Weekend Update 9-18-20
Updated: Sep 19
Dear M100 Family,
Great 2nd week of school! Thanks to all who came out to support the band at our last restaurant night fundraiser this past Wednesday! Please continue to engage in masking and distancing practices so that we can all stay healthy and continue to work with one another in person!
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REMIND CODES FOR 2020-2021 PLEASE JOIN! ESPECIALLY WHEN WE HAVE TO MAKE QUICK CHANGES AS IN THE CASE OF RAIN!
To join a class, text the code to 81010
All Students: @20202021m1
RAIN - Looks like a bit of a rainy season so far….we may need to make quick changes and reschedules to our rehearsal schedule - Thank you ahead of time for patience and please check email and Remind when we have inclement weather!
Week of 9/21 - 9/25:
*Bring Flip Folders, Fanny Packs, & Water to every rehearsal*
**Rehearsals extended due to lost rehearsal on the 17th**
Monday 9/21 - rehearsal 5-7:30 pm (final day to receive UIL Random Drug Testing form) https://www.beltonmarching100.com/blank-page-1
Tuesday 9/22 - rehearsal 5-7:30 pm in the STADIUM!
Wednesday 9/23 - Pep Rally. Uniform: M100 Jersey, black shorts, tennis shoes. Itinerary: (https://www.beltonmarching100.com/itineraries)
Uniform: M100 Jerseys, Black shorts (your own), tennis shoes, masks for when you aren't playing.
Music: Fight Song, Alma Mater (School Song), On You Tigers, Every Time We Touch
****WE WILL USE BELL COVERS****
6:10pm - Meet outside the cafeteria near the bus loop for inspection and to line up to move into the stadium. Directors will be there to let you know where to stand, etc. Make sure you are in the uniform as above and you have your instrument and flip folder.
6:30pm - need to move to stadium as a band in formation
6:45pm - we are in place on the field. We will stand in the "Belle block" which we will set up next week. This is the block we are in toward the back of the field when we play for the Belles dance team.
7:00pm - Pep rally begins. See attached agenda (subject to adjustment)
7:30pm - estimated end time. The band will exit the field and move as a group back to the band hall. DO NOT put your instrument away unless you are percussion, tuba, or Colorguard. Everyone else take their horn home please.
You will be released to be picked up from the band hall. DO NOT LEAVE FROM THE STADIUM. If you drive, please park in the front parking lot of the school or in the student parking lot. We will return from the stadium back to the front of the band hall, grassy area and then you'll be released.
Thursday 9/24 - rehearsal 5-7:30 pm
Friday 9/25 - Football Game (See change highlighted)
Itinerary (also here: https://www.beltonmarching100.com/itineraries )
Event: Football Game - BHS vs. Georgetown
Date: Friday, September 25
Location: Tiger Stadium - BHS
Belle Tune: “Every Time We Touch”
Uniform: M100 Jersey, black pants you provide (no black jeans, jeggings, or tights please), marching shoes, long black socks, gloves for tubas, Red gator face covering. (get one from Mrs. Gill if you didn’t get one over the summer), Bell Covers!
EAT A HEALTHY DINNER BEFORE COMING TO INSPECTION!!!!
For inspection, you’ll need:
To be in uniform. If you are not, you will not be able to go to the game with us. Hair will not be in the face or left down. Long hair in low, tight buns, no fly-aways for anyone. Headbands and hair ties can be worn but black only please.
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
5:30pm - Band Hall open for those who need to access instruments
5:50pm - Leadership inspection out at bus loop
6:00pm - inspection for all - bus loop
6:20pm - march to stadium from bus loop
6:30pm - Get settled in stadium in chairs / warm-up
7:30pm - Game begins
10:30pm - Game ends (approximate)
10:40pm - Exit stadium - RETURN TO BAND HALL AREA but only Sousaphones, Percussion, & Guard enter the building. All others wait for rides on grass outside of the band hall.
11:15pm - Band hall closed - everyone should be picked up / left by this point.
Sousaphones and drums may not go home with students - they stay at school. Other instruments go home to practice over the weekend) ALL WATER BOTTLES NEED TO GO HOME EVERYDAY!
PARENTS - drop off students that are ready for the game (in uniform with instrument, flip folder, & water) at the bus loop which is right behind the cafeteria.
Pick up students in front of the band hall - pick up/drop off drive in front of the school. Please do not try to pick up at the stadium. We are trying to monitor student pick ups.
ZOOM MEETINGS / WEDNESDAY CHECK-IN
Please remember to log in to your band or colorguard class zoom any day that you are NOT physically present at BHS EXCEPT Wednesdays while we are on Hybrid schedule. You need to log in to Schoology and do the Wednesday Check-In - links in your schoology band or colorguard class.
INSTRUMENT RENTAL FEES
If you are using a school owned instrument (including percussion), you will be assessed an instrument rental fee of $62.50 per instrument per semester. We will ask for payment of these fees during the second week of school (Sept. 14th). Payments will be delivered to Mrs. Gill and not paid through Charms. Payments only in the form of cash (in an envelope with student’s name on it) or check made out to Belton HS Band. Payments are deposited into an account to be used for repair and general maintenance on instruments. Students should have received the form indicating the amount they owe. If you did not receive a form, email your child's director.
Instrument Rental Fee Calculation:
1 instrument all year = $125
1 instrument all year + another instrument for one semester = $187.50
1 instrument for one semester only = $62.50
Can be emailed to email@example.com OR bring them by the school.
(Password is M100)
https://www.beltonmarching100.com/coordinate-sheets (password is M100)
ALL BAND AND COLORGUARD STUDENTS
According to our Administration at BHS - YOU MAY ATTEND BAND/COLORGUARD CLASSES EVERYDAY (except Wednesday while we are on the Hybrid model) if you can get to BHS, attend that appropriate band or colorguard class, and then leave BHS (if it is not your day to stay on campus of course). This is not required of students but it would greatly benefit the students and the band program as a whole as we may only see some individual students in class during the day once a week on the Hybrid model AND our curriculum is very much performance based. Just an option.
M100 INSTRUMENTAL PRIVATE LESSON SCHOLARSHIPS!
As a result of your fundraising efforts and generous donations, the BHS Band Boosters are excited to be able to offer private lesson scholarships to our woodwind, brass, and percussion students!
The Belton High School Band Private Lesson Scholarship program is designed to help students offset the financial impact of private lesson study. If awarded, the scholarship will cover half of the student’s weekly private lesson fee. The student financial responsibility will be reduced 50% per lesson. The student portion of payment should be paid directly to the private lesson teacher at the beginning of each month or whenever the lesson teacher has requested payment be made.
For access to the Lesson Scholarship Application - please go here: https://www.beltonmarching100.com
You can also find contact information for our Private Lesson Teachers here: https://www.beltonmarching100.com/private-lesson-instructors
ALL PRIVATE LESSONS WILL BE CONDUCTED VIRTUALLY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Parents need to contact lesson teachers directly to set up private lessons.
Lessons are STRONGLY encouraged for musical advancement but ESPECIALLY this year when the amount of time we the directors will spend with students will be greatly reduced (especially in the hybrid model). Thank you!
*Online form is not fillable (sorry-I don’t have Adobe). I will have paper copies in the band hall if you need. Return forms to Mrs. Gill (or email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
ALL-REHEARSALS, GAMES, CONTESTS
All on the band calendar. Please check weekly to ensure you know what’s going on for the week!
ALL-ON-GOING BAND FUNDRAISERS
NEW HATS & CLEAR STADIUM BAGS THAT WILL BE REQUIRED THIS FALL TO ENTER TIGER STADIUM. Find them here:
MASKS!!!! We receive 25% of all sales. The link to the masks is
ALL - COVID-19 PRE-SCREENING QUESTIONS
All parents are required to screen their children everyday before sending them to school for any reason. Please notify email@example.com if your child cannot attend practice due to symptoms or exposure to a positive or presumed positive case of COVID-19. I will notify our campus nurse and she will contact you as per district policy. Please do not send students if they have been experiencing any of the symptoms in this document:
Thank you and please stay safe and healthy!