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08-21 HHSMB Blast Aug 21

HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT BLAST
August 21, 2013
 
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, 8/21
          Band Room open til 8:30pm
          5:30 – 8:30pm – FULL BAND Practice
          7:45-8:15pm – Scrip sales next to Staff parking lot adjacent to Band Room
          7:45-8:15pm – Pep shirt sale next to Scrip sales
Thursday, 8/22
          Band Room open til 6pm
Friday, 8/23
            Band Room open til 6pm
          SIGNED GREEN SHEETS ARE DUE
Saturday, 8/24
          9:00am – 5:00pm – FULL BAND practice
Monday, 8/26
            Band Room open til 8:30pm
          5:30pm – 8:30pm – Brass Color Guard Percussion Practice
Tuesday, 8/27
            Band Room open til 6pm
Wednesday, 8/28
          Band Room open til 8:30pm
          5:30 – 8:30pm – FULL BAND Practice
          7:45-8:15pm – Scrip sales next to Staff parking lot adjacent to Band Room
          7:45-8:15pm – Pep shirt sale next to Scrip sales
 
NOTICE TO ALL PERCUSSION: DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO LAST MINUTE CHANGE.  ALWAYS CHECK EMAILS FOR PRACTICE CONFIRMATION.
                                                                
DID YOU HEAR ABOUT CAROLINA CROWN?
 
FYI, Carolina Crown took FIRST in the DCI Finals, and I am sure Homestead helped them succeed.
 
They were very grateful and impressed by our facilities when they stayed overnight and used our fields to get ready for the Stanford DCI show.  
 
The following is a YouTube link taken by a camera attached to one of the Carolina Crown horn players as they performed an encore after winning.   It's an interesting view of what goes on when you are on the field.   There are other Youtube entries which show you the view from the stands if you get too dizzy from following this horn player around.   :-)
  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjTI8PwQZrQ
 
 
CHANGE IN SATURDAY PRACTICE START AND END TIMES
 
Beginning this Saturday, August 24th, Saturday practices will start at 9 am and end at 5 pm  
 
Please be aware that when Chinese school starts, the Homestead parking lots get busy around 8:45 am as Chinese School parents line up to drop off their students.   Plan your arrival accordingly.
 
 
YOUR SIGNED GREEN SHEET FORM IS DUE WHEN?????
 
That’s right, this FRIDAY, AUGUST 23rd So far, a piddley handful in my box.
 
 
WISH LIST DONATIONS ARE COMING IN, THANK YOU!…..
 
A big THANK YOU to everyone who took wish notes from DeeDee Wong and her secret weapon, Katie Williams.  There were a few wish notes still left, and we would certainly love to have them:
            Ink cartridges (brother ink cartridge id LC79 or LC75 in black, magenta, yellow, or cyan).  We use all of this ink to print those voluminous forms I send home, and to print all that music students seem to forget to print before class.   You should see the line of sheepish students asking for copies the first minute of class.
            GREEN painters tape – the marching band visual staff actually needs green and blue tape to mark spots on the field.   Don’t ask me why.   The kids know.   I just get their supplies.
            9 volt batteries – the drum majors must eat them because they are in the office every other day looking for fresh batteries for the dr. beat.
            $25 teacher education fund – our music teachers go to conferences and conventions to hear the latest in music and teaching methods.  If the district has money, they might get reimbursed for these educational trips.   More often than not, they aren’t.   The teacher education fund eases the financial strain on them.   By the way, if you buy scrip, you can request all or part of your scrip monies to go to the Teacher Education Scrip account.  
                                                                                                               

 
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:
  
Thu – Fri Aug 22-23 until 6 pm
Mon Aug 26th until 8:30 pm BRASS practice
Tue Aug 27th until 6 pm
Wed Aug 28th until 8:30 pm FULL marching band practice
Thu Aug 29th until 6 pm
Fri Aug 30th until 6 pm
 
Saturday Aug 31st NO PRACTICE

SCHOOL-YEAR CALENDAR:

(No changes to last week’s calendar)

HOMESTEAD MUSIC DEPARTMENT
CALENDAR 2013-2014
  

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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