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January 7, 2024 Band Notes

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Jan 7, 2024

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Upcoming Events  

Monday, January 8

  • Jazz Band 2 Rehearsal 2:45pm-4:15pm; HS band room
  • D13 Honor Band Reading Session 7:00-8:30pm; HS

Tuesday, January 9

  • Jazz Band 1 Rehearsal 2:45pm-4:15pm; HS band room
  • Competitive Winter Guard Rehearsal 6:15pm-9:15pm; MECC GYM
  • Pep Band A, Report at 7pm; MMS Arena (details below)

Wednesday, January 10

  • Wind Symphony Brass Rehearsal 2:45pm-4:15pm; HS Woodwind Room
  • Symphonic Band Horn Sectional 2:45pm-3:45pm; HS Band Room
  • Symphonic Band Flute, Oboe, Clarinet Sectional 4-5pm; HS Band Room

Thursday, January 11

  • Jazz Band 1 Rehearsal 2:45pm-4:15pm; HS band room
  • Competitive Winter Guard Rehearsal 6:15pm-9:15pm; MECC GYM

Friday, January 12

  • D13 Honor Band 4-9pm; HS
  • Competitive Winter Guard Rehearsal 6:15pm-9:15pm; MECC GYM

Saturday, January 13

  • D13 Honor Band 9am-4pm; HS
  • Competitive Winter Guard Rehearsal 1pm-9pm; MHS GYM
    • Rehearsal 1-5pm
    • Dinner On Campus (BYO) 5-6pm
    • Rehearsal 6-9pm

Sunday, January 14

  • D13 Honor Band 2-6pm; HS

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

Parent To Do Checklist For This Week

  1. If interested in helping or bringing cookies for the Awards Ceremony, please sign up below. We need cookie donations the most. Store bought cookies are absolutely fine. We know how busy everyone is.
  2. Another volunteer opportunity to feed honor band students. (Sign up below if you are able to help.)
  3. Sign up to help wash uniforms if able. (Sign up below)
  4. Complete personalized pages for Memory Book by January 21st at 11:59pm-Deadline has been extended (Please see details below)
  5. Order Rose Parade trip pano by January 21 if desired (details below).
  6. See below under the Award Ceremony information for details on how to pick up extra meds from Rose Parade Trip.
  7. Seniors-Last chance to order Senior Shirts (Link to order form is below)



Congratulations To Our Marching Band!

This past week our incredible marching band represented Ohio in 3 stellar performances in sunny California.  The students showcased their talents by marching through Disneyland, performing in Band Fest, and playing in front of thousands while marching down Colorado Boulevard during the Rose Parade. It was a week full of once in a lifetime memories and moments that have made us all so proud. 

Opportunities such as this do not happen without the assistance of many.  Special thanks to Lisa Oldham, Melissa Woodward, and Bob Rogers Travel for leading the charge to plan a wonderful trip for our kids. Thanks to our band directors for allowing our students to have this amazing opportunity and the many hours they spent to prepare the band for their moment on the world stage. Tiffany Williams and Rachel Gaspar’raj, thanks for being the “boots on the ground” and taking the lead during the trip itself to make sure that everyone’s needs were met and that everything went according to plan. As always, thanks to the band aids and chaperones who sacrificed so much to make sure our kids were well taken care of during the trip. In particular, we appreciate Mike McCallister who in addition to all of the regular band aid duties, distributed and kept track of all of the scheduled medications throughout the trip. This task is one that is bigger than many realize especially given the challenges traveling presents. Thank you to our sponsors especially Beacon Orthopedics and Senour-Flaherty Insurance who made sure all students who wanted to participate could do so no matter their financial circumstances. Thank you to the Langbein family and Mr. Schlaeger for making sure the mental health needs of our students were met while traveling. Uniform and Pit Crews, once again you both went above and beyond to make sure the kids looked good and had everything they needed while in California. Thanks as well to everyone who took and shared videos & pictures so that those family members who could not attend could see their kids having the time of their lives. Also, thanks to all of the parents, extended family, and friends who continue to support the band and went to great lengths to make this dream come true for their kids. 

Trip Photos

If you want to continue to relive the fun, please check out the pictures found in Smug Mug found HERE.


Volunteers Needed To Wash Uniforms

We are in need of several volunteers to help wash both the competition and classic uniforms. You can wash either a full or a half rack. Please pick up uniforms on Wednesday, January 10 from 6-7pm and then return the clean uniforms on January 16th from 5:15-6:15 pm prior to the awards ceremony. If interested in helping with this important task please sign up HERE. Please contact with any questions.


OMEA District 13 Honor Band Information

Detailed information and the complete schedule for those students accepted to participate in Honor Band next weekend can be found HERE.

2023 Memory Book

Memory Book Orders And Personalized Pages Due

Don’t forget to create your personalized pages if you ordered a custom memory book!

Log in to Treering Yearbooks 

The deadline for creating the custom pages or ordering a standard memory book if you haven’t done so already has been extended to 11:59 p.m., Jan. 21, 2024. If you still need to order a standard book, here is the link.

Remember, you should order the book from the Jotform and not through Treering directly because it saves you the sales tax. If you pay Treering directly, it should only be if you are ordering extra custom pages, and then you only pay for the extra pages, not the whole book itself.

For detailed instructions how to create your custom pages, see this link.

Rose Parade Pano

Rose Parade Trip Pano Collage Now Available To Order

Check out this special edition pano dedicated to this Rose Parade trip of a lifetime. This is the same size as the annual band panos and is available framed or unframed. The deadline for ordering 11:59 p.m., Sunday, January 21, 2024

Rose Parade Trip Pano Collage

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT the same group photo taken in front of the Rose Bowl Stadium by Jolesch Enterprises, the company working with the Tournament of Roses.

Senior Shirts

Last Chance To Order A Senior Shirt

The Senior Shirts are now ready to order again. This will be the final opportunity to order them. If you didn't place an order before the trip or you would like to have another shirt, now is the time. The order form will be open until Monday, January 15th, at 7:45 am EST. You may place your order HERE Please note that it is a different form from the last time. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or need to make any changes to the order, please send an email to 

Thank you!

Blaze Pizza

Next Dine and Donate January 23rd At Blaze Pizza

Please join us for our next dine and donate opportunity at Blaze Pizza. Present this flier and 20% of proceeds will be donated to the Mason Band program.

  • Date: Tuesday, January 23
  • Time: 4-10pm
  • Location: Blaze Pizza, 9341 Mason Montgomery Rd


Honor Band Volunteers

Volunteers Needed To Feed Honor Band Participants

We are in need of a few volunteers to help feed Middle School and 9th grade students who are participating in honor band. We will be serving a simple meal of pizza, snacks, and a drink.


  • Date: Saturday, January 13th 
  • Location: MMS Large Commons and MHS Small Commons
  • Time: Volunteers needed from 11:30-1:30 pm at both locations (bigger group at MMS) 

If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up  HERE. Please contact Kim Bishop at with any questions.

Pep Band


We are excited to get our Pep Band season started! Pep band is a great way to play some fun music with your friends, while supporting our school and community. 


This year, each member of Concert Winds, Symphonic Band, and Wind Symphony will again be responsible for two basketball games as part of their grade for the Spring Semester. Some years this is a three game requirement, but due to the busy Rose Parade year, we have restructured to do the same amount of games with each student only needing to attend two games to respect your busy schedule. For all students in Concert White, Silver and Green pep band is not required but students are welcome and encouraged to attend if they want to visit with their friends and perform to support our school and community!

Awards Night

Marching Band Awards Night January 16th-Volunteers Requested

Please join us January 16th at 6:30pm for this year’s marching band awards night.  This will be a fun evening to celebrate each band member's achievements throughout the marching band season and to reminisce on all of the amazing moments we have all shared together.  You won’t want to miss it! The event will take place in the High School Auditorium.  

Volunteers Needed: We are in need of volunteers to help with setting up, serving cookies, and cleaning up before and after our awards ceremony.  We would also appreciate donations of cookies and water.  More information and sign-ups can be found via the links below.  Donations can be dropped off prior to the start of the program from 4:15pm - 6:15pm in the large commons.  Please contact Kim Bishop at with any questions.  Thanks in advance for helping us have a fun night!

Award Ceremony Volunteers

Cookie and Water Donations

Got meds?: Student medications may be picked up at Mike McCallister's table 30 minutes prior to and up to 30 minutes after the ceremony. You should receive an email before the event if your student has any medication remaining from the season. Please see the Mason Band Medication Policy for details related to picking up medications. Please contact Mike McCallister at with any questions.


2024-2025 Concert Band Audition Information


Please see the information in the link above about concert band auditions for next school year. Audition Videos are due on January 22, so now is the time to start preparing at home and with your lessons teacher. The band directors are happy to look over your audition videos, offer advice about which audition to do, or answer any questions you have!

Jazz Band

Jazz Band Signup/Audition Information


The link above has all the information about Jazz Band for this year! Jazz band begins in January after break. Mason High School has two jazz bands: Jazz I and Jazz II. For woodwind and brass students, an audition is required for Jazz I, but not for Jazz II (fill out the commitment form and you’re all set!). For all students interested in playing a rhythm section instrument, an audition is required. See above for audition info, schedules, commitment form and more!

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