Hudson Hawk Band Updates
Week of 2/21/2022
Advanced Band Solo & Ensemble Contest Success
They played and dressed beautifully and earned a 1st division!
Strong Percussion Performances
For the first time in my memory, ALL percussionists earned a 1st division rating!
We enjoyed checking in with students as they anxiously awaited their results.
Be Aware - New Parking Changes at Hudson
Winter 50 Day Challenge OVER - SIGNED FORMS DUE TUESDAY
(MUST BE TURNED IN BY FEB. 22 AND MUST BE SIGNED BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN - NO EXCEPTIONS!)
March 1 Percussion & Makeup Solo Contest
They will need to dress up for their performance and will receive a rating based on their performance and presentation.
All Beginner Band students will have a solo contest on May 7 - don't worry, your time is coming!
Band Rehearsals During Intersession
Daily Rehearsal Schedule
9-10:30am - Honors Band rehearsal
10:30am-12:00pm - Beginner Band & Symphonic Band practice time/help sessions
1-3pm - Wind Symphony rehearsal
If you will be in town, PLEASE make arrangements to join us for these rehearsals and practice sessions. You do NOT have to be signed up for the intersession to attend the band rehearsals. We will use the back band hall door (#11) for pickup and drop-off during that week.
Pre-UIL Showcase Concert
Thursday, March 3rd, 6pm
3901 Miles Road
Honors Band students will need to be at Sachse High School at 5:20pm. They will perform at 6:00pm in the auditorium, move to the band hall, and sightread at approximately 6:20pm. They should be completely finished by 6:50pm.
Wind Symphony students will need to be at Sachse High School at 5:45pm. They will perform in the auditorium at 6:30pm, move to the band hall, and sightread at approximately 6:55pm. They should be completely finished by 7:20pm.
Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend!
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.
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 1-6, Musical Mastery warm-up exercises, pages 10-13 in Sound Innovations, Double Reeds units 6-8 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
Symphonic Band: Longtones 1A, Concert Bb, F Ab, Eb, Db scales, rhythm chart 1-8, concert 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
Wind Symphony: Long tones, lip slurs, scales (ALL - including chromatic), rhythm charts 11-15, UIL tunes