Dear M100 Family,
Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend and staying warm! Big THANK YOU to Mr. Kreger and Mr. Smith and student volunteers who performed at the BHS Girl’s Basketball game on Feb. 1st. Heard rave reviews from our Principal Mr. Smith! Your presence was very much enjoyed and appreciated! Congratulations to our Varsity WinterGuard for another great performance Saturday at the WGI contest in New Braunfels. Best of luck to the cast and crew of Matilda as they prepare for their second performance today at 2pm! Looking forward to it! Please read the weekend update - new information! Thanks.
PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT SCHEDULE - STARTS THIS WEEK!!!!!
STUDENTS WILL BEGIN WORKING WITH THEIR ACCOMPANISTS THIS WEEK. (TBA = to be announced). Each student will get 2 rehearsals and the performance. Let Mrs. Gill know ASAP if you can't make your appointment for any reason!
SEE THIS SCHEDULE:
SOLO & ENSEMBLE CONTEST - PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT FEES DUE FEB. 18TH
Students who are performing a solo WITH PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT (some are unaccompanied - ask your child) for the UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest on Feb. 26th, need to pay their piano accompaniment fee for the pianist to provide 2 rehearsals and the performance. The fee is $50 per solo. CHECKS MADE OUT TO BELTON HS BAND BOOSTERS (include your child’s first and last name on the memo line of the check) or cash in an envelope with the student's name printed clearly on the envelope. Give the checks/cash to Mrs. Gill. I will provide a receipt or email parents to let them know I received payment. On the contest day, the boosters will present the check to each accompanist for one whole payment, rather than many individual checks.
FINANCIAL AID may be available. PLEASE communicate with email@example.com if you need to inquire about financial aid.
TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE AT BHS PAC - TUES. FEB. 8
All band students will be excused from their 2nd period class to attend this performance in the BHS PAC. All students should meet in the BHS Band Hall at 9:45am and we will move together to the PAC. New Tech students should take the appropriate shuttle to make it to BHS by 9:45am. Students will be released from the performance at approximately 11:00am. They will have plenty of time to make it to their 3rd period class. New Tech students - take appropriate shuttle back to New Tech if needed.
BHS BANDS ENSEMBLE DINNER CONCERT - FEB. 24TH - BHS COMMONS
5:30pm start. Schedule coming soon.
All band students will perform in an ensemble this evening. Audience members may come and eat while watching their child’s ensemble. This is a come and go event so audience members are not expected to stay for all ensembles, of course you can if you wish! Band members may also purchase a meal and watch their friends perform as long as they allow at least 30 minutes to warm-up and prepare before their performance. It is recommended that students eat after their performance if it’s not too late. Plates will need to be purchased ahead of time.
PLEASE SEE THIS GOOGLE FORM TO PURCHASE A PLATE BEFORE FEB. 21ST: (food purchase is optional but this minor fundraiser will help off-set the cost of solo and ensemble fees for students-Thank you!)
The Band Directors of Belton ISD proudly present...
The Belton Band Commission Project
The Belton ISD Bands are commissioning 2 band pieces in Honor of long-time Belton HS Director of Bands Mark Nalley, and in Remembrance of former Lake Belton MS Head Director, Kim Flowers. These 2 amazing directors contributed so much to the Belton ISD Band program and mentored countless young teachers.
Please consider donating to help fund this project. Type in this link to see more information and to donate: beltonmarching100.com/commission-project
AJ HOWARD MEMORIAL 5K RACE - SAT., FEB. 19
The AJ Howard Memorial 5K will be Saturday, February 19, at Liberty Park in Belton. The race starts at 9am and offers a full 5K, a sleep-in 5K, and a 2-person relay. Registrants 18 & under get a reduced price for the full 5k.
We’ve included a 2-person relay for this year's event in the hope of offering something fun and it doesn't require someone to run the whole 3.1 miles. Teams of two, any gender mix, enter for $10 per person. The first person runs a 1.55 out and back course, tags their teammate, who then runs the same 1.55 mile course and finishes. The top male, mixed gender, and female teams will get a prize.
Pricing and race details can be viewed at https://runsignup.com/ajhowardmemorial5K
PLEASE HELP US ADVERTISE by sharing this on social media! We also have a Facebook Eventpage: https://www.facebook.com/events/245915397529226
SPONSOR / VOLUNTEER:
We are also looking for companies or individuals to become t-shirt sponsors for our race. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (254-913-2602) for more information. Sign up or learn more about this race at https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Belton/AJHowardMemorial5K
Our Boosters are also looking for volunteers to help work at the race. If you can donate your time, here’s a link for parents to volunteer to work the 5k on Saturday, February 19th:
Thank you very much for your support! Funds raised will go toward the Memorial fund which can assist band students who are in financial need.
M100 INSTRUMENTAL PRIVATE LESSON SCHOLARSHIPS!
Private lessons are STRONGLY encouraged for all students for individualized assistance and musical skill advancement. Financial assistance is available (lesson scholarship).
For the Lesson Scholarship Application - please click here:
You can find contact information for our Private Lesson Teachers here: https://www.beltonmarching100.com/private-lesson-instructors
PRIVATE LESSONS CAN BE CONDUCTED VIRTUALLY OR IN PERSON
Parents need to contact lesson teachers directly to set up private lessons.
BAND SECTIONALS, WINTERGUARD REHEARSALS, MUSICAL….
Each student in a BHS band will have a sectional outside of the school day once a week this semester. These sectionals will be updated on our band calendar. Please contact your child’s director with any questions.
Wind Ensemble - email@example.com
Wind Symphony - firstname.lastname@example.org
Symphonic Band - email@example.com
Concert Band - firstname.lastname@example.org
All things Percussion - email@example.com
Winter Guard rehearsals are also posted on our band calendar. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
UP-COMING EVENTS - PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
February 6 - BHS Musical - “Matilda” - 2pm
February 7 - Belton HS Band Booster meeting - 6:30pm BHS Commons
February 12 - WinterGuard Competition in Pflugerville
February 24 - BHS Bands Ensemble Dinner Concert - approx. 5:30pm-8:30pm. Come and go event in the BHS Commons. Catered dinner. Plates available to purchase. Details coming soon.
February 26 - UIL Solo & Ensemble - Location - BELTON HIGH SCHOOL!
February 26 - WinterGuard Competition in Georgetown
March 5 - WinterGuard Competition in Austin
March 14-18 - Spring Break
March 19 - JV WinterGuard Championships / Varsity Area Competition - Buda
March 26 - WinterGuard State Championships - Bryan College Station
March 31 - Pre UIL Concert - 6:30pm - BHS Performing Arts Center
April 20 & 21 - UIL Concert & Sightreading Contest
May 13 - Spring Band Concert - 6:30pm - BHS Performing Arts Center
May 20 - Band Banquet
May 26 - Graduation
To join a class, text the code to 81010
All Students & Parents: @m1002021 ( 2021-2022 M100)
Leadership: @m100lead ( 2021-2022 Leadership)
For some great pictures - visit the Belton Band Boosters Facebook page:
RETURN TO PARTICIPATION AFTER A COVID DIAGNOSIS - PLEASE CONTACT A BHS NURSE FOR INFORMATION ON PROPER RETURN PROCEDURE. THANK YOU.
*See band calendar for after school rehearsals, games, and contests: https://www.beltonmarching100.com/calendar
HOW TO ACCESS YOUR CHARMS ACCOUNT:
Go to our band website - beltonmarching100.com.
Click the red button on the home page - “Access your Charms account”
Go to Login
Drop down to “Parent/Student/Members”
Your school code is: BeltonBand
Student Area Password is: your child’s student ID OR whatever personal password you have changed it to. If you can’t remember, email email@example.com and I can reset the password back to your child’s school ID.