IN THIS BLAST:
- CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HOMESTEAD MARCHING BAND AND COLORGUARD!
- CONGRATULATIONS MARCH-A-THON PLEDGES DUE NOVEMBER 12TH
- ANNUAL PARENT VOLUNTEER HOLIDAY POTLUCK
- SCHEDULE FOR FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS PARADE NOVEMBER 28TH
- GET YOUR STUDENT AWARD NOMINATIONS IN BY FRIDAY!!!
- REMINDER – PE BAND STUDENTS GO TO PE MONDAY MORNING FIRST PERIOD
- HHS AUCTION IS COMING!
- THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT NEEDS YOUR HELP!
- MARCHING BAND SEASON SCHEDULE
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
3rd place Division 5A Bands
WBA Finals were cancelled due to poor field and weather conditions, so prelim standings are Final!
A great way to end the season!
MARCH-A-THON PLEDGES STILL ACCEPTED
Even though the deadline for march-a-thon has passed, we are still accepting donations. Send them in to Mrs. Feltman’s mailbox located in Mr. Burn’s office.
ANNUAL PARENT VOLUNTEER HOLIDAY POTLUCK
The 2010 Marching Season is over. Congratulations to all the students and parents for a fantastic Season. Now it’s time for the Parent Volunteers to celebrate!
Please come to the Annual Parent Volunteer Holiday Potluck.
Date: Sunday, December 5, 2010
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Place: Quinlan Center Social Room (different room than where the Spring Banquet is held)
Please bring your favorite appetizer, entrée, side dish, dessert or drink to share. Food sign ups are posted on the volunteer website:
http://hhsmbvolunteer.comule.com. User: HHSMB, password: volunteer
We hope to see you all there! If you have any questions or if you are willing to help with set-up and clean-up please contact JoAnn Fitzpatrick firstname.lastname@example.org or 408 736-0565. Thanks!
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.
SCHEDULE FOR FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS PARADE NOVEMBER 28TH
Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade
Sunday, November 28
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
Snacks and beverages
4:00 pm Pick up your instruments, hat in hat box, uniform in garment bag!
5:15 p.m. Tubas and drums – pick up instruments at the trailer parked on
the corner of Lyell and Third alongside the First Republic Bldg and
proceed to the band staging area in the parking lot across the
street from Safeway, between Second and Third Street.
5:30 p.m. All other band members and color guard - proceed to the band
staging area in the 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.
Full band begin warm-up in uniform
6:00 p.m. Parade begins. We are entry number 50 towards the
end of the parade!
7:00 p.m. (approx) Homestead finishes parade and Band dismissed. Tubas and
drums need to carry instruments back to the trailer.
Tubas and percussion return to Homestead to unload instruments!!
GET YOUR STUDENT AWARD NOMINATIONS IN BY FRIDAY!!!
Please email your student award nominations to Vicki.firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, November 26th. Mr. Burn will be back Friday evening and I plan to put him to work!
REMINDER – PE BAND STUDENTS GO TO PE MONDAY MORNING FIRST PERIOD
Marching season ends with the Festival of Lights parade. Those enrolled in PE Band should report to PE on Monday morning.
HHS AUCTION IS COMING!
THE HOMESTEAD AUCTION WILL BE HELD ON Feb. 12, 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 $80 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, progressive dinners,
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
dropped off at school during scrip sale hours, my house, or I will arrange
for pick up. All donations must be in by January 31. Any questions, please
call or email Mary Mansir (408) 245-2218. Thank you in advance for your
MARCHING BAND SEASON SCHEDULE
Please note the updated calendar. Below is a list of important dates for the 2010 marching season. 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.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Student Award Ceremony
Festival of Lights Parade