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07-30 HHSMB Blast Jul 30

HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST
July 30, 2013
 
ATTENTION PARENTS – WE NEED YOUR HELP!  SEE BELOW FOR NEW VOLUNTEER SHOUTOUT.
 
 
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
 
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
          5:00-8:30pm – PERCUSSION CAMP
          6:30-8:30pm – Color Guard Rehearsal
Thursday, 8/1
            1:00pm – 4:00pm – Band Room is open
          5:00 – 8:30pm – PERCUSSION CAMP
Friday, 7/26
          Band Room closed
          5:00 – 8:30pm – PERCUSSION CAMP
Saturday, 8/3
          Instrument lockers available for checkout
          9:00am – 5:00pm – FULL BAND PRACTICE
Monday, 8/5
            9:00am – 8:00pm – Band Room is open
          9:00am-12:00pm – Brass and Woodwinds Color Guard Rehearsal
          12:30-3:30pm – Color Guard Costume fittings (by appointment only)
          4:00-8:00pm – Brass and Woodwinds Color Guard Visual Rehearsal
Tuesday, 8/6
            9:00am – 8:00pm – Band Room is open
          9:00am-12:00pm – Brass and Woodwinds Color Guard Rehearsal
          12:30-3:30pm – Color Guard Costume fittings (by appointment only)
          4:00-8:00pm – Brass and Woodwinds Color Guard Visual Rehearsal
          5:00-8:30pmPercussion Practice
Wednesday, 8/7
            9:00am – 8:00pm – Band Room is open
          9:00am-12:00pm – Brass and Woodwinds Color Guard Rehearsal
          12:30-3:30pm – Color Guard Costume fittings (by appointment only)
          4:00-8:00pm – Brass and Woodwinds Color Guard Visual Rehearsal
          5:00-8:30pmPercussion Practice
          7:45-8:15pm – Scrip sales next to Staff parking lot adjacent to Band Room
 
NOTICE TO ALL PERCUSSION: DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO LAST MINUTE CHANGE.  ALWAYS CHECK EMAILS FOR PRACTICE CONFIRMATION.
                                                                

ATTENTION PARENTS: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP WITH MARCHER UNIFORM FITTINGS
(Angela Richards)
 
Parents are needed to help out at the upcoming 5 shifts of Marcher uniform fittings that will be held August 11th-14th.  Jobs include fitting and selling/renting jackets, pep shirts, shoes and gloves; fitting and marking hems on uniform pants and jackets; fitting shakos (hats); sewing on missing buttons.
 
This is an excellent opportunity to meet the students, catch up with friends, and see what Uniforms is all about.
 
To sign up:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/gJ1YkA
2. Enter your email address (you will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) 
3. Sign up: Click on the calendar date you are available and choose the job you are interested in.  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 us and we will sign you up manually.
 
Questions can be directed to Angela Richards at angela.g.richards@gmail.com.
 
 
ATTENTION PARENTS: BAND CAMP UPDATE...
(Christina Allen)
 
Parents, you are a phenomenal bunch!  Thank you so much for your enthusiastic response to donate snack goodies and to help at camp.  We are almost 100%.  There are a few slots still need filling:
 
BBQ Cooks on Friday, 8/9, 2-5 pm (2)
Dinner serve/clean-up on Friday, 8/9 4-7 pm (2)
Camp break down on Sunday, 8/11, 1-2:30 pm (2)
 
Please sign up on VolunteerSpot http://vols.pt/2us4es
 
Drop off at Christina Allen's
1151 Andover Drive, Sunnyvale
Non-perishable food items starting Monday, 8/5
Perishable food items NO EARLIER than Wednesday, 8/7
 
Thank you!
 
 

INSTRUMENT LOCKER CHECK OUT AVAILABLE SATURDAY AUGUST 3RD

(Vicki Feltman)

 

One of the advantages to being in marching band is first dibs on instrument lockers!

 

Returning marchers will use the same lockers as they had last year, with the same locker combination.   Once you check out a locker, that locker will be yours to use until you graduate from the music program.  If you wish to select a different locker, follow the instructions below.

 

A YELLOW instrument locker check out form will be taped to every locker available for check out.  Select your locker, take the form home to get it signed by your parents, and leave the completed form in the box marked ‘Mrs. Feltman’s Mail Box’ located in the band office.

 

I will leave a form on the table underneath the white board addressed to you, with your locker combination.

 

The yellow instrument locker check out forms must be returned to me no later than 3:30 pm Monday, August 12th.  I will return the locker to the available pool on August 13th if I don’t receive your signed paperwork.  No exceptions.

 

Please contact me at Vicki.feltman@gmail.com if you have any questions.


 
ATTENTION STUDENTS – INFORMATION REGARDING COSTUME AND UNIFORM FITTINGS
(Terri Goddard and Angela Richards)
 
Every student in Color Guard and Marching Band needs to schedule an appointment for a costume or uniform fitting, regardless of whether he/she has participated in past years.  If you have not already done so, please make your appointment TODAY.
 
WHERE TO GO:
The location of uniform fittings is on the Auditorium Stage.  Park in the lot at the end of Mary Ave. (adjacent to the Band Room), go through the fenced gate, PAST the bike racks, and make a left into the single door marked “STAGE DOOR DOWN STAGE RIGHT”.
 
WHAT TO BRING:
          Color Guard (you will be fitted for a Parade Costume, pep clothes and the Field Show costume):
-      Guard shoes and black low-cut socks, if you already have some that tyou plan to use.  Shoes are necessary to check the length of your field show costume.  If you do not already have shoes, you will have the option of purchasing or renting shoes at the fitting.
-      Close fitting clothing (like dance shorts and a tank top), as costume measurements are very precise.
-      A blank check to pay for items you may wish to purchase, including shoes ($32), pants ($25), pep shirt ($18), replacement shoe bag ($11), flag bag ($35), pep jacket $45 – $61.50), and a $100 tax deductible contribution to cover the cost of cleaning, repairing and wear of Parade costumes, flags, sabers and rifles.  [Note that scrip cannot be applied towards contributions.]
 
          Marching Band (you will be fitted for a band uniform, including shoes and a pep shirt):
-      Marching shoes, if you already have a pair that you plan to use.  Shoes are necessary for proper hemming of uniform pants.  If you do not have shoes, you will have the option of purchasing or renting shoes at the fitting. [Note:  if you have not already done so, MARK YOUR NAME UNDER THE INSOLE OF YOUR SHOES WITH A SHARPIE IN THE EVENT THAT THEY GET LOST.]
-      A clean, dry T-shirt with sleeves to protect the uniform jacket from sweat and body oils.  [Bring an extra T-shirt if your appointment is immediately after marching practice.]
-      Boxer shorts.  This applies to both boys and girls.  There is no privacy when changing into a uniform, either during uniform fittings or at football games/competitions.
-      Socks if buying/renting shoes.  Note that during football games and competitions, you will be required to wear solid black dress socks such as Hanes Classic Casual Black Socks.  No ankle or low-cut socks, or black socks with patterns, are allowed.
-      A blank check to pay for items you may wish to purchase, including shoes ($30), pep shirt ($15), replacement shoe bag ($11), gloves ($3/pair), pep jacket ($45 - $61.50), and $100 tax deductible contribution to cover the cost of alterations, cleaning, repairs and wear of uniforms.  [Note that scrip cannot be applied towards contributions.]
 
Questions can be directed to Terri Goddard (goddardterri@hotmail.com) regarding Color Guard and Angela Richards (angela.g.richards@gmail.com) regarding Marching Band respectively.
 
 
SCHEDULE FOR AUGUST 8TH TEAM BUILDING DAY
(Vicki Feltman)
 
This is our first BUS trip.  If you forget anything, you’re out of luck, unless you can get your parents to drive to Santa Cruz to bring you things.  Please remember the following points:
 
1)    Bring a light jacket
2)    Bring a sack lunch or money for lunch – figure between $5-$10 for boardwalk food
3)    Bring money for movie concessions
4)    Bring a working cell phone.   If you do not have a cell phone you must either be in a group with at least one working phone, or stay with an adult chaperone.
5)    No backpacks.  Do you bring big ol’ backpacks to the movies when you go?  Noooo…. So don’t bring one today because there is no place to store it once we get to the theater. 
6)    No smoking, no alcohol, no illegal drugs
7)    No inappropriate sexual behavior [NOTE – All students and parents signed a behavior agreement at the beginning of the school year acknowledging compliance with rules of conduct, or suffer the consequences.  Anyone caught smoking, drinking, in the possession of illegal drugs, or demonstrating inappropriate behavior will be sent home immediately, at the expense of the student’s parents, in addition to possible suspension from school and expulsion from marching band.]
8)    Everyone is expected to respect others and their belongings.
9)    Students MUST stay in groups of 3 or more once you leave the bus, at Santa Cruz and at the movie theater.  This is for safety reasons.  If anything should happen to anyone, one person can go get help while one stays behind with the injured party. 
10) The emergency contact phone number will be 408-483-0861 (Vicki Feltman’s cell)
11) We HIGHLY RECOMMEND that all medication, inhalers, EpiPens, and emergency type paraphernalia be handed to Vicki Feltman when we unload buses.  Students will not have access to the bus until we leave Santa Cruz.  We want medications available on the Boardwalk, where the students are.  It won’t do your student any good to have inhalers sitting in a locked bus. Make sure your student has their medications.  You can make our lives easier by bagging and writing the student’s name and dosage on the bags. 
 
Daily Schedule
 
8:45 a.m.               Student get name tags and load buses – make sure you go to the
                             bathroom before boarding the bus.  We won’t stop until we get to
                             Santa Cruz, and by law, we cannot allow anyone to use the

                             bathroom on the bus when it is in motion. 
10:00 a.m.             Arrive at Santa Cruz Boardwalk.  You will have NO access to the
                             bus while in Santa Cruz, so bring your jacket, money, purses, etc.
                             with you when you leave the bus.  Sunscreen and hat might be
                             advisable if you are planning to spend time in the sun.
 
Enjoy Freetime - Groups of THREE or MORE.   You must have either a working cell phone or an adult member of our travel group with you at all times. Ditching members of your group is not acceptable.  For example, if someone needs to go to the bathroom, you do not leave them there.  You wait for them. Period.
 
Anyone found alone will keep Mrs. Feltman company on the benches near the bumper cars until a group comes along that they can join.
 
12:00 pm               Check in time. You must either physically check in with Mrs.
                             Feltman who will be sitting on a bench near the bumper cars, or
                             you must call her cell phone at 408-483-0861.
 
Mrs. Feltman will come looking for you and have you sit with her if you do
not check in. [Note – there will be a little surprise for anyone who physically checks in
with Mrs. Feltman.  She gets a little lonely sitting there by herself.]
 
2:00 p.m.               Board bus home.  BE ON TIME.  AVOID CONSEQUENCES.
 
3:00 p.m.               Arrive at AMC 16, Cupertino Square.   Take all your belongings with
                             you. We will NOT go back on the buses. 
           
                             Watch DCI show!!
 
8:30 pm                 DCI competition done.   Time to leave.   Have your parents pick
                             you up from  the movie theater.
 
Please contact Vicki Feltman at Vicki.feltman@gmail.com if you have any questions.
 
We need to know…..
 
1)    Please contact Vicki Feltman at Vicki.feltman@gmail.com if your student will NOT be on the bus going to Santa Cruz, or if your student will NOT be coming back on the bus from Santa Cruz.  We don’t want to waste time waiting for someone who won’t show up at bus departure. 
2)    If you are picking up your student in Santa Cruz, we want to make eye contact with both parent and student before you leave, so that we make sure everyone has hooked up; we would hate to have a student THINK their parent was picking them up, only to have them end up stranded in Santa Cruz after everyone else left.  If you do not show up by the time the buses are ready to leave, your student will be going home on the bus.  We will not hold up the buses waiting for your arrival.
 
Bus Check-In Procedure
 
Ooooh, our first bus trip!!  Follow these instructions and everyone will have a stress free time on the buses.
 
All students need to be on the sidewalk next to the L building by 8:45 am on Thursday, August 8th.
 
NO ONE IS ALLOWED ON THE BUS WITHOUT A NAME LABEL You will find parents standing on the sidewalk near the L Building, handing out name labels.  Pick up your name label, line up at the bus of your choice, and hand your label to the bus chaperone.  Once you hand in your label , you are not allowed to get off the bus, or switch buses, so make arrangements to sit with buddies BEFORE you get on a bus. 
 
A word to the wise… first come, first serve The person standing in line to get their name tags first will have more choices of buses.  The last person in line goes to whatever bus has a seat. And no, you cannot save a seat for your friend.  And no, you cannot give the bus chaperone your friend’s name label with yours.
 
 

ATTENTION PARENTS – LAST CHANCE TO ORDER TICKETS FOR DCI AT THE MOVIES for PARENT/FRIENDS/FAMILY - ORDERS DUE JULY 31st!
(Vicki Feltman)
 
Just a reminder, non-marchers can join us at the movies Thursday, August 8th by purchasing tickets from me.  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.
 
Please contact Vicki Feltman at Vicki.feltman@gmail.com for more information.

                                                               

 

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
 
Uniform Signups - http://vols.pt/QMiQtT
 
 
BAND ROOM AVAILABILITY
 
The following is the band room/band office availability for the rest of July and August:
 
            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 Aug 8th band room closed – meet near the L building in the faculty parking lot
                        (the parking lot where the band room is)
            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-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

  

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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