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03-05 HHSMB Blast March 5

details on upcoming performances


Wind Ensemble will participate in the Sonoma State Invitational Wind Band Festival, held in the beautiful Green Music Center on the Sonoma State Campus.   The adjudicated performance is scheduled for 4:40 pm, this Friday, March 7th.   Admission is FREE!


CMEA BAND AND ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL at Saratoga High School for all Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra takes place next week!   Admission is FREE and an audience is most welcome. 


All three bands will perform on Friday, March 14th.   The two orchestras will perform on Saturday, March 15th.   The following are the performance times for each group:


Friday, March 14th

            1:40 pm          Symphonic Band

            4:50 pm          Concert Band

            7:45 pm          Wind Ensemble


Saturday, March 15th

            11:15 am        String Orchestra

            2:35 pm          Chamber Orchestra


Please remember, all performances are MANDATORY and count towards student grades. 





This year, the two District Field trip forms, one of which requires a doctor’s signature, will be due on May 16th, so we can get everything done before families go on vacation and we can get accurate instrument counts to our drill writer.


I will have the forms ready to email to you next week, if you want to get them done and out of your hair early (especially if you are making appointments for summer camp physicals).  Let me know if you need them printed, and you can pick them up from me, too.


Please note, the only thing we really need is your doctor’s signature on the form.  If your doctor will sign the district form without needing a physical, that’s between you and your doctor.   Please make sure you call your doctor to find out.


Back by popular demand, we are once again offering families the opportunity to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shahab, on Friday, May 16th, from 4:30-6pm.  Dr. Shahab does the physical exams for Homestead athletics and has been doing this for many years.  The cost of an exam is $20 (insurance will not cover the cost), with Dr. Shahab donating a portion of that cost back to Homestead.


It would really help us schedule if you could let me know whether you’ll use Dr. Shahab’s services.   Depending on the number of exams, we might extend the doctor’s hours on May 16th or schedule him to come in on an additional day.  


Please contact Vicki Feltman at to sign up for an exam or for more information.


Please make sure incoming Freshmen marchers know about this, too.



band room availability

Monday-Thursday, March 3rd-6th, open 3:30-6 p.m.

Friday, March 7th, band room closed after 7th Period.  Mr. Burn and I will be taking Wind Ensemble to the Invitational Sonoma State Wind Band Festival.