- Congratulations to the Homestead Marching Band and Colorguard!
- FREMONT WEDNESDAY NIGHT PRACTICE, 6-9 pm
- Field Show Clothing Order Accepted This Week Only
- SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY GAME, NOV 6TH – SENIOR RECOGNITION NIGHT
- Volunteers Needed for Final Home Football Game—Friday, November 6th.
- Schedule for Saturday November 7th:
- Home Show This Saturday 11/7. Help Needed!
- LAST CHANCE TO PRE-ORDER FOR DINNER, WITH MUSIC!
- Volunteers Needed for Key Positions 2010-11
- ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS
- Band Room Availability
- NO SCHOOL WED NOV 11TH, BUT THERE IS WEDNESDAY NIGHT PRACTICE!!
- Music Dept Event Calendar
Congratulations to the Homestead Marching Band and Colorguard!
Another successful competition for the Homestead Marching Band and Colorguard!
Bands of America prelims – 2nd place Class 3A
Out of the 31 bands from 4 states in competition, Homestead was one of 10 bands to go on to finals!
Bands of America finals – 6th place!
Another busy busy week… please read schedule carefully!!
Parents, please contact Mr. Burn immediately at email@example.com if your student is missing any performance or practice. These are all mandatory events that affect your student’s grade.
FREMONT WEDNESDAY NIGHT PRACTICE, 6-9 pm
Same schedule as always for pit, drummers, haulers, helpers.
Field Show Clothing Order Accepted This Week Only
We are doing one more round of orders for field show shirts this week. If you would like to place an order, let Cathy Lu know via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday 11/6. Please send an order form with your check to 1468 Richardson Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94024. The form can be found at the music booster's website.
The shirts should be available for pick up at the end of the following week.
SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY GAME, NOV 6TH – SENIOR RECOGNITION NIGHT
Wear your green band shirts to school!!
3:00 p.m. Tuba players and percussion, load truck at Homestead
The band room will be open until 5:00 p.m. to allow you to pick up your instruments. The band room will be locked at 5:00 pm with no further access until after the game. If you do not pick up your instrument before then, you will need to explain to Mr. Burn why you aren’t prepared.
5:30 p.m. Full Band meets at Fremont HS in our "staging area" near the small gym. In addition to your instrument, please bring your gloves, shoe bag with your pep shirt, 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.
Your hair cannot be so long that it touches your collar. Bring hair nets, hair pins, hair ties, etc. to put your hair up. If you do not bring the right materials to keep your hair up, Mrs. Edmonds and Mrs. Ishizaki have these items for sale for $2.
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. Ishizaki and other uniform moms to help you.
6:00 p.m. Warm up/Pep band music rehearsal
7:00 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.
Four minutes before half-time the band prepares for the half-time show.
Senior band and color guard members will be recognized. Come applaud our seniors!
After the half-time show, you will go back to the uniform carts and change into pep band shirt and jeans.
You must be back in the stands ready to play at the conclusion of the third quarter.
At the conclusion of the game, the band plays one or two more songs and is then dismissed. This will be sometime between 9pm and 10:30pm.
Volunteers Needed for Final Home Football Game—Friday, November 6th.
Thanks so much to everyone who has helped to make our football game concessions and half time shows such huge successes. Our last home game for the season is this coming Friday and we still have a few more volunteer spots to fill. Because the baked potatoes are so popular, we have decided to add another station so that the lines go quicker. Please contact me, email@example.com, if you can help out with any of the following:
1 more needed for Potato Serving (5:00-7:30 p.m.)
6 more needed for Potato Serving (7:30-10:00 p.m.)
1 needed for Jamba Juice (7:30-10:00 p.m.)
2 more needed for Tickets/Drinks (7:30-10:00 p.m.)
1 more needed for BBQ: Wrap Serve (7:30-10:00 p.m.)
2 more needed for Snack Shack (5:00-7:30 p.m.)
3 more needed for Snack Shack (7:30-10:00 p.m.)
1 more needed for Recycling (7:30-10:00 p.m.)
1 more needed for Bleachers
Schedule for Saturday November 7th:
3:00 pm Get into uniform, no hats
4:00 pm Perform Homeshow in large gym!
5 pm Get out of uniforms
5:30 pm Dinner, with Music!
If you want to attend, complete the attached pre-order form and turn it in
to Mrs. Feltman’s mail box by Wednesday, Nov. 4th. Students get $2 off the price of dinner for performing at Homeshow!
Home Show This Saturday 11/7. Help Needed!
Thanks to those who have offered to help with the Home Show this Saturday. We still need more cookies and baked goods for the reception, as well as people to make and serve drinks (4), help with clean up (3), and sell tickets (1). If you can help, please contact Cathy Lu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAST CHANCE TO PRE-ORDER FOR DINNER, WITH MUSIC!
Dinner will be served in the Small Gym at 5:30 pm. The PRE-ORDER price is $12 per person, which gets you a delicious dinner of pasta, salad, dessert, and beverage.
Student Homeshow performers or who will perform in the evening’s play will get $2 off dinner!!
Entertainment will be provided by our fantastic Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Choir, and Chamber Orchestra!
After dinner, proceed to the auditorium to watch “Wild Oats” by James McLure, a play presented by the Homestead Drama Department. The show starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets at the door are $5 with ASB Card, $7 general admission.
OR… purchase a dinner/play ticket for $17 giving you a great meal and entertainment before strolling over to the auditorium for the play.
Can’t stay for dinner? No problem, we offer take out! Why go home to cook and clean when you can have a warm meal ready when you hit the door?
Return the attached form with your check made payable to HHSMB. Forms and payment can be left in Mrs. Feltman’s Mailbox located in Mr. Burn’s office
Pre-orders are due by Wednesday, November 4th. We will have a very limited number of dinner tickets available at the door for $15 each, so pre-order is the way to go!
Contact Vicki Feltman at email@example.com to purchase tickets or for more information.
Volunteers Needed for Key Positions 2010-11
It’s already time to start thinking about next year! We need volunteers who are willing to take on the following positions. Please contact me, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in taking on any of the following:
Concessions Charcoal Starter
Jamba Juice Coordinator
Home Show Coordinator
Home Show Refreshments
Home Show Dinner Coordinator
And a huge thank you to those of you who have stepped forward to help out for next year:
Concession Coordinator - Gabbi Crum
Field Show T-Shirts - Marc Membreno, Shannon Metoyer
Lead Bus Chaperone - Deborah Smith
We are off to a great start!
ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS are $30 and will be for sale at the Home Show on Saturday 11/07 for the last time. Please support the music boosters by buying your books then or contact Kathy Ahearn at email@example.com or 408-245-2558 to get some.
Band Room Availability
Contact Vicki Feltman at firstname.lastname@example.org for band room availability.
The band room will be open after school until 6 pm on the following days:
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri Nov 9, 10, 12, 13 (No school Nov 11th Veteran’s Day)
NO SCHOOL WED NOV 11TH, BUT THERE IS WEDNESDAY NIGHT PRACTICE!!
At Fremont, 6-9 p.m. Band room will be open from 4:30-5:45 to load equipment.
Music Dept Event Calendar
Below is a list of performances and activities for the coming school year. Performances are shown in bold italics. The dates and times listed below were accurate at the time of printing, but things can change! Please be sure to read your e-mail to keep up with any last minute changes.
|Nov 4||6 - 9 pm||Wednesday Night Practice Full Marching Band @ Fremont|
|Nov 5||TBD||Orchestra Exchange at Gunn HS|
|Nov 6||Last Home Football Game @ Diesner Field (Fremont HS) Senior Recognition Night|
|Nov 7||8:30 am - 4 pm |
|Full Marching Band Practice at HHS |
Home show in the gym and Jazz Dinner
|Nov 9||6 - 8:30 pm |
6 - 9 pm
|Percussion Practice |
|Nov 11||6 - 9 pm||Wednesday Night Practice Full Marching Band @ Fremont|
|Nov 14||Logan HS Competition|
|Nov 16||6 - 8:30 pm |
6 - 9 pm
|Percussion Practice |
|Nov 18||6 - 9 pm||Wednesday Night Practice Full Marching Band @ Fremont|
|Nov 19-21||Honor Choir - by audition only|
|Nov 20||TBD||College of San Mateo Jazz Festival|
|Nov 21-22||WBA Championships in Fresno|
|Nov 25||All State Honor Band Audition CDs DUE |
All State Honor Jazz Audition CDs DUE
All State Honor Orchestra Audition CDs DUE
|Nov 29||Informal Awards Ceremony Festival of Lights Parade|
|Dec 3||Santa Clara County Honor Band Soloist Audition|
|Dec 4||TBD||Exchange Concert - 1/2 Day|
|Dec 5||Delta College Jazz Festival (jazz ensemble)|
|Dec 9||7:30 pm||Winter Choir and Jazz Concert|
|Dec 10||6 pm 8 pm||Winter Pops Concert (Concert Bands Orchestra)|
|Dec 11||Santa Clara County Honor Band Auditions, SJSU|
|Feb 3-4||7:30 pm||Concert Band/Symphonic Band Exchange Concert|
|Feb 6||All Day||CMEA Jazz Festival, San Francisco|
|Feb 10||7:30 pm||Orchestra Exchange with Acalanes HS at HHS|
|Feb 18-21||CBDA State Honor Band State Honor Jazz Band, Fresno|
|Feb 26||TBD||SJSU Choral Festival – ½ day |
Wind Ensemble @ Chabot College Wind Band Festival
|Mar 4||7:30 pm||Major Work Concert – Choir/Orch|
|Mar 5||TBD||CMS Exchange Concert - Choir|
|Mar 6||All Day||CMEA Solo Ensemble Festival @ SJSU |
St Helena Vocal Jazz Festival
|Mar 11-13||CMEA State Honor Band State Honor Orchestra|
|Mar 26||TBD||Jazz choir Santa Cruz Jazz Festival – ½ day |
CMEA Band and Orchestra Festival @ Saratoga HS (Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Bands/Concert Band)
|Mar 27||CMEA Band and Orchestra Festival @ Saratoga HS (Orchestra)|
|Apr 9-13||Southern Cal Choir tour during Spring Break (optional)|
|May 5||3:30 - 5 pm||Choir Exchange with Fremont HS and Sunnyvale Middle|
|May 8||TBD||CMEA Choral Festival at Saratoga HS – 1/2 day|
|May 12||7:30 pm||Symphonic Bands/Concert Band Spring Concert|
|May 13||7:30 pm||Wind Ensemble/Orchestra Spring Concert|
|May 15||TBD||De Anza Jazz Vocal Festival|
|May 19||7:30 pm||Spring Choir Concert at HHS|
|May 20||7:30 pm||Jazz Spring Concert|
|June 5||2:30 pm||Jazz Concert California Theater in San Jose|
|TBA||Jazz Festivals – Chabot College, SJSU, Santa Cruz, Monterey|