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Weekend Update 10-11-20

Dear M100 Family,

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!   We have an exciting week ahead of us!  We welcome our middle school friends from SBMS and BMS this Thursday at our stadium rehearsal as well as a special clinician!  More details below.  Eligibility check is this Friday!  Please keep up with your band and academic coursework and pass ALL your classes!  Please continue to engage in masking and distancing practices so that we can all stay healthy and continue to work with one another in person!  


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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


ELIGIBILITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YOU MUST BE PASSING ALL REGULAR CREDIT CLASSES BY FRIDAY, OCT. 16TH AT 4:25PM TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR OUR UIL CONTEST ON NOV. 6TH!!!

More eligibility information:

For UIL Region Marching Contest - you must be passing by Friday, October 16th

For UIL Area & State Marching Contest - you must be passing by Friday, Nov. 6th

Those passing on Nov. 6th remain eligible until January 22, 2021!


"Passing" means passing all classes that are NOT AP or Pre-AP.


To be Eligible for our football Games:


For 10/23 game - must be passing by Friday, October 16

For 11/6 game (Sr. night) - must be passing by Friday, Nov. 6

For 11/20 game - must be passing by Friday, Nov. 6

For 11/27 game - all are eligible because it's during the Thanksgiving Holiday


LEADERSHIP CONTRACTS DUE TOMORROW 10/12 TO MRS. GILL


THERE IS SCHOOL AND REHEARSAL TOMORROW, 10/12/20….JUST A REMINDER :-)


FUNDRAISING NEWS

Our next Spirit Night is this Wednesday, October 14th at Panda Express.  6840 W. Adams Ave.

Please come out and support the band!  Dine in or take out.

Running the Bandemic!  Virtual 5k Run in memory of AJ Howard to help us all stay physically and mentally fit during 2020.  Sign up through 18 October and run anytime from 10-18 October.  Sign up and instructions are online:  https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/TX/Belton/AJHowardMemorial5K


SAVE THESE DATES:

PLEASE DO NOT PLAN ANYTHING FOR THE ENTIRE DAY ON THESE DATES!

Saturday, November 7 - UIL Region Marching Contest - Robinson, TX.

Saturday, December 5 - UIL Area Marching Contest - Hays CISD, Buda, TX.

Tuesday, December 15 - UIL State Marching Contest - Alamodome, San Antonio, TX. (just in case :)


Rehearsals/Events -  10/12 - 10/31:

*Bring Flip Folders, Fanny Packs, knee pads & Water to every rehearsal*

Monday 10/12 - rehearsal 5-7:00pm - parking lot practice field

Tuesday 10/13 - rehearsal 5-7:00pm - parking lot practice field

Wednesday 10/14 - Spirit night fundraiser - Panda Express on Adams

Thursday 10/15 - rehearsal 5-7:00pm - TIGER STADIUM-MS students in stands AND Clinician!  WEAR RED M100 T-SHIRT OR SOLID RED SHIRT. 

Monday 10/19 - rehearsal 5-7:00pm - parking lot practice field

Tuesday 10/20 - rehearsal 5-7:00pm - parking lot practice field

Wednesday 10/21 - Pep Rally performance - TIGER STADIUM

*itinerary here: https://www.beltonmarching100.com/itineraries

Thursday 10/22 - rehearsal 5-7:00pm - parking lot practice field

Friday 10/23 - Home Football Game - 

*itinerary here:  https://www.beltonmarching100.com/itineraries

Monday 10/26 - rehearsal 5-7:00pm - parking lot practice field

Tuesday 10/27 - rehearsal 5-7:00pm - parking lot practice field

Thursday 10/29 - rehearsal 5-7:00pm - parking lot practice field

SATURDAY 10/31 - 10AM-Noon. TIGER STADIUM.   Special Pre-UIL rehearsal and clinic with paid clinicians.  Fun Halloween surprises after rehearsal :-)

THE FOLLOWING SATURDAY (Nov. 7th)  IS OUR FIRST CONTEST!!!!!!!!



FULL UNIFORM FOR NEXT GAME

Full uniform for our next football game on October 23rd.  Watch your email for details as we get closer to the game.  PLEASE make sure your child has been fitted for a uniform (we started the fittings during the first week of September) and re-fitted if their uniform has been altered or if we’ve ordered one for them.  Please contact our uniform coordinator, Cassie Fothergill at cassie.fothergill@gmail.com if you have ANY uniform needs.  

IF YOU STILL NEED MARCHING SHOES - they are sold at local department store - Cochran, Blair, and Potts.  Please contact them and ask about Belton HS Band marching shoes.



EATING BEFORE GAMES

Students - you MUST eat before football games.  

  • IF you can’t get home and can’t get to any food, LET OUR BOOSTERS KNOW so we can order food for you and you can eat at BHS before the game.   Mrs. Cobb will send another email before the next game to get orders.  Please sign up.

You will see a charge in your Charms account miscellaneous ledger.  YOU DON’T HAVE TO PAY IN CHARMS!  Bring cash or check to me (Mrs. Gill) and I’ll put it in the safe.  


NO EATING IN UNIFORM DURING THE GAME.  ONLY WATER ALLOWED. (if your child must eat during the game due to medical reasons, please let us know.)



REMINDER ON 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

If you are using a school owned instrument (including percussion), you will be assessed an instrument rental fee of $62.50 per instrument per semester.  We will ask for payment of these fees during the second week of school (Sept. 14th).  Payments will be delivered to Mrs. Gill and not paid through Charms.  Payments only in the form of cash (in an envelope with student’s name on it) or check made out to Belton HS Band.  Payments are deposited into an account to be used for repair and general maintenance on instruments.  Students should have received a form indicating the amount they owe in class or by email.  If you have questions about how much you owe - please email shannon.gill@bisd.net. 

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


FORMS  

Can be emailed to shannon.gill@bisd.net OR bring them by the school. PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL PHOTOS - MUST BE SCANS.

FORMS link:

https://www.beltonmarching100.com/blank-page-1


CARPOOL OPTIONS

ttps://www.beltonmarching100.com/carpool-volunteers

(Password is M100)


COORDINATE SHEETS

https://www.beltonmarching100.com/coordinate-sheets  (password is M100)


M100 INSTRUMENTAL PRIVATE LESSON SCHOLARSHIPS!

As a result of your fundraising efforts and generous donations, the BHS Band Boosters are excited to be able to offer private lesson scholarships to our woodwind, brass, and percussion students!

The Belton High School Band Private Lesson Scholarship program is designed to help students offset the financial impact of private lesson study.  If awarded, the scholarship will cover half of the student’s weekly private lesson fee.  The student financial responsibility will be reduced 50% per lesson.  The student portion of payment should be paid directly to the private lesson teacher at the beginning of each month or whenever the lesson teacher has requested payment be made.

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

ALL PRIVATE LESSONS WILL BE CONDUCTED VIRTUALLY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Parents need to contact lesson teachers directly to set up private lessons.

Lessons are STRONGLY encouraged for musical advancement but ESPECIALLY this year when the amount of time we the directors will spend with students will be greatly reduced (especially in the hybrid model).  Thank you!


*Online form is not fillable (sorry-I don’t have Adobe).  I will have paper copies in the band hall if you need.  Return forms to Mrs. Gill (or email to shannon.gill@bisd.net)


REHEARSALS, GAMES, CONTESTS

All on the band calendar.  Please check weekly to ensure you know what’s going on for the week!

https://www.beltonmarching100.com/calendar


ON-GOING FUNDRAISERS

  1. NEW HATS &  CLEAR STADIUM BAGS THAT WILL BE REQUIRED THIS FALL TO ENTER TIGER STADIUM. Find them here:

https://www.beltonmarching100.com/shop

  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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