Welcome to the Hudson Band Family We are so excited to have you join the HMS BAND family! No matter what your musical background is, we have a place for your child in the Hudson Band program. Although our Beginner Band is typically made up of 6th grade students, we also welcome 7th & 8th grade students to join our program! We will help you decide which instrument best fits your child, and we will communicate any schedule changes with our wonderful counselors. The first step is to select BAND as your elective choice on the 5th-6th grade Choice of Subject form. Please feel free to email your directors with any questions you may have. Heather Becker & Dan Urban **Please scroll all the way to the bottom to see ALL of the required steps.**
Choosing the Best Instrument Fit We believe that the instrument chooses the child - not the other way around! The best way to select a child's primary band instrument is to have them go through the process of trying out their top 3-4 choices. Your HMS Band directors are experienced and knowledgeable in helping select instruments based on physical and academic needs, strengths, and weaknesses. Traditionally, we decide on instrument choices at one of our scheduled Instrument Fitting drives. Instrument fitting drives will take place in April/May - you can find the link to sign up here on March 1.
**Disclaimer** If you have already chosen an instrument to play next year, we still need you to go through Steps 1-3 so we can ensure you are enrolled in the correct class.
Step 1. Start by filling out this form (LINK TO FORM WILL BECOME ACTIVE MARCH 1) so we have an idea of your preliminary instrument selections and can help you make the best choice for your student.
Step 2. After filling out the form above, sign-up for a time slot to meet with a band director to let us help you choose the best instrument fit for your student. CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK TO INSTRUMENT SELECTION SIGNUP GENIUS PAGE (LINK WILL BECOME ACTIVE MARCH 1)
Step 4. Secure your instrument and/or supplies before the first day of school. It is important to obtain an instrument from one of our RECOMMENDED MUSIC STORES if at all possible. If you choose to get an instrument elsewhere, please contact us prior to purchasing so we can ensure you are getting a good quality instrument that will last. We can also help you find great, used instruments for very reasonable prices.
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