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08-07 HHSMB Blast Aug 7

HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST
August 7, 2013
 
We officially kicked off the marching season with the first all day practice last Saturday.
 
Remember, all practices and performances/competitions are MANDATORY.  Contact Mr. Burn john_burn@fuhsd.org  if you need to miss for any reason He already knows who has been missing August practices, and if you did not notify him in advance, it’s considered an unexcused absence.
 

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
 
Wednesday, 8/7
            9:00am – 8:00pm – Band Room is open
          6:00pm – Band Office is closed
          12:30-3:30pmColor Guard Costume fittings (by appointment only)
          4:00-8:00pmBrass and Woodwinds & Color Guard Visual Rehearsal
          5:00-8:30pm - Percussion Practice
          7:45-8:15pm – Scrip sales next to Staff parking lot adjacent to Band Room
Thursday, 8/8
            Band Room is closed
          8:45am – FULL BAND to arrive at HHS to board buses for Team Bonding Day
          8:30pm – Parents to pick up students at the AMC Theater in Cupertino
Friday, 8/9
          9:00am – 9:00pm – Band Room is open
          9:00am – 10:30pm – BAND CAMP
Saturday, 8/10
          9:00am – 9:00pm – Band Room is open
          9:00am – 10:30pm – BAND CAMP
Sunday, 8/11
          9:00am – 4:30pm – Band Room is open
          9:00am – 1:00pm – BAND CAMP
          1:30pm – 4:30pm – Marcher uniform Fittings (by appointment only)
Monday, 8/12
          Instrument locker check-out forms are due
            9:00am – 4:00pm – Band Room is open
          9:00am - 4:00pm – Marcher uniform Fittings (by appointment only)
Tuesday, 8/13
            9:00am – 8:00pm – Band Room is open
          8:30am – 11:00am – Sophomore Roundup
          9:00am-12:00pmBrass and Woodwinds & Color Guard Rehearsal
          12:30-3:30pm – Marcher uniform Fittings (by appointment only)
          4:00-8:00pmBrass and Woodwinds & Color Guard Visual Rehearsal
          5:00-8:30pm - Percussion Practice
Wednesday, 8/14
            9:00am – 8:00pm – Band Room is open
          9:00am-12:00pmBrass and Woodwinds & Color Guard Rehearsal
          12:30-3:30pm – Marcher uniform Fittings (by appointment only)
          4:00-8:00pmBrass and Woodwinds & Color Guard Visual Rehearsal
          5:00-8:30pm - Percussion 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.
                                                                
SNEAK PEAK AT THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT WISH LIST
(Vicki Feltman)
 
Every year, at the annual Music Booster Marching Band Pot Luck, we post a list of items to help the Music Department run like a sonata instead of a jitterbug.  Look for our very special Music Department Wish List, where we ask for supplies to keep students and teachers happy.  You would not believe how many boxes of Kleenex we go thru in a week.  And reams of paper, ink for the music dept. printer, blue painters tape, batteries, the basic supplies of school life.  Every little bit is much appreciated.
 
In case you’d like to get a head-start, we can always use the following items starting the first day of school.  You can drop them off in the Band office during hours of operation (see availability below).
 
Partial Wish List –
            Kleenex (we were going thru 2 or 3 boxes a day at the end of the year due to
                   allergies!)
            reams of white copy paper (20 lb)
            reams of pastel colored copy paper (20 lb)
            ink cartridges (Brother ink cartridge id lc79 or lc75 in black, magenta, yellow,
                   or  cyan)
            scotch tape refill rolls (3/4 inch wide)
 
 
ATTENTION STUDENTS – SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING BAND CAMP
(Christina Allen)

Dates and times:
Friday, 8/9, 9:00 am to 10:30 pm
Saturday, 8/10, 9:00 am to 10:30 pm
Sunday, 8/11, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

1.  Make sure you bring water in a large refillable jug each morning, clearly labeled with your name.
2.  Apply sunblock and bring extra for reapplication throughout the day.
3.  Lunches:  Bring lunch money or a sack lunch on Friday and Saturday.  You will have lunch on your own after dismissal at 1:00 pm on Sunday.
4.  Dinners:  Friday and Saturday dinners will be provided for free to the band by the Boosters.
5.  Band Mixer activities on Friday and Saturday night, 9:00 - 10:30 pm are MANDATORY.  Dismissal at 10:30 pm.
 
 
BAND CAMP AND TEAM BUILDING DAY FAQ
(Vicki Feltman)
 
Q: Do we sleep over during Band Camp this year?
 
A: No sleepover this year.   Everyone goes home to their own beds every night of band camp.   Everyone is expected to show up on time the each morning, at 9 a.m.
 
 
Q: Do we have to participate in the Team Building Day?
 
A: It’s rather difficult to build a team if the whole team doesn’t show up.   We expect everyone to show up at 8:45 am Thursday morning, unless you notified Mr. Burn or Vicki Feltman in advance.
 
Q: I didn’t know about Team Building Day or Band Camp.  Nobody told me and I didn’t read my emails.
 
A: Not an excuse.   You are responsible for paying attention when Mr. Burn and section leaders make announcements.   You are responsible for checking your emails at least once a week on Wednesdays to find out the current information on music department activities and events.   You are in High School!
 
 
INSTRUMENT LOCKER CHECK OUT FORMS DUE AUGUST 12TH
(Vicki Feltman)
 
Remember to turn in your instrument locker check out forms by Monday August 12th.   
 
New marchers: once you check out a locker, that locker will be yours to use until you graduate from the music program. 
 
Returning marchers will use the same lockers as they had last year, with the same locker combination.   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.  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.
 
Contact Vicki Feltman at Vicki.feltman@gmail.com if there are no more yellow forms taped to lockers or if you have any questions.
                                                               

 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
 
 
CHANGES TO BAND ROOM AVAILABILITY
 
The following is the band room/band office availability for the rest of July and August:
 
 
            Wed Aug 7th 9am-8pm NOTE – band office will close at 6 pm
 
            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 NOTE – band office will be closed today – Vicki Feltman gone
            Sat Aug 17th 9am-6pm NOTE – band office will closed today – Vicki Feltman gone
            Mon Aug 19th First Day of School!
 
 

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 30-31: 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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