HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST!
December 7, 2011
- Winter concerts this week
- Parent help needed during concerts
- County Honor Band audition this Friday
- Marching horns to be returned by this Friday
- Second Annual Holiday Caroling fundraiser
- Photos Taken at Macy’s
- 2010/2011 Music DVDs are now available
- Yearbook photos are in
- Volunteers needed for Vanguard Bingo
- Band room availability
- School year calendar
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, December 7th
7:30pm – Winter Choir and Jazz Concert
Thursday, December 8th
6:00 and 8:00 – Winter Pops Concert for Bands and Orchestra (2nd period
Symphonic at 6pm and 3rd period Symphonic at 8pm)
Friday, December 9th
County Honor Band Auditions
Turn in marching horns
Sunday, December 11th
5:30 – 7:30 – Parent Volunteer Potluck
Monday, December 12th – Thursday, December 15th
Friday, December 16th – January 2nd
HOLIDAY BREAK – NO SCHOOL
Choir and Jazz Winter Concert
Wednesday, December 7th, 7:30 P.M.
Winter Pops Concert (Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Bands, Concert Band)
Thursday, December 8th, 6 P.M. and 8 P.M.
(2nd period Symphonic Band performs at the 6 pm concert; the 3rd period Symphonic Band performs at the 8 pm concert)
Admission to these concerts is free, but we gladly accept donations! Every dollar we get is used to pay for registration to music festivals (CMEA, Reno Jazz Festival, WBA Concert Festival, etc.) and help with the cost of field trips.
All concerts are mandatory and students are expected to participate. Parents must let Mr. Burn know IN WRITING if students will not be attending.
All students and members of the audience are expected to arrive before the concert begins and stay for the entire concert. It is impolite and disruptive to other groups for any audience member (including adults) to leave in the middle of a performance.
At formal performances such as adjudicated festivals and formal concerts, students are to wear the following:
- Black dress shoes, dark socks, black pants (no jeans), white button-up collared shirt, black tie and black sport coat. If a coat is unavailable, a black sweater is ok, but no sweatshirts or black shirts please.
- Preferred: Long black dress with shoulders covered, black hose and shoes.
- Ok: Black skirt knee length or longer, or black dress pants, with black top with shoulders covered, black hose and shoes.
- Not Ok: T-shirts, sweatshirts, or tennis shoes.
- Rule of thumb for girls’ formal concert attire: the less skin showing, the better.
Detailed Rehearsal Schedules have been posted in School loop….READ THEM
Thursday concert arrival times for student performers:
4:45 Orchestra strings and winds arrive at Homestead
5:30 Concert Band arrive at Homestead
5:45 2nd Period Symphonic Band Arrive/Warm up in Choir Room
5:45 Wind Ensemble members who are not in the Symphony Orchestra, go directly to
the audience a watch orchestra perform.
7:45 3rd Period Symphonic Band (Optional/Extra Credit: arrive at 6:00 pm and enjoy
the first concert)
PARENT HELP NEEDED DURING CONCERTS
We need help at the concerts. Please go to the volunteer website at http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/962345632561568076 to sign up for the following needs:
Choir & Jazz Concert : Wednesday, December 07
Tickets 7:00 pm needs 1
Door 7:30 pm needs 1
Pops Concert : Thursday, December 08
Winter Concert Door 6pm 5:30 pm needs 1
Winter Concert Tickets 6pm 5:30 pm needs 1
(Door monitor during concerts – simple duty… you sit in the auditorium and get up to open the doors when everyone claps, to let people in from the lobby. The doors are locked to keep people from opening the doors while the show is recorded).
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 is Friday, December 9th. Interested students should see Mr. Burn and Mr. Morton for audition details and application form.
TURN IN YOUR MARCHING HORNS
Please leave your marching horn underneath the white board in the band room. All marching horns must be returned by Friday, December 9th.
SECOND ANNUAL HOLIDAY CAROLING FUNDRAISER
It's that time of year again! We will be going around the neighborhood playing holiday music in exchange for donations. This year's Halloween Caroling event was a huge success, raising over $1200, while having lots of fun (last year, we even rescued somebody's dog!). Times and locations are still tentative, but please email May Zeng at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would be interested in participating and/or hosting this event. Thanks!
PHOTOS TAKEN AT MACY’S
LINKS TO PROFESSIONAL MACY’S TRIP PHOTOS
To reach Carnegie Hall photos:
Gallery Name: 112211
Gallery Password: 112211
To reach cruise photos:
Gallery: SONY dinner (SONY stands for Spirit Of New York)
HOMESTEAD MUSIC BOOSTERS PHOTO & VIDEO TEAM
The Homestead Music Boosters Photo & Video team is proud to share our
pictures of your kids through our new website at
You will find professional-quality photography of the Marching Band, Color
Guard, and other productions of the Homestead Music Department
throughout that year. All of these photos are free for personal use; the
limitations on use are described on the website.
Video will continue to be available from Carl's YouTube channel at
A big thank you to everyone on our Photo & Video team for all their hard
work and generosity!
2010-2011 HHS MUSIC DVD’S ARE READY
The HHS Music DVD's from the 2010-2011 school year are now all ready! If you pre-ordered DVD's, they will be available for pickup at this week's concerts on Wed. 12/7 and Thu. 12/8. Please stop by the lobby before or after the concert to pick them up!
Here is the list of the DVD's:
- 2010 Marching Band (Lacrimosa)
- 2010 Winter Pops
- Orchestra Exchange Concerts (11/2010 and 2/2011)
- CMEA Festival (April, 2011)
- 2011 Spring Bands
- 2011 Spring Orchestras
- 2011 Spring Choir
- 2011 Spring Jazz at De Anza
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.
To download an order from: https://homestead.schoolloop.com/mbfund#SCRIP. 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. Contact any scrip sales team member:
Carrie Adelman - email@example.com
Jenny Haight – TheHaights@aol.com
Nicolle Sidovar - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cora Ustaris - email@example.com
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.
Honor Band & Orchestra Dates
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 7:30 = Winter Choir performance & Jazz Concert
12/8 Winter Pops Concert (Bands & Orchestra) 6:00 AND 8:00pm. 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
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