Hudson Hawk Band Updates

Week of May 3-7

Week of May 3 - Assignments Due


1. Week 7 Practice Log - 4/26-5/2


2. Solo Contest Video Recording

3. Choice Board for STAAR test Asynchronous days


2. End of year survey

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.**

Last Chance to Pick Up Concert Tickets

LAST CHANCE TICKET PICKUP - Monday, May 3 - 4:30-7:30pm

Face-to-Face students should have already received their tickets in class last week.

**Please come to the BACK of the school to pick up your tickets. You may pick them up from the band parent stationed underneath the tent outside of the band hall.**

Every band student will receive 2 tickets for our Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 25. The tickets will only be valid for the band your student performs in. We will be clearing the auditorium completely between each band performance.

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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.


The Spring Concert will take place on TUESDAY, MAY 25 in the auditorium at Sachse High School.

Students will wear their band t-shirt with jeans or dark pants for the performance. 1 shirt was included with your student's Fall Band Fee. The Fall Band Fee can still be paid through Charms as well. See THIS VIDEO for details on how to complete the payment in Charms. We will begin running reports every Monday (beginning next week) and will hand out shirts to students who have made their payment from the previous week up until the day before the concert.

Specific performance times for each band are as follows:

Beginner Band - 6:00pm

Symphonic Band - 6:45pm

Honors Band - 7:30pm

Wind Symphony - 8:15pm

Please see the specific COVID safety protocols that will be followed at THIS LINK.

We cannot wait to perform together! I hope you will join us on May 25 for our Spring Concerts and appreciate the incredible work our students have done throughout this challenging year. This is also the concert where we will give out our end of the year awards.

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