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Weekend Update 1/15/2024

Dear M100 Family,


I hope that everyone is staying safe during this cold weather. We have a delayed start tomorrow, so there will be no sectionals before school or early morning Wind Ensemble rehearsal. Hopefully the weather this week will cooperate with us as we work to accomplish our various goals for the semester! Here is your Weekend Update!


UPCOMING DATES

Wednesday, January 17 - WG Rehearsal, 4:45pm-7:45pm

Thursday, January 18 - WG Rehearsal, 4:45pm-7:45pm

Thursday, January 18 - Fine Arts Showcase for 8th Grade Parents, 6:00pm-8:00pm

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

Monday, January 22 - WG Rehearsal, 4:45pm-7:45pm

Wednesday, January 24 - WG Rehearsal, 4:45pm-7:45pm

Thursday, January 25 - WG Rehearsal, 4:45pm-6:45pm

Saturday, January 27 - WG Contest @ Dripping Springs HS


IMPORTANT SEMESTER DATES

Thursday, January 18 - Fine Arts Showcase for 8th Grade Parents

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

1/16 2-HOUR DELAYED START TO SCHOOL

Belton ISD will have a 2-hour delayed start on Tuesday, January 16th. Belton High School's start time will be 10:50am. The band hall will open at 10:00am tomorrow.


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.


SECTIONAL SCHEDULE (Week of 1/15/24)


WIND ENSEMBLE

ALL WOODWINDS: Wednesday, 4:45pm-6:00pm

ALL BRASS: Thursday, 7:00am-8:15pm


WIND SYMPHONY

FULL BRASS: CANCELED, WILL BE RESCHEDULED

FULL WOODWINDS: Wednesday, 4:45pm-6:00pm


SYMPHONIC BAND

SAXOPHONES: Tuesday, 4:45pm-6:00pm

CLARINETS: Wednesday, 7:15am-8:30am

FLUTES: Wednesday, TIGER TIME

TROMBONE/EUPHONIUM/TUBA/BASS CLARINET, Wednesday, 4:45pm-6:00pm

HORNS: Thursday, 7:15am-8:30am

TRUMEPTS: Thursday, 4:45pm-6:00pm

FLUTES: Friday, 4:45pm-6:00pm


WORLD’S FINEST CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER

The M100 will be selling the “World’s Finest Chocolate” as a fundraiser this year! Students will receive a box of chocolate by turning in a signed fundraiser permission slip, which can be found by clicking HERE. Each box contains $60 worth of chocolate, and we cannot accept any partial boxes of chocolate back, meaning that the entire box must be sold or the student is responsible for paying the $60 back. Please click the previous link for more specific information. Let’s see how much chocolate we can sell!


2/17 AJ HOWARD MEMORIAL 5K (VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

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


1/18 FINE ARTS SHOWCASE FOR 8TH GRADE PARENTS

There will be a Fine Arts Showcase for 8th grade parents on Thursday, January 18 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. STUDENTS WILL NOT PERFORM AT THIS EVENT.


1/19-1/20 ALL-REGION CLINIC AND CONCERT

The 2024 All-Region Band Clinic and Concert will be held on Friday, January 19 and Saturday, January 20 at Lake Belton HS. Please click HERE to access the information letter for the event.


***On Friday, January 19, students that have C Lunch for 6th Period will instead take B Lunch on this day. All students will report to the band hall immediately after B lunch at 1:00pm so that we can depart for Lake Belton HS at 1:15pm.


PREVIOUS INFORMATION AND UPDATES

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


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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