Hudson Hawk Band Updates

Week of 8/8/22


We are so excited to start school on Monday! If you are new to the Hawk Band family, welcome! You and your student will love it at Hudson and will love being a part of this band family. We are thrilled that you have chosen to join the band and have big things planned for you this year.

You will receive a weekly Smore with updates for the band (usually on Sundays). Please make time to read through them and keep up with what we are doing and working on in class. You can always contact us with questions or concerns and we look forward to meeting with all of you soon!

See you on Monday!

Morning/Afternoon Procedures

No band students need to bring band instruments to school on the first day.

**We will ALL bring instruments/band supplies for the first time on Tuesday, August 9th.**

When students arrive at school in the morning (starting on Tuesday) they will come straight to the band hall to drop off their instrument and band binder. After putting their instrument in their locker, they will report straight to either the cafeteria to eat breakfast or to the big gym if they are not eating.


At the end of the day, students will come down to the band hall at dismissal to pick up their instrument and band binder to take it home and practice each night. If your student is a car rider, you are welcome to drop off and pick up your student in the back of the building (near door #11), where the band hall exit is. **It is less crowded at pickup in the back - take advantage of being in the band!**

When we begin sectionals with the Honors Band and Wind Symphony students, the band hall will open at 7:50am. That will begin the 3rd week of school. Until that time, the band hall will open at 8:15am.

Shirt Sizes THIS WEEK!

We will be ordering our 2022-2023 Hudson Band t-shirts next week and want to make sure we order the correct size for everyone. We will collect student sizes this Thursday in class. Please make sure your student knows their t-shirt size (Youth S - Adult 2XL).

If you would like to order EXTRA shirts (for parents, siblings, etc.), we will have a form to fill out next week, after our shirt design has been solidified.


All band students will be issued a locker to store their band instrument and band binder in during the school day. We have locks available for any student who wants to use one this year. It will be optional to use a lock, however, we will not be responsible for items that go missing or are damaged from a locker being used without a lock.


If you would like to use your own lock, you are free to do so. You will need to provide the band directors with a copy of the key or the combination if you choose to use your own lock.

Band Binder Distribution

All students will receive their new band binder this week (if they didn't receive it during summer band). We will be taking grades on the organization of the band binders from time to time. Please help your student stay organized and remind them to put their papers in the rings and behind the correct divider.

**ALL REQUIRED BAND HANDBOOK FORMS AND A 2022-2023 PERFORMANCE CALENDAR IS IN THE HANDOUT SECTION OF EVERY BINDER.** The calendar has already changed slightly since we copied them and put them in the binders. You can always find the most up-to-date version of the calendar on the band website.

These forms are due by Friday, August 26 for a grade.

Quick Communication - Remind

We will be using the Remind app to communicate quickly. Please join the any of the following groups that apply to you by sending a text message to the number 81010

The message for ALL HMS Bands is @hawkbd2223

The message for Beginner Band is @begbandhms

The message for Symphonic Band is @symphhms

The message for Honors Band is @honorshms

The message for Wind Symphony is @windsymhms

Advanced Band Parent Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 18th, 6:30pm

4405 Hudson Park

Sachse, TX

The Advanced Bands parent meeting begins at 6:30pm in the cafeteria. We will discuss everything you need to know about band this year and all of the things we get to do again, collect required handbook forms and fees, and answer any questions you may have.

Beginner Band Parent Meeting

Tuesday, Aug. 23rd, 6:30pm

4405 Hudson Drive

Sachse, TX

All beginner band parents should attend our meeting at 6:30pm in the cafeteria. We will discuss band policies and procedures, let you know exactly what events we have planned for the year, collect forms and fees, and answer your questions.

Log in to Charms

Please take a moment this week to log in to Charms.

Log in as a parent/student/member

The school code is hudsonsoundmachine

The password for first time users is your student's GISD ID number (should be 6 digits)

For non-first time users, your password should be your student's ID with their capitalized initials in front (i.e. HB123456) unless you've changed it to something else.

Please update contact information (add adults as necessary), check your student's birthday ID, instrument, etc. and make changes as necessary. If you have questions or have difficulty logging in, please contact Mrs. Becker.

About Us

Heather Becker - Director

Dan Urban - Assistant Director