HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST!
September 13, 2011
If your student has P.E. Band, Wind Ensemble or Color Guard for Period 1, parents are to meet in THE AUDITORIUM for Period 1 of Back-To-School Night.
- Volunteers still needed for Back-To-School Night
- Date changes and reminders
- Last chance to order field show T-shirts and sweat shirts
- We’re in the news!
- FUHSD Expo is October 1st
- Scrip news
- Pre-paid meals for parents attending competitions
- Silpada Jewelry/Creative Memories fundraising party this Friday
- Family Passes available for Concession volunteers
- Buy a brick for the HHS Stadium Plaza
- Concession Pre-Order Forms
- Band room availability
- School year calendar
THIS WEEK’S DATES TO REMEMBER:
Wednesday, September 14th
5:30-8:30pm – Full Band Practice
There will be no Scrip sales due to Back-To-School Night
Thursday, September 15th
Last day to order Field Show T-shirts and sweatshirts
Friday, September 16th
5:00-7:00pm - Full Band Workshop with Scott Lang in the Black Box
Attendance is mandatory
6:30-9:30pm – Silpada Jewelry/Creative Memories Fundraising Party
Saturday, September 17th
8:30am-4pm – Full Band Practice
3:30-4pm – SCRIP sales in Performance Arts Bldg. hallway
Monday, September 19th
5:30-8:30pm – Percussion Practice
5:30-8:30pm – Color Guard Practice
VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT THIS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH!
Music Boosters is still in desperate need of your help this Wednesday to ensure that Back to School Night is a success.
Specifically, the following spots need to be filled:
Set-up – 3pm – 4:30pm – in Main Quad in front of Cafeteria – 2 people needed
Delivery to teachers+ food servers– 4:15pm – 5:30pm – in Main Quad in front of Cafeteria - 8 people needed
Late serving session – 5:30pm – 6:45pm – in Main Quad in front of Cafeteria - 4 people needed
Clean-up – 6:30pm – 8:00pm – in Main Quad in front of Cafeteria - 3 people needed
To sign up, go to http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/962345632561568076 .
All questions can be directed to Barb Edmonds at email@example.com.
Thank you to all who have already signed up!
DATE CHANGES AND REMINDERS
Wednesday, September 14th, 5:30-8:30 pm, Back to school Night for parents, marching practice for students. Here at Homestead.
Friday, September 16th, 5 -7 pm, mandatory attendance for all marching band and color guard students, with Scott Lang, in the Black Box.
Contact Mr. Burn immediately if you cannot attend.
Please note these date changes:
Feb 11th – Jazz Combos at Monta Vista
Mar 10th – Solo Ensemble Festival
Mar 23rd – Chamber Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra at Saratoga Band and
Mar 30th – All bands (Wind, Symphonic, Concert) will be bussed to Evergreen Valley
High School for the CMEA Band Festival.
FIELD SHOW T-SHIRTS
You can still order Field Show T-shirts and sweatshirts!
Print the order form from the Music Boosters web page (http://www.hhs.fuhsd.org/mbmain under Forms), fill it out, attach a check, and either drop it off or mail it to:
859 W. Knickerbocker Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
The deadline to order is Thursday, September 15th! This will be the LAST date: no orders will be accepted after that.
WE’RE IN THE NEWS!
Check out the neat article about our Marching Band/Color Guard going to Macy’s in the Cupertino Courier and Sunnyvale Sun. The soft copy is available online (look for the "Download this week's paper" next to the red PDF box) at http://www.mercurynews.com/cupertino.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS - FREMONT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT MARCHING BAND EXPOSITION SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST
The FUHSD Marching Band Exposition is an annual event showcasing the talents of all five district high schools in a non-competitive venue. Each band performs their field show to a paying audience, beginning at 7 pm, October 1st, under the lights in the brand new Homestead Stadium! The special guest marching band this year is from Santa Teresa High School.
Admission is $5 per person, with all proceeds split evenly 5-ways amongst the district high school music departments (Cupertino, Fremont, Homestead, Lynbrook, and Monta Vista). Since this show benefits all the schools, even volunteers pay the entry fee.
This year, Homestead will provide the concessions for the event and keeps all proceeds from those sales. We will be offering the same yummy food we normally do at football games.
We will need a full complement of volunteers for the day. Not only will we need concession workers, pit equipment movers, help with uniforms and equipment, but we’ll need help with traffic control and serving our students dinner before the show.
Watch for more details in the volunteer web page as the date gets closer.
The Scrip Sales Table will not be available this Wednesday due to Back-to-school night.
Get your Scrip form in the Band Room during Back-to-School night or at http://homestead.schoolloop.com/file/1238131168549/1249846149106/8344325295935888111.pdf. It includes contact info for the Scrip sales team.
COMPETITION MEALS FOR PARENTS
If you're planning on joining us at competitions, we are offering parent meal plans at all of the competitions. These are the same meals we are serving the Marching Band/Colorguard. For parents who are planning on volunteering at these events, it's the way to go! There will be 3 away competitions and one FUHSD Expo.
The deadline to pre-order parents’ meals is Friday, Sept. 23rd. The cost for four meals is $24, and there’s a vegetarian option. The form can be downloaded from http://www.hhs.fuhsd.org/mbmain under Forms and dropped off in Vicki Feltman’s Box in the Band Room.
Questions can be directed to DeeDee Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SILPADA JEWELRY/CREATIVE MEMORIES FUNDRAISING PARTY THIS FRIDAY!
Come relax, shop, & enjoy some time with your friends at our first HHSMB Silpada Jewelry/Creative Memories Fundraising Party
Friday, September 16th
6:30 to 9:30 pm
The Home of Connie Viveros (a HHSMB parent)
216 Deodara Dr
Los Altos, CA 94024
You and your friends are cordially invited to an evening of fun and fashion in support of the Homestead High School Marching Band. Enjoy time socializing and sampling all the latest Silpada Jewelry Designs along with Creative Memories selections.
It's not too early to shop for holiday gifts!
This will be an open house format with no formal presentations, so please feel free to come by when you can. Bring a friend and share the fun!
Two Homestead parents, Liz Brockman and Donna Ho, will each donate 25% of all sales on orders to HHSMB. Proceeds from this fundraising event will support the Homestead High School Marching Band and help offset costs for our big trip to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2011!
To view the entire Silpada catalog on-line, please visit www.mysilpada.com/liz.brockman and click “Shop Now”.
Creative Memories offers photo solutions to help you capture your memories, including photo organization, photo quick albums, scrapbooking, photo displays and digital photo books. E-mail Donna at email@example.com for more information, or visit her website at www.mycmsite.com/donna_ho.
See you there!
CONCESSION WORKER FAMILY PASS AVAILABLE!!
Just a reminder to all Music Booster volunteers; everyone must pay to get into the football games, volunteering or not. Once again, Assistant Principal Tara Grande and the Athletic Boosters are offering Music Booster volunteers a chance to buy a special season pass to allow volunteers entry to the games at a discounted rate. You must be a volunteer at Concession, BBQ, Bleachers, etc., at some time during the game. In other words, this is not available to families who only come to watch the game (or come just to watch the BAND).
The cost of the pass is $45.00. It will admit 2 adults and school age children younger than high school age into all Homestead “Home” football games as long as the cardholder is volunteering during the game. The regular admission price to a home football game is $6 per adult per game and there are 5 home games in the season.
Another option is to buy an Athletics Family Pass for $70, which will allow 2 adults and their children into all Homestead “Home” sports activities, so, if you have students in band who also compete in cross country or swim team or volleyball, the Athletics Family Pass might be your best bet.
HELP FINISH THE STADIUM ENTRANCE PLAZA!
Help finish the entrance plaza to the Homestead High School Athletic Fields by participating in the DONOR BRICK PROGRAM! Go to the Homestead High School website at www.hhs.fuhsd.org to purchase a donor brick online. Be a permanent part of Homestead history!
CONCESSION FOOD PRE-ORDER FORM
In addition to your favorites, Concession has added two new menu choices available for pre-order:
Veggie Burgers and Chicken Sandwiches
If you would like to order food from the concession stand to eat after a half-time performance, please visit the HHSMB website at http://www.hhs.fuhsd.org/mbmain, go to the Forms page and download the Concession Pre-Order Form.
Please return the completed Pre-Order Form, along with a check, to Ms. Vicki Feltman's box. You may place an order for one or more football games at any time.
Questions can be directed to Winnie Lo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BAND ROOM AVAILABILITY
The band room will be open from 3-6pm daily during school days.
(Changes to last week’s posting are marked in red)
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.
HOMESTEAD MUSIC DEPARTMENT
Weekly Fall Marching Band Rehearsals
Special Monday Night Rehearsals
Fall Marching Band Performances
10/1 FUHSD District Marching Band Expo @ Homestead!!
10/7 Home Football Game #2 (v. Saratoga)
10/8 Cupertino Tournament of Band @ Cupertino HS
10/15 Valley Christian Band Competition @ Chabot College
10/21 Homecoming 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
2/11 Combos at 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
1/25 Orchestra and Music Genesis to San Francisco Symphony Open Rehearsal
3/9 Chabot Band Festival @ Chabot College in Hayward (Wind Ensemble)
3/10 CMEA Solo Ensemble Festival @ SJSU
3/23 WBA Concert Band Festival @ Logan HS, Union City (Wind Ensemble)
3/23 CMEA Band/Orchestra Festival at Saratoga HS (Chamber and Symphony
3/30 CMEA Band Festival at Evergreen High School (Wind, Symphonic and Concert)
6/7 Combined Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Bands perform