Weekend Update 8-22-21
Dear M100 Family,
We’ve had a great start to the school year! Students - thank you for your performance in the Fine Arts Showcase on Friday! Your energy and enthusiasm was great and highly appreciated by administrators and students! Our first game is this coming Friday in Georgetown! Here we go!
FORMS FOR BAND
2021 BISD Drug Consent Form - we still have some who haven’t turned in the form. All parents and students must sign this form. DUE ASAP!!!! STUDENTS CANNOT PARTICIPATE WITH THE BAND WITHOUT TURNING IN THIS FORM - THAT INCLUDES GOING TO THE GAME ON FRIDAY! ALL forms needed for band are here: (also hardcopies in band hall)
PARTICIPATION IN MARCHING BAND AFTER SCHOOL REHEARSALS - HEALTH AND SAFETY
Some students have been sitting out and not participating in after school rehearsals for extended periods of time due to heat issues and/or potential illness. We always have extra water available at rehearsals and our students have set up a canopy to provide some shade. Water breaks are taken at 20-25 minute intervals but students may always get off the field to drink water whenever they need. Students MUST bring their M100 water jug (or another gallon-sized jug) filled with water to every rehearsal AND they should be hydrating with water throughout the day before and after marching rehearsals to ensure they don’t get dehydrated at practice. Students should eat healthy meals throughout the day for energy.
Safety and student well-being is our top priority so if a director is made aware of a situation where a student is not actively participating in the rehearsal process for an extended period of time (20 minutes or more), the director will ask the student to call a parent or guardian if they are able, or the director will call, and request that student be picked up as soon as possible.
If a student is not able to participate, for health or other reasons, consistently (reoccurring issue - many days or weeks in a row, for example), a parent conference (live, zoom, or phone call) will be scheduled to discuss whether or not the student is able to continue in the organization and what that participation might look like. Band is a physical activity and students must be in good physical condition and take care of themselves to participate.
Again - health and safety are our top priorities for each and every student. If a student is ill or is not able to participate due to physical issues, we want to help ensure the student is able to get the care they need, to recover, and get back to participating. We also want to ensure the safety of other students in the program and try to keep airborne illnesses from spreading. Thank you for your support of your child’s musical experience and for helping us ensure the safety and good health of all involved!
If you ordered Unders at or before Everything Day, your child should have received them in their band class this last week. If you did not receive them or still need to place an order - contact Cassie Fothergill (Booster Pres.) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Also contact Cassie Fothergill if you still need to purchase marching shoes. She will advise.
SAT/ACT TESTING - PLEASE DO NOT SCHEDULE TESTS ON CONTEST DAYS
Please see this chart for Band Approved SAT/ACT testing dates:
THIS WEEK: AUGUST 23 - 27
Monday, Aug. 23 - Practice outside 5-7:30pm
Tuesday, Aug. 24 - Practice outside 5-8:00pm
Thursday, Aug. 26 - Practice outside 5-7:30pm
Friday, Aug. 27 - GAME DAY. See itinerary below
8/27 BHS vs. Georgetown
Event: Football Game - BHS vs Georgetown HS
Date: Friday, August 27
Location: Georgetown HS Stadium
Uniform: “Halves” - M100 Jersey, Black Bibbers, long black socks, black marching shoes
DO NOT TAKE UNIFORMS HOME BEFORE OR AFTER THE GAME
For inspection, you’ll need:
Be in uniform. Long hair in tight buns, no fly-aways for anyone. Headbands and hair ties can be worn but black only please. Only very small, stud-type earrings allowed, no necklaces, rings, or bracelets. Watches are ok. No shakos for this game
M100 water jug filled with water only.
Flip folders, lyres (if you use one for your inst.), and instrument
Percussion and Guard - see Mr. Smith and Mr. Hudnall for your specific requirements
3:45pm - Dismissed from 8th period
3:45pm - 4:15pm - Eat in commons-food provided by boosters / change into uniform
4:15pm - inspection for leaders in the orchestra room
4:25pm - inspection for all in the Gym - stand in sections.
4:55pm - move to bus loop / load buses. Flutes, Cl, Alto Sax, Tpts.-will carry instruments on buses in cases. All other horns, perc., and guard equipment on the trailer (load during class. If you don’t have class, leave your horn out in the band hall the night before to be loaded - designated space)
5:15pm - buses leave
6:00pm - arrive at Georgetown HS/unload and get into stands
6:30pm - in stands / warm-up
7:00pm - Game starts
9:30pm - Game is over - approx.
10:15pm - approx. time leaving GHS
11:10pm - approx. arrival at BHS Band Hall / change out of bibbers - HANG THEM BACK UP NEATLY ON YOUR RACK / unload trailer then dismissed
DO NOT WEAR THE UNIFORM BIBBERS HOME.
PARENTS - Pick up students in front of the band hall - pick up/drop off drive in front of the school.
*See band calendar for after school rehearsals, games, and contests: https://www.beltonmarching100.com/calendar
M100 REMIND CODES FOR 2021-2022!
To join a class, text the code to 81010
All Students & Parents: @m1002021 ( 2021-2022 M100)
Leadership: @m100lead ( 2021-2022 Leadership)
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.
M100 INSTRUMENTAL PRIVATE LESSON SCHOLARSHIPS!
For the Lesson Scholarship Application - please click here:
You can also 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.
Lessons are STRONGLY encouraged for musical advancement.
photo courtesy of Dindy Brown.