Hudson Hawk Band Updates
Week of 4/18/2022
It's UIL Week!
Wind Symphony sectionals leading up to UIL will be changed as follows:
Monday, April 18 from 4:15-5:15pm - ALL BRASS
Tuesday, April 19 from 4:15-5:15pm - ALL WOODWINDS
Thursday, April 21 - FULL BAND at 8:00am
Honors Band sectionals leading up to UIL will be changed as follows:
Tuesday, April 19 from 4:15-5:00pm - ALL FLUTES & CLARINETS
Wednesday, April 20 from 8:00-8:45am - ALL BRASS & SAXOPHONES & BASSOON
HB & WS UIL Evaluations
Wednesday, April 20th, 3pm to Thursday, April 21st, 1:30pm
310 South Garland Avenue
ALL PAYMENTS NOW DUE
Details for how to use the Charms system can be found at the bottom of this newsletter.
Future Sachse Band Students
On April 28, there will be a spring 8th grade night for future Mustang Band members from 4:30-7pm at SHS.
Beginner Solo & Ensemble Contest
Saturday, May 7th, 8am-3pm
4500 Skyline Drive
This performance is also one of the requirements to attend the spring trip to Pinstack. Transportation is NOT provided, so please make plans now to get to and from Coyle Middle School on this date.
Help Us Recruit New Students
Our best recruiters are current and former band parents and students. Your positive words and posts about our program go a long way in helping families choose to join our band. We thank you in advance for your help!
HMS Bands Spring Concert
Tuesday, May 31st, 6pm
3901 Miles Road
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!
Rhythm Rockers units 1-8, Musical Mastery warm-up exercises, pages 12-15 in Sound Innovations, Double Reeds units 10-12 in Boot Camp book, SCALES!!! We have started Scale Masters and will award a trophy to the first student in each class who passes off all of their scales, Solos, audition music, Terracotta, Danza Africana
Symphonic Band: Longtones 1A, Concert Bb, F Ab, Eb, Db scales, rhythm chart 1-8, concert music, audition music
Honors Band: Longtones 1A, Set 1 Opt.1, Set 1 Opt. 4, Concert Bb, Eb, F, and Ab scales, rhythm charts 7-10, UIL songs, audition music
Wind Symphony: Long tones, lip slurs, scales (ALL - including chromatic), all rhythm charts, UIL tunes, technical exercises in Bb, Eb, Ab, and F
Reminders from Previous Updates
ALL Smores In One Place
For Honors Band and Wind Symphony students, please avoid big orthodontic changes from now until April 21. For Beginner Band students please avoid changes from now until May 7. We know this is not always possible, but if there is any way to schedule around these dates we would greatly appreciate it!
Spring 50 Day Practice Challenge
All-Region Performance Recordings
Band Fee Payments
After logging in, you can see payments due in the financial tab, make changes to personal information, see uniform parts that have been checked out, school-owned instrument information, and more.
Spring Band fees are now past due. Please make every effort to take care of this payment ASAP. If you have a financial hardship, please communicate that with us so we can help!
Instrument Usage Fees in Skyward
We have had to send many instruments to the repair shop this year and this fee helps pay for those repairs and regular maintenance. Please help make sure we can continue repairing instruments as needed by submitting this district fee. These directions to submit an online payment in Skyward should help you with completing that payment. Please let Mrs. Becker know if you have questions.