HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST!
March 21, 2012
- Change to Thursday’s Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal
- Notice to all Fall and Winter percussionists regarding end-of-season potluck – Wednesday, March 28th - applies to past, present and future percussionists
- Schedule for this week’s CMEA Orchestra Festival – March 23rd
- Volunteers needed for March 30th Payday Lunch
- Change in time for March 29th Exchange Concert – 6:30pm
- CMEA Band Festival – March 30th
- Important Information for all 2012/2013 Music Students and Families
o Annual Membership Meeting – May 8, 2012
o Open Parent Volunteer Positions
- 2011/2012 Annual Music Boosters’ Awards Banquet – May 19th
- Notice Regarding Physical Exam Slots for Marching Band
- Before registering for next year’s music class, please see Mr. Burn
- Band Room availability – note closures
- School year calendar, including tentative Marching Band dates for Fall 2012
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
Thursday, March 22nd
5:30 – Brass, Percussion & Bassoons (Symphony Orchestra) rehearsal
6:30 – 8:30pm – Symphony Orchestra rehearsal
Friday, March 23rd
THE BAND ROOM WILL BE CLOSED AFTER 3PM
WBA Concert Band Festival at Logan High School
12:30pm – HHS Wind Ensemble performance
CMEA Band Festival at Saratoga High School
4:50pm – HHS Orchestra performance
6:55pm – HHS Symphony Orchestra performance
Saturday & Sunday, March 24th & 25th
Winter Percussion WGI Western Championship in San Bernadino
Winter Guard WGI Western Championship in San Diego
Tuesday, March 27th
4:00-6:00pm – Symphonic Band Rehearsal
Wednesday, March 28th
6:30- 8:30pm – Percussion Awards Potluck
reminder – extra rehearsal for SYMPHONY orchestra – NOTE CHANGE
Symphony Orchestra will have an extra rehearsal on Thursday March 22nd, from 6:30-8:30 pm. Brass, Percussion and Bassoons begin at 5:30pm. Rehearsals are mandatory. Please contact Mr. Burn if you have issues.
NOTICE TO ALL FALL AND WINTER PERCUSSION STUDENTS AND FAMILIES
Annual Percussion Awards Potluck
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
6:30 - 8:30 pm at the HHS Cafeteria
The 2011/2012 Percussion season is coming to an end this week. Once again it’s time to celebrate another successful year of HHS Percussion.
This year, the End-of-season Party will be held on Wednesday, March 28 at the HHS Cafeteria from 6:30-8:30pm.
Percussionists from Fall Marching Band and Winter Percussion, as well as Alumni and incoming 8thgrade percussionists are welcome.
Please send Elsie Mar email@example.com your RSVPindicating how many people in your family will be attending the party so we can organize for adequate food and seating.
Volunteers for party set up and clean up
Set up help: 5:30pm
Clean up help: 8:30pm-9:30pm
Please email Elsie at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
Elsie will send out another email next week to let everyone know what kind of food each family can bring to the party.
Please feel free to contact Elsie Mar email@example.com if you have any questions in regards to the party.
SHCHEDULE FOR CMEA ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL – MARCH 23rd
The following is the detailed schedule for Chamber and Symphony Orchestras for the CMEA Band and Orchestra festival, Friday, March 23rd, located at Saratoga High School, 20300 Herriman Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070-4950
Students are required to attend and perform at all concerts as part of their grade. Please notify Mr. Burn IMMEDIATELY if you are going to be late or have other issues.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU PICK UP YOUR INSTRUMENTS AND MUSIC BEFORE 3:10 PM FRIDAY. THE BAND ROOM WILL NOT BE OPEN AFTER 7TH PERIOD.
ARRIVE IN Formal Concert Attire
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.
Required footwear: Black hose and black shoes.
Preferred concert wear: Long black dress with shoulders covered.
Ok: Long black pants or skirt knee length or longer, black top with
Rule of thumb for girls' formal concert attire: the less skin
showing, the better.
Not Ok for either group: T-shirts, sweatshirts, zoris/sandals, and tennis
Please remember, parents must transport students and their instruments to this festival. There is no bus transportation.
Schedule for Homestead Chamber Orchestra
4:00pm Chamber Orchestra meet on steps of theater at Saratoga High School
Wearing concert black with instrument and music.
4:25 Chamber Orchestra Warm Up
4:50 Chamber Orchestra Perform!
5:15 Sight Read
5:40 Picture Taken
Schedule for Homestead symphony Orchestra
6:00pm Symphony Orchestra meet in the Quad at Saratoga HS dressed in
concert black with instrument and music. (Chamber Orchestra bring
some food to eat at this time.)
6:30 Symphony Orchestra Warm up
6:55 Symphony Orchestra Perform!
7:20 String Orchestra Sight Read (Winds and Percussion wait for us at
7:45 Symphony Orchestra photo
Information for all students and parents:
1) The band room will be LOCKED at 3:15 pm on Friday with no further access until Monday. Make sure you have your instrument and music before then.
2) There is no bus going to Saratoga HS. Students need to meet at Saratoga’s McAfee Performing Arts Center in formal concert attire at the times specified above. Parents, transportation is on your own; please plan accordingly.
3) Instead of dropping off your students and returning later, you are encouraged to join the audience to listen to our very talented performers. Admission is free!
4) Driving Directions to Saratoga High School, 20300 Herriman Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070-4950, on the corner of Herriman Ave and Sunnyvale-Saratoga:
- From Homestead High School, take 85 south.
- Exit onto De Anza Blvd, bearing right towards Saratoga.
- Keep on Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd for 1.8 miles
- Turn left at the signal light on the corner of Sunnyvale-Saratoga and Herriman.
Emergency contact - Vicki Feltman 408-483-0861 (cell)
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MARCH 30th PAYDAY LUNCH
(Barb Edmonds and Eileen Chun)
The HHS Music Department is hosting the March Payday lunch on March 30 for HHS employees (each department takes turns hosting it once a month). We are BBQing our traditional tri-tip sandwiches and serving it with salads and baked goods. We need volunteers to help prep (cut veggies the night before), bake cookies and serve/clean up.
To sign up, please go to:
Baked Goods (cookies, brownies, breads, cakes etc):
14 volunteers - 2 dozen baked good servings
Please deliver on a ready to serve platter (labeled with your name) to either:
- Edmonds House, 1719 Chitamook Ct, Sunnyvale, Thurs, March 29, anytime. Leave on front porch;
- The Teacher's Lounge, Friday, March 30 between 9 - 10:30am
2 volunteers - slice onions and bell peppers on Thurs night, March 29. We'll arrange delivery of veggies to your house. You can deliver cut veggies, same as baked goods above.
Set Up/Serve/Clean Up:
3 volunteers - Set Up/Early serving, 9am - 11am
3 volunteers - Serve/Clean Up, 11am - 1:30pm
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Barbara Edmonds (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CHANGE IN CONCERT TIME FOR MARCH 29th EXCHANGE CONCERT
Please note, the exchange concert with the Ventura High School Wind Ensemble and Orchestra will begin at 6:30 PM on March 29th.
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR DETAILS ON THE CMEA BAND FESTIVAL NEXT FRIDAY, MARCH 30th
We will have bus transportation to the band festival. Details will be sent home during concert band, symphonic band, and wind ensemble classes this week.
EXTRA REHEARSAL FOR SYMPHONIC BAND
Symphonic Band will have a special rehearsal next Tuesday, March 27th from 4-6 pm. Rehearsals are mandatory and affect your grade. Please contact Mr. Weingartner if you have issues.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL 2012/2013 HHS MUSIC STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES
Annual Membership Meeting
For all parents and guardians of Homestead High School students thinking about or signed up for a Music Department class during the 2012/2013 school year, including Marching Band, Winter Percussion and Color Guard/Winter Guard, THE ANNUAL MEMBER MEETING FOR HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTERS WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012 FROM 7:00 – 7:30PM IN THE CHOIR ROOM AND WILL INCLUDE THE ELECTION OF DIRECTORS FOR THE 2012-2013 FISCAL YEAR, A FINANCIAL REPORT, AND A BRIEF SPEECH BY MR. BURN.
Open HHSMB Parent Volunteer Positions for the 2012/2013 School Year
The following is a list of OPEN parent volunteer positions for 2012/2013. Many relate solely to the fall Marching Band season. Please think about volunteering for one of these jobs, or even sharing a job with a friend: the success of our students’ experience depends upon your participation.
o Vice President
o Director and financial auditor
o Color Guard Liaison(s)
HHSMB Committee Positions
o Assistant Treasurer
o Band Calendar
o Band Manual (2 of 2)
o Cell & Ink Jet Recycling
o DVD Distribution
o DVD Production
o Financial Assistance
o Holiday Party Host
Committee Positions for Fall Marching Band Season
o CONCESSIONS MANAGER (2 of 2)
o Home Show Coordinator
o Pit Boss (Percussion)
o Potatoes Coordinator (2 of 2)
o Concessions Pre-Order Coordinator
o Recycling Advocate
o Saturday practice water and ice coordinator
o Equipment Manager
o Snack Shack Coordinator (2 of 2)
If interested, or if you need further information, please contact Eileen Chun at HHSMBvolunteer@gmail.com, or follow this special link to the sign-up on volunteerspot: http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/9823456353357400123.
2011/2012 ANNUAL MUSIC BOOSTERS AWARDS BANQUET
The 2011/2012 Annual HHSMB Awards Banquet is scheduled for May 19, 2012 at the Quinlan Center in Cupertino. EVERY STUDENT ENROLLED IN A MUSIC DEPARTMENT CLASS, INCLUDING MARCHING BAND, WINTER PERCUSSION, COLOR GUARD/WINTER GUARD, CHOIRS, ORCHESTRAS, CONCERT BANDS, SYMPHONIC BANDS, JAZZ BANDS AND/OR WIND ENSEMBLE ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND WITH THEIR FAMILY. There will be fantastic food, awesome awards, Block H distribution, Scholarships, entertainment, highlights and memories from another unforgettable year! All Senior Music Department Students will be honored.
NOTICE REGARDING PHYSICAL EXAM SLOTS AVAILABLE FOR MARCHING BAND
Interesting…. Only 4 slots out of the four days have been completed.
I am getting the impression no one wants to take advantage of these physical exams on campus.
I don’t want to waste Dr. Shahab’s time, so if I don’t get at least 8 sign ups per hour, I will start cancelling dates and times.
Please take time to schedule an appointment now. I will make a decision next Monday, March 26th, and notify everyone via blast next week if we decide to cancel the whole thing. This will give those who scheduled a slot a chance to make appointments with their own doctors.
Just a reminder, we are offering ALL marching/guard families, including incoming Freshmen, 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 pm
Thursday, July 19 4-6 pm
Please note - we will not be able to add slots. We could only arrange 50 appointment slots available on each of those days posted in our volunteer website, which is not enough for every band and guard student. This is first come, first served. Once they are gone, you will have to contact your own doctor to arrange a physical. We advise you to either snag one of the exam slots offered or call your doctors NOW to schedule your appointments in the summer. The form must be returned to me with all band camp forms in July, so please make sure your doctor’s appointments are scheduled no later than July 19th.
Use THIS NEW URL to gain access to the exam schedule:
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.
The band packet, which includes the medical form, will be distributed at the end of May.
Please contact Vicki Feltman at Vicki.email@example.com more information or if you need the form before band camp packets are distributed at the beginning of June.
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.
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.
BAND ROOM AVAILABILITY
The band room will be open after school until 6 pm except for the following days in March:
Friday, March 23rd
Friday, March 30th
Contact Vicki Feltman at Vicki.firstname.lastname@example.org additional band room availability.
(Changes to last week’s calendar are 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
3/24 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
3/23-25 WGI Western Championships in San Bernardino
4/27-28 Reno Jazz Festival (Jazz Ensemble, combos & Jazz Choir)
Concert Band/Orchestra Off Campus Events
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 Homestead 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