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Weekend Update 8-8-20

August 9, 2020


Dear M100 Family,

Hope this email finds you and your family well and safe! We’ve had an excellent week with leadership, new members, battery percussion, and colorguard! We’re off to a great start! Please continue to engage in safe and distancing practices so that we can all stay healthy and continue to work with one another in person!


WW/BRASS SUMMER MASTERCLASSES

We are excited to offer Zoom masterclasses this summer in addition to our regular summer band schedule. For your safety and convenience, you can log in from home for these instrument-specific sessions - no charge to students! (these sessions should NOT replace your regular private lessons if you are taking them). Sessions are being updated daily. You can find specific times here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11ApEW-VnifvEYcNNqSBJE-NdL-H2HL8IJ8FGhuNizoE/edit?usp=sharing

Please attend the proper masterclass according to the band you are in for the school year. Zoom login info. And passwords will be shared asap. Questions? - email kevin.kwaku@bisd.net.


Summer Band practice schedule this coming week (Aug.10-14): See info. in the later paragraph below. But...Basically,


MON.-WED.-FRI. FROM 8AM-12:30PM: WIND ENSEMBLE & WIND SYMPHONY MEMBERS + PERCUSSION + GROUP A COLORGUARD (+ GROUP B GUARD ON FRIDAY FROM 1PM-5PM)


TUES. & THURS. FROM 8AM-12:30PM: SYMPHONIC BAND & CONCERT BAND + PERCUSSION + GROUP B COLORGUARD (+ GROUP A GUARD ON FRI. FROM 8AM-NOON)


****We are splitting up the band for safer distancing in rehearsals****


PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING AND WEAR YOUR MASKS WHENEVER THERE IS NOT AN INSTRUMENT ON YOUR LIPS :-). THANK YOU!


Students who ordered water jugs and flip folders will get them in sectionals this week. Jerseys are not in yet.


Please continue to check your email and the band website for all the latest updates.

Beltonmarching100.com.

For Band Booster questions, please contact Sharon Cobb - sharon.cobb@bisd.net.

Si necesita hablar con alguien en español, envíeme un correo electrónico a jbiggs0106@yahoo.com. (Jasmine Biggs)


WEEK OF AUGUST 10-14:


ALL - COVID-19 PRE-SCREENING QUESTIONS

All parents are required to screen their children everyday before sending them to school for any reason. Please do not send students if they have been experiencing any of the symptoms in this document:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KxVezXVdT3LgWGERVAoUfGA5Yi2DP6u7e-k1nJNUEik/edit?usp=sharing


ALL - 8/10-8/21 - Summer Band Schedule - Revised

YOU CAN ACCESS THESE SCHEDULES ON OUR BAND WEBSITE TOO - https://www.beltonmarching100.com

This is the schedule for Summer Band from August 10-21. We will publish camp dates/times for Aug. 24 - Sept. 4 in the near future.


Colorguard: https://www.beltonmarching100.com/guard. (And look for emails from Mr. Hudnall)


Percussion: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xsOBXDFIj5gPcf0nlw00HIVblj3iDdys2CnuubshfLg/edit?usp=sharing

*Mr. Smith has details regarding the 1pm-2pm sectionals -(who attends and when)


Woodwinds / Brass: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11ApEW-VnifvEYcNNqSBJE-NdL-H2HL8IJ8FGhuNizoE/edit?usp=sharing

*If you can’t remember what band you are in, it is on our website: https://www.beltonmarching100.com/blank-page

*Zoom masterclasses - Each woodwind and brass student will attend one Zoom masterclass a week. Material studied in the masterclass may include All Region music and / or technique exercises. You will find masterclass times and teachers on the spreadsheet. Links/passwords will be provided soon.


What to Bring:

Forms - if you still need to turn them in

Water Jug & Flip Folders

Sunscreen / Hat / Sunglasses

Comfortable, cool clothing. Tennis shoes for marching

MASKS

Instrument / Colorguard Equipment

Pencil.

(you can bring a backpack to keep your supplies in - flip folder, pencil, etc. if you’d like.) No lockers will be assigned.


SOME RECENT QUESTIONS WE ARE RECEIVING:

If I choose virtual learning for my child the 1st 9 weeks, what does that look like for band?

The directors will do their best to provide meaningful video lessons and assignments that coincide with the curriculum we are using. We will do a variety of pre-recorded lessons and zoom sessions depending on which daily schedule the district will adopt and how we will operate within that schedule.

(please review the Belton ISD Response Plan: https://www.bisd.net/responseplan)


Can my child still participate in band after school if he/she is staying home during the day for virtual learning?

YES! We will most likely have after school rehearsals at similar times as last year (4:30pm-6:30pm or 5pm-7pm daily) depending on which schedule we will adopt for the start of school. Awaiting district directives. Please see the following from the UIL website which is also in line with our district directives:

Remote Learning

Students participating in remote learning offered by their school district, whether synchronous or asynchronous (as defined by TEA), may participate in UIL activities if they meet all other UIL eligibility requirements. Students must be enrolled in remote learning options through the school the student will represent. Schools may develop local policies with additional requirements for participation. You can find more information related to the full-time student rule in Section 406 UIL Constitution and Contest Rules


ALL - Trouble Logging into Charms?

View this 5 minute tutorial: https://youtu.be/41ZvJC0FNNc


ALL - Band Forms - MANY ARE MISSING!

Please turn them in! You can email to Shannon.gill@bisd.net OR Bring them when you come to practice.

Access them here: https://www.beltonmarching100.com/blank-page-1

If you can’t print and scan and need a hardcopy, there are some in the band hall.


ALL - Letter Jackets

We have more letter jacket packets in the band hall if you need one. The company representative will be back by August 21st to pick up one final time. Please turn in all late packets by August 21st. Thanks!


ALL - Summer Band Safety Protocols - BHS Band.

Please read to understand how we are working to keep your child safe while at camp. This document will be updated if/when protocols change throughout the summer.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CfJXpO5BK8XR5z1W_IzsNTggBtaXs0_12BlgZC01XcI/edit?usp=sharing


ALL - MEET YOUR 2020 LEADERSHIP TEAM!

Check out this brief video introducing your M100 Leadership Team for 2020-2021! (on our band website) https://www.beltonmarching100.com


ALL - NEW REMIND CODES FOR 2020-2021

Please join if you haven’t already done so:

To join a class, text the code to 81010

All Students: @20202021m1

Parents: @8g24b8

Leadership: @ea3aadb


Thank you for your continued support and patience. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to email!

General Band Questions:

Shannon Gill - shannon.gill@bisd.net / Kevin Kwaku - kevin.kwaku@bisd.net /

Chris Kreger - christopher.kreger@bisd.net

Percussion - ian.smith@bisd.net

ColorGuard - cody.hudnall@bisd.net


Stay Safe and Healthy!


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