Weekend Update 10-3-21
Dear M100 Family,
Hope everyone is enjoying your Sunday! A great week for the M100! Great rehearsals, excellent job at the Burning of the B, solid run of the show after the game Friday night and...Congratulations to all students and parent volunteers - two great performances Saturday at the Vista Ridge Marching Festival! The M100 placed 6th out of 10 in class 6A and 9th overall (out of 23) in Prelims. We placed 6th in Finals! Thank you students for your hard work and volunteers for your support - we ABSOLUTELY couldn’t do it without you! A special thanks to our FABULOUS Colorguard! These incredible students are not only performing exceptionally well but are also working so hard setting up and removing the super heavy vinyl floor for the show in addition to the responsibility of all of their own equipment! We have asked so much of you this year and you are doing an amazing job! All of your band family appreciate what you are doing for this team and we are so thankful for your contribution and dedication!
Special Congratulations to our brothers and sisters at Lake Belton HS! The Stampede placed 2nd in 4A at the Vista Ridge Contest and took the caption of Outstanding General Effect for 4A! Congrats to all! BISD was well represented on Saturday!
An exciting week to come as we work to get our final production on the field! Keep pushing M100! You’re doing great things!
For some great pictures of this weekend’s show - 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)
BELTON HS BAND BOOSTER MEETING
Monday, Oct. 4th - 6:30pm in the BHS Commons. All are welcome. Our volunteers are playing a HUGE role in this year’s show! Thank you to all and it’s a great year to get involved - we need you and appreciate you so much!!!!! (your kids really do! :-)
INDIVIDUAL BAND PICTURES
All students who ordered pictures and other items back in August should have received their items this week in their band class. Please ask your child for the pictures, magnets, cups, etc.
If you ordered pictures but did not receive them, please contact https://www.phototexasphotography.com. Thanks!
SAT/PSAT Prep Course - CONFLICTS WITH BAND REHEARSALS/CONTEST
Below you’ll see a flyer sent out recently advertising a free SAT/PSAT Prep Course for students. While we understand the importance of this course to many, we asked that you please take advantage of the one date (9/25) that does not conflict with band activities. Here are the dates and the band conflicts:
Tues. Oct. 5 - Conflict with rehearsal and we will have a paid clinician this day
Thurs. Oct. 7 - Conflict with rehearsal
Sat. Oct. 9 - This is our Texas Marching Classic Contest (all day). Major conflict!
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M100 GROUP PICTURES - RESCHEDULED FOR 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.
THIS WEEK’S REHEARSAL / GAME SCHEDULE:
Monday 10/4: 5-7pm - parking lot AND Band Booster Meeting - 6:30pm - BHS Commons
Tuesday 10/5: 5-7pm - parking lot
Wednesday 10/6: 5-7pm - Tiger Stadium with Clinician
Thursday 10/7: 5-7pm - parking lot
Friday 10/8: AWAY game BHS vs. Harker Heights.
10/8 BHS vs. Harker Heights
Event: Football Game - BHS vs Harker Heights HS
Date: Friday, October 8
Location: Leo Buckley Stadium - 500 N 38th St, Killeen, TX 76543
Uniform: Full Uniform – To be announced
DO NOT TAKE UNIFORMS HOME BEFORE OR AFTER THE GAME
For inspection, you’ll need:
Be in uniform. Long hair in tight buns, no fly-aways for anyone. Headbands and hair ties can be worn but black only please. Only very small, stud-type earrings allowed, no necklaces, rings, or bracelets. Watches are ok. No shakos for this game
M100 water jug filled with water only.
Flip folders, lyres (if you use one for your inst.), and instrument
Percussion and Guard - see Mr. Smith and Mr. Hudnall for your specific requirements
(Colorguard may have a different itinerary – see Mr. H.)
4:25pm - Eat quickly in commons-food provided by boosters / change into uniform
5:00pm - inspection for leaders in the orchestra room
5:05pm - inspection for all - stand in sections. (check Remind in case of location changes)
5:25pm - move to bus loop / load buses. Flutes, Cl, Alto Sax, Tpts., Mellos -will carry instruments on buses in cases. All other horns, perc., and guard equipment on the trailer (load during class. If you don’t have class, leave your horn out in the band hall the night before to be loaded - designated space)
5:40pm - buses leave
6:30pm - arrive at HHHS/unload and get into stands
7:00pm - in stands / warm-up
7:30pm - Game starts
10:00pm - Game is over - approx.
10:40pm - approx. time leaving Harker Heights
11:30pm - approx. arrival at BHS Band Hall / change out of uniform - HANG THEM BACK UP NEATLY ON YOUR RACK / unload trailer then dismissed
11:50pm – Band Hall closed (approx..)
*Game end time and arrival back at BHS is always APPROXIMATE. (we can’t control the speed of the game, traffic, or other factors) Students should always call or text when we are leaving a game so parents know when to pick them up. Students MAY use staff cell phones or school phones if they need them to make calls/text. Please arrange for a timely pick up of your child. Thank you!
DO NOT WEAR THE UNIFORM HOME.
PARENTS - Pick up students in front of the band hall - pick up/drop off drive in front of the school.
Saturday, Oct. 9 -Texas Marching Classic Marching Contest
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Prelims Performance Time: 2:30pm
Finals start time: 7:30pm (We will leave if we don’t make finals)
Location: Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex 10211 W. Parmer Lane, Austin, TX. 78717
Ticket Prices: http://texasmarchingclassic.ch2v.com/content.asp?PageID=9
Sold on-site. Pre-sales and online ticket sales not available.
9:00am – Rehearsal in Tiger Stadium
10:00am – load trailers/back to band hall to have a snack and change
10:45am – leadership inspection - Orchestra room (ok if loading crew is late)
10:50am – inspection for all - location to be announced
11:10am – load buses
11:30am – Leave (more snacks on bus)
12:30pm – arrive at TMC contest and check-in
1:30pm – warm-up
2:15pm – move to gate
2:30pm – enter field/perform
2:45pm – back to buses – change out of uniform – put on black show shirt and shorts
3:15-3:30pm – back in the stands to watch the rest of the contest / students may visit the concession stand and we will eat dinner at 5:30pm.
4:50pm – Prelims awards (Drum Majors and Colorguard Captains - full retreat in uniform)
5:30pm – Dinner either on site, in bus, or to be handed out at BHS if we return early
IF WE MAKE FINALS:
(We won’t know when we perform until the order is communicated after prelims results are announced.) Students would be allowed to purchase items from concessions before or after we perform depending on the timeline.
7:30pm - Finals Begin
10:45pm - Finals Awards (approximate)
11:15pm - clear stadium (approximate)
11:30pm-11:45PM - leave for BHS
12:30am - 12:45am - approximate arrival at BHS / unload trailers / hang up uniforms / dismissed
1:30am - Band Hall closed
IF WE DON’T MAKE FINALS:
6:30pm – leave for BHS (approx..). Mrs. Gill will send a Remind.
7:30pm – arrive at BHS (approx..) unload trailers / hang up uniforms / dismissed / grab food on your way out (unless we ate on site or in bus)
8:30pm – Band Hall closed
FUTURE DATES / TIMES - MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW PLEASE!
Monday, Oct. 11 - no rehearsal
Tuesday, Oct. 12 - 5-8pm rehearsal
Wednesday, Oct. 13 - 5-7:30pm rehearsal
Thursday, Oct. 14 - 5-7:30pm rehearsal
Friday, Oct. 15 - Home Game against Temple
Saturday, Oct. 16 - UIL REGION 8 MARCHING CONTEST - PERFORMANCE TIME IS 5:00PM. This is a “one and done” contest - there are no Prelims and Finals - only one performance and then individual ratings, no rankings until the Area contest if we qualify. Itinerary coming out soon!
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 -
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. 21, 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.
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!
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.) - email@example.com
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 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.