Dear M100 Family,
Hope everyone is enjoying this weekend! Remember to set your clocks back 1 hour today (yay!). Congratulations to the BDL (Belton Drumline) and guest Brass players for a 4th place finish in the Advanced category at the Drums Along the Brazos Drumline Contest yesterday. The students had an excellent performance! Thanks to our parent volunteers and those in the audience for their support! And thanks to drum major Savannah Fish for conducting! :-). Also a special shout out to all of our Seniors! Hope you enjoyed the Senior recognitions at the game on Friday and we hope all students enjoyed the performance after the game. In my opinion, it was one of your most passionate and emotional performances of the season. It’s been a great run this Fall and we hope you enjoyed “Shoot for the Moon”! At least one more football game to go! Please read on….
CURRENT NEW TECH FRESHMAN - PLEASE ANSWER THIS VERY IMPORTANT SURVEY ABOUT THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR:
VIDEO OF AREA CONTEST
Monday, Nov. 8 - Belton Band Booster Meeting - 6:30pm - BHS Commons
Tuesday, Nov. 9 - 5:00pm-5;30pm - Full Band Rehearsal outside in parking lot practice field (no Front Ensemble)
Thursday, Nov. 11 - NO SCHOOL
Friday, Nov. 12 - Play Off Game - BHS vs. Duncanville HS
11/12 BHS vs. Duncanville
(This itinerary is subject to change - stay tuned to email / Remind)
Event: Football Game - BHS vs Duncanville HS
Date: Friday, November 12
Location: Duncanville HS 900 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Duncanville, TX. 75116
Uniform: Full Uniform, no shako
Halftime program: Pre-Show and Opener only.
ALL STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND (Not including Front Ensemble). Talk to Mrs. Gill NOW if you have a school-related conflict. A PARENT must email for any excuse to be considered excused. Thank you.
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 and instrument
Percussion and Guard - see Mr. Smith and Mr. Hudnall for your specific requirements
Students may bring letter jackets, black, red, or white jackets, hats, gloves, scarves, etc. to stay warm. Hand and foot warmers are recommended. Long underwear may be worn underneath the uniform instead or in addition to the unders as long as we don’t see it outside of the uniform. It may be cold in the stands - prepare! Let us know if you don’t have a coat of the above colors - we can help.
(Colorguard may have a different itinerary – see Mr. H.)
Eat Lunch at school during your regular lunch time.
1:40pm – report to the band hall / change for inspection
1:50pm - Drumline report to Football team send-off (location TBA) Drumline members will be inspected by Mr. Smith and then report to the buses at the conclusion of the send-off.
2:20pm - inspection for leaders in the orchestra room
2:30pm - inspection for all – Brass-Band Hall,WW’s-Orch Room, Perc.-Perc. Room, Guard – see Mr. H.
2:45pm - load buses. Flutes and Clarinets -will carry instruments on buses in cases. All other horns, battery 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). Take uniform bags on buses. You may ride the bus in bibbers, marching shoes, and a different top than your band jacket. Your band jacket should hang neatly in your bag from the bus window if allowed.
3:00pm - buses leave
5:30pm - arrive / eat dinner at buses-dinner provided / unload and get into stands
7:30pm – Game starts
10:30pm - Game is over - approx.
11:10pm - approx. time leaving game (snacks on bus)
1:30am - approx. arrival at BHS Band Hall / unload trailer / Check-in uniforms
2:00am – Band Hall closed
*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!
*Parents – IF you want to pick up your child after the game and NOT have them ride back with the band, that is fine. Please email Shannon.email@example.com by Thursday, Nov. 11th to let me know who will be picking them up. That person will need to be seen by a director retrieving the student at the game before they will be allowed to leave. Students are responsible for returning their uniform to the band hall on Monday, Nov. 15th. Students who have an instrument on the trailer need to arrange it’s return to the band hall with another student. 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.
WIND ENSEMBLE MEMBERS - STUDENTS IN FIRST PERIOD BAND ONLY
We will start rehearsals on Monday, Nov. 8th at 8:15am.
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!
BAND WINTER CONCERT RECEPTION AND DANCE - FRIDAY, DEC. 10TH
The BHS Bands will have a concert on Dec. 10th starting at 6:30pm and concluding at about 8pm. Afterwards, we (band and Colorguard members) will all proceed to the BHS Commons for some refreshments and a Dance until 10pm. This is a chance for students to celebrate an outstanding Fall season and enjoy desserts and dancing with their friends!
More details to come but just wanted to let everyone know so you can make sure to reserve this day and time on your calendars!
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 Sat., November 13th. Clinics will begin at 10:00am and go until 2pm:
10-11am: TMEA Trumpet, Horn, Tenor Trombone, and Euphonium etude clinics
11:30am-12:30pm: 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
To join a class, text the code to 81010
All Students & Parents: @m1002021 ( 2021-2022 M100)
Leadership: @m100lead ( 2021-2022 Leadership)
For some great pictures - visit the Belton Band Boosters Facebook page:
RETURN TO PARTICIPATION AFTER A COVID DIAGNOSIS - PLEASE CONTACT A BHS NURSE FOR INFORMATION ON PROPER RETURN PROCEDURE. 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.