Weekend Update 10-17-21
Dear M100 Family,
Congratulations to the M100 for a fantastic show on Saturday and earning straight 1’s at UIL!!!!! You’ve qualified for the Area competition on Saturday, Oct. 30th! Students and Parents will receive more details regarding this competition soon but please reserve the entire day for this event. Much work to do this coming week and next to prepare! Thank you once again to all of our awesome parent volunteers! It truly takes a NASA-sized Launch Crew to “Shoot for the Moon”! We appreciate you!!!
Here’s a video of our UIL performance yesterday, 10-16-21: https://youtu.be/RwF9TiHBEBE
For some great pictures - visit the Belton Band Boosters Facebook page:
To join a class, text the code to 81010
All Students & Parents: @m1002021 ( 2021-2022 M100)
Leadership: @m100lead ( 2021-2022 Leadership)
M100 GROUP PANORAMIC PICTURE
The M100 Panoramic Picture was taken by the Goldbeck Co. on Friday, Oct. 15th.
Goldbeck will be right outside the BHS Band Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 19th for students to pay for and pick up the pictures they ordered. Bring cash, credit card, or check made payable to “Goldbeck Company” between 11:30am - 2pm.
New Tech Students - If you can't be at BHS during that time, put your money in an envelope and label with your name and give to Mrs. Gill prior. I'll deliver the payment and pick up the picture for you and hold it in my office.
Flyers available in the band hall and attached here:
INDIVIDUAL BAND PICTURES
If you ordered pictures but did not receive them, please contact https://www.phototexasphotography.com. Thanks!
NEW TECH NHS INDUCTION - 10/20/21
Congratulations to the 13 M100 students who will be inducted into NHS from New Tech this year! We know you have a mandatory induction that evening from 5-6:15pm. PLEASE make every effort to get to practice as soon as you can afterwards. We have a paid clinician AND we are preparing for AREA contest the next week. Thanks so much! Here are the students to be recognized:
Kylee Bell, Liam Bower, Ava Cromwell, Scarlett Finch, Emily Lanham, Nathaniel Neiser, Aiden Orsag, Darlan Paz, Daylyn Porter, David Seda, Cole Vance, Jacob Wiley, and Tim McCormick.
BHS students - We have not heard which of you are being inducted into NHS this year. Please let us know! :-)
NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLAR RECOGNITION
Congratulations to Andrew Johnson as he will be recognized tomorrow at the BISD Board Meeting for the National Merit Scholar recognitions! If there are any other M100 members - please let us know!
THIS WEEK’S REHEARSAL / GAME SCHEDULE:
Monday 10/18: 5-7:30pm Parking Lot
Tuesday 10/19: 5-8pm Parking Lot
Wednesday 10/20: 5-7:30pm Parking Lot with Clinician
Thursday 10/21: AWAY game BHS vs. Ellison. See itinerary here: https://www.beltonmarching100.com/itineraries
Friday 10/22: Nada! Get some rest!
FUTURE DATES / TIMES - MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Monday, Oct. 25 - 5-7pm parking lot
Tuesday, Oct. 26 - 5-7pm parking lot
Wednesday, Oct. 27 - 5-7pm parking lot
Thursday, Oct. 28 - Away game - BHS vs. Shoemaker
Friday, Oct. 29 - 5-7pm in the STADIUM!
Saturday, Oct. 30 - UIL AREA D MARCHING CONTEST - Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex, 10211 W Parmer Ln, Austin, TX 78717. Schedule coming soon.
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 -
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
The end of the 9 weeks was Friday, Oct. 15th. IF you become (or remain) ineligible, an email will be sent to the student and parent by me (Gill) as soon as I receive the official ineligible student report from BHS and New Tech - most likely by Wednesday, Oct. 20th. Please remember there is always a grace period of a week after grade checks for eligibility status to change (become ineligible or gain eligibility) meaning that the status will change at 4:25pm on Oct. 22nd. Those who failed a regular credit class at the Oct. 15th grade check will not lose eligibility for the Oct. 21st game. AP and Advanced classes don’t count towards eligibility. PLEASE EMAIL ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR DOUBTS ABOUT ELIGIBILITY! 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!
*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.