- Congratulations to the Homestead Marching Band and Colorguard!
- Another busy busy week… please read schedule carefully!!
- Friday, October 16th: Homecoming
- HELP! HELP! HELP! Homecoming is this Friday, October 16th
- Saturday, October 17th: Independence HS Competition
- Uniforms, Mud, Buying Sock/Gloves
- Check your eScrip info!
- HHS Auction Is Coming!
- Six Flags Magic Mountain Tickets
- Band Room Availability
- Music Dept Event Calendar
Congratulations to the Homestead Marching Band and Colorguard!
The Homestead Marching Band's mission statement is to work hard with a positive attitude to achieve the "Golden Performance!" The performance is the goal, not the trophy. Trophies are simply "pats on the back" for jobs well done.
With that said, here is a list of "pats on the back" received at the Cupertino Tournament of Bands Saturday:
TOB Parade – 1st place Large Band Division; 1st place Auxiliary Large Band Division
TOB Field Show – 1st place Large Band Division; 1st place percussion; 2nd place brass, 2nd place auxiliary
Grand Sweepstakes – highest combined parade and field show score over all bands!
Another busy busy week… please read schedule carefully!!
Parents, please contact Mr. Burn immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org if your student is missing any performance or practice. These are all mandatory events that affect your student's grade.
Friday, October 16th:
Wear Green band shirts and blue jeans to school – it is your homecoming parade uniform!
During 2nd period Percussion set up pit in gym
9:25 am (Five minutes before rally) Grab your instrument and go to the gym
9:30 am Rally! Play fight song and opener; band and color guard performs
2:20 pm Load truck and trailer with everything you need for the game or
afterwards – your shoe bag containing CLEAN black shoes and socks, gloves, instrument cases, your backpacks, etc. We will not return to Homestead after the parade.
Meet in band quad with instruments for warmup.
3:10 pm Line up outside the band room on Mary Ave. We will do this parade
wearing blue jeans and green band shirts. No shorts.
3:30 pm Parade begins. The band/color guard leads the parade, followed by the
drill team, the class floats and the homecoming court. We march down Mary, then turn right on Cascade then a left on Selo, that takes us into the Fremont High School parking lot. The parade should end around 4:15 p.m. at Fremont HS. You will have about a 15 minute water break. The trailer will be there with your instrument cases and anything else you loaded.
Special Notice for Homecoming and uniforms
· All face paint and hair spray paint must be completely removed before putting on your uniform
· If paint is found on your uniform, you will be liable for cleaning costs (and your uniform will not be considered "perfect"!)
Homecoming Football Game:
4:30 pm Be in full uniform ready for warm up/pep band music rehearsal in our
"back stage" area at Fremont HS.
5:30 pm March down track behind floats and homecoming court/pre-game concert
6:09 pm Band performs traditional pre-game show/Star Spangled Banner
6:15 pm Game begins
- Four minutes before half-time the band prepares for the half-time show.
Half time: the band performs "2059 AD" whole show!
- After changing into pep band uniform, you may eat. Pre-order is the way to go!
- You must be back in the stands ready to play at the beginning of the fourth quarter.
- At the conclusion of the game, the band plays one or two more songs and is then dismissed. This will be sometime between 8pm and 8:30pm.
Pre-order tickets – you will find them in your hat boxes after half-time. Tuba and Pit will find their tickets taped to the front of their uniform cart. Color Guard pre-order tickets will be distributed by a colorguard parent.
Please contact Rene Watkins (email@example.com) if you can help or have any questions about the following:
HELP! HELP! HELP! Homecoming is this Friday, October 16th, and we need lots of volunteer help because this is usually a well-attended game!
Let me know if you can help with the following (note: since Friday's varsity game starts at 6:15 p.m., the shift times for concessions have changed):
o 1 more person needed for potato baking at Mountain View Buddhist Temple (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
o 3 more people needed for Concessions Set Up (2:30-4:00 p.m.)
o 2 more people needed for Potato Serving (4:00-6:30 p.m.)
o 1 more person needed for Potato Serving (6:30-9:00 p.m.)
o 1 more person needed for Tickets/Drinks (4:00-6:30 p.m.)
o 2 more people needed for Tickets/Drinks (6:30-9:00 p.m.)
o 1 more person needed for BBQ: Wrap Serve (4:00-6:30 p.m.)
o 2 more people needed for Snack Shack (4:00-6:30 p.m.)
o 1 more person needed for Snack Shack 6:30-9:00 p.m.)
o 1 more person for Recycling (6:30-9:00 p.m.)
o 2 more people needed for Bleachers
We still need someone to be our Jamba Juice Coordinator—You would work with the Jamba Juice store on pricing before the season starts and then take the pre-order numbers from our Pre-Order Coordinator and then determine how much to buy for a given game. Then you would place the order with Jamba Juice. Ideally we would then have another volunteer (or you as coordinator could do this also) who is willing to make one, possibly two trips to Jamba Juice on game night: one trip for general sales and a second trip for pre-order sales. For this season, all of the pricing work has been done, so we need someone to coordinate with the Pre-Order person, place the orders, and then pick up the Jamba Juice. Please contact me if you are interested.
Are you a whiz at charcoal BBQ?
Reliable charcoal starter needed for next year's BBQ. Must be able to arrive about 4:30 to get the fire started before the home games – usually Friday afternoon, usually 5 per season. Training available by the esteemed Don Pearson at the 11/6 game. Contact Anita Herrmann: firstname.lastname@example.org or 408-739-2742.
Saturday, October 17th:
12:00 pm Practice 12-4:30 pm
4:30 pm Load truck
5:30 p.m. Load busses and depart
Bring your instrument, CLEAN black shoes, CLEAN black socks, gloves, hair supplies, and shoe bag. Please remember to wear a shirt with short sleeves (no tank tops or tube tops) Also, remember to wear your boxer shorts (we'll be changing outside).
6:15 p.m. Arrive at Independence High School, San Jose
Eat booster-provided meal
Get into Uniform
7:30 p.m. Begin warm up
8:55 p.m. Homestead Pit in standby
9:05 p.m. Homestead in Stand-by
9:15 p.m. Homestead PERFORMS!!
9:30 p.m. Change out of uniforms, load truck
9:45 p.m. Awards ceremony
10:00 p.m. Load busses/depart
11:00 p.m. Arrive at Homestead/unload truck
Uniforms, Mud, Buying Sock/Gloves
· Be sure to clean your shoes in between each performance. The fields have been pretty muddy lately. This includes cleaning between this Friday's football game and Saturday's competition. Your shoes must be clean for each performance for your uniform to be considered "perfect".
· Don't forget your gloves, CREW LENGTH BLACK SOCKS, shoes at each performance
· If you owe money for socks, gloves or hair goods, you have one week to pay for them. After one week, if it is not paid, your uniform will not be considered "perfect".
· A number of shoes have been left after each performance. It would be helpful if you label your shoes. You can lift up the inner sole lining and write your name in sharpie on the inside.
Check your eScrip info!
Please take a few minutes and log into your eScrip account to ensure that
your eScrip account information is current. You may have received new or
updated credit/debit cards within the last year. Be sure that those cards
are registered with eScrip so that you'll receive the appropriate proceeds!
Also, renew your Safeway Card with one easy click! As soon as you log-into
your eScrip account, just click on the "Safeway Renew" square and you're
done! Quick, easy and very profitable! Thank you for supporting this
program! Questions? just ask me, Mary Mansir email@example.com I'm
happy to help!
No Scrip sales this Friday!
Because Friday is Homecoming, the staff parking lot won't be accessible.
Also, because of the parade, Mary Ave will be difficult to navigate after
school. Feel free to drop-off a scrip form/check with Mr. Burn, see me at
the end of Wed. night's practice, or, of course, email me anytime! Sorry for
any inconvenience! Mary Mansir firstname.lastname@example.org
HHS Auction is Coming!
THE HOMESTEAD AUCTION WILL BE HELD ON Jan. 23rd, 6pm to Midnight
at Mariani's Restaurant in Sunnyvale!
Need to unwind after a hectic holiday season? Ready to have some fun and
enjoy great food with great people while supporting the Music Department?
Come to the HHS Auction! The auction is a SCHOOL WIDE event (organized by
the Athletic Boosters). Tickets to the event are $75 each - $25 going to the
organization (HHSMB) of your choice. Bid on a basket during the Silent
Auction, or on an item during the Live Auction. If you get the item, 45% of
the winning bid goes to the Music Department. If the item was donated by
the Music Department, then HHSMB gets 90% of the sale price! Some of the
items up for auction include vacation home getaways, progressive dinners,
tickets to sporting/theatre events, etc. For more information: contact Mary
Mansir at email@example.com. Thank you!
The Music Department Needs Your Help!
DONATE ITEMS to the HHS Auction. Do you have season tickets to the Symphony?
Opera? A Theatre group? Sports Team? Is there some performance or game that
you're not that excited about attending? Those tickets would be the perfect
donation item to the Auction!! How about provide a service - teeth
whitening, legal service, tutoring? Or are you creative and can provide a
monthly floral arrangement, meal, or cookies? Email a description of your
items to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Items/certificates/baskets can be
dropped off at school during scrip sale hours, my house, or I will arrange
for pick up. All donations must be in by January 16th. Any questions, please
call or email Mary Mansir (408) 245-2218. Thank you in advance for your
Six Flags Magic Mountain Tickets
The Marching Band will be going to Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia on Sunday, Nov. 1st. I have specially priced admission tickets for sale that also include an all-you-can-eat picnic lunch for $32.00. The tickets are valid only on Nov. 1st. Magic Mountain will be open from 10:30am until 12 midnight and the lunch will be from 11:30am until 2:30pm. Deadline to purchase tickets is October 19th. You can mail checks to: Pat Tomosada, 735 Lois Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 or drop off in Vicki Feltman's box in Mr. Burn's office. If you have any questions, contact me at Tomosada@comcast.net or at 408-737-1740. Thank you---Pat Tomosada
Band Room Availability
Contact Vicki Feltman at email@example.com for band room availability.
The band room will be open after school until 6 pm on the following days:
Thu Oct 15
Tue-Fri Oct 20-23
Mon-Thu Oct 26-29
Music Dept Event Calendar
Below is a list of performances and activities for the coming school year. Performances are shown in bold italics. 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.
|Oct 16||Home Football Game @ Diesner Field (Fremont HS)|
|Oct 17||All Day |
12pm – 11pm
|Schola Cantorum Festival, Palo Alto |
Independence HS Competition – Marching Band
|Oct 19||6 - 8:30 pm |
6 - 9 pm
|Percussion Practice |
|Oct 21||6 - 9 pm||Wednesday Night Practice Full Marching Band @ Fremont|
|Oct 23||TBD||West Valley CC Festival - 1/2 Day|
|Oct 24||8:30 am - 4 pm ||Full Marching Band Practice at HHS|
|Oct 26||6 - 8:30 pm |
6 - 9 pm
|Percussion Practice |
|Oct 28||6 - 9 pm||Wednesday Night Practice Full Marching Band @ Fremont|
|Oct 30||TBD||Men's Choir Festival SJSU|
|Oct 30 - |
|Bands of America West Regional Championships, Santa Clarita|
|Nov 2||6 - 8:30 pm |
6 - 9 pm
|Percussion Practice |
|Nov 4||6 - 9 pm||Wednesday Night Practice Full Marching Band @ Fremont|
|Nov 5||TBD||Orchestra Exchange at Gunn HS|
|Nov 6||Last Home Football Game @ Diesner Field (Fremont HS) Senior Recognition Night|
|Nov 7||8:30 am - 4 pm |
|Full Marching Band Practice at HHS |
Home show in the gym and Jazz Dinner
|Nov 9||6 - 8:30 pm |
6 - 9 pm
|Percussion Practice |
|Nov 11||6 - 9 pm||Wednesday Night Practice Full Marching Band @ Fremont|
|Nov 14||Logan HS Competition|
|Nov 16||6 - 8:30 pm |
6 - 9 pm
|Percussion Practice |
|Nov 18||6 - 9 pm||Wednesday Night Practice Full Marching Band @ Fremont|
|Nov 19-21||Honor Choir - by audition only|
|Nov 20||TBD||College of San Mateo Jazz Festival|
|Nov 21-22||WBA Championships in Fresno|
|Nov 25||All State Honor Band Audition CDs DUE |
All State Honor Jazz Audition CDs DUE
All State Honor Orchestra Audition CDs DUE
|Nov 29||Informal Awards Ceremony Festival of Lights Parade|
|Dec 3||Santa Clara County Honor Band Soloist Audition|
|Dec 4||TBD||Exchange Concert - 1/2 Day|
|Dec 5||Delta College Jazz Festival (jazz ensemble)|
|Dec 9||7:30 pm||Winter Choir and Jazz Concert|
|Dec 10||6 pm 8 pm||Winter Pops Concert (Concert Bands Orchestra)|
|Dec 11||Santa Clara County Honor Band Auditions, SJSU|
|Feb 3-4||7:30 pm||Concert Band/Symphonic Band Exchange Concert|
|Feb 6||All Day||CMEA Jazz Festival, San Francisco|
|Feb 10||7:30 pm||Orchestra Exchange with Acalanes HS at HHS|
|Feb 18-21||CBDA State Honor Band State Honor Jazz Band, Fresno|
|Feb 26||TBD||SJSU Choral Festival – ½ day |
Wind Ensemble @ Chabot College Wind Band Festival
|Mar 4||7:30 pm||Major Work Concert – Choir/Orch|
|Mar 5||TBD||CMS Exchange Concert - Choir|
|Mar 6||All Day||CMEA Solo Ensemble Festival @ SJSU |
St Helena Vocal Jazz Festival
|Mar 11-13||CMEA State Honor Band State Honor Orchestra|
|Mar 26||TBD||Jazz choir Santa Cruz Jazz Festival – ½ day |
CMEA Band and Orchestra Festival @ Saratoga HS (Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Bands/Concert Band)
|Mar 27||CMEA Band and Orchestra Festival @ Saratoga HS (Orchestra)|
|Apr 9-13||Southern Cal Choir tour during Spring Break (optional)|
|May 5||3:30 - 5 pm||Choir Exchange with Fremont HS and Sunnyvale Middle|
|May 8||TBD||CMEA Choral Festival at Saratoga HS – 1/2 day|
|May 12||7:30 pm||Symphonic Bands/Concert Band Spring Concert|
|May 13||7:30 pm||Wind Ensemble/Orchestra Spring Concert|
|May 15||TBD||De Anza Jazz Vocal Festival|
|May 19||7:30 pm||Spring Choir Concert at HHS|
|May 20||7:30 pm||Jazz Spring Concert|
|June 5||2:30 pm||Jazz Concert California Theater in San Jose|
|TBA||Jazz Festivals – Chabot College, SJSU, Santa Cruz, Monterey|