Hudson Hawk Band Updates

Week of 3/2/2020


8th grade parents were sent an email two weeks ago 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:

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 can be found HERE.

Wind Symphony Rehearsal Schedule THIS WEEK

Wind Symphony will have adjusted sectionals/rehearsals this week 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!

Honors Band Rehearsal Schedule This Week

Honors Band will also have adjusted sectionas/rehearsals this week due to testing, the makeup solo contest, and the non-varsity Pre-UIL schedule. Thanks for understanding and being flexible!

Monday 3/2 - Brass and Percussion 4:15-5:15 pm

Tuesday 3/3 - Woodwinds 7:40-8:40 am

Wednesday 3/4 - FULL BAND REHEARSAL 4:15-5:30 pm

Thursday 3/5 PRE-UIL @ SHS - 8:00pm stage performance/8:30pm sightreading

**Please join us for the Pre-UIL concert on Thursday!**

Non-Varsity Pre-UIL Concert Evaluation (Symphonic & Honors Bands)

Thursday, March 5th, 1-9pm

3901 Miles Road

Sachse, TX

The Non-Varsity Advanced Bands will perform at the Pre-UIL evaluations at Sachse HS on March 5 (Symphonic Band & Honors Band). Symphonic Band performs on stage at 2:00pm. The itinerary for the Symphonic Band can be found HERE. The itinerary for the Honors Band can be found HERE. Honors Band performs on stage at 8:00pm. We will wear our contest uniforms, ride a bus (yes, across the street), perform for judges, and sightread. Parents are encouraged to attend this performance! Our actual UIL performance will likely be during the school/work day and further away, so this might be your only chance to hear what we've been working so hard to perfect.

Great Side-by-Side Rehearsals

Our Advanced Bands had great rehearsals on Friday with the Sachse HS bands. We worked hard, were very attentive, and improved on our UIL music. It was a fun experience and we can't wait to do it again next year and see our 8th graders joining the Mustang Band!

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