Solo Contest Rescheduled

Due to the inclement weather last week, we need to reschedule our Solo & Ensemble Contest to Saturday, March 6 here at Belton MS.  If you have already signed up for a time, we have automatically transferred that over to the new date on Sign-Up Genius.  If you did not yet sign up, please do so no later than this Friday, February 26.  Students/Parents who have not yet signed up for a time will be assigned one by us next week.  If you need to change your sign-up time, please visit appropriate link below and change it directly on Sign-Up Genius.

Woodwinds (flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, and saxophone) will perform in the morning between 9:00am and 12:00pm, and can access their sign-ups here: https://tinyurl.com/bmswoodwinds

Brass (trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, and tuba) will perform in the afternoon between 1:00pm and 4:30pm, and can access their sign-ups at: https://tinyurl.com/bmsbrass

Percussion will perform both in the morning (between 9:00am and 12:00pm) and in the afternoon (between 1:00pm and 3:00pm), and can access their sign-ups here: http://tinyurl.com/bmspercussion

Please contact a director if you have any questions or conflicts.

Solo and Ensemble Contest

Please read this document detailing our Band Solo and Ensemble Contest here at Belton MS on Saturday, February 20.  Students will need to wear their formal band uniform for this performance, and will need to be dropped off at the side entrance of the school (by the Cafeteria) 10 minutes before their performance time.  Only students, directors, and judges will be allowed in the building in order to keep with socially-distanced protocols.  After their performance, students can be picked up at the front of the school in order to create a one-way flow of traffic inside the school, and to help alleviate traffic congestion outside of the school.

Students who play a woodwind instrument will perform between 9:00am and 12:00pm that day.  If your student plays a woodwind instrument (flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, or saxophone), please click on this link to sign them up for a time slot: https://tinyurl.com/bmswoodwinds.  Remember students will need to arrive 10 minutes before their performance time, and then should be picked up immediately afterward at the front of the school.  The whole timespan should take no longer than 20 minutes.

Students who play a brass instrument (trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, or tuba) will perform between 1:00pm and 4:30pm that day.  If your student plays a brass instrument, please click on this link to sign them up for a time slot: https://tinyurl.com/bmsbrass.

Percussion students can choose to perform in the morning between 9:00am and 12:00pm, or in the afternoon between 1:00pm and 3:00pm.  If your student play a percussion instrument, please click on this link to sign them up for a time slot: https://tinyurl.com/bmspercussion.  

Please sign up your child for a time slot no later than Wednesday, February 17 so we can adequately prepare for this contest.  Students have been preparing for this major grade for a few months, so please show your support by listening to their solo at home.  Thank you for your help, and please let us know if you have any questions.

Instrument Placement Night 2021

Anyone who would like to take Band next year at Belton Middle School needs to attend our Instrument Placement Night on Thursday, February 18 one of the following times 5:30-6:15pm, 6:30-7:15pm, or 7:30-8:15pm. Please take time to read this Parent Letter by clicking on this link.

Click on this link or scan the QR code below to sign up for a time slot on Thursday, February 18 at BMS:

All-Region Jazz Results

Last week, members of the Belton Middle School Jazz Band competed in the TMEA All-Region Jazz Band auditions virtually. Middle school band students from all over Central Texas competed. We had 18 students record 2 jazz etudes they have been working on since December. I am proud to report that our program filled 11 of the available 21 spots! Half of the TMEA All-Region Jazz Band are BMS students! Please join me in congratulating the following 7th & 8th graders:

  1. John P. placed 2nd chair out of 17 alto saxophones, and is a Concert All-Region member
  2. Brian C. placed 1st chair baritone saxophone
  3. Bobby R. placed 1st chair out of 15 trumpets
  4. Pablo U. placed 2nd chair out of 13 trombones, is a 2-Year All-Region Jazz member, and also a Concert All-Region member
  5. David S. placed 3rd chair trombone, and is a Concert All-Region member
  6. Kyan P. placed 4th chair trombone, and is a Concert All-Region member
  7. Alyssa V. placed 5th chair trombone, and is a Concert All-Region member
  8. Corin R. placed 1st chair piano
  9. Alyssa N. placed 1st chair vibraphone, and is a Concert All-Region member
  10. Diego S. placed 1st chair out of 12 drummers, and is a Concert All-Region member
  11. Brennan L. placed 2nd chair on drum set, is a 2-Year All-Region Jazz member, and is a Concert All-Region member

We also had 2 students who earned the 1st Alternate spot, and are listed as honorable mention:

  1. Olivia B. placed 3rd out of 17 alto saxophones, and is a Concert All-Region member
  2. Cole P. placed 2nd chair string bass, and is an All-Region Orchestra member

We are very proud of all of our students in the Belton Middle School Jazz Band!