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New Year's Update 1/3/2024

Dear M100 Family,


HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope everyone has had a wonderful, restful break! We have a lot in store for this upcoming semester and we are looking forward to making the most out of the remainder of our school year! Here is your New Year’s Update!


UPCOMING DATES

Thursday, January 4, 2024 - First Day of Spring Semester

Friday, January 5 - WG Rehearsal, 4:45pm-6:45pm

Saturday, January 6 - Area D Band Auditions (Duncanville HS)

Saturday, January 6 - WG Rehearsal, 9:00am-1:00pm (Band Hall)

Monday, January 8 - SECTIONALS BEGIN (Dates and Times TBD)

Monday, January 8 - WG Rehearsal, 4:45pm-7:45pm

Tuesday, January 9 - Pit Orchestra Musical Rehearsal, 4:45pm-7:00pm

Wednesday, January 10 - WG Rehearsal, 4:45pm-7:00pm

Thursday, January 11 - Pit Orchestra Musical Rehearsal, 4:45pm-6:45pm


IMPORTANT SEMESTER DATES

Friday, January 19-Saturday, January 20 - All Region Clinic/Concert

Friday, February 2-Sunday, February 4 - BHS MUSICAL

Saturday, February 24 - UIL Solo/Ensemble Contest

Saturday, March 2 - Jazz All-Region Clinic/Concert

Thursday, March 21 - BHS Pre-UIL Concert/2024 M100 Show Reveal

Saturday, March 23 - Temple College Jazz Festival

Wednesday, April 10-Friday, April 12 - UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest

Thursday, May 2 - BHS Cluster Jazz Spring Concert

Tuesday, May 7- BHS Band Spring Concert

Wednesday, May 8-Friday, May 10 - M100 Fundamentals Camp

Saturday, May 25 and Monday, May 27 - Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest


NEW INFORMATION AND UPDATES

WIND ENSEMBLE START TIME THIS WEEK

Wind Ensemble class will meet at 8:50pm on Thursday, January 4. We will resume our 8:15am start time on Friday, January 5, 2024 in the Spring Semester.


1/4 SENDOFF (DRUMLINE AND GUARD)

We will have a brief sendoff tomorrow for the Cheer team as they travel to their final competition of the year. Drumline and guard students, please report to the band hall at the start of 2nd Period at 9:50am.


1/6 AREA D AUDITIONS

The 2024 Area D Auditions will occur on Saturday, January 6 at Duncanville HS. The itinerary can be found below.


6:45am - Band Hall Opens

7:00am - Call Time/Load Equipment

7:30am - Depart

9:30am - Arrive at Duncanville HS

11:00am - Auditions Begin

3:00pm - Approx End Time

3:30pm - Depart

5:30pm - Approx Arrival at BHS


Please bring money for food/concessions for the afternoon. We may stop to pick up food after the audition if needed.


SPRING SEMESTER SECTIONALS

ALL ENSEMBLES WILL HAVE GRADED, MANDATORY SECTIONALS BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL DURING THE SPRING SEMESTER! Each ensemble will create sectional schedules this week. Sectionals are critical to our success for our upcoming UIL performances, so it is imperative that all sectionals are attended and any arising conflicts are avoided.


2024 SOLO AND ENSEMBLE CONTEST

Our UIL Solo/Ensemble Contest will occur on Saturday, February 24 (location TBD, either Temple College or Temple HS). Students will need to prepare their solos and ensembles outside of class time in order to prepare for the contest.


STUDENTS PERFORMING A SOLO - Students performing a solo will have two rehearsals with your piano accompanist. Please be prepared to work with your accompanist by the week of Monday, January 29. As in previous years, accompanist fees will be $50 and checks will be made out to the “Belton Band Boosters”.


2024 BHS MUSICAL

We will begin our rehearsals for the 2024 Musical, “The Little Mermaid”, beginning next Tuesday, January 9. These rehearsals will occur in the band hall. Rehearsal and performance dates are listed below.


REHEARSALS (All from 4:45pm-7:00pm)

Tuesday, January 9

Thursday, January 11

Tuesday, January 16

Thursday, January 18

Tuesday, January 23

Thursday, January 25


SITZPROBE REHEARSAL

Sunday, January 28, 1:30pm-until finished (approx. 6:30pm)


TECH WEEK (4:45pm until finished, approx. 7:30pm)

Monday, January 29-Wednesday, January 31

Thursday, February 1 (During the school day, details TBD)


PERFORMANCES

Friday, February 2, 7:00pm

Saturday, February 3, 2:00pm

Saturday, February 3, 7:00pm

Sunday, February 4, 2:00pm


PREVIOUS INFORMATION AND UPDATES

2/17 AJ HOWARD MEMORIAL 5K

Please click HERE to view information regarding the annual AJ Howard Memorial 5K event that will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024!


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


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