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07-17 HHSMB Blast Jul 17

HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST
July 17, 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
 

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:

NOTICE TO ALL PERCUSSION – DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO LAST MINUTE CHANGE.  ALWAYS CHECK EMAILS FOR PRACTICE CONFIRMATION.

Wednesday, 7/17
          1:00pm – 4:00pm – Band Room is open
          5:00-8:30pmPercussion Practice
          6:30-8:30pm – Color Guard Rehearsal
Thursday, 7/18
            1:00pm – 4:00pm – Band Room is open
Friday, 7/19
          Band Room closed
Saturday, 7/20
          Band Room closed
Monday, 7/22
            1:00pm – 4:00pm – Band Room is open
Tuesday, 7/23
          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, 7/24
          1:00pm – 4:00pm – Band Room is open
          5:00-8:30pmPercussion Practice
          6:30-8:30pm – Color Guard Rehearsal
                                                                                                                            

INSTRUMENT LOCKER USAGE
(Vicki Feltman)
 
If you were assigned a Band Room locker last school year, this locker is yours until you graduate.  You can start using the lockers now.  If you wish to trade to a different locker, or are an incoming Freshman, lockers will become available in August.  Please keep reading the email Blasts for further updates. 
 

PARENTS:  BAND CAMP NEEDS YOU!
(Christina Allen)
 
It is happening August 9-11 at Homestead High School.  Please help make band camp a success in the following ways:
 
 1.    Donate snack goodies for 250 famished marchers and staff.  We will be providing snacks and dinner for the band.   We are asking for bags of ice (for water coolers), fresh fruits, baked goods (homemade or store bought), salty crackers (no pretzels please!), cup-o-noodles.  Help us serve those with food allergies– NO NUTS PLEASE!
 2.    Help with many on site tasks such as set-up, break down, snack and dinner prep, and clean-up.
 
 To sign up, please follow these steps:
•  Click on this VolunteerSpot link http://vols.pt/2us4es
•  Enter your e-mail address to access the calendar
•  View what is needed by clicking on each highlighted day on the calendar
•  Click on the “sign-up” button next to the item and/or shift of your choice
•  VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders
 
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
 
Non-perishable food items can be dropped off starting Mon, August 5.
 
Perishable food items should be dropped off NO EARLIER than Wed, August 7.
 
Drop Off at Christina Allen’s
1151 Andover Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
 
Questions please contact one of the coordinators:
Christina Allen:  408-738-3634, allenc09@att.net
Sandy Bright:  408-245-3002, brightsan1@yahoo.com
 

ATTENTION PARENTS: DCI AT THE MOVIES – TICKETS AVAILABLE!
(Vicki Feltman)
 
This year, the Homestead Marching Band and Color Guard bought out a theater at the AMC theaters in Vallco to watch the DCI competitions!  This means we all get a seat and don’t have to worry about competing with band students from other local high schools for the limited number of seats in the theater.
 
We have a few tickets available for parents and families interested in joining us on Thursday, August 8th.   Tickets are $18 each.  This buys you a seat in the theater for the whole show, which starts at 3:30 pm and ends around 8 pm  
 
Complete the DCI  at the Movies Ticket order form found in the music booster website at http://www.homestead-music.org/forms, staple a check to the order form, made payable to HHSMB for the number of tickets ordered, and leave it in the box marked “Mrs. Feltman’s Mail Box” in the band office.   We will contact you to arrange ticket distribution.
 
Just a reminder, we only have a limited number, so tickets will be sold first come, first serve.
 
Please contact Vicki Feltman at Vicki.feltman@gmail.com for more information.
 
 

BAND ROOM AVAILABILITY

(Vicki Feltman)

 

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

 

            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

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 8/24 – 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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