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Weekend Update 4-25-21

Dear M100 Family,

Another great week of rehearsals and preparations for the end of the semester and next school year!

Reminder - Wind Symphony will record for their UIL submission TOMORROW, April 26, Symphonic Band on TUESDAY, April 27, and Concert Band on May 14.


TOMORROW - WIND SYMPHONY - COME TO SCHOOL DRESSED FOR PERFORMANCE AT 10:30AM. Contact Mr. Kwaku (kevin.kwaku@bisd.net ) if you have any concerns or issues with tomorrow’s events.


TUESDAY, 4/27: WIND ENSEMBLE: Reminder - we will not rehearse. If you CAN stay home - log in to the zoom (link in Schoology) at 8:50am. If you CAN’T stay home - come to class and stay in the band hall. You may practice in a practice room or study.

SYMPHONIC BAND - YOU WILL RECORD FOR UIL DURING YOUR CLASS. Reminder - Come to the band hall for 1st period to get ready. You will be excused from your first period class. New Tech students should be dropped off at BHS or come over as soon as you can. Contact Mr. Kreger (christopher.kreger@bisd.net) with questions/concerns.


We are excited for future leadership auditions, end of year performances, and awards ceremony. The semester is coming to a close - please check the band website calendar frequently to keep up with all the coming meetings, rehearsals, and events.


Si necesita hablar con alguien en español, envíeme un correo electrónico a jbiggs0106@yahoo.com. (Jasmine Biggs)


COVID PRE-SCREENING DAILY

All parents are required to screen their children everyday before sending them to school for any reason. Please notify our campus nurse if your child cannot attend school due to symptoms or exposure to a positive or presumed positive case of COVID-19. Please do not send students if they have been experiencing any of the symptoms in this document:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KxVezXVdT3LgWGERVAoUfGA5Yi2DP6u7e-k1nJNUEik/edit?usp=sharing

REMIND CODES FOR 2020-2021 PLEASE JOIN!

To join a class, text the code to 81010


All Students: @20202021m1

Parents: @8g24b8

Leadership: @ea3aadb

ColorGuard: @7ge97g8


CONTEST DATES - DO NOT MISS - PUT ON YOUR CALENDAR NOW PLEASE!!!!

Monday, April 26 - Wind Symphony to record in the PAC. This is a day off for students. Please arrange proper transportation or let us know if you need transportation assistance. Times - 10:30am - 12:45pm in the BHS PAC

Tuesday, April 27 - Symphonic Band recording during class in the BHS PAC

Friday, May 14 - Concert Band (will use recording from this concert) - BHS PAC


Band Audition Music on our Band Website

Music for auditions for next school year’s concert bands was updated to the band website on Thursday, April 1st. You can find the music and audition information here:

https://www.beltonmarching100.com/audition-music-for-2021-band-placem


Future Leadership Meetings / Audition Dates Updated to Band Calendar.

Please see the band calendar for upcoming dates for M100 Leadership Information sessions and Auditions (Drum Major and Section Leader).

https://www.beltonmarching100.com/calendar


T-Shirt sizes needed for all students who will be in the M100 for the 2021-2022 school year:

Please fill out this super quick questionnaire!

https://forms.gle/iaosp81gkth4xWZv5


State Solo & Ensemble Process / Deadlines

Video submissions due May 15th!

Information from the UIL Music website. (Students not responsible for entry fees UNLESS they pull out of the contest for a reason within their control - ie...they didn’t prepare and don’t want to go at the last minute for example). https://www.uiltexas.org/music/tssec



Concert Wear for all Band Students

Please do not ask to wear your concert uniform for Prom. This is not allowed. Thank you.

For future performances: PLEASE remember to always wear the following with the tuxedo: long, black (no other colors) socks, black dress shoes (not tennis shoes)(marching shoes will work as long as they are in good condition and clean/polished), and a white, collared, button-down shirt under the jacket. The jacket and tux pants and bow tie are provided by the school.

For those wearing the concert dress - you must provide appropriate shoes - closed toe, black dress shoes. We recommend flats for safety. Also - please do not wear any undergarments that will show - the neck is a bit of a scoop neck - no sports bras please. Hair accessories should be black in color and modest. Jewelry is allowed but please - nothing large and distracting and avoid multiple rings/bracelets which may impede performance.

WE WILL WEAR CONCERT UNIFORMS FOR OUR MAY 14TH CONCERT AS WELL.

Concert uniforms are to stay at school. Thank you!

Here is a link to an appropriate white dress shirt for students wearing the tuxedo:

https://www.amazon.com/White-Tuxedo-Shirt-Broadway-Tuxmakers/dp/B00U4YJMBU/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=Men%27s%2Btuxedo%2Bshirt&qid=1614991024&s=apparel&sr=1-6&th=1&psc=1

SPRING/SUMMER - SAVE-THE-DATES!

Some dates to put in your calendar so you don’t miss these up-coming events! (Also on Band Calendar on website) please check back frequently for updates


April 20 - May 20 - Check out the band calendar for M100 Leadership meetings/auditions for Section Leader and Drum Major!

Monday, April 26 - Wind Symphony to record in the PAC. This is a day off for students. Please arrange proper transportation or let us know if you need transportation assistance. Times - 10:30am - 12:45pm. BHS PAC

Tuesday, April 27 - Symphonic Band UIL recording during class in the BHS PAC

Friday, April 30 - BDL auditions

Saturday, May 1 - Wind Ensemble Percussion Recording for contest submission. BHS PAC

Mon., 5/10 - Jazz-O-Rama - BMS/SBMS/BHS Jazz Concert at BHS - 6:30pm

Fri., 5/14 - BHS Bands Spring Concert - 6:30pm

Friday, May 14 - Concert Band recording (will use recording from this concert to submit for contest)

Friday, May 28 - BHS Bands Awards Ceremony -Schoepf’s Restaurant - 7pm. No admission fee.

June 1-4 - M100 New and Returning Member Fundamentals Camp - BHS 5-7pm daily

July 2 - 9am-noon - Belton 4th of July Parade Rehearsal

(for all who are in town and wish to attend)

July 3 - Belton 4th of July Parade. Itinerary to be announced

July 19-23 - M100 Percussion and Colorguard Camp (Physicals due for these students)

July 21-22 - M100 Leadership Work Days

July 23-24 - M100 Leadership Training Camp

July 26-27 - New Member Orientation (Physicals due for these students)

July 28-Aug.13 - M100 Summer Band Camp (Physicals due for these students)

Aug. 16 - M100 Picture Day (tentative)

Aug. 18 - 1st day of School


PRE-PARTICIPATION PHYSICALS FOR MARCHING BAND

Physical form now on the band website - home page. Look for the red button. Also HERE


NEW INFORMATION FROM UIL REGARDING PHYSICALS FOR THOSE IN BAND FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR.

This information provided now so you can plan ahead. Historically, these forms have not been due until the first day of summer band activity. You can turn them in to Mrs. Gill upon completion - early is good! Please see the band calendar for summer band dates.


2021-2022 Report Forms & Pre-Participation Physicals

(1) Pre-participation Physical Examination. Upon entering the first and third years of high school, a physical examination signed by a physician, a physician assistant licensed by a State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners, a registered nurse recognized as an advanced practice nurse by the Board of Nurse Examiners or a Doctor of Chiropractic is required. Standardized Pre-Participation Physical Examination Forms, available from the UIL office and authorized by the UIL Medical Advisory Committee, are required.

For the 2021-22 school year: Any participant in athletics or marching band, who was in their first or third year of high school during the 2020-21 school year and did not complete a Pre-Participation Physical Examination (PPE) for the 2020-21 school year, will be required to complete the Medical History Form as noted below, as well as a PPE prior to participation in any UIL practices, games, performances, or matches for the 2021-22 school year.

(5) Medical History Form. Each year prior to any practice or participation a UIL medical history form signed by both student and a parent or guardian is required. A medical history form shall accompany each physical examination and shall be signed by both student and a parent or guardian. EVERYONE NEEDS TO TURN IN THIS FORM, WHETHER THEY ARE REQUIRED TO GET A PHYSICAL OR NOT.

*Forms will be added to the band website when they become available.


SENIOR RECOGNITION BOARD:

Scan the QR code in the band hall / answer questions / bring a 4x6 picture of yourself and give to Ella Pusey or Mrs. Gill ASAP! Thanks!


PLEASE RETURN YOUR MARCHING BAND FANNY PACKS

There is a drum case by the board in the band hall to put them in. Thanks!


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.


ZOOM MEETINGS FOR REMOTE LEARNERS

IF you do not attend school in person, you will need to log in to your band or colorguard classes daily through Zoom. Links in Schoology. Email your director if you need help.


INSTRUMENT RENTAL FEES

1 instrument all year = $125

1 instrument all year + another instrument for one semester = $187.50

1 instrument for one semester only = $62.50

M100 INSTRUMENTAL PRIVATE LESSON SCHOLARSHIPS!

For access to the Lesson Scholarship Application - please go here: https://www.beltonmarching100.com

You can also 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.

Lessons are STRONGLY encouraged for musical advancement.


UP-COMING EVENTS

https://www.beltonmarching100.com/calendar


ON-GOING FUNDRAISERS

  1. MASKS!!!! We receive 25% of all sales. The link to the masks is

https://www.mscfundraising.com/collections/belton-band-boosters

Thank you and please stay safe and healthy!



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