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05-22 HHSMB Blast May 22

HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST!

May 22, 2013

 

HHS Music Boosters 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, 5/22

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

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

Thursday, 5/23

            4:30pm – Band Room is closed

            6:30pm – Music Department Banquet at Quinlan Center

                        SENIORS – PLEASE DONATE MARCHING SHOES AND GREEN PEP

                        SHIRTS

Friday, 5/24

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

Monday, 5/27

            NO SCHOOL – Band Room is closed

Tuesday, 5/28

            3:45 – 5:45: Snare and Quad auditions

Wednesday, 5/29

4:00 – 7:00: Front Ensemble/Bass/Cymbals Auditions

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

6:30pm: Mandatory Color Guard Parent Meeting in Choir Room

                                                                                                                                                           

  

CONGRATULATIONS, SENIOR AWARD RECIPIENTS!!

 

Marcus Lee  – Semper Fi Award

Alicia Chan - Choir Award

Diveesh Singh - John Philip Sousa Award

Mohit Kohli - Louis Armstrong Jazz Award

Jenny Ji – Director’s Award for Choir

May Zeng - Director's Award for Band

Erica Buonanno and Laura Son - NSOA Orchestra Award

 

 

THANK YOU’S TO THE ONLY HELP THAT SHOWED UP ON SATURDAY

(Vicki Feltman)

 

Only 3 parents and 3 students showed up to help move instruments and snack shack items – in addition to Barb Edmonds, there was Tonya Gregory and Nanette Baltazar who had to pack up everything and shuttle them to the band shed.    Billy Richards, Daniel Piazza, Shota Otaguro, and Gwen Wang assisted in instrument storage, then helped unload snack shack things into the sheds.   Fortunately for us, these were the right people for the job because they got it done.  Thank you!

 

 

REMINDER: HOMESTEAD HIGH MUSIC DEPARTMENT AWARDS BANQUET IS TOMORROW

(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, 6:30pm

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

 

Join us for an evening of 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.

 

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.

 

 

LOCKER CHECK IN –

(Vicki Feltman)

 

Please make sure your padlocks are back on your lockers, because Mrs. Feltman will be removing all locks beginning Wednesday, June 5th Students will be charged $15 for missing padlocks.  

All lockers will be emptied of contents the last day of school.  Whatever is left in them will be thrown away or given away.  Please make sure your lockers are EMPTY.

 

SENIORS – your locks and instruments must be turned in Friday, May 31st

 

 

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 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.

 

 

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!

 

 

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.

 

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:

 

The band room will be closed for the day at 4:15 pm  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 are marked in red)

 

 

HOMESTEAD MUSIC DEPARTMENT

CALENDAR 2012-2013

 

 

MUSIC DEPARTMENT PERFORMANCES

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)

 

Color Guard:

            Wednesdays, June 12, 19 & 26: 6:30 – 8:30pm

 

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, 24 & 31: 6:30 – 8:30pm        

 

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

 

Saturday, Aug 3: 9am–5pm

Monday, Aug 5: 9am-8pm

Tuesday, Aug 6: 9am-8pm

Wednesday, Aug 7: 9am-8pm

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-8pm

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, 9/16, 10/1, 10/14, and 10/29

Wednesdays 8/21 – 11/13

Saturdays 8/23 – 11/16 (not 10/12)

5:30pm – 8:30pm

 

5:30pm – 8:30pm

8:30am – 4:00pm

 

Woodwinds

Mondays, 9/9, 9/23, 10/7, 10/22, and 11/4

Wednesdays 8/21 – 11/13

Saturdays 8/23 – 11/16 (not 10/12)

5:30pm – 8:30pm

 

5:30pm – 8:30pm

8:30am – 4:00pm

 

Color Guard

Mondays 8/19 – 11/18

Wednesdays 8/21 – 11/13

Saturdays 8/23 – 11/16 (not 10/12)

5:30pm – 8:30pm

5:30pm – 8:30pm

8:30am – 4:00pm

 

Percussion

Mondays 8/19 – 11/18

Wednesdays 8/21 – 11/13

Saturdays 8/23 – 11/16 (not 10/12)

TBD

5:30pm – 8:30pm

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 Expo 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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