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Weekend Update 2/18/2024

Dear M100 Family,


The week of Solo and Ensemble is upon us! We have a short but busy week with no classes on Monday or Tuesday but we will be opening the band hall up on Tuesday, inviting a guest clinician on Wednesday, and wrapping up solo accompanist rehearsals this week! Here is your weekend update!


UPCOMING DATES

Monday, February 19 - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, February 20 - NO SCHOOL, BAND HALL OPEN FROM 10:00AM-5:00PM

Wednesday, February 21 - CLINIC WITH MICHAEL GARASI DURING BAND CLASSES

Wednesday, February 21, WG Rehearsal, 4:45pm-7:45pm

Thursday, February 22, WG Rehearsal, 4:45pm-6:45pm

Saturday, February 24 - UIL Solo/Ensemble Contest @ Temple HS

Monday, February 26 - WG Rehearsal, 4:45pm-7:45pm

Tuesday, February 27 - CLINIC WITH SHANNON GILL DURING BAND CLASSES

Wednesday, February 28 - WG Rehearsal, 4:45pm-7:45pm

Thursday, February 29 - WG Rehearsal, 4:45pm-6:45pm

Thursday, February 29 - Jazz All Region Clinic/Rehearsal - 5:30pm-8:30pm

Saturday, March 2 - Jazz All Region Clinic/Rehearsal - 9:00am-3:30pm

Saturday, March 2 - Jazz All Region Concert - 6:30pm Jazz Ensemble, 7:00pm Jazz Orchestra

Saturday, March 2 - WG Contest @ Davenport HS



IMPORTANT SEMESTER DATES

Saturday, February 24 - UIL Solo/Ensemble Contest

Saturday, March 2 - Jazz All-Region Clinic/Concert

Saturday, March 2 - WG Contest @ Davenport HS

Saturday, March 9 - WG Contest @ Vista Ridge HS

Thursday, March 21 - BHS Pre-UIL Concert/2024 M100 Show Reveal

Saturday, March 23 - Temple College Jazz Festival

Saturday, March 23 - WG Contest @ Georgetown HS

Saturday, April 6 - TCGC State Contest

Wednesday, April 10-Friday, April 12 - UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest

Thursday, May 2 - BHS Cluster Jazz Spring Concert

Tuesday, May 7- BHS Band Spring Concert

Wednesday, May 8-Friday, May 10 - M100 Fundamentals Camp

Saturday, May 25 and Monday, May 27 - Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest


NEW INFORMATION AND UPDATES

SPRING SEMESTER SECTIONALS

ALL ENSEMBLES WILL HAVE GRADED, MANDATORY SECTIONALS BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL DURING THE SPRING SEMESTER! Each ensemble will create sectional schedules this week. Sectionals are critical to our success for our upcoming UIL performances, so it is imperative that all sectionals are attended and any arising conflicts are avoided.


SECTIONAL SCHEDULE (Week of 2/19/24)


WIND ENSEMBLE

NO SECTIONALS THIS WEEK


WIND SYMPHONY

Wednesday, February 21 - Full Woodwind Rehearsal, 4:45pm-6:00pm

Thursday, February 22 - Full Brass Rehearsal, 7:00am-8:15am


SYMPHONIC BAND

Wednesday, February 21 - Full Woodwind Rehearsal, 4:45pm-6:00pm

Thursday, February 22 - Full Brass Rehearsal, 4:45pm-6:00pm


2/17 GUARD AT HAYS WG CONTEST

Congratulations to the guard on their performance at the Winter Guard contest at Hays HS! They placed 6th in their division on Saturday. Their next contest will be on Saturday, March 2 at Davenport HS. GO GUARD!


2/21 CLINIC WITH MICHAEL GARASI

On Wednesday, February 21, we will have Michael Garasi, director of the Wind Ensemble at UMHB, out to clinic each of our bands during the class day. Please come to class prepared to learn and provide your undivided attention and respect as he assists us with our UIL music!


2024 SOLO AND ENSEMBLE CONTEST

Our UIL Solo/Ensemble Contest will occur on Saturday, February 24 (Temple HS). SOLO REHEARSALS WILL BEGIN THIS WEEK! Please click on the link below to view your assigned accompanist and the times they will be on campus for solo rehearsals. There have been a few adjustments made from when I sent the list through Remind on Friday. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.



STUDENTS PERFORMING A SOLO - Students performing a solo will have two rehearsals with your piano accompanist. As in previous years, accompanist fees will be $50 and checks will be made out to the “Belton Band Boosters”.


2024 SOLO/ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Please click the link below to view the Solo/Ensemble schedule for Saturday, February 24 at Temple High School. A few notes about the contest:


  • Arrive no later than 30 minutes before your scheduled performance time.

  • Dress nicely for this event. (Sunday Best, button down, slacks, below-the-knee length dresses, close-toed shoes, NO JEANS!!!)

  • Before your performance, introduce yourself to the judge. (Hi, my name is “Firstname Lastname” and I will be performing “Solotitle” by “Composername”.)

  • After your introduction, play a tuning note with your accompanist and begin your performance!

  • After the performance, thank your judge for listening to you. (Thank you for listening to me today!)



2/27 CLINIC WITH MICHAEL GARASI

On Tuesday, February 27, we will have Shannon Gill, Fine Arts Director of Lake Travis ISD and former Director of Bands at Belton HS, out to clinic each of our bands during the class day. Please come to class prepared to learn and provide your undivided attention and respect as she assists us with our UIL music!


2/28 AND 2/29 WIND ENSEMBLE SIDE-BY-SIDE REHEARSALS

On Wednesday, February 28, the High School Wind Ensemble will have a side-by-side rehearsal with the South Belton Middle School Wind Ensemble. We will also perform with the Belton Middle School Wind Ensemble on Thursday, February 29, during 1st period from 8:15am-9:40am. Please be inviting to the middle school students as we perform their UIL music alongside them, as well as showcase our progress on our own program!


2/29 AND 3/2 JAZZ REGION CLINIC AND CONCERT

The All-Region Jazz Clinic and concert will occur on Thursday, February 29 and Saturday, March 2.


Thursday, February 29: Rehearsal: 5:30pm-8:30pm, Temple HS

Saturday, March 2: Rehearsal, 9:00am-3:30pm, Temple HS (Lunch Break between 11:30am-1:00pm)

Saturday, March 2: Concert (6:30pm Jazz Ensemble Performance, 7:00pm Jazz Orchestra Performance)


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