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Weekend Update 1-16-22

Dear M100 Family,

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend and staying warm! Congratulations to all of our students who performed with one of the Region 8 All-Region Bands yesterday at Copperas Cove. We had students in all 4 bands (Freshman, Concert, Symphonic, and Wind Symphony) and each ensemble was outstanding! We hope all students enjoyed their experience and performing a whole concert in just 2 days!

Congratulations are also in order to our 3 All State Band Members for the results of their chair placement auditions. Just when they thought they were done with auditions, they had to make videos after the Area contest to determine which chair they would get (their ranking amongst other students who made State) and then choose the State ensemble in which they will participate at the TMEA Convention next month.

Jacob Wiley earned the 2nd chair French Horn spot out of 42 and will perform with the TMEA Symphony Orchestra. Jacob’s concert is at 8:30pm on Feb. 12 in San Antonio.

Ethan Rasmusssen earned the 3rd chair Percussion spot out of 42 and will perform with the first-ever TMEA 6A Percussion Ensemble. Ethan’s concert is at 11:15am on Feb. 12 in San Antonio.

Sam Fothergill earned the 23rd chair Percussion spot out of 42 and will perform with the TMEA 6A Symphonic Band. Sam’s concert is at 7pm on Feb. 12 in San Antonio.


Congratulations to all of our students for their outstanding accomplishments! 2022 is off to a great start for the BHS Band!


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 periodically on our band calendar. Please contact your child’s director with any questions.

Wind Ensemble - shannon.gill@bisd.net

Wind Symphony - kevin.kwaku@bisd.net

Symphonic Band - christopher.kreger@bisd.net

Concert Band - kevin.kwaku@bisd.net


All things Percussion - ian.smith@bisd.net


Winter Guard rehearsals are also posted on our band calendar. (cody.hudnall@bisd.net)

Musical rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays after school starting on Jan.11. Contact Mr. Kwaku (kevin.kwaku@bisd.net) with any questions about the Musical.

https://www.beltonmarching100.com/calendar



AJ HOWARD MEMORIAL 5K RACE - SAT., FEB. 19

* Please consider supporting our 5K race as a participant or a donor. The AJ Howard Memorial Race will be on Saturday, February 19th in downtown Belton. You can sign up as a participant in the 5K or 2-person 5K relay, or you can also sign up as a "sleep-in" participant. This option allows you to donate your registration fee without running in the race! Finally, we are looking for companies or individuals to become t-shirt sponsors for our race. Contact cassie.fothergill@gmail.com 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:

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/508084ba9a823a2fa7-ajhall

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.


BELTON HS BAND BOOSTER RESTAURANT NIGHT - WED, JAN. 26TH - FREDDY’S!

The boosters are hosting a restaurant Spirit Night at Freddy’s on Wednesday, January 26th from 5-8pm. Join us for a night of burgers and fun! Remember to tell the cashier that you are with the Belton Band.


WINTERGUARD PROP WORKDAY - MONDAY, JAN.17 - VOLUNTEERS WELCOME!

The Winter Guard is having a prop workday on Monday, January 17th, beginning at 9am in the band hall. All parents and welcome to volunteer. There is so much to do to get ready for their Winterguard shows - please consider volunteering! We GREATLY appreciate you!


UP-COMING EVENTS - PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

January 29 - WinterGuard Competition - Dripping Springs

February 4,5,6 - BHS Musical - “Matilda”

February 5 - WinterGuard Competition in New Braunfels

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


BAND REMIND:

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:

https://www.facebook.com/BeltonBandBoosters


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 shannon.gill@bisd.net and I can reset the password back to your child’s school ID.


M100 INSTRUMENTAL PRIVATE LESSON SCHOLARSHIPS!

For the Lesson Scholarship Application - please click here:

https://e9b8e872-4bd9-40db-af71-4ab42baa1ed3.filesusr.com/ugd/3a7976_9515f6aca4f04a9696f13a1ceded7f80.pdf


You can also 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.

Lessons are STRONGLY encouraged for musical advancement.





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