Hudson Hawk Band Updates
Week of 3/28/22
UIL is the band equivalent of the STAAR test and what we spend the majority of the spring semester working towards in our advanced band classes. We always perform better for a large audience and would welcome any of you who could join us for those performances. The students have worked incredibly hard and are going to be amazing!
Honors Band Pre-UIL Evaluation
Monday, March 28th, 2pm
3505 Hayman Drive
Wind Symphony Pre-UIL Evaluation
Tuesday, March 29th, 6:30pm
4700 President George Bush Highway
Wind Symphony sectionals leading up to UIL will be changed as follows:
Monday, April 4/11/18 from 4:15-5:15pm - ALL BRASS
Wednesday, April 6 and Tuesday, April 12/19 from 4:15-5:15pm - ALL WOODWINDS
For Honors Band and Wind Symphony students, please avoid big orthodontic changes from now until April 21. For Beginner Band students please avoid changes from now until May 7. We know this is not always possible, but if there is any way to schedule around these dates we would greatly appreciate it!
8th Grade Parents - REMINDER
Future Sachse Band Students
On April 28, there will be a spring 8th grade night for future Mustang Band members from 4:30-7pm at SHS.
Spring 50 Day Practice Challenge
Spread the Word!
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!
Spring Trip Eligibility
Spring Trip Payments NOW DUE
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 1-7, 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