Thank you to those of you who attended our parent meeting Thursday evening in the Belton MS Band Hall – we had a great turnout! For those of you who could not make it, click on this link to see the slideshow: tinyurl.com/beltonmsbandparents, as well as this link to download the handouts.
Remember that the Registration Checklists are due to the Band Directors by Thursday, August 19. Click here for the Beginner Checklist and here for the Advanced Checklist. All instruments, supplies, and materials are also due by this date, and clicking here will take you to those lists.
Tiger Camp will be happening for new students to BMS next Monday, August 16 from 4:00-6:00pm. This is a great time for students and parents to drop off their instruments and supplies in their locker in the Band Hall. They should be receiving their class schedule that you can walk around the campus to visit the classroom. Teachers will not be available to visit with students and teachers at this time. That will happen during Open House, which is on Thursday, September 9 from 5:00-7:00pm.
Our web store through Belton ISD (RevTrack) is now live for parents who wish to pay for their band fees online using a credit/debit card, including the School-Owned Instrument Usage Fee, Uniform Shirts, and the optional Auto Decal. Please Note: Sales tax will be added, as well as a 4% service fee to your purchase when you use this option: http://tinyurl.com/beltonmsbandstore.
Alternatively, parents can choose to pay with cash or a check made out to BMS with a valid phone number by putting their payment in a sealed envelope and writing their student’s name and the item(s) they are purchasing on the front side of the envelope. Students should give their money envelope directly to an adult, and NOT place it in the turn-in box in the Band Hall. The front office staff will accept payments for Band as well.
Just a reminder that payments for uniforms shirts, auto decals, and instrument usage fees are due by Wednesday, September 15. We will also accept payments at Tiger Camp on Monday, August 16 from 4:00-6:00pm. Don’t forget our parent meeting Thursday from 5:30-6:30pm in the BMS Band Hall. Hope to see you there!
On Thursday, August 12 from 5:30-6:30pm, the band directors will be presenting important information in the Belton MS Band Hall to help your child be successful in Band. The map to find the Band Hall at BMS can be found by clicking here. We will be covering our expectations, sharing practice habits, and how you as their parent can help them grow to be the best musician they can be.
Though the information is geared more for students new to our program, all band parents can benefit from this information. We will have time for questions at the end of the presentation, and we want this time is to be used to start a dialogue of clear communication between directors and parents.
If you still need to have the directors check student supplies and materials, please wait until Tiger Camp, which is the school orientation on Monday, August 16 from 4:00-6:00pm. Please email a director if you have any questions, and we hope to see you next Thursday!
Remember our Band Registration/Everything Day is happening at the Belton MS Band Hall next Tuesday and Wednesday, August 3 and 4 from 8:00am-4:00pm (come-and-go). This is an opportunity to get all of the paperwork done and fees paid well before school starts so students can get to playing on their instruments sooner! New: Click here to find your way and the map to the Belton MS Band Hall.
Students should bring their instrument, supplies, and materials to have it checked over by a director to make sure they have everything correct, plus they can put it in their band locker at that time. All of these items are due at school no later than Thursday, August 19, which is the second day of school. If you need another copy of the instrument-specific list, please visit the Supplies & Materials page of our website here: https://beltonmsband.org/supplies-materials
We have already received some messages that students and/or parents will be out of town during these days, and we will be sending you the checklist to be completed online this week – this is also due by August 19. If you haven’t already let Mr. Pulley know, please send an email so we can get your student registered for Band.
Thank you to the parents and students who have volunteered to help run this event, and we will be sending you more information soon.
We hope you are having a great summer! Just a reminder about our Band Registration/Everything Day on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 3 and 4 in the Belton MS Band Hall from 8:00am-4:00pm. Please make plans now to attend this come-and-go event once, and mark it on your family calendar at home. Instrument and uniform fees can be paid at this time, as well as filling out all of the required paperwork.
Students can also bring their instrument, supplies, and materials to have it checked over by a director to make sure they have everything correct. This registration is also designed to provide parents detailed information about our events and performances throughout the year, parent chaperone help, and the inner workings of our program. This is also the perfect time to meet the directors face-to-face and to answer any questions that you might have.
Remember all band instruments, supplies, and materials are due by the second day of school, which will be Thursday, August 19 this year. If you need another copy of the instrument-specific list, please visit the Supplies & Materials page of our website here: https://beltonmsband.org/supplies-materials
If you will be out of town during Band Registration, kindly email Mr. Pulley to let us know and we will send you the information you need to get your student registered for Band. Thank you for your help so we can start the new school year off on the right foot!