Mason Bands http://www.masonbands.com Mason Bands Mason Bands Band Notes for the week of September 18th http://www.masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/613 Sun, 17 Sep 2017 18:53:13 EST http://www.masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/613 <p id="docs-internal-guid-fb5dae3f-920c-0214-a842-d832d056c7f6" dir="ltr"><strong>Week of Monday, September 18th at a glance:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please note, the </span><span>calendar</span><span> on the Mason Bands website </span><span>contains the most up-to-date information.</span><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Monday, September 18</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Mark McGahey Clinic during classes</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band w/ Mark McGahey: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Tuesday, September 19</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, </span><span>change due to HS Open House</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thursday, September 21</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Friday, September 22</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 3:00</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Dinner Break: 4:00 pm, </span><span>please pack or have dinner dropped off</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Home Football Game,</span><span> band dismissed after halftime </span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Saturday, September 23</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Toledo Regional Competition, </span><span>details below</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span> &nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Toledo Schedule</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Below is the Toledo schedule for Saturday. Please note that times may vary once we are in Toledo.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>6:00 am - arrive and load at MHS</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>6:30 am - depart Mason</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>9:30 am - arrive at Springfield HS: unload/stretch/warm-up</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>10:30 am - rehearsal at Springfield HS</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>12:00 pm - eat/change</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>1:30 pm - depart Springfield HS</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>2:00 pm - arrive at University of Toledo</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>2:50 pm - in block ready to move</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>3:10 pm - warm-up</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>3:55 pm - move to gate</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>4:15 pm - Prelims Performance</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>4:30 pm - back to bus to change</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>4:45 pm - awards</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>5:15 pm - depart University of Toledo </span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>5:45 pm - arrive at Springfield HS</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>6:00 pm - dinner</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>6:45 pm - load (if earliest time) or rehearse</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Finals Times TBA</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>9:00 pm - Finals begin</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>10:30 pm - Finals Awards</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>11:45 pm - depart Toledo for Mason</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>3:00 am - arrive at MHS</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please direct all travel questions to Cindy Richie at </span><a><span>travel@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span> .</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Toledo Transportation Waiver</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>If your student will not be riding the bus with the band home from Toledo, you should have received an email confirmation from our Medical Secretary (Lisa Oldham) via charms yesterday afternoon. If you did not receive this message, we do not have your student's waiver and will be expecting your student to ride the bus. If this does not match your plans, email Lisa Oldham at </span><a><span>medicalsecretary@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span> ASAP to arrange to resubmit your student's form.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>DMS Forms for Centrally Provided Medication: Ibuprofen &amp; Acetaminophen</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>If you have not yet submitted a DMS form for one of these typical OTC medications, please consider doing so if your student has ever needed one of these medications in the past. Marching Band events are very long days for everyone and if your student should need one of these medications, we cannot give it unless we have the completed/signed DMS on file. Please refer to the 'Optional Medical Forms' section of the Mason Bands website to find the DMS form</span><span>. DMS forms can be submitted electronically to Lisa Oldham at </span><a><span>medicalsecretary@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span>.</span><span><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/OEwFMby9oL-7sHG11W35jpvqOD-ph996L_prAR4yfIAS2wjftl7H9-iy38itMNG-wOg9ii_byy4sGJsbV5DyOGtgB84EPpsoeC_2z0SEgtJjFecvq-VVEfikjEtOEKmPZZBMD_2f" alt="" width="1" height="1" /></span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Panoramic Picture</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Panoramic photos are available for purchase. </span><span>The order form is available on our website</span><span>. </span><span>Orders are due by September 29th</span><span>.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Home Football Game Concessions</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>There are still a few volunteer positions open for Friday night football concessions. As a reminder, each family is required to volunteer for two positions during the season. Thank you for your help with this!</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Chaperone Help Needed</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Check out Charms for signups for both home and away football games. We have a lot of fun at these games so please join us. A current background check is required to sign up. If you want to become a Chaperone, and we REALLY need you, please contact Jane Johnson at Mason City Schools, (513) 398-0474 ext #20143.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We are in desperate need of Chaperones who can go to Grand Nationals in Indianapolis.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Anyone interested in being a &ldquo;Chaperone Shadow&rdquo;, to &ldquo;learn the ropes&rdquo;, please contact Jen</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Grimes at </span><a><span>jengrms@yahoo.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Attention Seamstresses and Pinterest Enthusiasts!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Do you like to sew and craft? The Spirit Committee needs your help to make spirit flags for this year&rsquo;s show. Spirit flags will match the theme of the show and be available for purchase by anyone who wants to show their Mason Marching Band Spirit. Parents like to wave them in the stands and students like to have a flag from each year they participate in marching band as a souvenir of that year&rsquo;s show.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>This is a fun and easy way to help the band program and show your support. If you would like to learn more about this volunteer opportunity, please email </span><a><span>spirit@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>New fall merchandise available in the online store!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>It&rsquo;s Marching Band Season and the weather is getting colder. Are you ready to watch the halftime show in warmth and style sporting your Mason Marching Band gear? Have you checked out all the new items added to the online store: </span><span><a href="https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-spirit-wear">https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-spirit-wear</a></span><span>? </span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>New items available include: stadium chair (the widest one we&rsquo;ve seen anywhere), stadium blanket, long sleeve t-shirt, hoodies, POM hat, lined jacket, PJ pants, sweatpants, pullovers and more!</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Don&rsquo;t see what you like online or do you want to try something on before you place an order? You can stop by Friday Threads during their normal business hours at 1085 Reading Road, Mason, Ohio. They have a large selection of sample sizes and customizable options in stock.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Upcoming Events</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Monday, September 25: </span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Tuesday, September 26: </span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Brass &amp; Woodwind Rehearsal: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Percussion &amp; Color Guard Rehearsal: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thursday, September 28: </span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Friday, September 29: </span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Saturday, September 30:</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Feed the Band lunch provided by Quatman&rsquo;s</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><strong><br /></strong></p> Band Notes for the Week of September 11th http://www.masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/612 Sun, 10 Sep 2017 19:16:22 EST http://www.masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/612 <p id="docs-internal-guid-c2ceccea-6e14-c1c3-52f4-e7085266e741" dir="ltr"><strong>Week of Monday, September 11th at a glance:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please note, the </span><span>calendar on the Mason Bands website </span><span>contains the most up-to-date information.</span><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Monday, September 11</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Tuesday, September 12</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Brass &amp; Woodwind Rehearsal: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Percussion &amp; Color Guard Rehearsal: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thursday, September 14</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Friday, September 15</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band Rehearsal with Andy Toth: 3:00</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Dinner Break: 5:00 pm, </span><span>please pack or have dinner dropped off</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Home Football Game </span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Saturday, September 16</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Heritage Day Parade &amp; Rehearsal, </span><span>details to be communicated to students this week</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Feed the Band Lunch provided by Chick-fil-A</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Panoramic Picture, </span><span>details below</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Toledo Medication Drop Off: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, </span><span>details below</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Panoramic Picture</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>This Saturday the Photo Committee will be taking the annual panoramic picture. </span><span>We ask that no other photographers be on the field or in the stands during this time.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Panoramic photos are available for purchase. </span><span>The order form is available on our website: </span><span><a href="http://www.masonbands.com/pages/boosters/default/16/">http://www.masonbands.com/pages/boosters/default/16/</a></span><span>. All other photos taken, such as senior group shots and section group shots, will be posted to Smugmug.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong> &nbsp;</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Toledo Medication Drop Off</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>If your student will need prescription or over the counter medication during our trip to Toledo, please sign up in Charms for an appointment to meet with a Band Aid to drop off medication. If you have previously turned in medication and there are no changes, you do not need to sign up again, we will bring all medication on the trip.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Medication Drop Off will be Saturday Sept 16, 2017 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. (sign up in Charms)</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please remember you must have a completed DMS form for each medication and the DMS form must have both a doctor&rsquo;s and parent&rsquo;s signature. Please refer to the &lsquo;Optional Medical Forms&rsquo; section of the Mason Bands website at this link for forms and information:</span><span><a href="/pages/courses/default/11/">http://masonbands.com/pages/courses/default/11/</a>.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>If you want to provide access to ibuprofen or acetaminophen for your student, we only need a completed DMS form with parent and doctor&rsquo;s signatures. These two medications will be available from our central supply for any student with a completed DMS on file. Please consider making one of these medications available if your student has ever needed it in the past. Our trip to Toledo will be a very long day and if your student should need one of these medications but we do not have the forms on file, we will not be able to give it.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>As always, please make a copy of your student&rsquo;s forms for your records before your turn them in.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>If you have any questions, please email Lisa Oldham at </span><a><span>medicalsecretary@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Toledo Schedule</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Below is the Toledo schedule for Saturday, September 23. Please note that times may vary once we are in Toledo.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>6:00 am - arrive and load at MHS</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>6:30 am - depart Mason</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>9:30 am - arrive at Springfield HS</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>1:30 pm - depart Springfield HS</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>2:00 pm - arrive at University of Toledo</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>4:15 pm - Prelims Performance</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>7:30 pm - arrive back to University of Toledo</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>9:00 pm - Finals begin</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>10:30 pm - Finals Awards</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>11:45 pm - depart Toledo for Mason</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>3:00 am - arrive at MHS</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please direct all travel questions to Cindy Richie at </span><a><span>travel@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span> .</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Home Football Game Concessions</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Volunteer positions are now in Charms for Friday night football concessions. We are especially in need of volunteers for the Homecoming and Senior Night games. As a reminder, each family is required to volunteer for two positions during the season.&nbsp;</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We are also looking for people interested in being a part of the concessions team. If interested, or if you have any questions about concessions, please email Janice Anello at &nbsp;</span><a><span>fundraising@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Chaperone Help Needed</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Check out Charms for signups for both home and away football games. We have a lot of fun at these games so please join us. A current background check is required to sign up. If you want to become a Chaperone, and we REALLY need you, please contact Jane Johnson at Mason City Schools, (513) 398-0474 ext #20143.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We are in desperate need of Chaperones who can go on overnight trips like Toledo and Grand Nationals in Indianapolis.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Anyone interested in being a &ldquo;Chaperone Shadow&rdquo;, to &ldquo;learn the ropes&rdquo;, please contact Jen </span><span>Grimes at </span><a><span>jengrms@yahoo.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Attention Seamstresses and Pinterest Enthusiasts!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Do you like to sew and craft? The Spirit Committee needs your help to make spirit flags for this year&rsquo;s show. Spirit flags will match the theme of the show and be available for purchase by anyone who wants to show their Mason Marching Band Spirit. Parents like to wave them in the stands and students like to have a flag from each year they participate in marching band as a souvenir of that year&rsquo;s show.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>This is a fun and easy way to help the band program and show your support. If you would like to learn more about this volunteer opportunity, please email </span><a><span>spirit@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>New fall merchandise available in the online store!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>It&rsquo;s Marching Band Season and the weather is getting colder. Are you ready to watch the halftime show in warmth and style sporting your Mason Marching Band gear? Have you checked out all the new items added to the online store: </span><span><a href="https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-spirit-wear">https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-spirit-wear</a></span><span>?&nbsp;</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>New items available include: stadium chair (the widest one we&rsquo;ve seen anywhere), stadium blanket, long sleeve t-shirt, hoodies, POM hat, lined jacket, PJ pants, sweatpants, pullovers and more!</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Don&rsquo;t see what you like online or do you want to try something on before you place an order? You can stop by Friday Threads during their normal business hours at 1085 Reading Road, Mason, Ohio. They have a large selection of sample sizes and customizable options in stock.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Upcoming Events</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Monday, September 18: </span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Mark McGahey Clinic during classes</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band Rehearsal with Mark McGahey: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Tuesday, September 19: </span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Brass &amp; Woodwind Rehearsal: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Percussion &amp; Color Guard Rehearsal: Time TBD</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thursday, September 21: </span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Friday, September 22: </span><span>Home Football Game, band leaving after halftime performance</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Saturday, September 23:</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Toledo Regional Competition</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><strong><br /></strong></p> Band Notes for the Week of September 4th http://www.masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/611 Mon, 04 Sep 2017 16:16:20 EST http://www.masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/611 <p id="docs-internal-guid-6e164ea2-4e89-e367-3c79-ed352ef4cb88" dir="ltr"><strong>Week of Monday, September 4th at a glance:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Tuesday , September 5</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Wednesday, September 6</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Brass &amp; Woodwind Rehearsal: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Percussion &amp; Color Guard Rehearsal: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thursday, September 7</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Booster Meeting: 7:00 pm, Band Room</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Friday, September 8</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Rehearsal/ Away Football Game</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Saturday, September 9</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Band Camp: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Feed the Band Dinner provided by Jet&rsquo;s Pizza, 5:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Concert Uniforms</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please check your student&rsquo;s dress and/or white tux shirt to make sure it fits before we do final concert uniform fittings. Please direct all questions about concert uniforms to </span><a><span>concertuniforms@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Home Football Game Concessions</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Volunteer positions are now in Charms for Friday night football concessions. Each family is required to volunteer for two positions during the season. This volunteer requirement is separate from our competition.&nbsp;</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We are also looking for people interested in being a part of the concessions team. If interested, or if you have any questions about concessions, please email Janice Anello at &nbsp;</span><a><span>fundraising@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Chaperone Help Needed</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Check out Charms for signups for both home and away football games. We have a lot of fun at these games so please join us. A current background check is required to sign up. If you want to become a Chaperone, and we REALLY need you, please contact Jane Johnson at Mason City Schools, (513) 398-0474 ext #20143.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We have lost quite a few Chaperones because they &ldquo;graduated&rdquo; with their senior! We are in </span><span>desperate need of Chaperones who can go on overnight trips like Toledo and Grand Nationals in Indianapolis.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Anyone interested in being a &ldquo;Chaperone Shadow&rdquo;, to &ldquo;learn the ropes&rdquo;, please contact Jen </span><span>Grimes at </span><a><span>jengrms@yahoo.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Upcoming Events</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Monday, September 11: </span><span>Full Band: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Tuesday, September 12: </span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Brass &amp; Woodwind Rehearsal: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Percussion &amp; Color Guard Rehearsal: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thursday, September 14: </span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Friday, September 15: </span><span>Home Football Game</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Saturday, September 16:</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Heritage Day Parade/ Band Camp</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Feed the Band Lunch provided at noon by Chick-fil-A</span></p> </li> </ul> Band Notes, August 30/Volunteers Needed! http://www.masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/610 Wed, 30 Aug 2017 17:11:09 EST http://www.masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/610 <p id="docs-internal-guid-5bb61e02-34fc-803f-a8b9-4e0a24d755eb" dir="ltr"><strong>Friday, September 1st Details:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Rehearsal: After School &nbsp;- 4:30 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Dinner break, 5:00 pm (please bring or arrange for dinner to be dropped off)</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Summer Uniforms will be worn </span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Home Football Game - band to perform at pregame and halftime</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Please read below for immediate volunteer needs this Friday!</strong></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Home Football Game Concessions</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>There are concession positions that need to be filled for this Friday&rsquo;s home football game!&nbsp;</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The Band Boosters have committed to staffing the concession stands for all five home varsity football games. Volunteer positions are in Charms. Each family is required to volunteer for two positions during the season. This volunteer requirement is separate from our competition.&nbsp;</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We are also looking for people interested in being a part of the concessions team. If interested, or if you have any questions about concessions, please email Janice Anello at &nbsp;</span><a><span>fundraising@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Concert Uniforms</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The Concert Uniform Committee chairs are looking for volunteers to assist with fittings for tux shirts, tuxes and dresses during the school day this Friday! Any time you can help during the day is appreciated, if you are unable to stay the entire day.&nbsp;</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Sign ups are in charms. If you have any questions, please email </span><a><span>concertuniforms@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> Band Notes for the Week of August 28th http://www.masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/609 Sun, 27 Aug 2017 19:53:16 EST http://www.masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/609 <p id="docs-internal-guid-65503656-261b-fd92-3321-92f8ef5ad79c" dir="ltr"><strong>Week of Monday, August 28th at a glance:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Monday, August 28</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Tuesday, August 29</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Brass &amp; Woodwind Rehearsal: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Percussion &amp; Color Guard Rehearsal: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Thursday, August 31</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Friday, September 1</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Home Football Game (Friday details out later this week)</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><strong>Home Football Game Concessions - Help Needed this Friday!</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>Volunteer positions are now in Charms for Friday night football concessions. Each family is required to volunteer for two positions during the season. This volunteer requirement is separate from our competition.&nbsp;</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>We are also looking for people interested in being a part of the concessions team. If interested, or if you have any questions about concessions, please email Janice Anello at &nbsp;</span><a><span>fundraising@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span>.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><strong>Concert Uniforms</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>The Concert Uniform Committee chairs are looking for volunteers to assist with fittings for tux shirts, tuxes and dresses during the school day this week, 7:15 am to 1:30 pm. Any time you can help during the day is appreciated, if you are unable to stay the entire day.&nbsp;</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>Sign ups are in charms. If you have any questions, please email </span><a><span>concertuniforms@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span>.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><strong>Chaperone Help Needed</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>Check out Charms for signups for both home and away football games. We have a lot of fun at these games so please join us. A current background check is required to sign up. If you want to become a Chaperone, and we REALLY need you, please contact Jane Johnson at Mason City Schools, (513) 398-0474 ext #20143.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>We have lost quite a few Chaperones because they &ldquo;graduated&rdquo; with their senior! We are in </span><span>desperate need of Chaperones who can go on overnight trips like Toledo and Grand Nationals in Indianapolis.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>Anyone interested in being a &ldquo;Chaperone Shadow&rdquo;, to &ldquo;learn the ropes&rdquo;, please contact Jen </span><span>Grimes at </span><a><span>jengrms@yahoo.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><strong>Reminder: New Process for Typical OTC Medication</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>We have made an important change for typical OTC medications (acetaminophen and ibuprofen) for our students.These two OTC medications will be provided centrally for any student for whom a completed DMS form is on file. </span><span>Parents can send the DMS form electronically or drop off to a Band Aid since you no longer need to provide the actual medication. </span><span>We encourage parents to submit a DMS for one or both of these medications if your student has needed these medications at home. Please help us take the best care of your students and consider what they may need to feel the best throughout the season.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>Please Contact Lisa Oldham at </span><span>medicalsecretary@masonbandboosters.com</span><span> with any questions or to submit a DMS for your student to have access to our centrally provided OTC medication. You will find the form on the Mason Bands Website here: </span><a href="/pages/courses/default/11/"><span>http://masonbands.com/pages/courses/default/11/.</span></a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Upcoming Events</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Tuesday, September 5: </span><span>Full Band: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Wednesday, September 6: </span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Brass &amp; Woodwind Rehearsal: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Percussion &amp; Color Guard Rehearsal: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thursday, September 7: </span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Booster Meeting, 7:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Friday, September 8: </span><span>Rehearsal/ Away Football Game</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Saturday, September 9:</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Band Camp: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Feed the Band Dinner provided by Jet&rsquo;s Pizza, 5:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><br /></strong></p>