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Weekend Update 2-2-20

Dear M100 Families, Hope everyone is having a great weekend! So much going on in band right now! Many rehearsals and preparations for up-coming contests with solo and ensemble, Winter Guard, and the Musical PLUS many preparations behind the scenes for next year’s marching show, etc. Band is not a seasonal sport, so to speak…it’s year-round for sure!

Here’s what’s coming up…

Announcements for this week:

SOLO & ENSEMBLE CONTEST – THIS SATURDAY – FEB. 8TH All of this info. is on the website

Location: Temple College. 2600 S 1st St, Temple, TX 76504

Transportation: Provided by individual student

What to wear: semi-formal, business casual – dress to impress. Judges are looking at you as you perform

What to bring: instrument, your copy of your music to perform from, bottle of water if you want, instrument accessories needed – extra reeds, oil, sticks, mallets, etc.

When to arrive: at least 30 minutes before your performance time. Check-in to your designated performance room, warm-up, perform. You can wait around for results or get them from your director on Monday.

Percussion: Please talk to Mr. Smith about loading/unloading responsibilities

Fees: Piano accompaniment fees due to Mrs. Gill by Wed., Feb. 5th. $50 check to Belton Band Boosters or cash. Please put money in an envelope clearly labeled with student’s name. Entry fees ($9 per student) were paid by BISD. Please show up to perform!

Maps: Available on our band website: Go to itineraries page to see maps of grounds and performance rooms.

Questions: Please ask a director! Thanks!


This is a fee paid by each student for the service of a professional piano accompanist to rehearse twice with each student and perform with them at the solo contest on Feb. 8th. This only applies to brass or woodwind students who are doing a solo with piano accompanist who have indicated they need the school to provide an accompanist. Pianist will be paid $50 for this service this year. PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD BRING THEIR CHECK FOR $50 MADE OUT TO BELTON BAND BOOSTERS OR CASH. Please bring by this coming Wed., Feb. 5th. Thank you!



If a student failed a regular credit class at the report card (“2nd” column on report card), the have until JANUARY 31 to be passing all reg. credit classes in order to be eligible for UIL solo/ensemble on Feb. 8th. Please keep up with your grades!!!!



Rehearsals continue this week with the contest on Saturday. Mr. Kwaku is in charge of communicating with students as to their rehearsal times. Performance times are posted on the band website – “Itineraries”


Medical forms were due to Mrs. Gill on Monday, Dec. 16th. If you need a form please see the website – Senior Spring Trip 2020.


Please check the recent email from our Band Boosters regarding the Coffee Fundraiser (started 1/31, ends 2/7) and the up-coming Big Red Relays. Coffee Fundraising forms in the band hall. More fundraisers to come as well!


Please return your concert formal wear to the band hall if you haven’t already. Please hang on the rack.


Schedule for the rest of this week and next week:

Wind Ensemble sectionals have been updated on band calendar and start this week.

All other Bands will update their sectionals soon and start next week.

Sun., Feb. 2 1:30pm-4:00pm: Musical Pit Orch. rehearsal

Mon., Feb. 3 4:35pm-5:35pm: W.E. Low Brass

4:30pm-5:15pm: Sym. 1 Trumpets

4:45pm-8:15pm: Music Pit Orch – Tech rehearsal

5:00pm-8:00pm: JV Wind Guard rehearsal

Tues., Feb. 4 7:45am-8:45am: W.E. Flutes/Oboe sectional

4:35pm-5:35pm: W.E. French Horns

4:30pm-5:15pm: Sym. 1 Alto Sax/Horn

4:45pm-8:15pm: Music Pit Orch – Tech rehearsal

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

Wed., Feb. 5 7:45am-8:45am: W.E. Saxophones

7:50am-8:35am: Sym. 1 Low Brass/WW

4:45pm-8:15pm: Music Pit Orch – Tech rehearsal

Thurs., Feb. 6 7:45am-8:45am: W.E. Trumpets

7:50am-8:35am: Sym. 1 Clarinets

4:35pm-5:35pm: W.E. Clarinets

4:45pm-8:15pm: Music Pit Orch – Tech rehearsal

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

Fri., Feb. 7 7:50am-8:35am: Sym. 1 Flute/Oboe

7:00pm-10:00pm: BHS Musical performance – BHS PAC

5:00pm-8:00pm: Varsity Winter Guard rehearsal

Sat., Feb. 8 Dallas WGI Power Regional – Winter Guard – Coppell HS

UIL Solo / Ensemble at Temple College – All day

7:00pm-10:00pm: BHS Musical performance – BHS PAC

Sun., Feb. 9 2:00PM-5:00PM: BHS Musical performance – BHS PAC

Mon., Feb. 10 4:35pm-5:35pm: W.E. ALL BRASS SECTIONAL

4:30pm-5:15pm: Sym. 1 Trumpets

5:00pm-8:00pm: JV Wind Guard rehearsal

6:30pm-7:30pm: Band Booster Meeting - Commons

Tues., Feb. 11 7:45am-8:45am: W.E. FULL WOODWIND SECTIONAL

4:30pm-5:15pm: Sym. 1 Alto Sax/Horn

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

Wed., Feb. 12 Directors at TMEA Convention

Thurs., Feb. 13 Directors at TMEA Convention

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

Fri., Feb. 14 Directors at TMEA Convention

Sat., Feb. 15 Winter Guard Rehearsal – Time to be announced


UNIFORMS: Please turn in your concert uniform if you haven’t already (unless you are a Region Band participant)

If a student has lost all or part of it, they will be financially responsible for its 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. 


WIND ENSEMBLE Remind Code: Enter this number: 81010

MEMBERS PLEASE SIGN UP! Text this message: @4h6gac

Wind Ensemble chair test assignment has been uploaded to the W.E. Google Classroom.


Up-Coming Events can be found on our Band Website Calendar -


Feb. 8 – UIL Solo / Ensemble Contest

April 21 & 22 – UIL Concert & Sightreading Contests


Feb. 8 – Coppell HS (Coppell in DFW)

Feb. 22 – Lehman HS (Kyle)

Feb. 29 – Johnson HS (Buda) March 7 – Cedar Ridge HS (Round Rock)

March 14 – Championships Vista Ridge HS (Cedar Park)

March 28 – possible State Champs – College Station

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


Feb. 7/8 – BHS Musical – pit orchestra members only

April 2 – BHS Band Pre-UIL Concert

May 15 – Band-O-Rama (Spring Band Concert)



May 28 – BHS Graduation

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