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Weekend Update 5-22-22

Dear M100 Family.

Whew! What a week! This past Monday we were amazed by the amount of percussive talent displayed by our students from SBMS, BMS, and BHS at the Percussion Concert! Tuesday and Thursday we welcomed the SBMS and BMS Concerts and our BHS Spring Game on Thursday (which tied and went into overtime!), finally we ended the week with our ever-generous and largely talented Drumline and Colorguard who marched in the "Proud to be An American Parade" at Miller Heights Elem., and stopped by BISD Admin, Sparta, and BMS to bring some Tiger Spirit! Thank you so much for this huge community service effort! A fun and celebratory Band Banquet finished up the day on Friday! It was a joy to see all of our wonderful students all dressed up! A HUGE Thank You to our Band Boosters for putting together such an awesome Banquet! They worked so hard and we truly appreciate it! We hope everyone enjoyed all the events and reflected fondly on this memorable and very successful school year in the M100! Beautiful and lasting memories have been made. Marching Fundamentals Camps and Graduation to come… 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!)


MARCHING FUNDAMENTALS CAMP / PARENT MEETING - 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).

MEET IN THE BHS BAND HALL AT 5PM. YOU CAN ENTER THROUGH THE FINE ARTS DOORS IN THE FRONT OF THE SCHOOL.

WHAT TO WEAR:

  • T-shirt, athletic shorts, tennis shoes, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen. (prepare to be outside)

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Water (at least ½ gallon),

  • Instrument

SCHOOL OWNED INSTRUMENTS will be checked out to incoming students that need them at this camp. Current BHS students will receive their marching instruments during classes.


There will also be a parent meeting on May 24th at 7:30pm in the band hall. This meeting is for all parents, HOWEVER, much of the information shared will be the same as last year with the exception of slight fee changes, and changes to football games and contests. A powerpoint presentation will be uploaded to our band website after the meeting for all who cannot attend.


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!







REMINDERS - SECTION LEADER AUDITIONS

Section Leader auditions continue during classes on May 23(B day) and 24th (A day). Section Leader results will be announced as soon as possible after all auditions have been completed.


BAND AUDITION RESULTS ARE POSTED

https://www.beltonmarching100.com/fall-2022-audition-results

(percussion and some wind students will be added after their auditions are complete)


GRADUATION BAND

This Band will consist of ALL BAND MEMBERS (minus Seniors). You should have already informed us if you cannot attend. Contact shannon.gill@bisd.net if a conflict arises.

Graduation Band will rehearse as a group Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24 at 8:05am.

NO Graduation Band rehearsal on Wednesday, May 25 at 8:05am.

DETAILED ITINERARY FOUND HERE: https://www.beltonmarching100.com/itineraries


Transportation will be provided for band students from BHS to the Expo Center and back to BHS on the day of Graduation - May 26th.


LETTER JACKETS

Completed letter jacket packets are due back to Mrs. Gill by Monday, May 23rd by the end of the school day.

LETTER JACKET POLICY FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2022-2023:

Freshmen-Seniors

You can earn a jacket IF you participate in both the TMEA All Region Band auditions AND UIL Solo & Ensemble contest (with either a solo or ensemble or both). You must earn a spot in an All Region Band OR get a rating of a “1” on a Solo or Ensemble. Students pay for their senior jackets – the school does not provide the jacket or any patches or letters. Price typically ranges from about $90+

The Band Handbook will be updated over the summer. (found here: https://www.beltonmarching100.com/blank-page-1).

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.


UPDATED - UP-COMING EVENTS - PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

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 was emailed to families last Thursday. 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 - m100boosters.treasurer@gmail.com.


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:

https://e9b8e872-4bd9-40db-af71-4ab42baa1ed3.filesusr.com/ugd/3a7976_9515f6aca4f04a9696f13a1ceded7f80.pdf


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.


BAND REMIND:

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:

https://www.facebook.com/BeltonBandBoosters


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 shannon.gill@bisd.net and I can reset the password back to your child’s school ID.






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