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Weekend Update 3-6-22

Dear M100 Family,

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

Congratulations to our Varsity WinterGuard! They performed beautifully at the WinterGuard International contest yesterday in Leander! The show was absolutely gorgeous and we are very excited to see the performances of Varsity and JV at the Championships Contest in Buda on March 19th! (see pictures below of yesterday’s performance)

Congratulations to Jacob Wiley, Thaddeus Henderson, and Damien Swift for being contracted by the Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps for this coming Drum Corps Season!!

Congratulations to Angel Rios-Torres for being accepted into the School of Music at the University of North Texas!

Congratulations to Matthew Fulford for receiving the National Hispanic Scholar Award!

Congratulations again to our 34 State Solo & Ensemble qualifiers! See their picture below and picture with names on the homepage of our website: https://www.beltonmarching100.com

**If your child receives an award, gets accepted into college, or earns another other sort of distinction, let us know! We are proud and happy to highlight all the great things about our students!


BAND BOOSTER MEETING - MONDAY, 3/7/22

The BHS Band Booster Meeting will be held at 6:30pm in the Commons on Monday, March 7th. Plan to stay a few minutes after if you are interested in the banquet decorating committee or the senior gift committee.


BHS BANDS ENSEMBLE DINNER CONCERT UPDATE

We have attempted to reschedule the Ensemble Dinner Concert. Unfortunately, we have consistently run into conflicts - many students not available on certain dates AND facility availability issues. We have decided that we will offer a performance opportunity for students who are advancing to the State level of Solo and Ensemble in May by planning a recital-type event for those soloists and ensembles going to State. We will publicize this date as soon as we can secure a facility, but we are aiming for a May date. For those other students who may have wanted to showcase their ensemble but didn't advance, I am happy to video these students at their request and post their performance on our website for family and friends. Students just need to set up an appointment with me. Please read on for refund information.

REFUNDS:

Remember to notify cassie.fothergill@gmail.com of your choice for ensemble dinner refund by Friday, March 11th. You can request a full refund, donate your payment to the booster account, or apply your money to your student's Charms account.


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.


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 7 - Band Booster Meeting - BHS Commons 6:30pm

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 all rehearsals and events: 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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