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Weekend Update 12-9-19

Dear M100 Families, Congratulations to all of our All Region participants and especially those who made a band, orchestra, and/or qualified for All Region Orchestra. The students did an awesome job! Results were sent out Saturday night and will be uploaded to our Band webpage very soon. Looking forward to a week of great concerts and Freshman auditions / Region Orchestra concert this Saturday!

Latest info:


If you are interested in going on the senior trip please do the following by DEC. 11, 2019:

Go to this website:

Click on PARTICIPANTS in the upper righthand corner of the home page

Find First time users, please click here, to the right of the Login button, then create a user account

Once logged in, click on the New Registrations link (left side)


Fill out the Participant information thoroughly. Need all information filled out for airline tickets, etc.

Students will sign up for the $1278 quad room (4 to a room)

Chaperones have a choice of signing up for quad, triple, double, or single rooms. Before you sign up, please email me as we need to figure out how we will do rooms for chaperones and pricing. I like to ensure all chaperones stay only 2 to a room and there be 2 beds. I can speak with chaperones personally about this.

THE $250 DEPOSIT MUST BE MADE BY DEC. 11 TO ENSURE A SPOT ON THIS TRIP. Please email me personally if you have any concerns about this deadline or any other issue. More information will be given at the meeting on the 5th. Payments can be made online by credit card or you can mail a check to the trip company. Instructions on their website.




Date: Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019

Auditionees:  9th grade students who are signed up to audition

Location:  Shoemaker H.S. 3302 N. Clear Creek Dr., Killeen, TX. 76549

Itinerary for the day:

8:00am – Students meet in BHS band hall, roll taken at 8:05am

8:20am – Buses leave from BHS to take students to Shoemaker HS for auditions

9:00am – arrive at Shoemaker HS.  Percussion students help unload equipment.  All other students to cafeteria for check-in and warm-up

9:30am – judge’s meeting (all directors will be in this meeting)

10:00am – auditions begin

No way of knowing when auditions will finish – depends on the number of students auditioning, judge panels, etc.  Please read on…

This will be a short audition but we have no actual idea of when each room will finish.  At this time we are not planning on any student leaving the audition before the entire group is done.  Please contact Mrs. Gill if there is a concern.  Thank you.

Concession stand and warm-up will be in the cafeteria and signs will be posted as to where the audition rooms will be located.  There is to be no playing in the halls. Keep cafeteria clean – pick up after yourselves.

Students will be made aware of the electronics rules and how to properly behave in the audition room. TMEA now encourages us to turn in information on schools where students disrespect the audition process and letters of reprimand can be sent to directors and administrators if your students cause problems during the auditions.

Students should wear comfy clothes, bring all music (measures numbered), pencils, books to read, water, snacks (may not be able to eat in audition rooms but water is ok), homework. Phone can be in the room with you but must be turned off.

*AREA AUDITIONS – for those who qualified are at Duncanville H.S. in Duncanville, TX. On January 11th. School bus transportation will be provided. Itinerary to come.

*REGION ORCHESTRA – Clinic/Concert is this Saturday, Dec. 14th. Itinerary and more information to come.

*REGION BAND CLINIC/CONCERT – JANUARY 17 & 18. Do not plan anything else on these days. The clinic usually begins after school on the 17th (Bus provided) and continues on the 18th then the concert is the 18th in the evening. Host school is Copperas Cove H.S. More information to come.

Concert itineraries for tonight’s concert and Thursday’s concert are on the band website – see Itineraries tab.

Schedule for this week:

Mon., Dec. 9 Jazz/Percussion Concert – 7pm - BHS PAC – see Itineraries page on band Website.

4:45pm – 5:45pm - Symphonic 1 rehearsal – Band Hall

5:00pm – 8:00pm – JV Winter Guard rehearsal

Tues., Dec. 10 4:45pm – 6:00pm Orchestra rehearsal – the 9

4:45pm – 5:45pm Concert Band rehearsal – Band Hall

5:00pm – 8:00pm – JV & C Winter Guard rehearsal

Wed., Dec. 11. 4:45pm – 5:45pm Symphonic 2 rehearsal – Band Hall

7:00pm – Orchestra Concert – BHS PAC

Thurs., Dec. 12 5:00pm – 8:00pm – Varsity Winter Guard rehearsal

6:30pm – BHS Bands Winter Concert – see Itineraries pg. on websi


Friday, Dec. 13 7:00pm – SMBS Bands Holiday Concert - PAC


Sat., Dec. 14 All Region Orchestra Clinic/Concert – Baylor University – more info. to come. Freshman All Region Band auditions – Shoemaker – see Itineraries page on Band website.

Mon., Dec. 16 8:30AM – Pictures of Freshman All Region members in the band hall. Dress nicely please.

UNIFORMS: Students will receive their school owned formal concert uniform this last Friday. This needs to go home and be hung neatly in the closet. Students will be financially responsible for the well-being of this uniform. (see price list below). They have been checked out to students and they are responsible for their particular uniform. They will wear it for the Winter Concert, Pre-UIL, UIL, Graduation (Wind Ensemble), and possibly one other performance. If, when it is time to turn the uniform back in, a student has lost all or part of it, they will be financially responsible for it’s replacement.

Uniform Price List (in case of loss or damage):

Notch Lapel Tuxedo Jacket- $60

Adjustable Tuxedo pants- $28

Melisma Gown- $71

3-5 weeks to ship and does not include tax or shipping. 

Up-Coming Events (All dates are also found on our Band Website Calendar -

Mon., Dec. 9 - BHS/SBMS/NBMS Jazz Concert - 7pm - BHS PAC Wed., Dec. 11 - BHS/NBMS (advanced only) Orchestras - Holiday Concert @ BHS PAC - 7:00pm Thurs., Dec. 12 - BHS Bands Holiday Concert - 6:30pm - BHS PAC Sat., Dec. 14 - All Region Freshman Band Auditions - Shoemaker HS

Sat., Dec. 14 – All Region Orchestra Clinic / Concert – Baylor University Wed., Dec. 18 & Thurs., Dec. 19 - Early release - 1:35pm @ BHS Dec. 20 - Jan. 7 - Winter Break - No School

Sat. Jan. 11 – Area Band Auditions – Duncanville HS

Thank you as always for your continued support! GO BIG RED! 

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