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09-11 HHSMB Blast Sept 11

HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT BLAST
September 11, 2013
 
All practices, football games, performances, and competitions are mandatory.  Contact Mr. Burn at john_burn@fuhsd.org  if you need to miss for any reason 
 

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, 9/11
          5:30 – 8:30pm – FULL BAND Practice
          8:15-8:45 – Scrip sales next to Staff parking lot adjacent to Band Room
Saturday, 9/14
          9:00am-5:00pm – FULL BAND Practice
Monday, 9/16
          5:30pm – 8:30pm – Brass Percussion & Color Guard Practice
Wednesday, 9/18
          Concession Pre-Order form for 9/20 game is due
          4:30 – 6:15pm - $6.00 meal deal in the Main Quad, including a baked potato with a
                   choice of topping, coffee or soda, and a cookie.  Proceeds benefit Music 
                   Boosters.
          5:30 – 8:15pm – BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT
          5:30 – 8:30pm – FULL BAND Practice
          8:15-8:45 – 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: MUSIC BOOSTER NEWS RELATING TO PARENTS ONLY IS NOW BEING SENT VIA A SEPARATE EMAIL SYSTEM

(Angela Richards)

 

Music Boosters has changed its delivery format for news pertaining only to Marching Band and Color Guard parents.  You should have received two of these emails already: one dated 9/2 and the other dated 9/9.  The sender is Angela Richards.  If you have not received these emails, please check your spam folder.  If you still cannot find them, please contact Angela at angela.g.richards@gmail.com.

 

 

STUDENTS NEEDED TO HELP DELIVER POTATOES ON BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 4:15-5:30PM

(Mrs. Schmitz)

 

Selling potatoes on Back-To-School Night is one of the many ways Music Boosters raises money for Marching Band.  Students are needed to help deliver cooked potatoes to teachers from 4:15-5:30.  Time spent can go towards service hours.  To sign up: http://vols.pt/vBk1kw.  Questions can be directed to Susie Schmitz at hhsmbvolunteer@gmail.com.


BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT NEXT WEDNESDAY, AND YES, THERE IS PRACTICE
(Mrs. Feltman)
 
Before you ask, yes, there will be a regular Wednesday Night marching band practice 5:30-8:30 pm next Wednesday, September 18th, which happens to be Back to School Night.
 
Music boosters will be selling Baked Potatoes 4:30-6:30 pm.  We will offer a Meal Deal for $6, which gives you a baked potato, a drink, and a cookie.
 
Parents, eat a yummy meal and come listen to Mr. Burn, Mr. Weingartner, and Dr. Morton talk about your student’s music classes.
 
 
 

CONCESSION PRE-ORDER FORM
(Mrs. Hartlage)
 
Our next football game night is almost here! To pre-order concessions for the September 20th game, forms must be turned in by Wednesday, September 18th at 8:30PM.
As a reminder, pre-order food tickets will be found in the marchers' hat boxes AFTER they have performed their half time show. PIT and TUBAS will have their tickets taped to the side of their uniform cart. If a marcher's hat box is not in its proper cubby their tickets will also be taped to the side of the cart. Guard will have tickets distributed to them. If there are any problems with tickets on game night, please see an adult at the pre-order table (beneath the home bleachers).
 
If you would like to order food from the concession stand to eat after the half-time performance, please visit the HHSMB website at http://www.homestead-music.org, go to the Forms section and download the Concession Pre-Order Form. Please return the completed Concession Pre-Order Form, along with a check, to the box in the band room office.  You may place an order for one or more football games at any time.
 
Questions can be directed to Leissa Hartlage at lhartlage@comcast.net.
 
 

NEW PICTURES UPLOADED
(Photo/Video Team)
 
The Photo/Video team has been taking lots of pictures of recent events.  Check out the photos from last Friday night’s football game, and the Sept. 5 practice (were those really ninjas on the field, was there another unicorn sighting, and who were those people taking the place of the tuba section?).  Just follow the link in the References section below to Mr. Zumsteg’s pictures.

                                                                     

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/

 

BAND ROOM AVAILABILITY
 
The following is the band room/band office availability for September:
 
When there are Monday night and Wednesday night practices, the band office will be open until 8:30 pm.  The only exception will be Back to School Night, Wed Sept 18th, when all of you parents will be busy following your students’ schedules and the band office will be closed.
 
Tue/Thurs/Fri the band room/band office will be open until 6 pm.
 
Saturday, the band room/band office will be open from 9am-5pm.

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

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

9:00am-5:00pm

 

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

9:00am-5:00pm

 

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

9:00am-5:00pm

 

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)

9/20             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 Cupertino High
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

                                                          (String, Chamber and Full Orchestra)
12/12           6:00 & 8:00pm       Winter Pops Band Concerts

                                                          (Concert Band, Symphonic Band & Wind

                                                          Ensemble) – two shows with same music
1/10-12        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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