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10-2 HHSMB Blast Oct 2

HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT BLAST
October 2, 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, 10/2
          CONCESSION PRE-ORDER FORM FOR FRIDAY’S GAME IS DUE
          5:30 – 8:30pm – FULL BAND Practice
          8:15-8:45pm – Scrip sales next to Staff parking lot adjacent to Band Room
Friday, 10/4
          3:00pm – Homecoming Parade
          4:30pm – Marchers to arrive at Band Quad to change into uniform
          6:15pm – Homecoming Football Game
Saturday, 10/5
          9:00am-1:30pm – FULL BAND Practice
          3:00pm – Arrive at Cupertino High School
          7:00pm - FUHSD Expo at Cupertino High School
Monday, 10/7
          5:30pm – 8:30pm – Winds Percussion & Color Guard Practice
Tuesday, 10/8
          7:30pm – Booster Board Meeting in Band Room
Wednesday, 10/9
          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.
                                                         
CONCESSION PRE-ORDER FORMS ARE DUE!
(Mrs. Hartlage)
 
If you would like to pre-order concessions for the October 4th game, forms must be turned in by this Wednesday, October 2nd at 8:30PM. Forms can be found in the Forms section of the HHSMB website at http://www.homestead-music.org. Please return the completed Concession Pre-Order Form, along with a check, to the box in the band room office.  You may still place an order for one or more football games at any time.
Questions can be directed to Leissa Hartlage at lhartlage@comcast.net.
 
 
THIS FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE
(Mrs. Feltman)
 
FRIDAY MORNING – RALLY
            Marchers – wear your green band shirt and BLUE jeans (not brown, not tan; blue.  NO Shorts, No Capris.  Wear LONG PANTS).  This is your uniform for the                                    Parade
            Guard – check with Mrs. Goddard.
Students will be excused from 2nd period 10 minutes early to prep for the rally.
Because of space limitations in the gym, the rally on Friday is for students only. Parents should not be in the gym during the rally.       
 
FRIDAY AFTERNOON – HOMECOMING PARADE
The parade route – Up Mary Ave, right turn onto The Dalles, right turn onto Kenewick, back to Homestead.
            All marchers and  guard are excused from skinny 7th Go directly to the band room to warm up.
 
2:15    warmup
3:00     Form Parade Block outside the Band room on the faculty parking lot
Parade step off
                        After the parade, boosters will provide a quick snack on the grass in front of the band room.
5 pm    Marchers should be in uniform ready for warm up.
5:45pm March into stadium with SMS
6:15pm Game begins
 
FREMONT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT MARCHING BAND EXPOSITION
(Mrs. Feltman)
 
The FUHSD Marching Band Exposition is an annual event showcasing the talents of all  district high schools in a non-competitive venue.  Each band performs twice- once for the other bands in the afternoon, and once for the audience in the evening.  It’s an awe-inspiring sight when 5 marching bands with color guard fill up a bleacher.
 
Admission is $5 per person, with all proceeds split evenly amongst the participating district high schools.  Since this show benefits all the schools, even volunteers pay the entry fee. 
 
Schedule for the day!
 
9:00 am           Rehearse at Homestead
11:30 am         Snack break a la Band Camp
1:30 pm       End of rehearsal, load trucks and trailers, go to lunch –
                   TAKE YOUR INSTRUMENTS WITH YOU The band room will be
                   locked at 1:30 pm with no further access until 8:45 pm , after the
                   expo Pit/Tuba/Drumline/Guard stay to load trucks before being excused
3:00 pm       Arrive at Cupertino dressed in green band shirt, long BLUE jeans,
                   athletic shoes (absolutely NO SANDALS while marching)
                        Bring shoe bag with CLEAN Marching shoes and CLEAN BLACK socks
                        Unload truck go into stadium with instruments
4:00 pm         Student show starts - Santa Teresa (guest band)
4:15pm          Cupertino
4:30pm          Fremont
4:45pm          Homestead
5:00pm          Lynbrook
5:30pm          Dinner break. Each booster organization feeds their band.
6:30pm          Get into uniform and get ready for the Audience Show!


Evening Performance (for paying crowd - In full uniform)
7:00pm            Santa Teresa
7:15pm            Cupertino
7:30pm            Fremont
7:45pm            Homestead
8:00pm            Lynbrook
8:45pm            Pit/Tuba/Drumline/Guard meet at Homestead to unload vehicles
 
 
ATTENTION GENTLEMEN – THE SCISSORS ARE COMING OUT!
(The Uniform Moms)
 
This week is our first “away” competition, a perfect dress rehearsal for judged competitions.  We have noticed that there are MANY male marchers with hair that’s brushing the back of the jacket collar.  This is your last opportunity to get that much-needed haircut.  Be forewarned that if you don’t get a haircut by Saturday’s FUHSD Expo, we will be cutting it for you.  Alternatively, get it up in a hair net before arriving to change into uniform.

                                                         

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 October:
 
When there are Monday night and Wednesday night practices, the band office will be open until 8:30 pm, EXCEPT October 14th… no classes that day, so band room and office will be open at 5 pm for the usual Monday night practice.  

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 when we have all day practices.


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)

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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