Hudson Hawk Band Updates
Week of 10/18/21
We raised over $18,000 and are looking forward to purchasing new equipment, replacing instruments, hiring clinicians, and buying new stands. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
ALL Advanced Bands Football Game Performance
Monday, Oct. 18th, 5-8pm
3901 Miles Road
CHANGE TO FOOTBALL PICKUP PROCEDURES
8th Grade Band Night
Friday, Oct. 22nd, 4:30-10pm
1209 East Centerville Road
Are You a Prize Winner?
If you won a prize, we will let you pick your prize (in the order your name was drawn) beginning at 8:15am on Monday morning.
The students had a blast at the PAT and did a great job of practicing all night long. Thanks to the SHS students who manned the practice room!
There were many intense games of Gaga ball in the gym. Thanks to the Albus family for letting us use your pit!
We had Jumbo Wars games set up all throughout the hallway and students enjoyed the activities throughout the evening.
Obstacle Course Races
We enjoyed the races throughout the night. Mrs. Becker even got in on the fun!
The kids switched up the game and made some really tricky shots!
Fire Alarm Excitement
Thank you for remaining (relatively) calm during the fire alarm. All was well and we got to continue the evening after learning of the faulty sensor.
Obstacle Course Races
Advanced Bands Fall Concert
Wednesday, Oct. 27th, 6:30-7:45pm
4405 Hudson Drive
This is an early release day for students. Due to required staff development, students will go home after school releases, then come back for the concert at 5:15pm. We will rehearse together at 5:15pm in the big gym, eat a snack, then begin the concert at 6:30pm. Parents should be there between 6:15-6:30pm to get a seat in the big gym.
Students will wear their band t-shirt with jeans/dark pants for the performance (no shorts).
The order of the performance will be Combined Bands, Symphonic Band, Honors Band, Wind Symphony.
October/November Practice Challenge
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!
Alphabet masters, Rhythm Rockers units 1-3/4, Musical Mastery warm-up exercises, pages 7-9 in Sound Innovations, Double Reeds units 3 & 4 in Boot Camp book
Symphonic Band: Longtones 1A, Concert Bb, F Ab, and Eb scales, rhythm chart 1-5, Machine 1, Imperial March, 7 Nation Army, ESPN, Wings to the Mind
Honors Band: Longtones 1A, Set 1 Opt.1, Set 1 Opt. 4, Concert Bb, Eb, F, and Ab scales, rhythm charts 6.5-9, Fight Song, Imperial March, On Your left, Hey Song, 7 Nation Army, Creatures in the Attic, Midnight Madness
Wind Symphony: Long tones, lip slurs, scales (ALL - including chromatic), All-Region music, rhythm charts 7-8, 3 2 1, Armor of the Mystic, 3,2,1, Football Tunes