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Weekend Update 2-27-21

Updated: Mar 1

Dear M100 Family,

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! We’ve had an interesting week and despite the missed days of school and rehearsals, our students represented themselves and BHS very well this weekend at competitions!


Congratulations to our Winter Guard! The JV and Varsity Guards competed yesterday in Georgetown at the TCGC Contest. JV came in 5th and Varsity 4th in their respective categories. Excellent work! Best of luck to our Varsity Guard who will compete in the WGI contest this coming Saturday, March 5th in Austin!!


Congratulations to all those who participated in the UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest we hosted at BHS on Saturday! We had many Superior (highest rating) rated performances and Excellent (2nd highest) rated performances. Those students who earned a rating of a “1” (Superior) on a class 1 solo or ensemble will receive a Gold medal, a 1 on a class 2 solo or ensemble will receive a silver medal, and a 1 on a class 3 solo or ensemble will receive a bronze medal. We will hand out medals and judge sheets tomorrow and Tuesday in classes. Students who preformed a class 1 solo from memory and received a rating of a 1 on it, qualify for State (over Memorial Day weekend in May) AND those who performed on a class 1 Ensemble and received a rating of a 1 on the ensemble qualify to perform that ensemble at State as well! We will have a full list medal recipients and state qualifiers to share this week.


A special THANK YOU to all who helped us run the contest! Everything ran really smoothly and we’ve been asked to do it again next year!

THANK YOU to: Mrs. Fothergill, Mr. and Mrs. Bechtel, Mr. Bower, Mrs. Little, and Mrs. Olson! (hope I'm not forgetting anyone!)

THANKS TO STUDENT VOLUNTEERS!!!: Julio Llompart., Kyan Pulley., Thaddeus Henderson., Daniel Fuller, Emily Lanham, Scarlett Finch, Cole Vance, Jodi Mangall, Josh and Abigail Levant, Sean Sisneros, Alex Bruce, Mallory Larson, Brennan Lanham, Caitlyn Stearns, Zoe Goebel, Michael Summers, Alyssa Vahrenkamp, Sam Fothergill, Tim McCormick, Colby Franklin, Riley Young, Paige Aguillion, Zach Linklater, Faith Rodriguez, and Kacy Olson.

Last but not least - Thank you to my wonderful fellow directors for your tireless work and dedication!

The Region 8 Executive who was on hand to oversee the contest was so very complimentary of everyone involved! Thank you guys so much! Couldn’t have done it without you!


Finally - we wish the best for our 4 Senior M100 members who auditioned at UNT just yesterday! Ethan Rasmussen, Ezekiel Trahan, Matthew Fulford, and Angel Rios-Torres.

Let us know when you get accepted! They all auditioned for the music school at UNT!!!


DO YOU STILL OWE FOR PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT?!?!?!

PLEASE bring your check or cash to Mrs.Gill ASAP! You have already received the service from the pianist and the boosters paid them. We need you to pay so the boosters are not out that money! If you need financial help, please email shannon.gill@bisd.net.

I will be sending out an email to those who still owe this week. Thank you.


BHS BANDS ENSEMBLE DINNER CONCERT

We have attempted to reschedule this event but are running into countless conflicts. We are seeking other opportunities for our students to share their ensembles with the public and showcase what they have been working on in their small and large groups. We will inform everyone once we have found a way to do this! Thank you.


SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

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

Some pictures from TMEA: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1sVkGUinbVbSKt0kac0bTu_d9YjrJ_6g6?usp=sharing


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:

https://e9b8e872-4bd9-40db-af71-4ab42baa1ed3.filesusr.com/ugd/3a7976_9515f6aca4f04a9696f13a1ceded7f80.pdf


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:

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. Winter Guard rehearsals are also posted on our band calendar.

Wind Ensemble - shannon.gill@bisd.net

Wind Symphony - kevin.kwaku@bisd.net

Symphonic Band - christopher.kreger@bisd.net

Concert Band - kevin.kwaku@bisd.net

All things Percussion - ian.smith@bisd.net

Winter Guard - cody.hudnall@bisd.net



UP-COMING EVENTS - PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

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

April 25 - 28 - Auditions for next year’s bands (grades 8-11). After school.

May 13 - Spring Band Concert - 6:30pm - BHS Performing Arts Center

May 20 - Band Banquet

May 26 - Graduation


BAND REMIND:

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:

https://www.facebook.com/BeltonBandBoosters


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 shannon.gill@bisd.net and I can reset the password back to your child’s school ID.






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