Weekend Update 9-26-21
Dear M100 Family,
Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend! Congratulations to our Jazz Band students who qualified for the All-Region Jazz Bands and to those who qualified to move on to the Area round! Results in this update!
Next week is Homecoming AND a Contest! Busy times! Students - please do not miss rehearsals and let’s work super hard this next month to finish our competitive season strong! Please check email frequently and sign up for the Remind if you haven’t already!
To join a class, text the code to 81010
All Students & Parents: @m1002021 ( 2021-2022 M100)
Leadership: @m100lead ( 2021-2022 Leadership)
ALL REGION JAZZ AUDITION RESULTS:
Alex Rendon – 2nd Chair Overall, 2nd Chair Jazz Orchestra, Advance to Area
Blake Rendon – 2nd Chair Overall, 2nd Chair Jazz Orchestra, Advance to Area
Andrew Johnson – 8th Chair Overall, 3th Chair Jazz Ensemble
Duncan Lancaster – 1st Chair Overall, 1st Chair Jazz Orchestra
Pablo Ureste – 2nd Chair Overall, 2nd Chair Jazz Orchestra, Advance to Area
Angel Rios-Torres – 2nd Chair Overall, 1st Chair Jazz Ensemble, Advance to Area
Sam Fothergill – 3rd Chair Overall, 1st Chair Jazz Ensemble
Colter Boethel, - 2nd Chair Overall, 1st Chair Jazz Ensemble
SAT/PSAT Prep Course - CONFLICTS WITH BAND REHEARSALS/CONTEST
Below you’ll see a flyer sent out recently advertising a free SAT/PSAT Prep Course for students. While we understand the importance of this course to many, we ask that you please take advantage of the one date (9/25) that does not conflict with band activities. Here are the dates and the band conflicts:
Tues. Oct. 5 - Conflict with rehearsal and we will have a paid clinician this day
Thurs. Oct. 7 - Conflict with rehearsal
Sat. Oct. 9 - This is our Texas Marching Classic Contest (all day). Major conflict!
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MONDAY, SEPT. 27 - AFTER SCHOOL REHEARSAL
M100 students will need to avoid traveling through the Commons for after school rehearsal this day. The BISD Superintendent will be hosting a dinner there that evening. Students can go around the school outside or access the back of the school by going through the doors between the large and small gym. We will have directional signs to help you. The Front Ensemble will stay inside the band hall.
M100 GROUP PICTURES - FRIDAY, OCT. 1ST
A Panoramic Picture will be taken by the Goldbeck Co. in our band practice field on Friday, Oct. 1st at 5:45pm (before the game). Students will be in full traditional uniform (no shakos) with instruments. Students may purchase a picture if they want.
Please see the attached flyer for more information:
THIS WEEK’S REHEARSAL / GAME SCHEDULE:
Monday 9/27: 5-7:30pm - parking lot (Front Ensemble - Band Hall)
Tuesday 9/28: 5-8pm - parking lot
Wednesday 9/29: 5-7:30pm in Tiger Stadium, then Homecoming Pep Rally 7:30-8pm. Wear your M100 Jersey for this rehearsal and Pep Rally with black shorts
Thursday 9/30: 6:30-7:30pm - Homecoming “Burning of the B”. Wear red M100 T-Shirt and any shorts or jeans. Meet in the Band Hall. (Front Ensemble does not need to attend.)
Friday, 10/1: Homecoming game - Group Pictures before the game, we will play for Belles at halftime and perform our show AFTER THE GAME. Itinerary Here: https://www.beltonmarching100.com/itineraries
Saturday, 10/2: Vista Ridge Contest. See itinerary here: https://www.beltonmarching100.com/itineraries
FUTURE DATES / TIMES - MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW PLEASE!
Monday, Oct. 4 - 5-7pm rehearsal
Tuesday, Oct. 5 - 5-7pm rehearsal with Clinician
Wednesday, Oct. 6 - 5-7pm STADIUM rehearsal with Clinician
Thursday, Oct. 7 - 5-7pm rehearsal
Friday, Oct. 8 - AWAY Game against Harker Heights
Saturday, Oct. 9 -TEXAS MARCHING CLASSIC CONTEST - Performance time is 2:30pm for Prelims. Finals performance is a possibility. We will practice in the morning - reserve the whole day. Itinerary coming out soon!
Monday, Oct. 11 - no rehearsal
Tuesday, Oct. 12 - 5-8pm rehearsal
Wednesday, Oct. 13 - 5-7:30pm rehearsal
Thursday, Oct. 14 - 5-7:30pm rehearsal
Friday, Oct. 15 - Home Game against Temple
Saturday, Oct. 16 - UIL REGION 8 MARCHING CONTEST - Performance time is 5:00pm. This is a “one and done” contest - there are no Prelims and Finals - only one performance and then individual ratings, no rankings until the Area contest if we qualify. Itinerary coming out soon!
Saturday, Oct. 30 - UIL AREA D MARCHING CONTEST - if we qualify. No schedule yet.
BOOSTER PRESALE OF M100 SWEATSHIRTS AND HOODIES!!!!
To place your order, go to beltonmarching100.com and click the "shop" tab. The hoodies and sweatshirts both come in grey, red, and black. The cost is $30 each, and the website will ask you to prepay to complete the order. Orders must be placed before September 27th.
RETURN TO PARTICIPATION AFTER A COVID DIAGNOSIS - WOODWINDS/BRASS/PERCUSSION/COLORGUARD:
(This was sent out Friday, Aug. 27th)
We only need a note from a doctor IF your child had a positive diagnosis of COVID from a doctor.
This is the process we will use regarding a student returning (after a positive COVID diagnosis) to participation in band (includes Colorguard) STARTING MONDAY, AUGUST 30TH -
IF your child has been diagnosed as COVID positive, when they are ready to return (based on the criteria explained by our school nurses), please have them bring a doctor's note - signed by a physician - saying that they are cleared to return to activity in band. THEY ARE TO BRING THIS NOTE TO ME-MRS. GILL. This is not a physical, this is a note from a doctor stating they are free from infection and able to return to the band and Colorguard activity.
I, Mrs. Gill, will make a copy of this note and give the original to our campus nurses so that they can inform those who need to know that your child is cleared to return. This includes proper coding in Skyward to reflect that they are back on campus and not at home.
The doctor's note allowing students to return to participation is a state UIL requirement this semester.
Thank you very much for your flexibility and understanding as we navigate through recent challenges.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you!
NO PASS / NO PLAY - ELIGIBILITY FOR ALL STUDENTS IN EXTRACURRICULARS
Eligibility - participation at games and contests is included in the No Pass / No Play rule.
PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY.
Here is the timeline for grade checks, etc.:
Sept. 24 - Grade Check. IF you are passing all regular credit classes with a 70 or higher, you are eligible until Oct. 15th (report card day). IF you are not passing all reg. classes with a 70 or higher, you cannot go to the Oct. 1 game, Oct. 2 contest, Oct. 8 game, and Oct. 9 contest.
Oct. 15th - If you ARE passing on this date, you are eligible until the next report card on Dec. 17th!
IF you were ineligible from the last grade check but are now eligible, you can come to the Oct. 15th game (against Temple) AND Region Contest on Oct. 16th....
IF you were ineligible at the last grade check (9/24) and are still ineligible as of 10/15, you are out until Dec. 17th (not able to go to any games/contests).
IF you are not passing on Oct. 15th, you will not be able to go to the game on Oct. 21, the game on Oct. 28th, and the Area contest on Oct. 30th.
YOU HAVE TO PASS ON BOTH SEPT. 24TH AND OCT. 15TH -
TWO MAJOR GRADE CHECKS FOR UIL IN THE FALL SEMESTER.
Bottom Line - PASS ALL YOUR CLASSES BY THE SEPT. 24TH AND OCT. 15TH GRADE CHECKS AND
YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE WHOLE MARCHING SEASON!
*Please ask a director if you have any questions about how these eligibility rules work.
PARTICIPATION IN MARCHING BAND - AFTER SCHOOL REHEARSALS
Always bring your gallon jug of water to rehearsals and hydrate all day!
Eat healthy meals throughout the day
If a student has to sit out of practice for more than 20 minutes, we will call home and ask for that student to be picked up or ask them to leave practice (if they drive).
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.
WIND ENSEMBLE MEMBERS
Please remember that 1st period will be starting at 8am when we return from Winter Break (January). Please arrange for transportation now and let Mrs. Gill know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you!
If you ordered Unders at or before Everything Day, your child should have received them in their band class. 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:
*See band calendar for after school rehearsals, games, and contests: 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.
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.