Weekend Update 5-15-22
Dear M100 Family.
Congratulations to all students for an outstanding and fun concert on Friday! Great last concert of the year! 8 more days of school and they’re busy! Please read on!
(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!)
QUICK SURVEY FOR T-SHIRT SIZES FOR 2022-2023
All students planning to be in band for the 2022-2023 school year need to submit a t-shirt size. Temple College is graciously sponsoring the t-shirts so there is no cost! Please fill this out NOW! Thanks!
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REMINDERS - DRUM MAJOR AND SECTION LEADER AUDITIONS
Drum Major auditions - will occur during classes on May 17th. (B day) Make-up date on the 19th (B day).
Section Leader auditions - will occur during classes on May 18th (A day), 19th (B day) and 23rd (B day). Section Leader results will be announced after the Banquet.
BAND AUDITION RESULTS ARE POSTED
(percussion and some wind students will be added after their auditions are complete)
This Band will consist of current Wind Ensemble members (not including Seniors) and any other band members who made Wind Ensemble as a result of the auditions posted on Friday to the band website. (not including incoming Freshmen).
Graduation Band will rehearse as a group daily starting on Tuesday, May 17th from 8:05am to 8:35am. We will also be working with applicable students during their band classes as much as possible in preparation for Graduation.
An itinerary for Graduation day is coming soon.
Transportation will be provided for band students from BHS to the Expo Center and back to BHS on the day of Graduation - May 26th.
*Just a reminder that ALL current Freshman may order a jacket this semester. Due to some recent changes and considerations, we have decided to make our policy more equitable to all and have the same participation qualification for all grade levels. ALL current band students may order a jacket this semester as long as they will be in band going into next year.
We had extra jacket packets at the concert but ran out. We will have more on Tuesday, May 17th. You may pick one up from any director.
Please return completed packets to Mrs. Gill by Monday, May 23rd.
LETTER JACKET POLICY TO CHANGE FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR:
Starting next year we will enact a policy of qualification for all grade levels and this will be communicated weekly in my weekend updates starting next Sunday AND our handbook will be updated over the summer. The current policy is outlined in the handbook which was updated last summer (before the start of the 2021-2022 school year). Please remember there is a handbook form you should fill out and turn in at Everything Day stating you have read and agree to all policies stated in the handbook.
FLIP FOLDERS / SPRING GAME
Starting Monday, May 16 - start bringing your flip folders to class with your Fall stand tunes in them so we can prepare for the Spring Football Game on May 19th!
We will be checking out Sousaphones, Mellophones, and Baritones to those who need them.
All students are expected to attend. IF you cannot be there, please have a parent email or bring a hand-written note signed by a parent.
We will also wear M100 Jerseys and black shorts for the game. You may wear sunglasses in the stands but no headwear. BRING YOUR M100 WATER JUGS TOO! The game starts at 7pm. A more detailed itinerary will be shared soon.
MARCHING FUNDAMENTALS CAMP - MAY 23 & 24
Reminder - we will have a Marching Fundamentals camp for all new and returning members on Monday and Tuesday, May 23rd (5-8pm) and 24th (5-7:30pm). There will also be a parent meeting on May 24th at 7:30pm in the band hall. This meeting is for all parents, not just incoming parents. More details will be shared soon.
UPDATED - UP-COMING EVENTS - PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
*Drum Major and Section Leader auditions have been rescheduled. See info. above.
May 16 - Percussion Concert (BHS, BMS, SBMS) - 6:30pm. BHS PACMay 17 - Graduation Band Rehearsal 8:05am-8:30am. ColorGuard Senior Showcase - BHS Main Gym - 5pm-6:30pm. SBMS Spring Concert (BHS PAC) 6:30pm
May 18 - Graduation Band Rehearsal 8:05am-8:30am
May 19 - Graduation Band Rehearsal 8:05am-8:30am. Spring Football Game - Tiger Field. BMS Spring Concert (BHS PAC) 7pm.
May 20 - BDL and ColorGuard - Proud to be an American parade - Miller Heights Elem. (AM)
May 20 - Band Banquet at Expo Center 7pm-9pm.
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 (Saturday) - Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest - Pflugerville, TX.
July 2 (Saturday) - 4th of July parade rehearsal 9am-noon
July 4 (Monday) - 4th of July parade. Times to be announced
July 15 and 16 - Leadership camp at BHS for Drum Majors and Section Leaders
July 18 - 22 - Percussion and Colorguard summer camp at BHS
July 25 and 26 - M100 Leadership work days
July 27 - August 12 - M100 Summer Band (not including weekends)
August 13 - “Meet the Tigers” event - Tiger Field. More details to come
August 15 or 16 - M100 individual picture day
August 17 - First day of school
STATE SOLO AND ENSEMBLE CONTEST
*Students will perform on May 28th (Sat.) in Pflugerville. (bus provided) Students have been registered and the final schedule should be communicated soon. 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com and I can reset the password back to your child’s school ID.