Parent Meeting/Practice/Potluck Dinner

Hello Everyone,

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

Communication Apps.
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,
Terry Adams

Band Camp Info 2021

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
Insect repellent
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 cadams@pasco.k12.fl.us 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!

Concert and Awards Picnic Info

Hello Everyone,

Hope all is well. Here are some last minute details concerning the concert and our awards ceremony. Good news….due to both events being outside EVERYONE is invited!! The following are some of the school district guidelines we must follow for our outdoor concert: We still need to practice physical distancing with those outside of their direct families, and sit in family pods. Spectators may remove masks when seated at the event. Masks are required when leaving their seat to use the restroom, and when leaving the event.

May 17th – Band Concert-Hudson High School Stadium

5:00pm – Student will need to report to the stadium for sound check and final adjustments. Our concert attire will be all black dress pants, shoes and shirt.

6:30pm – Stadium gates will open for audience members.

7:00pm – Showtime!!!

May 22 – Band Awards Picnic – HHS Courtyard between gym and main campus

6:00pm – Everyone is invited to celebrate the end of the year and recognize our OUTSTANDING STUDENTS!!!
Please bring a dish to share for our Pot-luck style picnic. We will provide tables and band chairs. You are welcome to
bring your own comfy lawn chairs.

Band Camp 2021 @ Crews Lake MS
July 19th till July 22 – Percussion and Guard Camp
July 23rd – Leadership Camp
July 26th till 30th – Band Camp

See you at the concert!!!

Final Quarter Dates and more!

Hello Everyone,

The music never stops playing and that phrase can’t be any truer when it comes to the Class Act Band! We made a marching season happen, we had a virtual winter concert and now we are preparing for a Spring Concert. Today I even heard a good amount of students say: “this is fun!”

Here are some dates I would like to share with you:

April 26th – 6:30pm Band Booster meeting and everyone is invited. We will be planning logistics for the concert and awards picnic. We will also vote a new booster board. Thank you for submitting the nominations! We would not be able to run as smoothly without this great parent volunteer organization!

April 30th – Virtual Solo & Ensemble and Guard MPA at Hudson HS. We have a good amount of participants!! Students will either perform live or submit a recording and receive feedback from the judge on this date.

May 3rd & May 10th – 2pm till 4pm – After School Concert Rehearsal

May 7th – Band Leadership Applications due via email – cadams@pasco.k12.fl.us Applications can be found in the band room.

May 17th – 7pm Spring Concert at Hudson HS Football Stadium. This will be a concert you won’t want to miss! I know the students are super excited!!! Students will need to arrive at 5pm in their black concert attire. Gates will open at 6:30pm.

May 22 – 6pm Awards Picnic at Hudson HS. We will celebrate the end of the year and recognize our amazing students!

BAND CAMP DATES!!!
To get the band started on the right foot we have mandatory band camps. They are fun and free!! Due to construction at Hudson HS we will have the camps at Crews Lake MS. More specifics for the camps will be shared during the summer.

July 19th till July 22 – Percussion and Guard Camp
July 23rd – Leadership Camp
July 26th till 30th – Band Camp

The students have been working really hard on their music and I really hope you can make it to the Spring Concert. If you have any questions let me know: cadams@pasco.k12.fl.us

Take care,
Terry Adams
Band Director
Hudson High School

Spring Music Performance Assessments

Monday, March 1st we will have our only rehearsal which will be held outside in the court yard, from 2:15pm – 4:00pm.

Friday, March 5th we will make a video recording, from 2:15pm-4:00pm for the FBA adjudicators. For the video students will need to wear their black concert attire which consists of black dress shoes, black dress pants, and black dress shirt. Please let me know if you need any of these items, I might be able to help with enough time.

Virtual Solo and Ensemble – This year students are not required to participate in Solo/Ensemble due to the increased cost which the Band Boosters are unable to cover. Students who wish to participate will need to pay $10 dollars for a solo and $20 dollars for an ensemble.

March 5th – Solo and Ensemble money due (check made out to Hudson High Band Boosters and deposited in red box in band room)

April 30th or May 1st – Virtual Solo and Ensemble in the HHS band room. Students will perform their selection and an adjudicator will provide comments and a rating live over the internet.

Virtual Color Guard Performance Assessment
April 30 – Color Guard will record their performance during class and submit it to the Florida Bandmasters Association. Three FBA adjudicators will provide us with helpful comments.