Hudson Hawk Band Updates

Week of 9/9/19

Wind Symphony and Honors Band Football Game Performance

Tuesday, Sep. 10th, 4:30-8pm

3901 Miles Road

Sachse, TX

Wind Symphony and Honors Band students will perform at the football game. They will need to wear last year's band t-shirt and school approved shorts or jeans. If their old shirt is lost or doesn't fit, they need to wear a red Hudson shirt. The detailed itinerary can be found HERE.

**If you have a truck or large SUV and can help us transport equipment to Sachse HS from 4:45-5:30pm on Tuesday evening, please contact Mrs. Becker and let her know you'd like to help.**

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.



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






Jazz Band Rehearsal Schedule

Congratulations to the students who earned a spot in Jazz Band this year. We had a great first rehearsal last week. The rehearsal schedule for the rest of the fall semester can be found HERE.

Miss the Meeting?

If we missed you at last week's Beginner Band Parent Meeting, the agenda can be found HERE. Additionally, the power point we showed can be found HERE.

Thanks so much to those who were able to make it. We hope you learned a little more about what band at Hudson is all about and are excited to jump in with us.

We appreciate all of you and are so glad to have your students in band this year!

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!

Practice Records for ALL STUDENTS

All students should be inputting practice log minutes in Charms every day. We have gone over how to input the minutes in all classes. 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.

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

Region Masterclasses for Wind Symphony

Wednesday, Sep. 18th, 5-7pm

3901 Miles Road

Sachse, TX

Wind Symphony students and select Honors Band students will learn from masterclass teachers and will perfect their All-Region audition music during this event. Dress is casual and pizza will be served at the conclusion of the rehearsals. There is no transportation to Sachse HS. Students can walk together or be dropped off a few minutes before 5:00pm.

GISD Band Fest Program Ads

On Monday, October 7, Garland ISD will host the annual Band Festival at HBJ Stadium. This event will showcase EVERY band program in the district and attract an extremely large audience.

There are 2 opportunities to place advertisements in the Band Fest program. The first is a "Shout Out" for students. If you are interested in placing a "Shout Out" to your student/section/band, the order form can be found HERE. The deadline to place "Shout Out" ads is September 20.

The other ad option is a business ad. There are over 5000 audience members in attendance at Band Fest each year, making this a wonderful opportunity to showcase your business. If you'd like to place a business ad, the order form can be found HERE. The deadline for business ads is September 13.

**The great thing about ads in the Band Fest program is that 40% of the proceeds from the ads go back to the band program the student participates in. **

REMINDER - Sign up for Remind

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)

It's Not Too Late! Private Lessons Still Available!

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:

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

The scholarship application can be found here: 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. **The scholarship money is almost gone - don't wait if you need help**

About Us

Heather Becker - Director

Dan Urban - Assistant Director