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07-10 HHSMB Blast Jul 10

HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST
July 10, 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/

Scrip Order Form - http://www.homestead-music.org/forms
          Questions or orders can be emailed to scrip@homestead-music.org
 
Uniform Fitting Signups - http://vols.pt/QMiQt
 
 

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
 
NOTICE TO ALL PERCUSSION – DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO LAST MINUTE CHANGE.  ALWAYS CHECK EMAILS FOR PRACTICE CONFIRMATION.

Wednesday, 7/10
          5:00-8:30pmPercussion Practice
          6:30-8:30pm – Color Guard Rehearsal
Thursday, 7/11
          Band Room closed
Friday, 7/12
          Band Room closed
Saturday, 7/13
          9am – 9pm – Percussion Practice
Monday, 7/15
          Band Room closed
Tuesday, 7/16
          8:30am – 8:30pm – Band Room is open
          9:00am-12:00pm – Brass and Woodwinds Music Rehearsal
          4:30-8:30pm – Brass and Woodwinds Visual Rehearsal
          4:30 – 6:30pm – Drum Line Visual Rehearsal
Wednesday, 7/17
          1:00pm – 4:00pm – Band Room is open
          5:00-8:30pmPercussion Practice
          6:30-8:30pm – Color Guard Rehearsal
                                                                                                                            

 MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL GREG GIGLIO
(Forwarded by HHSMB President Dave Papay)
 
Dear Presidents and Parents,

I am sending this email to the presidents of the various boosters
organizations, PTSA, Los Padres, ELAC and other parent organizations because
I am seeking volunteers to be part of School Site Council, which is a
mandated governing body that meets approximately 5 times a year to help
plan, oversee, and organize certain aspects of the school.  The SSC needs
parents as well as student and staff representation but does not require any
prior knowledge, just a desire to want to help parents have a voice and to
help the school.

I would ask that you find volunteers from within your organizations as I do
not want to overtax or burden the leaders of your organizations since you
already do so much and give so much of your time already.  This is a good
opportunity for your group to be represented in a decision making body as
well as a chance to help influence parts of the school program.

I will be scheduling a meeting for either August or September as a general
info meeting for those interested but will need to know firm names by the
night of Back to School Night(mid September) as all SSC parents must be
voted in, which we do at BTS night.

If you have questions for me before then, please feel free to contact me
(email would be best) or simply send me the names and email addresses of
those who might wish to help.

Thanks again for all that you do to help our students, and I look forward to
partnering with you in the coming school year.

Greg Giglio, Principal
Greg_Giglio@fuhsd.org

 
 
BAND CAMP NEWS
(Christina Allen)
 

Marchers– Personal Water Jug!

Mrs. Feltman suggested that all marchers acquire a gallon size water jug.  The band moms say JUST DO IT!  Be warned that at Band Camp, there will not be an army of elves to refill teeny tiny water bottles between water breaks.  Repeat... no elves!  Whatever water you bring in the morning will have to last you until lunch time.  That's a long time to be blowing an instrument with a dry throat. http://Walmart.com has a "Coleman 1-Gallon Jug" for $6.88 (online only).  Other stores have them, too.  You have been warned! ;)

Parents– Volunteers and food donations needed!

We will be serving our hard-working marchers snacks and dinner at Band Camp.  There are many tasks you can help with.  Come meet and hang out with fellow band parents, and watch the band practice.  Access is easy since camp is at HHS.  Please watch for more information and sign-up link in upcoming blasts. 

 

BAND ROOM AVAILABILITY

(Vicki Feltman)

 

The following is the band room/band office availability for the rest of July:

 

            Tues July 16 8:30 am – 8:30 pm

            Wed July 17 1-4 pm

            Thur July 18 1-4 pm

 

            Mon  July 22nd 1-4 pm

            Tues July 23rd 8:30 am – 8:30 pm

            Wed July 24th 1-4 pm

            Thur July 25th 1-4 pm

 

            Mon July 29th 1-4 pm

            Tues July 30th 8:30 am – 8:30 pm

            Wed July 31st 1-4 pm

            Thur Aug 1st 1-4 pm

 

 

SCHOOL-YEAR CALENDAR:
(No changes to last week’s calendar)

HOMESTEAD MUSIC DEPARTMENT
CALENDAR 2013-2014

MARCHING BAND SUMMER REHEARSALS

 

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:

          Tuesdays, July 2, 9, 16 & 23: Drumline only, 4:30-6:30pm

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

Saturdays, July 13: 9am-9pm

                July 27: 9am – 5pm

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

6pmParent 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

6pmParent 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 8/24 – 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 8/24 – 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 8/24 – 11/16 (not 10/12)

5:30pm – 8:30pm

5:30pm – 8:30pm

8:30am – 4:00pm

 

Percussion

Mondays 8/26 – 11/18

(not 9/2)

(Wednesdays 8/21 – 11/13

Saturdays 8/24 – 11/16 (not 8/31 or 10/12)

5:30-8:30pm

5:30pm – 8:30pm

9:00am-5:00pm

 

 

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

6/5              3:00pm                  Graduation
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