HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST!
November 9, 2011
Did you receive all the Macy’s emails? Emails were sent October 31st, November 4th, and November 8th. Please contact Vicki Feltman at Vicki.firstname.lastname@example.org if you didn’t receive these emails.
A big THANK YOU to Diane Cressler for organizing and coordinating one of the best Home Shows in Homestead history. Her endeavors to advertise the event were so successful; we had over 700 paying attendees, more than ever! And the crowd appreciated the lavish cookie spread laid out for their consumption. Everything went off without a hitch, except for the fact that she lost her voice keeping things running so smoothly. Congratulations for a job well done!!
- Thursday’s football game
o Volunteers still needed
- Band photo makeup day
- Uniform reminders for Macy’s
- Volunteer opportunity to earn money towards band fees
- Scrip news
- Next Meals for Macy’s at Chevy’s on Monday, November 14th
- Snack Shack Coordinator needed for 2012 football season
- Video footage of all marching band events
- Meals for Macy’s Calendar
- Band room availability
- School year calendar (changes have been marked in red)
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, November 9th
5:30-8:30pm – Full Band Practice
8:00-8:30pm – Scrip sales in Performance Arts Bldg. hallway
Thursday, November 10th
5:30pm – Marchers to meet in Band Quad for uniforms
7:30pm – HHS v Los Gatos football game
Friday, November 11th
VETRAN’S DAY – NO SCHOOL
Saturday, November 12th
10:00am– 4pm Full Band Practice
2:30pm – Macy’s chaperone meeting in Band Room
3:00pm – Macy’s meeting for all parents in Band Room
3:30-4pm Scrip sales in Performance Arts Bldg. hallway
Monday, November 14th
Meals for Macy’s at Chevy’s
5:30 – 8:30pm – Mandatory Wind Ensemble rehearsal for Carnegie Hall
5:30-8:30pm – Percussion practice
HHS FOOTBALL GAME WITH SMS, THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10th
Please remember, all practices and performances are mandatory and affect your grade. Please contact Mr. Burn by email immediately if your student will be absent.
5:30pm Meet in band quad to change and dress in uniform. Bring everything you need for the night (gloves, shoe bag with CLEAN shoes and CLEAN black socks, money, instrument and jacket). You will have no access to the band room.
Leave your instrument cases and belongings IN FRONT OF uniform carts. We cannot see anything put in BACK of uniform carts.
6:00pm Warm up/Pep band music rehearsal. Sunnyvale Middle School students will be preparing for the game as well. Please show them how it’s done.
7:25pm Traditional pre-game show
7:30pm 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.
- After half-time, you will go back to the uniform carts and change out of your uniforms, and put on pep band shirt, jacket and jeans.
- 3rd quarter: return to stadium with your instrument, 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)
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 Color Guard parent.
VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED!!
Just a reminder to all Music Booster volunteers; everyone must pay to get into the football games, volunteering or not.
Hello volunteers. First a thank you to all for making this such a
successful season. We've encountered unprecedented needs and you have
all come through for us! We have or LAST football game this Thursday.
We have only about half our slots filled so far, and quite a few with no
To sign up, go to http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/962345632561568076
Bleachers 1 of 1**
Half Time Equipment Help 2 of 2**
Uniforms 2 of 5
BBQ Serve 3:30-5 1 of 1**
Recycle 3:30-5 1 of 1**
Signage 3:30-5 1 of 1**
BBQ Serve 5-7:30 2 of 2**
Nachos Serve 5-7:30 2 of 2**
Recycle 5-7:30 3 of 3**
Snack Shack 5-7:30 6 of 9
BBQ Serve 6-8 1 of 1**
BBQ Cook 7:30-10 2 of 2**
BBQ Serve 7:30-10 1 of 2
Gate Monitor 7:30-10 1 of 1**
Nachos Serve 7:30-10 1 of 2
Potatoes Serve 7:30-10 5 of 8
Recycle 7:30-10 3 of 3**
Snack Shack 7:30-10 6 of 9
Recycle 9:30-10 2 of 2 **
To all volunteers: Please follow through on your assignments and verify that your position is covered. In some instances, we have had to scramble to find someone to fill a spot, not realizing that you were coming. In most instances, if someone is in Your Place, it is because we yanked them from another spot or they are doing a double shift. Please don't assume your spot is covered just because you see someone there! Your follow through will be greatly appreciated. We will do our best to post Red Flags where people are needed/missing. Thank you for your cooperation.
BAND PHOTO MAKE UP DAY – STAY TUNED
We realize not every student had a chance to get their individual pictures taken on Saturday. We are arranging a makeup day, which means, if you didn’t get a chance to order pictures, you have a second chance!
We will announce the makeup day in the next blast. It will most likely be in December some time.
UNIFORM COUNTDOWN TO MACY'S
(Barbara Edmonds and Audrey Ishizaki)
· Haircuts - we've noticed some hair touching the collar lately. We'll check hair at the Thurs game. Be sure to get those haircuts!!
· Uniform problems? - We will ship the uniforms to NY at the end of the week. If you are having any problems with your uniform, you must let us know right NOW. Do not wait until the game on Thurs. Please contact Barbara Edmonds, email@example.com.
· Shoes/Thermals/Socks/Gloves - you are responsible for packing all these items. We will not have spares in case you forget your shoes, socks or thermals!!! If you have any issues with your shoes etc, you must let us know NOW.
· We will ship the uniform (in garment bag) and shako (hat)
VOLUNTEER FOR SANTA CLARA VANGUARD BINGO TO EARN MONEY TOWARD BAND FEES
Santa Clara Vanguard has opened their bingo volunteering calendar for November, December and January. This is a great way to "bank" money in your scrip account to pay for band expenses.
For each shift you volunteer, you will earn $40 toward your student’s scrip account. Money in your scrip account can be used toward paying any allowable Homestead Music program costs (Marching Band, Winter Percussion, Winter Guard, Choir, etc). Volunteers must be 18 yrs or older. They do not need to be a parent or relative of the student. They can be a friend working on behalf of the student.
If you are new to the program, please refer to the “Fundraising” section of the HHSMB website for details and for sign-up instructions (be sure to read all the information before signing-up):
To register for Bingo times, please click the link below.
To ensure your scrip account is properly credited, please email Diane Cressler (firstname.lastname@example.org ) and let her know the dates you actually work and the name of the student scrip account to credit.
If you have any questions, contact Diane Cressler, email@example.com.
In addition to scrip being sold today after practice, a table will be set up in the Performance Arts Bldg. hallway on Saturday the 12th, from 3:30-4 p.m.
Stock up for the holidays! Buy See's Candy gift certificates for $16.50. Also, pre-order your Honey Baked Ham scrip. It's available in $10 denominations. We will also special order any hotel, restaurant, or other scrip on the order form! Get order forms from the Band Room or the HHSMB website, or simply email Carrie Adelman at firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday, November 12th, for delivery the following Wednesday, November 16th.
Scrip tip: To get more out of your scrip purchases, you can use Safeway scrip to buy gas card for Shell, Chevron, and Arco.
MEALS FOR MACY’S NEXT MONDAY AT CHEVY’S
The next Meals for Macy's event will be held at Chevy’s located at 2116 West El Camino Real, Mountain View on Monday, November 14th. 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!
Remember to buy scrip for Chipotle to double the benefit!
SNACK SHACK COORDINATOR NEEDED FOR 2012 FOOTBALL SEASON
Are you organized? Do you like working with people? We are looking for someone to step up and take over the Snack Shack Coordinator position for next year’s football season. This can be a position that is shared with a friend. It is an excellent opportunity to meet band students and parents, and it provides an invaluable service to Music Boosters. If this is something that even remotely interests you, please contact Eileen Chun at email@example.com for more information.
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!
VIDEO FOOTAGE OF ALL MARCHING BAND PERFORMANCES
Carl Gutekunst has videotaped all of Homestead’s performances. They can be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/carlsgutekunst.
MEALS FOR MACY’S CALENDAR
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.
(Changes to last week’s calendar 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
12/11/11 Holiday HHSMB Volunteer Potluck, 5:30 – 7:30pm. More details to follow.
Weekly Fall Marching Band Rehearsals
Special Monday Night Rehearsals
Fall Marching Band Performances
11/10 Last Home Game (v. Los Gatos)
11/18 Potential football playoff home game. Homestead Marching Band will play.
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 6:30 = Winter Choir performance; 8:30 = Jazz Concert
12/8 Winter Pops Concert (Bands & Orchestra) 6:30 AND 8:30pm. All 5 groups will play at BOTH performances.
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
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