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Weekend Update 10/8/2023

Dear M100 Family,


Happy 2nd day of your 3-day weekend! I hope you are able to find some time to rest as we prepare for our UIL contest on Saturday! We have a plan of attack to finish learning the show this week! Please look over this entire update, as there have been a few updates to our rehearsal schedule for the coming weeks. Let’s get after it! Here is your weekend update!


UPCOMING DATES

Monday, October 9 - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, October 10 - M100 Rehearsal - 5:00pm-7:30pm

Wednesday, October 11 - M100 Rehearsal, 5:00pm-8:00pm

Thursday, October 12 - M100 Rehearsal, 5:00pm-7:30pm

Friday, October 13, - Home FB Game vs. Connally HS

Saturday, October 14 - UIL Region 8 Marching Contest

*Monday, October 16 - M100 Rehearsal - 5:00pm-7:00pm - THIS IS A SCHEDULE CHANGE

Tuesday, October 17 - M100 Rehearsal - 5:00pm-7:00pm

Wednesday, October 18 - M100 Rehearsal - 5:00pm-7:00pm (STADIUM)

Thursday, October 19 - M100 Rehearsal - 5:00pm-7:00pm

*Friday, October 20 - NO REHEARSAL - THIS IS A SCHEDULE CHANGE

Saturday, October 28 - UIL Area D Marching Contest


VISTA RIDGE MARCHING FESTIVAL RESULTS

On Saturday, October 7 , the Marching 100 performed at the Vista Rige Marching Festival in Fredericksburg, TX. At this competition, we placed 13th out of 22 bands, and 4th out of the 9 5A schools. We have received very constructive feedback from the judges at this contest and the M100 staff is looking forward to applying this feedback as we prepare for UIL!


You can watch a video of our performance by clicking HERE! (Thank you Mr. Pulley and Mr. Morehouse!)


ELIGIBILITY CHECK THIS WEEK!

The next eligibility check will be THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14 AT 4:25PM. YOU CAN STILL LOSE YOUR ELIGIBILITY EVEN IF YOU PASSED THE FIRST ELIGIBILITY CHECK. ANY STUDENT WITH A GRADE BELOW A 70 IN AN ON-LEVEL CLASS WILL BECOME INELIGIBLE THE FOLLOWING WEEK. NO FOOTBALL GAMES, NO MARCHING CONTESTS.


  1. STUDENTS ARE STILL REQUIRED TO ATTEND REHEARSALS IF THEY ARE INELIGIBLE. In the event that a student regains their eligibility, attending rehearsals will prevent the need to catch up after three weeks.

  2. Students that had failing grades in an on-level class on Friday, September 22, will become ineligible beginning on Friday, September 29 at 4:25pm. These students will not be allowed to attend the following events:

9/29 FB vs. Elgin

9/30 Hill Country Marching Festival

10/6 FB @ Rouse

10/7 Vista Ridge Marching Festival

10/13 FB vs. Connally

10/14 UIL Region 8 Marching Contest

  1. Students will be able to regain eligibility if all on-level grades are a 70 or above on the date of the next eligibility check, which is Friday, October 13. Eligibility will be reinstated on Friday, October 20th at 4:25pm.

  2. Since Friday, October 13 is the last day of the 9 week grading period, STUDENTS CAN STILL LOSE THEIR ELIGIBILITY AT THIS TIME! It is imperative that all students continue to monitor their grades, even if they passed the first eligibility check.

  3. All students that are eligible at the next eligibility check will be eligible for the rest of the semester.


10/13 HOME FOOTBALL GAME VS. CONNALLY HS

Our next football game of the season will be a home football game against Connally HS (Pflugerville) at Tiger Field. You can view the itinerary for the game by clicking HERE, or by checking the “Itineraries” tab on the front page of the band website!


NOTE: Before the game, we will go to the practice field for our full band picture.


PLEASE EMAIL boostercalendar@gmail.com IF YOU HAVE ANY UNIFORM ISSUES!


10/14 UIL REGION 8 CONTEST *UPDATE*

The Marching 100 will be performing at the Vista Ridge Marching Festival this Saturday, October 14 at 4:15pm!


*THE ITINERARY HAS BEEN UPDATED* After consulting with other band directors in the area on how they are handling the eclipse, we have decided that we WILL HAVE REHEARSAL ON THE DAY OF UIL AT THE STADIUM. WE WILL SIMPLY NOT LOOK AT THE SUN AND EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE!


Click HERE to view the itinerary for the UIL Contest.


10/16 M100 REHEARSAL

Due to an unanticipated conflict, we will NOT have rehearsal on Friday, October 20. Instead, we will rehearse on Monday, October 16 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. I apologize for any inconvenience that may arise due to the schedule change.


VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED

Parents and guardians, please click on the following links to access the sign-ups for volunteering throughout the season! The M100 would not be the organization that it is without the support of the parents and boosters, and volunteering your time is one of the best ways to keep the M100 going strong!


THANK YOU TO ALL PARENTS THAT HAVE HELPED US SO FAR! FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, PLEASE ENTER THE STADIUM FROM THE VISITORS SIDE BEHIND THE BAND STANDS. ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, MEET AT THE STADIUM FOR THE REHEARSAL AT 10:30AM.


WE HAVE A NEW “VIDEOGRAPHER” SLOT OPEN FOR A VOLUNTEER TO TAKE A VIDEO OF OUR HALFTIME PERFORMANCES. Please click the “PROP PUSHING SIGN-UP” link below to view the volunteer slot. Thank you!




PREVIOUS INFORMATION AND UPDATES

SNACK DROP OFF

If you would like to drop off snacks and drinks for our upcoming games and contests, you can do so on Tuesdays after our band rehearsals. Drop off location will be at the band hall. This week we are on the lookout for sweet snacks! (Gatorade Zero/Powerade Zero, Skittles, cookies, fruit snacks and non-melting sweets!) Thank you so much for your support of the M100!


M100 AFTER SCHOOL REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

The M100 calendar has been updated with all of the rehearsals for the upcoming school year. You can access the calendar on beltonmarching100.com/calendar. Here are a few things to keep in mind regarding these rehearsals.

  • Any anticipated conflicts need to be communicated to a director ASAP! If you know of any conflicts, please email kevin.kwaku@bisd.net.

  • There are various construction projects occurring between the band hall and our practice field. More effort will be needed to arrive at the practice field on time for rehearsals.

  • Throughout the season, we will be hosting guest clinicians to assist in elevating the quality of our program. These individuals have experienced a great deal of success in the marching activity. In order to make the most of these opportunities, we MUST have quality attendance at these rehearsals. Please avoid conflicts with the following dates.

  • Wednesday, October 18, 5:00pm-7:00pm with Manny Maldonado (Cedar Park HS, CTJ HS, Belton HS Program Coordinator)

M100 REMIND FOR 2023-2024

Remind is an app used to send out pertinent info and updates to M100 families and members. Follow the instructions below to join the 2023-2024 M100 Remind.

  • Join with the Remind app or text this code to 81010 - @m1002324



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