Weekend Update 9-4-21
Dear M100 Family,
Hope everyone is enjoying this 3 day Weekend! Thank you for a great week of rehearsals and an excellent performance at the game on Friday! We are making great progress and looking forward to adding in some props to the show for next week! Please continue to hydrate daily, eat healthy meals, and take care of yourselves and each other. Sleep is also very important! Here are some announcements for this coming week.
BHS OPEN HOUSE
BHS has moved their Open House to a virtual format this year. The date is Tues., Sept. 7th. Due to the M100 rehearsal scheduled from 5-8pm that evening, the directors will not be available for a zoom meeting. Please visit our band website - beltonmarching100.com - for information pertaining to the band calendar, archives of the weekend update newsletters, itineraries, private lesson teacher contact info., and more!
If you’d like to contact any of the directors for any reason, you can find our contact info. here: https://www.beltonmarching100.com/faculty
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
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 ON THE SEPT. 24TH AND OCT. 15TH 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. Thank you!
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 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: SEPT. 7-10
(NO SCHOOL OR PRACTICE MON. 9/6/21 - LABOR DAY)
Tuesday, Sept. 7 - Practice outside 5-8:00pm
Wednesday, Sept. 8 - Practice outside 5-7:30pm in TIGER STADIUM!
Thursday, Sept. 9 - Practice outside 5-7:30pm
Friday, Sept. 10 - GAME DAY (Home). Itinerary below:
9/10 BHS vs. Hendrickson
MIDDLE SCHOOL NIGHT
Date: Friday, Sept. 10
Location: Home - Tiger Stadium
Uniform: Full Uniform without hats (shakos). Unders, Jackets, Bibbers, long black socks, black marching shoes, gloves for everyone
DO NOT TAKE UNIFORMS HOME BEFORE OR AFTER THE GAME
For inspection, you’ll need:
Be in uniform. Long hair in tight buns (low or high), 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 and instruments
Percussion and Guard - see Mr. Smith and Mr. Hudnall for your specific requirements
(Colorguard and Front Ensemble will have a different schedule after eating – see Mr. H and Mr. Smith)
4:25pm - 4:50pm - Eat in commons.
4:50pm - 5:15pm - change into uniform / hair up, away from face
5:15pm - inspection for leaders in the orchestra room
5:25pm- inspection for all in the Gym - stand in sections, spaced out
5:45pm - move out to bus loop / MS students will meet us there
6:10pm – organized in sections with MS students / move to stadium
6:20pm - in stands / warm-up
7:30pm - Game starts
MS Students will be dismissed after halftime
10:15pm - Game is over - approx. / return to band hall
10:25pm - Change out of uniform - HANG IT BACK UP NEATLY ON YOUR RACK / then dismissed
11:00pm - Band Hall closed.
*STUDENTS - PLEASE CONTACT PARENTS AHEAD OF TIME TO PICK YOU UP IN A TIMELY MANNER* This schedule is an approximation - we could be finished earlier or later depending on the flow of the game and other factors. IF YOU DON’T HAVE A PHONE - PLEASE ASK A DIRECTOR TO USE ONE. THANKS!
DO NOT WEAR THE UNIFORM 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.