Hudson Hawk Band Updates

Week of 3/23/2020 - E-Learning Week 1

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Long Update

First of all, we want to say thank you to each and every student and parent for your patience during this transitional time. We have been in virtual meetings all week collaborating, learning, and planning to make this transition as smooth as possible for all of you. Everyone from the superintendent, to our VAPA director, to our principals are all relaying the same message - the health and well-being of our students and their families is the most important thing to Garland ISD. We are all in uncharted territory and we are all having to make adjustments. We will get through this together. We also want to assure you that we understand that different families have different challenges. Know that we will do everything we can to help our students be successful in our new home learning environment. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Becker or Mr. Urban at any time with concerns or for help. Email is the best/fastest way to get a hold of us.

We miss you so much and can't wait to "see" you this week!


What to expect...


Communication

We will continue to use a variety of ways to reach our Hudson Band families. These include:
-Remind 101 Codes can be found on the handouts HERE.

-Charms School code: hudsonsoundmachine Student area password: your student ID (add the letter s in front if you have logged in before)

-Skyward

-Google Classroom (we are using the SPRING/B semester classes for all students)


Assignments

Most assignments will be submitted through Google Classroom

Assignments will be posted and due dates will be specific. Please pay close attention to instructions on each assignment.


Virtual Classes

GISD has chosen to use Google Meets for a lot of virtual learning. We will use a singular HMS Band code for all full band meetings. Every class lesson will have it's own specific code that is shared via Google Classroom. Students are expected to be professional in every meeting/lesson. Every online event will be recorded. This includes not only your audio/video but also student comments in the chat section.

Items Left Behind Form

YOU MUST FILL OUT THIS FORM ONLY IF YOUR STUDENT LEFT SUPPLIES AT THE BAND HALL THAT NEED TO BE PICKED UP.

**The district HAS NOT said when/if we can pick up supplies yet, but we want to be ready to contact you as quickly as possible should that change.**

https://forms.gle/oC7e49WFLJeVzD8x9

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Google Meets Expectations/Norms

We need to make sure our students are following the expectations we set for them. Each Google Meet will be recorded and shared via Google Classroom. Please be sure to adhere to the following expectations:



  • Do your very best to be in a QUIET environment.
  • Use headphones if you have them.
  • Press "mute" (left button under your video) IMMEDIATELY UPON joining any Meet.
  • Wear school-appropriate clothing.
  • If you are using the (preferred) video feature, we must be able to see your face and hands--especially when we are playing!
  • Setup your practice area to promote great playing posture. Use a chair (no bed) and music stand if at all possible.
  • Again, all Google Meets will be recorded, so conduct yourself in a way that will represent you and the school in a positive light.

Google Meets Info

Hudson FULL BAND Virtual Meetings

**Monday, March 23 @ 10:00am, Daily beginning Tuesday, March 24 at 11:30am**

To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/hor-bhcx-cno

Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 316-536-0176 and enter this PIN: 495 650#

To view more phone numbers, click this link: https://tel.meet/hor-bhcx-cno?hs=5


Hudson Wind Symphony Virtual Meetings

**Daily beginning Tuesday, March 24 at 10:00am**

To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/geq-wbjf-bxn

Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 662-443-2568 and enter this PIN: 343 318#

To view more phone numbers, click this link: https://tel.meet/geq-wbjf-bxn?hs=5


Hudson Honors Band Virtual Meetings

**Daily beginning Tuesday, March 24 at 10:00am**

To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/hnj-poxy-gxm

Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 318-963-5335 and enter this PIN: 113 275#

To view more phone numbers, click this link: https://tel.meet/hnj-poxy-gxm?hs=5


Hudson Symphonic/Concert Band Virtual Meetings

**Daily beginning Tuesday, March 24 at 10:30am**

To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/dou-mtxd-qvj

Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 385-645-1296 and enter this PIN: 383 887#

To view more phone numbers, click this link: https://tel.meet/dou-mtxd-qvj?hs=5


Hudson Beginner Woodwinds/Percussion Virtual Meetings

**Daily beginning Tuesday, March 24 at 11:00am**

To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/pyn-rkmb-ryd

Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 602-899-9224 and enter this PIN: 963 502#

To view more phone numbers, click this link: https://tel.meet/pyn-rkmb-ryd?hs=5


Hudson Beginner Brass Virtual Meetings

**Daily beginning Tuesday, March 24 at 10:45am**

To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/civ-byoe-jrk

Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 856-319-3606 and enter this PIN: 362 587#

To view more phone numbers, click this link: https://tel.meet/civ-byoe-jrk?hs=5

Sachse HS Band Audition Music 2020-2021

8th GRADE STUDENTS - PLEASE CHECK THE SACHSE HS BAND WEBSITE ON TUESDAY, MARCH 24 FOR AUDITION MUSIC AND INFORMATION.


http://sachseband.org/

SmartMusic Subscription

Mrs. Becker is working with SmartMusic to get all students a subscription to their premium features for free. There have been a few kinks to work out, but she will share more information with you very soon. This is a really neat way to find new music, play your part to a song and still hear the whole band in the background, record yourself, assess how correctly you played a piece, and more. We can't wait to share more with you very soon!

Charms Practice Logs UPDATE

We would love our students to continue inputting their practice minutes in their Charms Practice Logs each day (to continue being in the habit), however, we WILL NOT be taking a grade on this for the time being. That will most likely change in the next few weeks and we will let you know when we begin taking grades for practice logs again.

If you are having trouble logging into Charms, please contact Mrs. Becker to have your password reset.

https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/SchoolFilesNew/HudsonMSB/public/Practice%20Logs%20Charms%20Click%20Sheet.pdf

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