Hudson Hawk Band Updates

Week of 2/24/2020

**8th Grade Parent Announcement**

8th grade parents were sent an email last week with a form to fill out for high school. Please make sure to take care of this ASAP as the high schools are already in the process of planning for next year. They just need information - this is not a formal contract and changes can be made if needed later. If you need the link to the form again, it is:

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.

***Students with after school sectionals who usually miss another school activity for their sectional are excused from their normal sectional in exchange for attendance at the clinic this week only.***

Side-by-Side Rehearsals THIS FRIDAY

The Side-by-Side rehearsals are on Friday, February 28 during the school day. Each advanced band will be released from class, walk to Sachse HS together, rehearse with the high school band, and walk back to Hudson. A detailed itinerary of the day can be found HERE. This means there is nothing on our band calendar for Saturday, February 29! Enjoy your weekend!

Jazz Band Rehearsal THIS FRIDAY

We WILL have jazz band rehearsal during NEST on Monday-Thursday this week, as well as Friday after school from 4:15-5:45pm. We are excited to get back to work!

Makeup Solo Contest

Monday, March 2nd, 4:30-7pm

4405 Hudson Drive

Sachse, TX

Any Advanced Band student who did not perform their solo on Saturday, February 22 is required to makeup the performance on Monday, March 2. We have hired 2 judges to evaluate these students and they will receive a grade for this performance. Dress code is fancy/professional as presentation is part of the evaluation rubric. Exact performance times will be given out this week.

Wind Symphony Rehearsal Schedule NEXT WEEK

Wind Symphony will have adjusted sectionals/rehearsals the week of March 2 due to testing, makeup solo contest, and the non-varsity Pre-UIL schedule. The schedule will be as follows:

Monday, March 2 - ALL Woodwinds sectional 7:45-8:40am

Tuesday, March 3 - FULL BAND REHEARSAL 4:15-5:30pm

Thursday, March 4 - ALL Brass sectional 7:45-8:40am

Thank you so much for being flexible as the schedule gets a little crazy for a few weeks!

GISD Clear Bag Policy

GISD has implemented a new clear bag policy for all middle and high school athletics and VAPA events. This will be in effect at our end of the year concerts. Please plan ahead! Details on what is and is not allowed can be found HERE.

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