Hudson Hawk Band Updates

Week of April 5-9

8th Grade Band Form

8th grade families - please take a few minutes to fill out this form if you haven't done so already. It is required for every 8th grade band student in the district.

https://forms.gle/wAYesQREyRPpWYGj8

Thanks for your prompt attention to this matter!

Week of April 5 - Assignments Due

ALL BAND STUDENTS

1. Practice Log 3/29-4/4


ADVANCED BAND STUDENTS ONLY

2. Sightreading Assignment #4


BEGINNER BAND STUDENTS ONLY

2. Sightreading Assignment #2

UIL Rehearsal for Honors Band & Wind Symphony Students

Monday, April 5th, 4:15-6pm

4405 Hudson Drive

Sachse, TX

All UIL participants will have their next rehearsal this week. Please drop off in the BACK of the school and have students enter directly into the band hall through the door with the platform. Students will have their temperature taken before being allowed to enter. ALL STUDENTS MUST WEAR MASKS! Don't forget your instrument and band binder/music!


Pickup will also be in the BACK of the school, outside of the band hall. We can't wait to see you again!!!

LAST UIL Rehearsal

Wednesday, April 7th, 4:15-6pm

4405 Hudson Drive

Sachse, TX

All UIL participants will have their LAST rehearsal this week. Please drop off in the BACK of the school and have students enter directly into the band hall through the door with the platform. Students will have their temperature taken before being allowed to enter. ALL STUDENTS MUST WEAR MASKS! Don't forget your instrument and band binder/music!


Pickup will also be in the BACK of the school, outside of the band hall. We can't wait to see you again!!!

UIL Recording Concert

Thursday, April 8th, 2:15-4:30pm

3901 Miles Road

Sachse, TX

All Face-to-Face Wind Symphony and Honors Band students and Virtual students from those classes who have opted IN to the UIL performance will WALK to Sachse High School on Thursday, April 8 to record our performance for UIL. Students will be released from 8th period and will need to wear HEAD-TO-TOE BLACK CLOTHING for the performance.


**If your student is virtual and participating, please drop them off at the front door of Sachse HS at 2:45pm.**


ALL STUDENTS WILL NEED TO BE PICKED UP FROM SACHSE HIGH SCHOOL AT 4:30pm.


Parents are not allowed to attend the performance, but we will share our recording with you!

5th Graders Joining Band

If you have any siblings, cousins, friends, neighbors, etc. currently in the 5th grade and planning to attend Hudson next year, please encourage them to sign up for band. They can find all the information they need to sign up, find the perfect instrument fit, and more at our band website.

www.hudsonband.org

Our current band families are always wonderful advocates for our band program and we would be very grateful for any encouragement you can give to our future band families!

Spring Concert

Thank you to all who gave their input on our Spring Concert Preference form.


The Spring Concert will take place on Thursday, June 3 in the auditorium at Sachse High School. Specific performance times for each band are as follows:

Beginner Band - 6:00pm

Symphonic Band - 6:45pm

Honors Band - 7:30pm

Wind Symphony - 8:15pm


Please see the specific COVID safety protocols that will be followed at THIS LINK.


Students will wear their band t-shirt with jeans or dark pants for the performance. If your student does not have their band shirt yet, please send $10 cash or check (made out to Hudson Band Boosters) to receive your shirt. 1 shirt was included with your student's Fall Band Fee. The Fall Band Fee can still be paid through Charms as well. See THIS VIDEO for details on how to complete the payment in Charms.


We will have 1-2 after school rehearsals to prepare for the Spring Concert towards the end of May. Those rehearsals will take place in the cafeteria at Hudson after school so we can have the virtual students come up and join us to prepare for the concert. All virtual students will be given a bell cover and a band mask to use for the rehearsals and the concert. We will continue to follow all COVID safety protocols.


We cannot wait to perform together! I hope you will join us on June 3 for our Spring Concerts and appreciate the incredible work our students have done throughout this challenging year. This is also the concert where we will give out our end of the year awards.

School-Owned Instrument Usage Fees

The $50 per year ($25/semester) fee charged by GISD for students who use a school-owned instrument (oboe, bassoon, bass clarinet, tenor sax, bari sax, French horn, euphonium, and tuba) has now been assessed to your student's Skyward account. The payment for the use of the school instrument is due by March 1, but can be paid online anytime now. You can use a credit card in Skyward or send cash/check (made out to Hudson Middle School) with your student to school. Further details about how to pay online will be sent soon for those who need extra help completing their payment.


**Occasionally, we have students that play other instruments, not listed above, who use a school-owned instrument. The fee has been assessed to those students as well.**


For step-by-step instructions to pay this fee in Skyward, CLICK HERE.

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About Us

Heather Becker - Director

Dan Urban - Assistant Director