Willow River Elementary
Beginning Band

Welcome to the Hudson School District Band Program!

The Hudson School District’s Band Program begins the summer before 6th Grade. 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.

The Hudson School District music programs are committed to the education of the whole child. The goals of total education include music literacy, aesthetic perception, cultural ties, and self-realization. The Hudson Band Program is committed to the development of these skills – intellectual, creative, and aesthetic, promoting a basis for a life-long appreciation of music.

The Hudson Band Program is highly regarded throughout Wisconsin because of the high quality experience provided to students in grades six through twelve. Our band students have opportunities to perform locally and in surrounding areas, representing Hudson. At Hudson Middle School, we currently have 275 6th-8th graders in band. We have:

  • 5 concert bands
  • A 7th-8th grade jazz ensemble

Students participate in:

  • Solo-Ensemble Festivals
  • Honors Bands
  • Field trips to the Minnesota Orchestra
  • Jazz Festivals
  • Events with invited guest musicians during each school year

Beginning Band Instruments










Full Band