Hudson Hawk Band Updates

Week of 11/18/19

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful to ALL of our students, parents, families, and friends. You all do so much to support our band program and encourage us daily. We hope you enjoy a week off with family and friends and lots of yummy food! Please know how much you are appreciated for allowing your students to be a part of our organization and helping us succeed. We love you!
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TMEA Region 3 All-Region Band Members

On Saturday, 58 Hudson Band students auditioned for the TMEA Region 3 All-Region bands. They competed against 1700 other musicians from across the region to earn a spot in one of the bands. The students represented our school very well, both musically and personally. We are incredibly proud of all of the students for their growth throughout this process and for having the courage to perform in front of their peers and judges. We had a great day!!! Congratulations to the following 15 students for earning a chair in one of the TMEA Region 3 All-Region bands:

Karena Danh, 1st chair flute, Concert Band

Carly Harrison, 7th chair flute, Symphonic II Band

Lily Albus, 2nd chair oboe, Concert Band

Isaac Rios, 1st chair bassoon, Symphonic I Band

Ainsley Stephenson, 1st chair bassoon, Concert Band

Isabella Bennett, 2nd chair clarinet, Wind Ensemble

Salma Garcia, 2nd chair alto saxophone, Concert Band

Joseph Figarelli, 4th chair trumpet, Wind Ensemble

Nicholas Frazier, 9th chair trumpet, Concert Band

Parker Gent, 1st chair horn, Wind Ensemble **TOP IN THE REGION**

Trisha Danh, 3rd chair horn, Symphonic II Band

Baylie McCurry, 4th chair horn, Concert Band

Jacob Le, 6th chair trombone, Symphonic II Band

Aiden Butler, 2nd chair euphonium, Concert Band

Bryson Williams, 7th chair tuba, Concert Band

Upcoming Holiday Concerts

Advanced Band Holiday Concert - Thursday, December 12th at 7:00pm in the Sachse High School auditorium. Students will wear their school-supplied contest uniform for the performance. ALL details can be found in the flier HERE.

Beginner Band Holiday Concert - Monday, December 16th at 6:00pm in the Sachse High School auditorium. Mandatory rehearsal on Wednesday, December 11th from 4:15-5:30pm in the HMS gymnasium. Dress code is fancy, professional dress.

ALL details can be found in the flier HERE.

The Holidays are Coming!

Please consider using our booster club's Amazon Smile link when shopping on Amazon. Using this link every time you shop on Amazon will generate donations to our band booster club, which will directly benefit your student! It's a win-win!

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Career Day Speakers Needed

On Thursday, January 16, Hudson will host our annual Career Day. I know many of you have incredible jobs that our students would love to hear about. If you are interested in speaking to some of our 8th grade students on this day, please use this link to sign up:

Thanks in advance for sharing with our students and inspiring them to work towards a wonderful career!

Practice Records for ALL STUDENTS

All students should be inputting practice log minutes in Charms every day. We have gone over how to input the minutes in all classes. 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