Weekend Update 5-8-22
Dear M100 Family,
This has been a most difficult week. We hope that all of our students at BHS are being taken care of and feeling supported and comforted at this time. We, as a strong band family, will take care of each other and will keep everyone’s safety, physical, and emotional well-being as a priority going forward as we move on together to the end of the school year.
Please read on for new information and a review of the information shared with you all on Friday, May 6th about changes to our up-coming rehearsals, auditions, and events. Thank you.
(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!)
UPDATES REGARDING FUTURE REHEARSALS/AUDITIONS/EVENTS/SAFETY - PLEASE READ!!!
Audition Preparations - Monday, May 9 - Thursday, May 12 - the band hall will be available for those who are auditioning for Section Leader and/or Drum Major from 4:25pm-5:45pm to practice and receive help from student leaders and directors. Please sign up daily before the end of the school day so we know who to expect (sign up sheets will be available in the band hall).
BDL (Drumline) auditions - rescheduled to occur on May 11th during class (B day). A day students - schedule your audition with Mr. Smith.
Drum Major auditions - rescheduled to occur during classes on May 17th. (B day) Make-up date on the 19th (B day).
Section Leader auditions - rescheduled to occur during classes on May 18th (A day), 19th (B day) and 23rd (B day). Section Leader results will be announced after the Banquet.
Jazz Concert - this will not be a stand-alone concert. We will add the HS Jazz Band to our Spring Concert on May 13th. Repertoire details will be discussed in class on May 9th.
Spring Band Concert will remain on May 13th.
Percussion Concert (including MS students) will remain on May 16th
Spring Game is still on for May 19th
Band Banquet will remain on May 20th
Enhanced Safety Measures:
*For Wind Ensemble students - we will start rehearsals beginning on Monday, May 9th at 8:15am. This will continue until May 13th. You will need to enter through the front doors of the school which open at 8am. Please enter the band hall through the doors closest to the commons. Please do not be late and when you arrive in the band hall, grab your instrument and begin warming up immediately as we are losing rehearsal time. Guidance will be given at a later date as to the start time for Wind Ensemble after May 13th.
*For All - the doors to the band hall nearest the outside exit doors/colorguard room will remain locked from the outside. ALL students need to enter the band hall through the doors closest to the commons. DO not attempt to enter the band hall through the Orchestra room. That space will be locked as well.
*For All - you will need to enter the building through the Front Doors of the school. IF we have an event or you need access to the band hall before 8am or after school is out, other arrangements will be made.
*For All - NO students will be allowed in the band hall who are not BAND STUDENTS. No exceptions will be made for siblings, friends, etc.
*For All - NO students will be allowed to come to the band hall when it is not their band or colorguard class time. You must remain in your other class, even if you're "not doing anything in that class that day", or "your teacher doesn't care, just send her an email" "l, or "we have a sub today and aren't doing anything". We have been instructed by administration to keep students from roaming the halls and teachers need to keep students in their classrooms and monitor those they are responsible for. We will do the same. We are sorry it has come to this but this is how we must proceed.
*For All - NO students in the band hall for tiger time without a pass and before 2:45pm for any reason. Students will receive instruction from campus administration as to whether or not they will be allowed to move to other spaces during tiger time. This is out of our control.
*For All - NO students in the band hall before/during/or after school if there is not a director present. This hasn't been an issue but we want to put it in writing especially as we near the end of the school when there might be at least one day when there isn't something after school in the band hall.
BAND BOOSTER UPDATES - PLEASE READ!
We have planned several ways to support our band students and the Belton community during these last few weeks of school. Please consider contributing to the following opportunities as you are able.
Flowers and Donations for Joe Ramirez: If you would like to contribute to a funeral flower arrangement from the M100, venmo @Cassie-Fothergill or contact her at (254-913-2602). If you would like to make a donation to the family, this is the GoFundMe link https://gofund.me/48ffe637
Banquet Tickets: This Sunday, May 8th, is the last day to buy tickets for this year’s banquet. Use this link to make your purchase:beltonbandboosters.simpletix.com If you know of a student who is unable to attend because of a financial limitation, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kettle Corn and Concert Concessions: We will be providing kettle corn and concessions at our end-of-year performances and at the spring football game. Thank you for considering how you can volunteer for these last fundraising efforts! There are slots for cooking and for staffing the tables. Sign Up Genius
We are incredibly thankful for your family and our community, and we are looking forward to celebrating our students this month.
BAND AUDITION RESULTS
These will be posted to the beltonmarching100.com website as soon as we can finish up all auditions and tally results. Directors are still working to catch students who needed to reschedule both at the HS and MS. Thank you for your patience.
UP-COMING EVENTS - PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
May 9-12 - Band hall open from 4:25pm-5:45pm for students who are auditioning for leadership to come and practice and receive help from student leaders and directors.
*Drum Major and Section Leader auditions have been rescheduled. See info. above.
May 13 - Spring Band Concert - 6:30pm - BHS Performing Arts Center
May 16 - Percussion Concert (BHS, BMS, SBMS) - 6:30pm. BHS PAC
May 17 - Graduation Band Rehearsal 8am-8:30am. ColorGuard Senior Showcase - BHS Main Gym - 5pm-6:30pm. SBMS Spring Concert (BHS PAC) 6:30pm
May 18 - Graduation Band Rehearsal 8am-8:30am
May 19 - Graduation Band Rehearsal 8am-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 or 30 - Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest - Pflugerville, TX. Actual date to be announced.
Send the following pictures in an email or text to Senior Michael Summers:
Send a picture of you from this year (your Senior year)
Send a baby picture of you
Send a picture of yourself AND your plans for the future (college, military, other) (can be the same picture as #1)
PICTURES ARE DUE NOW! FUTURE PLANS MAY BE SHARED AS YOU GET THE INFO.
Email : email@example.com
Phone Number ( Best way of contact ) : 254-314-9461
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.