Hudson Hawk Band Updates

Week of 9/23/19

Sachse HS Homecoming Parade

Wednesday, Sep. 25th, 5:30-7pm

3815 Sachse Road

Sachse, TX

All 8th grade band students are invited to walk in the first ever Sachse HS Homecoming Parade. We will wear our "Future Mustang Band Member" shirts, walk with the Hudson congregation, and hand out candy to kids along the parade route. This is an optional event, but should be a fun time! We will meet at City Hall at 5:30pm to line up. The parade starts at 6:15pm at City Hall and travels down Miles Rd. Parents will pick students up from Hudson MS at 7:00pm. There is a community pep rally at the Sachse HS stadium at 7:15pm that students are welcome to attend with their family. We will NOT travel to the community pep rally together.

Marine Corps Jazz Orchestra FREE Concert

The Marine Corps Jazz Orchestra is performing a FREE concert this Tuesday, September 24 at 7:00pm at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts in Richardson, TX. This will be a fantastic concert and I encourage anyone who is free to try and attend. Tickets are not needed for the concert as it is a FREE public performance! There are more options to see them this week - see the dates/times/locations in the picture.

Band Fest Ticket Sales

The Hudson MS Band has 275 tickets to sell for the GISD Band Festival taking place on Monday, October 7. The event is held at HBJ Stadium and begins at 6:30pm. There are no refunds given and no rain date in the event of a cancellation due to bad weather. Tickets are $4 each and can be purchased from any Wind Symphony student beginning this week. If you are not familiar with any of our Wind Symphony members, please send Mrs. Becker an email to request tickets for your family.

The Band Fest is a great night to see ALL of the wonderful bands in GISD perform. The ticket sales also go directly back to our band program, so our goal is to sell ALL of our tickets!

GISD Band Fest

Monday, Oct. 7th, 6:30pm

1209 East Centerville Road

Garland, TX

The Wind Symphony students will be performing at this annual event. We will wear our new band shirts, perform 2 songs from our seats in the stands, and watch all of the other high schools and middle schools perform. We will take buses to and from Hudson and will feed the students before the festival begins.

Practice-A-Thon Donations

Our 3rd Annual Practice-a-Thon is coming up at the end of October. One of our incentives for students to participate is the prize drawing at the end of the party. If you are interested in helping us secure prizes and donations for our Practice-a-Thon, please use the following letter as needed:

https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/SchoolFilesNew/HudsonMSB/public/Business%20Donation%20Letter%20for%20PAT.pdf


Additionally, the packet of materials for the Practice-a-Thon will go home with students this week. All students will collect donations and turn them in before October 25 in order to attend the Practice-a-Thon party. The packet with all details can be found here:

https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/SchoolFilesNew/HudsonMSB/public/PAT%20Packet%2019-20.pdf

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1st Six Weeks Ends FRIDAY!

The 1st Six Weeks ends this FRIDAY! Make sure your students have turned in ALL work in ALL classes. Zeros are the fastest way to bring grades down. We want our students to perform well in ALL of their classes and encourage them to attend tutorials as needed. Please try and schedule tutorials around sectionals if at all possible.

REMINDER - Sign up for Remind

Please sign up for our Remind text messages to receive quick reminders and info about what's happening/due in band. You don't have to have the app in order to participate, just send a text to start receiving messages.

Send a text to the number 81010 with the message:

@begbandhms for Beginning Band

@concerthms for Concert Band (Sub Non-Varsity B)

@symphhms for Symphonic Band (Sub Non-Varsity A)

@honorshms for Honors Band (Non-Varsity)

@windsymhms for Wind Symphony (Varsity)

Practice Records for ALL STUDENTS

All students should be inputting practice log minutes in Charms every day. We have gone over how to input the minutes in all classes. This is a weekly grade and very important for the growth of each musician. If you are having trouble logging into Charms, please contact Mrs. Becker to have your password reset.

https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/SchoolFilesNew/HudsonMSB/public/Practice%20Logs%20Charms%20Click%20Sheet.pdf

This link shows step by step how to log minutes in Charms. Please contact Mrs. Becker or Mr. Urban if you have any questions.

Shop Amazon SMILE :)

Please consider using our booster club's Amazon Smile link when shopping on Amazon. Using this link every time you shop on Amazon will generate donations to our band booster club, which will directly benefit your student! It's a win-win!

The link is https://smile.amazon.com/ch/83-3040557

About Us

Heather Becker - Director

Dan Urban - Assistant Director