HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST!
February 8, 2012
- Congratulations to Mr. Burn
- Congratulations to Jazz Ensemble
- Congratulations to Winter Percussion
- Congratulations to Winter Guard
- Major Work Concert this Thursday
- Jazz Combo Festival this Saturday
- Reminder regarding change of date to CMEA Solo Ensemble Festival
- 2011 Parent Volunteer Slideshow now available for download
- Lost sweatshirt
- 2012 Band Camp
- Band Room availability
- School year calendar
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
Thursday, February 9th
7:30pm – “Major Work” Concert for Choirs and Chamber Orchestra
Saturday, February 4th
Jazz Combos at Monta Vista High
Winter Guard WG1 Regional Competition at Enochs High School (Modesto)
CONGRATULATIONS MR. BURN!!
FUHSD School Superintendent Polly Bove presented Mr. Burn with a plaque to honor his nomination as Educator of the Year for the Fremont Union High School District. This took place at the 47th Annual Murphy Awards, presented by the Sunnyvale Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE JAZZ ENSEMBLE!
The Homestead Jazz Ensemble received a UNANIMOUS SUPERIOR at the CMEA Jazz Festival Saturday, Feb 4th.
CONGRATULATIONS TO WINTER PERCUSSION!
Winter Percussion competed in their first competition of the season on January 28th at James Logan High School. They placed first with a score of 67.95 in the CCGC “Scholastic Marching Percussion World” level.
CONGRATULATIONS TO COLOR GUARD!
This past Saturday our Winter Guard competed in a CCGC competition held in Amador Valley. The team placed third in open class and received the highest equipment score amongst all of the teams in their class. The show has officially been named "Pandemonium". The costumes have just arrived, and the Guard will wear them at this weekend's first WGI regional competition of the year in Modesto.
MAJOR WORK CONCERT THIS 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. Refreshments will be served during the art show.
UPCOMING JAZZ COMBO FESTIVAL
Be sure to catch our TWO Jazz Combos at the CMEA Jazz Combo Festival:
Saturday, February 11th
Monta Vista High School
Admission is FREE
9:00 AM Thursday Combo perform
10:45 AM Tuesday Combo perform
Directions to Monta Vista HS from Homestead:
From the Band room, turn right onto Homestead Road, turn right onto Stelling Road, turn right onto McClellan Rd. Monta Vista HS on the left.
Monta Vista HS
21840 McClellan Rd
Cupertino, CA 95014
REMINDER – THE CMEA SOLO ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL DATE HAS CHANGED
Homestead students will perform on Saturday, MARCH 3rd in the Music Building at the San Jose State University. There weren’t enough slots available for March 10th, so CMEA Bay Section opened another day to handle all the additional soloists and ensembles.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. He'd be very happy to have it back.
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.
2/9 “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.
2/11 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