HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST!
November 15, 2011
- Friday’s football game
o Concession Pre-Order Form
o Volunteers needed!
- Mandatory Saturday Practice
o 8:30 – 10:00am – Wind Ensemble
o 10:00am – Shoe Bags/Black Bags to be turned in
o 10:00am – 4:00pm – Full Band Practice
- Order Macy’s photos/DVD before Thanksgiving
- Uniform Reminders
- Next Meals for Macy’s at Fresh Choice on Monday, November 21st
- Volunteer opportunity to earn money towards band fees
- Band photo makeup day
- Scrip News
- 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
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, November 16th
5:30-8:30pm – Full Band Practice
8:00-8:30pm – Scrip sales in Performance Arts Bldg. hallway
Friday, November 18th
6:00pm – Meet for warm-up in jeans and green band shirt
7:00pm – Homestead v. Salinis CCS Playoff game
Saturday, November 19th
8:30 – 10:00am – Mandatory Wind Ensemble Practice
ALL SHOE BAG/BLACK BAGS MUST BE TURNED IN AT BAND ROOM
10:00am– 4pm Full Band Practice
3:30-4pm Scrip sales in Performance Arts Bldg. hallway
Monday, November 21st
Meals for Macy’s at Fresh Choice
Thursday, November 24th
9AM – MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE ON NBC
FRIDAY’S FOOTBALL GAME
The HHS football team has made the CCS Playoffs and we're hosting Salinas this Friday. As such, the marching band will be there to provide support. Color Guard is excused.
Please remember that all practices and performances are mandatory and affect your grade. Please contact Mr. Burn by email immediately if you or your student will be absent.
6:00PM Begin warm up in green band shirt/jacket and blue jeans
6:30PM march down track, pre-game concert
6:55PM Star Spangled Banner from the track
7:00PM game begins
The game will end around 9:30.
CONCESSION PRE-ORDER Offer for CCS playoff game
Hurry, get your forms in! Concession is offering pre-orders for this Friday’s CCS playoff game.
The deadline for your concession pre-order form is this tonight, November 16th at
8:30PM (at the end of practice).
The items available for pre-order are all your favorites:
Drink – Soda or Water
If you would like to order food from the 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.
Questions can be directed to Winnie Lo at email@example.com.
**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).
We are offering a simplified concessions for the game. We need quite a few people to make this happen. This may be our last game - please help by signing up on our volunteer website:
Just a reminder that everyone must pay to get into the football games.
8:30-10 AM - MANDATORY Wind Ensemble Rehearsal
All Macy’s student performers (Guard, band, banners) MUST drop off their shoe bags/black bags in the band room before practice. They must contain your CLEAN black shoes, CLEAN black socks, CLEAN black gloves (for band), and THERMALS.
Tubas, make sure your berets are also in your shoe bag.
It is also recommended that you put your names in your shoes, gloves, and thermals– they all look alike when they sit in a jumble in your hotel room.
We will inspect all bags to make sure you have everything listed. If we find anything missing, you will need to go home to retrieve the missing items and bring them back after Saturday practice. We cannot afford to have you leave any of these items behind. We will not have extras to give you.
You will get your bags back before boarding your bus Sunday morning.
10AM-4PM MANDATORY Full Marching Band Practice
ORDER YOUR MACY’S PHOTOS NOW – ONLY 8 MORE DAYS TO RECEIVE FREE SHIPPING AND FREE DVD!
Orders that arrive before Thanksgiving will receive a free video DVD and qualify for free shipping! There are only 8 days left to take advantage of this offer. You can place orders after Thanksgiving, but you will not receive the free shipping/free DVD.
Order online now at www.groupphotos.com/special, or get an order form from the band room document sorter and pay by check. Mail must arrive BEFORE Thanksgiving to receive free video DVD and free shipping.
- Custom gloves???? We've heard some people have purchased other gloves to wear during the parade. Even if you think they look close enough to ours, you must have them checked by Mr. Burn and Mrs. Edmonds before you can wear them in NY. You must do this before we leave for NY (not at midnight as we dress for the parade).
- Haircuts - if your hair is even close to the collar of your jacket, get it cut now. We will check hair at Wed's practice.
- Clean your shoes - I know you want them to look nice when you are on TV. It takes just a minute to give them a nice wipe with a damp cloth.
- Do you even have your shoes??? Recently 4 pairs of shoes have been found. Check that you have your shoes. If you are missing yours, please contact Mrs. Edmonds right away.
- Missing a thermal? - Someone dropped their Men's Medium bottoms on the night they were distributed. No one has claimed them yet. Let Mrs. Edmonds know if you are missing them.
- Gloves - Again, you want those close-up TV shots of you playing to look nice. If your gloves (especially those with cut fingers) are unraveling, please buy a new pair. You can get some at the Wed practice. We shipped most of our stock to NY, so if we run out, you can buy them from us there.
- Hand warmers - We purchased air-activated hand warmers for all performers. These will be distributed when we are waiting for our practice run-through Thurs morning.
- Socks: We were able to arrange for a special purchase of black wool socks from SmartWool (band will pick up the cost). They will be distributed later this week. You will wear these socks during the parade.
- Shoes - Please check the shoes in your shoe bag. At the last football game, someone accidentally picked up a pair of shoes. We are missing a pair of size 10 Men's shoes. We also have 4 pairs of shoes that were found over the last few events. If you are missing shoes, please check with us at tomorrow night's practice.
MEALS FOR MACY’S NEXT MONDAY AT FRESH CHOICE
The next Meals for Macy's event will be held at Fresh Choice located at 1105 West El Camino Real in Sunnyvale on Monday, November 21st. 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!
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.
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.
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.
Get your scrip form in the Band Room or at http://homestead.schoolloop.com/file/1238131168549/1249846149106/8344325295935888111.pdf.
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.
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
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)
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
Fall Marching Band Performances
11/18 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