Hudson Hawk Band Updates

Week of 2/10/2020

Mrs. Becker & Mr. Urban at TMEA

Mrs. Becker and Mr. Urban will be gone this week on Wednesday-Friday (Feb 12-14) at the TMEA Convention. There will be a substitute in all classes during that time. Advanced Band students who have a piano rehearsal with Mrs. Goodwin on Wednesday will need to bring their instruments. Wind Symphony and Honors Band students will rehearse every day and will need instruments. Private lessons will happen as scheduled unless the teacher has said they will not be here next week. All other students will not need instruments those days. They will be working on a composer project in Google classroom with their Chromebook. It will be graded and will go on the 4th Six Weeks report card. ***Any student who receives a negative report from the substitute will lose their eligibility to attend the spring trip.***

Advanced Band Solo & Ensemble Contest

Saturday, Feb. 22nd, 8am-4:30pm

1125 Beverly Drive

Garland, TX

Advanced Band students will perform their solo and/or ensemble at the Solo & Ensemble contest at Austin Academy. Dress code is fancy as presentation is a portion of the score given by the judges. Detailed performance times will be sent as soon as that information is given to us.

Wind Symphony UIL Clinic

Tuesday, Feb. 25th, 4:15-6pm

4405 Hudson Drive

Sachse, TX

Wind Symphony students will rehearse their UIL music with clinician Mark Schroeder after school on this day. This is a required rehearsal and attendance will be graded. Please make arrangements for pickup on this day at 6:00pm. Mr. Schroeder is excited to work with our band for the 6th straight year and to help us improve on our music.

Advanced Band Pass-Offs Have Begun

All Advanced Band students will be passing off their UIL music to a director prior to their UIL performance in order to be eligible to attend and perform at that evaluation. Please encourage your student to practice their UIL music regularly and be prepared in their sectional each week (WS and HB) or in class for their pass-off attempts. We want ALL students to complete their pass-offs and perform at UIL!

Advanced Band Side-by-Side Change

We are having to make a change to the side-by-side rehearsal date. More details will be sent ASAP, so please be on the lookout for more information as we find out about it.

All-Region Concerts

Our students who earned a chair in the TMEA Region 3 All-Region Band put on four fantastic concerts after just 7 hours of rehearsal on January 11. They worked so hard, looked great on stage, and represented our school very well. We are so proud of them!

Charms Practice Logs

All students should be inputting practice log minutes in Charms every day. 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.

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

About Us

Heather Becker - Director

Dan Urban - Assistant Director