Hudson Hawk Band Updates

Week of October 19-23

Week of October 19 Assignments Due

Beginner Band

1. Practice Log 10/12-10/18

2. Hot Cross Buns Recording - TEST GRADE

**Virtual students who do not submit this recording assignment will not be shown in the virtual fall concert.**


Advanced Bands

1. Practice Log 10/12-10/18

2. Fall Concert Song Recording - TEST GRADE

**Virtual students who do not submit this recording assignment will not be shown in the virtual fall concert.**

4. WIND SYMPHONY ONLY - All-Region Scales Recording

Hudson Bands Fall Concert

Thursday, Oct. 29th, 6pm

This is an online event.

The Hudson Hawk Bands will present our fall concert virtually on Thursday, October 29. All material will be pre-recorded, but live-streamed on Google Meet at the time of the concert. Due to copyright laws, the concert will not be posted to watch at a later date, so please make plans to join us at 6:00pm! Please use your student's GISD login and the nickname hmsfallconcert to join the meeting. We will start with a demonstration of what our beginners are up to each day, then transition to full band songs performed by our advanced bands.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

This Tuesday, October 20 is our scheduled parent/teacher conference night. We have been in contact already with parents we feel need to sign up for a conference. If you have not heard from us and would like to meet, please CLICK HERE to sign up for a virtual meeting time. The instructions for the meetings are in the description of the SignUp Genius.

New Recurring Grade

We have begun implementing a recurring classwork/minor category grade every 3 weeks. This grade will start at 100 for all students and will remain that grade unless a student does not bring their instrument/band binder/music to class (for F2F students) or turn on their camera/respond verbally or in the chat when called upon/show themselves on camera playing their instrument during class (for virtual students).
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Helpful Info/Reminders

Charms Resolution

Log in to Charms using the school code hudsonsoundmachine and your student's password. Passwords for brand new students should be the student ID with 6 digits only. If you cannot get logged on, please contact Mrs. Becker. She has discovered a new way to reset passwords!

You can click the "finances" button and pay fall band fees using Paypal. If you have logged in and are paying band fees, but your student has a credit on their account, the easiest thing to do is to make a miscellaneous payment. You can specify what the payment is for since it will be for the remaining balance and not the entire Fall fee. Then you can "request a transfer" of that payment to go to the fall fees.


School-owned instrument fees will still be paid in Skyward this year. We are having a little trouble getting that set up correctly since this is a change from previous years. We made some headway last week and hope to be completely set up by the end of this week. Stay tuned for more info!

Amazon Smile & Wish List

If you shop on Amazon often, please consider selecting the Hudson Middle School Band Booster as your charity of choice through Amazon Smile. When you do this, your purchases directly benefit our band program.

Click HERE if you are interested in viewing the band's Amazon wish list.

About Us

Heather Becker - Director

Dan Urban - Assistant Director