- County Honor Band Concert This Sunday!
- Band Camp Dates….
- Homestead Winter Guard in Competition at Homestead
- Help Needed for the HHS Winter Guard Invitational – Jan 23
- 2010-11 Volunteers Needed
- HHS Auction is Almost Here!
- DONATE ITEMS to the HHS Auction
- Band Room Availability
- Reminders, additional schedule highlightsâ
- Music Dept Event Calendar
County Honor Band Concert This Sunday!
The Santa Clara County Honor Band concert will take place Sunday, January 17th, 2 p.m., in the McAfee Performing Arts Center at Saratoga High School in Saratoga.
Participants are the best in the county. The following Homestead 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
Outstanding! And so is the concert!
Band Camp Dates….
Mark your calendars… mandatory Beat the Heat marching band practices will begin August 9th, with band camp August 13th-15th, and more mandatory Beat the Heat practices taking place the week beginning August 16th.
More details to follow!
Mark your calendars – come watch the Homestead Winter Guard in Competition at Homestead!
Don’t miss this opportunity to see our award winning Winter Guard in WGI competition, right here, in our very own Homestead Gym!
Experience a full show, comparing our guard to other competing groups. You’ll recognize some of the guards competing – Fremont, the Blue Devils, and Santa Clara Vanguard!
When: Saturday, January 23rd
Doors open at 5:30 pm, show finishes at 10:30 pm with an award ceremony
Where: Homestead Gym
Cost: $10 per person (sorry, no ASB)
There will be a concession stand offering our famous baked potatoes, hot dogs, nachos, candy, and drinks.
Homestead Winter Guard is printing a program with ad space available for any businesses/families who want to get their name out for everyone to see. Please contact Beth Pearson no later than Sunday January 17th at email@example.com if you are interested.
Help Needed for the HHS Winter Guard Invitational – Jan 23
On January 23, 2009, Homestead High School will be hosting a CCGC Winterguard Invitational. in order to make this event a success, we need volunteers! The first shift will be from about 4:30 - 8:00. The second shift will be from about 7:30 - 10:30.
Setup before the show around 3:00 - 4:30
Food concessions (Extra people are needed around the dinner and the intermission time 6:30 - 8:15)
Warm up area manager in small gym
Parking and security (Coffee and food will be provided :0)
Prop management-back door of large gym
Your help will be greatly appreciated! Contact Beth Pearson at bpearson77@yahoo. com if you can help. Thanks!
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!
HHS Auction is Almost Here!
THE HOMESTEAD AUCTION WILL BE HELD ON Jan. 23rd, 6pm to Midnight at Mariani's Restaurant in Santa Clara! Need to unwind after a hectic holiday season? Ready to have some fun and enjoy great food with great people while supporting the Music Department? Come to the HHS Auction! The auction is a SCHOOL WIDE event (organized by the Athletic Boosters). Tickets to the event are $75 each - $25 going to the organization (HHSMB) of your choice. Bid on a basket during the Silent Auction, or on an item during the Live Auction. If you get the item, 45% of the winning bid goes to the Music Department. If the item was donated by the Music Department, then HHSMB gets 90% of the sale price! Some of the items up for auction include vacation home getaways, tickets to sporting/theatre events, etc. For more information: contact Mary Mansir at email@example.com. Thank you!
The Music Department Needs Your Help!
DONATE ITEMS to the HHS Auction. Do you have season tickets to the Symphony? Opera? A Theatre group? Sports Team? Is there some performance or game that you're not that excited about attending? Those tickets would be the perfect donation item to the Auction!! How about provide a service – teeth whitening, legal service, tutoring? Or are you creative and can provide a monthly floral arrangement, meal, or cookies? Email a description of your items to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Items/certificates/baskets can be dropped off at school during scrip sale hours, my house, or I will arrange for pick up. All donations must be in by January 18th. Any questions, please call or email Mary Mansir (408) 245-2218. Thank you in advance for your support!
Do you enjoy cooking?
Do you know of 2 other couples who also like to cook? How about donating a Progressive Dinner to the Auction? One couple provides drinks and hors d'oeuvres; another couple provides dinner and drinks; the third couple does dessert and drinks. Don't worry! A limo has been donated to chauffer the winning bidders/attendees! Progressive Dinners are a Live Auction item and bring in big bucks! You choose how many people to cook for and invite into your home (4 - couples). They stay for a short time, and leave! HHSMB (and your student) profits! Currently, no other organization has offered a Progressive Dinner. We could really score on this! Please call or email me (Mary Mansir (408) 245-2218) if you're interested! Thank you!
Band Room Availability
The band room will be open during the following days after school until 6 pm:
Monday-Friday, January 11th-15th
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday, January 19th/21st/22nd
Monday-Friday, January 26th-29th
Contact Vicki Feltman at email@example.com for additional band room availability.
Reminders, additional schedule highlights –
County Honor Band Concert Sunday, January 17th
No School Monday January 18th (Martin Luther King Day)
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 4||7:30 pm||Symphonic Band Exchange Concert at Lynbrook HS|
|Feb 6||All Day||CMEA Jazz Festival, San Francisco|
|Feb 8||7:30 pm||Cal Berkeley Wind Ensemble Exchange Concert @ HHS Auditorium|
|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|
|June 14||Epping Boys School Band and Homestead Orchestra exchange concert @ HHS Auditorium|
|TBA||Jazz Festivals – Chabot College, SJSU, Santa Cruz, Monterey|