This message is intended only for 8th grade students and parents who are interested in joining the M100 in high school band next year:
This coming week, students will be given the Fall 2021 M100 audition music, which can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/m100-2021. This information applies to all woodwind and brass students. Mr. Smith will oversee the percussion audition separately, and he will be giving out this music directly to percussion students.
The auditions will be virtual this year, and each instrument will sign up for a separate Google Classroom using their MyBISD address. The codes can be found on the first page of the PDF for each instrument. Us directors can help students sign up for this if they need help, plus we are also available to help students with preparing the music. Students should sign up on Google Classroom as early as possible in order to give the HS directors an idea of how many people they can expect to audition for each section.
The video submission window is May 3 through May 7. They will have results as soon after they receive all the submissions. Also, parents and students should mark down June 1-4 from 5-7pm at Belton HS on their calendars at home for the Fundamentals Camp. Here, they will focus on marching fundamentals, playing, and some parade preparations for the 4th of July parade in downtown Belton.
Please note that the message below applies to Wind Ensemble parents and students only:
Click here find the schedule for Wednesday’s UIL Concert & Sightreading Evaluation recording session at the Belton HS PAC on April 7. This will take place during school, and students will need to bring their formal uniform to school that day, which includes their red polo shirt tucked into black pants, black calf-length socks, black dress shoes, and a black belt for gentlemen.
Students will be required to make up work in their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd period classes, which they will be given the opportunity to do so during our 4th period band classes that day. Please email Mr. Pulley if you have any questions.
This week, your student received an order form for band pictures we will be taking next week. Students will wear their uniform and have their instruments in a group picture we will take in the competition gym. This is for publication in the yearbook, and available for student/parent purchase. We will also have individual photos being taken in the Ensemble Room if you wish to have one made for your student with their instrument and uniform. Order forms will need to be filled out and money brought the day of the pictures in order to purchase them. We will have extra order forms available the day of pictures, and students can pick up another one in the Band Hall. Alternatively, you can visit https://phototexasphotography.com to learn more.
Students who do not have their band uniform on picture day will not be allowed to be in the picture. Students must BE PREPARED and be responsible for having their uniform on picture day.
Beginners will need to wear their band uniform to school next Tuesday, which includes their band shirt tucked into jeans with closed-toed shoes and a belt for young gentlemen. Individual pictures will be taken during their respective band period, and the large group picture will be taken during 8th period STRIPES time starting at 3pm.
Jazz Band will need to wear their formal jazz uniform with black pants, black socks & shoes, as well as a black belt for gentlemen. This will take place during 5th period on Tuesday. We will also take an additional All-Region Jazz Band picture for those students.
Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will take their pictures next Wednesday during their respective band periods. These students need to wear their formal band uniform, which is their polo shirt tucked into black pants, black socks & shoes, as well as a black belt for gentlemen. We will also take an additional All-Region Band picture for those students.
Please email a director if you have any questions.
Please note this message is for the students and parents of Wind Ensemble only:
Please click here for the information for our Pre-UIL Benchmark Concert this Friday at the Belton HS PAC. Students will need to wear their formal band uniform, which is their red polo shirt tucked into black pants, with black socks, shoes, and belt for gentlemen. Students should report to the PAC Stage at 6:15pm, and the concert will start at 7:00pm and is open to the public.
Please email Mr. Pulley if you have any questions regarding this performance.