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05-29 HHSMB Blast 2 May 29

HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST
May 29, 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, 5/29
4:00 – 7:00pm: 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
Friday, 5/31
          Seniors to turn in locks and instruments
          2:10 – 3:20pm - Scrip sales in front of Band Room
          4:00pm – PARENTS AND STUDENTS NEEDED THROUGHOUT EVENING TO
                   HELP WITH MARCHING BAND UNIFORMS IN BAND ROOM
Saturday, 6/1
          8:30am – PARENTS AND STUDENTS NEEDED THROUGHOUT MORNING TO
                   HELP WITH MARCHING BAND UNIFORMS IN BAND ROOM
Tuesday, 6/4
          Orchestra to turn in school instruments after 5th period final
          1:30pm – Band Room is closed
Wednesday, 6/5
          All padlocks need to be returned to Band Room lockers
          Orchestra to turn in school instruments after 4th period final
          1:30pm – Band Room is closed
                                                                                                                            
  

FIND THAT SPECIAL EMAIL ABOUT BAND FORMS!!!!

(Vicki Feltman)

 

You should have received a special email blast titled HHSMB - Special Blast regarding 2013 Marching Band Season.   It was sent to everyone currently on distribution for the weekly email blast.   Please check with your friends and incoming freshmen to make sure they get this information.

 

It is very important for all forms, ESPECIALLY the district/school forms, be sent in no later than June 28th Drill is being based on the instrumentation represented on these forms.   If you don’t get them in, you aren’t counted.   And you know how critical it is to know the difference between 27 flutes and 28.

 

If you find someone who has not received the email, or someone who wants to be in marching band and not signed up yet, please forward this email to them and contact me (Vicki Feltman) at vicki.feltman@gmail.com so we can update our counts. 

 

 

Forms and payment are due JUNE 28TH!!

 

                                                                                 

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

(Angela Richards)

 

Barb Edmonds and I picked up Marching Band uniforms from the cleaners today, 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 31st – 4:00pm – 10:00pm

            Saturday, June 1st – 8:30am until we are done.

Where:  HHS Band Room

 

Thanks! 

 

 

GRADUATION CEREMONY – THURSDAY, JUNE 6TH
(Vicki Feltman)
 
This is a mandatory performance for Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band members (concert band members are excused); also returning Color Guard members. Anyone unable to perform must provide Mr. Burn with a note from parents explaining why you are missing.
 
Dress:
Boys – Shirt and tie with nice pants and shoes.  No tennis shoes, no jeans, no shorts etc.
Girls – Spring Dress, color of your choice.
Guard – as discussed, black pants, white guard shirt
 
Schedule:
1:30 pm – arrive in band room for rehearsal
3:00 – We perform Flourish & Pomp and Circumstance
3:30 – We quietly watch graduation ceremony
Approximately 4:30 – We perform Procession of the Nobles, and The Sinfonians as the recessional.  When it is over, Bring your music folder and isntrument back to the band room!!
 
Anyone using a school instrument must check them in with Mrs. Feltman, who will be waiting in the band room for your return.
 
 

INSTRUMENT CHECK IN

(Vicki Feltman)

 

Freshmen band students, turn in your school instruments to Mrs. Feltman at the end of your 6th period final, Thursday, June 6th

 

Sophomore and Junior band students, turn in your school instruments to Mrs. Feltman after graduation Thursday, June 6th.

 

Senior band students, turn in your school instruments this Friday, May 31st.

 

Orchestra students, turn in your school instruments to Mrs. Feltman after your orchestra final (Wednesday, June 5th for 4th period, Tuesday, June 4th for 5th period).

 

If you wish to check out the same concert instrument to use over the summer an all next school year, please complete and have ready an instrument check out form, found on the music booster website, http://homestead-music.org , under Forms.   Please include a check for $50, made payable to HHSMB.    (Orchestra students, please note, we won’t be able to check out string instruments right away since they will all be inspected during the summer for any repair issues.)

 

Watch for an announcement of dates and times if you wish to check out a DIFFERENT instrument than the one you’ve been playing. 

 

            Please note, you may be charged the cost of a replacement instrument, which can be thousands of dollars, if you do not turn in your school instruments next week.

 

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

 

 

INSTRUMENT CHECK OUT

(Vicki Feltman)

 

If you wish to check out the same concert instrument to use over the summer an all next school year, please complete and have ready an instrument check out form, found on the music booster website, http://homestead-music.org , under Forms.   Please include a check for $50, made payable to HHSMB. 

Watch for an announcement of dates and times if you wish to check out a DIFFERENT instrument than the one you’ve been playing. 

MARCHING INSTRUMENT CHECK OUT – Instruments will be available for check out beginning Monday, June 10th.  Please complete and have ready an instrument check out form, found on the music booster website, http://homestead-music.org , under Forms.   Please include a check for $50, made payable to HHSMB. 

 

            Please note, you may be charged the cost of a replacement instrument, which can be thousands of dollars, if you do not turn in your school instruments next week.

 

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

 

 

LOCKER CHECK IN –

(Vicki Feltman)

 

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

 

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.  

 

 

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.

 

 

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. 

 

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! 

 

 

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
.


 

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 1:30 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday next week, June 4-6.   

 

 

SCHOOL-YEAR CALENDAR:
(Changes to last week's calendar marked in red)

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 30-315:00-8:30pm

 

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

6pmParent 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, 9/30, 10/14, and 10/28

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, 10/21, 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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