Beginning Band Information

Join Band

Hello 5th Grade Students and Families!

The Hudson School District’s Band Program begins the summer before 6th Grade. Students do NOT need to have any prior experience with an instrument to join band. There is important information we want to introduce to elementary families and students as they think about the opportunities available to students who want to explore music as they move into Middle School and High School.

Please take a moment to complete this form if you are interested in being in band or want to learn more about band (Beginning Band Survey). Near the end of the survey form, your child will be asked to select a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice for their instrument selection. The Hudson Band Department needs to keep a balanced number of instruments per section. It will help us greatly if your child explains WHY they want their picks. Normally we have an Instrument Exploratory Night and Registration Night where your child would try out the instruments in person, but due to Covid-19, we cannot provide this opportunity for kids in the same way this year.

We have worked hard to provide a simple, clear way to sign up for band and provide instructions on how to obtain an instrument. Once you have completed this instrument introduction and selection form, you should hear back from the band department by the end of May about the final instrument choice and how to obtain an instrument.

If you have further questions, please reach out to Kaylynn Brown at