Band Notes for the Week of July 17th

July 16, 2017

Week of Monday, July 17th at a glance:       

Monday, July 17 - Friday, July 21

  • Color Guard Camp, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, July 18

  • Band Rehearsal, 1:00 - 9:00 pm

  • Medication Drop Off, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, MHS Teacher Lounge

  • Uniform Fittings (sign up in Charms)

Wednesday, July 19

  • Uniform Fittings (sign up in Charms)

Thursday, July 20

  • Band Rehearsal, 1:00 - 9:00 pm

  • Medication Drop Off, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, MHS Teacher Lounge

  • Uniform Fittings (sign up in Charms)

Friday, July 21

  • Uniform Fittings (sign up in Charms)

Saturday, July 22

  • Band Rehearsal. 1:00 - 9:00 pm

** UPDATE: School Band Fees **

At this time, we have been advised that the band fee ($500) due date is being reviewed by the district, with the potential to change it to align with the start of the academic year. Should you have any questions, please contact Diane Pfennig, Administrative Assistant to the Mason High School Performing Arts Department, at

Color Guard Camp & Band Rehearsal

Color Guard Camp will be held from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. Please be sure to pack a lunch, as students will not be able to leave campus per district rules.

Band Rehearsal will be held from 1:00 to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Please either pack a dinner, or drop off a dinner for your student at 5:00 pm.

Medication Drop Off

If your student will need over the counter or prescription medication for Marching Band, please sign up for a time to drop off forms and medication in Charms. Any medication that has already been turned in will be available for your student. Information about medication and health conditions and all necessary forms are available on the Mason Bands website at (you will need to scroll down to the 'Optional Medical Forms' section.) Note the DMS form must be signed by your student's doctor and is required for ALL medication (including over the counter meds as well as prescription medication).  Additionally, we will be making a small but important change to how we manage acetaminophen and ibuprofen. These two OTC medications will be purchased by the Medical Secretary and parents will no longer be required to send in these two medications (a DMS form will still be required). DMS forms for these medications can be submitted via email or placed in the drop box or you can sign up in charms for an appointment if you need to drop off other medication.

Medication Drop Off for Summer Band Camp

  • Tuesday July 18th - 6:30-8:30 pm, MHS Teacher Lounge

  • Thursday July 20th - 6:30-8:30 pm, MHS Teacher Lounge

Please Contact Lisa Oldham at with any questions or if alternate arrangements are needed.

Upcoming Event: Band Camp

During the summer months the band camp web page is the best source for band camp information.  

This webpage includes: forms for download, handbooks for download, general information and instructions.

Parents and caregivers are encouraged to provide help at Band Camp.  Most of the help is needed with prepping snacks, setting out lunches/dinners and light clean up.  We are also in need of chaperones at several of the social events.  Please check Charms for sign ups. 

Upcoming Event: 7/25 Food Truck Rally and Booster Meeting

New this year for our family dinner/booster meeting! No need to cook or run through a fast food drive-through. Instead of our traditional Tuesday potluck dinner/dessert night, food trucks will be set up in the bus circle so students and families can purchase and enjoy a variety of savory and sweet treats including dogs & burgers, vegetarian & gluten free options, ice cream & Kona Ice, just to name a few.  Bring your lawn chairs, canopies, and picnic blankets and be prepared to mingle and meet  new and returning families.  Since this is a private event, we encourage all students and their families to patronize the food truck vendors and “tailgate.” Trucks are scheduled to serve from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.  Some accept credit/debit cards.  All accept cash.  Most prices are $8.00 or less. Watch your general band email for a flier with a list of food truck vendors and more details coming soon!.

Upcoming Event: 7/29 TAG Day

Our next big fundraiser of the season is quickly approaching. TAG Day is scheduled on Saturday, July 29th from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm and is mandatory for all Band and Guard students.


In order for the event to run smoothly, we need many parent volunteers to help on TAG Day. If you are able and willing to help out, please go to Charms, read the directions carefully, and sign up.

Student Sign Up for Tag Day will be Thursday, 7/20 from 12:00 - 12:45 in the Small Commons.  Students who are unable to sign up Thursday will receive a link via their school email to sign up on Thursday evening.   All students must sign up by Sat. 7/22.   Please remind your students to either sign up in the commons on Thursday before rehearsal OR check their email for the sign up link Thursday afternoon.

Thanks so much for all you do!

Please direct any questions to


Upcoming Events

Monday, July 24: Band Camp begins **Volunteers Needed**

Tuesday, July 25: Food Truck Rally and Booster Meeting

Thursday, July 27: Dine and Donate at Chick-fil-A, VOA

Saturday, July 29: TAG Day **Volunteers Needed**


Spirit Wear

Have you checked out the online Mason Band Spirit store?  Items can be purchased directly on the Friday Threads website:, or in person at their store: 1085 Reading Rd, Mason, OH 45040.

Charms Link

Charms link:

If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Walton at or Katie Lee at


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