Weekend Update 1-9-22
Updated: Jan 10
Dear M100 Family,
Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! We are back in school and it’s already shaping up to be an Awesome semester! Congratulations to all of the band students who participated in the TMEA Area D auditions yesterday at Duncanville HS. We are so proud of your hard work and accomplishments. We hope the process of auditioning for All Region and Area have helped you grow as a musician. Congratulations to Angel Rios-Torres who came in 2nd chair in his room and is a 1st Alternate to State on Euphonium. Congratulations to our 3 TMEA 6A All-State Band Members: Ethan Rasmussen (1st chair percussion), Jacob Wiley (1st chair French Horn), and Sam Fothergill (3rd chair percussion)! Incredibly proud of these guys! The 3 All Staters will perform with one of the Texas Music Educators Association All State Bands, Orchestras, or Percussion Ensemble at the TMEA Convention in February. This is an extremely high honor for a TX High School musician. A little trivia - BHS has not had 3 All State Band members since 1971! The Spring semester has begun and it will be a busy one! Please read on!
BAND SECTIONALS, WINTERGUARD REHEARSALS, MUSICAL….
Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony sectionals start this week and will be posted on our band calendar very soon.
Symphonic and Concert Band sectionals will begin later this month. Stay tuned!
Winter Guard rehearsals are also posted on our band calendar.
Musical rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays after school starting on Jan.11. Contact Mr. Kwaku (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions about the Musical.
Spring 2022 Wind Ensemble Sectionals
Starting January 10, 2022
(Wind Ensemble students - check your email for some alterations to this sectional schedule for this week....)
REGION 8 ALL-REGION BAND CLINICS & CONCERT - THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY!
Please review your All Region information letter. ALSO - read below:
Friday, Jan.14 - students meet in the band hall at 3:30pm. We will leave shortly after on 2 buses to travel to Copperas Cove HS for rehearsal. We will return to BHS at approximately 9pm.
Saturday, Jan. 15 - meet at BHS band hall at 6:45am. (rehearsals start at 8am) Bring your concert formal wear in the uniform bag. Bring money for lunch.
*PARENTS - if you will attend the concert and want to take your child home with you rather than them riding the bus back, email email@example.com by Friday, Jan. 14th to let me know. Please also check the student out with either me or Mr. Kwaku at the conclusion of their concert. We will be in the auditorium foyer. Students may ride the bus back to BHS if they wish. We probably won’t return until around 7:30 or 8pm.
WIND ENSEMBLE MEMBERS - STUDENTS IN FIRST PERIOD BAND ONLY: Rehearsal starts at 8am on Monday, Jan. 10th. Thanks!
BAND BOOSTER MEETING - TOMORROW JAN. 10TH - 6:30PM
* The January booster club meeting will be held on January 10th at 6:30pm in the Commons. Plan to stay a few minutes after the meeting if you are interested in being a part of next year's executive committee. We will have an informal Q&A session about each of the positions.
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (254-913-2602) for more information. Sign up or learn more about this race at https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Belton/AJHowardMemorial5K
UP-COMING EVENTS - PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
January 14 & 15 - All Region Band Clinics / Concerts - Copperas Cove HS. (buses provided)
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 26 - UIL Solo & Ensemble - Location to be announced soon
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
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:
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 email@example.com 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:
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.