Weekend Update 2-14-21
Dear M100 Family,
Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope everyone is staying safe and warm on this unusually cold Texas weekend!
PLEASE READ THIS UPDATE THOROUGHLY - CHANGES COMING FOR SOLO/ENSEMBLE CONTEST.
Please watch your email, check the news, and maybe even check the BISD district website to keep updated on what our week ahead will look like. I haven’t heard anything yet but the directors will send out information via Charms email and Remind to let you know what to expect for our classes if we are told to stay home and engage in remote learning. CHECK SCHOOLOGY FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO LOG IN TO YOUR CLASSES ZOOMS IF NEEDED. Remember - Monday the 15th is a student holiday - no Zooms. Congratulations Winter Guard for 2 awesome first shows of the season on Monday the 8th in the gym! It was great to see your shows and I’m blown away with how much you’ve already learned and super excited to see how far you will go this season! Love the shows!!!!
Si necesita hablar con alguien en español, envíeme un correo electrónico a firstname.lastname@example.org. (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:
REMIND CODES FOR 2020-2021 PLEASE JOIN!
To join a class, text the code to 81010
All Students: @20202021m1
SOLO & ENSEMBLE CONTEST -
PARTIALLY RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER!
With the impending weather issues, we feel it best to make the following changes:
Friday, Feb. 19 - We will still hold the contest, after school, for Percussion, piano, and students performing WITHOUT accompaniment (including ensembles)(please see schedule below).
Friday, Feb. 26th - Students performing with piano accompaniment will perform on this date (Please see schedule below)
Many students have only had one session with their accompanist and since we do not know when we might return to campus this coming week, we feel it best to postpone the contest for those students so that they can get another opportunity to work with their accompanist prior to performing.
PLEASE LET MR. KWAKU (email@example.com) KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS WITH THE CONTEST DATES/TIMES. THANK YOU!
IF YOU STILL OWE PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT FEES, PLEASE PAY AS SOON AS YOU CAN. Checks to Belton Band. Cash is accepted too.
Please see payment schedule:
Full Fee ($50) - pay by Feb. 1st
Half ($25) - pay by Feb. 1st
Half ($25) - pay by Feb. 8th
*GIVE PAYMENTS TO MRS. GILL SO I CAN RECORD THEM* THANK YOU!
PRE-PARTICIPATION PHYSICALS FOR MARCHING BAND
NEW INFORMATION FROM UIL REGARDING PHYSICALS FOR THOSE IN BAND FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR.
This information provided now so you can plan ahead. Historically, these forms have not been due until the first day of summer band activity. Please see the band calendar for summer band dates.
2021-2022 Report Forms & Pre-Participation Physicals
(1) Pre-participation Physical Examination. Upon entering the first and third years of high school, a physical examination signed by a physician, a physician assistant licensed by a State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners, a registered nurse recognized as an advanced practice nurse by the Board of Nurse Examiners or a Doctor of Chiropractic is required. Standardized Pre-Participation Physical Examination Forms, available from the UIL office and authorized by the UIL Medical Advisory Committee, are required.
For the 2021-22 school year: Any participant in athletics or marching band, who was in their first or third year of high school during the 2020-21 school year and did not complete a Pre-Participation Physical Examination (PPE) for the 2020-21 school year, will be required to complete the Medical History Form as noted below, as well as a PPE prior to participation in any UIL practices, games, performances, or matches for the 2021-22 school year.
(5) Medical History Form. Each year prior to any practice or participation a UIL medical history form signed by both student and a parent or guardian is required. A medical history form shall accompany each physical examination and shall be signed by both student and a parent or guardian. EVERYONE NEEDS TO TURN IN THIS FORM, WHETHER THEY ARE REQUIRED TO GET A PHYSICAL OR NOT.
*Forms will be added to the band website when they become available.
SYMPHONIC BAND - SPECIAL CLINICIAN FULL BAND REHEARSALS:
SYMPHONIC BAND MEMBERS - PLEASE MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND THESE ADDITIONAL FULL BAND REHEARSALS: (We will advise if cancellations occur)
FEB. 18TH - 4:00PM - 5:30PM
MARCH 9 - 4:00PM - 5:30PM
APRIL 1 - 4:45PM-6:15PM
*Please arrange transportation NOW so you can attend. Special paid master teacher/clinician will be here to work with you. Leave your Tiger Time or Workshop (New Tech) in time to arrive at these rehearsals. April 1st is your Pre-UIL rehearsal/performance and will be in uniform. More details to come.
SENIOR RECOGNITION BOARD:
A message from your Drum Major - Ella Pusey:
Hey seniors! As we are making our plans for the future, Mrs. Gill has asked me to create a board to recognize our seniors and their future plans in the band hall. This can include acceptance into college, tech school, military service, or whatever your future plans may hold. If you'd like to please fill out the survey questions from this QR code and bring me (Ella) a 4x6 picture of you to be displayed on the board. This is completely optional but it would be really cool if you did it!
FUTURE PLANNING - SUMMER BAND 2021
PLEASE DO NOT PLAN ANYTHING THAT WILL CAUSE YOUR CHILD TO MISS SUMMER BAND DURING THESE DATES:
July 26 - 27: Most likely will be M100 LEADERSHIP SESSIONS (including ColorGuard)
July 28 - start of school in August: Summer Band for all Members (including ColorGuard)
ColorGuard and Percussion usually hold a camp during the week of July 19-23
*Confirmed dates will be posted on our band website soon. Tentative dates are there now, however, unless something changes, you can count on Summer Band during these times.
PLEASE RETURN YOUR MARCHING BAND FANNY PACKS
There is a drum case by the wipe board in the band hall to put them in. Thanks!
SECTIONALS FOR ALL BANDS
SECTIONALS FOR ALL BANDS ARE POSTED TO THE BAND WEBSITE. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CHILD’S ENSEMBLE DIRECTOR IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS.
Wind Ensemble - firstname.lastname@example.org
Wind Symphony - email@example.com
Symphonic Band - firstname.lastname@example.org
Concert Band - email@example.com (sectionals during class time only-not on 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.
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.
MASKS!!!! We receive 25% of all sales. The link to the masks is
Thank you and please stay safe and healthy!