Band Updates

Band Notes, April 18, 2021

April 18, 2021

Upcoming Events

 

Monday, April 19

  • Concert Green and Silver Rehearsal 2:45 pm to 4:45 pm
  • Winter Drumline Rehearsal 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

 

Tuesday April 20

  • Color Guard Tryouts 6pm to 9pm, MECC Gym, Enter door C-8 (See Below)

 

Wednesday, April 21  

  • Color Guard Tryouts 6pm to 9pm, MECC Gym, Enter door C-8 (See Below)
  • Wind Symphony Rehearsal 6pm to 8 pm

 

Thursday, April 22 

  • Concert Green and Silver Rehearsal 2:45 pm to 4:45 pm
  • Color Guard Tryouts 6pm to 9pm, MECC Gym, Enter door C-8 (See Below)

 

Friday, April 23

  • Chamber Winds 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

 

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

COLOR GUARD TRYOUTS

Tryouts for the 2021 Marching Band Color Guard are scheduled for April 20, 21, and 22 from 6pm-9pm in the MECC Gym. Students will need to sign up for the tryout via google form. Visit the Color Guard Tryout Info Doc for more information and link to the sign up form!

CONGRATULATIONS WINTER COLOR GUARD!!!

Congratulations to the Mason High School Winter Guard on being named a WGI Finalist! We are so proud of you! This is the first time in school history that the Winter Guard has been named a finalist. Your virtual performance on FloMarching was incredible! 

MORE VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR AFTER PROM

Help wanted! We are in need of volunteers to help decorate and run the band’s Disco Tattoo Shop during After Prom on Friday, April 30th.  Both parents and students can help decorate and set up prior to the event.  During After Prom itself, we ask for only parent volunteers due to Covid restrictions. *Please note After Prom will not run quite as late this year.

 

To volunteer please log into Charms.  Please click on the  “helping hand” on the April 30th date in the calendar to sign up to volunteer your time.  

 

Monetary donations would also be helpful and can be made online here .   Cash/Check donations can also be placed in the drop box next to the band room.  Donations will be used for decorations and other items needed for the night. Thank you to everyone who has already made donations and signed up to volunteer!   It promises to be a fun night!! Please email secretary@masonbandboosters.com  with any questions you may have.

SPRING FLOWER SALE IS UNDERWAY!

Our annual spring flower (and vegetable) sale is underway!  Please be sure to share the details with your friends and family!  Band families should plan to pick up any flowers ordered in support of their student on May 7th, 6-8pm or May 8th, 9am-12pm. We ask that you deliver them to the friends and family who helped to support our band that weekend.  Flowers can also be directly delivered for a $15 fee.  Click here to order.

 

CO-CHAIRS ARE STILL NEEDED FOR OUR VIRTUAL CARWASH

This year, our car wash will remain a virtual event.  We will be selling car wash passes for Mike’s Car Wash and they will be available just in time for Father’s Day.  The Virtual Event will run from Mid-May - Early June.   If you would like to support the band as a chair of this event, please reach out to Krissy at fundraising@masonbandboosters.com. This is a great entry opportunity for someone wanting to get involved.  We would need you to draft communication, sort car wash passes by family for pick up, and connect with our treasurer team on setting up our payment details.  

JOIN THE STUDENT CARE TEAM AS A CHAPERONE OR BAND AID!

We invited you to join the student care team by expressing your interest to serve as a Chaperone or Band Aid!   During Marching Band season, whether you are a parent of a musician or guard student, we are all one team working together to support all of our students.   Both Chaperones and Band Aids provide care for our students during extended rehearsals, competitions and when the band travels.   If you are new to Marching Band, this is your first step to demonstrate interest in joining us to care for our students.  

 

Learn more about being a Chaperone and Band Aid here:

 

Chaperone and Band Aid Role Description 

 

If you would like to chaperone for the Marching Band, Concert Band or Winter Guard, this is the window to volunteer and complete the training process for the year.  Please complete the interest form at the link below so we can help find a good fit for everyone.  Both returning chaperones/band aids and new volunteers should complete the form. 

 

Chaperone / Band Aid Interest Form

 

First Chaperone/Band Aid  Required Training Opportunity:   

 

Monday, May 24th    7:00-9:00 pm  (Details to follow) 

MHS SPRING CONCERT BAND SERIES 

Spring Concerts for all the concert bands will take place in MHS Auditorium on April 26 and 28. Each ensemble will have their own concert starting at the times listed below. As part of our COVID-19 safety protocol, we are limiting each concert band's audience to two guests (2 free tickets) per student in grades 9-11 and four guests. (4 free tickets) for Seniors who will be recognized during the concert.   The auditorium will be cleared between groups. 

 

Please complete the Audience Agreement to request tickets by Wednesday, April 21.  

 

MHS Spring Concert Audience Agreement and Ticket Request 

 

Tickets will be distributed in class to students whose families complete this form by no later than Wednesday, April 21 as we need time to distribute tickets and track who has completed the audience agreement.   The audience participation agreement is required to receive tickets.

 

Monday, April 26

6:30-Concert Green and Silver

7:30-Concert White

8:30-Concert Winds

 

Wednesday, April 28

6:30-Symphonic Band

8:00-Wind Symphony 

MARCHING BAND 2021

A reminder, the Marching Band Registration Guide requires action by every family no later than May 1st including the required medical/permission to participate forms found in Final Forms, the Consumable Fee Calculator, and Health & Wellness forms.   Marching Band School Fee #2 ($350) is also due May 1.

 

Please take the time this week to complete the final registration steps.  

 

We highly encourage you to review the complete registration guide as it will answer most of your questions.  Please refer to the guide and all the links it contains to complete the registration process and associated payments for the 2021 season. You can find links to the latest registration info on MasonBands.com here.  If you have any questions about the registration process, please email Registration@MasonBandBoosters.com.

2021 MARCHING BAND LEADERSHIP (SECTION LEADER AND DRUM MAJOR) INFORMATION

Please see the links below for information on how students can apply for band leadership positions.

 

-Leadership Application and Information Google Form


-2021 Marching Band Leadership Info

 

ATTENTION NEW BAND PARENT OR ANYONE WITH QUESTIONS

PARENT TO PARENT CHATS:

Are you a new band parent and feel overwhelmed by all the band information coming your way?  Do you have questions about marching band or registration? Would you simply like a sounding board from an experienced band parent?  Please know there are many of us who would love to help you.  Please feel free to contact Janice Anello our New Member representative newmember@masonbandboosters.com or Kim Bishop our Recording Secretary secretary@masonbandboosters.com.  We will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have or help guide you in the right direction.