MARK YOUR CALENDAR – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd
5:00pm– A workshop led by Scott Lang will be held for all band members.
HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST!
August 9, 2011
- BAND CAMP THANKS (Christina Allen)
- BAND CAMP THANKS (Vicki Feltman)
- NEW DATES FOR THE CALENDAR
- NEW DAYS FOR SCRIP SALES
- INFORMATION REGARDING NEXT WEEK’S POTLUCK DINNER
- DCI CHAMPIONSHIPS AT AMC THEATER THIS THURSDAY – NO PRACTICE
- FIRST SATURDAY PRACTICE IS THIS WEEKEND
- INSTRUMENT LOCKER CHECK-OUT
- LAST WEEK FOR STUDENTS TO MAKE APPT FOR UNIFORM FITTINGS
- 25% OFF ALL MACYS’ MERCHANDISE ON 8/27 WITH $5 CARD
- BAND ROOM AVAILABILITY
- SUMMER SCHEDULE
THIS WEEK’S DATES TO REMEMBER:
Wednesday, August 10th
Freshmen uniform fittings
5-8:30pm – Marching Band Practice
8-8:30pm – SCRIP sales in Band Room hallway
Thursday, August 11th
Freshmen uniform fittings
3:30-8:45pm – DCI Quarterfinals at AMC Cupertino
Friday, August 12th
Freshmen uniform fittings
5-8pm - Marching Band Practice.
Saturday, August 13th
Instrument locker check-out begins
9am-6pm – Marching Band Practice
5:30-6pm – SCRIP sales in Band Room hallway
Monday, August 15th
Last day for uniform fittings
Tuesday, August 9th
5-8:30pm – Marching Band Practice
Thank you all for your generous support. Your donations of food and equipment, and your help at the Athenian School was indispensable in making this year's camp a great success. We enjoyed working along-side of you.
Christina, Karen, Sandy
Mr. Burn and I would like to thank all of the many. MANY volunteers and donors who provided their time, money, and donations to make this year’s band camp another success!
We would especially like to send a gigantic THANK YOU to the Band Camp Moms, Christina Allen, Karen Isabelle, and Sandy Bright, who stepped in when Barb Edmonds and Lori Wong were unavailable to head the largest band camp in Homestead history! We had 233 out of 251 marchers and guard attend this year!!
The Athenian School welcomed us with beautiful weather and their all-weather field. The weather was phenomenal; blue skies, a little breeze, and lots of bright sun.
But what we’ll remember most were all the volunteers, old and new, who lent a hand before, during, and after band camp. We had parents and students stepping up to put the band camp packets together, baking up a storm, securing all the tastiest fruits and munchies, and putting in their time to prep and serve it all.
Each year we have a new crop of unforgettable moments. This year’s picks – Larry Barbano being the first casualty treated by Nurse Karen. He had to take a picture of the band aid on his head and send it to Jenni. Kevin Gregory and Ken Lamarche taking on the Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd with their bikes. Newly minted band alumni saving JoAnn Fitzpatrick and I from hours of back breaking work by finding most of the school instruments which needed tagging (they were able to find 3 times a many instruments as us, AFTER we had ‘thoroughly’ searched the area and deemed it free of instruments). Parents feverishly trying to protect sandwiches from yellow jackets, only to be perplexed by the number that kept flying out of the box, not noticing the box had slits on the sides where yellow jackets were entering. George Yi conquering the rock climbing wall at City Beach after tiny Megan Halbig practically ran up and down the rocks.
We would like to acknowledge all the many volunteers who made it a successful band camp. They are the reasons it ran so smoothly. We had parent volunteers who drove the chalking crew to camp ahead of the main group; the truck loaders, the supply haulers, errand runners, food preppies, garbage and trash compactors, day laborers and weekend warriors who slept in the DMZ in the gym.
As usual, there were the many parents who helped at check-in and/or drove over to help or deliver supplies, and I can't forget to thank them and all the many families who donated their time and resources to provide snacks. They were used and much appreciated! We had such an overwhelming response to our last minute requests for food, that we have enough to provide snacks after practices this week!
We had our share of new experiences, new memories and new friends. Band camp was worth every minute, and band boosters make it happen.
Thank you all!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR – SATURDAY, AUGUST 20TH
5:15 - 5:45pm: New Parents Meeting in the Choir Room
6:00pm: Performance by the Marching Band for all parents in the new stadium
6:15pm: Pot Luck dinner for all marchers and parents.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH
5:00pm – A workshop led by Scott Lang will be held for all band members.
NEW DATES FOR SCRIP SALES
SCRIP will be sold during the last half hour of practice on Wednesdays and Saturdays: Wednesdays 8:00 - 8:30pm and Saturdays 5:30 – 6:00pm. Look for the SCRIP table in the Band Room hallway just inside the quad.
For questions, please contact Carrie Adelman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
INFORMATION REGARDING THE MUSIC BOOSTERS POTLUCK
Attention all Marchers (Band members and Color Guard) and Families!
Mark Your Calendars for the Annual Music Boosters Potluck to kick-off the new Marching Season!!
When: Saturday, August 20th
Time: 5:00 New Parent Meeting in the Choir Room
6:00 Performance by the Marching band followed by a Potluck Dinner in the Quad
What to Bring: Please bring your potluck contributions to the quad between 5pm - 6pm
- Seniors, Juniors, and Board Members: Please bring an entree to serve 12 hungry marchers
- Sophomores: Please bring a salad to serve 12 voracious color guard members
- Freshman : Please bring a dessert to serve 12 famished field staff
Drinks, paper products, and utensils will be provided. Please label your dishes and bring your own serving utensils if needed.
Please bring your calendar for keeping track of upcoming band events and as well as signing up for one for the many marching band volunteer opportunities during the season!
Please plan to attend because this is a great opportunity for you to meet the students and families of fellow band and color guard members. It is amazing how much time you will be spending with these folks! You will also be able to pick up your copy of the 2011 Music Booster Manual, purchase SCRIP, purchase a Music Department Calendar, pick-up pre-ordered field show T-shirts and sweatshirts, and look through the band camp lost and found! Hope to see you there!
Questions? Want to Help?
Contact: Jackie Browning email@example.com
NO PRACTICE THURSDAY – GO TO THE MOVIES!
Mr. Burn has cancelled practice Thursday to allow everyone to watch the special live simulcast of the DCI Quarterfinals Competition at the AMC theaters Cupertino Square. Tickets can be purchased at the theater or thru Movie Tickets.com. $18 each. See you there!
FIRST SATURDAY PRACTICE IS THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 13th
Bring your lanyard, music, instruments, HAT, WATER, SUNSCREEN, lunch or money for lunch.
You’ll be busy all day. Be prepared!
INSTRUMENT LOCKER CHECK-OUT BEGINS THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 13TH
One of the advantages to being in marching band is first dibs on instrument lockers!
You will find a YELLOW instrument locker check out form taped to every locker available for check out. Select your locker, take the form home to get it signed by your parents, and leave the completed form in the box marked ‘Mrs. Feltman’s Mail Box’ located in Mr. Burn’s office.
I will send an email with the lock combination.
These yellow instrument locker check-out forms must be returned to me no later than Monday, August 22nd. I will return the locker to the available pool on August 23rd if I don’t receive your signed paperwork. No exceptions.
Please contact me at Vicki.firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
REMINDER TO MARCHING BAND STUDENTS – THIS IS THE LAST WEEK TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR UNIFORM FITTING APPOINTMENT (DOES NOT APPLY TO COLORGUARD)
Uniform fittings occur on the following days from 1:30 pm until 4:30 pm:
Wed August 10, Thurs August 11, and Friday August 12 (Freshmen)
Mon August 15 for anyone who had not been fitted
If you are more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, the uniform parents reserve the right to have you reschedule. No drop-ins will be allowed unless there is a free appointment slot.
Students may sign up at:
MACY'S SHOP FOR A CAUSE
Mark your calendars and save the date: August 27th
Purchase your Macy's ticket for $5 and receive 25% off regular, sale & clearance merchandise. You'll also be eligible to win a $500 gift card. No purchase necessary.
The Shop for a Cause ticket can be used in any state and you don't need to use your Macy's credit card to receive the 25% discount. Buy a few for friends and family who live in other areas.
Whatever we sell is pure profit!
Macy's "Shop For A Cause" tickets can be purchased for $5 each from any Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Fundraising Committee member or Scrip Sales Persons:
Fundraising Committee Members:
DeeDee Wong, Connie Viveros, Jackie Browning, Pamela Aratani,
Donna Ho, Laura DiPol & Audrey Ishizaki-Brown
Carrie Adelman, Jenny Haight, Nicole Sidovar & Cora Ustaris
Vicki Feltman will also have them available for purchase.
Contact DeeDee Wong at email@example.com for more information.
BAND ROOM AVAILABILITY
The band room will be open from 1:00pm – 6:00pm on the following days:
Tues-Fri Aug 9-12
Tues-Fri Aug 16-19
Below is a list of important dates for the summer months. 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.
August Marching Band Practice
Beat the Heat Week
No Rehearsal; DCI @ Movies
Beat the Heat Week 2