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I hope you had a delightful Thanksgiving filled with warmth and joy. Congratulations to our two Drum Majors, Lilli St. Aubin and Dominic King for making the All-County Band!! Looking ahead, here are some upcoming dates for your calendar:

December 2nd – Indoor Guard Practice @ Hudson HS
Now that marching season is over our guard will be transitioning to indoor guard and prepare for Solo/Ensemble February 9-10. We will have our first guard camp this Saturday from 10am-2pm at. Attendance is mandatory for all indoor guard members.

December 8 – Winter Concert @ River Ridge Center for the Arts (River Ridge High School Auditorium)
Hope you can make it to this FANTASTIC CONCERT!! Students will need to arrive by 5:30pm. Concert band students will need to wear their black concert attire (black dress pants, button up shirt, and black shoes). Jazz students will need to wear their red jazz shirt with black dress pants. Guard will be wearing their uniforms. Doors open at 6:30pm and the concert will start at 7pm.

December 9th – NPR Main Street Parade
We will meet at 4:30pm in the HHS band room. Instead of our band hats we will have Santa hats and decorate our instruments with lights. We will need 10 chaperones for hydration and security purposes, please. If you plan on watching the entire parade please coordinate finding a ride for your student from Hudson HS. Usually traffic after the parade is really bad.

December 18th – Band Pictures
Proofs for the individual band pictures which were taken 2 weeks ago will be available to see in the band room from 3pm – 7pm.

Playoff Game – Hoodies – Pictures – All County

Hello Everyone,

Thank you for a fantastic marching season. Even though we did not receive a Superior at MPA, I am filled with immense gratitude and pride for the outstanding, volunteering and hard work from our students and parents, thank you!! You might have heard the rumors about a football playoff game this Friday, and it is TRUE!!! This come to us as a blessing since we only had 4 varsity home games and it gives our Seniors one last proper home football game. Here is some info to help you in your planning:

Friday Nov. 10th – Band Hoodie Orders Due
It’s not to late to order your band hoodie. Place the order form and payment in the red box.

Friday Nov. 10th – Football Playoff Game
Students will meet on the practice field at 6pm in their show shirt, and guard uniforms. Please let me know if you can help in the stands with hydration and moving equipment. Kick-off is at 7:30pm and we should be done by 10:00pm

Monday Nov. 13th – Band and Guard Rehearsal
Our guard and band rehearsals will change to 1:45pm – 3:45pm, Mondays and Thursdays

November 15th – All County Band Auditions @ Cypress Creek High School
Students auditioning for the All County Band should arrive at Cypress Creek at least 1 hour before their audition time. Times will be posted in the band room once available. Warm-up area and maps will be in the cafeteria. (Just follow the crowd with instrument cases to the cafeteria)

November 15th – Band Pictures (We changed our photo company from last year)
During school we will be taking individual band and guard pictures. Students will wear their uniform. Guard make sure to bring in your guard uniform that day!!

December 8 – Winter Concert @ River Ridge Center for the Arts (River Ridge High School Auditorium)
Hope you can make it to this FANTASTIC CONCERT!! Students will need to arrive by 5:30pm. Concert band students will need to wear their black concert attire which is black dress pants, button up shirt, and black shoes. Jazz students will need to wear their red jazz shirt with black dress pants. Guard will be wearing their uniforms. Doors open at 6:30pm and concert will start at 7pm.

December 9th – NPR Main Street Parade
This is a fun parade where students decorate their instruments and themselves in Christmas lights. We also wear Santa hats instead of our band hats. We will meet at 4:30pm in the band room and we should be back around 8:30pm. If you plan on watching the entire parade please coordinate finding a ride home for your band student. Usually traffic after the parade is really bad.

Hoodies-Homecoming Game-Away Game-MPA!

Hello Everyone,

We are entering the final stretch of marching season and the band is finishing strong! You might have heard the exciting news about our band hoodies. If you would like to order a band hoodie please use the order forms in the band room. Payment and order forms are due by November 10th.

Here are our remaining performance dates:

October 27th – Homecoming Game (Percussion and Guard bring 3rd quarter snacks)

5:00pm – Band Room opens for students to suit up for the game

6:00pm – Warm-up on the practice field

6:30pm – March to the Stadium

6:45pm – Perform Halftime Show at Stadium

7:30pm – Game starts

8:30ish – Halftime (Homecoming Court and crowning)

10:00ish – End of game

10:30ish – Arrive at Hudson High School

November 3rd – Away Football Game @ Fivay High School (need chaperones!!)

5:00pm – Band Room opens for students to suit up for the game

6:00pm – Warm-up on the practice field

6:45pm – Leave for Fivay High School

7:30pm – Game starts

8:30ish – Halftime (our band performs first)

10:30ish – Game over

11:00ish – Arrive at Hudson High School

November 4th – MPA – Marching Performance Assessment @ Hernando High School (need chaperones!!)

This is the BIG event we have been working for since July! Bring your cowbells, rattles and posters to cheer on the band as they take the field! MPA will take place at Hernando High School in Brooksville. Tickets for spectators are $15 dollars and must be purchased at: Parking will be $5 dollars. We will need 8 chaperones who will get in free. Please let me know if you are available.

MPA Itinerary – November 4th

1:30pm – Final marching rehearsal at Hudson Hish Stadium
4:00pm – Dinner (provided by boosters:)

5:00pm – Leave for Hernando High School

7:00pm – Warm-Up

7:45pm – Performance

8:45pm – Results

10:00pm – Arrive at Hudson HS

Thank you, parent volunteers who have been sweating in the concession stand, moving our equipment and keeping our students safe and hydrated in the stands. Also thank you for all the wonderful snacks for 3rd quarter!

Have a great day!

Jazz Band Gig-Band Booster Meeting-Middle School Band Night

Thank you everyone who helped at last week’s Lions’ Pride. The band had its best performance and is eager to learn the final number. Also thank you for all the donated water!!

Here are next week’s important dates for our band:

Wednesday, October 18th – Hudson High School Ribbon Cutting and 50th Year Celebration
Jazz students will need to wear their jazz concert attire (red dress shirt, black dress pants and black shoes) and meet in the band room at 4:30pm. We will perform in the commons from 5:30pm till 7:00pm. Everyone is invited!!

Friday, October 20th – Home Football Game
Students should arrive at 6pm in their black socks, shoes, and show shirt. We will need a good number of chaperones in the stands, please let me know if you are available. Hudson Academy Band, and Crews Lake Middle School Band will be joining us. It will be brass, and woodwinds turn to bring the 3rd quarter snacks and we will need lots due to the middle school bands being with us.

Thursday, October 19th – Booster Board Meeting after rehearsal
All band parents are invited. This is a great opportunity to share ideas with the board and learn of upcoming band events.

Here are band links to help with future dates:
Band calendar:
Facebook page:

We only have 4 more weeks of marching season, and I can’t be prouder of our band. Thank you very much for your continued support!!

Saturday, October 7th – Lions’ Pride, Marching Band Competition

October is here and we have our first marching band competition next Saturday, October 7th King High School in Tampa. Many great bands from the bay area will be performing.  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 will cost $15. Children under 10 get in free. Students who are performing get in free and do not need a wristband to get in. Parking is limited but free. We will need 10 chaperones who will receive a complementary ticket. If you have not registered yet, please register at: and call this number (813) 794-2207 to get approval expedited. If you are still waiting for approval, call that same number. Please email me at 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.
  • Lunch provided by Hudson Band Boosters, thank you!!
  • Bring money for concession food

October 7th

  • 9:00am – Dress Rehearsal at Hudson High School
  • 11:15am – Lunch provided by boosters
  • 11:45am – Load equipment truck and busses
  • 12:15pm – Hudson High School
  • 1:15pm – Arrive at King High School, 6815 N. 56th Street Tampa, FL 33610
  • 2:15pm – Warm-up
  • 3:00pm – Performance
  • 3:30pm – Watch the other bands (bring money for concession food)
  • 8:30pm – Awards
  • 10:00pm – Arrive back at Hudson High School

This will be a fun event. It would be fantastic to see you there!!

First Away Game on Friday 9/8, HOT Day on Saturday 9/9

Thank you, to all volunteers who helped at last Friday’s game. Also thank you for all the donated water and snacks for 3rd quarter. The band had a blast and are already looking forward to our next game this Friday which is an away game at Pasco High School. We will need volunteers to chaperone. We also have HOT Day which is this Saturday! If you are able to donate bottled water for this weekend it would be much appreciated!!

Here is an itinerary to help you plan for the away game:

Friday September 8th – Pasco High School Away Game

5:00pm – Students arrive at school with black socks and show shirt, chaperones meet in band room. Load the Uhaul with all our pit equipment, water, podium and drums.6:00pm – Leave for Pasco High School in 3 school busses7:30pm – Game starts8:30pmish – Halftime (our band performs first)3rd quarter – Students will be able to purchase concessions food(bring money)10pmish – Game over11pmish – Arrive at Hudson High School

HOT DAY INFO – Saturday, September 9th 

Things to bring and wear for HOT Day:

  • Khaki shorts (abide by school dress code regarding length)
  • Sneakers or Athletic shoes (no flip flops or sandals)
  • Hats and/or sunglasses are NOT permitted during halftime performance
  • Money for dinner at Raymond James Stadium 
  • Please read some of the restrictions for Raymond James Stadium (i.e. no cash for concession only credit card, and no bags allowed in Ray Jay) 10:00am – Meet at Hudson High School10:30am – Leave for USF11:30am – Arrive at USF and watch Heard of ThunderNoon – Join USF band for rehearsal2:00pm – Lunch at the field(provided)3:00pm – Leave for Raymond James Stadium 6:40pm – Watch the HOT Band take the field for Pre-Game7:00pm – Kick OffEnd of First Quarter – High School students begin moving to get ready for Halftime10:30pm – Move back to the busses11:00pm – Leave Raymond James Stadium12:00pm – Arrive at Hudson High School It’s going to be a great weekend!!

Terry Adams

Band Director

First Football Game, September 1st!!!

Only one week away from our first football game! We’ve been working hard and can’t wait to premiere our halftime show Class Act Blackout! We need volunteers for the concession stand, and chaperones for the game. If you are available, please email Rose Rogers

Follow this link to become a parent volunteer for Pasco County Schools (must be done every year) We are also in great need of bottled water.

Here is a breakdown for Friday, September 1st

6:00pm – 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 flats and show uniform.

6:00pm – PARENT VOLUNTEERS – if you are chaperoning meet in the band room and we will let you know where help is needed. If you are working the concessions go to the concession stands at the football stadium.  THANK YOU!!!

7:30pm – Football Game– Starts at 7:30pm and usually ends around 10:00pm

8:00pm (approximately) – ALL SENIOR PARENTS should meet by the end zone, where the band warms up before halftime. After the halftime show, seniors will meet up with their family members and walk down the football field to be recognized.

8:00pm (approximately) – HALFTIME SHOW – the band will perform Back in Black.

3rd Quarter Snacks – This is a tradition the band looks forward to each year! During our home games students enjoy snacks during 3rd quarter. For this football game the brass and woodwinds will be providing snacks (chips, cookies, ect.) We will need a good amount of snack due to Gulf High School Band will be joining us for this game. Bring your snacks either to the band room during the week or to the concession stands on game day. Thank you!!

Snack schedule:

  • Brass and Woodwinds snacks – September 1st
  • Guard and Percussion snacks – September 15th
  • Brass and Woodwinds snacks – October 20th
  • Guard and Percussion snacks – October 27th


Very much looking forward to a fun night with the Class Act Band !

New Year, New Band Room!!!

Hello Everyone,
We had a great first day and I am very much looking forward to the rest of the year.  The band room is looking fantastic with all the renovations. The students were a great help today getting the room back in working order. I hope you will be able to see for yourself at our Band Parent meeting. Here are some details to our upcoming band events:

Monday, August 14th  from 4:00pm-6:30pm – FIRST AFTER SCHOOL REHEARSAL!!!To avoid the dangerous afternoon heat we moved our after school practice/rehearsal to Mondays and Thursdays 4:00pm – 6:30pm. Students may stay in the band room after school to do homework or practice. If transportation is an issue we have ride sharing available, just let me know. These practices are part of the grade and are very important to our success. First game September 1st😊

 Thursday, August 17th  7:00pm– Band Parent Meeting (come early to watch the band rehearse)This will be a very important meeting where you will learn about upcoming band events, be able to pay your Fairshare $150 (10% off if paid by August 17th) and fill out necessary paperwork. You will also get to know our band booster board who are looking for volunteers to chaperone and work the concession stands at football games. We will need at least 10 chaperones and 15 concession volunteers for our football games.

 Items to be purchased at our Parent Meeting August 17th: You may pay by check, cash or credit card. We also have a PayPal account to make payments, look for Make sure to include the student’s name and items being purchased in the PayPal message box.

 Fair Share – $150 ($135 if paid in full by August 17th) 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. 

Marching Shoes – $32 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 – $5 dollars New gloves are required each year and the members receive two (2) pairs.  


Show Shirt:  $17.00 (S – XL) or  $21.00 (2XL – 4XL)Show shirts are part of our uniform and are required.  We have AMAZING show shirts this year! 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.

SEPTEMBER 9th – HOT Day This is a day you won’t want to miss!! We will be playing at a college football game (USF vs. FAMU) with the USF HOT Band at Raymond James Stadium for halftime. We will also need chaperones. If you are interested fill out the form and bring it back with payment of $60 dollars by August 17th.

Here is a link to our band calendar which includes all our rehearsal days and performances:
(first rehearsal Monday, 4pm-6:30)
As we get closer to a band event I like to post more details using our band web site:
(bookmark it for quick reference)
Here is also a quick glance at very important dates for our band:
We also have a Facebook Page where you may share pictures from our band events: Hudson High Class Act Band
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Through email is the best way to reach me. Once I figure out myStudent messages, we will be using that. It’s going to be anther great year for the Class Act Band!
Please take care,