Hudson Hawk Band Updates
Week of 2/28/2022
March 1 Percussion & Makeup Solo Contest
They will need to dress up for their performance (as if it were a job interview) and will receive a rating based on their performance and presentation.
All Beginner Band students will have a solo contest on May 7 - don't worry, your time is coming!
Pre-UIL Showcase Concert
Thursday, March 3rd, 6pm
3901 Miles Road
Honors Band students will need to be at Sachse High School at 5:20pm. They will perform at 6:00pm in the auditorium, move to the band hall, and sightread at approximately 6:20pm. They should be completely finished by 6:50pm.
Wind Symphony students will need to be at Sachse High School at 5:45pm. They will perform in the auditorium at 6:30pm, move to the band hall, and sightread at approximately 6:55pm. They should be completely finished by 7:20pm.
Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend!
50 Day Challenge Party Rescheduled
If your student completed the 50 day winter practice challenge, we have rescheduled our donut/board game party to this Wednesday, March 2. We will serve donuts, milk, juice, and water before school starting at 8:15am. We will also have board games available after school for those students who wish to stay and play games together. The board game party will end at 5:30pm.
The students who earned the party are:
Daniela De Leon Soto
5th Grade Instrument Demonstration Trip
Gerardo Juarez - flute, Levi Schneider - oboe, Bria Griffin - bassoon, Miley Garcia - clarinet, Kylie Atterbury - saxophone, Owen Choate - trumpet, Mosi Solis - French horn, Brendan McDonough - trombone, Hailey Jeffreys - euphonium, Liliana Vega - tuba, Rylan Covey - percussion
These students will travel to our 3 feeder elementary schools to show off their instruments and help us get the 5th graders excited about joining band in GISD. They will perform both this Friday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 22. The itinerary for the performance dates can be found here.
Band Rehearsals During Intersession
Daily Rehearsal Schedule
9-10:30am - Honors Band rehearsal
10:30am-12:00pm - Beginner Band & Symphonic Band practice time/help sessions
1-3pm - Wind Symphony rehearsal
If you will be in town, PLEASE make arrangements to join us for these rehearsals and practice sessions. You do NOT have to be signed up for the intersession to attend the band rehearsals. We will use the back band hall door (#11) for pickup and drop-off during that week.
FREE ARMY FIELD BAND CONCERT!!
Help Get More Kids In Band!
Our best recruiters are current and former band parents and students. Your positive words and posts about our program go a long way in helping families choose to join our band. We thank you in advance for your help!
Band Fee Payments
After logging in, you can see payments due in the financial tab, make changes to personal information, see uniform parts that have been checked out, school-owned instrument information, and more.
Spring Band fees are now past due. Please make every effort to take care of this payment ASAP. If you have a financial hardship, please communicate that with us so we can help!
Instrument Usage Fees in Skyward
We have had to send many instruments to the repair shop this year and this fee helps pay for those repairs and regular maintenance. Please help make sure we can continue repairing instruments as needed by submitting this district fee. These directions to submit an online payment in Skyward should help you with completing that payment. Please let Mrs. Becker know if you have questions.
What Should We Be Practicing?
Practicing should happen daily to help build coordination and muscle memory and retain progress. Students should practice sitting in a real chair (preferably one that doesn't roll/spin), using a music stand, with a metronome. Please make sure woodwind players are properly swabbing out their instrument at the end of every practice session to keep their instruments clean!
Rhythm Rockers units 1-6, Musical Mastery warm-up exercises, pages 12-15 in Sound Innovations, Double Reeds units 6-8 in Boot Camp book, SCALES!!! We have started Scale Masters and will award a trophy to the first student in each class who passes off all of their scales, Solos
Symphonic Band: Longtones 1A, Concert Bb, F Ab, Eb, Db scales, rhythm chart 1-8, concert music
Honors Band: Longtones 1A, Set 1 Opt.1, Set 1 Opt. 4, Concert Bb, Eb, F, and Ab scales, rhythm charts 7-10, UIL songs
Wind Symphony: Long tones, lip slurs, scales (ALL - including chromatic), all rhythm charts, UIL tunes, technical exercises in Bb, Eb, Ab, and F