- Congratulations to County Honor Band Participants!
- Lost and Found
- Winter Concert DVDs
- Great gift ideas! Discounted Calendars
- 2010-11 Volunteers Needed
- Music Dept Event Calendar
Congratulations to County Honor Band Participants!
The following musicians were accepted into the Santa Clara County Honor Band:
Flute - Yuchen Yang
Clarinet - Sharon Abada (First Chair!)
Alto Sax - Krystal Chen, Annie Rak
Trumpet - Mark Lee (First Chair!), Ryan Crum, Wonchan Choi
F Horn - Yoav Zimmerman, Anthony Cao, Lisa Lee
Trombone - May Zeng, Kelli Fredrickson
The County Honor Band concert will take place Sunday, January 17th, 2 p.m., in the McAfee Performing Arts Center at Saratoga High School.
Mark your calendar!
We have found evidence of rats in the band room, and every scrap of food left in lockers and tossed on the floor becomes a feast for them. Food and garbage in the music building invite vermin. Have you smelled the instrument locker room lately?
Lost and Found
Just a reminder, please check the pile of orphaned clothing sitting in the band room for anything that might belong to you. Whatever is left at the end of the day on Friday, December 18th, will be taken to Good Will. If we find band jackets and shoe bags in the pile on Friday, we will contact you and store them, but it will cost $5 to get them out of storage! Be sure you check your homes for shoe bags, Parents will be contacted to let them know what was left in the band room. It will be pretty embarrassing if your parent finds out you left your stuff in the band room after they asked you if you had them at home. There are a large number of marching shoes laying around. Just a reminder, you bought those shoes to be used for every marching season, not just this one. I’m sure your parents don’t want to spend another $30 for another pair of shoes. Better start looking for them!
Winter Concert DVDs
We are working out the details and hope to have order info in the next blast. The concerts were too fantastic to trust them to memory!
Great gift ideas! Discounted Calendars
We still have a few calendars available for a discount… $5!
Looking for a great Christmas gift? Contact Vicki Feltman at email@example.com.
2010-11 Volunteers Needed
It’s not too early to start thinking about next year. We have a great group of parent volunteers who work very well together and we welcome anyone who wants to help. Marching Band season runs from late August to the end of November, and most of our volunteer help is needed for the football game concessions that the Music Booster organization runs. This would involve only a five game commitment for the season. We need people to take over in a number of key positions for next year. Please contact me, (Rene Watkins, firstname.lastname@example.org), if you are interested in taking on any of the following. I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have or I can direct you to the person who can fill you in on the details.
Concessions Charcoal Starter
Home Show Coordinator
And a huge thank you to those of you who have stepped forward to help out for next year:
Nanette Baltazar—Spring Program
Bleachers—Lynn Marc Membreno
Zarina Bhandari—Jamba Juice Coordinator
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!
Reminders, additional schedule highlights –
Holiday Break December 21st – January 1st
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.
|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 1||TBA||SJSU Jazz Festival|
|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|