Hudson Hawk Band Updates

Week of May 10-14

Happy Mother's Day

I hope all of our band moms (and anyone else that fills that role in our lives) enjoyed your day on Sunday. I hope you were spoiled and loved on and felt all of the appreciation you deserve. We are thankful for everything you do for your student, all of the support you show us as directors, and all the ways you lift up the Hudson Band family. We love you all!

Week of May 10 - Assignments Due


1. Week 8 Practice Log - 5/3-5/9


2. HMS Audition Parts 1, 2, and 3


3. Choice Board found in Canvas - complete 3 activities and fill out corresponding forms

First Beginner Band Rehearsal

Thursday, May 13th, 2pm

4405 Hudson Drive

Sachse, TX

**Please drop off your instrument and band binder in the band hall BEFORE you go to your testing room on Thursday.**

Our FIRST Beginner Band rehearsal will take place this Thursday, May 13 after ALL STAAR tests have been completed. You will be called down to the band hall for a rehearsal sometime in the afternoon. Because we don't know for sure when all tests will be complete, we need everyone to be flexible about the end time of this rehearsal. I think it will most likely be over before the regular school day ends, however, there is a chance we would need to rehearse until 5pm at the latest.

Please sign up for the Beginner Band REMIND - send a text to the phone number 81010 with the message @begbandhms - you do NOT need to download the app, just send one text message and you will begin to receive our messages.

We will send a message once we know what time the rehearsal is beginning (for anyone who will not be testing and can be dropped off at the BACK of the school at the start of our rehearsal) as well as an end time so you can plan for after school pickup. Thanks for being flexible with us on this day!

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Please Pay Instrument Usage Fees ASAP

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 was 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.**

For step-by-step instructions to pay this fee in Skyward, CLICK HERE.

Rehearsals for Spring Concert

Each band will have 1-2 rehearsals to prepare for the Spring Concert, where our virtual students are invited to join the F2F students. The rehearsal schedule is as follows:

Beginner Band - Thursday, May 13 AND Friday, May 21 - we will begin rehearsal as soon as STAAR testing is complete for ALL students and will finish no later than 5:00pm. We hope to be able to start these rehearsals before the school day ends and be finished at regular dismissal time, but we cannot know that for sure until the day of due to not being allowed to start the rehearsals until ALL STAAR tests are completed. **Beginner students WILL bring their instrument to school on STAAR test days.**

Join the Beginner Band Remind feed to receive quick and easy communication on the rehearsal days - send a text with the message @begbandhms to the number 81010.

Symphonic Band - Thursday, May 20 from 4:15-5:45pm in the Hudson Band Hall. Drop off and pick up will be in the BACK of the school, near the band hall entrance.

Honors Band - Monday, May 17 AND Monday, May 24 from 4:15-5:15pm in the Hudson Band Hall. Drop off and pick up will be in the BACK of the school, near the band hall entrance.

Wind Symphony - Monday, May 17 AND Monday, May 24 from 2:30-4:00pm in the Hudson Band Hall. Drop off and pick up will be in the BACK of the school, near the band hall entrance. **This is during their regularly scheduled band class period.**

It's never too late to get started in private lessons! If you want your student to catch up, get ahead, or just get more reinforcement, click below to sign up.

About Us

Heather Becker - Director

Dan Urban - Assistant Director