Hudson Hawk Band Updates

Week of April 19-23

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UIL Success!

Last week, the judges rated our UIL video recordings of our Concert & Sightreading performances. We are proud to say that we received Superior ratings for our Concert performance and Excellent ratings for our Sightreading performance. We have a beautiful new plaque that we will have engraved to hang in the band hall for years to come. We can't wait to continue our tradition of having every UIL performer sign the back of our plaque. It was a special year and the first time we have ever combined bands to perform at UIL. Our students worked hard and we are very proud of them!

Week of April 19 - Assignments Due

ALL BAND STUDENTS

1. Week 4 Practice Log - 4/5-4/11

2. Catch up on ANY missing work


WIND SYMPHONY & HONORS BAND NON-UIL STUDENTS ONLY

3. TEST GRADE - Flipgrid Recording of UIL Music (play with recording)

CONCERT DATE CHANGE!!!

The Spring Concert will take place on TUESDAY, MAY 25 in the auditorium at Sachse High School.


Students will wear their band t-shirt with jeans or dark pants for the performance. 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 begin running reports every Monday (beginning next week) and will hand out shirts to students who have made their payment from the previous week up until the day before the concert.


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.


We will have 1-2 after school rehearsals to prepare for the Spring Concert towards the end of May. Dates for those rehearsals will be published next week. 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 May 25 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.

Fee Reminder

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 was 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.

8th Grade/High School Band Auditions

All 8th grade band students now have access to the high school band audition music and information as a module in their Canvas classes for band. Dates for auditions differ at each high school, but all information can be found in the High School Band Auditions Canvas module.
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About Us

Heather Becker - Director

Dan Urban - Assistant Director