Looking Ahead!

Hello Everyone,

To make sure it’s going to be another FANTASTIC year please add these mandatory band camp dates. I can’t emphasize enough how important it is that we have everyone there!

All our camps are mandatory and will be at Hudson Academy Band Room
July 18-21, Percussion & Guard Camp 8am – Noon
July 20-22 Leadership Camp 9am-5pm
July 25 – 29 Band Camp 1pm – 9pm

During the summer I’ll be sending out halftime music and more information concerning the band camps. In the meantime please enjoy the following links to our halftime show:

Time of your Life
Still Breathing

Have a great summer and stay safe!

Car Wash Battle & Awards Ceremony

Hello Everyone,

It was so FANTASTIC to see so many people at our concert!!! The students were on their A game the entire night!

We are now down to our final band weekend and I would like to share with you some details.

May 20 – Leadership auditions after school

May 21st – Car Wash Battle from 9:30am till 1:00pm.

The winning class will get a pizza party on the last day of school!! Bring towels, buckets, and sponges. We will also need parent volunteers for each location. Please let me know if you would be available to chaperone.

2nd Period – 7/11 Moon Lake Rd SR 52 and 7/11 New York Ave US19
3rd Period – 7/11 Hicks SR 52 (need paperwork signed and turned in)
5th and 6th Period – Advanced Auto Parts Altoona Ave SR 52

May 21st – 6:00pm Awards Ceremony at Hudson High School
Come join us for our final band event. We will have a huge potluck feast to be followed by awards. To make sure we don’t have too much of something we will divide up according the first letter in your last name. If you have a signature dish you would like to bring, please do!!

A to I – Bring salads, appetizers and bread
J to S = Bring entrees, sides, or and vegetables
T to Z – Bring desserts and beverages

When making summer vacation plans please keep these date in mind:

July 18th – 21th – Percussion and Guard Camp @ Hudson Academy Band Room

July 20th -22nd – Leadership Camp @ Hudson Academy Band Room

July 25th – 29th – Band Camp @ Hudson Academy Band Room

Please take care!!

May 13th Concert – Final Details

Hey Everyone!

We are getting geared up for our Stereo of Stories concert and the students are getting very excited!!

Here are some last minute details:

Friday May 13th – Arrange to have big instruments picked up from Hudson HS to bring to River Ridge HS. All students must be in their concert attire when arriving at The Center of Arts at River Ridge HS. (guard uniform/black concert attire)

3pm – Color Guard members arrive at The Center for the Arts at River Ridge HS for dress rehearsal
5:30pm – Band students start arriving at The Center for the Arts at River Ridge for sound check
6:00pm – Symphonic Band sound check on stage
6:30pm – Auditorium opens for seating
7:00pm – Showtime!

*****RAFFLE****RAFFLE****RAFFLE**** We are going to have a RAFFLE bring money!!!

The raffle tickets will be sold at $5 each or 3 for $12. We will accept cash, check, or charge (Square available). The baskets will be on display in the lobby area and tickets will be sold before the concert begins.

#1 – Pamper Yourself Spa Basket: two (2) sponges, Himalayan Pink Salt Bath Salt, Aromatherapy Eucalyptus and Mint Shower Fizzies, Coconut and Hibiscus Body Wash and Body Lotion, Cucumber Face Mask, Soothing Lavender Foot Mask, Summer Breeze and Palm Trees Candle, two (2) Sally Hansen Hard as Nails polishes – “Heart of Stone” (pink) and “N-ice Rock” (blue), nail file, pumice stone with toe separators, and a $25 Bath and Body Works gift card;

#2 – Classic Car Care Basket: microfiber chenille two-sided wash and scrub sponge; ArmorAll spray bottles of glass cleaner, multi-purpose auto cleaner, ultrafine spray wax, and extreme tire shine; microfiber drying towel, car wash soap (1 gallon), 3-pack Summer Linen air fresheners, Scott Brand shop towels, and a $25 Wawa gift card;

#3 – Ice Cream You Scream Family Basket: four (4) glass waffle cone-shaped sundae/ice cream dishes, ice cream scoop, ice cream cones, hot fudge, caramel, walnuts, cherries, sprinkles, non-pareil sprinkles, crushed mixed nuts, and a $25 Publix gift card (for ice cream and whipped cream); and

#4 – Family Fun Night Basket: candy (plain and peanut M&Ms, Sour Patch Kids, Skittles, Raisinettes, Milk Duds, Whoppers, and Twizzlers), two (2) Orville Redenbacher’s Movie Theater Butter Flavor family-size popcorn tubs, two (2) Kernel Season’s popcorn seasonings – Garlic Parmesan and Nacho Cheddar, Pringles, Coke (1.25-liter bottle), Sprite (1.25-liter bottle), and a $25 Domino’s Pizza gift card

See you there!!!

Band events during the final month of May

We are almost to the finish line and I would like to give you some dates:

May 2nd – Concert Band rehearsals will resume every Monday and Friday from 1:45pm – 3:45pm until our spring concert.

May 4th – Jazz Band performance at Vitality Living Baypoint Village 7927 State Rd 52, Hudson , Fl 34667
Jazz Band will meet there at 3pm and perform at 3:30pm and done by 4:15pm

May 13th – Spring Concert “Stereo of Stories” All students need to be at River Ridge by 6:00pm in their black concert attire. This concert will feature the entire music program.

May 20th – Leadership Auditions

May 21st- Car Wash Battle (locations will be announced)

May 21st – Band Awards at Hudson High School. Please come join us for our final band event, where we celebrate our successes of the year. This is a Pot-Luck style dinner, please bring your favorite dish to share.

When making summer vacation plans please keep these date in mind for our camps:

July 18th – 21th – Percussion and Guard Camp

July 21th -22nd – Leadership Camp

July 25th – 29th – Band Camp

Jazz Band Performance, April 22

This Friday (4/22) our Jazz Band will be performing for the Surya Music, Health and Wellness Festival at Sun West Park, 17362 Old Dickie Hwy. Hudson, Fl. Friday is being sponsored by Ian Beckles and is now FREE for all to enter. WooHooo!! Tell everyone to come on down and bring the grandparents as well!!

Here is info for our Jazz Students:

We will need to bring our own sound equipment, drums, electric keyboard and music stands.

Dress: Hawaiian Shirt, Black Dress Pants, Black Dress Shoes and Socks
Report time: 5pm by the stage area at Sun West Park
Performance time: 6pm – 6:30pm

We had a blast at Chasco Fiesta, and this should be fun too!!!
See you there!!

March Performance Schedule/Band Camp Dates

Hello Everyone,

Last Friday our band received ‘Straight Superiors’ at our Concert MPA and we could not be happier!!!! Thank you to all the chaperones!!

To keep this superior streak going please keep these dates in mind while making summer plans:
July 18th – 21 Percussion/Guard Camp
July 22nd – Leadership Camp
July 25-29th – Band Camp

As we are entering our final quarter of the year I would like to give you a heads up on all our upcoming events:

March 21st – Solo/Ensemble State MPA
Three of our outstanding students will be performing at Vero Beach High School. Good luck Avaline, Drew, and Rose!!!

March 24th – Band Booster Board Meeting, 6:30pm
Everyone is invited to our booster meeting. Lots of good information is shared and plans are made for the future of our band.

March 26th – Chasco Parade
We will meet at 11am in the band room to get our uniforms on. Students will need shorts, band shirt, and come well hydrated for the parade. We will take busses to Gulf HS (same route as winter parade). Parade starts at 1pm and we should be back at school around 3pm. If we have someone with a golf cart to use for the parade, it would be MUCH APPRICIATED!!! ****We will need lots of chaperones****
Email me at cadams@pasco.k12.fl.us

March 30th – Chasco Fiesta Jazz Band Performance
Our Jazz Band was asked to play at Sims Park. This is a huge honor since only 3 high school jazz bands who earned a superior were asked to perform. We will meet at the Sims Park at 5:30pm in our back concert attire. Our performance time is 6:45pm and we should be done by 7:30pm.

April 22nd – Sun West Park Jazz Band Performance
Our Jazz Band was invited to play for the Surya Fest at Sun West Park. This is also a very big deal!!! We will meet at 5pm at Sun West Park in our black concert attire. Our performance time will be 6pm and should be done by 7pm.

Have a wonderful spring break!!!!

Friday, March 4th Concert MPA

Hello Everyone,

It has been a FANTASTIC FEBRUARY with 22 Solo/Ensemble receiving Superiors, Color Guard receiving an Excellent, and the Jazz Band a Superior. Also one of our senior flute players auditioned and was accepted into the USF School of Music!!! Our next evaluation is March 4th and the band is sounding great!

Details for Friday, March 4th Concert MPA (Music Performance Assessment)

• All students will need black concert attire (black dress pants, black button up shirt, black dress shoes and socks)
• We will be performing at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge High School
• Pizza will be provided by me before we leave school
• We will need chaperones (email me if you are interested)
• We will be taking 3 school busses
• It’s open to the public and I hope you can it!!

Itinerary for Friday, March 4th

1:45pm Dress Rehearsal
3:45pm Pizza Dinner
4:45pm Leave for River Ridge HS
5:30pm Warm Up
6:00pm Performance
6:45pm Result Announced
7:30pm Arrive back at Hudson HS

Just a friendly reminder that Band Hoodie Orders are due by this Friday, February 25.

Band Hoodies!!!

Hello, Hudson High Class Act Band Families,

The long-awaited, much requested band hoodies…

There are two (2) styles of hoodies – zippered and pullover. The price includes embroidery of a name and an instrument/group (order form provides examples) on the front of the hoodie. The deadline to return the order form AND payment to the red payment box in the band room is Friday, February 25th (no exceptions). We must adhere to this deadline due to the fluctuating availability of garments with the t-shirt company’s vendors, which also is the reason for the higher cost for the hoodies than we have experienced in the past. NO order form will be accepted without payment. Also, we must receive orders for a minimum of 48 hoodies to be able to place our order with the t-shirt company. If we do not meet the minimum 48, we will return all order forms and funds to the respective families. (Note: In this instance, credit/debit cards will not be charged and checks/cash will not be deposited until we know the required minimum number of hoodie orders have been submitted by the Friday, February 25th deadline.)

We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience and apologize for the delay in offering the band hoodie this year, which has been several months in the making. This largely has been due to availability of the right color, styles, and quantities in order to be able to offer the band hoodie. We hope everyone is satisfied with the two styles, the front and back designs, and the inclusion of the embroidery.

Kellie Dodd
Hudson High Band Booster Board

hoodie order form 02102022

hoodie order form 02102022