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Weekend Update 2-9-20

Dear M100 Families, Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Congratulations to our 47 students who earned the highest rating they could – a “1” on their solo AND to the 34 students earning a 1 on their ensemble yesterday at Solo/Ensemble contest at Temple College! So proud of all of these students who really worked hard on a tight schedule to prepare their music! Congratulations to our Winter Guard who placed 9th in their round at the Winter Guard International Dallas Regional Competition in Coppell yesterday. Finally, come out and see the BHS Musical “Into the Woods”! Several of our M100 instrumentalists are performing in the Pit Orchestra and our own Mr. Kwaku is conducting the Orchestra! This is a great display of talents of all of our fine arts departments – instrumental, vocal, drama, and dance! Today is the final performance at 2pm! Come support our students in the arts!

Additionally – as we approach Valentine’s Day – I need to communicate our expectation of student behavior in regards to Public Displays of Affection in the M100. While we encourage a culture of supportive, friendly, appropriate comradery amongst members, we ask that EXTREMELY LIMITED Displays of Public Affection occur in the band hall AND at band and school functions! Please be discrete AND respectful of others as several students have expressed discomfort with the actions of Too Affectionate students. We do not want to have to have an uncomfortable conversation with couples and absolutely do not want to have to issue referrals for inappropriate physical conduct. Once again – we have to consider how we are making others feel around us AND what is considered socially acceptable in regards to public displays of affection. Thank you!


Announcements for this week:


Students – please RESPECT your band hall and facilities! We are starting to see areas becoming too messy and students not using their lockers to store their instruments. DO NOT post or “decorate” the band hall with any items unless you ask a director for permission first. Unwanted items will be thrown away. Check the Lost and Found by the Assistant’s office and retrieve your items. They will go to Goodwill Tuesday after school. BRASS LOCKER ROOM – keep it cleaner or it will be locked and NO ONE will be able to use their lockers – you’ll have to carry your horns around with you all day! THIS SPACE HAS NOT BEEN USED PROPERLY AND HAS BEEN TOO MESSY LATELY! Do not take your facilities for granted!

Thank you.



This week – Wednesday through Friday, the BHS Band Directors will attend the Texas Music Educator’s Convention in San Antonio for professional development. Wind Ensemble: Mrs. Gill will stay on Wednesday to rehearse in class but then you will have Mr. Bohlin (retired band director) to rehearse you on Thursday and Friday. Other bands will have a sub – please speak with your director for details on your days. ALL STUDENTS WILL TREAT ALL SUBS WITH ABSOLUTE RESPECT! Subs will have my direct number to let me know if they have any issues with any students and strict punishment will occur for any disrespectful actions by students. Please respect subs and our facilities.


If you have not paid for the piano accompaniment for your solo, please bring a check to the directors ASAP! PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD BRING THEIR CHECK FOR $50 MADE OUT TO BELTON BAND BOOSTERS OR CASH.



Those who are currently eligible will not have another grade check until March 6th. If they are passing all regular credit classes on March 6th – they are eligible for the rest of the semester!

Those who are currently ineligible will have another grade check on Feb. 21st. See info. from eligibility calendar:

Feb. 21 End of 3 Week Progress Reporting Period

Students may only regain eligibility and cannot lose it.

Feb. 25 Teacher grades are to be verified

Feb. 27 Progress Reports will be issued to students

Feb. 28 Students passing all courses on Feb. 21st regain eligibility @ 4:25 P.M. (If they do not pass all regular credit courses, they remain ineligible on this date)



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


Coffee Fundraiser has ended. If you haven’t turned in your order form and money, please do so ASAP! More fundraisers to come!


Several students have not returned their formal wear. See email from Mrs. Cobb. Please DO NOT KEEP THESE UNIFORMS AT HOME – RETURN THEM!!!!!!!!


Schedule for the rest of this week and next week:

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

Mon., Feb. 17 Student Holiday / Teacher Inservice

Tues., Feb. 18 7:45am-8:45am: W.E. Flutes/Oboe sectional

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

4:35pm-5:35pm: W.E. Full Band Rehearsal-Band Hall

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

Wed., Feb. 19 7:45am-8:45am: W.E. Sax / Horn sectional

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

Thurs., Feb. 20 7:45am-8:45am: W.E. Trumpet sectional

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

4:30pm-5:30pm: W.E. Clarinet sectional

5:00pm-8:00pm: Varsity WG rehearsal

Fri., Feb. 21 7:50am-8:35am: Sym. 1 Flute/Oboe sectional

4:30pm-6:00pm: Belton Drumline Camp

5:00pm-8:00pm: Combined WG rehearsal

Sat., Feb. 22 Winter Guard competition – Lehman HS


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 -


April 21 & 22 – UIL Concert & Sightreading Contests


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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