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Weekend Update 3-1-20

Dear M100 Families, Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Congratulations to our Winter Guard for another impressive day of performances yesterday at the TCGC Contest at Johnson High School. Ratings for the groups (in each of their respective groups): C group-7th, JV-5th, Varsity-3rd. Their next show is March 7 at Cedar Ridge HS in Round Rock, TX. Come out and support our Guard! They are awesome! For the Band – we have a busy week ahead and then Spring Break! Parents – you should be hearing your child practicing their UIL Concert Band music at least 30 minutes a day! Our UIL evaluation is in April but there are so many interruptions to our rehearsals (Spring Break, testing, etc.). Students must put in their own practice time for us to be successful! Thank you for your support! Please also look at our band calendar – camps/events/contests posted for this semester, summer, and next Fall.

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Announcements for this week:


AUDITIONS FOR NEXT YEAR’S BANDS

There is a link on the band website – beltonmarching100.com: “2020-2021 Audition Information”. Here you will find information about the how’s and what’s for the audition. Information posted there for Current and Incoming members. Information about scales is posted. You do not need to memorize the scales – you can use your book. Audition etudes will be posted to that page on APRIL 27. Sightreading criteria are also explained. The auditions will be live, not video recordings.

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FRI. March 20 – Clinician in all band classes. Please do not schedule a lesson during class on this day. Wind Ensemble members need to stay for Tiger Time. Thank you!

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UP-COMING DATES– PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!

April 1CURRENT MEMBERS ONLY.  Leadership applications available on band website.  Applications for Section Leader / Drum Major. Due April 17th at 4:25pm SHARP.  NO LATE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED. Mr. Kwaku will set up leadership training dates and announce those soon.  Training available before auditions/applications due.

April 14, 16, 17:  COLORGUARD audition camps.  5pm-6:30pm at the gym at the BHS 9th Grade Center.  Contact Mr. Hudnall at cody.hudnall@bisd.net and/or go to our band website and click “Guard” for more details. (DATE CHANGE from last week’s email)

April 18:  9am-1pm - Marching Band Workshop #1.  This day is Mandatory for anyone wishing to be in leadership next year AND for new members.  This is a training day for Marching technique. HIGHLY recommended for incoming members!

April 27: CURRENT MEMBERS ONLY.  Drum Major auditions 4:45pm-8:00pm.  Audition materials available on band website by April 1st.

May 9:  Marching Band Workshop #2.  This day is for ALL MEMBERS - Current and incoming.  9am-11:30am. INSTRUMENT Check out 11:40am-1:00pm - check out of all school owned instruments for those needing an instrument over the summer.  This will include all marching instruments EXCEPT Sousaphone.  This day is not mandatory but is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. If you are a current HS student and won’t be able to attend, and need a school owned instrument for summer, please let a band director know to reserve one for you and check out to you the following Monday.

May 18, 19, 20:  ALL MEMBERS except Seniors and Percussion.  Band placement auditions. Information on website by April 27.

June 1 - June 5:  COLORGUARD Fundamentals Camp 9am-5pm.  Location to be announced.

July 3 - M100 4th of July Parade Rehearsal.  Times to be announced. Please reserve the first half of the day - most likely 9am-noon.  Parade music will be distributed before the end of Spring semester to all current HS and incoming students.

July 4 - M100 to march in the Belton 4th of July Parade.  Times to be announced.

July 20 - July 24:  COLORGUARD & PERCUSSION Camp 9am-4pm.  Locations to be announced.

July 27 & 28:  BAND LEADERSHIP training and workdays.  8am-5pm

July 29, 30, & 31 - Summer Band at BHS.  Mandatory for ALL MEMBERS.  8am-5pm

August 3-7, 10-14:  Summer Band at BHS.  Mandatory for ALL MEMBERS 8am-8pm

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PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT FEES FOR SOLO CONTEST

  1. 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.------------------------------------------------------------------------

  2. ELIGIBILITY UPDATEThe next grade check for ALL is March 6th. If students are passing all regular credit classes on March 6th – they are eligible for the rest of the semester!

SENIOR TRIP

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

CONCERT BAND FORMAL WEAR

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

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Schedule for this week and next:

Mon., March 2 7:45am-8:45am: Concert Band Tpt./Horn sectional

4:35pm-5:35pm: Concert Band Low Brass/Low Reed sectional

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

Tues., March 3 7:45am-8:45am: W.E. Flute / Oboe sectional

7:45am-8:45am: Sym. 2 Brass sectional

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

4:35pm-6:30pm: W.E. Full Band rehearsal

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

Wed., March 4 7:45am-8:45am: W.E. Sax sectional

7:45am-8:45am: Concert Band Flute sectional

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

Thurs., March 5 7:45am-8:45am: W.E. Trumpet sectional

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

4:30pm-5:30pm: Sym. 1 Full Band rehearsal

4:35pm-5:35pm: W.E. Clarinet sectional

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

Fri., March 6 7:50am-8:35am: Sym. 1 Flute/Oboe sectional

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

4:35pm-5:35pm: Sym. 2 Woodwind sectional

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

Sat., March 7 Winter Guard Contest – Cedar Ridge H.S., Round Rock, TX.

March 9 – March 13 Spring Break

Fri., March 13 Combined Winter Guard rehearsal

Sat., March 14 Winter Guard Championships / Area – Vista Ridge HS, Cedar Park, TX.

Mon., March 16 Band Booster Meeting – 6:30pm – BHS

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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.

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Up-Coming Events can be found on our Band Website Calendar - beltonmarching100.com

BAND CONTESTS:

April 21 & 22 – UIL Concert & Sightreading Evaluations


GUARD CONTESTS: March 7 – Cedar Ridge HS (Round Rock)

March 14 – Championships Vista Ridge HS (Cedar Park)

March 28 – possible State Champs – College Station


BAND PERFORMANCES:

April 2 – BHS Band Pre-UIL Concert

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


EVENTS:

May 5 – Band Banquet (THIS IS A DATE CHANGE – PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS)

May 28 – BHS Graduation

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