Hudson Hawk Band Updates
Your band directors started back at work on Tuesday and have been busy getting things ready for you to come back. Our team of 3 directors now (YAY!) have been copying music, stuffing binders, and getting lockers ready for you. We can't wait to see you all in a few weeks! Information about our upcoming summer camps is below and we hope to see all of you there so we can get a great start on our year! Toward the bottom of this newsletter is also a link to Charms (our database, inventory, payment system) - please read over it and visit Charms to ensure your contact information is correct for the year.
**Please make sure to fill out the RSVPs below (by July 20 for advanced band students and by July 27 for beginner band students) for either the advanced band or the beginner band summer camp.**
Advanced Bands Supply List
If your student is in the 8th grade, they should already have Book 1 from this list. You would only need to purchase it again if it is lost, damaged, or they did not have one last year. All students will need Book 2 as well as a flip folder and a tuner/metronome/microphone. Please read over the handout carefully to make sure your student has all of the supplies they will need for band this year. If you have any questions about the list, please contact us and we will help you however we can.
Advanced Bands Summer Band Camp
Monday, July 24th, 5pm to Friday, July 28th, 6:30pm
4405 Hudson Drive
Wind Symphony students will either need to bring something to eat during their break, have food brought to them, or make sure they can get back for rehearsal at 6:45pm if parents take them to get food between the rehearsals.
On Friday, we will be going to Hawaiian Waters from 12-4:30pm for an end of summer band celebration. (This part is optional and costs $20, which must be paid with cash only by Wednesday, July 26). We will meet at Hawaiian Waters at 12:00pm, then will take a bus back to Hudson for our last rehearsal and summer band concert that evening.
Please let us know if you are planning to attend the whole week of Summer Band Camp by filling out the additional RSVP below by July 20. This is to help us with planning purposes.
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Advanced Bands Summer Practice Club
Additionally, if your student has misplaced their summer music packet, you can use this link to find their instrument and print out the music they need.
**Be aware that the packets linked above are a few years old - the flier about summer band attached to the packet in the link is NOT FOR THIS YEAR!!**
Beginner Band Summer Kick Off Camp
Monday, July 31st, 6pm to Thursday, Aug. 3rd, 7:15pm
4405 Hudson Drive
Camp will take place Monday-Thursday from 6:00-7:15pm for all instruments except bassoons and French horns. (The originally planned Friday of camp has been cancelled due to 6th grade Claw Camp scheduled at the same time.) Bassoons will have camp Monday-Thursday from 5:00-6:15pm. French Horns will have camp the week of July 24-28 (Monday-Friday) from 6:30-7:45pm.
**To help us with planning purposes, please RSVP by July 27 to let us know that you will be attending by filling out the information below.**
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Beginner Band Supplies
If you have any questions or need any help, please don't hesitate to contact us!
Amazon Wish List
WE HIGHLY ENCOURAGE ALL STUDENTS TO USE A LOCK!
**If you would like to use your own lock, you are free to do so. You will need to provide the band directors with a copy of the key or the combination if you choose to use your own lock.**
Band Binder Distribution
**ALL REQUIRED BAND HANDBOOK FORMS AND A 2023-2024 PERFORMANCE CALENDAR IS IN THE HANDOUT SECTION OF EVERY BINDER.** You can always find the most up-to-date version of the calendar on the band website.
All of the forms are due by Friday, August 25.
Log in to Charms
Log in as a parent/student/member
The school code is hudsonsoundmachine
The password for first time users is your student's GISD ID number (should be 6 digits)
For non-first time users, your password should be your student's ID with their capitalized initials in front (i.e. HB123456) unless you've changed it to something else.
Please update contact information (add adults as necessary), check your student's birthday ID, instrument, etc. and make changes as necessary. If you have questions or have difficulty logging in, please contact Mrs. Becker.
Sign Up for Private Lessons
The single biggest investment you can make in your student's musical advancement is signing them up for private lessons. A new enrollment form for private lessons will be sent out soon. The district has raised the price for lessons this year to $25 per week. We will have a limited number of partial scholarships available.
GISD VIP Pass for Seniors
Senior citizens 65 and older can get free general admission to GISD-hosted athletics and Fine Arts events with a VIP pass.
Volunteer Application REQUIRED
In order to volunteer on any GISD campus, you must have a completed/accepted volunteer application on file. It must be renewed each year. We will definitely ask for volunteers throughout the year. Please consider signing up! https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/MTE6ZW4tVVM=#