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07-24 HHSMB Blast Jul 24

HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST
July 24, 2013

 
ATTENTION PARENTS – WE NEED YOUR HELP!  SEE BELOW FOR VOLUNTEER SHOUT-OUT.
 
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
 
Wednesday, 7/24
          1:00pm – 3:00pm – Band Room is open
          5:00-8:30pmPercussion Practice
          6:30-8:30pm – Color Guard Rehearsal
Thursday, 7/25
            1:00pm – 4:00pm – Band Room is open
Friday, 7/26
          Band Room closed
Saturday, 7/27
          9:00am – 5:00pmPercussion Practice
Monday, 7/29
            1:00pm – 4:00pm – Band Room is open
Tuesday, 7/30
          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
          5:00-8:30pm – Drum Line Visual Rehearsal
          8:15pm – Scrip sales next to parking lot adjacent to Band Room
Wednesday, 7/31
          Ticket orders for family and friends going to DCI at the Movies on August 8th
                   are due
          1:00pm – 4:00pm – Band Room is open
          5:00-8:30pmPercussion Practice
          6:30-8:30pm – Color Guard Rehearsal
 
NOTICE TO ALL PERCUSSION: DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO LAST MINUTE CHANGE.  ALWAYS CHECK EMAILS FOR PRACTICE CONFIRMATION.
                                                                

PARENTS:  PLEASE SUPPORT BAND CAMP!
(Christina Allen)
 
We still need donations of goodies for snacks and dinners.
 
We still need on-site help with many tasks at camp.
 
Please use this link http://vols.pt/2us4es to sign-up on VolunteerSpot.  
 
 

SCRIP NEWS
(Susie Schmitz)
 
Scrip will be sold after next Tuesday’s practice next to the Staff Parking Lot adjacent to the Band Room starting at 8:15pm.
 
Beginning August 7th, scrip will be sold every Wednesday at the same location from 7:45 – 8:15pm. 
 
 
FINAL REMINDER TO SIGN UP FOR A UNIFORM FITTING
(Angela Richards)

 

Every student in Marching Band and Color Guard needs to schedule an appointment for a uniform/costume fitting, regardless of whether he/she has participated in past years.  If you have not done so already, please make your appointment TODAY.

 

Note that Senior Roundup is on August 12th from 8:30-11:00am; Junior Roundup is on August 12th from 1:00-3:30; Sophomore Roundup is on August 13th from 8:30-11:00am; Freshman Roundup is on August 13th from 12:30 – 3:30pm.  Please keep these dates and times in mind when scheduling your uniform/costume fitting appointment.

 

The uniform/costume fitting schedule is as follows:

Monday, August 5th - 12:30 - 3:30 - Color Guard Only

Tuesday, August 6th - 12:30 - 3:30 - Color Guard Only

Wednesday, August 7th - 12:30 - 3:30 - Color Guard Only

Sunday, August 11 - 1:30-4:30 - Field Staff and Seniors

Monday, August 12 - 9:00 - 12:00 - Field Staff, Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores

                              1:00 - 4:00 - Field Staff, Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores

Tuesday, August 13 - 12:30 - 3:30 - Freshmen only

Wednesday, August 14 - 12:30 - 3:30 - Freshmen only

 

To schedule an appointment:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/QMiQtT
2.
 Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) 
3.
 Sign up! Choose your spot - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders.

 

Please contact Angela Richards at angela.g.richards@gmail.com if you have any questions regarding this matter. 

 

(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).

 

 

UPDATED INFO REGARDING DCI AT THE MOVIES – PARENT/FRIENDS/FAMILY TICKET ORDERS DUE JULY 31ST!
(Vicki Feltman)
 
Just a reminder, the DCI at the Movies ticket order form is only for PARENTS, FRIENDS, and FAMILY.   We already have tickets for every student in this year’s marching band and guard.  They do not have to order a ticket.
 
So.   If you are a parent, or family member, or a friend of a marcher who would like to attend the DCI at the Movies event on Thursday, August 8th, complete the order form found in the music booster website at http://www.homestead-music.org/forms, staple a check for $18 per ticket to the order form, made payable to HHSMB, and leave it in the box marked “mrs. Feltman’s mail box” in the band office.   We will contact you to arrange ticket distribution.
 
Ticket orders are due by July 31st.
 
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.
 

 
FIRST ALL-DAY FULL MARCHING BAND PRACTICE SATURDAY, AUGUST 3RD
(Vicki Feltman)
 
Our first all-day practice for the Full Marching Band (brass and woodwind players, drum line, front ensemble, and guard) will take place Saturday August 3rdfrom 9am-5pm.   Lunch break is typically around 12 pm.
 
Students, remember to bring the following items with you:
 
o   Your instrument/guard equipment!
o   Your music
o   Your gallon sized cooler filled with water and ice cubes – PUT YOUR NAME ON YOUR WATER JUG.   They all look alike.
o   Sunscreen – just because you smoothed a pinky’s worth all over your body in the morning doesn’t mean you are protected from the sun all day.  
o   HAT – fried brains are a delicacy in some countries, but they wont do us any good on the field
o   THICK SOLED athletic shoes, so you don’t burn the bottom of your feet on the hot artificial turf.  Absolutely NO sandals and NO bare feet on the field.  You will be sent home to get the appropriate footwear.
o   THICK SOCKS – Wear them!  Bare skin rubbing against rough smelly shoes makes for weepy, bloody blisters on heels and toes.  We don’t need blisters before the season starts!, but it depends on where they are in their practice schedule.
o   Money for lunch, or a bagged lunch.
o   Bring small, quick snacks to eat during long water breaks.  Just FYI, a regular water break is something like 10 seconds (enough time to run off the field, gulp a couple of swigs of water, and run back on field); a LONG water break is like 45 seconds, oooooh (enough time to walk off the field, savor 2 or 3 swallows of water, a couple of bites of a granola bar, and run back to the field).   J
 
Eat a healthy Breakfast!!  We ALWAYS have at least one of you passing out because you only had a cup of water before getting to school, or you decide it’s too early to eat.  Guess what? Practice doesn’t stop when YOU think it’s time to eat.    And when you drop out of the practice block because you’re too nauseous or dizzy, you won’t get any sympathy from Mrs. Feltman.   
 
Eat a healthy Lunch!! You’re going to be very busy marching in the afternoon.  Mrs. Feltman does not want to deal with you keeling over from lack of food or water, or having you sick all over the place after running around the field, because you had a 32 ounce big gulp and 3 dozen greasy tacos, just to see if you could do it.

                                                               


REFERENCES
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 (under Forms)
          Questions or orders can be emailed to scrip@homestead-music.org
 
 

BAND ROOM AVAILABILITY
 
The following is the band room/band office availability for the rest of July and August:
 
            Wed July 24th 1-3 pm  ç   note change in time
            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
 
            Sat Aug 3rd 9am-5pm
           
            Mon Aug 5th 9am-8pm
            Tue Aug 6th 9am-8pm
            Wed Aug 7th 9am-8pm
            Thu band room closed –
            Fri Aug 9th 9am-9pm
            Sat Aug 10th 9am-9pm
            Sun Aug 11th 9am-4:30pm
 
            Mon Aug 12th 9am-4pm
            Tue Aug 13th 9am-8pm
            Wed Aug14th 9am-8pm
            Thu Aug 15th 9am-8pm
            Fri Aug 16th 9am-8pm

            Sat Aug 17th 9am-6pm

 

            Mon Aug 19th First Day of School!

 

 

SCHOOL-YEAR CALENDAR:

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

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 30-31: 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, 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. Capuchino 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

2/19-20                                     Homestead Orchestra at California All-State

                                                            Conference in Fresno
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
4/11-13                                     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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