Hudson Hawk Band Updates

Week of September 21-25

Virtual Pizza Party & Trivia Night

Thursday, Sep. 24th, 6:30pm

This is an online event.

Join us on Google Meet using the nickname HudsonBandSocial for a virtual pizza party (BYOPizza) and trivia night!

Pizza fundraiser at Dough Gourmet Pizza - 972-905-5429

**Mention the Hudson Band Fundraiser when ordering to help our band program!**

Dough Gourmet Pizza Fundraiser

Order your pizza from Dough Gourmet Pizza in Sachse on Thursday, September 24 and proceeds from all orders will benefit our band program! MAKE SURE TO MENTION THE HUDSON BAND FUNDRAISER WHEN ORDERING.


This restaurant is relatively new to Sachse and their pizza is DELICIOUS! Try the cheesy bread; it is SO GOOD!

Assignments Due This Week

**EXTRA CREDIT THIS WEEK (Ed Puzzle: Time Signatures). Students only need to complete if they would like to replace a "0" or a low grade on another assignment.**

Beginner Band

1. Practice Log 9/14-9/20


Advanced Bands

1. Practice Log 9/14-9/20


3. WIND SYMPHONY ONLY - Caravan Assignment #3: Dictation (due NEXT WEEK, but might take a little more time - get started this week)

Wind Symphony All-Region Masterclasses

Monday, Sep. 28th, 4:30-6:30pm

This is an online event.

All Wind Symphony students will log in to Google Meets for a special masterclass taught by some of our private lesson teachers and a grade will be given for your attendance.

We will be diving in to the All-Region music even more to help you prepare for the auditions in mid-November.

Direct links for the masterclasses are as follows:

Flutes - hudsonflutes

Oboes - hudsonoboes

Bassoons - hudsonbassoons

Clarinets & Bass Clarinets - hudsonclarinets

Saxophones - hudsonsaxophones

Trumpets - hudsontrumpets

Horns - hudsonhorns

Trombones/Euphoniums/Tubas - hudsonlowbrass

Percussion - hudsonpercussion

Progress Reports

Please check Skyward on Tuesday for all progress report grades. Many of you will notice lower than desired grades due to assignments that have not been submitted. We will accept late assignments and change 0s into earned grades, but the missing work must be submitted.

We are taking time in class to go over assignments, reminding every class every day what assignments are due for the week, sending messages through Canvas when assignments are missing, and talking to individual students about missing work. Most of the assignments we have given will not take a long time to complete. With the exception of the 3 playing assignments we have done (in the advanced classes) and the rhythm/alphabet project that students have had 6 weeks to complete, all other assignments should have been completed during class time.

There are only 2 more weeks left in this first cycle. It is imperative that missing assignments are turned in ASAP.

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Charms Resolution

Log in to Charms using the school code hudsonsoundmachine and your student's password. Passwords for brand new students should be the student ID with 6 digits only. If you cannot get logged on, please contact Mrs. Becker. She has discovered a new way to reset passwords!

You can click the "finances" button and pay fall band fees using Paypal. If you have logged in and are paying band fees, but your student has a credit on their account, the easiest thing to do is to make a miscellaneous payment. You can specify what the payment is for since it will be for the remaining balance and not the entire Fall fee. Then you can "request a transfer" of that payment to go to the fall fees.

School-owned instrument fees will still be paid in Skyward this year. We are having a little trouble getting that set up correctly since this is a change from previous years. We made some headway last week and hope to be completely set up by the end of this week. Stay tuned for more info!

Helpful Info/Reminders

WIND SYMPHONY Sectionals Continue This Week

Click HERE for the link to the new Wind Symphony sectional schedule. Please note - some students will have their sectional during the C&CR (8th period) class on Tuesday/Thursday. Don't forget your instrument on that day IF you have a sectional.

Amazon Smile & Wish List

If you shop on Amazon often, please consider selecting the Hudson Middle School Band Booster as your charity of choice through Amazon Smile. When you do this, your purchases directly benefit our band program.

Click HERE if you are interested in viewing the band's Amazon wish list.

About Us

Heather Becker - Director

Dan Urban - Assistant Director