HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST!
May 02, 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.
- Official Notice of the Annual Member Meeting for Homestead High School Music Boosters
- Music Department End-of-the-Year Banquet
- Mandatory Rehearsals for Symphonic Band
- Student Leader Applications
- ColorGuard mandatory workshops
- Jazz Ensemble performance at Dosa Biryani on May 8th
- Summer instrument checkout
- Updated SCRIP news
- Drum Major auditions
- Percussion Workshops and percussion auditions for the 2012/2013 season
- Spring Concert Schedule
- Open Parent Volunteer Positions for 2012/2013 Season
- Make your doctor appointments now!
- Band Room Availability for May
- School year calendar, including tentative Marching Band dates for Fall 2012
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
Thursday, May 3rd
4-6pm – Mandatory Symphonic Band rehearsal
Friday, May 4th
STUDENT LEADER APPLICATIONS ARE DUE
5-6:30pm – Mandatory ColorGuard workshop
Monday, May 7th
3:10pm – Drum Major Auditions
4-6pm – Percussion Workshop
Tuesday, May 8th
4-6pm – Mandatory Symphonic Band rehearsal
7:00pm – Jazz Ensemble performance at Dosa Biryani Brazilian
Restaurant in Sunnyvale
7:00pm – Annual Music Booster Member Meeting in Choir Room
7:30pm – Booster Board Meeting in Choir Room
Wednesday, May 9th
7:30pm – Symphonic Bands and Concert Band performances at HHS
OFFICIAL NOTICE OF THE ANNUAL MEMBER MEETING FOR HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTERS
To all members of Homestead High School Music Boosters, Inc., this is official notice of the annual member meeting to be held May 8th at 7:00pm at Homestead High School, 21370 Homestead Road, Cupertino CA 95014 , in the Choir Room. Business of the meeting will be brief and will include the election of directors for the 2011-2012 fiscal year, a financial report, and a brief greeting from Mr. Burn. The meeting will conclude at 7:30pm.
We look forward to seeing you there.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact JoAnn Fitzpatrick, HHSMB Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MUSIC DEPARTMENT END OF THE YEAR BANQUET
ALL Music Department students and families are cordially invited to the twenty-first annual Homestead High School Music Department Awards Banquet. There will be fantastic food, awesome awards, Block H presentations, scholarships, entertainment, highlights and memories from another unforgettable year!
All Senior Students in the Music Department will be honored.
EVERY STUDENT ENROLLED IN A MUSIC DEPARTMENT CLASS, INCLUDING THE CHOIRS, ORCHESTRAS, MARCHING BAND, WINTER PERCUSSION, COLOR GUARD/WINTER GUARD, CONCERT BAND, SYMPHONIC BAND, JAZZ BAND AND/OR WIND ENSEMBLE ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND WITH THEIR FAMILY.
When: Saturday, May 19, 2012
Time: 5:30pm appetizers; dinner will be served at 6:00pm
Where: Quinlan Community Center, Cupertino Room, 10185 N. Stelling Rd., Cupertino
Cost: Purchase by Wednesday, May 16, 2012: $10.00/person. No charge for children under the age of 5.
No tickets will be sold after May 16th.Please make checks payable to “HHS Music Boosters”.
If you would like to attend the banquet and were not able to purchase a ticket you are welcome to arrive after dinner at 7:00pm to enjoy the banquet festivities. The price covers the cost of food, hall rental, decorations, table service and awards – the event is NOT a fundraiser.
FOUR CONVENIENT TICKET PURCHASE OPTIONS BY WEDNESDAY, MAY 16th
1. Mail your payment by Wednesday May 16th. Please send payment to JoAnn Fitzpatrick, 1442 Wright Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94087. Please include the student’s name, total number of tickets and your phone number. Checks should be made out to “HHS Music Boosters”
2. Drop off your payment in the mail slot located in the bottom half of the front door of JoAnn’s home: 1442 Wright Avenue in Sunnyvale.
3. Purchase your tickets at one of the Spring Concerts (May 9th, 10thor 16th) in the Lobby.
4. Turn your payment into Mrs. Feltman’s box – Please write Banquet Tickets on the envelope.
Once your tickets are purchased, your name and the number of tickets purchased will be on a guest list at the banquet. When you arrive, check in and enjoy the evening.
A FEW REMINDERS ON BANQUET TRADITION….
Freshman and SophomoreParents provide an appetizer to serve 8 – 10 people.
Plan to arrive at 5:20pm with your appetizer so we can begin the festivities at 5:30pm.
SophomoreStudents are asked to help serve the dinner. We will need 12 students to help. Get a group of friends together and let JoAnn or DeeDee know that you would like to volunteer.
JuniorStudents and/or Parents are asked to provide transportation from HHS to the Quinlan Center for all the trophies the Music Department was awarded during the 2011-2012 school year. Contact JoAnn or DeeDee if you are interested in trophy transportation.
SeniorStudents are responsible for the end of the year skit/song/performance.
Senior Parents enjoy the festivities and the memories!
BANQUET HELP IS NEEDED
If you would like to help with the banquet, please contact JoAnn Fitzpatrick at
If you don’t contact us, we’ll be contacting you :o) Hurry and volunteer, the best jobs go first….
Available jobs are: Door Greeters, Appetizer Table Monitor, Cake pick-up and delivery, Food pick-up and delivery, Serving runners, Unload and Set-Up, Kitchen prep, Clean up and dishes.
mandatory rehearsal for symphonic band, both periods this thursday and next tuesday, 4-6 pm
Mr. Weingartner expects to see everyone at rehearsal this Thursday May 3rd, and next Tuesday, May 8th, from 4-6 pm. These are the only rehearsals where 2ndand 3rdPeriod Symphonic Band perform together. The Spring Concert is next week and there is no more time to work on your music.
Reminder, all rehearsals and performances are mandatory and affect your grade. Parents, contact Mr. Weingartner ASAP if there are any issues.
student leader applicants – do you know when your application and project is due to mr. burn???
This Friday, May 4th. NO EXCEPTIONS, especially since you are applying for the position of student leader, and you need to set an example for everyone.
COLOR GUARD MANDATORY WORKSHOPS BEGIN ON FRIDAY, MAY 4TH
All students (including current 8th graders) interested in being a member of our award winning Color Guard need to attend the MANDATORY workshops beginning on Friday, May 4th, from 5-6:30 pm. Meet our Student Leaders outside the band room near the tree and come learn to be a part of something special at HHS! Please wear athletic clothes, tennis shoes and bring a water bottle.
Please contact Terri Goddard at email@example.com, if you have any questions or need more information.
HOMESTEAD JAZZ ENSEMBLE SET TO PERFORM TUESDAY, MAY 8th
Homestead Jazz Ensemble will play a set at Dosa Biryani Brazilian Restaurant in Sunnyvale on Tuesday May 8!
Call time 7:00 pm
End time, approximately 9:30 pm
Location: 250 E. Java Drive, Sunnyvale
We will be sharing the stage with a professional band put together by Mr. Keith Hunter to feature jazz vocalist/Homestead Alum, Lucas Anker, "featuring" Mr. Burn on 4th trumpet!
The members of the Homestead Jazz Ensemble will get in free. There is a $10 cover charge for all others (audience).
if you are planning to check out a school instrument over the summer…..
Submit your instrument check out form and payment by Friday May 18th. Any instrument not checked out will be sent for maintenance, so make your decision now.
It costs $15 to check out an instrument. Please staple a check made payable to HHSMB to your instrument check out form.
Instrument check out forms can be found on the music booster web page, under forms, and also in the document sorter in front of Mr. Burn’s office.
Turn in your forms and checks to Mrs. Feltman’s mail box located in Mr. Burn’s office.
SCRIP NEWS: Men's Wearhouse; Starbucks $5 Cards...limited time offer!
STILL SHOPPING FOR SENIOR PROM? USE SCRIP!
Senior Prom is May 11th. Need to get your prom dress or tuxedo?? Use scrip and earn money while you shop! Use scrip at Macy's, Men's Wearhouse, JC Penny's, Kohl's, Sears, Payless Shoes, and also T.J. Maxx andRoss. 3% of your purchases go into your student's scrip account!
Contact any scrip sales team member:
Carrie Adelman - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny Haight – TheHaights@aol.com
Nicolle Sidovar - email@example.com
Cora Ustaris - firstname.lastname@example.org
STARBUCKS $5 CARDS...WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
For a limited time, Starbucks will be available in $5 card! Stock up!
Drum Major Auditions take place monday, May 7th, 3:10 pm
Practice those skills you are learning in the drum major workshops!
percussion workshops in progress
Hello everyone - the schedule is set for the Homestead Spring Percussion Workshops:
Mon May 7, 4-6pm
Mon May 14, 4:30-6:30pm
Mon May 21, 4-6pm
Sessions will be held in the Homestead HS band room.
All sessions are 100% optional and open to all, but anyone interested in auditioning for the 2012-13 Homestead Drumline is highly encouraged to attend. There is a cost of $5 per person, per session, which goes directly to pay the instructional staff teaching that day.
Students graduating this spring are eligible to attend without paying, but only if there are open drums available.
The purpose of the workshops is to review technique basics and prepare for the 2012-13 auditions. The focus will be on snare, quads and bass drums. If you are interested in playing in the front ensemble or the cymbal line, you are still encouraged to attend and play on a drum.
Music exercises will be available at a later date.
The 2012-13 Percussion Auditions will be held:
Tue, May 22, 4-7pm for Snares and Quads
Wed, May 23, 4-7pm for Basses, Cymbals and Front Ensemble
Auditions are mandatory, and if you cannot attend please contact me to work out other arrangements.
All incoming Freshmen only need to attend the auditions on Wednesday, May 23.
More information on the audition format will be available next month. But they will be as painless and stress-free as possible!
Please feel free to contact me or Dave Sankus with any questions. And help spread the word about the upcoming workshops and auditions!!
Also make sure to stay connected with the group online:
MARK YOUR CALENDARS – SPRING CONCERT SCHEDULE
Wednesday, May 9th, 7:30pm Symphonic Band and Concert Band
Thursday, May 10th, 7:30 pm Wind Ensemble and Orchestra
Wednesday, May 16th, 7:30 pm Choir
Thursday, May 17th, 7:30 pm Jazz Ensemble
Get ready for four nights of beautiful music. You need to take this opportunity to hear ALL these groups, just to hear what you’ve been missing.
We will also present Homestead Green and White awards and Senior Perpetual Awards at each concert, recognizing outstanding students.
PLUS, we will have our amazing Spring Concert Program, honoring all seniors in the music program. Programs cost $5, and are worth every penny.
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.
Make your doctor’s appointments NOW for marching band!!
Every year, it’s the same story (right, Mary??). Band Camp forms, which require a doctor’s signature, are due mid-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.
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 more information or if you need the form before band camp packets are distributed.
band room availability for MAY
3-6 pm May 7th-11th
3-6 pm May14th-18th
3-6 pm May 21st-24th
1-2:30 May 25thFriday
No School Monday May 28th
3-6 pm May29th-31st
(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
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