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05-15 HHSMB Blast May 15

HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST!

May 15, 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

 

Jazz Video - http://www.youtube.com/user/agao999

 

 

 

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:

 

Wednesday, 5/15

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

6:30 – 8:30pm: Mandatory Color Guard Workshop outside Band Room

7:30pm – Choir Spring Concert at HHS.  Door monitors needed!

            Scrip will be sold before and after concert.

Thursday, 5/16

            7:30pm – Jazz Spring Concert at HHS.  Door monitors needed!

                        Scrip will be sold before and after concert.

Friday, 5/17

            Last day to purchase group tickets for DCI West Competition

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

Saturday, 5/18

            8:30am – Parents and students needed to assist in cleaning out Snack Shack

                        and storing instruments in Band Room

Monday, 5/20

            Last day to purchase tickets for Music Department Banquet

            3:15 – 4:15 – Band Room is closed

Wednesday, 5/22

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

6:30 – 8:30pm: Mandatory Color Guard Workshop outside Band Room

                                                                                                                                                           

  

INTRODUCING OUR 2013 DRUM MAJORS!

(John Burn)

 

Congratulations to Irfan Faizullabhoy and Carl Huang, co-Head Drum Majors, and Jessica Ye, Assistant Drum Major!

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS, CHOIRS…..

 

For your performances at the CMEA Choir Festival on Saturday, May 11th.  Both the Treble Choir and Mixed Choir received a UNANIMOUS SUPERIOR rating!!

 

 

AND SPEAKING OF FANTASTIC CHOIRS – SPRING CONCERT SCHEDULE

(Vicki Feltman)

 

            Wednesday, May 15th, 7:30 pm         Choir

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

 

Come hear these award winning groups.  See who gets Green and White Awards and Senior Choir and Jazz Awards.

 

Not to be missed!

 

 

WANTED – DOOR MONITORS FOR ALL CONCERTS

(Vicki Feltman)

 

Door monitors are needed for the Choir Concert tonight and the Jazz Concert on Thursday 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) at Vicki.feltman@gmail.com if you can help.

 

 

HOMESTEAD HIGH MUSIC DEPARTMENT AWARDS BANQUET

(JoAnn Fitzpatrick, Connie Viveros and DeeDee Wong)

 

All Music Department Students and Families are cordially invited to the 22nd Annual Homestead High Music Department Awards Banquet

When:   Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time:    6:30 pm Appetizers Served
              Dinner served at 7:00 pm

Where:  Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Road, Cupertino

Cost:      $12 per person -- No charge for children under 5 years

 

Join us for an evening of fantastic food, awesome awards, Block H presentations, scholarships, entertainment, highlights and memories from another unforgettable year! 

EVERY student enrolled in a Homestead Music Department class, including the Choirs, orchestras, Marching Band, Winter Percussion, Color Guard and Winter Guard, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band and/or Wind Ensemble are strongly encouraged to attend with their family.

 

Students, Parents and Friends all need to purchase a Banquet dinner ticket.

 

TO ORDER BANQUET TICKETS:

 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 the Jazz Concert this Wed, May 16th in the Lobby.

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

5.  Suzanna Pedersen will collect money for your banquet ticket on Friday during regular scrip sale hours.

 

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.

 

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.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  No tickets will be sold after May 20th!

 

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 408 736-0565 or DeeDee Wong, mikedeedee@comcast.net 408 245-4239.


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.

 

 

FAQ - MUSIC DEPARTMENT AWARD BANQUET – WHAT IS IT AND WHAT’S THE DRESS CODE?

(Vicki Feltman)

 

Our annual Music Department Banquet is being held Thursday, May 23rd, in the Quinlan Center, beginning at 6:30 pm with appetizers, dinner served a little after 7 pm.

 

You are cordially invited to attend!  We serve Armadillo Willy's and Florentine entrees, with salad, bread, and graduation cake for dessert.

 

We distribute Block H's, honor our seniors and their parents, and announce our music booster scholarship recipients.  We also loop a special banquet DVD showing scenes from the past year as well as photos taken of our senior students.

 

It's a low key event with good food and good company.  Dress code is nice casual…dockers, slacks, shirts, shoes.

 

Usually what happens is, families arrive together, the students hit the door and find a table with their friends while parents find their friends and share a table.  One big and happy music family.

 

Would you like to join us?   You have until Monday, May 20th, to get your tickets purchased.    

 

 

ATTENTION SENIORS – WE NEED YOUR MARCHING SHOES AND PEP SHIRTS!

(Angela Richards) 

 

If you are a graduating senior no longer needing last season’s marching shoes and/or green pep shirt, please consider donating them to the Music Department.  I will be collecting these items at the Banquet on May 23rd.  Look for the tubs at the entrance of the Quinlan Center.  Note that if you are bringing shoes, please tie the laces together or bring them in a plastic bag.

 

Thanks!

 

 

IT’S TIME TO EMPTY THE SNACK SHACK AND BARB NEEDS HELP – THIS SATURDAY, MAY 18TH!

(Vicki Feltman)

 

Have a hankering to driving your pickup/car on the emergency access road between the snack shack and band shed?  Ooooooooh…. And do it legally?   Here’s your chance!

 

Barb needs to pack up concession supplies currently sitting in the snack shack and get them delivered to the band shed for storage during the off season.   The two of us could do it with our rolling carts, but it would go so much faster if we had a few helpers and vehicles.   It should only take a couple of hours.  Less if we get enough help.

 

I also need help getting the marching horns stored in the overhead lockers in the instrument locker room.   Someone with legs who isn’t afraid of standing on a step ladder lifting heavy horns above their heads (wait….if you’re taller than me, you’d be lifting them as high as your shoulders).   Tim and Larry!!!   Are you listening??  J

 

If you can spare a couple of hours, or a few minutes, we would love to see you this Saturday, May 18th, starting at 8:30 am.   We want to get parked and/or onto the access road before the Chinese School traffic hits.

 

Please contact me (Vicki) at Vicki.feltman@gmail.com if you have any questions.

 

 

PARENTS AND STUDENTS NEEDED TO HELP WITH MARCHING BAND UNIFORMS – MAY 31ST & JUNE 1ST

(Angela Richards)

 

Barb Edmonds and I are picking up Marching Band uniforms from the cleaners next week, and they need to be transferred back into marcher garment bags or prepped for summer fittings.  All parents and students are welcome to come and help with this huge endeavor.  Even just an hour of your time would be greatly appreciated.

 

When:  Friday, May 31st4:00pm – 10:00pm

            Saturday, June 1st8:30am until we are done.

Where:  HHS Band Room

 

Thanks!

 

 

MARCHING BAND/GUARD PACKETS COMING SOON!

(Vicki Feltman)

 

We will have marching band packets with all the necessary forms and information available right after Memorial Day.   Forms and payments will be due June 28th

 

This year, we will have all forms on-line and will notify you via a special blast when they become available.  Please check with your friends to see if they received this email blast.   We will send reminder postcards to everyone, but we want to make sure we have everyone’s mailing address, and it’s a pretty good bet if they aren’t receiving this blast, then we don’t have their contact information.  They should contact Vicki Feltman at Vicki.feltman@gmail.com  with their mailing address. 

 

 

COLOR GUARD MANDATORY WORKSHOPS

(Terri Goddard)

 

All students (including current 8th graders) interested in becoming or continuing as a member of the HHS Marching Band Color Guard Team need to attend the mandatory workshops beginning on Wednesday, May 8th, from 6:30-8:30. Meet our Student Leaders outside the band room (near the tree) and wear athletic clothes, tennis shoes and bring a water bottle. Come and be a part of something special at HHS and train with our accomplished instructors. Our Winter Guard team just placed 5th in their class out of 126 teams at the WGI World Championships!

  

Please contact parent manager Terri Goddard at goddardterri@hotmail.com if you have any questions or need more information.

 

 

COLOR GUARD MANDATORY PARENT MEETING IS WEDNESDAY, MAY 29TH

(Terri Goddard)

 

We will be holding our mandatory Parent Meeting next week, on Wednesday, May 29th, 6:30-8:30 in the choir room (next to the band room @ HHS). Come meet the parent managers, the instructors, and hear all about our amazing program! Information on costs, calendars, equipment and volunteer needs will be discussed. There will be plenty of time to ask questions, so please bring those also!

 

Please contact Terri Goddard at goddardterri@hotmail.com, if you have any questions or need more information.

 

 

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 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.

 

 

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

·         Potatoes Co-Chair

·         Volunteer Coordinator

·         Hospitality

·         Cell & Ink Jet Recycling

·         Equipment Maintenance

·         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

 

 

DVD’S FOR SALE!

(Vicki Feltman)

 

Here it is, your chance to relive the 2012-2013 school year…. Get your own copy of the Marching Season DVD, Winter Concerts, Spring Concerts, CMEA performances, and more! All proceeds benefit the Homestead Music Program.  You can find the order form at tonight’s concert and Thursday’s concert.  The order form will be available on the booster website at http://www.homestead-music.org/forms shortly.

 

 

NEED A GIFT FOR YOUR GRADUATING SENIOR? 

(Vicki Feltman)

 

Trying to find the perfect gift for a graduating Homestead Student or a graduating parent volunteer?  How about a pillow made from a Homestead Marching Band jacket?  Own a piece of Homestead history.  Each pillow is unique and has its own one of a kind jacket number sewn inside.

 

The cost per pillow is $50.  Every cent benefits the music program (the time and materials used to make these pillows has been donated by Jeanne Wong and Joan Gordon).

 

Please contact Vicki Feltman at Vicki.feltman@gmail.com if you would like one.  Quantities are limited. 

 

Don’t miss out!

 

 

DESIGN OF THE NEW FIELD HOUSE

(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.     Do you know of any Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts?  This will make a great Boy Scout Eagle Scout Project or Girl Scout Gold Award Project!  If you are interested in donating your skills, time, AND/OR resources please contact Mr. Weingartner ateric_weingartner@fuhsd.org!

 

 

REMINDER - 2013 DCI WEST GROUP TICKET ORDERS DUE BY THIS FRIDAY, MAY 17TH!

(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)

 

Typically, the band room will be open Monday thru Thursday after school until 6 pm.  

 

However, please note the following exceptions:

 

There is a school staff meeting in the band room Monday, May 20th, from 3:15 until 4:15 pm, so you will not have access during that time period. 

 

The band room will be closed for the day at 4:15 pm on Thursday May 23rd to prepare for the music banquet at the Quinlan Center.

 

The band room will be closed on Monday, May 27th, which is Memorial Day (no school). 

 

 

SCHOOL-YEAR CALENDAR:

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

 

 

HOMESTEAD MUSIC DEPARTMENT

CALENDAR 2012-2013

 

 

MUSIC DEPARTMENT PERFORMANCES

5/15                Spring Choir Concert, Homestead Auditorium

5/16                Spring Jazz Concert, Homestead Auditorium

6/6                   GRADUATION

 

 

HOMESTEAD MUSIC DEPARTMENT

CALENDAR 2013-2014

 

MARCHING BAND SUMMER REHEARSALS

 

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 Color Guard)

 

Percussion:

Monday, 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:

                        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: Time TBD        

 

Percussion:

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

Saturdays, July 13 & 27: 9am-9pm

Percussion Camp - July 30-31: 5:00-8:30pm

 

August: ·

 

Brass and Woodwinds:

Saturday, August 3: 9am–5pm

Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 5 - 7

9am-noon: Music Rehearsal

4pm-8pm: Visual Rehearsal

Thursday, Aug. 8: Team Building Day

Santa Cruz Beach and DCI Night at the Movies

Friday, Aug 9: 9am-9pm

Saturday, Aug. 10: 9am-10:30pm

Sunday, Aug. 11: 9am-1pm

Tuesday - Friday, Aug. 13 -16

9am-Noon: Music Rehearsal

4pm-8pm: Visual Rehearsal

Saturday, Aug. 17

9am-6pm: Rehearsal

6pm: Parent Show

 

Color Guard

(additional practices TBD)

 

Saturday, August 3: 9am–5pm

Thursday, Aug. 8: Team Building Day

Santa Cruz Beach and DCI Night at the Movies

Friday, Aug 9: 9am-9pm

Saturday, Aug. 10: 9am-10:30pm

Sunday, Aug. 11: 9am-1pm

Saturday, Aug. 17

9am-6pm: Rehearsal

6pm: Parent Show

 

Percussion:

Continuation of Percussion Camp - August 1 – 2: 5-8:30pm

Saturday, Aug. 3: 9am-5pm

Tuesday-Wednesday, Aug. 6-7: 5-8:30pm

Thursday, Aug. 8: Team Building Day

            Santa Cruz Beach and DCI Night at the Movies

Friday, Aug 9: 9am-9pm

Saturday, Aug. 10: 9am-10:30pm

Sunday, Aug. 11: 9am-1pm

Tuesday - Friday, Aug. 13 -16: 5-8:30pm

Saturday, Aug. 17

9am-6pm: Rehearsal

6pm: Parent Show

 

 

WEEKLY FALL MARCHING BAND REHEARSALS

 


 

Brass

Mondays 8/26, 9/9, 9/23, 10/7, 10/21 and 11/4

5:30pm – 8:30pm

Woodwinds

Mondays 9/2, 9/16, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28

5:30pm – 8:30pm

Color Guard

Mondays 8/19 – 11/18

TBD

Percussion

Mondays 8/19 – 11/18

TBD

 

 

CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK REHEARSALS

 


Full Band

Thursday and Friday – 11/21 & 11/22

5:30pm – 8:30pm

 

 

 

MARCHING BAND PERFORMANCES

(times subject to change)

 

9/6                    7:30pm             Homestead v. Cupertino Mustangs

9/20                  7:30pm             Homestead v. Carlmont Scots

9/27                  7:30pm             Homestead v. Branham Bruins

10/4                  6:15pm             Homecoming game (HHS v. Monta Vista Matadors)

10/5                  early evening     District Marching Band Show at Lynbrook HS

10/11                7:30pm             Homestead v. Los Altos Eagles

10/12                10am – 10pm    Cupertino Tournament of Bands at Cupertino High

                                                            School

10/19                6pm – 10pm      Valley Christian HS Band Competition at Chabot

                                                            College in Hayward

11/1                  7:30pm             Homestead v. Lynbrook Vikings

11/2                  6pm – 10pm                  Dublin HS Band Competition at Dublin HS

11/9                  4:00pm             Home Band Show and Food Truck Festival

11/16                6pm – 10pm      Logan HS Band Competition at Logan HS in Union

                                                            City

11/23-11/25                               WBA State-wide Marching Band Championships in

                                                            Fresno

12/1                  6pm                  Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade, downtown Los

                                                            Altos                           

 

TENTATIVE MUSIC DEPARTMENT PERFORMANCES

 

11/22               10am – 5pm                College of San Mateo Jazz Festival at College of San

                                                            Mateo

12/4                 7:30pm                        Winter Choir Concert at HHS

12/5                 7:30pm                        Winter Jazz Concert at HHS

12/11               7:30pm                        Winter Pops Orchestra Concert at HHS

12/12               6:00 & 8:00pm            Winter Pops Band Concerts

1/17-19            2:00pm                        Santa Clara County Honor Band, Saratoga HS

1/31                 10am – 5pm                CMEA Jazz Festival at Aragon HS

2/5                   6:00pm                        Symphonic/Concert Band Exchange Festival at

                                                            Lynbrook HS

2/7-8                                                    Homestead Orchestra Festival

2/21-23                                                All-State Honor Band and Orchestra Conference in

                                                            Fresno

3/7-8                                                    Wind Ensemble Mini Tour to Sonoma State and

                                                            Skywalker Ranch

3/14-15                                                CMEA Band & Orchestra Festival at Saratoga HS

3/27                 10am-5pm                  San Jose State Jazz Festival

4/25-27                                                Reno Jazz Festival at UNR

5/14                 7:30pm                        Spring Band Concert at HHS

5/15                 7:30pm                        Spring Orchestra & Wind Ensemble Concert at HHS

5/21                 7:30pm                        Spring Choir Concert at HHS

5/22                 7:30pm                        Spring Jazz Concert at HHS

 

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