HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST!
November 30, 2011
- Parent Volunteer Potluck December 11th
- Winter Concerts next week
- County Honor Band applications
- Yearbook photos are in
- Macy’s Friends & Family opportunity
- Performance DVDs
- Volunteers needed for Vanguard Bingo
- Band room availability
- School year calendar
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
Monday, December 5th
Special Scrip Orders due
7:45am – Individual and buddy photo makeup session in band room
PARENT VOLUNTEER POTLUCK SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11th
Congratulations to all Homestead students for a fantastic marching season. Now that it’s over, it’s time for the parent volunteers to celebrate! Sorry, kids aren’t invited to this one.
Date: Sunday, December 11, 2011
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm **6:00pm special volunteer video presentation**
Place: The Viveros home at 2161 Deodara Drive in Los Altos
Please bring your favorite appetizer, entrée, side dish, dessert or drink to share.
We hope to see you all there! If you have any questions, or if you are willing to help with set-up and clean-up, please contact Connie Viveros at email@example.com.
Come see Homestead’s outstanding Bands, Choirs and Orchestra at their Annual Winter Concerts.
Choir and Jazz Winter Concert
Wednesday, December 7th, 7:30pm
Winter Pops Concert
(Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band)
Thursday, December 8th, 6:00pm and 8:00pm
(2nd period Symphonic Band performs at the 6pm concert; the 3rd period Symphonic Band performs at the 8pm concert)
Admission to all concerts are free, but we gladly accept donations!
COUNTY HONOR BAND APPLICATIONS
The Santa Clara County Honor Band is comprised of the most advanced band students from over 20 high schools in our county. Homestead has a long reputation of being very well represented in this band and students are encouraged to participate. The audition date isFriday, December 9th. Interested students should see Mr. Burn and Mr. Marra for audition details and application form.
LIFETOUCH YEARBOOK PHOTOS ARE IN
Yearbook photos taken just before the Home Show have been delivered to Mr. Burn. See him to get your photo orders.
There will be a photo makeup session on Monday, December 5th. Anyone who didn’t get a chance to take their individual pictures and buddy pictures before the Home Show should come to the band room at 7:45 AM on Monday, December 5th to get into your uniforms. You also have the option to order group photos during the Monday photo session if you didn’t get a chance before. Contact Vicki Feltman at Vicki.firstname.lastname@example.org to request a photo order form.
Avoid the crowds this holiday and shop scrip! Aeropostale, Eddie Bauer, Sephora, Macy's,Express, and more ... just send an email to email@example.com by Sunday, December 5th, and pick up your scrip the following Friday! No hassles. Or, pick up and drop off order forms (with a check) in the band room. To download an order from, follow the link:https://homestead.schoolloop.com/mbfund#SCRIP
Regular scrip is also available. Your student, including seniors, continues to receive scrip credit year-round. Scrip credit can be carried over to next year or can be used as reimbursement for this year's band expenses. Consult the band manual. For regular scrip, contact any scrip sales team member:
Carrie Adelman - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny Haight – TheHaights@aol.com
Nicolle Sidovar - email@example.com
Cora Ustaris - firstname.lastname@example.org
MACY'S FRIENDS & FAMILY FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION!
Any time is a great time for extra savings, but now – just in time for the holidays – well, it just doesn’t get any better! We at Macy’s consider your organization’s donors, employees and volunteers like our Friends & Family and we want to share the magic with all of you during our Friends & Family Shopping Event, November 30 through December 5.
With the attached Friends & Family Shopping pass, you can:
• Take an extra 25% off* regular, sale and clearance purchases; or an extra 10% off electrics/electronics, furniture, mattresses and rugs/floor coverings.
• Save on almost everything in the store and online, including the designer names you love!
• If you don’t already have a Macy’s Card, when you are approved for a new Macy’s account, you also will be eligible for 20% in new account savings in addition to your Friends & Family discount card savings.*
Valuable members of our community like your donors, employees and volunteers deserve something extra for all of your hard work and commitment. We hope this extra savings event helps make this holiday season the best one ever for you and helps you say “thank you” to the important people in your organization!
Macy’s National Cause Marketing Director
*Exclusions and restrictions apply. Please see savings pass for details.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD COUPON
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Carl Gutekunst has videotaped all of Homestead’s performances. They can be found athttp://www.youtube.com/user/carlsgutekunst.
Additionally, DVDs of all performances can be pre-ordered by emailing Carl email@example.com. Historically, these DVDs are distributed at the Spring Concerts in May.
The 2010 DVDs are at the duplicator right now and are expected to be ready soon.
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 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