- Congratulations to the Homestead Marching Band and Colorguard!
- Another busy busy week… please read schedule carefully!!
- FREMONT FINAL WEDNESDAY NIGHT PRACTICE, 6-9 pm!
- WBA CHAMPIONSHIP DETAILS – Coming Soon!
- Stadium chairs are here!
- Mark your calendar Festival of lights parade
- picture day is monday, november 30th –
- attention, p.e. band students!
- Lost and Found
- Volunteers Needed for Key Positions 2010-11
- Band Room Availability
- Reminder About Buddy Bags…..
- Now on Sale – Keepsake Band Pillows!
- Deadline FRIDAY - Sign up for CMEA Solo/Ensemble Festival…
- County Honor Band Applications
- All-State Honor Band and All-State Orchestra Audition Tapes Due !!
- Reminders, additional schedule highlights –
- Music Dept Event Calendar
Congratulations to the Homestead Marching Band and Colorguard!
Another successful competition for the Homestead Marching Band and Colorguard!
Logan High School Field Show –
First Place Music
First Place Auxiliary
Another busy busy week… please read schedule carefully!!
Parents, please contact Mr. Burn immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org if your student is missing any performance or practice. These are all mandatory events that affect your student’s grade.
FREMONT FINAL WEDNESDAY NIGHT PRACTICE, 6-9 pm!
Same schedule as always for pit, drummers, haulers, helpers.
WBA CHAMPIONSHIP DETAILS –
Way too much to put into this email going to the world. Please look for an email from Vicki Feltman tonight.
Stadium chairs are here!
Looking for Cool Xmas Gift idea ?
Homestead Athletic Boosters are now are offering, as an HHS multi-group fundraiser, an opportunity to pre-order a high quality STADIUM CHAIR.
Chairs are forest green with HHS logo embroidered on them and can be yours for only $50. Quantity is limited, so please print out this form and order yours now! Instructions for ordering and contact info are detailed on the form.
Order deadline is November 24th!!
Mark your calendar Festival of lights parade
When: Sunday, November 29th
Where: Downtown Los Altos
The FINAL performance of the year for the 2009 Homestead High School Marching Band and Color Guard!
Picture day is monday, november 30th –
Details to follow, but the order form is attached and can also be found on the booster website, http://homestead.schoolloop.com/Forms. Please complete and hand in with payment on picture day.
Contact Vicki Feltman at email@example.com for more information.
Attention, P. E. band students!
All P.E. Band students must report to P.E. beginning Tuesday, December 1st.
If you don’t have your P.E. clothes yet, contact the Athletic Department. You need to be ready to dress for P.E. on December 1st .
Juniors and seniors enrolled in P.E. Band who do not need P.E. credits may drop the class by putting their names on the drop list Mr. Burn will pass around during first period next Monday, November 23rd.
Lost and Found
Found during Homeshow… Toyota Car Keys on the field and a small purse near the gym.
Found at Fremont HS after last Wednesday’s practice….camera photo disk with colorguard photos.
Please contact Vicki Feltman at firstname.lastname@example.org to identify them.
And more Lost and Found
The mound of clothes and other items sitting in the instrument locker room will disappear next week. If you don’t pick them up, well, there are some nice sweatshirts and shirts and jackets going to people who will appreciate their warmth.
If you snooze, you’ll lose.
Parents, there are a number of unclaimed bowls and containers floating around in the trunk of Vicki Feltman’s car. Are you missing anything? Please contact Vicki Feltman at email@example.com.
Volunteers Needed for Key Positions 2010-11
Football concessions usually involves a commitment for only five home games, and the season runs from September to November. Our senior parents who have filled these positions for this year are more than happy to talk with you and explain what is needed for each job. Please contact me, (Rene Watkins, firstname.lastname@example.org), if you are interested in taking on any of the following or if you have questions about what a particular job entails.
Concessions Charcoal Starter
Jamba Juice Coordinator
Home Show Coordinator
And a huge thank you to those of you who have stepped forward to help out for next year:
Nanette Baltazar Winnie Lo—Band Manual
Gabbi Crum—Concessions Coordinator
Marc Membreno Shannon Metoyer—Field Show T-Shirts
Deborah Smith—Lead Bus Chaperone
We are off to a great start!
Band Room Availability
Contact Vicki Feltman at email@example.com for band room availability.
The band room will be open after school until 6 pm on the following days:
Wed-Fri Nov 18-20
MonTue Nov 23 24
Reminder About Buddy Bags…..
Students and Parents, Please remember to limit the amount of foods and sodas in your buddy bags. Use sandwich bags instead of gallon size bags for chips, crackers, cereal, grapes, apples, oranges; one or two cans of soda (not a six-pack).
This will eliminate a lot of garbage, stomach aches, and save you money to spend on something else.
Now on Sale – Keepsake Band Pillows!
These novel HHS Mighty Mustang Marching Band Keepsake Pillows are lovingly crafted by authentic HHS band moms from recycled outdated marching band uniforms. Each pillow has the jacket number sewn under the white flap. There are no two pillows alike!
We only have about 100 pillows. Get one while they last! They make great gifts!
The cost is $75 per pillow. Order forms can be found on the music booster website.
Proceeds benefit the Homestead Music Program.
Contact Vicki Feltman at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or if you would like to order a pillow.
Deadline FRIDAY - Sign up for CMEA Solo/Ensemble Festival…
Or explain to Mr. Burn and Mr. Marra why you haven’t!
The CMEA Solo/Ensemble Festival will take place Saturday, March 6th, 2010 in the San Jose State Music Building. The registration fee is $20 per soloist or ensemble group.
Participation in this festival is highly recommended by Mr. Burn and Mr. Marra. HINT, HINT, HINT.
See Mr. Marra for application forms. Forms and registration fees are due by Friday, November 20th at 3 pm. It is very important that all information on the application form is completed.
Contact Mr. Marra at email@example.com if you have any questions.
County Honor Band Applications
The Santa Clara County Honor Band is comprised of the most advanced band students from over 20 high schools in our county. Homestead has a long reputation of being very well represented in this band and students are encouraged to participate. The audition date is Friday, December 11th. Interested students should see Mr. Burn and Mr. Marra for audition details and application form.
All-State Honor Band and All-State Orchestra Audition Tapes Due !!
The CBDA All-State Honor Band and the CMEA All-state orchestra audition tapes are due to Mr. Burn by Wednesday , November 25th. Interested students should see Mr. Burn right away – if they have not already done so – to get detailed information.
Reminders, additional schedule highlights –
CMEA Solo/Ensemble Festival applications due Friday, Nov 20th
WBA Championships Fresno Nov 21-22
Complete County Honor Band Applications
State Honor Band/All-State Orchestra Audition tapes due Wed, Nov 25th
Thanksgiving November 26th
No School Nov 27th
Festival of Lights Parade Sunday, Nov 29th
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 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|