Hudson Hawk Band Updates

Week of 4/6/2020 - E-Learning Week 3

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Hope You're Well

We hope you are all well and staying safe and healthy at home. We miss you all and wish more than anything that we could be back at school with you. UIL would have happened last week for Symphonic and Honors Band. They were doing so great on their music and it is so disappointing that we weren't able to perform together. I hereby declare honorary Sweepstakes awards for both bands for their hard work throughout the year and what we know would have been fabulous performances!

Thank you for being flexible with us as we make changes to our virtual meeting times and links. We have decided to go down to one class meeting per week to check in and give instructions and help for the weekly assignments. Please join us if you are able! Make note that the Wind Symphony and Symphonic/Concert Band times have changed slightly due to our weekly faculty meeting time being changed and now conflicting with our previous meeting times.

If you have questions or need help with an assignment, you can contact us through email daily from 10am-12pm to receive a quick response. You can also join us for our Google Meet on Fridays at 10-10:30am to answer any questions as well.

Stay safe and please reach out if you are struggling or need anything. We are here for you all!

Changes to Virtual Meeting Links and Info

Mrs. Becker’s Class Meetings:

Wind Symphony - Mondays from 9:30-10:00am

Dial-in: (US) +1 682-304-0996 PIN: 282 199 819#

Symphonic/Concert Band - Mondays from 10:15-10:45am

Dial-in: (US) +1 216-505-4287 PIN: 836 913 283#

Beginner Saxophones - Tuesdays from 10:00-10:25am

Dial-in: (US) +1 337-935-2141 PIN: 743 442 130#

Beginner Flutes - Tuesdays from 10:30-10:55am

Dial-in: (US) +1 252-427-2095 PIN: 593 978 510#

Beginner Clarinets - Tuesdays from 11:00-11:25am

Dial-in: (US) +1 774-345-9075 PIN: 301 599 321#

Beginner Double Reeds - Tuesdays from 11:30-11:55am

Dial-in: (US) +1 651-560-5970 PIN: 319 822 051#

Mr. Urban’s Class Meetings:

Honors Band - Mondays from 10:00-10:45am

Dial-in: (US) +1 442-600-5664 PIN: 697 509 301#

Beginner Trumpets - Tuesday from 10:00-10:25am

Dial-in: (US) +1 601-526-1293 PIN: 539 246 411#

Beginner Trombones - Tuesdays from 10:30-10:55am

Dial-in: (US) +1 424-265-2569 PIN: 228 079 330#

Beginner Tubas/Euphoniums - Tuesdays from 11:00-11:25am

Dial-in: (US) +1 316-500-6809 PIN: 129 891 948#

Beginner French Horns - Tuesdays from 11:30-11:55am

Dial-in: (US) +1 716-575-5131 PIN: 132 503 145#

OPTIONAL FULL BAND MEETINGS - Fridays - 10:00-10:30am

**There is an OPTIONAL FULL BAND meeting on FRIDAYS to get help with assignments or answer questions from 10:00-10:30am.**

Dial-in: (US) +1 337-935-2141 PIN: 743 442 130#

Virtual Meeting Expectations/Norms

We need to make sure our students are following the expectations we set for them. Please be sure to adhere to the following expectations:

  • Do your very best to be in a QUIET environment.
  • Use headphones if you have them.
  • Press "mute" (left button under your video) IMMEDIATELY UPON joining any meeting.
  • Wear school-appropriate clothing.
  • If you are using the (preferred) video feature, we must be able to see your face and hands--especially when we are playing!
  • Setup your practice area to promote great playing posture. Use a chair (no bed) and music stand if at all possible.

GISD HS Band Audition Music 2020-2021

8th Grade Students - Please check Google Classroom for the 2020-2021 High School Band audition music. The music is the same no matter which GISD high school you attend.

Charms Practice Logs UPDATE

We would love our students to continue inputting their practice minutes in their Charms Practice Logs each day (to continue being in the habit), however, we WILL NOT be taking a grade on this for the time being. That will most likely change in the next few weeks and we will let you know when we begin taking grades for practice logs again.

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