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2023 M100 Summer Update

Dear M100 Family,


I hope everyone has been enjoying the first few weeks of summer! It has been pretty hot, so please take the appropriate precautions when going outside. Hydrate hydrate hydrate! Since are two weeks away from the Fourth of July Rehearsal and Parade, I am sending out an update to keep everyone in the loop with what to expect in the coming weeks. Here is your Summer Update!


MONDAY, JULY 3RD - PARADE REHEARSAL

ALL STUDENTS (except for Front Ensemble percussion), INCLUDING INCOMING 8TH GRADERS, WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE FOURTH OF JULY PARADE! If you have a conflict with July 3rd or 4th, please click HERE to fill out the google form to inform us. We completely understand if you have a conflict, we just need to know so that we have an idea how many students we can expect per section.


Attire: Comfortable clothes for outdoor rehearsal, tennis shoes

What to Bring: Instrument, flip folder, large water bottle, sunscreen, hats/sweatbands/sunglasses


8:15am - Band Hall Opens

9:00am - Rehearsal Begins

10:00am - winds/percussion transition to practice field

10:15am - parade rehearsal

12:00pm - rehearsal ends


Students should be drinking lots of water before and after the practice, as well as before and after the parade. It is also important that students eat a balanced breakfast before reporting each day. If possible, students should spend some time outside in the days prior to the parade to help with heat acclimation.


TUESDAY, JULY 4TH - PARADE PERFORMANCE

Attire: Red M100 T-Shirt (provided at 7/3 rehearsal), solid black athletic shorts, tennis shoes


What to Bring: Instrument (no cases), flip folder, sunscreen, patriotic decorations for yourself/your instrument

(DUE TO HEAT CONCERNS, THE ORIGINAL SCHEDULE I SENT IN MAY WILL BE MOVED EARLIER BY 1 HOUR. BELOW IS THE OFFICIAL ITINERARY.)


7:15am - arrive at Pearl Street at UMHB

7:30am - warmup

8:00am - judging portion of parade begins

9:00am - parade begins

10:00am - approx. parade end time


2023 BAND CAPTAIN/SOCIAL OFFICERS

Below are your 2023 Band Captain and Social Officers! These students will be helping provide spirit and camaraderie within the M100 next year!


Band Captain: Scarlett Finch

1st Lieutenant: Bobby Richeson

2nd Lieutenant: Kyan Pulley


7/17-7/20 COLOR GUARD/PERCUSSION CAMP

Color Guard and Percussion Students - The Guard/Percussion camp will be held from Monday, July 17th to Thursday, July 20th, 9am-4pm. Lunch will be from 12pm-1pm. You may either bring your own lunch or bring money for a nearby restaurant, but you must be on time for the 1pm block! Please reach out to Ms. Merritt (Guard, briana.merritt@bisd.net) or Mr. Smith (Percussion, ian.smith@bisd.net) if you have any questions!


7/25-7/28 FIRST WEEK OF SUMMER BAND!!!

Our first day with the full M100 will be Tuesday, July 25th! We will meet in the band hall on Tuesday at 8:30am and begin learning the M100 marching technique, as well as the music to our 2023 marching production, “Thunderbolt and Lightning!” an electricity themed show featuring the music of Queen, Rossini, Elton John, AC/DC and John Mackey! The itinerary for the first week is listed below!


Tuesday, July 25-28

7:30am - Band Hall Opens

7:45am - Student Leaders Arrive

8:30am - SUMMER BAND BEGINS

11:30am - Lunch

1:00pm - Music Rehearsal

5:00pm - Students Dismissed


M100 REMIND FOR 2023-2024 - Remind is an app used to send out pertinent info and updates to M100 families and members. Follow the instructions below to join the 2023-2024 M100 Remind.

  • Join with the Remind app or text this code to 81010 - @m1002324


OTHER IMPORTANT INFO

  • All wind and percussion students will need to have a “Foundations for Super Performance” book, also known as the “blue book” for their respective instrument next school year. We will use this book for our fundamentals in addition to our “Belton High School Fundamentals” packet.

  • Students in Jazz Band - Make sure you are practicing your jazz All-Region audition music! The auditions will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at Temple HS. Click HERE to access the google folder with the music and improv tracks.

  • Everything Day will be held on Saturday, July 29th in the band hall. This will be the day for families to purchase the required equipment for next season, as well as verifying student information and completing the necessary paperwork for the M100.


I am currently out of town, but if you have any questions, please email me at kevin.kwaku@bisd.net and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Please be safe, make good choices and enjoy your summer!




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