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Weekend Update 4/30/2023

Dear M100 Family,


We are approaching the final month of our school year! There is a LOT of important information in this update, please be sure to read through everything! Keep pushing to the end! Here is your weekend update!


NEW INFORMATION AND UPDATES

5/1 RESCHEDULED DRUM MAJOR AUDITIONS - The drum major auditions will be held tomorrow, Monday, May 1st. Since we needed to reschedule the auditions and there may be students that are unable to meet after school, we will be providing the option to audition either after school or in class tomorrow. Since this will affect the groups for the "Met In and Out" portion of the audition, this will now be done INDIVIDUALLY instead of in groups. Our plan is to announce the full leadership team after the conclusion of all auditions.


LEADERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT - If we are able to complete the drum major auditions by the end of the day tomorrow, we will announce the leadership team tomorrow evening, and there will be a leadership meeting before school on Tuesday, May 2nd from 8:15am-8:30am. If we are not able to get everything done tomorrow, we will announce the leadership team after the Fundamentals camp on Wednesday evening.


WIND ENSEMBLE REHEARSALS THIS WEEK - Here is the schedule for the early morning Wind Ensemble rehearsals this week.


MONDAY, MAY 1

Seniors arrive at 8:50am, everyone else arrive at 8:15am for placement auditions.


TUESDAY, MAY 2

Rehearsal begins at 8:30am due to leadership meeting from 8:15am-8:30am.


WEDNESDAY MAY 3 THRU FRIDAY, MAY 5

Rehearsal begins for all Wind Ensemble students at 8:15am.


5/1-5/5 FALL 2023 M100 BAND PLACEMENT AUDITIONS - We will begin our band auditions for next year this week during classes. We will go in reverse class order for each band period: Juniors, then sophomores, then freshmen.


BHS JAZZ ENSEMBLE AT TARLETON STATE - Congratulations to the BHS Jazz ensemble for receiving a "Division 1" rating and being named "Outstanding 5A Jazz Ensemble" at the Tarleton State Jazz Festival!


5/1 BAND BOOSTER MEETING - There will be a Band Booster meeting on Monday, May 1st at 6:30pm in the BHS commons. Executive meeting will take place at 6pm. More boosters are needed for next year so please attend if you are able!


5/2-5/3 M100 FUNDAMENTALS CAMP - We will be having our M100 Fundamentals Camp this Tuesday and Wednesday from 5pm-7pm! THIS IS A REQUIRED EVENT FOR ALL CURRENT FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORE AND JUNIOR WIND PLAYERS. (Guard and Percussion will not attend this camp.) PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING WATER AND APPROPRIATE CLOTHES SHOES FOR MARCHING! The schedule can be found below.


TUESDAY, MAY 2ND

5:00pm - Meet in Band Hall/Ice Breakers!

5:15pm - Music Rehearsal (Brass and Woodwinds will split)

6:00pm - Transition to Practice Field

7:00pm - Rehearsal Ends/Parent Meeting in Band Hall

7:30pm - Parent Meeting Ends


WEDNESDAY, MAY 3RD

5:00pm - Meet OUTSIDE AT PRACTICE FIELD

6:00pm - Transition to Band Hall

6:15pm - Music Rehearsal (Brass and Woodwinds will be combined)

7:00pm - Rehearsal Ends


5/4 WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT - The Wind Ensemble will be providing a concert on Thursday, May 4th at 7:15pm in the BHS Performing Arts Center. The Wind Ensemble is competing in the 5A Honor Band process with our 2023 UIL Concert program and this concert will serve as our final recording opportunity. This performance will be free and open to the public! Attire for students will be solid black (black button-down, black slacks, black dresses, close-toed black shoes, etc). Call time is 6:00pm for Wind Ensemble students in the Band Hall.


5/11 AND 5/17 M100 SPRING TRIP REHEARSALS - The students attending the M100 spring trip to Dallas will be performing at the Reunion Tower on Saturday, May 20th. Since we will be performing, we will need to schedule rehearsals after school on Thursday, May 11th and Wednesday, May 17th from 4:45pm-6:45pm We will also have a spring trip meeting for students and parents on Thursday, May 11th after the rehearsal concludes at 6:45pm.


5/15-5/19 FALL 2023 JAZZ ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS - Auditions for the 23-24 BHS Jazz Ensemble will take place during band classes the week of May 15-May 19. Contact Mr. Kreger for more information.

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. EVERYONE SHOULD BUY THEIR TICKETS ASAP IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY SO THAT FOOD CAN BE ORDERED!


5/25 BHS GRADUATION - All members of the M100 that are not graduating will perform at the BHS Graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 25th at 1:00pm. We will have full ensemble rehearsals on the following dates before school through Wind Ensemble class on the following dates. Students will be excused from 1st period classes on these days.


Friday, May 19th from 8:15am to 9:40am

Tuesday, May 22nd from 8:15am to 9:40am

Wednesday, May 23rd from 8:15am to 9:40am


(New Tech Students will be excused at 9:20am on each of these days)


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:


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


UPCOMING REHEARSALS/EVENTS

LEADERSHIP DATES

Monday, May 1 - RESCHEDULED Drum Major Auditions After School


WIND ENSEMBLE

Thursday, May 4 - Honor Band Recording Concert, 6:00pm Call Time, 7:15pm Performance


GUARD

Monday, May 1 - Guard Rehearsal, 5:00pm-6:30pm


IMPORTANT FUTURE DATES

May 1 - RESCHEDULED Drum Major Auditions

May 1 - Band Booster Meeting

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

May 4 - Honor Band Recording Concert

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 11 - Spring Trip Music Rehearsal

May 11 - Spring Trip Student/Parent Meeting

May 15-19 - 2023 BHS Jazz Ensemble Auditions (during class periods)

May 17 - Spring Trip Music Rehearsal

May 18 - BHS Band Spring Concert

May 19, 23, 24 - Morning Graduation Rehearsal

May 19 - M100 Band Banquet

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

May 24 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

May 25 - BHS Graduation (all Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors will perform)

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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