HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC BOOSTER BLAST!
April 11, 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
- Block H Applications are due this Friday, April 13th
- Spring Percussion Workshops
- Percussion auditions for the 2012/2013 season
- Message for 2013 Grad Parents
- Reminder regarding Band Room availability in April
- Drum Major Auditions scheduled for May 2nd at 3:10
- Open Parent Volunteer Positions for 2012/2013 Season
- School year calendar, including tentative Marching Band dates for Fall 2012
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
Thursday, April 13th
BLOCK H APPLICATIONS DUE
BAND ROOM CLOSES AT 2:30
Monday, April 16th – Friday, April 20th
NO SCHOOL – SPRING BREAK
Monday, April 23rd
4-6pm – Percussion Workshop
6:30pm – Grad night party committee for the Classes of 2012 and 2013
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.
REMINDER - BLOCK H APPLICATIONS DUE THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 13TH
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).
Block H application forms can be found on the document sorter in the band room. Please complete the 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.email@example.com if you have any questions or comments.
PERCUSSION WORKSHOPS BEGIN
The schedule is set for the Homestead Spring Percussion Workshops:
Mon April 23, 4-6pm
Mon April 30, 4-6pm
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.
2012/2013 PERCUSSION AUDITIONS
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 stressfree as possible! (promise)
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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:
ATTENTION CLASS OF 2013 PARENTS!
(Grad Night Party 2012 Committee)
It's time to start thinking about the Grad Night Party 2013!
You are invited to attend the next Grad Night Party 2012 planning meeting on Monday, April 23. This is your opportunity to see what's being planned for this year's party and to start thinking about the planning of your student's Grad Night Party. Historically, the first fundraiser for the Grad Night Party is the Lei and Water sales at Graduation, which is coming up quickly on June 7.
So please join us on Monday, April 23 at 6:30pm in the Staff Lounge, to the left of the Cafeteria, Building K.
BAND ROOM AVAILABILITY FOR APRIL
3-6 pm April 11-12
1-2:30 April 13
No school April 16-20 (Spring Break)
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
Drum Major Auditions take place May 2nd, 3:10 pm
Practice those skills you are learning in the drum major workshops!
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.
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
4/27-28 Reno Jazz Festival (Jazz Ensemble, combos & Jazz Choir)
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