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Weekend Update 12-6-20

Dear M100 Family,

Hope everyone is enjoying your weekend. Congratulations to the M100 for an outstanding performance yesterday at the Area D 6A Marching Contest! We came in 4th place and 2nd alternate to State! We also received an Area finalist plaque. Overall the students did a terrific job and we, the staff, are super proud of all they’ve accomplished. In general, as I look back on the season, I feel we’ve grown as a family, as musicians, and performers and I saw a band who really enjoyed creating this Fiesta Espana show and loved the music and putting it all together. From Guard to Percussion to Woodwinds and Brass - I feel every section has grown and together have contributed to an overall excellent band program. I am thankful for the opportunity we have had to have this marching season and work on this show together, for the students, our terrific staff of directors and techs, and for our incredible booster program, super-supportive community, parents, and administration! All of these elements have to be in place for student and program growth and success. Ultimately, I hope the students had an awesome experience this year and felt nothing but complete joy and satisfaction as they marched off that field yesterday. I marched right alongside each of them while watching and they filled my heart with pride every second.

Thank you to all.

AND - Congrats to our brothers and sisters at LBHS - they came in 5th place and are advancing to the 4A State Marching Band Contest in San Antonio on Dec. 14th! Please wish them luck the next time you see them! A terrific accomplishment their first year out!


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 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


AREA CONTEST VIDEO AND JUDGE COMMENTS

https://www.beltonmarching100.com/contest-judge-comments


MARCHING UNIFORMS

Please bring them back and hang them on the appropriate rack in the band hall if you did not ride the bus back from contest yesterday.


TOY DRIVE

Instead of doing a Secret Santa type gift exchange amongst students, I would like to ask that any student who can, bring an unwrapped new toy and put it under our band hall Christmas tree to collect toys for children this year who may not get a nice Christmas due to the financial hardships COVID has caused for so many families. Toy drive starts this Monday and will run for these last two weeks of school. Our band boosters will collect the toys and donate them to this charity. Thank you for your generosity this Christmas season!


WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE M100?

Our Holiday Concert is coming up!

Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Place: Tiger Stadium

Time: 6pm-7pm

Uniform: Ugly Christmas sweater and black pants (student provided), black marching shoes (Guard - Mr. Hudnall will advise)

This will be a fun event and will serve as our final performance of the year 2020!

(this is for a grade too :-) We will perform Christmas music and a final performance of our show - Fiesta Espana! There will also be an Ugly Sweater contest for the students, food and more!

Detailed itinerary to come soon!


REHEARSALS FOR OUR HOLIDAY CONCERT

*Bring your flip folder with new Christmas tunes!

Wednesday, Dec. 9 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm - PARKING LOT PRACTICE FIELD

Monday, Dec. 14 - 4:45pm-5:45pm - PARKING LOT PRACTICE FIELD

Tuesday, Dec. 15 - 5:15pm - Call time for the concert, concert starts at 6pm. TIGER STADIUM


BAND AUDITIONS FOR SPRING 2021

  • Students - join the google classroom “Fall Band Auditions” code: aoc4iko

  • Auditions will take place during the week of December 6-11.

  • Schedule changes could occur for Spring 2021 based on the results of these auditions.


WIND ENSEMBLE REHEARSALS STARTING 2ND SEMESTER

Just a reminder that those students who make Wind Ensemble (our most advanced ensemble) will need to report to school by 8am starting on January 25th, 2021. Our class would then run from 8am-9:30am. This has been mentioned in class for many months now. Parents - please let me know if transportation will be an issue for your family. Our current class period is only 45 minutes and this is in no way enough time for us to prepare the level of music that is appropriate and challenging for this varsity level group. As with other varsity level activities, it is instructionally appropriate that we start early so we can get the same amount of instructional time (90 minutes) as other varsity 6A level groups. Thank you.


ALL REGION AUDITION LOGIN INFORMATION

This information was emailed to each individual who signed up to audition. Check your mybisd email (sent on 12/3). Talk to a director if you did not receive the email (and check Spam).


INDIVIDUAL BAND PICTURES

If your child came in for pictures, they are available! $10 for the photo file. Please bring the order form and payment in an envelope with the child’s name and drop it in the band hall safe. Links to your child’s photo files are emailed as payments are received. Thank you! Checks can be made out to Belton Band Boosters.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qoHrDxrZeXez667cv8K7W3rVB6rpudm4zQ2-1mf-Pn0/edit?usp=sharing


​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

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

1 instrument all year = $125

1 instrument all year + another instrument for one semester = $187.50

1 instrument for one semester only = $62.50


M100 INSTRUMENTAL PRIVATE LESSON SCHOLARSHIPS!

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

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.


UP-COMING EVENTS

https://www.beltonmarching100.com/calendar


ON-GOING FUNDRAISERS

  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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