Hudson Hawk Band Updates

Week of 9/30/19

GISD Band Fest

Monday, Oct. 7th, 6:30pm

1209 East Centerville Road

Garland, TX

The Wind Symphony students will be performing at this annual event. We will wear our new band shirts, perform 2 songs from our seats in the stands, and watch all of the other high schools and middle schools perform. We will take buses to and from Hudson and will feed the students before the festival begins.

A detailed itinerary for Band Fest can be found HERE.

Band Fest Ticket Sales

The Hudson MS Band has 275 tickets to sell for the GISD Band Festival taking place on Monday, October 7. The event is held at HBJ Stadium and begins at 6:30pm. There are no refunds given and no rain date in the event of a cancellation due to bad weather. Tickets are $4 each and can be purchased from any Wind Symphony student. If you are not familiar with any of our Wind Symphony members, please send Mrs. Becker an email to request tickets for your family. We would LOVE for many of our Hudson Band families to attend and support all of the GISD bands at this annual event.

The Band Fest is a great night to see ALL of the wonderful bands in GISD perform. The ticket sales also go directly back to our band program, so our goal is to sell ALL of our tickets!

Hudson Band Booster Club Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 10th, 7pm

4405 Hudson Drive

Sachse, TX

Please join us for our next Booster Club meeting in the Hudson Band hall as we make final arrangements for the Practice-a-Thon and discuss needs for the rest of the fall semester. We hope to see many of you there!

Practice-a-Thon Food/Drink Donations & Chaperones

If you are interested in serving as a chaperone for our Practice-a-Thon party on Friday, October 25 and/or you would like to donate snacks/drinks for the party, please use the following Sign-Up Genius link to volunteer.

Students whose parents/guardians volunteer to provide drinks/snacks and/or chaperone the party will receive additional entries into the prize drawings at the end of the night!

**If you would like to serve as a chaperone at the party, please make sure you have been cleared by the district as a volunteer at Hudson.**

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Lots of events in October!

Please make sure your calendars are marked for the following upcoming events:

Monday, October 7 - GISD Band Fest @ HBJ Stadium - 6:30 pm (Wind Symphony performance)

Thursday, October 10 - Hudson Band Booster Club meeting @ Hudson Band Hall - 7:00pm

Friday, October 11 - Jazz Band rehearsal @ HMS - 4:15-5:45pm

Wednesday, October 16 - Advanced Bands Fall Concert @ HMS Gym - 6:30pm

Friday, October 18 - 8th Grade Band Night w/ SHS Band @ Williams Stadium - 5:00-9:30pm

Tuesday, October 22 - ALL Advanced Bands perform at HMS Football Game @ SHS Stadium - 5:00-8:00pm

Friday, October 25 - 3rd Annual Practice-a-Thon @ HMS - 6:00-10:00pm

Wednesday, October 30 - Beginner Band Fall Concert @ HMS Gym - 6:30pm

Practice-A-Thon Prize Donations

Our 3rd Annual Practice-a-Thon is coming up at the end of October. One of our incentives for students to participate is the prize drawing at the end of the party. If you are interested in helping us secure prizes and donations for our Practice-a-Thon, please use the following letter as needed:

Additionally, the packet of materials for the Practice-a-Thon will go home with students this week. All students will collect donations and turn them in before October 25 in order to attend the Practice-a-Thon party. The packet with all details can be found here:

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.

Shop Amazon SMILE :)

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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About Us

Heather Becker - Director

Dan Urban - Assistant Director