The following information pertains only to 8th graders joining the Belton High School Marching 100, and is directly from Shannon Gill, Director of Bands: We, the band staff, in accordance with recommendations from Administration, have decided not to hold video auditions this semester for band placement for next school year. Instead, we will place students in the… Continue reading Updated Information for M100 HS Band Auditions
Greetings, and welcome to the new age of learning online! We are all embarking on a new way of learning outside our Band Hall, and we want to work together. We want to still support our students' musical development, and we know they are probably missing their friends. Right now, these plans will be for… Continue reading Online Learning Plans
Mrs. Motl's nephew, Altin Sencalar, recently released a jazz album, "Realization" with Chris Glassman as part of The Sencalar/Glassman Quintet. The pair also visited members of the South Belton Band giving a masterclass on practice habits/techniques, philosophy, and demonstrating their savvy licks. Check out the article in the Temple Daily Telegram here.
As we look ahead to planning for next school year, we need your feedback on your 6th or 7th grade son or daughter's likely choice for their enrollment in Band next year. We really appreciate your child's participation in our program, and we sincerely hope they decide to continue to play their instrument and learn… Continue reading Band Intention Form
Recently, we held the 9th Annual Band Solo & Ensemble Contest here at SBMS. All band students spent a few months preparing a solo to be performed in front of a judge, as well as some ensembles. Overall, there were 164 events that were judged by 7 adjudicators. Of those, 129 were awarded first division… Continue reading Solo & Ensemble Contest Results
8th Grade Band Parents, It's time to start talking about High School Band! Click both here and here for information regarding M100 auditions, as well as important dates to put on your calendar. We will talking with the students directly about this as well, but we also want to keep parents informed. If you have… Continue reading Auditions for High School Band
Click here to find the details of next Tuesday's Pre-UIL Benchmark Concert at the Belton HS PAC. Please email your child's director if you have any questions.
Click here to find detailed information about our Solo & Ensemble Contest coming up on Saturday, February 22 at SBMS. If your student needs a specific time that morning because of another event, please email Mr. Pulley no later than this Friday, February 14. If you are an approved volunteer and would like to help… Continue reading Solo Contest Information
Last Friday, members of the South Belton Jazz Band participated in the TMEA All-Region Jazz auditions at Bonham MS in Temple. One jazz band of 21 students is created from these blind auditions from over 170 area band students. I am happy to report that a school record-setting 7 students earned a position in the… Continue reading All-Region Jazz Results