Weekend Update 4-24-22
Dear M100 Family,
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL BANDS - UIL CONCERT & SIGHTREADING!!!!
All 3 concert ensembles at BHS competed at the Region 8 UIL Concert & Sightreading Evaluation in Copperas Cove. Each Band (our Sub Non-Varsity, Non-Varsity, and Varsity) received the highest ratings from each judge possible -- each group earned straight 1's (Superior) for their performances on stage and in the sightreading room. The BHS Band program has also been awarded the Sweepstakes Award given when the school's marching band receives a Superior Rating (also straight 1's) in the Fall and the Varsity ensemble receives 1's in the Spring UIL evaluation as well. We are extremely proud of these students and their hard work putting together some very challenging programs. The judges were very impressed and in fact, we had 3 of them shake our hands after performances! It was a couple of great days. Please join us in congratulating these fine musicians and their conductors (Mr. Kreger for the Sub Non-Varsity Symphonic/Concert bands combined, Mr. Kwaku -- Non-Varsity Wind Symphony, Mrs. Gill -- Varsity Wind Ensemble) and thank you all for your support!
*see pictures below!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2022-2023 COLORGUARD!
Auditions were held this past week and our new Colorguard has been chosen! Here are the results: https://www.beltonmarching100.com/guard
Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions OR know someone who wasn’t able to attend auditions and would like to join Colorguard in the future!
CONGRATULATIONS TO MALAKI PEREZ!
Cadet Malakai Perez received the Bronze certificate from the Reserve Officers Association of the United States (Reserve Officer’s Association Bronze) for demonstrating outstanding dedication to citizenship, knowledge of civic responsibility, military orientation, self-discipline, and a wound work ethic.
From the U.S. Marine Corps JROTC he received an award for Civic Service, BHS Appearance, BHS Participation, Distinguished Conduct, Best Drill Squad, Band/Bugle Corps
(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!
BAND AUDITIONS BEGIN APRIL 25
(From Mr. Kwaku)
Here are links to the upcoming audition schedule for April 25-28 after school.
YOU MUST SELECT THE TAB AT THE BOTTOM OF EACH SHEET IN ORDER TO FIND THE SCHEDULE FOR YOUR GRADE LEVEL :)
Flutes/Clarinets/Saxophones will audition for Mr. Kreger.
Trumpets/Horns/Tubas will audition for Mr. Kwaku.
Oboes/Bassoons/Trombones/Euphoniums will audition for Mrs. Gill.
Percussion auditions will be conducted by Mr. Smith. You may contact him if you have any percussion related audition questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Please email Mr. Kwaku at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
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)
UP-COMING EVENTS - PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
April 25 - 28 - Auditions for next year’s bands (grades 8-11). After school. Details above.
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.
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!
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.
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.