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11-13 HHSMB Blast Nov 13

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





9 am    Full Marching Band Rehearsal on Homestead Field


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


 4 p.m.             Tubas and Percussion help load truck
 4:45 p.m.        Load busses and depart

Bring your instrument, CLEAN black shoes, black socks, gloves,

and shoe bag. 

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.  

Please remember to wear a shirt with short sleeves (no tank tops or tube tops) Also, remember to wear your boxer shorts (we’ll be changing outside).

 5:45 p.m.        Arrive in Union City

Eat booster-provided meal

Use restrooms

Get into Uniform

6:45 p.m.         Begin warm up 

8:45 p.m.         Homestead PERFORMS!!

9:30 p.m.         Awards ceremony
10:00 p.m.       Change out of uniforms, load truck

                        Load busses/depart
11:30 p.m.       Arrive at Homestead/unload truck





1)    All marching band and color guard are expected to participate at each competition.  Contact Vicki Feltman at 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.




Date: Saturday, November 16, 2013

Start Time: 3 pm Class A/AA/AAA; 6:15 pm Class 4A/5A


Location:         James Logan HS

1800 H St
Union City CA 94587


Ticket Prices: Adult $15, children 6-12/ Seniors $12; children 5 and under, military in uniform or with ID  free.



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


Driving Directions for spectators: 


James Logan HS

1800 H St
Union City CA 94587


Spectator parking


Due to the many bands in attendance and to provide space for band preparation, there is no general spectator parking on campus. We do have limited handicapped parking on campus. There is also street parking within walking distance to the school. However we ask all spectators who use street parking be mindful of “permit parking only” areas. Our local police department will enforce this limitation. Please let your parents and boosters know that absolutely no additional vehicles will be allowed to park on campus with your buses including extra-chase food vehicles. Drops off for food can be accommodated but your vehicles will be escorted in and out to a drop off zone only. We appreciate the cooperation with our volunteers.


Driving Directions for spectators: 


From Northbound 880

 Take Decoto Rd. exit.  Turn right onto Decoto Rd.


 Turn Left onto AlvaradoNiles Rd.


 Homestead busses will be parked in the main parking lot on Hartnell off of Alvarado-Niles Rd.


Spectator Entrance to the Stadium


The Spectator entrance is at the corner of H Street and Alvarado-Niles Road.


please leave your belongings against the walls and away from doorways

Riddle me this…. Why would you want to put your belongings right in front of doorways, where marchers and guard with big heavy shoes will tromp and stomp on anything in the way, and pit equipment/tuba cases, and other big heavy items will roll over??

Please be thoughtful and prudent.  Leave your bags and belongings out of the way of traffic.   Or they might be tossed aside and who knows where they will end up

get your student award nominations in by monday november 18th!!!

It’s that time of the year again, where marching band/guard students recognize their peers for various and sundry things, like, the best toe point, or most impressive instrument case.   New marchers, ask your section leaders and experienced section mates what these awards are.   Every marching band/guard student is allowed to nominate.    Please email your student award nominations to by Monday, November 18th.  Awards will be distributed at the end of season dinner after WBA Finals, in the Radisson Hotel, on Sunday, November 25th.

Please contact Vicki Feltman at if you have any questions.


This is a reminder that State Honor Band audition materials are due to Mr. Burn on Friday, November 15th.  NO EXCEPTIONS.


If you haven't done so already, please do the following:

    - Go to and carefully read what is required on your audition CD before you burn it

    - Label your CD as required by CBDA

    - Complete, print out the Student Application Form, and have your parents sign it!!  We cannot submit your application without your parent's signature.

    - Deliver the application form, the CD, and check for $45 made payable to HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL to the box marked "mrs. feltman's mail box" located in Mr. Burn's office.


Please contact Vicki Feltman at if you have any questions.




The following is the band room/band office availability for November.


No more Monday night and Wednesday night practices for marching band/guard!  Percussion, contact Lane Armey regarding sectionals planned for November 20th.

November 18-20th, the band room/band office will be open until 6 pm


November 21st , the band room/band office will be open until 8:30 pm during full marching band practice.


November 22nd, the band room/band office will be closed at 11:55 am until 5:30 pm when practice starts.


November 25th, the band room/band office will be closed all day (travel back from finals)

November 26th, the band room/band office will be closed at 4 pm.

The band room and band office will be closed at 2:30 pm Wednesday, November 27th (holiday schedule).

We will be closed all day on November 28th and 29th due to Thanksgiving.