Weekend Update 2-21-22
Dear M100 Family,
Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! It’s been a great weekend and we will be happy to see students again on Wednesday. Please read on…
Some pictures from TMEA: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1sVkGUinbVbSKt0kac0bTu_d9YjrJ_6g6?usp=sharing
ALL STATE STUDENT RECOGNITION MONDAY FEB. 21 AT BISD BOARD MEETING
Pittenger Fine Arts Center - 400 N Wall St, Belton, TX 76513
Ethan, Sam, and Jacob - arrive by 5:50pm. Recognitions should begin at 6:15pm. Parents/Family & Friends welcome. Dress in semi-formal. Slacks and nice shirt please.
BHS SOLO/ENSEMBLE CONTEST - FEB. 26
SCHEDULE COMING SOON!
We will need at least 25 student monitors for the solo & ensemble contest we are hosting at BHS on 2/26. Monitors will need to be available for a mandatory meeting Friday, Feb. 25 in the band hall from 4:40pm to 6pm. Information / training will occur as well as set up for the next morning.
We will need at least 10 students for the AM session - 7am-1pm AND at least 10 for the PM session - 1pm-about 6:30pm.
We will be asking for volunteers starting Wednesday. Thank you!
PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT SCHEDULE - CONTINUES THIS WEEK!!!!!
STUDENTS CONTINUE WORKING WITH THEIR ACCOMPANISTS THIS WEEK.
See David Perez-Guerra's schedule for tomorrow and Wednesday:
Accompanist Donna Kennedy will also be present on Wednesday for her regularly scheduled students.
David Perez-Guerra will also be at BHS on Friday. Schedule posted near band library (all sessions will be during band classes on Friday).
SOLO & ENSEMBLE CONTEST - PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT FEES WERE 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.
BHS BANDS ENSEMBLE DINNER CONCERT - FEB. 24TH - BHS COMMONS
5:30pm - approx. 8:30pm
FINAL SCHEDULE WILL BE SHARED ASAP - IT IS STILL UNDERGOING CHANGES….
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!
Altrusa Scholarship. Any student who is or will be attending a college or vocational school in the state of Texas can apply. There are ten, $2,000 scholarships that will be awarded. Go online to altrusatemple.org and fill out ALL of the information. ALL information has to be submitted or the application will not be considered. The deadline is March 31.
FOLLOW UP ON AJ MEMORIAL HOWARD 5K RACE - BIG SUCCESS! THANK YOU!
We appreciate all of the M100 families and friends who supported the AJ Howard Memorial 5K this weekend! We are pleased to announce that $6640 was raised for the AJ Howard Fund. We extend special thanks to these M100 family businesses who helped sponsor the race: Pro-Fit Race Timing (Larry and Kirsten Lancaster), Love's Travel Stops (Stephen and Colleen Stearns), Salado Riding Club (Jacob and Deidra Frary), and The Hop (Derek and Kelly Czapnik).
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
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:
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, MUSICAL….
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Wind Symphony - email@example.com
Symphonic Band - firstname.lastname@example.org
Concert Band - email@example.com
All things Percussion - firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter Guard rehearsals are also posted on our band calendar. (email@example.com)
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
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and I can reset the password back to your child’s school ID.