Hudson Hawk Band Updates

Week of 8/26/19

5th Annual Beginner Band Parent Meeting

Tuesday, Aug. 27th, 6pm

4405 Hudson Park

Sachse, TX

Beginner Band parent meeting begins at 6:00pm in the cafeteria. We will discuss everything you need to know about beginning band, collect required handbook forms and fees, and answer any questions you may have.

If you are an Advanced Band parent and missed our meeting on August 2, you are welcome to attend the Beginner Band parent meeting instead.

Congratulations Jazz Band Members

Congratulations to ALL students who auditioned for the jazz band last week! You all did a wonderful job and we are so proud of your courage and enthusiasm for this new adventure. CLICK HERE for the results.

Our first rehearsal will take place this Friday, August 30 from 4:15-5:45pm in the band hall.

Sectionals Begin THIS WEEK for Wind Symphony and Honors Band

Required weekly sectionals begin this week for Wind Symphony and Honors Band students only. Each section has one before or after school sectional each week. Please help your student to be on time and remember their assigned day. You can find the sectional schedules here:


WIND SYMPHONY


HONORS BAND

Share Relevant Medical or Other Information

Please fill out the following form if you feel there are any medical issues we should be extra aware of for your student. There is also a place on the form to let us know about any other student/family information you feel is of extra importance. We do read each student's medical information on the field trip release form and receive information from the school nurse when necessary, this is just another way for us to ensure your student receives the best care possible from us. This is NOT just for medical information, but also an opportunity for you to tell us anything else about your student you would want us to know.

https://forms.gle/iEiJ2NguxWJkb1cC6

Practice Records for ALL STUDENTS

ALL band students will log their practice minutes into their Charms account this week (beginning 8/26). Their practice log grade will be taken on Monday (9/2) for minutes logged from 8/26-9/1. We have gone over how to input the minutes in all classes last week. This is a weekly grade and very important for the growth of each musician. If you are having trouble logging into Charms, please contact Mrs. Becker to have your password reset.

https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/SchoolFilesNew/HudsonMSB/public/Practice%20Logs%20Charms%20Click%20Sheet.pdf

This link shows step by step how to log minutes in Charms. Please contact Mrs. Becker or Mr. Urban if you have any questions.

Booster Club Meeting

Thursday, Sep. 12th, 7pm

4405 Hudson Drive

Sachse, TX

Please join us for the first booster club parent meeting of the year on Thursday, September 12 at 7:00pm in the band hall. We will be discussing our Practice-a-Thon fundraiser and party, upcoming events, and ways you can get involved and support the band program. We hope to see you there!

Flip Folders & Lyres

All Advanced Band students will need a flip folder for upcoming football game performances. You can find them at local music stores or online.

FLUTES ONLY

ALL OTHER INSTRUMENTS


Additionally, certain instruments will need a LYRE to connect their flip folder to their instrument. These instruments need a lyre also:

CLARINETS

SAXOPHONES

TRUMPETS

FRENCH HORNS

TROMBONES

Remind Codes

Please sign up for our Remind text messages to receive quick reminders and info about what's happening/due in band. You don't have to have the app in order to participate, just send a text to start receiving messages.

Send a text to the number 81010 with the message:

@begbandhms for Beginning Band

@concerthms for Concert Band (Sub Non-Varsity B)

@symphhms for Symphonic Band (Sub Non-Varsity A)

@honorshms for Honors Band (Non-Varsity)

@windsymhms for Wind Symphony (Varsity)

Sign Up For Private Lessons!

The single biggest investment you can make in your student's musical advancement is signing them up for private lessons. Use this link to get your student started ASAP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeMF6OAkyCUgQbHOTOtk4jmAADCsMbK6uHXxEJ5IOGoMMZW3g/viewform


Private Lesson scholarships are available in either 1/2 lesson ($9) or 2/3 lesson ($12) scholarships and are based on financial need.

The scholarship application can be found here: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/SchoolFilesNew/HudsonMSB/public/Lesson%20Scholarship%20Application%2019-20.pdf and is due by September 13th. We will begin awarding scholarship money as soon as we receive applications - don't wait to turn yours in if you are in need of a scholarship.

Extra Band T-shirt Order Form!

If you would like to order EXTRA shirts (for parents, siblings, etc. - one shirt is included for each student as part of their band fees), please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd0F_jOAuFy2aJkZxgbvqFTkJFy5mVjTPsjOCTqBzLneoUEVQ/viewform

About Us

Heather Becker - Director

Dan Urban - Assistant Director