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Weekend Update 5-24-20

May 24, 2020

Video weekend update on YouTube:

Hello and welcome to the 7th Edition of the M100 Video Weekend Update. The date is Sunday, May 24th, 2020. This will be my last video update of the school year. Please check your email weekly throughout the summer as I will be sending information as I get it about everything from senior trip refunds to parade updates to summer band and school schedules.

Thank you to all who showed up at our pick up/drop off days this past Wednesday and Thursday evenings. It was great to see you all again and thank you for taking care of this end of school business. Brass players – I will let you know when we can access your locker room and get your items to you.

Tomorrow is Memorial Day. Interesting fact - Originally Memorial Day was known as Decoration Day, meant to honor the Union and the Confederate soldiers who died during the American Civil War. By the 1900s it had become a day to celebrate all American soldiers who died while serving in the military. It wasn't until 1967 that it was legally named Memorial Day. So tomorrow, we honor and remember those who have died serving our country. This year, we could also honor those who have died serving our country in this current war against the virus – those in the medical field and those they are considering “essential” who are risking their lives to keep us healthy, safe, and fed. It’s a new type of conflict and I’d like to say thank you to all who are fighting in this war, a war like we have never seen. I know we will triumph and see brighter days ahead in time.

There will be end of the year Zoom meetings for each band class and Colorguard on Tuesday, May 26th! Here is the schedule, Zoom ID’s, and passwords:

9:00am-9:30am – Wind Ensemble

Meeting ID: 916 2665 0791

Password: 540446

9:30am-10:00am – Symphonic 1 (now Wind Symphony)

Meeting ID: 912 1686 3239

Password: 540446

10:00am-10:30am – Symphonic 2

Meeting ID: 911 8951 7958

Password: 540446

10:30am-11:00am – Concert Band

Meeting ID: 921 5342 2605

Password: 8ayTy2

2:00pm – Colorguard

Mr. Hudnall has your ID and password

End of the year announcements will be made. This is an optional zoom meeting but it would be great to see everybody one last time before summer and there will be time for you to ask questions if you need. Hope to see you there!

Summer Band is still scheduled to begin in late July. A Colorguard and Percussion Camp is scheduled for July 20-24, Band Leadership on the 27th and 28th, and All students back for Summer Band on July 29th. Please see the Band Calendar and PowerPoint on our band website home page for more details.

Brass and Woodwind players – the show music will be available by the end of this week so please keep watching your email!

A reminder that Jazz Band classes have been moved to 7th period for next year and Concert Band to 4thperiod due to facility issues.

The M100 is signed up for the Annual Belton 4th of July Parade and we will play Grandioso. Here is the link to the google drive where the music and instructions are located:

Please learn your assigned part.

We will let you know if anything changes regarding this parade.

Birthday shout outs this week go to Gerald Fountain who turns 18 on May 28th and Salma Sanchez who turns 15 and celebrates her quincienera on May 30th. Happy Birthday and I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Well, that’s all for the 2019-2020 school year. Congratulations once again to our graduating Seniors – you will be missed and we wish you the best in your future endeavors. Please come back and visit! To everyone else – PLEASE continue to check your email, the band website, and text messages from our Band Remind – there will be more updates as things are changing all the time as you know.

Going forward into summer – I hope you all have a great summer and a chance to relax your minds a bit from all of the pressures and challenges this school year presented. We look forward to a brighter future but know that things have changed and as much as I don’t care for the cliché term “the new normal”, I believe things will change and we will have to get used to a different “normal” going forward.

Please take care of yourself, your family, and be considerate of everyone around you. Until we see each other again – stay safe and healthy.

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