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08-14 HHSMB Blast Aug 14

HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT BLAST
August 14, 2013
 
NOTE – THERE WILL BE NO PRACTICE ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND – Saturday August 31st – September 2nd
 
Our first official evening practice will be Wednesday, August 21st from 5:30-8:30 pm.   
 
All practices and performances/competitions are MANDATORY.  Contact Mr. Burn at john_burn@fuhsd.org  if you need to miss for any reason 
 
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, 8/14
            9:00am – 8:00pm – Band Room is open
          9:00am-12:00pm – Brass and Woodwinds Color Guard Rehearsal
          12:30-3:30pm – Marcher uniform 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
Thursday, 8/15
            9:00am – 8:00pm – Band Room is open
          9:00am-12:00pm – Brass and Woodwinds Color Guard Rehearsal
          4:00-8:00pm – Brass and Woodwinds Color Guard Visual Rehearsal
          5:00-8:30pmPercussion Practice
Friday, 8/16
            BAND OFFICE IS CLOSED
          9:00am-12:00pm – Brass and Woodwinds Color Guard Rehearsal
          4:00-8:00pm – Brass and Woodwinds Color Guard Visual Rehearsal
          5:00-8:30pmPercussion Practice
Saturday, 8/17
            BAND OFFICE IS CLOSED
          9:00am – 6:00pm – FULL BAND practice
          6:00pm – Parent Show & Potluck
Monday, 8/19
            FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
            5:30pm – 8:30pm - Color Guard Percussion Practice
Wednesday, 8/21
          5:30 – 8:30pm – FULL BAND 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.

                                                                

BAND CAMP
(Christina Allen)

Our first band camp at school was a great success... thanks to all the parents who shopped, gave, baked, barbecued, served food, set up, moved equipment, cleaned up, and worked on so many tasks big and small... always with love and a smile!
 
 
BAND CAMP THANKS
 
Mr. Burn and I would like to thank all of the many. MANY volunteers and donors who provided their time, money, and donations to make this year’s on-site band camp a huge success!
 
We would especially like to send a gigantic THANK YOU to the Band Camp Moms who were there every minute of the weekend - Christina Allen, Sandy Bright, DeeDee Wong and her mom, Violet.
 
It takes a village to support our students, and we are fortunate to have a very large village, providing all the snacks and booster power to keep our students fed and hydrated. The snack shack lived up to its name.   Booster parents kept the goodies coming, and the kids gobbled it up.
 
We had our share of new experiences, new memories and new friends.  Band camp was worth every minute, and band boosters make it happen.
 
Thank you all!
 
Vicki Feltman
 
 
NOTICE TO ALL STUDENTS: A REQUEST FROM BAND MOMS REGARDING THE OPEN AREA IN FRONT OF THE SNACK SHACK
 
Please leave your belongings either in the bleachers or on the field next to the fence.   The open area between the snack shack and bleachers needs to be kept clear so band parents can fill up the igloos with water, and equipment can be wheeled in and out of the stadium. 
 
Heed this request.   If not, don’t be surprised if your things get wet or mooshed or moved far far away.
 
We will have igloos set up after lunch so you can refill your water bottles.  Allow a little extra time to get that done before you need to be on the field again.
 
 
 

                                                                                                               

 

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 August:
 
            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!
                   We begin regular band room hours.  On non-practice days Monday-Friday, the band room will be open until 6 pm.   On practice days (Monday and Wednesday), the band room will be open until 8:30 pm 

 

SCHOOL-YEAR CALENDAR:
(Changes to last week’s calendar are marked in red)

HOMESTEAD MUSIC DEPARTMENT
CALENDAR 2013-2014

MARCHING BAND SUMMER REHEARSALS

 

August: ·

 

Brass and Woodwinds:

Tuesday - Friday, Aug. 13 -16

9am-Noon: Music Rehearsal

4pm-8pm: Visual Rehearsal

Saturday, Aug. 17

9am-6pm: Rehearsal

6pmParent Show

 

Color Guard

 

Tuesday - Friday, Aug. 13 -16

9am-Noon: Music Rehearsal

4pm-8pm: Visual Rehearsal

Saturday, Aug. 17

9am-6pm: Rehearsal

6pmParent Show

  

Percussion:

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 8/31 or 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 8/31 or 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 8/31 or 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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