HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST!
April 4, 2012
THE ANNUAL MEMBER MEETING FOR HOMESTEAD HIGHSCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTERS WILL BE HELD ON MAY 8th FROM 7:00 – 7:30PM IN THE CHOIR ROOM AND WILL INCLUDE THE ELECTION OF DIRECTORS FOR THE 2011-2012 FISCAL YEAR, A FINANCIAL REPORT, AND A BRIEF SPEECH BY MR. BURN.
- Help needed at uniform prep-for-cleaners party – April 5th
- Congratulations to Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble
- Kudos to volunteer parents who helped out last week
- Meeting for students interested in being a student leader for 2012 marching band/colorguard season
- Drum Major Auditions scheduled for May 2nd at 3:10
- Block H applications due April 13th
- Parent volunteer needed to help Photo/Video team
- Additions to the Music Department Calendar
- Band Room availability for April
- 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
- School year calendar, including tentative Marching Band dates for Fall 2012
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
Thursday, April 5th
6:00 – Uniform “Prep-for-Cleaners” Party
Friday, April 6th
BAND ROOM CLOSES AT 5pm
Tuesday, April 10th
- Tutorial – Mandatory meeting for all students interested in being student leaders during 2012 Marching Band season (includes ColorGuard)
- 7:00pm – Booster Board meeting in Band Room
YOUR HELP IS REQUESTED AT Uniform "Prep-for-Cleaners" Party THIS THURSDAY
Come one, come all! It's time to take all the uniforms out of their garment bags (yes, they've been sitting in there since Thanksgiving!). Please come and help take them off hangers and bag them to go to the cleaners.
Parents and students are welcome. Snacks provided.
Date: Thurs, April 5, 2012
Time: 6 - 9pm
Place: HHS Bandroom
Questions? Contact Barbara Edmonds - email@example.com
Congratulations to ……!!
… The Homestead Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble, for their outstanding performances at the CMEA Band Festival Friday, March 30th. Symphonic Band received 3 Superiors and an Excellent in Sight Reading, while both the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band received UNANIMOUS SUPERIORS!
….Our music booster BBQers led by Barb Edmonds, who provided a yummy band booster lunch for Homestead teachers on March 30th.
….Deborah Smith for organizing the bus chaperones for the CMEA Band Festival.
….All the parents who pitched in Friday before, during, and after the CMEA Band Festival to feed and chaperone our students.
MARCHING BAND/COLOR GUARD STUDENT LEADER MANDATORY KICKOFF MEETING ANNOUNCED
Color guard and marching band students interested in being a student leader for the 2012 marching season must attend a mandatory meeting during tutorial on Tuesday, April 10th. Mr. Burn will discuss the application process. Please contact Mr. Burn for more information.
Drum Major Auditions take place May 2nd, 3:10 pm
Practice those skills you are learning in the drum major workshops!
What is a Block H??
Parents, help your students out. Remember way way WAY back when you were in high school and you had letter jackets/sweaters? When you completed the required number of semesters of participation in a sport or activity, you earned a fuzzy/felt letter, usually the first letter of your high school’s name, that you could sew onto your jacket/sweater. This was when everyone knew how to sew. With a needle and thread.
The Homestead Music Department gives out its version of the fuzzy/felt letter. We call it a ‘Block H’, because our high school’s name is HOMESTEAD and the letter’s font is Block.
The Block H can also be sewn onto a school jacket/sweater, but it seems like most students nowadays hang them on their bedroom wall, in their lockers, maybe glue them on their binders, etc.
OK, so now that everyone knows what a Block H is……
Block H applications now being accepted
The Homestead Music Department Block H is awarded to any Homestead student who has completed 4 semesters of HHS music classes. The fall semester only counts for band students if the student is enrolled in Marching Band or Color Guard (Color Guard members can count their winter semester if they are members of Winter Guard; members of Winter Percussion can count their winter semester, too).
Please complete the attached form and return to the box marked ‘Mrs. Feltman’s Mail box’, located in Mr. Burn’s office.
All completed forms are due by Friday, April 13th. No exceptions!
Please contact Vicki Feltman at Vicki.firstname.lastname@example.org you have any questions or comments.
PARENT VOLUNTEER NEEDEDTO ASSIST PHOTO/VIDEO TEAM
The Photo/Video team is looking for a volunteer to handle ordering, duplication, and distribution of the 2011-2012 DVDs. This is a purely administrative task: creating, distributing, and collecting order forms, previewing the DVD masters, shipping the DVD masters, to the duplicator, and then distributing the disks when they're ready. No technical skills required. Please contact Carl Gutekunst <email@example.com> if you are able to help.
note the following changes to the music department calendar
Thursday, April 26th- Chamber Orchestra performing at the Memorial Service for Ms. Priscilla Chan, to be held in the HHS Auditorium beginning at 3:20 pm
Tuesday, May 8th– Jazz Ensemble Concert at Senzala Restaurant, 250 E. Java Dr., Sunnyvale from 7:30 – 10 pm
BAND ROOM AVAILABILITY FOR APRIL
3-6 pm April 4 and April 5th
3-5 pm April 6th
3-6 pm April 9-12
1-2:30 April 13
No school April 16-20
3-6 pm April 23-26
Band room closed at 2:15 pm April 27th (Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Choir to Reno Jazz Festival)
3-6 pm April 30th
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 Production and Distribution
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.
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.
(No changes from last week’s schedule)
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, 6:30pm
3/30 CMEA Band Festival at Evergreen High School (Wind, Symphonic and Concert)
6/7 Combined Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Bands perform
HOMESTEAD MUSIC DEPARTMENT
PRELIMINARY CALENDAR 2012-2013
Wednesday evenings starting in July (Full Marching Band)
Percussion and Color Guard may have additional practices.
Beat the Heat: 8/7 – 8/9
Band Camp: 8/10 – 8/12
Beat the Heat: 8/14 – 8/18
Weekly Fall Marching Band Rehearsals
Wednesdays 8/22 – 11/14
Percussion & Color Guard
Mondays 8/27 – 11/12
Saturdays 8/25 – 11/10
Fall Marching Band Performances
8/25 Sunnyvale 100th Anniversary Parade
10/6 District Expo at Homestead HS
10/8 Feeder school tour
10/13 Cupertino Tournament of Bands @ Cupertino HS
10/20 Local WBA competition (TBD)
10/26-10/29 Bands of America West Regional Championship in Chino Hills and
performance in Disneyland
11/3 Home Show (tentative date)
11/10 WBA show at James Logan HS
11/17-11/18 WBA Championships in Fresno
11/25 Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade