Band Updates

Band Notes Apr 17, 2022

April 17, 2022

Upcoming Events

Monday, April 18

  • Concert Winds, Concert White, Concert Green & Silver Concerts 7:30pm; HS auditorium.  Please see director emails for report times.
  • All Marching Band Registration Forms Due (See below for specific details)

 

Tuesday, April 19

  • Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony Concerts 7pm; HS auditorium.  Please see director emails for report times. 

 

Wednesday, April 20

  • Pit Orchestra 3-6pm; HS (In auditorium with the cast)
  • Winter Percussion 5:30-8:30pm; HS

 

Thursday, April 21

  • Pit Orchestra 3-6pm; HS (In auditorium with the cast)
  • Noodles and Company Dine and Donate 4-8pm (See below for details; flyer)
  • Booster Meeting 7pm; HS Band Room (Please see below for details)
  • MMS Winter Drumline Concert; 7pm, MMS Auditorium

 

Friday, April 22

  • Marching Band Leadership Application Due

 

Saturday, April 23

  • Color Guard Veteran Meeting 11am-12pm; See Erica’s Email for details
  • Color Guard Inventory Day 12-4pm; Guard storage rooms, HS See Erica’s Email for details

 

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

BAND BOOSTERS MEETING THIS THURS, 4/21/22 @ 7PM

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the final Band Boosters meeting of the school year this 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.

MARCHING BAND STUDENT LEADERSHIP APPLICATION

If you are interested in being on the student Leadership Team for the 2022 Marching Band, be sure to fill out the application by Friday, April 22. This is for all sections: Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, and Color Guard. If you have questions, see a Director!

Leadership Team Info Document 2022

Leadership Application 2022

THANKS FOR ATTENDING THE MARCHING BAND REGISTRATION MEETING

Thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to attend our 2022 Marching Band Registration meeting last week!  If you were unable to attend, a lot of important information was covered on the steps you need to take to make sure your student is completely registered and prepared for the upcoming season!  Please check your email for a link to the slides that were shared.

 

Your most valuable resource is the 2022 Marching Band Registration Guide. It provides comprehensive, step by step directions regarding the entire registration process.  Be sure to pay attention to the due dates as some things are already past due and others do not need to be completed until the due date (or before if you are so inclined).   All registration forms in green below are due this Monday, April 18th. (Please see below for details)  

 

If after going through the Registration Guide you still have questions or need help, please do not hesitate to reach out to Kim Bishop at secretary@masonbandboosters.com.  She will be happy to assist you or connect you to the most appropriate person to help with your concern.  The registration guide provides contact information of additional people who are willing to help you as well.

 

Important Upcoming Dates for Marching Band Registration:

Past Due

1st $350 school fee payment  EZ Pay

Past Due

Need-Based Marching Band Scholarship Application Due

2022 Need-Based Scholarship Application 

Tomorrow

All registration forms due (Refer to the 2022 Marching Band Registration Guide for comprehensive, step by step directions regarding the entire registration process.)

Sunday, May 1

Physicals must be current in Final Forms 

  • Physicals are considered ‘current’ 13 months post exam date. This allows 1 month extra given many insurances require 12 months minimum between appointments 
  • If your student had a physical in the last year, you can download the form from Final Forms and have their doctor fill it out based on their prior appointment.
  • New appointments will be needed for anyone who hasn’t had a physical in the last year. If you need to schedule quickly, many local clinics such as Dayton Children's Express Mason and CVS Minute Clinic offer same day appointments.

Sunday, May 1

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

 

CONCERTS THIS WEEK

We hope you can all join us for our High School Spring Concerts this week showcasing some incredible music our talented students have worked hard to prepare.  Please be sure to read all communication from directors this week for specific report times and details for each band.

 

  • Monday - Concert Winds, Concert White, Concert Green & Silver - 7:30pm in the High School auditorium
  • Tuesday- Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony - 7:00pm in the High School auditorium

 

Below you will see a map which shows where the audience parking and entrance is located versus the entrance and parking area for students.  

 

UNIFORM CREW NEEDS YOUR HELP

Hello marching band families! Help is needed!!! Next week we will begin collecting sizes for our 2022 competition uniforms. The fittings will be during band classes Wednesday the 20th through Friday the 22nd. Please see times below. No measuring or sewing required. Please email Micki Gonzalez at uniforms@masonbandboosters.com to let her know if you can help out, and for which times. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

GREAT JOB WINTER GUARD ON A FANTASTIC WINTER RECITAL

All Winter Guard Groups, 7th Grade WG, Winter Guard Performance Ensemble (Grades 8-11) and the Competitive Winter Guard all capped off a tremendous season by putting on amazing performances showcasing what they have learned over the past 3-4 months!  The 7th Grade and WGPE performed a beautiful and emotional performance to Sara Barelleis’ “She Used To Be Mine” from the musical Waitress and the Competitive Winter Guard performed their award winning show, “Fascination” for us one last time!  We are so proud of all of our performers and are looking forward to what they do in the fall! 

SENIOR SHOUT-OUTS 

Please be sure to check out our social media pages now until graduation. We will be highlighting our graduating Seniors to celebrate and honor all that they have accomplished.  We are so proud of each and every one of them and are excited to see what is next in their journey!  No matter where each of them land, they will always have a home with Mason Band.

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!

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.  In order to get credit for the sale, we must either show the flyer or mention the fundraiser for Mason Band Boosters.  Also, online orders will get credit by putting the code “GIVING25” in the coupon code line at checkout.

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!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - BOOSTER ROOM CLEANOUT SAT 4/30

We are in need of several volunteers to help us clean out the Booster Closet in preparation for the upcoming marching season!  We will be organizing and purging, so come dressed in comfortable clothing you do not mind getting dirty!  Adults and Students are welcome to help! Cleanout will happen on Saturday, April 30th from 12-3pm. Please sign up in charms by clicking HERE.  Your help is greatly appreciated! 

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.  We will share email reminders closer to the pick-up date!