Hudson Hawk Band Updates
Week of 8/23/21
Practice-a-Thon Planning Meeting
Tuesday, Aug. 24th, 6pm
4405 Hudson Drive
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!
Flutes - Alphabet Masters, Rhythm Rockers, Headjoint Exercises, tonguing, BAG on whole flute
Oboe/Bassoon - Alphabet Masters, Rhythm Rockers, tonguing on reeds, Bocal Majority book unit 1
Clarinets - Alphabet Masters, Rhythm Rockers, mouthpiece/barrel/reed, tonguing, top joint 5 notes (C D E F G)
Saxes - Alphabet Masters, Rhythm Rockers, mouthpiece/neck/reed, tonguing, whole sax B, A, G, F, E
Trumpets Alphabet Masters, alignment/posture, breathing-blowing, low-high buzzing, Rhythm Rockers Unit 1 (lines 1-3 mouthpiece and instrument)
French Horns -Alphabet Masters, alignment/posture, breathing-blowing, low-high buzzing, Rhythm Rockers Unit 1 (lines 1-3 mouthpiece and instrument)
Trombones -Alphabet Masters, alignment/posture, breathing-blowing, low-high buzzing, Rhythm Rockers Unit 1 (lines 1-3 mouthpiece and instrument)
Euphoniums/Tubas -Alphabet Masters, alignment/posture, breathing-blowing, low-high buzzing, Rhythm Rockers Unit 1 (lines 1-3 mouthpiece and instrument)
Percussion - Stick Control lines 1-12 @ 100 bpm, and lesson 1-4 @ 80bpm. Make sure to review technique requirements!
Symphonic Band: Alignment/Posture, Longtones 1A, Concert Bb, F and Eb scales, rhythm chart 1, Machine 1, Imperial March, 7 Nation Army,
Honors Band: Alignment/Posture, Longtones 1A, Set1 Opt.1, Concert Bb, Eb, F, and Ab scales, rhythm chart 1-2, Fight Song, Machine 1, Imperial March, On Your left, Hey Song, 7 Nation Army
Wind Symphony: Long tones, lip slurs, scales (Concert Bb, Eb, F, Ab, Db, C), rhythm charts 4-5.5, Star Spangled Banner, Don't Stop Believin', Shake it Off, Football short tunes (Machine Music 1, Imperial March, ESPN, Avengers, 7 Nation Army, Hey Song), All-Region music
Wind Symphony Region Masterclasses
Saturday, Aug. 28th, 10am-12pm
4405 Hudson Drive
School-Owned Instrument Questions
If you have emailed Mrs. Becker about an instrument issue, she is forwarding your emails to Mr. Urban.
WS & HB Football Game Performance
Tuesday, Aug. 31st, 5-8pm
3901 Miles Road
**At the conclusion of the game, ALL PERCUSSIONISTS AND TUBA PLAYERS will walk back to Hudson with Mr. Urban to unload equipment. ALL OTHER STUDENTS MUST BE PICKED UP FROM THE BACK OF SACHSE HIGH SCHOOL IN THE STADIUM PARKING LOT!!!***
Reminders from Previous Updates
ALL Smores In One Place
Supply Needed for Advanced Band Students
Students who play clarinet, alto sax, trumpet, and trombone will also need a lyre specifically designed for their instrument. All of these supplies can be found at Music & Arts or online through Amazon. The first football game performance for Wind Symphony and Honors Band is August 31.
Instrument Usage Fees in Skyward
These students also need to return their Instrument Usage Contract by Friday, August 27th with notation about any existing damage to the instrument. If they have more than one school-owned instrument, they will need to submit more than one form.
Car Decals & Yard Sign Orders
Update Info in 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 "s" in front (i.e. s123456) unless you've changed it to something else.
Please update contact information, check your student's birthday, gender, ID, instrument, etc. and make changes as necessary. If you have questions or have difficulty logging in, please contact Mrs. Becker.