HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST!
October 26, 2011
- Saturday’s Dublin Band Competition
o General Information
- CMEA Solo Ensemble Registration
- Last opportunity to order field show apparel
- Concession Pre-Order Form for 11/4 football game
- Message from TrashStalker team
- Video footage of all marching band events
- Halloween caroling
- Meals for Macy’s Calendar
- Band room availability
- School year calendar
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, October 26th
5:30-8:30pm – Full Band Practice
8:00-8:30pm – Scrip sales in Performance Arts Bldg. hallway
Saturday, October 29th
10am-4:30pm Full band practice
5:00pm Load buses and leave HHS
9:10pm Awards ceremony
11:00pm Return to Homestead
Monday, October 31st
5:30-8:30pm – Percussion practice
5:30-8:30pm – Color Guard practice
6:00-8:00pm – Halloween caroling
DUBLIN BAND COMPETITION, SATURDAY OCTOBER 29TH
Visit http://westernbands.org/events/372/Dublin-HS-Band-Show-2011.html for more information.
All marching band and color guard are expected to participate at each competition. Contact Mr. Burn if you will NOT be attending on Saturday.
Please contact Vicki Feltman at Vicki.email@example.com if your student will NOT be on the bus going to the competition on Saturday, or if your student will NOT be coming back on the bus after competition. We don’t want to waste time waiting for someone who won’t show up at bus departure.
If you are picking up your student after competition, we want to make eye contact with both parent and student before you leave, so that we make sure everyone has hooked up; we would hate to have a student THINK their parent was picking them up, only to have them end up standing in an empty parking lot long after everyone else has left.
10am – 4:30pm: Practice
Tuba players and percussion: AFTER LUNCH, please leave your cases on the grass in front of the band room so the truck can pick them up to take to stadium after practice.
4:30pm: Tuba players, percussion, and Guard (your flags), load truck and trailer
5:00pm: Load buses and leave HHS
Bring your instrument, CLEAN black shoes, CLEAN black socks, gloves, hair supplies, and shoe bag. Please remember to wear a shirt with short sleeves (no tank tops or tube tops) Also, remember to wear your boxer shorts (we’ll be changing outside).
6:00 pm Arrive at Dublin, eat dinner provided by boosters, get into uniforms
7:00 pm Warm-up
8:55 pm PERFORMANCE
9:10 pm Awards ceremony
10:00 pm Change out of uniforms/Load busses/depart
11:00 pm Arrive at Homestead/unload truck
Percussion, tuba, and guard to help with unload
GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE GILROY FIELD SHOW
Dublin High School – 8151 Village Parkway, Dublin, CA 94568
Start Time: 4:30PM
Admission Price: $10.00/Adult, $7.00/ Students and age 6 and under/ free
1. Travel 680-NORTH to Dublin, CA.
2. E - Take Alcosta Blvd exit.
3. R - Right Turn at Alcosta Blvd.
4. R – Right on Davona.
5. R – Right on Lucania.
6. L – Left on Brighton.
7. L – Left on Village Pkwy.
8. R – Right at 1st or 2nd driveway at the front of the Administration Bldg.
9. Bus Parking at the back of school - behind Music Building.
Spectator parking is on Brighton
CMEA SOLO ENSEMBLE REGISTRATION EXTENDED
Mr. Burn really REALLY wants as many soloists and ensembles to participate in the CMEA Solo Ensemble Festival on Saturday, March 10th, at San Jose State. Homestead has traditionally been very well represented at this festival.
The new FINAL deadline for registration is Friday, October 28th.
Registration forms are located under the whiteboard in the band room.
HOME SHOW – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5th AT 4:00PM
This year’s Home Show is on Saturday November 5th, starting at 4 PM in the new Mustang Field! For those of you who are new to HHSMB, this is a wonderful opportunity to invite families, friends, and supporters to come and watch our stunning show and help raise money for our music programs ($5 per person, children 10 and under free). In addition to the Mighty Mustang Marching Band and Color Guard, the show will feature Homestead’s highly acclaimed Equestriettes Dance Team, and a special Senior Recognition presentation, so parents of seniors be sure to attend! Refreshments will be served after the show.
HOME SHOW COOKIE BAKERS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We need volunteers to donate (tons and tons) of homemade cookies, serve refreshments at the reception, setup and clean up, sell tickets, and direct traffic in the parking lots. If you can help, please sign up athttp://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/962345632561568076 or email Diane Cressler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIELD SHOW APPERAL! ONE MORE CHANCE!!
There will be ONE!! (1) more opportunity to get your field show t-shirt and/or sweatshirt!!
Because it is an extra order outside of our agreement with the printer, we have to cover some extra costs, which increases ALL prices by $2.50.
It also means we need a MINIMUM of 20 shirts ordered. If we do NOT reach that minimum, the order will not go through and you will be refunded your money.
Please send the order form WITH your check made out to HHS Music Boosters to school and put it in Vicki Feltman’s box.
The form can be found at http://www.hhs.fuhsd.org/forms
Pullover Hooded Sweatshirts : $37.50
Zippered Hooded Sweatshirts: $42.50
All sizes are ADULT sizes Small / Medium / Large / Extra Large / XXL
DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4th!! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
Spread the word! Put it on your Facebook! This is the ABSOLUTE LAST CHANCE!
CONCESSION PRE-ORDER FORM
Hurry, get your forms in! The deadline for concession pre-order forms is next Wednesday, November 2nd 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 email@example.com.
MESSAGE FROM TRASHSTALKER TEAM
(Ken and Susie Lamarche)
Hey Folks... Let's Talk Some Trash!
Our concessions and competition food prep folks continue to make great strides to keep our land-fill impact low.
And this last weekend was an exceptional example.
At the Homecoming football game, we had our best diversion numbers ever with 85% of the waste being diverted into compost or recycle!
Many thanks to the concession team who are now serving in compostable packaging, tediously separate the recyclable foil from the delicious baked potatoes, and constantly working to sort out materials while maintaining high health & quality standards.
To consider the positive impact of our competition food prep folks, consider the 2006 Modesto Field Show. At that event many years ago, with a band 3/4 our current size, we generated 10 bags or land-fill garbage.
At the Gilroy Field Show competition this last saturday, 304 meals were served... and only 2.5 bags of land-fill garbage were generated.
Special thanks to the food prep folks for there extra effort at clean up time sorting materials, and a big thanks to the truck crew for hauling containers of compost and recycle back to Homestead. It is truly a team effort.
We always need help in recycling and waste management. If you are interested in helping, please let us know. Thanks!
Ken & Susie Lamarche
VIDEO FOOTAGE OF ALL MARCHING BAND PERFORMANCES
Carl Gutenkunst has videotaped all of Homestead’s performances. They can be found athttp://www.youtube.com/user/carlsgutekunst.
HALLOWEEN CAROLING FOR MACY'S
A fun way to raise money for Macy's!
We will be playing music around the neighborhood for donations on Monday, October 31, 2011 from 6 pm to 8 pm.
E-mail May Zeng, firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name and instruments interested.
Get your scrip form in the Band Room or at http://homestead.schoolloop.com/file/1238131168549/1249846149106/8344325295935888111.pdf.
Remember to buy scrip for Chipotle and Chevy’s to use along with your flyer for the upcoming Meals for Macy’s events!
Whole Foods scrip discount is now at 3% so the proceeds for this will now go entirely to the HHSMB & not given to individual accounts.
MEALS FOR MACY’S CALENDAR
8* – Chipotle, S. De Anza Blvd & McClellan Road, Cupertino
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
*Please note that the Chipotle fundraiser will be on a Tuesday night
BAND ROOM AVAILABILITY
The band room will be open from 3-6pm daily during school days.
(No changes from last week)
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
10/29 Dublin Band Competition
11/4 Home Football Game #4 (v. Milpitas)
11/5 Home Marching Band Show @ Homestead Field!!
This exhibition event at Homestead High School is a way to thank the families and
supporters of the marching band and raises money for Music Boosters. The show
starts at 4:00pm. Entry fee is $5.00/person. Children under 10 are free. A cookie
and lemonade reception to follow.
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