HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST!
October 5, 2011
- Message from HHSMB Board President David Papay
- All Marching Band events are mandatory
- Information regarding this Friday’s football game
o Pre-concession order form due TONIGHT at 8:30
o Volunteers still needed!
- Information regarding this Saturday’s Tournament of Bands
o Volunteers still needed!
o Spectator Information
- Uniform reminders
- Next HHSMB Board Meeting is Tuesday, October 11th
- Next Meals for Macy’s is this coming Monday at Fresh Choice
- Message from Assistant Principal Don Romero regarding parking
- Scrip information
- Meals for Macy’s calendar
- Band room availability
- School year calendar
THIS WEEK’S DATES TO REMEMBER:
Wednesday, October 5th
5:30-8:30pm – Full Band Practice
8:00-8:30pm – Scrip sales in Performance Arts Bldg. hallway
8:30pm – Concession Pre-Order form for Friday’s game is due
Put order form and check and Vicki Feltman’s box.
Friday, October 7th
5:30pm – Marchers to meet in main quad with instruments
6:55pm – Pre-game concert
7:30pm – Homestead v. Saratoga football game. Band will perform Angels in the
Architecture at half-time, and must stay through 4th quarter.
Saturday, October 8th
8:00am – Tubas and percussion to meet at Homestead to help load truck.
9:30am – Marchers to meet at truck at Cupertino High School in parking lot near
11:00am – Parade
11:45am – Homestead performs in Competition area
12:00pm – Marchers dismissed.
1:30pm – Full band rehearsal at HHS field
4:30pm – Marchers dismissed
6:15pm – Marchers to meet back at truck at Cupertino High School
8:00pm – Tournament of Bands
8:45pm – Homestead performs Angels in the Architecture
9:45pm – Awards Ceremony
10:30pm – Marchers dismissed
11:00pm – Tubas, percussion and drum majors to help unload the truck at
Monday, October 10th
Meals for Macys at Fresh Choice
5:30-8:30pm – Percussion Practice
5:30-8:30pm – Color Guard Practice
Tuesday, October 11th
7:00pm – HHSMB Board Meeting in Choir Room
MESSAGE FROM HHSMB BOARD PRESIDENT DAVID PAPAY
I just wanted to thank everyone for making Saturday’s FUHSD Expo - a major event at our new stadium - such a success! I was with the band most of the day and had to leave after Homestead performed in the evening, but from what I saw everything appeared to run smoothly, and everyone was enjoying the show. It takes a lot of people doing all sorts of jobs - big and small - to make events like this a success, and once again the HHSMBs rose to the challenge.
REMINDER – THEY ARE ALL MANDATORY
Parents, please contact Mr. Burn immediately by email if your student is missing any practice, football game, or performance.
HHS FOOTBALL GAME, FRIDAY OCTOBER 7th
SCHEDULE FOR FIRST FOOTBALL GAME HALF-TIME SHOW IN UNIFORM
5:30 p.m. Full Band meets in band quad with instruments (band room will not be available), gloves, shoe bag with CLEAN shoes and CLEAN black socks. Please remember to wear a shirt with short sleeves (NO TANK TOPS). Also, remember to wear your boxer shorts. The uniform carts with your hats and garment bags will be out and ready when you arrive. Hair must be under control. If your hair is long enough to touch your collar, be prepared to wear hair nets, hair pins, and hair ties. If you do not bring the right materials to keep your hair up, Mrs. Edmonds and Mrs. Ishizaki have these items for sale for $3.
Get in uniform; uniform carts will be set up outside, where everyone will change. Take care of any uniform issues before warm-ups!! Look for Mrs. Ishizaki and other uniform moms to help you.
See Band Moms for plumes before leaving for warm up.
Leave your instrument cases between the uniform carts and Mr. Burn’s window. Tubas and percussion leave cases in area marked with blue tape.
6:00 p.m. Warm up/Pep band music rehearsal
6:55 p.m. March into stadium -- Pre-game concert on the track – which will include a special ribbon-cutting ceremony!
7:25 p.m. Traditional pre-game show
7:30 p.m. (approximately) - game begins.
- During the game, the band sits in their sections in full uniform, and plays pep band music.
- No eating or drinking, except water, while in uniform.
- The entire band stands up when we play.
- Four minutes before half-time the band prepares for the half-time show.
- Half time: the band performs Angels in the Architecture!
- After the half-time show, you will go back to the uniform carts and change out of your uniforms, and put on pep band shirt, jacket and jeans. Return your hat to its box, your marching shoes to the shoe bag, and your uniform jacket and pants (NEATLY HUNG) to the garment bag. Hang the uniforms on the carts.
- 3rd quarter: return to stadium, get some food, and bring your food to the band area of the bleachers.
- 4th quarter: ALL band members must attend 4th quarter. When the band is playing, everyone needs to be playing (not eating or talking). You must be with your section (flutes, clarinets, altos, etc.) when in the stands. We will play one or two songs after the game ends, and then you’re a dismissed. (sometime between 9:30 and 10:30 pm)
- TAKE ALL YOUR STUFF HOME WITH YOU, leaving no personal property or garbage behind! (Uniforms and hats stay on the carts.)
Pre-order tickets – you will find them in your hat boxes after half-time. Tuba and Pit will find their tickets taped to the front of their uniform cart. Color Guard pre-order tickets will be distributed by a colorguard parent.
CONCESSION PRE-ORDER FORM
Hurry, get your forms in! The deadline for concession pre-order forms is Wednesday, October 5th at 8:30PM.
In addition to your favorites, concession has added three “new” menu items available for pre-order: Veggie Burgers, Chicken Burgers and Root Beer Float
If you would like to order food from concession stand to eat after the 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 Concession 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.
**Please note – Pick-up for ALL concession pre-orders will now be at the gate underneath the bleachers (facing the entrance to the stadium behind the ticket booth).
VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED!!
WE NEED MANY MORE VOLUNTEERS for this Friday’s football game in order for the event to be a success.
To sign up, go to http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/962345632561568076
Gate Monitor 3:30-5 needs 1 of 1
Recycle 3:30-5 needs 1 of 1
Signage 3:30-5 needs 1 of 1
Snack Shack 3:30-5 needs 1 of 2
Nachos Serve 5-7:30 needs 1 of 2
BBQ Serve 6-8 needs 1 of 1
OnCall Supply Runner needs 1 of 1
Potatoes Serve 6-9 needs 1 of 1
BBQ Cook 7:30-10 needs 1 of 2
Gate Monitor 7:30-10 needs 1 of 1
Nachos Serve 7:30-10 needs 1 of 2
Potatoes Serve 7:30-10 needs 4 of 8
Recycle 7:30-10 needs 3 of 3
Snack Shack 7:30-10 needs 4 of 10
Recycle 9:30-10 needs 2 of 2
Bleachers/Water needs 2 of 4
SATURDAY’S CUPERTINO TOURNAMENT OF BANDS
8:00 am Tubas and percussion meet at Homestead to help load truck
All band members and Colorguard – take your instruments and equipment home after the football game, Friday night.
Saturday morning, the band room will be locked up at 9 am with no further access until after the parade.
9:30 am Meet at truck at Cupertino High School with your CLEAN instrument, hair supplies, shoe bag, gloves, CLEAN BLACK socks, CLEAN marching shoes – Homestead's truck will be along the back fence near the baseball diamond. There are several maps on the Cupertino TOB website showing the parade route, designated areas for each band at CHS (the truck) and directions to Cupertino High School itself. Go to their excellent website at: http://www.tinoband.org/
- Allow extra time to get to Cupertino High School. Stevens Creek and Finch Ave will be closed to traffic at 9 am when the parade begins. You’ll need to park at Cupertino Square (Vallco) near Sears, and walk to CHS with your shoe bag and instrument. The sidewalks will be congested with parade spectators.
- Get in uniform.
- See band moms and solve any uniform issues before 10:00
- Shoes and instrument should be neat and clean!! Bring TWO pairs of clean black socks, one pair for parade and the other for field show!!
- You will be walking a fair distance in those shoes: apply band aids, extra socks or whatever to prevent blisters.
- Do not wear jewelry, of any kind. No watches, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings, etc.
- Make-up in subdued colors only. If your hair is below your collar, get it under control so that it will stay up under the hat.
10:00 Begin parade march warm up
10:55 Leave staging area
11:20 Step off time
11:45 Homestead in Competition area
12:00 Homestead finishes parade at Cupertino HS. Load truck and put uniforms away neatly on uniform cart. Take shoe bags home to get another pair of CLEAN BLACK socks and to make sure your shoes are CLEAN.
Take your hat (in its hat box) with you. We will be practicing with hats this afternoon.
1:30 Meet at Homestead HS field for full band rehearsal
4:30 Tubas and Percussion help load truck – Dinner Break
6:15 Arrive back at Cupertino HS – change into uniform & begin field show warm up
8:15 Finish warm up – march to stadium
8:30 Homestead in Stand by area
8:45 Homestead performs Angels in the Architecture!
9:00 Put uniforms and hat box away neatly on uniform cart – change into pep band clothes (green band shirt or the show shirt, band jacket and jeans)
Tubas and Percussion help load truck
9:45 Awards ceremony
10:30 Awards Ceremony ends – dismissed – take your own shoe bag and instruments home with you.
11:00 Tubas, percussion, and drum majors help unload truck at Homestead
VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED!!
The following spots need to be filled by parent volunteers this Saturday. To sign up, go tohttp://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/962345632561568076
Bleachers/Water needs 1 of 2
Truck AM needs 1 of 4
WarmUp Water AM needs 1 of 2
Truck PM needs 4 of 4
Uniforms PM needs 5 of 5
Warm Up Water PM needs 2 of 2
TOB SPECTATOR INFORMATION
Please note, the entrance to the Cupertino High School stadium is accessed from Finch Avenue, on the west side of the stadium.
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the information table in back of the judges stand on Stevens Creek Blvd, or at the gate after it opens at 4:00 PM.
UNIFORM REMINDERS FOR FRIDAY GAME AND SATURDAY TOB
We had a good start to the season last Sat. Everyone got an early start getting dressed and was ready on time. Here's a few reminders for the upcoming weekend.< >Haircuts..haircuts...haircuts!!! There were quite a few with hair touching the top of the uniform collar. This is unacceptable. You must have your hair cut before the football game this friday. If your hair is too long, we will cut it for you or you'll need to use and pay for a hairnet.If you have any issues with your uniform, please contact a uniform mom during the week if possible. Don't wait until the half hour before you perform.You are responsible for having clean socks and gloves at each performanceRemember to wear a t-shirt with sleeves (no tank tops)Bring pep or field show shirt to wear after half time and after ToB showDon't forget your shoesThanks - see you Friday.
THE NEXT HHSMB BOARD MEETING WILL BE AT 7:00PM IN THE BAND ROOM ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11th
MEALS FOR MACY’S AT FRESH CHOICE – MONDAY, OCTOBER 10th
The next Meals for Macy's event will be held at Fresh Choice on Monday, October 10th. Please print the flyer and bring it with you to the restaurant. The flyer will be uploaded to http://www.hhs.fuhsd.org/mbmain under Forms. There are also flyers in the band room. Fliers are good for dine-in and take-out orders. See you there!
MESSAGE FROM OUR ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL DON ROMERO ABOUT PARKING
“…Please remind the band kids to not park in the staff lot until after 7th period or after 3:10 pm, and ask the students to park in the correct direction. Sometimes the parents pick up and drop off their students near the band room after school and stop to wait, so could we have some kind of notice to the parents to not park near the band room along the access road near the signal lights as the area does get congested as people are trying to leave campus….”
Get your scrip form in the Band Room or at http://homestead.schoolloop.com/file/1238131168549/1249846149106/8344325295935888111.pdf.
MEALS FOR MACY’S FUNDRAISER CALENDAR
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
10/7 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