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Weekend Update 2/25/2024

Dear M100 Family,


Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Solo and Ensemble contest last weekend! Results are provided in the “New Informantion and Updates” section below. There is a lot going on this week with a guest clinician for our band classes on Tuesday, the Wind Ensemble side by side rehearsals with the middle schools, jazz all-region this weekend, AND a Winter Guard show on Saturday!

The picture on this weekend update is a show hint.


UPCOMING DATES

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

Monday, March 4 - Belton Band Booster Meeting

Saturday, March 9 - WG Contest @ Vista Ridge HS

Monday, March 11 thru Friday, March 15 - SPRING BREAK, NO SCHOOL

Thursday, March 21 - BHS Pre-UIL Concert/2024 M100 Show Reveal, 6:30pm, BHS PAC


IMPORTANT SEMESTER DATES

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

CLARINETS: Monday, 7:00am-8:15am

HORNS: Monday, 4:45pm-6:00pm

TROMBONES: Tuesday, 7:00am-8:15am

EUPHONIUMS: Tuesday, 4:45pm-6:00pm

SAX/LOW REEDS: Wednesday, 7:00am-8:15am

FLUTES: Wednesday, 4:45pm-6:00pm

TRUMPETS: Thursday, 7:00am-8:15pm

TUBAS: Friday, 4:45pm-6:00pm


WIND SYMPHONY

FLUTES: Monday, 7:25am-8:40am

CLARINETS: Monday, 4:45pm-6:00pm

SAX/LOW REEDS: Tuesday, 7:15am-8:30am

TROMBONES: Tuesday, 4:45pm-6:00pm

TRUMPETS: Wednesday, 4:45pm-6:00pm

HORNS: Thursday, 4:45pm-6:00pm

TUBAS: Friday. 7:15am-8:30am

EUPHONIUMS: Friday, 4:45pm-6:00pm


SYMPHONIC BAND

TROMBONE AND EUPHONIUM: Monday, 4:45pm-6:00pm

PERCUSSION: Monday, 4:45pm-6:00pm

SAXOPHONES: Tuesday, 4:45pm-6:00pm

CLARINETS: Wednesday, 7:15am-8:30am

TUBA AND BASS CLARINET, Wednesday, 4:45pm-6:00pm

HORNS: Thursday, 7:15am-8:30am

TRUMPETS: Thursday, 4:45pm-6:00pm

FLUTES: Friday, 4:45pm-6:00pm


2024 SOLO AND ENSEMBLE CONTEST RESULTS

Congratulations to ALL students who participated in the Solo and Ensemble Contest on Saturday. Regardless of results, we are proud of the work and growth that each student has made over the process of learning their music! Below are the results for students who received medals for earning either a Division 1 Solo rating (Superior), a Division 1 Ensemble Rating  a Division 2 solo rating (Excellent).


*Students/events with asterisks next to their name have qualified for an opportunity to perform at the State Solo and Ensemble Contest on May 25-27, 2024!


DIVISION 1 SOLO RATING (SUPERIOR)

FLUTE

Daniel Fuller

Maricela Gage

Alan Gonzalez


BASSOON

Kenna Cushman

Asa Kahler


Bb CLARINET

Jaden Albalat

Akina Gonzalez

Nohlin Kamprath

Gabriella Murillo

Lexani Palacios Rios

Nevaeh Rodriguez


BASS CLARINET

Sean Sisneroz

Remington Shirley


ALTO SAXOPHONE

Ezra Kahler

Mackenzie McCaleb

Jussi Pera


TENOR SAXOPHONE

Noelle Dieter

Javier Garcia


BARI SAXOPHONE

Logan Floyd


TRUMPET

*Hope Bovell

*Liam Bower

Colby Franklin

William Geimausaddle

Aiden Orsag

Bobby Richeson

*Elijah Seavey


HORN

Emily Lanham

Abigail Levant

Annabelle Morehouse

Andrew Rabroker

Gavin Stock


TENOR TROMBONE

Autumn Madetzke

Nathaniel Nieser


BASS TROMBONE

Shawn Noel


EUPHONIUM

*Thaddeus Henderson

Mallory Larson

Avery Rayburn


TUBA

Ava Cromwell

Scarlett Finch

Justin Jones

Danielle Scribner


PERUSSION (SNARE)

Keishawn Coles

*Jeremiah Joseph

Diego Santiago-Cruz

Tyler Eschete

Kenna Cushman


PERCUSSION (KEYBOARD)

Penn Baldridge

Cody Behnk

*Abigail Fuller

*Brennan Lanham

*Jennifer Huscanga

Iris May

*Alyssa Nickerson


DIVISION 1 ENSEMBLE RATING (SUPERIOR)

*Sax Quartet (Logan Floyd, Javier Garcia, Mackenzie McCaleb, Jussi Pera)

*Sax Quartet (Noelle Dieter, Zander Goebel, Noah Gonzalez, Ezra Kahler)

*Trumpet Trio (Colby Franklin, Aiden Orsag, Bobby Richeson)

*Trombone Trio (Judah Kahler, Nathaniel Neiser, Alyssa Vahrenkamp)

Tuba Euphonium Quartet (Owen Boethel, Scarlett Finch, Avery Rayburn, Cole Vance)


DIVISION 2 SOLO RATING (EXCELLENT)

CLARINET

Elijah Swift


TRUMPET

Chance Frary


TROMBONE

Judah Kahler

Alyssa Vahrenkamp


TUBA

Adam Hammonds

Cole Vance


PERCUSSION (SNARE)

Logan Bausch


3/1 PIANO ACCOMPANIST FEE DUE

STUDENTS THAT PERFORMED A SOLO - Accompanist fees will be $50 and checks should be made out to the “Belton Band Boosters”. 


INSTRUCTIONS: Put your money in an envelope on the safe in the band hall by Mr. Kwaku’s office, write your name and the amount on the front, and turn the money in to a director. If you have not submitted your check yet, please do so by Friday, March 1st.


NOTE: If you did not perform your solo on Saturday, you will still need to pay the accompanist fee for their time. We communicate to the accompanists in advance how many solos they will be performing and their expectation is that they are paid for the amount they were assigned.


2/27 CLINIC WITH SHANNON GILL

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 welcoming 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)


NOTE: Students will be providing their own transportation after school on Thursday and on Saturday. Arrive as soon as you can to Temple HS on Thursday after school lets out and arrive by 8:30am on Saturday. Attire for the concert will be the same as with the BHS jazz concerts, solid black attire (button down, slacks and dress shoes).


3/2 WINTER GUARD CONTEST @ DAVENPORT HS

The Winter Guard will be competing at the TCGC contest at Davenport HS (San Antonio) this Saturday, March 2nd at 2:22pm! San Antonio is a far drive, but it will be worth it to watch our team compete and progress through the season! GO GUARD!


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