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Weekend Update 2-13-22

Dear M100 Family,

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! It’s been an awesome week in San Antonio with the All State Musicians at TMEA culminating in absolutely incredible concerts! A link to some pictures below but more to come as we compile pictures from multiple cameras :-). Ask the guys about their experience!

Congratulations to our JV and Varsity WinterGuards! Both competed at the TCGC contest yesterday at Hendrickson HS. JV came in 6th and Varsity 3rd! Congratulations to both groups!


Thank you students for being a great audience to the Tarleton State University Wind Ensemble last Tuesday during their performance! Hope you enjoyed the concert! We are fortunate that a University group stopped by BHS to perform!


Thank you once again to the students, Mr. Kreger, and Mr. Smith for playing at the Boy’s Basketball game last Tuesday night. The audience loved you guys and you helped cheer on our BBall team to a commanding win! Go Tigers!


Some pictures from TMEA: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1sVkGUinbVbSKt0kac0bTu_d9YjrJ_6g6?usp=sharing


BHS SOLO/ENSEMBLE CONTEST - FEB. 26

SCHEDULE COMING SOON!


PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT SCHEDULE - CONTINUES THIS WEEK!!!!!

STUDENTS CONTINUE WORKING WITH THEIR ACCOMPANISTS THIS WEEK. Each student will get 2 rehearsals and the performance. We are working with Mr. Perez-Guerra for rescheduling. Accompaniment schedules are posted in the band hall by the band library.


SOLO & ENSEMBLE CONTEST - PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT FEES DUE FEB. 18TH

The piano accompaniment fee is $50

  • Covers 2 rehearsals and the performance.

  • CHECKS MADE OUT TO BELTON HS BAND BOOSTERS (include your child’s first and last name on the memo line of the check) or cash in an envelope with the student's name printed clearly on the envelope.

  • Give the checks/cash to Mrs. Gill. I will provide a receipt or email parents to let them know I received payment.

ALL STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE 2 REHEARSALS WITH THE PIANISTS. Rescheduling for David Perez-Guerra is in process.

FINANCIAL AID may be available. PLEASE communicate with shannon.gill@bisd.net if you need to inquire about financial aid.

Thank you!


BHS BANDS ENSEMBLE DINNER CONCERT - FEB. 24TH - BHS COMMONS

5:30pm - approx. 8:30pm. Detailed schedule coming soon.

  • Come and go event

  • All are invited - family, friends, colleagues

  • Purchasing a plate is optional (any funds raised off-set cost for students seeking financial aid for accompaniment fees)

  • Band members who wish to eat must also purchase a plate but allow at least 30 minutes to warm-up and prepare before their performance. Eat after you play if it’s not too late.

  • Beef and Chicken taco plates. Gloved and masked food servers.

PLEASE SEE THE GOOGLE FORM TO PURCHASE A PLATE. SIGN UP BEFORE FEB. 21 PLEASE!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJqJ1Czvhk_IvwYU0rE7DkAfCqZ2zNWJzzRMZhVteTAbcnRg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0


The Band Directors of Belton ISD proudly present...

The Belton Band Commission Project

The Belton ISD Bands are commissioning 2 band pieces in Honor of long-time Belton HS Director of Bands Mark Nalley, and in Remembrance of former Lake Belton MS Head Director, Kim Flowers. These 2 amazing directors contributed so much to the Belton ISD Band program and mentored countless young teachers.

Please consider donating to help fund this project. Type in this link to see more information and to donate: beltonmarching100.com/commission-project

AJ HOWARD MEMORIAL 5K RACE - SAT., FEB. 19

PARTICIPATE:

The AJ Howard Memorial 5K will be Saturday, February 19, at Liberty Park in Belton. The race starts at 9am and offers a full 5K, a sleep-in 5K, and a 2-person relay. Registrants 18 & under get a reduced price for the full 5k.

We’ve included a 2-person relay for this year's event in the hope of offering something fun and it doesn't require someone to run the whole 3.1 miles. Teams of two, any gender mix, enter for $10 per person. The first person runs a 1.55 out and back course, tags their teammate, who then runs the same 1.55 mile course and finishes. The top male, mixed gender, and female teams will get a prize.

Pricing and race details can be viewed at https://runsignup.com/ajhowardmemorial5K

PLEASE HELP US ADVERTISE by sharing this on social media! We also have a Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/245915397529226

SPONSOR / VOLUNTEER:

Our Boosters are also looking for volunteers to help work at the race. If you can donate your time, here’s a link for parents to volunteer to work the 5k on Saturday, February 19th:

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/508084ba9a823a2fa7-ajhall

Thank you very much for your support! Funds raised will go toward the Memorial fund which can assist band students who are in financial need.


M100 INSTRUMENTAL PRIVATE LESSON SCHOLARSHIPS!

Private lessons are STRONGLY encouraged for all students for individualized assistance and musical skill advancement. Financial assistance is available (lesson scholarship).

For the Lesson Scholarship Application - please click here:

https://e9b8e872-4bd9-40db-af71-4ab42baa1ed3.filesusr.com/ugd/3a7976_9515f6aca4f04a9696f13a1ceded7f80.pdf


You can 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.


BAND SECTIONALS, WINTERGUARD REHEARSALS

Each student in a BHS band will have a sectional outside of the school day once a week this semester. These sectionals will be updated on our band calendar. Please contact your child’s director with any questions.

Wind Ensemble - shannon.gill@bisd.net

Wind Symphony - kevin.kwaku@bisd.net

Symphonic Band - christopher.kreger@bisd.net

Concert Band - kevin.kwaku@bisd.net

All things Percussion - ian.smith@bisd.net

Winter Guard rehearsals are also posted on our band calendar. (cody.hudnall@bisd.net)



UP-COMING EVENTS - PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

February 24 - BHS Bands Ensemble Dinner Concert - approx. 5:30pm-8:30pm.

February 26 - UIL Solo & Ensemble - Location - BELTON HIGH SCHOOL!

February 26 - WinterGuard Competition in Georgetown

March 5 - WinterGuard Competition in Austin

March 14-18 - Spring Break

March 19 - JV WinterGuard Championships / Varsity Area Competition - Buda

March 26 - WinterGuard State Championships - Bryan College Station

March 31 - Pre UIL Concert - 6:30pm - BHS Performing Arts Center

April 20 & 21 - UIL Concert & Sightreading Contest

May 13 - Spring Band Concert - 6:30pm - BHS Performing Arts Center

May 20 - Band Banquet

May 26 - Graduation


BAND REMIND:

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:

https://www.facebook.com/BeltonBandBoosters


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 shannon.gill@bisd.net and I can reset the password back to your child’s school ID.






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