HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST!
August 16, 2011
- Practice this Saturday, August 20th
- Help needed this Saturday, August 20th
- Message for students who did not get fitted for uniforms
- Items for sale at the August 20th potluck dinner
- A request for donations of water
- Instrument locker check-out forms due Monday, August 22nd
SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR
- Date for the Scott Lang Workshop is SEPTEMBER 16th
- Dates and location for on-campus SCRIP sales
- Information regarding August 20th potluck dinner
- 25% off all Macy’s merchandise on 8/27 with $5 card
- Band room availability
- Summer Schedule
THIS WEEK’S DATES TO REMEMBER:
Wednesday, August 17th
5-8:30pm – Marching Band Practice
8-8:30pm – SCRIP sales in Performance Arts Bldg. hallway
Thursday, August 18th
5-8:30pm – Marching Band Practice
Friday, August 19th
5-8pm - Marching Band Practice.
Saturday, August 20th
9am-6pm – Marching Band Practice. Parent volunteers needed to fill water igloos.
5:15pm – New Parents Meeting in Choir Room
6:00pm – Marching Band Performance in the new stadium
6:15pm – Potluck dinner for all marchers and parents. Each family is asked to bring a case of water to be delivered to the golf cart trailer located outside the Choir Room.
Monday, August 22nd
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
Instrument Locker Check-out forms due
PRACTICE THIS SATURDAY
In addition to practice every night for the rest this week (5-8:30pm), our second Saturday practice is this Saturday, August 20th, 9am – 6pm
Bring your lanyard, music, instruments, HAT, WATER, SUNSCREEN, lunch or money for lunch.
We will have igloos set up after lunch so you can refill your water bottles. Allow a little extra time to get that done before you need to be on the field again.
HELP NEEDED THIS SATURDAY
A little help, please?
We try to provide ice cold water for all students after the lunch break, when their water bottles get pretty low. Instead of them wasting their time standing in line trying to fill them up at the water fountain, we fill up 6 igloo water coolers and set them out next to the field for students to use.
It would really be helpful if a few people could haul the igloos to our water source, fill up the 6 igloos, and haul them back to the field. The whole process might take about a half hour.
Do I have any takers? Please contact me at email@example.com if you can help or have questions.
FOR THOSE STUDENTS WHO DID NOT GET FITTED FOR UNIFORMS
ITEMS FOR SALE AT THE AUGUST 20TH POTLUCK
- Music Department Calendars - $15 (a must to keep track of all music activities)
- Macy’s Shop for a Cause Tickets - $5 (you still have shopping to get done for school!)
- Water bottles - $15 (plenty of practices to go, lots more water to drink!)
DONATIONS OF WATER
Speaking of water……
In addition to the potluck food, we would appreciate a donation of a case of water from each family, which will be used throughout the competition season to keep our students hydrated. Just plop them into the golf cart trailer parked near the choir room (where the new marcher’s parent meeting takes place).
And you’re probably wondering why on earth we would need a whole case of water per student for the season.
When your students come off the field after competition, or parade, they are hot and thirsty. They also don’t have time to spend waiting in line for a cup of water. In most cases, they need to grab a bottle to drink as they change out of their uniforms to get back to the stadium for awards. That, plus something to drink during meals, and to drink on the bus on the way home, and on the bus going to competition after a morning of practice. If you add up all the different times we try to keep everyone hydrated, you can figure each student can go thru 5 bottles an event, times at least 7 field show competitions, exhibitions, parades, etc….
And speaking of donations…..
Look for our very special Music Department Wish List, where we ask for supplies to keep students and teachers happy. You would not believe how many boxes of Kleenex we go thru in a week. And reams of paper, ink for your printer, blue painters tape, batteries, the basic supplies of school life. Every little bit is much appreciated.
INSTRUMENT LOCKER CHECK-OUT FORMS ARE DUE MONDAY, AUGUST 22ND
Locker combinations will be mailed to students who have turned in their yellow instrument locker forms.
If you have not done so, take your forms home for your parents to sign. Forms must be returned to me no later than 3:30 pm 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Below is a list of important dates for the 2011-2012 calendar year. 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.
Please note these special Monday night practices to prepare for the Macy’s trip:
Oct 17th – learning the Macy’s NBC TV show drill!
Oct 24th – making a video of Macy’s drill to send to Macy’s
Nov 7th – Carnegie Hall rehearsal for wind ensemble
Nov 14th – Carnegie Hall rehearsal for wind ensemble
Weekly Fall Marching Band Rehearsals
Wednesdays 8/24 – 11/16, 5:30-8:30pm
Percussion & Color Guard
Mondays 8/29 – 11/14, 5:30-8:30pm
Saturday Marching Band Rehearsals
Every Saturday 8/27 – 11/19, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Special Marching Band Monday Night Rehearsals
Full Band Macy’s Parade Rehearsal
Monday 10/17, 5:30-8:30pm
Full Band Macy’s Parade Rehearsal
Monday 10/24, 5:30-8:30pm
Wind Ensemble Rehearsal for Carnegie Hall Performance
Monday 11/7, 5:30-8:30pm
Monday 11/14, 5:30-8:30pm
Fall Marching Band Performances
9/8 First Home Football Game (v. Kings Academy)
10/1 FUHSD District Marching Band Expo @ Homestead!!
10/7 Homecoming Football Game (v. Saratoga)
10/8 Cupertino Tournament of Band @ Cupertino HS
10/15 Valley Christian Band Competition @ Diablo Valley College
10/21 Home Football Game #3 (v. Mtn. View)
10/22 Gilroy Band Competition
10/29 Dublin Band Competition
11/4 Home Football Game #4 (v. Milpitas)
11/5 Home Marching Band Show @ Homestead Field!!
11/11 Last Home Game (v. Los Gatos)
11/20 – 11/25 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City
Honor Band & Orchestra Dates
11/18 All State Band, Jazz CD audition CD due-date
12/1 County Soloist Audition
12/9 County Honor Band Auditions
12/10, 1/13, 1/14 County Honor Band Rehearsals
1/15 County Honor Band Concert
2/16-19 All State Honor Band, Orchestra and Jazz Band in Fresno
Music Department Concerts in Homestead Auditorium
12/7 Winter Choir & Jazz Concert, 7:30 pm
12/8 Winter Pops Concert (Bands & Orchestra) 6:00 AND 8:00 pm
2/1 Symphonic Band/Concert Band Exchange Festival 6:00 – 9:00 pm
2/2 Homestead/Los Gatos Orchestra Exchange at Homestead, 7:30 pm
2/9 “Major Work” Concert (Choirs combined w/Orchestra), 7:30 pm
5/9 Spring Concert #1: Symphonic Bands & Concert Band, 7:30 pm
5/10 Spring Concert #2: Wind Ensemble & Orchestra, 7:30 pm
5/16 Spring Concert #3: Choirs, 7:30 pm
5/17 Spring Concert #4: Jazz, 7:30 pm
Winter Guard & Winter Percussion Season Schedule
January – March
Winter Guard Performances
January – March
Some Fridays & Saturdays, TBD
Percussion – Regional Championship in SoCal
TBD: late March/Early April
Winter Guard International Championships, Dayton OH
TBD: early-mid April
11/18 College of San Mateo Jazz Festival (Jazz Ensemble only)
2/4 CMEA Jazz Festival Jazz Ensemble @ Santa Teresa, Combos @ Monta Vista
3/16-17 Santa Cruz Jazz Festival (Jazz Ensemble, combos & Jazz Choir)
4/27-28 Reno Jazz Festival (Jazz Ensemble, combos & Jazz Choir)
Concert Band/Orchestra Off Campus Events
11/3 Gunn/Homestead/Prospect Fall Orchestra Exchange @ Gunn HS, 7:30 pm
3/3 CMEA Solo/Ensemble Festival @ SJSU
3/9 Chabot Band Festival @ Chabot College in Hayward (Wind Ensemble)
3/23 WBA Concert Band Festival @ Logan HS, Union City (Wind Ensemble)
3/23-24 CMEA Band/Orchestra Festival @ Saratoga HS (All concert bands & orchestra)
1/25 Orchestra and Music Genesis to San Francisco Symphony Open Rehearsal
6/7 Combined Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Bands perform
MARK YOUR CALENDAR – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH
A workshop led by Scott Lang will be held for all band members at 5:00pm.
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 PERFORMANCE ARTS BLDG hallway just inside the quad.
For questions, please contact Carrie Adelman at email@example.com.
INFORMATION REGARDING THE MUSIC BOOSTERS POTLUCK
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 1-8:30pm on the following days:
Wed & Thurs, Aug 17-18
The band room will be open from 3-6pm daily during school days.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MUSIC BOOSTER POTLUCK
I am looking for some volunteers to help with set-up, monitoring the food tables, and clean-up for the Music Booster Potluck on Saturday, August 20th. Please consider volunteering for this fun event. Click on the link below to sign-up.
If you have any questions, contact Jackie Browning at 408-736-9959
ADDENDUM TO YESTERDAY’S CALENDARED DATES
1) This Friday’s practice is from 5:00 – 8:30pm
2) Fall Marching Band Performances
11/10 Last Home Game (v. Los Gatos)