HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST!
August 30, 2011
The final payment for the Macy’s Parade trip is due this Thursday, September 1st.
There is no practice this Saturday, September 3rd or Monday, September 5th
- Schedule for the first football game, Thursday September 8th
- Upcoming volunteer needs
- Everyone going to New York gets a field show shirt
- If you have not yet picked up a band manual
- Shop at Safeway!
- Band room availability
- School year calendar
THIS WEEK’S DATES TO REMEMBER:
Wednesday, August 31th
5:30-8:30pm – Full Band Practice
8-8:30pm – SCRIP sales in Performance Arts Bldg. hallway
Thursday, September 1st
Final Macys Parade payment due
Saturday, September 3rd
Monday, September 5th
SCHEDULE FOR FIRST FOOTBALL GAME
Our first football game will be on Thursday, September 8th. All marching band members, including Front Ensemble, and Color Guard, are required to be there.
Marching band members should arrive at 5:30 pm in the main quad with instruments for warm-up. Front Ensemble will march with cymbals.
The required uniform for the game will be green pep band shirts and BLUE jeans (not black, not tan, not white…. They should be the color BLUE). Contact Mrs. Edmonds at email@example.com or Mrs. Ishizaki firstname.lastname@example.org immediately if you need a green pep band shirt.
All football games and competitions are mandatory and count towards your grade. Please contact Mr. Burn email@example.com as soon as possible if you will not be in attendance.
UPCOMING VOLUNTEER NEEDS
Here are our upcoming volunteer needs:
Thursday, September 8th – FOOTBALL GAME
Potato Baking – 4 spots
Set Up – 1 spot
BBQ Server, 5-7:30pm – 1 spot
BBQ Server, 7:30-10pm – 2 spots
Snack Shack, 7:30-10pm – 3 spots
Ticket Seller, 7:30-10pm – 1 spot
BBQ Cook, 8-10pm – 2 spots
Wednesday, September 14th - BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT
Potato Baking – 3 spots
Set Up – 4 spots
Order Runners – 3 spots
Potato Service early – 6 spots
Potato Service late – 5 spots
Drink/Snack Service late – 2 spots
We also have an immediate need for the following:
General Concessions Coordinator (2 of 2) - our current lead is new to
the job and needs an extra hand.
Snack Shack Coordinator (2 of 2) - our current lead will be unable to attend all games.
Potatoes Coordinator (2 of 2) - our current lead is unavailable for the potato prep/baking shift.
Other positions that remain open:
Holiday Party Host
Concert DVD Production
Photography (2 of 2)
Home Show Dinner/Refreshments
To sign up, go to http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/962345632561568076
Thank you to all who have already signed up. We are off to a great start this year!
- Eileen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
FIELD SHOW T-SHIRTS
If you don’t have your field show shirt yet, please come to the PERFORMANCE ARTS BLDG hallway just inside the Band Quad, Wednesday night after practice.
I’ll be handing out your shirts next to the SCRIP table.
It is very important that if you go to New York you come by and get your shirt! Even if you didn’t order one, it is included in the trip so we should have one for you.
You can still place extra orders for t-shirts and sweatshirts! I will have order forms available.
Deadline for the forms with attached check or SCRIP signature is September 15th! After that there will be NO MORE orders!
If you have not yet picked up a band manual, they will be available in the Band Room under the White Board.
THE BENEFITS OF SHOPPING AT SAFEWAY
It's time to renew your Safeway card!
Renew your Safeway card at www.eScrip.com before November 1st to make sure that contributions to HHS Music Boosters are uninterrupted!
Click on the “YES RENEW!” icon at www.escrip.com.
Easier yet! If you received an email reminder from eScrip, just click "YES RENEW!"
It only takes a couple of minutes and it can mean hundreds of dollars for us!
Get extra money back!
When you shop at Safeway between now and September 13, 2011, purchase any of the select thousands of items marked with the school bus tags, and HHS Music Boosters receives 10% of the purchase price.
Remember, your student gets 60% of eScrip proceeds!
BAND ROOM AVAILABILITY
The band room will be open from 3-6pm daily during school days.
(No changes from last week’s posting)
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
HOMESTEAD MUSIC DEPARTMENT
Weekly Fall Marching Band Rehearsals
Special Monday Night Rehearsals
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!!
11/10 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
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