HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST!
February 29, 2012
- Congratulations to Mr. Burn
- FUHSD Board Meeting on March 1st at 6:15pm
- Before registering for next year’s music class, please see Mr. Burn
- Make your doctor’s appointment NOW
- Reminder that the CMEA Solo Ensemble Festival is this Saturday
- Changes to Band Room availability
- Calendar addition for Wind Ensemble/Orchestra
- Drum Major Workshop
- 2012 Band Camp
- School year calendar
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
Thursday, March 1st
3:20pm – Drum Major workshop in band room
6:15pm – FUHSD Board Meeting in HHS Band Room
Saturday, March 3rd
CMEA Solo Ensemble Festival at SJSU
Winter Percussion SJVCGPR Competition at Lemoore High School
Winter Guard CCGC Competition at Oak Grove High School in San Jose
CONGRATULATIONS, MR. BURN!!
Our very own Mr. Burn was presented with the CMEA (California Association for Music Education) State President’s Award, honoring extraordinary accomplishments in music education, at this year’s California All-State Music Education Conference in Fresno.
This was a well-deserved acknowledgement of his impact on music education in California!
FUHSD BOARD MEETING IN OUR BAND ROOM ON THURSDAY, MARCH 1ST, 6:15 PM
This is the on-site board meeting highlighting Homestead accomplishments. Among the items up for discussion will be recognition of our marching band and honoring PTSA award recipients
Come show your support for Homestead!
BEFORE YOU REGISTER FOR HHS CLASSES
If you or someone you know is interested in being in a band class, orchestra, or jazz ensemble next school year, please see Mr. Burn during brunch, lunch or after school before signing up for a class.
MAKE YOUR DOCTOR’S APPOINTMENTS NOW FOR MARCHING BAND!!
Every year, it’s the same story. Band Camp forms, which require a doctor’s signature, are due in July. A panicked parent calls at the end of June, because they just CAN’T BELIEVE they can’t get an appointment with their doctor until the day before we leave for band camp, or the week AFTER band camp! OH NO!!!
HEED THIS WARNING. Make your doctor appointments NOW. Your doctors might have all their appointments booked up for the summer, because every child in the universe requires a physical for summer camp, summer sports, fall sports, etc. We have proof of instances where parents calling in May could not get in to see the doctor until mid-August.
This year, we are offering families the opportunity to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shahab, who does the physical exams for athletics. The cost of an exam is $20. We have arranged for Dr. Shahab to be in the band room on the following dates and times:
Tuesday, July 10 4-6 pm
Thursday, July 12 4-6 pm
Tuesday, July 17 4-6
Thursday, July 19 4-6
We have 50 appointment slots available on each of those days posted in our volunteer website. Use the following url to gain access to the schedule:
We won’t be able to add additional slots, so first come, first serve.
Please note: the only thing we really need is your doctor’s signature on the form. If your doctor will sign the form without needing a physical, that’s between you and your doctor.
Please make sure you call your doctor to find out.
Please contact Vicki Feltman at Vicki.email@example.com for more information or if you need the form before band camp packets are distributed at the beginning of June.
Please make sure incoming Freshmen marchers know about this, too.
REMINDER – CMEA SOLO ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL DATE CHANGE
Homestead students will perform on Saturday, MARCH 3rd, in the Music Building at San Jose State University. There weren’t enough slots available for the 10th, so CMEA Bay Section opened another day to handle all the additional soloists and ensembles.
BAND ROOM AVAILABILITY
The band room will be open after school until 6 pm except for the following days in March:
Friday, March 9th
Friday, March 16th
Friday, March 23rd
Friday, March 30th
Contact Vicki Feltman at Vicki.firstname.lastname@example.org for additional band room availability.
ADDITIONAL CALENDAR UPDATES
Wind Ensemble/Orchestra Exchange Concert with Ventura High School on Thursday, March 29th, 7:30 pm.
TO ALL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN BECOMING A DRUM MAJOR
The first Drum Major Workshop will be held on March 1st at 3:20pm in the band room. Any student interested in being a drum major is highly encouraged to attend! The only requirement is at least one year as a participant in the Homestead High School Marching Band. Contact: Jon Wong - email@example.com: Diveesh Singh - firstname.lastname@example.org; Jesse Qin - email@example.com.
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 10ththru Sunday, August 12th, with pre-camp activities taking place at the beginning of August. Be there!
(Changes are marked in red)
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
Music Department Concerts in Homestead Auditorium.
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)
3/24 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.
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
3/29 Wind Ensemble/Orchestra Exchange at Ventura High School, 7:30pm
3/30 CMEA Band Festival at Evergreen High School (Wind, Symphonic and Concert)
6/7 Combined Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Bands perform