sunday, Aug. 11

§   9am-1pm

o   Tuesday - Friday, Aug. 13 -16

§  9am-Noon: Music Rehearsal

§  4pm-8pm: Visual Rehearsal

o   Saturday, Aug. 17

§  9am-6pm: Rehearsal

§  6pm: Parent Show

 

Percussion:

o   ThursdayFriday, August 1 – 2

§   5-8:30pm

o   Saturday, Aug. 3

§   9am-5pm

o   Tuesday-Wednesday, Aug. 6 – 7

§  5-8:30pm

o   Thursday, Aug. 8  

§  Team Building Day

·         Santa Cruz Beach and DCI Night at the Movies

o   Friday, Aug 9 

§   9am-9pm

o   Saturday, Aug. 10 

§  9am-10:30pm

o   Sunday, Aug. 11

§   9am-1pm

o   Tuesday - Friday, Aug. 13 -16

§  5-8:30pm

o   Saturday, Aug. 17

§  9am-6pm: Rehearsal

§  6pm: Parent Show

 

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