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Weekend Update 4/23/2023

Dear M100 Family,


Congratulations to the Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble on a successful UIL season! It has been a joy to watch all three ensembles learn and grow from this year's concert UIL process and I am greatly looking forward to our final round of performances in the month of May! We have 4 WEEKS LEFT IN THE SCHOOL YEAR! Let's finish the spring semester strong! Here is your weekend update!


NEW INFORMATION AND UPDATES

BHS BANDS UIL RESULTS - Congrats again to all 3 BHS bands! Below are the results:


SYMPHONIC BAND

EXCELLENT Concert Rating (221), SUPERIOR Sight Reading Rating (111)


WIND SYMPHONY

SUPERIOR Concert Rating (111), SUPERIOR Sight Reading Rating (111)


WIND ENSEMBLE

SUPERIOR Concert Rating (111), SUPERIOR Sight Reading Rating (111)


BELTON BAND BOOSTERS REVERSE RAFFLE SUCCESS! - The Reverse Raffle fundraiser for the M100 was a huge success! The event brought in a profit of $14,000 that will be used to support the future of the M100. Huge thank you to the Boosters' fundraising committee and all others involved with the organization of the event!


4/25-26 LEADERSHIP AUDITIONS - The teaching auditions for the 2023-2024 student leadership team will be held on Tuesday, April 25th and Wednesday, April 26th after school. Click HERE to access the schedule to view your audition time.


4/28 DRUM MAJOR AUDITIONS - The drum major auditions for the 2023-2024 student leadership team will be held on Friday, April 28th after school. Click HERE to access the schedule to view your audition timeS.


*DRUM MAJOR CANDIDATES PLEASE READ* Due to the timing of the conducting portion of the audition, we will need to hold some interviews on THURSDAY, APRIL 27TH AFTER SCHOOL. If this does not work for you, do not worry. We will work with your schedule since this is a last minute change. Please email me at kevin.kwaku@bisd.net if you know you will NOT be able to interview on Thursday.


5/1 BAND BOOSTER MEETING - There will be a Band Booster meeting on Monday, May 1st at 6:30pm in the BHS commons.


PREVIOUS 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.


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:


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

GUARD

Parent Meeting @ 5:30pm


LEADERSHIP DATES

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

Thursday, April 27 - Drum Major Interviews After School

Friday, April 28 - Drum Major Auditions After School


IMPORTANT FUTURE DATES

April 25-26 - Leadership Teaching Auditions

April 27 - Drum Major Interviews

April 28 - Drum Major Auditions

May 1 - Band Booster Meeting

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 29 - State Solo/Ensemble Contest


PREVIOUS INFORMATION AND UPDATES

M100 REMIND - 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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