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Weekend Update 10-4-20

Dear M100 Family,

Hope everyone is having a nice, restful weekend.   We are moving right along in the M100 and progressing nicely in our marching show preparation.  Thank you all for your continued commitment to rehearsal attendance and individual student practice in the areas of all region music preparation.   Please continue to engage in masking and social distancing so that we can all stay healthy and continue to work with one another in person!  


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 exposed or are 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


FUNDRAISING NEWS

Thanks to all who supported our Pizza Hut night this past Wednesday! 

The next spirit night will be on October 14th at Panda Express.

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 -  10/5 - 10/23:

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


Monday 10/5 - rehearsal 5-7:00pm - parking lot practice field

Tuesday 10/6 - rehearsal 5-7:00pm - TIGER STADIUM

Thursday 10/8 - rehearsal 5-7:00pm - parking lot practice field

Monday 10/12 - rehearsal 5-7:00pm - parking lot practice field

Tuesday 10/13 - rehearsal 5-7:00pm - parking lot practice field

Wednesday 10/14 - Spirit night fundraiser - Panda Express on Adams

Thursday 10/15 - rehearsal 5-7:00pm - TIGER STADIUM

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

Thursday 10/22 - rehearsal 5-7:00pm - parking lot practice field

Friday 10/23 - Home Football Game - more details to come



FULL UNIFORM FOR NEXT GAME

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, we should be in full uniform for our next football game on October 23rd.  We will send more details well in advance of that performance.  PLEASE make sure your child has been fitted for a uniform (we started the fittings during the first week of September) and re-fitted if their uniform has been altered or if we’ve ordered one for them.  Please contact our uniform coordinator, Cassie Fothergill at cassie.fothergill@gmail.com if you have ANY uniform needs.  Please contact her well before the next game so that she can help you especially if we have to order a uniform piece or get it altered.  Sometimes orders take a long time to get in so we need to know your needs well in advance.  Thank you!!!


IF YOU STILL NEED MARCHING SHOES - they are sold at local department store - Cochran, Blair, and Potts.  Please contact them and ask about Belton HS Band marching shoes.


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.


LETTER JACKETS

Those who ordered during our second round of orders - the company has informed us that those jackets are to be shipped on Oct. 9th.  No indication of when exactly they would be at BHS but we will look for them the week of Oct. 12th.



REMINDER - 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

As we go into Scenario 3 this coming week - 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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