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10-30 HHSMB Blast Oct 30





Parents, please contact Mr. Burn immediately by email if your student is missing any practice, football game, or performance, regardless of the reason.    Your student’s grade can be affected by absences.





5:30 p.m. Full Band meets in band quad with instruments, gloves, shoe bag with CLEAN shoes and CLEAN black socks.  Take everything you need out to the band quad.  This means, your instrument in your instrument case, your jacket, your  Band room will be locked.    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.   If you do not bring the right materials to keep your hair up, Mrs. Richards  have these items for sale for $3.


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 between the uniform carts in the center of the band quad.  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 tickets will be taped to their instrument cases.  Pit will find their tickets taped on the side of their uniform cart.  Color Guard pre-order tickets will be distributed by a colorguard parent.  If you cannot find your pre-order tickets, check with Mrs. Hartlage at the pre-ordered food area under the bleachers.   She has the master list.  






The following information is for anyone who signed up to walk/run, and for those who wish to attend to cheer on the participants.   MRS. EDMONDS PLANS TO BE THERE!!




Saturday, November 2, 2013


Event Schedule:

Registration Opens: 9:00 a.m.
Opening Ceremonies: 10:00 a.m.
Run/Walk Begins: 10:30 a.m.

Closing Ceremonies: 12:00 p.m.

Please note, we cannot stay for closing ceremonies at 12 pm because practice will begin at Homestead at 12 pm.   Wherever you are in your walk/run, allow enough time to eat lunch and get back to Homestead, ready to hit the field at 12.


Discovery Meadow
W San Carlos Street & Woz Way
San Jose, CA 95110







Tuba players and percussion, please leave your instrument cases on the grass in front of the band room, so the truck can pick them up to take to the stadium after practice.


12 pm              Full Marching Band Rehearsal on Homestead Field

3:00 p.m.         Tubas, Percussion, and Guard help load truck

3:45 p.m.         Load busses and depart

Bring your instrument, CLEAN black shoes, black socks, gloves, GREEN Band Shirt or Field Show shirt, and shoe bag. Please remember to wear a shirt with short sleeves (no tank tops) Also, remember to wear your boxer shorts (we’ll be changing outside).

4:45  p.m.        Arrive at Dublin HS

Eat booster-provided meal or bring your own

Use restrooms

Get into Uniform

- Do not wear jewelry, of any kind.  No watches, earrings, bracelets,

necklaces, rings, etc.

- Make-up in subdued colors only.   If your hair is below your collar, get it

under control so that it will stay up under the hat.  


5:45p.m.          Begin warm up

7:08 p.m.         Pit in standby

7:38 p.m.         Homestead in Stand-by

7:45  pm          Homestead PERFORMS!!
8:00 pm           Change out of uniform, put on Green shirts or show shirts, return to

                        Stadium  for awards

9:00 p.m.         Awards

9:30p.m.          Load busses/depart
10:30 p.m.       Arrive at Homestead/unload truck



1)    All marching band and color guard are expected to participate at each competition.  Contact Mr. Burn if you will NOT be attending on Saturday.

2)    Please contact Vicki Feltman at if your student will NOT be on the bus going to the competition on Saturday, or if your student will NOT be coming back on the bus after competition.  We don’t want to waste time waiting for someone who won’t show up at bus departure. 

3)    If you are picking up your student after competition, we want to make eye contact with both parent and student before you leave, so that we make sure everyone has hooked up; we would hate to have a student THINK their parent was picking them up, only to have them end up standing in an empty parking lot long after everyone else has left.  Please check out with your bus chaperone, or Deborah Smith, or Vicki Feltman before leaving.

General info regarding the DUBLIN HS field show


Saturday, November 2, 2013

Dublin High School

8151 Village Parkway, Dublin, CA 94568



 Date: Saturday, November 2, 2013 Start Time: 2:30 PM


Location: Dublin HS Stadium 


Parking Open: 12:00 pm       Start Time: 2:30 pm    Awards: 9:00 pm


Admission Price:   General $12 Children less than 6 yrs FREE.


Food Service:  The Dublin Concession Stands will be open with hot food, snacks and drinks.


            Spectator Parking:  Limited VIP and Spectator parking for $5 in Lot 2 and Lot 3.   Additional parking in the neighborhood.    


            Bus and Truck Parking: We won’t know where we will be parked until 4 pm  Saturday.   If you provide a cell number that accepts text messages, I will send a message as soon as we find out on Saturday.  Supposedly the main band parking is on the basketball courts near the softball field, but last year we ended up in a church parking lot on the other side of the pool complex.    FLEXIBILITY.



Driving Directions for spectators: 


Take 680 North to Dublin

Take Alcosta Blvd Exit East

Turn right at Alcosta Blvd

Turn right on Davona

Turn right on Lucania

Turn left on Brighton

Turn left at 2nd driveway into parking lot (lot 3) by sports complex.



I want to remind you and other students that all 6 igloos are put out there for ALL students to share.   By dumping out the water that parents filled up and putting your dirty bottle into a clean igloo, you not only wasted the efforts of volunteers, but caused additional work because we have to scrub out the igloo.   And you did it twice, since your soda bottle was back in the same igloo the second time I went out to check water.

If you need some place to keep your soda bottle cool, bring your own cooler.


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.  

Tue and Thurs the band room/band office will be open until 6 pm, except Thursday, October 31st (Halloween).   The band room and band office will be closed at 4 pm.

On non-game Friday’s the band room/band office will be open until 5 pm.
On Saturdays, the band room/band office will be open from 9am-5pm when we have all day practices.