Hudson Hawk Band Updates

December 14-18

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!

If you are unable to log in with student credentials, Mrs. Becker will send a direct link to the meet at 5:30pm through Remind, Skyward, and Charms.

**Students that log in to the concert they are NOT performing in, will receive extra credit for attending (replace their lowest grade with a 100).**

Week of December 14 - Assignments Due


1. Practice Log 12/7-12/13

2. Attendance at Holiday Concert Google Meet


Students who signed up to see The Polar Express last Friday, December 11 are invited to a makeup showing of the movie this week on Wednesday, December 16 at 6:00pm.

Students will be dropped off at the end of the teacher parking lot (off Miles Rd.), closest to the band hall and will have their temperature taken before leaving their vehicles. Students may bring their own camp chairs, picnic blankets, etc. and MUST wear masks during the event. We will have 6 ft. spacing marked off for students to stay in during the evening. Students may use the restroom inside the building, but will only be allowed in one at a time. All students must be picked up by 8:00pm in the same location as dropoff.

You can still SIGN UP HERE.

School-Owned Instrument Usage Fees

The $50 per year ($25/semester) fee charged by GISD for students who use a school-owned instrument (oboe, bassoon, bass clarinet, tenor sax, bari sax, French horn, euphonium, and tuba) has now been assessed to your student's Skyward account. The payment for the use of the school instrument is due by March 1, but can be paid online anytime now. You can use a credit card in Skyward or send cash/check (made out to Hudson Middle School) with your student to school. Further details about how to pay online will be sent soon for those who need extra help completing their payment.

**Occasionally, we have students that play other instruments, not listed above, who use a school-owned instrument. The fee has been assessed to those students as well.**

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.

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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!

About Us

Heather Becker - Director

Dan Urban - Assistant Director