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09-17 HHSMB Blast Sept 17

HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT BLAST September 17, 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, 9/18
          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 – 8:15pmBACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT
          5:30 – 8:30pmFULL BAND Practice
          8:15-8:45pm – Scrip sales next to Staff parking lot adjacent to Band Room
Friday, 9/20
          5:30pm – Marchers to arrive at Band Quad to change into uniform
          7:30pm – HHS v. Carlmont
Saturday, 9/21
          9:00am-5:00pm – FULL BAND Practice
Monday, 9/23
          5:30pm – 8:30pm Winds & Percussion & Color Guard Practice
Wednesday, 9/25
          5:30 – 8:30pmFULL 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.
                                                          
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT TOMORROW – DO YOU KNOW WHERE TO GO?

Reminder to all parents whose students are in First Period Marching Band, Color Guard, PE Band 9, PE Band 10, and Wind Ensemble – you should make your way to the Homestead Auditorium where you will find Mr. Burn and Mr. Weingartner, ready to tell you about your child’s first period class.

Second period Symphonic Band will meet in the Band room.   Second period Chamber Orchestra will meet in the black box (there will be signs directing you to the black box, which is thru the glass doors behind the auditorium).

 

And yes, there is practice on Wednesday, rain or shine.

 

SPEAKING OF WEDNESDAY NIGHT PRACTICES (AND MONDAY NIGHT PRACTICES)…..

Parents, a little help, please?    Practice ends at 8:30 pm on Monday and Wednesday.   Sometimes it can take 10 minutes or more for students to get off the field and back into the building, so I don’t expect them back until 8:40.   I am usually in the band room on practice nights, and I will stay either in the band room or out on the grass, waiting for the last students to be picked up, because I don’t like to see them waiting alone in the dark.   I would really appreciate it if you could get there by 8:40 instead of waiting until 9 or 9:30 to pick up your student, so I can get home, too!      

 

FIRST FOOTBALL GAME HALF-TIME SHOW IN UNIFORM……SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY SEPT 20th

5:30 p.m. Full Band meets in band quad with instruments in cases (once you get your instrument the band room will not be available), gloves, shoebag with CLEAN shoes and CLEAN black socks.  Please remember to wear a shirt with short sleeves (NO TANK TOPS).   Also, remember to wear your boxer shorts.  The uniform carts with your hats and garment bags will be out and ready when you arrive.  Hair must be under control.  If your hair is long enough to touch your collar, be prepared to wear hair nets, hair pins, and hair ties.  

Get in uniform; uniform carts will be set up outside, where everyone will change.  Take care of any uniform issues before warm-ups!! Look for Mrs. Richards and other uniform moms to help you. 

Leave your instrument cases in the middle of the band quad between the uniform carts so that we can see them.  Tubas and percussion leave cases against art building.

6:00 p.m.  Warm up/Pep band music rehearsal

6:55 p.m. March into stadium -- Pre-game concert on the track

7:25 p.m. Traditional pre-game show

7:30 p.m. (approximately) - game begins.

  • During the game, the band sits in their sections in full uniform, and plays pep band music.
  • No eating or drinking, except water, while in uniform.
  • The entire band stands up when we play.
  • Four minutes before half-time the band prepares for the half-time show.
  • Half time: the band performs The City of Tomorrow!
  • After the half-time show, you will go back to the uniform carts and change out of your uniforms, and put on pep band shirt, jacket and jeans.  Return your hat to its box, your marching shoes to the shoe bag, and your uniform jacket and pants (NEATLY HUNG) to the garment bag.  Hang the uniforms on the carts.
  • 3rd quarter: return to stadium, get some food, and bring your food to the band area of the bleachers.
  • 4th quarter: ALL band members must attend 4th quarter.   When the band is playing, everyone needs to be playing (not eating or talking). You must be with your section (flutes, clarinets, altos, etc.) when in the stands. We will play one or two songs after the game ends, and then you’re dismissed. (sometime between 9:30 and 10:30 pm)
  • TAKE ALL YOUR STUFF HOME WITH YOU, leaving no personal property or garbage behind!  (Uniforms and hats stay on the carts.)

 

Pre-order tickets – you will find them in your hat boxes after half-time.  Tuba and Pit will find their tickets taped to the front of their uniform cart.  Color Guard pre-order tickets will be distributed by a colorguard parent. 


                                                          
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 and Thurs the band room/band office will be open until 6 pm.

On non-game Friday’s the band room/band office will be open until 5 pm.
 
Saturday, the band room/band office will be open from 9am-5pm.


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

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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