Hudson Hawk Band Updates
Week of 1/31/2022
Advanced Band Solo & Ensemble Contest
Saturday, Feb. 19th, 8am
Austin Academy for Excellence
We will begin piano rehearsals the week of January 31. Please see this link for the piano rehearsal schedule (TAKE NOTE OF THE 3 TABS AT THE BOTTOM) which takes place before school or during class. A portion of each student's band fees pays for the accompanist rehearsals and the performance on the 19th.
Students who do not appear on the list have been spoken with already. If you have any questions about the status of a student's piano rehearsals or eligibility for the Solo & Ensemble Contest, please let us know.
After logging in, you can see payments due in the financial tab, make changes to personal information, see uniform parts that have been checked out, school-owned instrument information, and more.
As a reminder from last week, spring band fees are due February 4. If you have a financial hardship, please communicate that with us so we can help!
Pre-UIL Showcase Concert
Monday, Feb. 28th, 6pm
Hudson Middle School Cafeteria
Band Rehearsals During Intersession
What Should We Be Practicing?
Practicing should happen daily to help build coordination and muscle memory and retain progress. Students should practice sitting in a real chair (preferably one that doesn't roll/spin), using a music stand, with a metronome. Please make sure woodwind players are properly swabbing out their instrument at the end of every practice session to keep their instruments clean!
Rhythm Rockers units 1-5, Musical Mastery warm-up exercises, pages 9-12 in Sound Innovations, Double Reeds units 5 & 6 in Boot Camp book, SCALES!!! We have started Scale Masters and will award a trophy to the first student in each class who passes off all of their scales
Symphonic Band: Longtones 1A, Concert Bb, F Ab, Eb, Db scales, rhythm chart 1-8, Solo, concert music
Honors Band: Longtones 1A, Set 1 Opt.1, Set 1 Opt. 4, Concert Bb, Eb, F, and Ab scales, rhythm charts 7-10, UIL songs, solo
Wind Symphony: Long tones, lip slurs, scales (ALL - including chromatic), rhythm charts 11-15, solos/ensembles, UIL tunes
Reminders from Previous Updates
Winter 50 Day Challenge
(MUST BE TURNED IN BY FEB. 22 AND MUST BE SIGNED BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN - NO EXCEPTIONS!)