Band Updates

Band Notes Apr 10, 2022

April 10, 2022

Upcoming Events

Monday, April 11

  • Pit Orchestra 2:45-4:45 pm; HS 
  • Winter Percussion 5:30-8:30 pm; HS
  • Performance Winter Guard Rehearsal 6-9pm; See Erica’s email for the location
  • Marching Band Informational Meeting 7pm via Zoom. Check email for the link. Required for new Marching Band families, recommended for all.

 

Tuesday, April 12

  • Concert Green/Silver Rehearsal 2:45-4:15 pm; HS

 

Wednesday, April 13

  • All Winter Guard Rehearsal 6pm-9pm; See Erica’s email for the location.
  • Jazz 1 Performance at Kidd Coffee. 653 Reading Rd, Mason, OH 45040. Performance time is 6:15-7:00 PM. 

 

Thursday, April 14

  • Pit Orchestra 2:45-4:45 pm; HS 
  • All Winter Guard Rehearsal and Show Prep 5pm-7pm
  • All Winter Guard Spring Recital 7-9pm 
  • Need-Based Marching Band Scholarship Application Due (See below)

 

Friday, April 15

  • No School, Enjoy!


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

MARCHING BAND 2022 REGISTRATION AND INFORMATIONAL MEETING

We are so excited for our upcoming Marching Band season! As part of the planning/registration process, we have two particularly important things to share that require action on your part.

  1. First, you will need to review the information found in the 2022 Marching Band Registration Guide.  The guide is your one stop shop to find everything you need to know about the 2022 registration process. Please be sure to review the information it contains carefully.
  2. Please plan to attend an informational meeting via Zoom Tomorrow at 7pm. This meeting is required for new Marching Band families and is encouraged for returning families. Check your email for the Zoom link. The Directors and Board Leaders will take you through the registration steps, share important information, and answer any questions you may have.

Please keep in mind that physicals must be current in Final Forms by May 1st so be sure to schedule appointments in a timely manner. Below you will find the important upcoming dates in the registration process.  Additional information can also be found on the band website here

 

Important Upcoming Dates for Marching Band Registration:

 

Past Due

MB Commitment Form 

LINK: The Commitment & Financial Agreement Form

Past Due

1st $350 school fee payment  EZ Pay

Last Week

Registration guide was released (The guide provides comprehensive, step by step directions regarding the entire registration process.)  2022 Marching Band Registration Guide

Monday, April 11

Marching Band Registration Meeting (Zoom)

7PM - Zoom Link provided via email.

Required for new member families, recommended for all families

Friday, April 15

Need-Based Marching Band Scholarship Application Due

2022 Need-Based Scholarship Application 

Monday, April 18

All registration forms due

Sunday, May 1

Physicals must be current in Final Forms

Sunday, May 1

2nd $350 school fee payment due EZ Pay

MEDICATION MANAGEMENT - NEW PROCESS

We have updated our process for how we manage medication and it’s important that all families review the latest information on MasonBands.com here

Upload all DMS Forms here.

JAZZ 1 PERFORMANCE AT KIDD COFFEE

Come see Jazz 1 perform at Kidd Coffee. Jazz 1 will perform from 6:15-7:00 PM on Wednesday April 13. Location: 653 Reading Rd, Mason, OH 45040

WINTER GUARD SPRING RECITAL - THIS THURSDAY @ 7PM 

Everyone is invited to come witness what ALL of our talented Winter Guard students have been working on this season.  All three groups have put together magnificent performances showcasing their skills and talents and now just need an audience!  You don’t want to miss the 7th Grade Winter Guard, the Winter Guard Performance Ensemble (8-11th grade) and the Competitive Winter Guard performances this Thursday, April 14th at 7pm in the MMS Arena!  This is a FREE event to all who wish to join us!  See you there!

SENIOR SHOUT-OUTS 

Attention Seniors!! It's that time of year again...graduation is right around the corner. If you haven't already done so, please create your senior shoutout slide so our band family can celebrate you! We're going to start posting this week, and we want to cheer on ALL of our amazing seniors! Please click here for instructions. 

BAND BOOSTERS MEETING NEXT WEEK - THURS, 4/21/22 @ 7PM

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the final Band Boosters meeting of the school year next Thursday, April 21st at 7pm in the High School Band Room.  This is a very important meeting as we will be voting to ratify our proposed bylaw amendments  and electing our new Executive Committee for the 2022-23 School Year!  Directors and key booster leaders will be on hand to answer any remaining questions on the upcoming Marching Band season, including registration items. Please see the bios for all of our candidates for the Executive Committee HERE.

VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS NEEDED FOR AFTER PROM

Prom is quickly approaching, and we could still use some help with the band’s area of After Prom. A huge thanks to everyone who has signed up to help so far! We need student and parent volunteers to set up and decorate our space on Friday, April 22.  We will also need parents to run the band’s tattoo shop during After Prom especially during the late shift on Saturday, April 23.  In case you cannot volunteer your time, an easy way to help is by making a monetary donation.  Monetary donations can be made online here.

  • To volunteer to help set up Friday click here.
  • To volunteer during after prom on Saturday click here. We especially need night owls for late shift!

We greatly appreciate any help you can provide to make sure our Juniors and Seniors have an amazing night they will never forget.  Please contact secretary@masonbandboosters.com with any questions.  We would love to have you join in on the fun!

SAVE THE DATE IF INTERESTED IN A STUDENT LEADERSHIP POSITION

If you are interested in becoming a student leader during this Marching Band Season, please mark April 22nd from 3-5 pm on your calendar for an informational meeting.  Please be on the lookout for more details on student leadership coming soon.

CONGRATULATIONS WIND SYMPHONY!

We are proud to announce that the William Mason High School Wind Symphony has been invited to perform at the 76th annual international Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago this December. The Midwest Clinic is among the most prestigious and selective events in the nation for high school bands, with ensembles chosen through an extremely competitive audition process. This will be Mason’s third invitation, with previous performances in 2004 and 2016. Congratulations to all students, parents, teachers and the entire Mason City Schools community on this tremendous achievement!

CONGRATS TO OUR JAZZ BANDS!

Congratulations to both Jazz 1, Jazz 2, 8th Grade Jazz Band and 7th Grade Jazz Band on great performances this past Friday. The concert was fantastic and it was great to perform for a packed house! 

 

 

DINE AND DONATE AT NOODLES AND COMPANY

Please join us for our next Dine and Donate on Thursday, April 21 at Noodles & Company on Mason-Montgomery Rd.  We will be having a booster meeting this night so it will be the perfect day to make your life easier and grab a quick bite to eat.  Please spread the word by telling friends and family and sharing on social media.

22-23 CHAPERONE & BAND AID INTEREST FORM

If you would like to join our Chaperone & Band Aid team for the 2022-23 season (Marching Band, Concert Band and Winter Guard), please fill out the Chaperone & Band Aid Interest Form & plan to join our annual training on Monday, May 23rd at 7pm via zoom. If you are new to Marching Band, this is your first step to demonstrate interest in joining us to care for our students. If you are a returning Chaperone/Band Aid, thank you, and please fill out the form so we know you will join our team again!

SPRING FLOWER SALE

Thanks to everyone who ordered flowers from our Spring flower sale to support the band!  Pick-up or Delivery of your flowers will be on May 14th.