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Weekend Update 4/17/2023

Dear M100 Family,


UIL Concert and Sight Reading week is upon us! All three of our ensembles have been working hard over the past 3 months and I am looking forward to hearing all the performances! Let’s finish our UIL season strong! Here is your weekend update!


NEW INFORMATION AND UPDATES

BDL WEBSITE - Percussion students, click HERE to access the BDL website. Here you will find the requirements for the upcoming drumline audition. Please contact ian.smith@bisd.net if you have any questions.


4/19-4/21 UIL ITINERARIES - The UIL performance times for each of our bands has been finalized. The contest will take place at Chaparral High School in Killeen. Click HERE to view a detailed itinerary for each ensemble. Stage performance times can be found below.

WIND SYMPHONY - Wednesday, April 19 at 4:30pm (Sight Reading at 5:00pm)

SYMPHONIC BAND - Thursday, April 20 at 9:00am (Sight Reading at 9:30pm)

WIND ENSEMBLE - Friday, April 21 at 12:40pm (Sight Reading at 1:20pm)


THURSDAY WIND ENSEMBLE CLASS/AFTER SCHOOL - Due to the Symphonic Band’s UIL performance on Thursday Morning, there will be a sub during class. We will also have a FULL BAND REHEARSAL after school from 4:45pm-6:00pm. This is our last full rehearsal before our performance.

THURSDAY DRUM MAJOR SESSION - There will be a final drum major session from 4:45pm-6:45pm on Thursday after school this week. Wind Ensemble students will work with Kacy during class, and all other candidates will meet after school. Drum major candidates in Wind Ensemble should also attend the last 45 minutes of the drum major session after the full band rehearsal.


2023 M100 RETURNER SURVEY - FOR CURRENT M100 FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS, click HERE to access a very brief survey asking if you are returning to band next year. Please complete this survey by Wednesday, April 19th.


LEADERSHIP AUDITION DATE SURVEY - TO ALL LEADERSHIP CANDIDATES, click HERE to access the survey selecting which day you will complete your teaching audition after school. Your choices are Tuesday, April 25th and Wednesday, April 26th.


PREVIOUS INFORMATION AND UPDATES

SENIOR SLIDE SHOW INFORMATION - Seniors, please fill out the following links ASAP so that we have some pictures and information needed for the band banquet.

  • The senior slideshow will be shown during the banquet, and we don’t want anyone to miss out!

  • Please submit a current photo of your senior AND a younger photo of them.

  • Digital images can be emailed to cassie.fothergill@gmail.com

  • Please click fill out this Google Form to tell us what your plans are after high school:


RETURN ALL BORROWED M100 JERSEYS! - There are a handful of students who have borrowed M100 jerseys without returning them! If you have a jersey that is not yours, please wash and return it ASAP!


LEADERSHIP AUDITION MATERIALS - Click the following link to access the Google Folder containing PDFs of the Leadership Application, the Teaching Audition Rubric, and the CORRECTED M100 Marching Fundamentals Packet (The fundamentals packet would be good for everyone to review even if you are not auditioning for student leadership!). tinyurl.com/m100leaderinfo

2023 M100 PLACEMENT AUDITION MUSIC - The audition music for next year has been finalized! Please click the following link to access the music for the audition Hard copies will be made available tomorrow during class. Auditions will take place during band classes the week of May 1 - May 5. tinyurl.com/2023m100audition

5/19 BAND BANQUET - The M100 Band Banquet will be held on Friday, May 19th at 6:30pm in the Expo Center. Click HERE to access the flier to purchase tickets. Seniors and senior parents may purchase tickets now, but other students and families will be able to purchase tickets tomorrow morning beginning at 6:00am.

UPCOMING REHEARSALS/EVENTS

WIND ENSEMBLE

Thursday, April 20 - FULL BAND REHEARSAL, 4:45pm-6:00pm


WIND SYMPHONY

Tuesday, April 18 - FULL BAND REHEARSAL, 4:45pm-6:00pm (THIS IS TOMORROW)


SYMPHONIC BAND

NO AFTER SCHOOL REHEARSALS THIS WEEK

GUARD

Friday, April 21 - Guard Auditions, 4:45pm-6:45pm

LEADERSHIP DATES

Thursday, April 20 - Drum Major Training Session (WE students in class, Non-WE students after school) 4:45pm-6:45pm

Tuesday, April 25-Wednesday April 26 - Leadership Auditions After School

Friday, April 28 - Drum Major Auditions After School


IMPORTANT FUTURE DATES

April 19 - WIND SYMPHONY UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluations

April 20 - SYMPHONIC BAND UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluations

April 21 - WIND ENSEMBLE UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluations

April 22 - Reverse Raffle Band Booster Fundraiser

April 25-26 - Leadership Teaching Auditions

April 28 - Drum Major Auditions

May 1-5 - 2023 M100 Placement Auditions (during class periods)

May 2-3 - M100 Fundamentals Camp

May 2 - 2023 M100 Parent Meeting, 7:00pm

May 9 - BHS Jazz Concert

May 10 - BHS Percussion Concert

May 18 - BHS Band Spring Concert

May 19 - M100 Band Banquet

May 20-22 - M100 Spring Trip to Dallas, TX

May 27 - State Solo/Ensemble Contest


PREVIOUS INFORMATION AND UPDATES

NEW YEAR, NEW REMIND - There will be a new Remind for the new school year. Remind is used to send out pertinent info and updates to M100 families and members. Follow the instructions below to join the 2022-2023 M100 Remind.

  • Join with the Remind app or text this code to 81010 - @m1002223

BELTON M100 YOUTUBE CHANNEL - The Belton M100 has a new YouTube channel showcasing performances from the previous school year and onward. Please check out and subscribe to the channel by clicking HERE.

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