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February 18, 2024 Band Notes

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Feb 18, 2024

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Upcoming Events  

Monday, February 19

  • No School

Tuesday, February 20

  • Jazz Band 2 Rehearsal 2:45pm-4:15pm; HS Band Room
  • Winter Percussion 5:30-8:30pm; MHS Band Room
  • Competitive Winter Guard Rehearsal 6:15-9:15pm; MECC Gym

Wednesday, February 21

  • Symphonic Band Full Ensemble Rehearsal 2:45-4:45pm; HS Band Room
  • Winter Guard 5&6 Rehearsal 3:30-4:30pm; MI Cafeteria
  • Winter Guard Performance Ensemble Rehearsal 6:15-9:15pm; MECC Gym
  • Chick-Fil-A Mobile App Fundraiser 6:30am-9:00pm (Details Below)

Thursday, February 22

  • Concert Wind Full Ensemble Rehearsal 2:45-4:45pm; HS Band Room
  • Wind Symphony Full Ensemble Rehearsal 6-8pm; HS Band Room
  • Competitive Winter Guard Rehearsal 6:30-8:30pm; MECC Gym

Friday, February 23

Saturday, February 24

Sunday, February, 25

Future planned events can be found on the updated band calendar: Mason Band Calendar

Parent To Do Checklist For This Week

  1. Please sign up to volunteer for the Concert Festival on March 1 and/or March 2nd. (details below)
  2. Fill out Marching Band Commitment and Financial Agreement by next Sunday, February 25th (details below)
  3. Consider running for a band booster Executive Committee position or becoming a committee chair. We are especially looking for someone to run for the VP of Fundraising role. (details below)
  4. Save the date: Booster Meeting, March 12th 7pm; HS Large Commons
  5. Wind Symphony families:
    • Purchase tickets for CCM joint concert before they are sold out!
    • Fill out permission forms for the CCM joint concert and upload to the link below.




It’s hard to believe that little over a month and a half ago, the William Mason High School Marching Band marched 5.5 miles down Colorado Blvd in the Rose Parade in front of hundreds of thousands of people live and millions more on TV. Not only was that experience amazing to perform, but the trip itself was a highlight for many of our band students. These social experiences coupled with the high standards of a nationally competitive group make the Marching Band a unique and special activity at Mason High School.

Now is the time we start building the 2024 version of the William Mason High School Marching Band, and the future is exciting! Sign ups are beginning now, and below is the first form to complete!


Due: February 25

Concerto Competition

Concerto Competition

All Wind Symphony members interested in participating in our annual Concerto Competition should fill out THIS FORM. Concerto Competition participants will perform a panel of judges. The first place winner will be given the opportunity to perform with Wind Symphony accompaniment at the spring concert. The second place musician will perform at the concert with piano accompaniment.

Summer Symposium

Music For All Summer Symposium 

Music for All has a fantastic Summer Symposium Camp! They offer camps for marching band, drum majors, color guard, concert band, percussion and several other camp tracks. Mr. Jackson and Mr. Hinson will both be two of the camp instructors for the marching band track this summer. 

If you are interested in attending the camp, Music For All offers several scholarships based on merit and financial need. Most of the scholarships require both an essay and a director recommendation. Reach out to a director if you need a recommendation for your application. Scholarship Info: CLICK HERE


Executive Committee

Looking For VP Of Fundraising Candidate

We will be voting to elect the next Booster Executive Committee in April.  If you are interested in running for a position on the Executive Committee, please reach out to Kim Bishop by March 1st at  We will be announcing the candidates shortly after the deadline. Anyone is welcome to run for any Executive Committee position. Please click here for more details on each position. This link contains our current Booster Executive Committee team structure for the current school year. 

Executive Committee position currently without a candidate: VP of Fundraising

Would you like to help the band program in a very meaningful and important way? The band would not be able to provide all of the wonderful opportunities and experiences to our students without the funding to support them. We are looking for a self motivated leader to be our next VP of Fundraising. All committees that fall under the VP of Fundraising now have committee leads. This will help make this board position a very manageable one this upcoming year. Please contact Rebecca Synan, our current VP of Fundraising, if you would like more specific information on this particular role and what all it entails at

Thank you in advance for your consideration in serving in a leadership position of the band booster organization. It is a fun and rewarding way to support our incredible band program and more importantly the students.


Mason Wind Symphony And CCM Wind Symphony Joint Concert-Itinerary

On Friday February 23, 2024 at 7:30pm, our Mason Wind Symphony will be performing a joint concert with the CCM Wind Symphony. Tickets can be purchased HERE. It is recommended that family and friends purchase tickets ASAP. It is anticipated that this concert will sell out. Patricia Corbett Theater is a smaller venue. 


PERMISSION FORM (To be filled out for all students attending this trip, The easiest way for us to collect these is via pdf submission to THIS FORM. Simply sign the provided pdf, and then upload it to the provided collection link. If students or families are having any trouble at all doing this, simply contact Mr. Jackson for help.

TRAVEL WAIVER (Only to be filled out by those taking alternative transportation)

Concert Band Festival

Concert Band Festival March 2nd

Please save the date for our The Cincinnati Regional Concert Band Festival on March 2nd.  The Cincinnati Regional Concert Band Festival is a non-competitive concert performance and clinic-based event that fosters excellence and growth in concert band education and performance.



  • Tickets are available for purchase at the door.
  • Price:  $12.00, children under 12-free (includes access to digital program)
  • Tickets cover viewing all the bands performing on either stage during the event.

Event Schedule

  • Additional information including the event schedule can be found on the Mason Band website HERE. The Please join us for two very special guest performances.  
    • The Springboro Wind Symphony-12:00pm, High School Auditorium
      • To read more about The Springboro Wind Symphony visit their website.
    • The University of Kentucky Wind Symphony -4:40 pm, High School Auditorium
      • More information can be found on their website HERE

Schedule of Mason Band Performances

See link above for full student itineraries 

  • Featured Stage
    • 7:45am-Concert Winds 
    • 1:00pm-Mason Middle School Symphonic Winds 
    • 2:10pm-Mason Symphonic Band 
    • 9:10pm-Mason HS Wind Symphony 
  • Invited Stage
    • 8:00am-Mason Middle School Concert Band
    • 12:00pm-Mason High School Concert White

Volunteer Needs

As hosts of the festival, we ask all Mason Band families to volunteer in some capacity during the day.  We will need adult volunteers for ticket sales, ushers, concessions, hospitality, band check-in and bus parking as well as donations for hospitality and bake sales.  We would also appreciate student volunteers to assist as band guides and various stage help.  Mr. Jackson will be collecting the names of students for these jobs.  Tickets to attend the festival concerts are $12, however, each adult who volunteers will get in FREE! Please contact Carrie Upchurch at with any questions.

Please sign up to volunteer or to make donations for our bake sale and hospitality room by clicking the links below.


Student Volunteers-As hosts of the festival, we ask all Mason Band students to volunteer in some capacity during the day. This date and volunteer requirement was included on the student dates contract provided in August. Students are welcome to work as many shifts as they would like, and these CAN count as service hours for Wind Symphony Honors Credit, NHS or any other organization that requires service hours. Make sure your volunteer shift does not conflict with your performance time (see below) 

Bake Sale Donations - Baked goods can be delivered on Friday from 3-7pm at the band entrance of the school or Saturday morning by 9am. 

Hospitality Donations - Please Note: All hospitality items can be dropped off at the music entrance of MHS. Please look carefully at your sign up slot to see what time we would like the item you are bringing to be dropped off at the school. This will ensure we have the appropriate food available for each meal.

Items designated as a Friday, March 1st drop off and do not need to be refrigerated can be dropped off from 3-7pm.

Items designated for a Saturday, March 2nd drop off should be delivered at 11am. If it is an item that does not need to be kept warm or cold, it can be dropped off as early as 7am.

Monetary Donations- No time to shop? We will do the shopping for you. Donate at the link above to help fund our hospitality donations.


Chick-Fil-A Dine And Donate; February 21

Please join our mobile app fundraiser at Chick-Fil-A Deerfield Crossing! This fundraiser is available on the Chick-Fil-A Mobile App only. Choose mobile drive-thru, mobile carry-out, or mobile dine-in. Please be sure to enter the code! More details can be found HERE.

  • When: Wednesday, February 21 6:30am-9:00pm
  • Where: 5150 Merten Dr. Mason, OH 
  • How: 
    • Download the app
    • Add a Credit Card
    • Use the code: 02486

Tentative Summer Band Dates

The tentative summer dates are already published on the calendar on the Mason Bands calendar: CLICK HERE 

For students planning to participate in marching band, avoid vacations on the following dates: 

  • Mini Band Camp: June 3-7
  • Percussion/Guard Camp: June 17-21 (Percussion and Guard students ONLY) 
  • Start of Band Camp: July 22nd
Jazz Band

Jazz Band Schedules

The following links contain the Jazz Band schedules for this year.


Winter Percussion

Winter Percussion Schedule

The following link contains the schedule for Winter Percussion. Please email Mr. Scharf if you have any questions: 

Winter Percussion Schedule

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