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Weekend Update 1-24-21

Updated: Jan 25

Dear M100 Family,

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Please read this week’s announcements.


Si necesita hablar con alguien en español, envíeme un correo electrónico a jbiggs0106@yahoo.com. (Jasmine Biggs)


COVID PRE-SCREENING DAILY

All parents are required to screen their children everyday before sending them to school for any reason. Please notify our campus nurse if your child cannot attend school due to symptoms or exposure to a positive or presumed positive case of COVID-19. Please do not send students if they have been experiencing any of the symptoms in this document:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KxVezXVdT3LgWGERVAoUfGA5Yi2DP6u7e-k1nJNUEik/edit?usp=sharing

REMIND CODES FOR 2020-2021 PLEASE JOIN!

To join a class, text the code to 81010


All Students: @20202021m1

Parents: @8g24b8

Leadership: @ea3aadb

ColorGuard: @7ge97g8


SOLO & ENSEMBLE CONTEST - FEB. 19 AT BHS

This is an optional contest this year and those students who have chosen to participate, playing a solo with a pianist, need to pay their accompanist fee. The fee is $50. Checks can be made out to Belton Band. (The band boosters will deposit and write one check to each accompanist on the contest date). The fee includes two rehearsals and the performance on the 19th. You may pay all at once or break into payments. (Does not apply to percussionists and those playing Unaccompanied solos)

Please see payment schedule:

Full Fee ($50) - pay by Feb. 1st

Half ($25) - pay by Feb. 1st

Half ($25) - pay by Feb. 8th

*GIVE CHECKS TO MRS. GILL SO I CAN RECORD THEM* THANK YOU!



FUTURE PLANNING - SUMMER BAND 2021

PLEASE DO NOT PLAN ANYTHING THAT WILL CAUSE YOUR CHILD TO MISS SUMMER BAND DURING THESE DATES:

July 26 - 27: Most likely will be M100 LEADERSHIP SESSIONS (including ColorGuard)

July 28 - start of school in August: Summer Band for all Members (including ColorGuard)

ColorGuard and Percussion usually hold a camp during the week of July 19-23

*Confirmed dates will be posted on our band website soon. Tentative dates are there now, however, unless something changes, you can count on Summer Band during these times.

Thank you!


SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

H-E-B is a corporate sponsor of the UIL and has its annual H-E-B Scholarship Program for Community Service Excellence opportunity. Nominees must have the following submitted to https://www.sprotsinaction.com/scholarship/ by no later than Feb. 3, 2021:

  • Minimum 3.3. GPA

  • Number of Community Service Hours completed in the last 12 months

  • Community Service Verification Letters to document the number of hours submitted

  • A Letter of Recommendation

  • A short essay (500 words or less) on the topic: “What does community mean to you?”

There will be 15 total winners - 5 each in music, academics, and athletics and each will be awarded $2,000 from H-E-B. An announcement of the winners will be March 9, 2021.

*PLEASE INFORM MRS. GILL (shannon.gill@bisd.net) WHEN YOU HAVE APPLIED. THANKS!


PLEASE RETURN YOUR MARCHING BAND FANNY PACKS

There is a drum case by the wipe board in the band hall to put them in. Thanks!


BAND AUDITION RESULTS FOR SPRING 2021

Results can be found here: https://www.beltonmarching100.com/spring-2021-audition-results

(some results have changed due to schedule conflicts. Questions? - come ask please)


WIND ENSEMBLE REHEARSALS STARTING 2ND SEMESTER

Starting tomorrow - Jan. 25th

8am - 9:30am - class time (enter through front doors of school)

Sectionals are on the band website


SECTIONALS FOR ALL BANDS

Sectionals for bands other than Wind Ensemble will start Feb. 1.

Sectionals are mandatory for all students. These are specialized, typically outside of class, rehearsals we will have for students in like-instrument groups concentrating on our UIL contest music. They are absolutely essential for our band’s success at UIL competition. Thank you for supporting your children’s musical education here at BHS.


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.


ZOOM MEETINGS FOR REMOTE LEARNERS

If your family has chosen for your child not to attend school in person, they will need to log in to their band or colorguard classes daily through Zoom. Links in Schoology.


INSTRUMENT RENTAL FEES

1 instrument all year = $125

1 instrument all year + another instrument for one semester = $187.50

1 instrument for one semester only = $62.50


M100 INSTRUMENTAL PRIVATE LESSON SCHOLARSHIPS!

For access to the Lesson Scholarship Application - please go here: https://www.beltonmarching100.com

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.


UP-COMING EVENTS

https://www.beltonmarching100.com/calendar


ON-GOING FUNDRAISERS

  1. MASKS!!!! We receive 25% of all sales. The link to the masks is

https://www.mscfundraising.com/collections/belton-band-boosters

Thank you and please stay safe and healthy!



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