Hudson Hawk Band Updates

Week of 11/11/19

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All-District Success!

On Saturday, 61 Hudson Band students auditioned for the GISD All-District bands. They competed against other musicians from across the district 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 20 students for earning a chair in one of the GISD All-District bands:

Karena Danh, 7th chair flute, Honors Band

Camryn Moore, 5th chair flute, Symphonic Band

Carly Harrison, 9th chair flute, Symphonic Band

Brooke Ahn, 2nd chair oboe, Symphonic Band

William Wonson, 3rd chair oboe, Symphonic Band

Isaac Rios, 1st chair bassoon, Honors Band **TOP IN THE DISTRICT**

Nikki Cervantes, 2nd chair bassoon, Honors Band

Isabella Bennett, 1st chair clarinet, Honors Band **TOP IN THE DISTRICT**

Skyllah Arellano, 11th chair clarinet, Honors Band

Lauren Guillory, 12th chair clarinet, Honors Band

Brenda Loza, 1st chair clarinet, Symphonic Band

Joseph Figarelli, 3rd chair trumpet, Honors Band

Parker Gent, 1st chair horn, Honors Band **TOP IN THE DISTRICT**

Trisha Danh, 7th chair horn, Honors Band

Baylie McCurry, 5th chair horn, Symphonic Band

Caleb Elliott, 4th chair trombone, Honors Band

Jacob Le, 5th chair trombone, Honors Band

Hunter Brooks, 2nd chair trombone, Symphonic Band

R.J. Mascorro, 4th chair euphonium, Honors Band

Aiden Butler, 2nd chair euphonium, Symphonic Band

All-Region Auditions

Saturday, Nov. 16th, 8am

18201 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway

Mesquite, TX

Wind Symphony students will audition for one of the four TMEA Region 3 All-Region Bands. Dress is casual as judges do not see the students during the audition. There is NO TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED for this audition.

Times for the Phase 1 audition can be found HERE.

Very detailed information about the audition procedure can be found 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!

The link is

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.

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!

Help with Hands-on Science

Our science department is looking for donations for some hands on activities they plan to do with the students. Many of the items are things you might already have on hand at home or consumables they are trying to collect. Please consider helping them out so science can continue to be a fun place to learn! The list of items needed 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.

About Us

Heather Becker - Director

Dan Urban - Assistant Director