HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST!
February 1, 2012
- A final plea for parent volunteers at this week’s Exchange Concerts
- Reminders regarding this week’s Exchange Concerts
- Upcoming Jazz Ensemble Performance
- Major Work Concert next week
- 2011 Parent Volunteer Slideshow now available for download
- Lost – Drum-line sweatshirt
- St. Olaf College Band to perform at Gunn HS on February 3rd
- 2012 Band Camp
- Band Room availability
- School year calendar
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, February 1st
6:30pm – Symphonic and Concert Band Exchange Festival at Homestead
(students to arrive at 5:30)
Thursday, February 2nd
7:30pm – Orchestra Exchange Festival at Homestead (students to arrive
at 5pm for rehearsal and pizza dinner)
Friday, February 3rd
7:30pm – St. Olaf College Band performance in Spangenberg Theater at
Gunn High School
Saturday, February 4th
10:45am – Jazz Ensemble performance at Santa Theresa HS
Winter Guard Competition at Amador Valley HS, Pleasanton
Tuesday, February 7th
7pm – Music Booster Board Meeting in Band Room
A FINAL PLEA FOR PARENT VOLUNTEERS AT THIS WEEK’S EXCHANGE CONCERTS!
TONIGHT, February 01
Door Monitor 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm needs 2
Door Monitor 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm needs 2
Food Service 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm needs 1
Two Dozen Servings of Dessert to be delivered at 5:30 pm needs 28
Thursday, February 02
Food Service 5:00 pm - 7:15 pm needs 5
Door Monitor 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm needs 2
Please sign up!
REMINDER REGARDING THIS WEEK’S EXCHANGE CONCERTS
Wednesday, February 1st, Fremont High School AND Lynbrook High School will be our guests, performing with our Concert Band and Symphonic Band.
Please note, the concert will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Our Homestead Concert Band leads off the evening, first on stage at 6:30 pm.
They will be followed by the Fremont Concert Band, Lynbrook Concert Band, Fremont Symphonic Band, Lynbrook Symphonic Band, and ending with the Homestead Symphonic Band.
Students from all three school sites will mingle after the concert, enjoying the desserts supplied by you, our Homestead families.
Students should arrive at 5:30pm, IN CONCERT ATTIRE, with desserts to share with our guests. Drop off your desserts in the practice room.
Thursday, February 2nd, the Los Gatos High School Orchestra, directed by Mr. Marra, will be our guest, performing with our Orchestra. We will also feature alumnus Paul Hyun, cello soloist. The concert starts at 7:30.
Students should arrive at 5pm, IN CONCERT ATTIRE for rehearsal. The combined rehearsal will be between 5:30 and 6pm, followed by a pizza dinner at 6pm.
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 you to leave in the middle of a performance.
- Black dress shoes, black 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.
UPCOMING JAZZ ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
Be sure to catch our award-winning Jazz Ensemble at their adjudicated performance:
Saturday, February 4th at 10:45 AM (the best 20 minutes of your day)
CMEA Jazz Festival
Santa Teresa High School
Admission is FREE
Directions to Santa Teresa HS from HHS:
From HHS, Take 85 South, exit onto Blossom Hill Rd east , turn right on Snell Ave
Santa Teresa HS
6150 Snell Ave.
San Jose CA 95123
MAJOR WORK CONCERT NEXT THURSDAY
Come to the annual Major Work Concert, where our Homestead Choirs and Homestead Chamber Orchestra perform a Major Work in addition to other pieces of music. This year, the groups will combine to performMagnificat by Pergolessi.
Thursday, February 9th, at 7:30 pm
Admission is FREE, but donations are always welcome. They are used to support the music program.
Plan on arriving early, to take in the FREE China Tradewinds Art Show taking place in the Main Office Lobby starting at 6:30 PM.
THE 2011 VOLUNTEER SLIDE SHOW IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
If you’d like a copy of the 2011 Volunteer Slide Show that was shown at December’s Parent Volunteer Potluck, please go to the following website:
password: Homestead [case sensitive]
There you can download the file and burn your own DVD by right-clicking on VIDEO_TS.VOB and selecting “Download”.
If you do not have the means to burn your own DVD but you would like to have a copy, please contact Sylvia Gronovius at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOST - DRUMLINE SWEATSHIRT
A drum-line sweatshirt was put in the lost & found basket in the instrument locker room last week and was gone before the owner could retrieve it.
If you have a drum-line sweatshirt (zipper front), please check the label. If it says "Daniel Piazza" please contact Daniel at email@example.com. He'd be very happy to have it back.
ST. OLAF BAND TO PERFORM AT GUNN HIGH SCHOOL – TWO THUMBS UP FROM MR. BURN
Conductor/Composer Timothy Mahr and his St. Olaf College Band will perform on Friday, February 3rd, at 7:30 pm in the Spangenberg Theater at Gunn High School in Palo Alto.
Complimentary tickets for students are available at the door. Adults and Seniors can purchase tickets for $10.
To download an order form, go to: 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.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS – BAND CAMP DATES SET!!
Mark your calendars! Band Camp will take place Friday August 10th thru Sunday, August 12th, with pre-camp activities taking place at the beginning of August. Be there!
BAND ROOM AVAILABILITY
The band room is open from 3-6pm daily during all other school days.
(No changes from last week’s calendar)
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
Honor Band & Orchestra Dates
2/19 State Honor Concerts at Saroyan Theater in Fresno
Music Department Concerts in Homestead Auditorium.
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 Season Schedule
Winter Guard Performance/Competition Schedule
For competition times, please go to: http://www.theccgc.org/CCGC/schedule2012.htm
3/3 CCGC competition, Oak Grove High School, San Jose (evening)
3/10 CCGC competition, Independence High School, San Jose (evening)
3/17 WGI regional competition, James Logan High School, Union City (afternoon/evening)
3/18 WGI regional competition, James Logan High School, Union City (afternoon/evening)
3/24 WGI Western Championships, University of San Diego, San Diego
3/25 WGI Western Championships, University of San Diego, San Diego
3/31 CCGC finals, Independence High School, San Jose (afternoon/evening)
Winter Percussion Season Schedule
Winter Percussion Performance/Competition Schedule
3/3 SJVCGPR Competition at Lemoore HS
3/10 WGI Ceres Regionals
3/17 NCPA Competition in Modesto
3/23-25 WGI Western Championships in San Bernardino
Winter Guard/Winter Percussion Home Show
3/15 7pm at Homestead.
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
3/9 Chabot Band Festival @ Chabot College in Hayward (Wind Ensemble)
3/3 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