HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST!
September 20, 2011
- Message to students attending this Wednesday’s Career Fair
- Next Meals for Macy’s is this coming Monday at Panda Express
- Pre-paid meal forms for parents attending competitions
- Concession pre-order forms for Marchers and ColorGuard
- Family passes available for Concession volunteers
- FUHSD Marching Band Expo is Saturday, October 1st
- Scrip Forms
- Meals for Macy’s calendar
- Band room availability
- School year calendar
THIS WEEK’S DATES TO REMEMBER:
Wednesday, September 21st
5:30-8:30pm – Full Band Practice
6:30-7:15pm – Students excused to attend Career Fair
8:00-8:30pm – Scrip sales in Performance Arts Bldg. hallway
Friday, September 23rd
Competition Meal Forms for parents are due
Saturday, September 24th
8:30am-4pm – Full Band Practice
3:30-4pm – Scrip sales in Performance Arts Bldg. hallway
Monday, September 19th
Meals for Macys at Panda Express
5:30-8:30pm – Percussion Practice
5:30-8:30pm – Color Guard Practice
MESSAGE FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING THE CAREER FAIR THIS WEDNESDAY AT 6:30PM
Students who need to go to the Career Fair should go immediately at 6:30 p.m., and get to the field for practice ASAP by 7:15 p.m.
MEALS FOR MACY’S AT PANDA EXPRESS – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th
The next Meals for Macy's event will be held at Panda Express in Cupertino on Monday, September 26th, from 4:00 to 8:00pm. Please print the flyer and bring it with you to the restaurant. There are also flyers in the band room. Flyers apply to both dine-in and take-out orders.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 4 more 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.
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.
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.
MEALS FOR MACY’S FUNDRAISER
26 – Panda Express, 21000 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino
3 – Chevy’s, 2116 West El Camino Real, Mountain View
10 – Fresh Choice, 1105 West El Camino Real, Sunnyvale
18 – Armadillo Willy’s, 10100S. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino
24 – Pizza My Heart, 20530 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino
31 – Chipotle, 10385 S. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino
7 – Hobee’s, 800 West Ahwanee Avenue, Sunnyvale
14 – Chevy’s, 2116 West El Camino Real, Mountain View
21 – Fresh Choice, 1105 West El Camino Real, Sunnyvale
28 – Pizza Party, 3581 Homestead Rd. Santa Clara
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.
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