Hudson Hawk Band Updates

Week of 10/7/19

Some New Info - Some Repeats/Reminders

This week's newsletter contains a lot of repeat information and reminders for upcoming events. There is also new information. Please read to the bottom to make sure you don't miss the new info!
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October = BANDTOBER

Please make sure your calendars are marked for the following upcoming events:


Monday, October 7 - GISD Band Fest @ HBJ Stadium - 6:30pm (Wind Symphony performs)

Thursday, October 10 - Booster Club meeting @ HMS - 7:00pm

Friday, October 11 - Jazz Band rehearsal @ HMS - 4:15-5:45pm

Wednesday, October 16 - Advanced Bands Fall Concert @ HMS Gym - 6:30pm

Friday, October 18 - 8th Grade Band Night w/ SHS Band @ Williams Stadium - 5:00-9:30pm

Tuesday, October 22 - ALL Advanced Bands perform at HMS Football Game @ SHS Stadium - 5:00-8:00pm

Wednesday, October 23 - UIL Region 3 Marching Contest for 6A GISD High School Bands @ Mesquite Memorial Stadium - Sachse performs at 7:15pm **Completely optional, but a great event to support high school bands in GISD.**

Friday, October 25 - 3rd Annual Practice-a-Thon @ HMS - 6:00-10:00pm

Wednesday, October 30 - Beginner Band Fall Concert @ HMS Gym - 6:30pm

GISD Band Fest

Monday, Oct. 7th, 6:30pm

1209 East Centerville Road

Garland, TX

The Wind Symphony students will be performing at this annual event. We will wear our new band shirts, perform 2 songs from our seats in the stands, and watch all of the other high schools and middle schools perform. We will take buses to and from Hudson and will feed the students before the festival begins. **Students who wish to ride home with their parents, must turn in a parent note BEFORE the end of the school day on Monday.**

A detailed itinerary for Band Fest can be found HERE.

Wind Symphony students should turn in their band fest ticket money by Tuesday, October 8.

Hudson Band Booster Club Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 10th, 7pm

4405 Hudson Drive

Sachse, TX

Please join us for our next Booster Club meeting in the Hudson Band hall as we make final arrangements for the Practice-a-Thon and discuss needs for the rest of the fall semester. We hope to see many of you there!

Still in Need of Practice-a-Thon Food/Drink Donations & Chaperones

If you are interested in serving as a chaperone for our Practice-a-Thon party on Friday, October 25 and/or you would like to donate snacks/drinks for the party, please use the following Sign-Up Genius link to volunteer.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B4DAEAF23A6F85-practiceathon

Students whose parents/guardians volunteer to provide drinks/snacks and/or chaperone the party will receive additional entries into the prize drawings at the end of the night!

**If you would like to serve as a chaperone at the party, please make sure you have been cleared by the district as a volunteer at Hudson.**

Practice-A-Thon Prize Donations

Our 3rd Annual Practice-a-Thon is coming up at the end of October. One of our incentives for students to participate is the prize drawing at the end of the party. If you are interested in helping us secure prizes and donations for our Practice-a-Thon, please use the following letter as needed:

https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/SchoolFilesNew/HudsonMSB/public/Business%20Donation%20Letter%20for%20PAT.pdf


Additionally, the packet of materials for the Practice-a-Thon will go home with students this week. All students will collect donations and turn them in before October 25 in order to attend the Practice-a-Thon party. The packet with all details can be found here:

https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/SchoolFilesNew/HudsonMSB/public/PAT%20Packet%2019-20.pdf

Practice Records for ALL STUDENTS

All students should be inputting practice log minutes in Charms every day. We have gone over how to input the minutes in all classes. 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.

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.

Shop Amazon SMILE :)

Please consider using our booster club's Amazon Smile link when shopping on Amazon. Using this link every time you shop on Amazon will generate donations to our band booster club, which will directly benefit your student! It's a win-win!

The link is https://smile.amazon.com/ch/83-3040557

About Us

Heather Becker - Director

Dan Urban - Assistant Director