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Weekend Update 10-17-20

Dear M100 Family,

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!   Another excellent week for the M100!  We welcomed our middle school friends from SBMS and BMS this past Thursday at our stadium rehearsal as well as a special clinician! We’ve had excellent rehearsals this past week and gearing up for the game this coming Friday!  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!  


New Information covered in this update:

  • New eligibility update

  • Band uniform plan for up-coming game

  • Dec. band audition information

  • Booster position open - need to fill ASAP!

  • Parent code to purchase tickets for 10/23 game

  • Updates to our rehearsal/event schedule

  • Senior Night info.


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


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

The first eligibility check was yesterday, 10/16.  I’ve received further clarification recently from Administration and any assignments submitted up to 4:25pm yesterday can be counted toward student’s grades for eligibility purposes. Late assignments cannot be accepted after 4:25pm yesterday and count toward a student’s six week’s grade for eligibility purposes. Teachers are allowed to continue taking late work from students that can be applied to their grade, it just cannot impact their eligibility.  Teachers have until Tuesday at 4pm to get grades entered into Skyward. Gradebooks lock at 5pm on Tuesday.  Skyward is down for updates until 6pm tonight from what I’ve heard.


Students who fail one or more regular credit classes (doesn’t include most Advanced and all PAP and AP courses) once grades are final, will have to stop participating in band functions (games/contests) at 4:25pm on 10/23/20.  This means they cannot go to the game with the band on that day.  We directors will talk to these students personally whether live or virtually to make sure they know.


All students may participate in the Pep Rally on 10/21 whether they are eligible or not.


Students who have an Incomplete in Skyward for the 6 weeks, have one week to make up their work and get it turned in - must have all missing work to teachers by 4:25pm on 10/23/20.



BAND UNIFORMS - READ ALL OF THIS PLEASE!

We will wear our uniforms for the game this coming Friday.  Here’s the Plan:

  • Go to the band hall after the rehearsal on Mon. 10/19 and pick up your uniform in it’s bag.  You won’t need the hat (shako).

  • Take the uniform home and hang it up in your closet so it doesn’t wrinkle

  • Dress completely before coming to school for inspection Friday, 10/23.  You will wear appropriate under clothes - can be your M100 unders or any short shorts(black) that don’t bunch up under your marching pants and short sleeved, tight-fitting top or tank top that is solid black.  If you feel you might get very cold, you can wear a long-sleeved long underwear type top but your under clothes need to be tight-fitting.  Under clothes must not show from under the uniform.  

  • Uniform consists of:   marching jacket, marching bibbers (pants), long black socks (you provide), and marching shoes (you have purchased).  (appropriate unders as discussed above).  We will wear PINK gloves for this game to show support for breast cancer research. They will be in your uniform bag - outside zipper pocket.

  • Hair - Girls - long hair will be back in a low, tight bun as discussed in previous weekend updates.  We will put a clip-on rose in your hair to compliment the show theme for halftime.  Boys with long hair will need to make sure it is not in your face and is off the collar.  Come see a director if you have long hair and we will advise.

  • NO JEWELRY.  NOT EVEN SMALL STUDS PLEASE.  NO EARRINGS, NECKLACES, BRACELETS, RINGS, ETC.  Come talk to a director if you have to wear medical jewelry or have some other extenuating circumstance.

  • Come to school on 10/23 at the appropriate time for inspection fully dressed with your instrument, flip folder, and water bottle filled with water.  LEAVE YOUR UNIFORM BAG AT HOME.  You will wear your uniform home after the game.  At HOME - hang it up neatly on it’s hangers and do not put it in it’s bag - let it air out!  DO NOT LAUNDER.

  • RETURN THE UNIFORM MONDAY, 10/26 when you come to school or after school before you head to the marching field for practice.  You will hang it up on it’s proper rack in it’s bag.


BAND AUDITIONS FOR SPRING 2021

As we said last semester, we would have formal auditions this coming December to ensure we have proper placement for the Spring bands and to allow our students an audition opportunity since we were unable to do so during the Spring quarantine.  

Our band auditions will  be done in the form of video recording submissions due to some of our members being  at-home learners and to ensure the auditions are fair across the board.

Audition music excerpts and instructions will be made available to all students on November 2nd.  Hard copies will be available and the information will also be posted to our website.  

Auditions will take place during the week of December 7-11.

Schedule changes could occur for Spring 2021 based on the results of these auditions.  Please be prepared.  Thank you!


BOOSTER POSITION OPEN

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our Booster Treasurer position is open. If any band parent  (from middle school to high school) would be interested in volunteering for the position, please email our Booster Pres. Sharon Cobb at sharon.cobb@bisd.net. 


PARENT CODE TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR 10/23 GAME

Here is the code and link for parents to be able to purchase their tickets for Cove vs Belton:

 Parent Code: PCOVE231

https://belton-isd.brushfire.com/bhs-football/477703?typeCode=PCOVE231

This link will go live Sunday, 10/18, @ 6pm and closes Tuesday, 10/20, @ 11:59pm.

 Questions/issues - please contact Natisha King in the Athletic Business office:

natisha.king@bisd.net

Once the link closes and should parents need additional tickets, they can use the following link on Wednesday, 10/21: https://belton-isd.brushfire.com/bhs-football/

FUNDRAISING NEWS

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 -  10/19 - 11/7:

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

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 :-)

Monday 11/2- rehearsal 5-7:00pm - parking lot practice field 

Tuesday 11/3- rehearsal 5-7:00pm - parking lot practice field

Thursday 11/5- rehearsal 5-7:00pm - parking lot practice field

Friday 11/6 - End of 9 weeks eligibility grade check.  Pass on this date and stay eligible until January!!!!!  

Home Football Game & Senior Night!  We will recognize our Seniors during halftime at this game and PLAY OUR SHOW AFTER THE GAME! 


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

Spectators will be allowed. More details to come as they are received.


SENIOR NIGHT ACTIVITIES AT THE 11/6 GAME 

Seniors will be recognized at halftime at the 11/6 game.  Seniors will have a special shirt they can wear in addition to their letter jackets if they want.  They will need to wear the formal band uniform for the performance after the game.  Parents are allowed to participate this year.  More details to come soon!


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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