Congratulations to the Homestead Marching Band and Colorguard!
Our FINAL competition of the marching season netted more pats on the back!
High percussion – Division 5A Percussion Champions
5th place Division 5A Bands
8th place 4A/5A
A great way to end the season!
Attention, all PE/Marching Band students
If you do not need marching band to count for PE credit for the Fall semester, you may have your name dropped from the PE Band 10-12 roll.
In order to do this you must see Ms. Bassett in the guidance office to obtain
the proper form, which must then be completed and returned to Ms Bassett.
YOU MUST ATTEND PE FIRST PERIOD UNTIL PAPERWORK IS COMPLETED, AND YOU RECEIVE A PAPER FROM THE OFFICE SHOWING YOU ARE NO LONGER ENROLLED IN PE BAND.
Our final Marching performance!
Parents, please contact Mr. Burn immediately at email@example.com if your student will miss the parade. This is a mandatory event that affects your student’s grade.
Detailed Schedule for Sunday, November 29
You are encouraged to decorate yourself and instrument with lights!
2:00 p.m. Tubas and drums load trailer at Homestead
3:00 pm Informal awards ceremony
Punch and cookies (I could use a little help with this! J )
4:00 pm Pick up your instruments, hat in hat box, uniform in garment bag!
5:30 p.m. Full band begin warm-up in uniform at Parking lot across the
street from Safeway, between Second and Third Street. Students
can be dropped off on the corner of Third and Edith, where they
can walk down Third to the parking lot. Or, you can park at the
end of the parade route (Third and Whitney) and walk up Third to
the parking lot.
Arrive with instruments, in full uniform (hats, black socks,
marching shoes, gloves, gauntlets, everything!)
Leave your instrument cases and personal belongings locked in your cars. There is no place to store anything at the warm up site.
6:00 p.m. Parade begins. We are entry number 34 towards the
middle of parade!
7:00 p.m. (approx) Homestead finishes parade and Band dismissed. Tubas and
drums need to carry instruments back to start to load the trailer.
Tubas and percussion return to Homestead to unload
Ahem, about those cookies and punch after the informal awards ceremony… can I have a little help, please? I would appreciate parents and students contacting me if they can help set up, provide goodies, and clean up. Thank you!!
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 –
Students, take your uniforms home after the parade. Arrive at school at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, in uniform (which also means black socks and marching shoes).
Please note the EARLY time Monday morning!!
Bring your school clothes and your completed picture order forms (with payment) with you Monday morning. Students should have taken home the order form at the beginning of the week. If you don’t have one, please go to the booster website, http://homestead.schoolloop.com/forms.
Contact Vicki Feltman at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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 email@example.com to identify them.
And more Lost and Found
All clothing left in the band room will be given away this weekend.
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-Fri Nov 30- Dec 4
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 –
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 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|