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Weekend Update 10-11-21

Dear M100 Family,

Happy Monday! No school today, no rehearsal. Great job on Saturday at TMC! We are proud of your progress and we have much to do this week as we prepare for UIL! Keep pushing! We got some excellent feedback from the judges and we will incorporate their suggestions as we continue to get the rest of our show on the field! See you tomorrow - rehearsal starts at 5pm!


For some great pictures - visit the Belton Band Boosters Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/BeltonBandBoosters



BAND REMIND:

To join a class, text the code to 81010


All Students & Parents: @m1002021 ( 2021-2022 M100)

Leadership: @m100lead ( 2021-2022 Leadership)


END OF THE 9 WEEKS IS THIS FRIDAY, OCT. 15TH!

Things to keep in mind:

  1. Even if you passed on Sept. 24th grade check, you can become ineligible if you fail a regular credit class (below a 70) at the Oct. 15th grade check. You must be passing to be eligible!!!!!!!

  2. Use Today and Tuesday to get caught up on homework and spend at least an hour a day memorizing Part 4 of the show if you haven’t already!


INDIVIDUAL BAND PICTURES

If you ordered pictures but did not receive them, please contact https://www.phototexasphotography.com. Thanks!


M100 GROUP PICTURES - THIS FRIDAY, OCT. 15th

A Panoramic Picture will be taken by the Goldbeck Co. in our band practice field on Friday, Oct. 15th at 5:45pm (before the game). Students will be in full traditional uniform (no shakos) with instruments. Students may purchase a picture if they want.

Please see the NEW attached flyer for more information.


Goldbeck pictures Oct. 15
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THIS WEEK’S REHEARSAL / GAME SCHEDULE:

Monday 10/11: NO SCHOOL / NO REHEARSAL - CATCH UP ON HOMEWORK/MEMORIZE PART 4!!!!!!!!

Tuesday 10/12: NO SCHOOL / REHEARSAL - 5-8pm - meet in band hall first, then outside

Wednesday 10/13: 5-7:30pm - Tiger Stadium with Clinician

Thursday 10/14: 5-7:30pm - parking lot

Friday 10/15: HOME game BHS vs. Temple. See itinerary here: https://www.beltonmarching100.com/itineraries

Saturday, 10/16 -Region 8 UIL Marching Contest. Itinerary here: https://www.beltonmarching100.com/itineraries


FUTURE DATES / TIMES - MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW PLEASE!

Monday, Oct. 18 - 5-7:30pm parking lot

Tuesday, Oct. 19 - 5-8pm parking lot

Wednesday, Oct. 20 - 5-7:30pm parking lot with 2 clinicians!

Thursday, Oct. 21 - Away game - BHS vs. Ellison

Friday, Oct. 22 - No rehearsal


Saturday, Oct. 30 - UIL AREA D MARCHING CONTEST - if we qualify. No schedule yet.



RETURN TO PARTICIPATION AFTER A COVID DIAGNOSIS - WOODWINDS/BRASS/PERCUSSION/COLORGUARD:

(This was sent out Friday, Aug. 27th)


We only need a note from a doctor IF your child had a positive diagnosis of COVID from a doctor.


This is the process we will use regarding a student returning (after a positive COVID diagnosis) to participation in band (includes Colorguard) STARTING MONDAY, AUGUST 30TH -

NOT RETROACTIVE.


  • IF your child has been diagnosed as COVID positive, when they are ready to return (based on the criteria explained by our school nurses), please have them bring a doctor's note - signed by a physician - saying that they are cleared to return to activity in band. THEY ARE TO BRING THIS NOTE TO ME-MRS. GILL. This is not a physical, this is a note from a doctor stating they are free from infection and able to return to the band and Colorguard activity.

  • I, Mrs. Gill, will make a copy of this note and give the original to our campus nurses so that they can inform those who need to know that your child is cleared to return. This includes proper coding in Skyward to reflect that they are back on campus and not at home.

The doctor's note allowing students to return to participation is a state UIL requirement this semester.

Thank you very much for your flexibility and understanding as we navigate through recent challenges.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you!


NO PASS / NO PLAY - ELIGIBILITY FOR ALL STUDENTS IN EXTRACURRICULARS

Eligibility - participation at games and contests is included in the No Pass / No Play rule.

PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY.


Here is the timeline for grade checks, etc.:



  • Oct. 15th - If you ARE passing on this date, you are eligible until the next report card on Dec. 17th!

IF you were ineligible from the last grade check but are now eligible, you can come to the game on the 28th, Contest on Oct. 30th, and the Nov. 5th game.

  • IF you were ineligible at the last grade check (9/24) and are still ineligible as of 10/15, you are out until Dec. 17th (not able to go to any games/contests).


  • IF you are not passing on Oct. 15th, you will not be able to go to the game on Oct. 28th, and the Area contest on Oct. 30th.


YOU HAVE TO PASS ON BOTH SEPT. 24TH AND OCT. 15TH -

TWO MAJOR GRADE CHECKS FOR UIL IN THE FALL SEMESTER.


Bottom Line - PASS ALL YOUR CLASSES BY THE SEPT. 24TH AND OCT. 15TH GRADE CHECKS AND

YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE WHOLE MARCHING SEASON!


*Please ask a director if you have any questions about how these eligibility rules work.

Thank you!


PARTICIPATION IN MARCHING BAND - AFTER SCHOOL REHEARSALS

  • Always bring your gallon jug of water to rehearsals and hydrate all day!

  • Eat healthy meals throughout the day

  • If a student has to sit out of practice for more than 20 minutes, we will call home and ask for that student to be picked up or ask them to leave practice (if they drive).

  • If a student is not able to participate, for health or other reasons, consistently (reoccurring issue - many days or weeks in a row, for example), a parent conference (live, zoom, or phone call) will be scheduled to discuss whether or not the student is able to continue in the organization and what that participation might look like. Band is a physical activity and students must be in good physical condition and take care of themselves to participate.

WIND ENSEMBLE MEMBERS

Please remember that 1st period will be starting at 8am when we return from Winter Break (January). Please arrange for transportation now and let Mrs. Gill know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you!


BAND “UNDERS”

If you ordered Unders at or before Everything Day, your child should have received them in their band class. If you did not receive them or still need to place an order - contact Cassie Fothergill (Booster Pres.) - cassie.fothergill@gmail.com

Also contact Cassie Fothergill if you still need to purchase marching shoes. She will advise.


SAT/ACT TESTING - PLEASE DO NOT SCHEDULE TESTS ON CONTEST DAYS

Please see this chart for Band Approved SAT/ACT testing dates:


*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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