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October 6th Newsletter

 This Weeks Schedule
 
Monday ~ October 7th
    BMS Jazz Band Practice   2:50-3:40 pm
    MB Percussion @ HFC   6:00-9:00 pm
   
Tuesday ~   October 8th
    MB Winds & Guard Practice  3:00-5:00 pm
    Band Booster Meeting @ HFC Media Room    7:00 pm
    
Wednesday ~ October 9th
   
Thursday ~  October 10th
    RMS Concessions @ BMS Football Field  4:00-6:15 pm
    RMS Concessions @ BMS Football Field  6:00-9:00 pm
    MB Practice (Everyone)   6:00-9:00 pm
     
Friday ~ October 11th
    
Saturday ~ October 12th
    Mr. Jacobs in Dunk Take @ Urban Days   1:45 pm 
    Hudsonville Marching Band Competition @ Grandville
           Final Run @ HFC at 2:00 pm
           Hudsonville performs at 5:30 pm
 
Band Booster Meeting
TUESDAY @ 7:00 pm

This Tuesday night is our next Band Booster Meeting and YOU are invited to come!  Come learn what is going on in Hudsonville bands. 

You know how teachers email you as to what's going on in your students classroom,  going to a band booster meeting is like that times 100 as you not only get to learn what's going on in your students band, but what is going on in all of the other bands and the behind the scenes stuff.  For middle school parents, that's a big bonus as you get to learn what your student will be doing in years to come.  😎

The Band Booster meetings are held in the Freshman Campus media room.  If you walk in entrance A (by the pool doors that face Gemmens) just walk through the cafeteria and the media room will be on the right hand side.
 
We look forward to seeing  you there!

**  As a reminder, everyone is welcome to attend and participate at band booster meetings.  Only paid members are allowed to vote.  To become a paid member, it costs $1 and is good for the whole school year.  ** 
RMS Families!
This Thursday!
 
RMS families, we still need to fill the following postions for this weeks Freshman & JV Football games.
 
5 Volunteers from 4:00pm-6:15pm
7 Volunteers from 6:00pm-9:00pm

Middle school students ARE allowed to volunteer, but an adult has to work as well as we do need some adults for certain positions .   The only requirement is you need to wear closed toe shoes & a hat (unless you would like to wear a hair net)

If you are interested in volunteering for this night, please sign-up via Charms  or email Suzanne at: suzgortsema@gmail.com.

Thank you!!   It really is a lot of fun and you will be glad you were able to help support the bands by hanging out with other band families selling goodies while watching a good football game! ;) Can you say win-win!
RMS Notes
 

                                                     RMS Upcoming Events

October 11th   Working concessions at the Freshman/JV Football Game.  Please read above post as we still need volunteers.

October 17th and 18th (Thur & Fri)  8th Grade Band Football Game Rehearsal and Performance

October 22  Beginning Band Concert 8pm Hudsonville Performing Arts Auditorium

                                             
                                                  RMS Reminders

• Key Cards are on sale and available from Mr. Sheckler in the RMS Band Office.

• Pizza Sale has kicked off.  Order forms have been passed out to the Riley Band Students.

• Practice Logs are due on Mondays.

• 8th Grade should be practicing Star Spangled Banner and School Song (must be memorized)

• 7th Grade should be practicing Scales, Bach Chorale, Runaway Sleigh, and We Three Kings and All That Jazz.

• 6th Grade should be practicing pages 8-11 out of the red book (Standards of Excellence) and the 1st Performance Concert Music.

Thank you for supporting your child in the Riley Middle School Bands!
 

Marching Band
Portage Northern Results & Next Competition
 

Congratulations to the Hudsonville Marching Band on another great performance Saturday night!  The kids worked really hard this week learning their closer and it showed off!  They came in 1st place and received their highest score of the season with a score of 85.65!  On top of that they brought home Best Music, Best Visual and Best General Effect!   Way to go band!!  Keep up the hard work!
 
Grandville Competition

This week, the Hudsonville Marching Band will be traveling to our neighbor to the east, Grandville,  for their next competition.  Since the competition is so close, it would be great to have a lot of Hudsonville Band fans in the stand cheering our band on!    

If you would like to come support the band Saturday, here are some of their performance for the day and the details regarding the competition!

11:00 am - The Marching Band (Wind and Battery only.. no guard or pit) will be marching at Hudsonville Urban Day.

2:00 pm - The Marching Band will be having their final run through at the Freshman Campus! Please note:  Friends & Family are invited to watch!  They LOVE to play in front of their loved one and it's a great time to watch them WITHOUT their uniforms on so you will be able to find  your student faster at the competition when they all look the same. 

5:30 pm - Hudsonville will be taking the field @ Grandville High School.

Ticket Prices
Adults - $8.00
Students (K-12) and Seniors - $6.00
Family (Maximum of 2 adults) - $24

Schedule
Direct Your Dollars

We will be collecting all our Direct Your Dollar receipts Tuesday and adding them to our total.  If you have any Family Fare / D&W receipts laying around the house, in the car or in your purse and you would like to donate them to Hudsonville Bands, we would really appreciate it!

We are currently at $41,025 and our goal is to be at $150,000 by the end of the school year so we can raise another $1000 for our band!   Even if you only have a $1 receipt, please send it in. Every $ helps!

In case your student didn't know, there is a Direct Your Dollar Box in the front of their band room and it looks like this.

Otherwise if you are going to come to the Band Booster Meeting Tuesday night, you can also bring them then as Jen Alberda will be there to collect them.
 
October Concert & Events
 
October 8th ~ Band Booster Meeting @ 7:00 pm
October 12th ~Mr. Jacobs Takes a Plunge (dunk tank) at Urban Hayday! @ 1:45 pm
October 12th ~ Grandville Competition for Marching Band
October 15th ~ HS Fall Concert
October 18th ~ 8th Grade Bands performs w/ HHS Marching Band at PreGame
October 19th ~ Jenison Competition for Marching Band
October 22nd ~ Beginner Band (6th grade) & HS Jazz Band Concert
October 25th ~ Home Football Game
October 26th ~ Reeths Puffer Competition @ Sparta for Marching Band
This past week in pictures
 
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