Weekend Update 10-24-21
Dear M100 Family,
Great week of rehearsals and a fine performance at the game on Thursday! Hope everyone is enjoying this glorious weekend! Next week is the big push to Area competition! We need 100% participation at rehearsals to have our best performance on the 30th! Let’s finish this season strong!
Please read important information in this update - Area itinerary and more!
Seniors - Do this now!
We need your information for the Senior Recognition at the Nov. 5th game. Please fill out this form - due Wednesday, October 27th:
UIL AREA D CONTEST ITINERARY
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Kelly Reeves Stadium, Round Rock ISD
CLEAR BAG POLICY IN EFFECT
Gate Fees: $5 per person - School Age and Above for ALL DAY (Cash only) 5 yr. olds and under are free.
Students - You’ll Need:
Unders, long black socks, marching shoes, water jug, instrument, show t-shirt, jeans, pants, or shorts and tennis shoes to wear after performance, MONEY for possible dinner and excess for mall / souvenirs (optional).(DO NOT PURCHASE ANY ITEMS YOU CAN’T TAKE ON THE BUS - NOTHING BIG AND NOTHING THAT WOULDN’T BE ALLOWED IN SCHOOL)
Eat a good, healthy breakfast BEFORE you come to school today.
5:30am - Band Hall open
5:45am - everyone at stadium / warming up / tuning….
6:00am-7:00am - Practice in stadium. Wear Show T-Shirt. Jackets are ok too if it’s cold.
When over - Load sousaphones, baritones, mellophones, low reeds, and podiums on appropriate trailers. Upon return to the band hall, grab a breakfast taco from the boosters in commons. Eat quickly - don’t be late for inspection.
7:35am - leadership inspection
7:40am - inspection for all - location to be announced
7:50am - load buses
8:00am - leave BHS (breakfast snacks on bus)
9:00am - arrive at Kelly Reeves Stadium / unload
10:00am - Warm-Up (warm-up B)
10:30am - move to stadium
10:40am - move to field
10:45am - Perform
11:00am - PIT, BATTERY, SOUSAS, BARITONES, MELLOPHONES, LOW REEDS, AND LOADING CREW TO TRAILERS IMMEDIATELY AFTER PERFORMANCE. All others - go to the buses - change into Show T-shirt and shorts or jeans/pants. Once trucks are fully loaded, we will leave for Lakeline Mall (see mall info. below)
12:00pm - leave for Lakeline Mall
12:30pm - 3:00pm - You will be given $10 from Chaperones. Bring extra $$$ if you want.
Eat lunch in the mall and shop. DO NOT LEAVE THE MALL!!!!
3:00pm - Back on the bus / check roll / return to contest
3:30pm - At the contest - move as a group to the stands to watch bands / sit first, then you may purchase concessions and souvenirs if you want but remember - you can’t enter the stands when another band is performing. You have to wait to enter between performances.
6:00pm - Drum Majors - be in uniform and move to staging for results
6:30pm - Announcement of Results. Finals participants will be announced.
IF WE MAKE FINALS (They take 10 - see schedule attached below)
Performances run from 8pm-10:30pm
11:15pm - Results announced
11:45pm -12:00am - leave contest
12:45am - 1:00am - Back at BHS / unload trailers / turn in uniforms
1:45am - Band Hall closed (we hope!)
*For dinner - students will need to purchase concessions for dinner at some point while we are at the contest if we make Finals. Timing depends on when we would perform. Please contact Mrs. Gill (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have a concern.
IF WE DO NOT MAKE FINALS
Approximately 7:15pm - on the buses to leave
Approximately 8:15pm - 8:30pm - back at BHS / unload / turn in uniform
9:30pm - Band Hall closed
*As always, please be at BHS to pick up your child in front of the school. Above times are approximate. Mrs. Gill will send out an alert when the band leaves the contest to return home via the Remind app. If you haven’t signed up for Remind yet, please do! Information on the home page of our website - beltonmarching100.com.
Mrs. Gill’s cell phone for emergencies: 512 296-8210
*Lakeline Mall: 111200 Lakeline Mall Dr, Cedar Park, TX 786131https://www.simon.com/mall/lakeline-mall
SPECTATOR INFORMATION AT AREA CONTEST - Additional information for spectators will be available at:https://www.uilmusicregion18.com/area-dates-sites-and-schedules.html
Admission: $5.00, 5 and under Free. Cash Only.
CLEAR BAG POLICY - Please read: https://athletics.roundrockisd.org/clear-bag-policy/
● Lunch/Dinner menu will be available at Concessions. Cash and Credit Cards will be accepted.
● Spectator parking will be in the south parking lot. We expect the parking area to reach capacity. Please encourage your parents to carpool to help with the limited parking situation.
● We will have overflow spectator parking available at Pearson Ranch Middle School with a shuttle available from 12pm-12am. Spectators will need to allow at least one hour of extra time if parking at this location and catching the shuttle.
● Due to limited space, grills will not be allowed in the parking area.
SENIOR RECOGNITION at Nov. 5th Football Game
We are looking forward to celebrating our seniors during halftime of the last home game on November 5th. The blank senior sign papers are in the band hall and available for pick up. Students should create a representation of their name and interests with markers or paints. The lettering should be bold and easily visible from the home stands. Students should allow a 2 inch border around the sign for taping. Completed signs are due Friday, October 29th. Senior sign assembly will take place on Monday, November 1st @ 5pm. A crew of 5-10 volunteers is needed for this task. On Thursday, November 4th, we will have a practice for seniors and their parents from 6:00-6:30pm in our parking lot practice field. Seniors may wear senior shirts and letter jackets during halftime (along with bibbers). We will wear our proper marching uniforms for the performance after the game. Seniors will vote for Custom tops or traditional uniforms. Voting will take place soon.
Seniors - We need your information! Please fill out this form - due Wednesday, October 27th:
Parents - Details about game itinerary and logistics coming soon!
THIS WEEK’S REHEARSAL / GAME SCHEDULE:
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. Itinerary here: https://www.beltonmarching100.com/itineraries
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. See itinerary above and here:
FUTURE DATES / TIMES - MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
If we DO NOT qualify for State Marching Contest:
Monday, Nov. 1 - Percussion only rehearsal 5-7pm - Band Hall
Wednesday, Nov. 3 - Percussion only rehearsal 5-7pm - Stadium
Thursday, Nov. 4 - Full Band rehearsal 5-6pm / Seniors 6-6:30pm - parking lot
Friday, Nov. 5 - Home game - BHS vs. Killeen. Senior Night for Band and Belles/Military Appreciation. We will perform our show after the game!
Saturday, Nov. 6 - Percussion section will compete in the Drums Along the Brazos Drumline Competition. Mr. Smith will provide an itinerary.
Monday, November 8 - Belton Band Booster Meeting - 6:30pm - BHS Commons
IF WE QUALIFY for State Marching Contest:
*will update rehearsal schedule to include 8 hours of rehearsal after school the week of Nov. 1-5.
State Marching Contest for 6A is November 8 and 9 in San Antonio, TX.
FREE CRIB - A Message from one of our Band Family
From Autumn Brown:
I have a crib and mattress that need a home, and before I donate it elsewhere, I wanted to reach out to our band family. It's in good, used condition, with a cosmetic issue. The decorative front piece is partially missing....happened in a move. Other than that, it's fine. Comes with an organic cotton mattress. It can be picked up in West Temple. Those interested can text me.. my cell is 254-721-0009. Photo HERE: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HWlWHTEUSTg9kmXuGQMW4OiIsPSEZW6o?usp=sharing
Thanks so much,
UMHB FREE BRASS CLINICS - TMEA ALL-STATE AUDITION MUSIC
The Brass Faculty at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor will be hosting a day of free clinics on the TMEA and ATSSB audition material on November 14th, and we would love to see your students there!
Clinics will begin at 10:00am and go until 2pm:
TMEA Trumpet, Horn, Tenor Trombone, and Euphonium etude clinics
ATSSB Trumpet and Horn, and TMEA Bass Trombone and Tuba etude clinics
Registration is free and this will be a great opportunity to refine audition material and explore the beautiful campus and facilities of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor!
Scan the QR code on the attached flyer or click the following link to register: https://forms.gle/LcQ7ACTpGR14Z2YR9
We hope to see you and your students there!
Dr. Matthew Kundler
Instructor of Tuba, Euphonium, and Brass Chamber Music
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Miraphone Performing Artist
To join a class, text the code to 81010
All Students & Parents: @m1002021 ( 2021-2022 M100)
Leadership: @m100lead ( 2021-2022 Leadership)
INDIVIDUAL BAND PICTURES
If you ordered pictures but did not receive them, please contact https://www.phototexasphotography.com. Thanks!
For some great pictures of the M100 - visit the Belton Band Boosters Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BeltonBandBoosters
RETURN TO PARTICIPATION AFTER A COVID DIAGNOSIS - PLEASE CONTACT A BHS NURSE FOR INFORMATION ON PROPER RETURN PROCEDURE. THANK YOU.
NO PASS / NO PLAY - ELIGIBILITY FOR ALL STUDENTS IN EXTRACURRICULARS
As of today, Sunday, Oct. 24th, all parents have been notified of their child’s ineligibility. The email states what class or classes they were failing and when they can regain eligibility. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.