Hudson Hawk Band Updates

Week of November 16-20

Week of November 16 - Assignments Due


1. Practice Log 11/9-11/15

2. TEST GRADE - Time Signatures Edpuzzle

Record-Breaking All-Region Audition Results

Our Wind Symphony students auditioned for the TMEA Region 3 All-Region Band last week (and some have a second round of auditions this week). The All-Region band is the equivalent of an All-Star sports team. They auditioned against the best students on their instrument from Garland ISD, Mesquite ISD, Rockwall ISD, Forney ISD, Royse City ISD, and more. We are incredibly proud of their courage for trying something extra challenging during this tough time and are so excited for their achievements. Hudson had 28 students earn a spot in one of the 4 All-Region Bands - this breaks our old school record of 25! Congratulations to the following students for earning a spot in the All-Region Band.
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Last Week for Angel Adoption

The Hudson Band adopts angels from the GISD Angel Tree every year to help brighten the holidays for less fortunate students in our district. We will begin collecting donations for our angels this week. If you would like to participate, please send cash or checks made out to Hudson Band Boosters with your F2F students. If you are virtual and would like to make a donation, you can drop one off tomorrow evening at our drive-thru materials pickup, drop off in the front office, or send donations through PayPal to with Student Name - Angel Adoption in the memo. This is strictly optional - we just want to do what we can to help students in need. Mrs. Becker will take all of the donations and shop for our angels during the Thanksgiving break.

**See pictures below for step-by-step PayPal donation info.**

Holiday Season is HERE!

If you shop on Amazon often, please consider selecting the Hudson Middle School Band Booster as your charity of choice through Amazon Smile. When you do this, your purchases directly benefit our band program.

Click HERE if you are interested in viewing the band's Amazon wish list.

HMS Virtual Holiday Band Concerts

Monday, Dec. 14th, 6pm to Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 6pm

This is an online event.

The Hudson Hawk Bands will present our holiday concerts virtually on Monday, December 14 and Tuesday, December 15. The Advanced Bands will perform on Monday (12/14) at 6:00pm and the Beginner Band will perform on Tuesday (12/15) at 6:00pm. All material will be prerecorded and streamed on Google Meet at the time of the concert.

Use your student's GISD login and the nickname hmsholidayconcert to join the meeting. Feel free to invite family/friends to join in on the meeting and get in the holiday spirit!

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Helpful Info/Reminders

Charms Resolution

Log in to Charms using the school code hudsonsoundmachine and your student's password. Passwords for brand new students should be the student ID with 6 digits only. If you cannot get logged on, please contact Mrs. Becker. She has discovered a new way to reset passwords!

You can click the "finances" button and pay fall band fees using Paypal. If you have logged in and are paying band fees, but your student has a credit on their account, the easiest thing to do is to make a miscellaneous payment. You can specify what the payment is for since it will be for the remaining balance and not the entire Fall fee. Then you can "request a transfer" of that payment to go to the fall fees.

School-owned instrument fees will still be paid in Skyward this year. We are having a little trouble getting that set up correctly since this is a change from previous years. We made some headway last week and hope to be completely set up by the end of this week. Stay tuned for more info!

Fall Concert Success!

Thank you so much to those of you who tuned in last Thursday evening to watch the fall concert live with us on Google Meet. I truly appreciate the many kind messages and emails I have received since the concert and am so glad that you enjoyed it!

If you missed it last week, here is the YouTube link to the 2020 HMS Fall Band Concert:

Due to copyright laws, this link will be active for 30 days, then must be taken down. Please share it with your families and friends if they would like to see the performances.

About Us

Heather Becker - Director

Dan Urban - Assistant Director