It’s October and we have our first marching band competition next Saturday, October 16th. Many great bands from the bay area will be performing at the Lion’s Pride at King High School. There will also be a very exciting drum battle. It would be AWESOME to have you there as our cheering section with shakers shaking, and cowbells chiming as the Class Act Band takes the field!!!! Tickets are $5 dollars, and parking $5.
We will need 10 chaperones which will receive a complementary ticket. If you have not registered yet, please register at:https://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/comm/page/volunteer and call this number (813) 794-2207 to get approval expedited. If you are still waiting for approval call that same number. Please email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can chaperone WE REALLY, REALLY NEED CHAPERONES!!!.
Here is an itinerary for the Class Act Band:
• Students will need to wear their show shirt, black socks, and marching shoes with black soles.
• Our band boosters will be providing lunch😊
• Bring money for concession food (menu in attachment)
11:30am – Dress Rehearsal at Hudson High School
2:00pm – Lunch
3:00pm – Load equipment truck and busses
4:00pm – Arrive at King High School, 6815 N. 56th Street Tampa, FL 33610
5:15pm – Warm-up
6:00pm – Performance
6:30pm – Watch the other bands (bring money for concession food)
9:15pm – Awards
11:00pm – Arrive back at Hudson High School
This will be a fun event. It would be fantastic to see you there!!
Hope all is well for you and your family! We had a fantastic time at HOT Day! The students were all smiles! We have another exciting day planned for this Friday, September 24th which is our first away game at Gulf High School!!! We will need a good amount of chaperones for this big band of ours. If you are interested please let me know!
Here is an itinerary to help you plan:
Friday September 24th
2:00pm – 4:00pm – After school rehearsal (practice field behind the gym)
4:00pm – 6:00pm – Students have free time to get ready for the game. Please eat and rehydrate!!
6:00pm – Students will be suiting up for the game and loading the equipment truck.
6:30pm – We will leave in 3 school busses for Gulf High School
7:30pm – Game starts
8:30pmish – Halftime (our band performs first)
3rd quarter – Students will be able to purchase concessions food
10pmish – Game over
11pmish – Arrive at Hudson High School
Please watch your phone for a call from Mrs. Ermatinger (last for digits 4423) our new booster bookkeeper. She will be calling to get the CCVs for those who requested to pay for Fair Share, show shirts, and or shoes by credit card.
I hope you get to catch the band this Friday. They are sounding fantastic and getting better and better!!!
HOT Day is this Saturday, September 18th and I want to make sure everyone who is going is well informed. If you just want to go to the game you can purchase tickets at : www.gousfbulls.com. You can also catch us on ESPN+. Here is a link to all of Raymond James Stadium guidelines concerning mask, cashless concessions, bag policy: Raymond James Guidelines
Students who will be participating will need to bring:
-Khaki shorts or pants
-Guard – Pom Poms, Pit-Cymbals
-Instrument with HHS and name, taped on your instrument case
-Money for dinner at Raymond James Stadium. All retail and food and beverage locations at Raymond James will be cashless.
-Good walking shoes
-Money for dinner at Raymond James Stadium. All retail and food and beverage locations at Raymond James will be cashless
Coolers with bottled water for band
Here is our itinerary for HOT Day:
Saturday, September 18th
10:00am – Meet at Hudson High School Band Room
10:30am – Leave Hudson High School
11:30am – Arrive at USF Fowler Field
12:00noon – Rehearsal with USF HOT Band
2:00pm – Lunch with HOT Band (provided)
3:15pm – Distribute HOT T-shirts
3:30pm – Leave for Raymond James Stadium
4:00pm – Arrive at Raymond James Stadium
4:15pm – Security check and instrument drop off
5:15pm – HOT Band Warm-up
6:00pm – Enter Stadium
6:45pm – In your seats to watch Pre-game
7:00pm – Kick off
1st quarter – Students leave seats to get ready for halftime
9:30pm – Be back in your seats to get ready to leave the game
10:00pm – Leave Raymond James Stadium
11:00pm – Arrive at Hudson HS
This will be one to remember!!!!
We have our first football game is this Friday and the students are super excited! We will need lots of parent volunteers to help with uniforms, haul band equipment, chaperone, and work the concessions. Please let me know if you are interested.
Here is a breakdown of Friday, September 3rd, 2021 (please encourage eating and drinking, it’s a long, long day)
Fair Share – Final day to take advantage of the 10% discount. Make the check out to Hudson High Band Parents for a total of $135 dollars (includes the discount). This money goes toward halftime show design, band equipment, music, and most importantly DRY CLEANING of the uniforms.
Show Shirts – Our Show shirts will be distributed friday and are to be worn for the football game.
Rehearsal 2-4pm – Our rehearsal will only be till 4pm so students can freshen up before they come back for the game at 6pm for pre-game rehearsal.
Pre-game Rehearsal 6pm – Students will need to be on the practice field by 6pm. Band students will need to wear black socks, marching shoes, gym shorts and show shirts. Color Guard students will need to have their black shoes, socks, tights and show shirt. Pit/Xylophones/Marimbas/Ect will need to wear dark jeans, marching shoes and show shirt which will be your uniform for the night.
Football Game – Starts at 7:30pm and usually ends around 10pm
3rd Quarter Snacks – This is a fun tradition the students look forward to every year. This week the woodwind section will be providing snacks for the band to enjoy during 3rd quarter. October 1st – Brass snacks, October 15th – Percussion/Guard.
(It’s fun seeing the sections trying to outdo each other)
Bottled Water Donation – THANK YOU sooo much for all the donated water!! We are still looking for more and especially for the football games. If you can donate please bring it to the band room.
Tuesday September 7th – Make-up Rehearsal from 2pm – 4:30pm. Since we don’t have school on Monday will will need to have rehearsal on Tuesday.
HOT DAY September 18th – We have 56 students participating for this year’s HOT Day which is the most ever!! We will meet at Hudson HS at 10am and should return by 11pm. It’s going to be a FANTASTIC DAY!!!
Thank you Mrs. Dodd and all the volunteers who “popped up” a concession stand for the JV football game last week!!!!
It has been a good start to the year despite all the thunderstorms at rehearsal. The students have been very upbeat and I know they will have a fantastic time this Friday!
We made it through the first week of school and it has been a very exciting week for the band now that we know we will be marching 116 members strong!!!! With this fantastic growth comes also the need for more equipment and thus our car wash this Saturday from 9am-1pm. We will have 3 stations. Each will be assigned according to instrument.
CAR WASH – AUGUST 21, 9am – 1pm (BYOB – Bring Your Own Bucket, spong, towles, ect.)
Brass: 7/11 Gas Station, 12852 State Road 52, Hudson 34669 – Corner of Moon Lake Rd and SR 52
Woodwinds: 7/11 Gas Station 10017 State Road 52, Hudson 34669 – Corner of Hicks Rd. and SR 52
(This location requires a waver which has been passed out today, and will need to be turned in by Friday)
Percussion/Guard: Advance Auto Parts, 9137 State Road 52, Hudson 34669Corner of Altoona Ave and SR 52
HOT DAY – September 18th, 10:30am – 11:30pm (more good news!!!)
The district is allowing bands to participate in this year’s HOT DAY. Our students will perform at halftime with the USF’s Herd of Thunder Marching Band for the USF vs Florida A&M football game at Raymond Stadium, which will be televised on ESPN+. If your student would like to participate the cost will be $45 dollars. This will include: bus transportation, HOT Day shirt, lunch, and bottled water. You will still need to bring money for concession food at Raymond James Stadium. We will need of chaperones who will also receive everything for $45 dollars. The order from for this spectacular event is in the attachment. If you don’t want to chaperone you may buy tickets at www.gousfbulls.com.
Bottled Water Donation & Hydration Station
Thank you soooooo much for all the bottled water and hydration station help during our band camp!!! If you are able to donate more water and help with our hydration station during our rehearsals, Monday and Friday from 2pm – 4:30pm it would be much appreciated!!!
Here is the link to become a registered volunteer. If you are still waiting for volunteer approval please call: (813) 794-2207 or email Libby Rossman at email@example.com
Hope you are enjoying your weekend. I’m still enjoying the afterglow of a very successful band camp! Thank you, parents for all the water and ice donations; helping out with the hydration station; Mrs. Dodd for providing the popsicles; Mr. Galati for Friday’s Pizza Party!!!! The students were very happy and are lucky to have your support.
This Tuesday, August 3rd is a big day for us. All events will take place at Hudson High School which is still under construction. The band room can be found to the right of the main campus and behind the gym. The football practice field is to the right of the gym behind the tennis courts.
The following will give you a better idea of that will happen:
7pm Parent Meeting – Parents will meet in the band room. We will answer all your questions for the year. You’ll be able sign up to volunteer, sign necessary band paperwork, and pay the fair-share in full to receive the 10% discount.
7pm Band Practice – Students will arrive the same time as parents and meet at the football practice field.
. ****this is a change from the previous time of 5pm****
7:45pm Halftime Show Premier Performance. The students have been working really hard all week long and are excited to perform for you a sneak preview of our halftime show.
8pm Potluck Dinner – Our last Potluck dinner was a HUGE success and we are looking forward to this one. To make sure we don’t have too much of something we broke up the food groups according to section:
Clarinets/Flutes – Dessert
Saxophone – Protein
Brass – Dinks
Percussion/Guard – Side Dish
If you would like to receive text messages on your phone through the Remind App please email me back with your name and phone number. Another way to stay informed and see fun pictures of our band is the Class Act Band Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/101690936579087
Thank you again for a very successful Band Camp. I’m very much looking forward to meeting everyone August 3rd!!
Please take care,
Dear Parents and Students :
I hope you are having a nice summer and charging up your batteries for a very exciting year with the Class Act Band! To start our adventure we will need to dust off our instruments and do what we do best! A great deal of training will take place during band camp and your attendance is vital!
New this year, will be our location and camp times. Due to construction at HHS we will have all our camps at Crews Lake Middle School. Also we are still under Covid Guidelines which will change some of our camp times. We will be inside during the hottest time of the day and outside during the evening hours. To ensure a great training experience, take care of your body by eating breakfast/lunch/dinner and drinking fluids. Your body needs fuel to execute the skills you will be training.
PERCUSSION CAMP July 19 – July 22 from 8am – Noon at Crews Lake MS Band Room
LEADERSHIP CAMP July 22 – July 23 from 9am-5pm at Crews Lake MS Band Room
BAND CAMP July 26 – July 30 from 1pm-9pm (NEW) at Crews Lake MS Band Room
GUARD CAMP July 26 – July 30 from 5pm – 9pm at Crews Lake MS Band Room
POTLUCK PREVIEW NIGHT August 3 from 5pm-8pm at Hudson High School Band Room***
What to bring for band camp:
WATER COOLER EACH DAY
Fruit to replenish energy levels during our breaks
Lunch food and drink
An instrument that is in good playing order (We have instruments to loan)
Sun screen SPF 1000
Comfortable broken-in pair of TENNIS SHOES! NO SANDALS OR FLIP FLOPS
Comfortable, lose fitting clothing AVOID JEANS
Hat for outdoor rehearsal
School Owned Instruments
Please let me know by July 13th if you are in need of an instrument by emailing me back. I will need to make sure the instrument is in good working condition and loaded onto the equipment truck to Crews Lake MS.
Calling all Parent Volunteers!!!!!!
We are in much need of a hydration/first-aid/cooldown station tent with parent volunteers for our practices and band camps. It would be greatly appreciated!! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Parent Meeting & Potluck Preview Night -August 3 starting at 7pm
I would like to invite you to this wonderful event! Please bring a dish and take advantage of this great opportunity to get to know your fellow band parents. We will be discussing the upcoming year and answere any question you might have. This will also be a great opportunity to register as a Pasco County Schools volunteer, sign up for football games, pay your fairshare, and fill out necessary paperwork.
Items to be purchased at our Parent Meeting August 3rd:
Marching Shoes – $28 dollars
For those incoming band members who do not have band shoes and for those returning who may have outgrown their previous band shoes, they are required to purchase shoes. (This does not apply to any band student who still fits in their previously purchased shoes or to color guard members.)
Marching Gloves – $8 dollars
New gloves are required each year and the members receive two (2) pairs. (Note: We will be wearing our new marching band uniforms this season, and we will be wearing black gloves.)
Show Shirt: $15.00 (S – XL) or $18.00 (2XL – 4XL)
Show shirts are part of our uniform and are required. We have AMAZING show shirts this year! I think everyone will be very happy with it, and FAMILY/GUARDIANS/FRIENDS are welcome to purchase one as well. Since we are selling these basically at cost, this is not a money-maker for us.
Fair Share – $150
What is Fair Share? As its name implies, it is your band/color guard member’s fair share of costs that are incurred for halftime show design expenses, instructor expenses, dry cleaning of uniforms, etc. Our program is not provided or supplemented by any funds from the school district or any other entity to cover these expenses.
To make things easier we have a payment plan:
September 1 – $50 dollars
October 1 – $50 dollars
November 1 – $50 dollars
***You may also take advantage of a 10% discount if paid in full by Aug. 3rd***
Very much looking forward to seeing the Class Act Band back together again and doing what they do best!