Winter Concert, December 11th

Hello Everyone,

Now that the dust has settled from the football season I would like to thank everyone for their time and cooperation. This has been a season like no other and we came through it successfully! Our students did an outstanding job learning the show in a very limited time while also staying safe. Our band boosters and parent volunteers, organized the concession stand and kept our kids hydrated and well fed. THANK YOU!!!!

Now onto our next adventure the Winter Concert! It will take place December 11th, at 7pm. Due to Covid-19 guidelines we will need to hold it at the Hudson High School stadium. We will have the Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, Percussion and Color Guard Perform.

There will only be two rehearsal for the event:
Monday 12/7 2:30 – 4pm
Friday 12/11 2:30 – 4pm

Concert attire will be: Black dress pants and black button up shirt. To have a little fun students will be able to decorate their instruments and wear Santa hats for the concert.

Thank you again for a great marching season and I really hope you come join us for the Winter Concert December 11th.

DQ Date Night!

Drop your kids of at band practice September 29th from 5pm-7pm and have a date night at Dairy Queen. Ten precent of your bill will go to the Class Act Band (Dine in Only)

For more information click: DQ Fundraiser

THANK YOU!!

Hello Everyone!

Thank you for your generous donations of bottled water and snacks!! The students were very happy to keep the 3rd quarter snack tradition alive! A huge thank you to our band elves (band booster) who made miracles happen last Friday by fitting and distributing marching shoes and show shirts intime for the first game. Our elves also organizing the concession stand with COVID-19 approved menu items, which were mostly sold out!! Thank you to all our awesome parent volunteers who worked the concessions and looked after the wellbeing of the ClassAct Band, we really could not do it without you!

An additional home game has been schedule for September 25th. The band will be working hard to debut the Queen Show! It has been a challenge with the limited practice times and September rains. If any of our practices should be cancelled due to weather, or any other reason you will be notified through ‘Remind’ or posted on Facebook or Band App. If you would like to be part of the ‘Remind’ text please forward me your phone number.

Our new football schedule will be:

9/25 – Home vs Wesley Chapel HS (new)
10/2 – Home vs Mulberry (senior night)
10/9 – Home vs ZCA
10/16 – Home vs Parrish
10/30 – Cypress Creek HS

If your student has been practicing for the All-State Band please email me back ASAP cadams@pasco.k12.fl.us Participation contracts and paperwork is due by Wednesday. Auditions will be held virtually September 25-28.

Please stay safe everyone!!
Thank you!!

First Football Game 9/11

Hello Everyone,
Hope you and your family are adjusting well to the new school year. This Friday we will have our first football game and the students are super excited!! We will meet by the band room at 6:30pm. Students will need to wear blue jeans (not ripped), marching shoes, and show shirt. Show shirts and shoes will be given out either during school on Friday or when they arrive back at 6:30pm for the game. Students will also need to bring their normal mask which will be worn anytime we are not playing.

Due to Covid-19 guidelines and the high attendance expected for the game, we will not be able to sit in our usual area in the stands. Instead we will have a nice spot set up with chairs in the endzone by the ticket booth. Tickets may be purchase at: https://gofan.co/app/school/FL5911

Our students are very excited and are ESPECIALLY looking forward to the 3rd quarter snacks, lol. Luckily we are able to continue this tradition. All snacks will need to be prepackaged. If you are able to donate any snacks (little bags of chips, cookies, candy) bring it to the band room or the concession stand before the game. We will also need bottled water to keep the band hydrated during the game. Anything would be greatly appreciated!!

We’re still in need for volunteers to work the concession stand and chaperon the band. If you are able to volunteer make sure you are registered at Pasco County Schools. If you already applied and have not received your volunteer approval call (813) 794-2207 to expedite your approval.

If you are available Thursday night we could use some help in the concession stand for the JV Football game.

Concession Volunteers:
Meet around 6pm by the concession stand
· Register as a volunteer and get approval through this link: Pasco County School Volunteer.
· Email me cadams@pasco.k12.fl.us to get on the concession list for either Thursday or Friday or both😉

Chaperone Volunteer:
· Meet around 6:30pm in the band room
· Register as a volunteer and get approval through this link: Pasco County School Volunteer
· Email me cadams@pasco.k12.fl.us to get on the concession list for either Thursday or Friday or both😉

Very much looking forward a FANTASTIC FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL GAME!

THANK YOU!!!!

Terry Adams
Band Director
Hudson High School

Football Games

Hello Band Parent and Guardians,

Thank you very much for getting your student ready for band class with masks and instrument covers. The students were very cooperative and willing to comply with all the safety measures to keep everyone safe. We saw some very colorful and stylish instrument cover and masks!

There have been questions about the football schedule and practice/rehearsal times for the band. Due to Covid-19 we had to do some rearranging of football games and practice/rehearsal times. After taking a survey of students’s availability we determined Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5pm – 7pm, starting September 8th would be best. If a student can’t get a ride home they may stay in the band room and do homework or practice. If there are circumstances preventing them from attending please let me know. Practices/Rehearsals are required for traditional brick and mortar students. If online students would like to come join, they are more than welcome to.

We will only be allowed to play at the following games:

9/11 HHS vs AHS
10/2 HHS vs Mullberry
10/9 HHS vs ZCA
10/!6 HHS vs Parish
10/30 HHS vs CCHS

We won’t be able to wear our band uniforms. Instead we will be wearing our show shirt, marching shoes and jeans. We are still collecting money for show shirts and band shoes. Order forms are in the attachment and are due by August 31st. Also in the attachment you will find information for fair-share which has been reduced due to us not wearing our uniforms for the football games. If you already paid in full the band boosters will refund you the overpaid amount.

Here are some links to stay informed on band events:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/101690936579087
https://band.us/band/76575535
We also have a Remind account. If you would like to be added please send me your phone number cadams@pasco.k12.fl.us

Fun is still to be had at the home football games! Even though we are social distancing the band is getting closer by showing great compassion for each other. Connections and smiles have been made during the first week of school, either in person or online. Thank you again for getting your students ready!

Have a great day!
Terry Adams
Band Director
Hudson High School

Masks and Instrument Covers

Only a few more days before the beginning of the school year and I imagine you’re excited. We are going to do our best in creating a positive and safe environment for everyone. We want to keep you and your loved ones, safe and healthy. In the MyLearning band class you will see a supply list. I would like to provide you with some simple solutions for masks and instrument Covers:

Brass and woodwind students
– You must use a separate mask with a slit cut for the instrument mouthpiece. This can be done by cutting a slit in a surgical/fabric mask with a box cutter.

– If you are able to sew here is a link to a pattern UnitedSound

– Masks can also be purchased online Fieldandfloorfx

– These masks are in addition to the regular mask and will be worn while playing in lieu of the regular mask.

– Excluding tubas, bell covers for brass and woodwind instruments are recommended.

– These can be as simple as fabric (pillow case) covering the bell attached with a rubber band.

– Here is a simple solution video: Instrument Covers

– Covers can also be purchased online: McCormicks

Percussion, strings and flag students

-Use their regular masks.

– Shared equipment such as keyboards, flags, sting instruments or percussion instruments need to be sanitized between use, including mallets.

– Avoid sharing music or music folders.

On the first day of school we will talk more about our safety procedures for the band room. Please let me know if you are in need of an instrument.If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email me at cadams@pasco.k12.fl.us

Together we can do this!!

Message from our Class Act Booster President

Hello Everyone,
Very much looking forward to our two rehearsals this week, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30pm-8:30pm. We will take all safety precautions protocols as we did last week. If you were not able to attend camp last week you are very welcome to join us this week.

The following is a message is from our Booster President, Kellie Dodd which will explain our ‘fair share’ system. If you have any concern or questions about ‘fair share’ please do not hesitate to contact me. We want everyone to be able to participate in the Class Act Band.

Please take care!
Terry Adams

A message from our Class Act Band Booster President, Kelly Dodd:

Hello, Hudson High Class Act Band Parents/Guardians,

As they say, “The Show Must Go On…” Your band/color guard members still have uniform-related items that need to be purchased and we still have expenses that are being incurred. Despite the uncertainties that may lie ahead as to the manner in which football games and half-time performances will happen, we still need to plan and prepare. There are expenses such as the shoes, gloves, and show shirts to complete our uniforms, as well as the half-time show design (this year our half-time show pays tribute to the great rock band Queen), flags, and the services of our wonderful percussion and color guard instructors for band camp and the presenter for leadership camp.

The following items/expenses need to be paid by each band/color guard member (where applicable):

Band Shoes: $28.00
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.)

Gloves: $8.00
New gloves are required each year and the members receive two (2) pairs. (Note: We will be getting new marching band uniforms this season, and this year, the band members 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 – totally different than what we have had over the past few years (see attachment). 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: $150.00 (band and color guard)
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 help economically, there are two ways that the Fair Share can be paid:

1. $150.00
If paid in full up front by Friday , 9/4, a 10% discount is applied and the amount will be $135.00 or

2. Three (3) payments of $50.00 on the following payment plan:
$50.00 – Due by Friday, 9/04/2020
$50.00 – Due by 10/02/2020
$50.00 – Due by 11/06/2020

Due to COVID, we could not have our usual end of school year Battle of the Bands Car Wash, which would have helped jumpstart our funds to help prepare for the upcoming season. Also, the Band Boosters (you – as volunteers) operate the concession stand at all JV and Varsity Home games, which helps us boost our funds to pay for rental trucks to haul instruments, pay for expenses because we fall short of the Fair Share being paid by everyone, and for the first time last year, we were able to feed the students in relation to three of their events (after half-time at the final season game, before leaving for East Lake competition, and before leaving for Marching MPA). Nonetheless, again due to the pandemic, there is the possibility that we will not have the concession income to help cover our expenses either. As such, this year, more so than any year past, we truly need everyone to do their best to pay your band/color guard member’s Fair Share. (Please note that this would have been the year for the band to travel out-of-state. Unfortunately, that will not happen, but please keep in mind that in order for your band/color guard member to participate in an out-of-state trip or any other organized music-related field trip, the Fair Share must be paid.)

We will begin collecting for the shoes, gloves, show shirt, and Fair Share, on Thursday, August 6th, at 6:30 p.m. A table will be set up outside, at the same location where the students are screened. We are able to accept three (3) forms of payment: cash, check, and debit/credit card. If paying by check, please make it payable to Hudson High Band Parents, Inc.

Additionally and most importantly, we could not do what we do without the Band Booster Board and you, as band boosters. We look forward to all of you volunteering your time to help support your band/color guard member. The Band Booster Board meets quarterly, and all parents/guardians are welcome to attend and participate. We will provide the schedule of quarterly meetings in a separate communication. We also will notify you when volunteer assistance is needed. Your 2020-2020 Band Board are:

President – Kellie Dodd
Vice-President – William Ermatinger
Secretary – Stephanie Ermatinger
Treasurer – Robin Heyner
Concession Manager – Kelly Wadel
Co-Concession Manager – Sarah Aurigemma

Also, we are planning some fundraisers as well, and more information will come out later as we get them approved and scheduled. As a heads up, here is what we are organizing:

Fundraising with gift cards
If you buy groceries or gas, this will be an excellent way to raise funds via rebates from the purchase of the cards for your band/color guard member.)

Spirit Night at our local Dairy Queen on State Road 52 at the Hays Road Town Center
A total of 10% of all dine-in and carry-out purchases during a designated 2-hour time period will be donated to the band. (Drive-thru purchases are not included.)

Amazon Smiles Fundraising
A percentage of your purchases through Amazon go toward raising funds.

No doubt this season will be a challenge but on behalf of your Band Booster Board, we know that through the continued support of the band/color guard member’s families and our community, the Hudson High Class Act Band will be able to rise above this unprecedented situation, and we can stand proud and say, in the words of the legendary band Queen, “We are the champions!”

Sincerely,
Hudson High
Band Parents, Inc.,
Band Booster Board