Weekend Update 4-16-22
Dear M100 Family,
Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend and Happy Easter! Everyone please read this update! New information! UIL is this week!!!!
(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!)
MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL - BOND ELECTION!
The district bond election is coming next month on May 7. Early voting begins April 25. The bond propositions include many projects (INCLUDING A NEW BAND HALL) that directly impact Belton High School. Attached is a flier that outlines these specifically. Your vote matters! Either way, please make sure you vote on this bond. On Thursday, April 14, there will be a parent informational meeting at 6:00PM in the BHS Commons to discuss the bond. We hope you can attend!
UIL CONTEST UNIFORM
MAKE SURE YOUR UNIFORM PARTS ARE PREPARED TODAY, NOT THE NIGHT BEFORE UIL. DO THIS:
Those wearing a Tuxedo - prepare your white shirt (clean and pressed). Have long, black socks (no short, no other colors, no black with other colors), have nice black dress shoes. (no tennis shoes, no boots. If you can’t get nice shoes, let me know - firstname.lastname@example.org)
Those wearing the dress - black undergarments, black closed-toe (low heel) shoes, minimal jewelry, no hair accessories unless they are modest (small) and black.
UNIFORM ISSUES - email email@example.com NOW!
REMINDER - only Wind Symphony will need to take the uniform home on Wednesday after school as they arrive very early Thursday morning. All other band members will change at school the day of their UIL. See itineraries below.
UIL CONCERT AND SIGHTREADING CONTEST IS APRIL 20th and 21st.
Copperas Cove High School Auditorium. Parents / Family are encouraged to attend and may accompany the band in the sightreading room as well. No admittance or parking fees.
Performance day/times for each band:
Symphonic & Concert Band (combined) - April 20 at 11:30am
Wind Symphony - April 21st at 9:00am
Wind Ensemble - April 21st at 4:20pm
Detailed itineraries here: (and on band website - https://www.beltonmarching100.com/itineraries)
Itinerary for UIL Competition - Symphonic & Concert Band April 20, 2022 (A Day)
*Eat a healthy breakfast before arriving at school. Water provided on the bus after the performance. Bring your lunch or eat in the commons during D lunch. Symphonic Band students - you will be excused until 3:30pm. Concert Band students - you’ll flow into 4th period class.
8:15am - arrive at BHS to change into concert attire/get horns/mutes, etc.
8:50am - sit in chairs in orchestra room for roll call and inspection (full uniform, instruments in cases/accessories/music)
9:15am - load the buses to leave. Only flutes, clarinets, alto sax, trumpets in cases underneath the bus. All other items on the trailer. Be mature, courteous, and respectful on the bus.
9:30am - leave for Copperas Cove HS
10:25am - arrive at Copperas Cove HS
10:55am - Warm-Up
11:25am - move to stage
11:30am - Performance
11:50am - approx. time in Sightreading room
12:10pm - approx. time finished with sightreading and back to the bus / percussion - instruments
12:30pm - approx. time leaving CCHS
1:15pm - approx. arrival at BHS, unload/change
1:30pm - eat lunch in the band hall or in the commons
1:55pm - 3:30pm - ALL students in band hall during Concert Band period.
3:35pm - New Tech students catch shuttle to go back to New Tech if needed.
3:35pm - all others - go to 8th period at BHS
*All students on a “field trip” from 8:50am - 3:30pm on this day.
Itinerary for UIL Competition - Wind Symphony April 21, 2022 (B Day)
*Wind Symphony students will pick up their concert uniform Wednesday, April 20th and take it home. Come to school on 4/21 in FULL UNIFORM.
*Eat a healthy breakfast before arriving at school. Water provided on the bus after the performance.
6:15am - arrive at BHS, sit in chairs for roll call and inspection (full uniform, instruments in cases/accessories/music)
6:45am - load the bus to leave. Only flutes, oboe, clarinets, alto sax, bassoons, trumpets in cases underneath the bus. All other items on the trailer. 2 students to a seat in the bus.
Be mature, courteous, and respectful on the bus.
6:55 am - leave for Copperas Cove HS
7:45am - arrive at Copperas Cove HS
8:25am - Warm-Up
8:55am - move to stage
9:00am - Performance
9:30am - approx. time in Sightreading room
9:55am - approx. time finished with sightreading and back to the bus / percussion - instruments
10:30am - approx. time leaving CCHS
11:25am - approx. arrival at BHS, unload/change
12:15pm - go to your 6th period class
*No shuttle back to New Tech until 1:50pm. You may remain in the band hall area until then. Bring your lunch.
*All BHS students on a “field trip” from 8:50am - 12:15pm on this day. New Tech excused until 1:50pm unless you drive yourself and can return to New Tech earlier.
Itinerary for UIL Competition - Wind Ensemble April 21, 2022 (B Day)
*Eat a healthy breakfast before arriving at school. Water provided on the bus after the performance.
8:50am - 9:40am: Wind Ensemble students in class. No rehearsal this morning - you will have a sub. Mrs. Gill will be with Wind Symphony at UIL. Make sure you have ALL of your concert uniform parts. Do not overplay your instrument this morning and tax your embouchures too much for our performance later today. Take it easy, rest, do homework.
*New Tech students - take the 11:17am shuttle. Eat lunch in BHS band hall or commons
*BHS students - 12:30pm - eat lunch in band hall or commons
1:10pm - change into uniform, get everything you’ll need for contest (instruments in cases/accessories/music)
1:40pm - sit in chairs in band hall for roll call and inspection
1:50pm - load the bus to leave. Only flutes, clarinets, alto sax, bassoon, trumpets in cases underneath the bus. All other items on the trailer. String Bass - in a director’s car? 2 students to a seat in the bus. Be mature, courteous, and respectful on the bus.
2:05pm - leave for Copperas Cove HS
3:00pm - arrive at Copperas Cove HS
3:35pm - Warm-Up
4:15pm - move to stage
4:20pm - Performance
4:55pm - approx. time in Sightreading room
5:20pm - approx. time finished with sightreading and back to the bus / percussion - instruments loaded
6:00pm - approx. time leaving CCHS
6:50pm - approx. arrival at BHS, unload/change
7:45pm - Band Hall closed
*Students may bring their own snacks for the bus ride home if they like.
*All BHS students - “field trip” from 12:30pm to 4:25pm on this day. New Tech students excused from 11:17am until 4:25pm.
BAND BANQUET UPDATES
Banquet ticket sales will open online on Monday, April 18th. Parent and guest tickets will cost $30, band student tickets will cost $20, and senior band students will be admitted at no charge.
Our banquet ticket sales open on Monday, April 18th, but we would like to give you a head start on reserving your seats. Saturday, April 16th, we will open our ticketing website to seniors and senior families only. Beginning at 8am, you can go to beltonbandboosters.simpletix.com and select your seats for the banquet. It is our first time to use this web-based ticketing, so here are a few things to consider.
1. This site allows you to reserve a specific table and seats. The diagram shows correct table placement in the Expo, with tables of 8. Discuss as a family if you will sit with your student, or if they would like to sit with friends. Families can arrange to sit together by coordinating table numbers and purchasing around the same time. Seniors, make plans with your friends before your reserve your seats. Changes can be made after purchase, but they will cause delays in seat selection.
2. Seniors are free, but you might see a $1 fee for their ticket. I'm currently working with the company to change it to $0, but I may not have it fixed by tomorrow. I am sorry if you have to pay for their ticket, but it might be good to go ahead and pay to reserve a spot.
3. Watch the tutorial video ahead of time to get a feel for the website. https://youtu.be/Q9SudcCAULY
4. A selection of silent auction items will appear before you checkout. If you see an item that you would like to "buy now," just add the item to your cart. There are quite a few good deals that you can grab before they go to silent auction, including a $100 discount on a charcuterie display for 50 people!
Honoring the Seniors of 2022 is our ultimate goal for this banquet! We want the whole experience to be the best for these great kids, so reach out to me if you have any trouble getting your tickets.
Cassie Fothergill (254-913-2602)
IT’S APRIL AND THAT MEANS BUSY, BUSY, BUSY TILL JUNE! NEW EVENTS ADDED TO THE CALENDAR. LOOK PLEASE:
UP-COMING EVENTS - PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
April 20 & 21 - UIL Concert & Sightreading Contest (See itineraries above)
April 22 - Leadership info. Meeting 4:45pm-7pm. Band Hall
April 25 - 28 - Auditions for next year’s bands (grades 8-11). After school. Details coming soon.
April 29 - Leadership training 4:45pm-7pm. Band Hall
May 2 & 4 - Drum Major training 4:45pm-7pm. Band Hall
May 3 & 5 - Leadership training 4:45pm-7pm. Band Hall
May 6 - Belton Drumline Auditions 5pm-7pm. Band Hall
May 9 - Drum Major Auditions - 4:45pm-7pm. Band Hall
May 10 - Jazz Concert (BHS, BMS, SBMS) - 6:30pm. BHS PAC
May 11 & 12 - Section Leader Auditions. Band Hall (after school)
May 13 - Spring Band Concert - 6:30pm - BHS Performing Arts Center
May 16 - Percussion Concert (BHS, BMS, SBMS) - 6:30pm. BHS PAC
May 17 - Graduation Band Rehearsal 8am-8:30am. ColorGuard Senior Showcase - BHS Main Gym - 5pm-6:30pm
May 18 - Graduation Band Rehearsal 8am-8:30am
May 19 - Graduation Band Rehearsal 8am-8:30am
May 23 - Graduation Band Rehearsal 8am-8:30am
May 24 - Graduation Band Rehearsal 8am-8:30am
May 19 - Spring Football Game - Tiger Field
May 20 - BDL and ColorGuard - Proud to be an American parade - Miller Heights Elem. (AM)
May 20 - Band Banquet at Expo Center
May 23 - Marching Band Fundamentals Camp for all current and new members 5-8pm
May 24 - Marching Band Fundamentals Camp for all current and new members 5-7:30pm, Parent Meeting - 7:30pm-8:30pm
May 26 - Graduation - 1pm
May 28 or 30 - Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest - Pflugerville, TX. Actual date to be announced.
AUDITIONS FOR NEXT YEAR’S BANDS - APRIL 25-28
We will have auditions for all current 8th-11th graders April 25-28 after school. Music will be available to all this Wednesday, March 30th. These auditions will determine band placements (scheduling) for the 2022-2023 school year.
Send the following pictures in an email or text to Senior Michael Summers:
Send a picture of you from this year (your Senior year)
Send a baby picture of you
Send a picture of yourself AND your plans for the future (college, military, other) (can be the same picture as #1)
PICTURES ARE DUE NOW! FUTURE PLANS MAY BE SHARED AS YOU GET THE INFO.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone Number ( Best way of contact ) : 254-314-9461
STATE SOLO AND ENSEMBLE CONTEST
*Students will perform either on May 28th (Sat.) or 30th (Mon) in Austin. (bus provided) Students have been registered and the final schedule should be communicated on or before May 6th. Please keep both dates open just in case. Thank you!
LEA COURINGTON SCHOLARSHIP (DALLAS WINDS). DUE DATE: APRIL 15, 2022
CHARMS FINANCIAL REPORTS
If you receive a financial statement from Charms which seems to communicate that you owe money to the band boosters and you feel you’ve been emailed in error, please contact Steven Bower, our Booster Treasurer - email@example.com.
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:
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Wind Symphony - email@example.com
Symphonic Band - firstname.lastname@example.org
Concert Band - email@example.com
All things Percussion - firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter Guard - email@example.com
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and I can reset the password back to your child’s school ID.