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Weekend Update 8/6/2023

Dear M100 Family,

WE HAVE REACHED THE FINAL WEEK OF SUMMER BAND! It has been exciting to see our show develop over the past few days, and I am looking forward to our performance this Thursday for our M100 Parent Preview! Here is your weekend update!


NEW INFORMATION AND UPDATES

MISSED EVERYTHING DAY?

If you were not able to attend Everything Day this past Saturday, please email boostercalendar@gmail.com to get set up with completing forms and orders.

8/7 BELTON BAND BOOSTER MEETING

There will be a booster meeting in the commons at 6:30pm. All parents are encouraged to attend in order to receive information on how you can support your child in the M100 throughout the marching season and school year!


SPIRIT WEAR PREORDERS DUE BY THE END OF AUGUST

The M100 Spirit Wear sales are up and running! You can purchase long sleeves in red and black , hoodies and crew neck sweatshirts in red black or gray, fleece lined beanie hats, tie dye t-shirts, and yard signs with students names! Pre orders are due by the end of August! Follow the link below to shop!



SUMMER BAND SCHEDULE WEEK 3

Below you will find the schedule details of the final week summer band. There were few adjustments made to the schedule to accommodate the Teacher PD schedule. The schedule below, as well as the band calendar, is up to date with all of the accurate information. Rehearsals with schedule adjustments are marked with asterisks.


SUMMER BAND WEEK 3

Monday, August 7, 8:30am-11:30am, 5:30pm-8:30pm

  • 8:30am-11:30am - Outside at Practice Field

  • 5:30pm-7:00pm - Music Rehearsal Inside

  • 7:00pm-8:30pm - Outside at Practice Field

***Tuesday, August 8, 8:30am-11:30am, 5:30pm-8:30pm

  • 8:30am-11:30am - Outside at Practice Field

  • 5:30pm-7:00pm - Music Rehearsal Inside

  • 7:00pm-8:30pm - Outside at Practice Field

***Wednesday, August 9, 2:00pm-8:30pm

  • 2:00pm-5:00pm - Sectionals

  • 5:00pm-6:30pm - Dinner

  • 6:30pm-8:30pm - Outside at Practice Field

***Thursday, August 10, 10:00am-12:00pm

  • 10:00am-12:00pm - Outside at Practice Field

Thursday, August 10, M100 PARENT PREVIEW PERFORMANCE

  • 6:30pm Call time

  • 7:00pm Performance

  • 7:30pm Fire truck fun!

Friday, August 11, 8:30am-11:30am

  • 8:30am-11:30am - Outside at Practice Field

Saturday, August 12, 6:30pm-7:30pm, MEET THE TIGERS PERFORMANCE

  • ***6:15pm Call time AT THE BAND HALL (This is a change from previous updates)

  • 7:00pm Performance

  • 7:30pm Approx. Dismissal

M100 SUMMER BAND SPIRIT WEEK!

This upcoming week is (actually for real this time) Summer Band Spirit Week! Show up to summer band rehearsals with the following themes!


Superhero Monday!

Section Tuesday!

Wacky Wednesday!

Director Thursday!

Beach Friday!


Let’s see which section in the M100 has the most spirit!


PHYSICALS ARE DUE FOR 2023 SEASON

If you have not turned in your physical for the 23-24 school year, please do so ASAP!


Freshmen and Juniors: Physical Evaluation and Medical History Form Required

Sophomores and Seniors: Medical History form Required ONLY



8/10 M100 PARENT PREVIEW

The M100 Parent Preview performance will occur on Thursday, August 10 at Tiger Stadium!. We will showcase what the students have learned over the course of summer band, and hold our first performance of our 2023 marching production, “Thunderbolt and Lightning!” Below are the event details.


Attire: M100 Jersey, BLACK M100 SHORTS, tennis shoes

6:30pm - Call time for students

7:00pm - Performance

7:30pm - Fire Truck Fun! (Practice Field)

8/12 “MEET THE TIGERS”

Belton HS Athletics will be holding their “Meet the Tigers” pep rally on Saturday, August 12. Below are the event details.

Attire: Red M100 t-shirt, black shorts, tennis shoes

***6:15pm Call time AT THE BAND HALL (This is a change from previous updates)

7:00pm - Performance

7:30pm - Approx. Dismissal


8/14 DRUMLINE PERFORMANCE AT CONVOCATION

The M100 Drumline will be performing at Belton ISD’s Convocation on Monday, August 14.


Attire: M100 Jersey, black M100 shorts, tennis shoes (Remember to do laundry after the Parent Preview on Thursday!)

7:30am - Call Time

9:00am - Convocation Begins

10:00am - Convocation Ends

8/14 M100 AT SUMMER FUN

The M100 will have a “Summer Fun” event on Monday, August 14! This will provide the students with an opportunity to celebrate the end of summer band! The event will last from 6pm-9pm. Students and families will not be charged for the event. More info to come later!


Summer Fun address: 1410 Waco Rd, Belton, TX 76513

8/15 M100 INDIVIDUAL PICTURE DAY

M100 students will take individual pictures in the traditional uniform on Tuesday, August 15th in the band hall from 4pm-6pm. More info to come later!


8/17-8/18 M100 AFTER SCHOOL REHEARSALS

On Thursday, August 17 and Friday, August 18 of the first week of school, will have after school rehearsal on our practice field from 5pm-8pm. Please plan accordingly so that we can start off our school year rehearsals strong!

PREVIOUS INFORMATION AND UPDATES

PART 1 MUSIC AND PART ASSIGNMENTS

Click HERE to access the google folder with the part assignments and PDFs of the show music. Our show music will need to be memorized, so please begin working on this music ASAP if you have not already! ALL BRASS AND WOODWINDS WILL BE EVALUATED ON MEASURE 33-52 (LETTER C-D) OF PART 1 ON FRIDAY, JULY 28.

WOODWINDS AND MARIMBA 1 AND 2: There is an edit for the music between Letter L and Letter M of the music. Please ignore what is written in the original part and learn the music in the “Woodwind/Marimba Edit” folder.


M100 AFTER SCHOOL REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

The M100 calendar has been updated with all of the rehearsals for the upcoming school year. You can access the calendar on beltonmarching100.com/calendar. Here are a few things to keep in mind regarding these rehearsals.

  • Any anticipated conflicts need to be communicated to a director ASAP! If you know of any conflicts, please email kevin.kwaku@bisd.net.

  • There are various construction projects occurring between the band hall and our practice field. More effort will be needed to arrive at the practice field on time for rehearsals.

  • Throughout the season, we will be hosting guest clinicians to assist in elevating the quality of our program. These individuals have experienced a great deal of success in the marching activity. In order to make the most of these opportunities, we MUST have quality attendance at these rehearsals. Please avoid conflicts with the following dates.

  • Monday, August 21, 5:00pm-7:30pm with Bob Chreste (Bluecoats, Cedar Park HS)

  • Monday, September 18, 5:00pm-8:00pm with Brittany Dacy (Westwood HS)

  • Thursday, October 5, 5:00pm-7:30pm with Bob Chreste

  • Wednesday, October 18, 5:00pm-7:00pm with Manny Maldonado (Cedar Park HS, CTJ HS, Belton HS Program Coordinator)

“BLUE BOOK” NEEDED FOR ALL WIND/PERCUSSION STUDENTS

All wind and percussion students will need to have a “Foundations for Super Performance” book, also known as the “blue book” for their respective instrument next school year. We will use this book for our fundamentals in addition to our “Belton High School Fundamentals” packet.


JAZZ BAND ALL-REGION MUSIC

Students in Jazz Band - Make sure you are practicing your jazz All-Region audition music! The auditions will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at Temple HS. Click HERE to access the google folder with the music and improv tracks.


M100 REMIND FOR 2023-2024

Remind is an app used to send out pertinent info and updates to M100 families and members. Follow the instructions below to join the 2023-2024 M100 Remind.

Join with the Remind app or text this code to 81010 - @m1002324




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