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Weekend Update 1/7/2024

Dear M100 Family,


The first full week of classes is coming up, and we are kicking off our sectionals for UIL this week! Lots of important information in this update, so please check everything listed below! Here is your Weekend Update!


UPCOMING DATES

Monday, January 8 - Belton Band Booster Meeting

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

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

Monday, January 15 - NO SCHOOL

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-8:00M

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


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

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.


Sectionals by ensemble are listed below. Please check carefully for the dates and times for your section


WIND ENSEMBLE

CLARINETS: Monday, 7:00am-8:15am

HORNS: Monday, 4:45pm-6:00pm

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

SAX/LOW REEDS: Wednesday, 7:00am-8:15am

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

TRUMPETS: Thursday, 7:00am-8:15pm

EUPHONIUMS: Friday, 7:00am-8:15am

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


WIND SYMPHONY

FLUTES: Monday, 7:15am-8:30am

CLARINETS: Monday, 4:45pm-6:00pm

SAX/LOW REEDS: Tuesday, 7:15am-8:30am

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

TRUMPETS: Wednesday, 4:45pm-6:00pm

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

TUBAS: Friday. 7:15am-8:30am

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


SYMPHONIC BAND

TROMBONE AND EUPHONIUM: Monday, 4:45pm-6:00pm

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

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

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

TUBA AND BASS CLARINET, Wednesday, 4:45pm-6:00pm

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

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


1/8 BELTON BAND BOOSTER MEETING

There will be a Band Booster meeting today after school at 6:30pm in the BAND HALL. Lots of important information about setting up next year’s boosters will be discussed, so please attend if you are able!


WORLD'S FINEST CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER

The M100 will be selling “World’s Finest Chocolate” this year as a fundraiser. We will have a representative speaking to us in the band classes on Thursday, January 11.


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. We will discuss the details of this event in classes this week.


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


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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