Band Updates

Band Notes Dec 5, 2021

December 5, 2021

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 7

  • Concerts Green/Silver, Concert White, Concert Winds, and Wind Symphony 
    • Concert for Green & Silver and Concert White Starts at 6:45 PM
      • 5:30 Green/Silver report to stage, Concert White to Band Room for warm-up
      • Auditorium doors for audience members will open at 6:30 PM
      • Concert Green & Silver and Concert White members can leave after the first concert concludes
      • Follow all concert details in Mr. Jackson’s weekly update
    • Concert for Concert Winds and Wind Symphony Concert Starts at 7:30 PM
      • Concert Winds Report to the HS in concert attire by 6:15 PM
      • Wind Symphony Report to the HS in concert attire by 6:45 PM
      • Auditorium doors for audience members will open at 7:15 PM
      • Follow all concert details in Mr. Protzman’s weekly update 

 

Wednesday, December 8

  • Wind Symphony Zoom Kansas City Travel Meeting: Wednesday Dec. 8th at 7:30 PM
  • Cane’s Dine and Donate 3-8pm (Please see below for details)

 

Friday, December 10

  • Poinsettia Pick Up - 5:30 - 8:00; MMS Performing Arts Entrance

 

Saturday, December 11

  • Poinsettia Pick Up - 10:00 AM - Noon; MMS Performing Arts Entrance

 

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

WIND SYMPHONY, CONCERT WINDS, CONCERT WHITE, AND CONCERT GREEN/SILVER CONCERTS THIS TUESDAY NIGHT.

Please join us this Tuesday night for the Wind Symphony, Concert Winds, Concert White, and Concert Green/Silver concerts.  Students should wear the uniform for their band as referenced HERE.  Please refer to Mr. Jackson’s and Mr. Protzman’s weekly updates for the most up to date and comprehensive information about the night.  Please see below for the current schedule.

  

Concert Green/Silver and White Itinerary

5:00 C13 doors open for students to enter.

5:30 Green/Silver report to stage, Concert White to Band Room for warm-up.

6:15 Restroom break/put on bow ties.

6:30 Move to the auditorium.

6:45 Concert Green/Silver Performs 

7:00 Concert White Performs

7:15 Concert Green/Silver and Concert White Dismissed.

 

 Concert Winds/Wind Symphony Itinerary

6:15 Concert Winds Report to the HS in concert attire

6:45 Wind Symphony Report to the HS in concert attire 

7:15 Auditorium doors for audience members will open 

7:30 Concert begins

 

THANK YOU!

The board would like to thank everyone who came out to celebrate and give well deserved recognition to all of the 2021 William Mason Band students.  We are so incredibly proud of every single member who poured their heart and soul into this season.  Special thanks to the directors for investing their time and energy into giving our kids the experience of a lifetime.  We are also incredibly thankful for all the parents, siblings, grandparents, and extended family who have supported the program in multiple ways.  We appreciate the school administration, teachers, facility managers, tech support, janitors, sponsors, volunteers, and many others we may have failed to mention without whom we could not have managed to have pulled off such a successful year.  We are looking forward to an amazing concert band season and are ready to start planning for next year’s marching band.  To all of the Seniors, marching band may be over, but you will always have a home with your marching band family.

END OF THE SEASON VIDEO

Prior to the start of the Awards Ceremony we shared a superb end of the year video made by the incomparable Jim Vennemeyer.  Thanks to Mr. Vennemeyer's efforts, we are now all able to enjoy this fantastic tribute to the season once again.  You can watch the video at the following link. 2021 William Mason High School Marching Band  We are so grateful to have the fun memories of our season documented in this way.  Thanks again Mr. Vennemeyer! 

SECTION/PANO PHOTO PICKUP

For those who ordered section photos, If you did not already pick up your section photo, it will be available for pickup on Tuesday night at MHS after Concert Green/Silver/White Concerts and before/after the Concert Winds/Wind Symphony Concert. We will coordinate a pick up for Winter Guard students soon. Please contact photo@masonbandboosters.com if you have questions. Panoramic photos will not be in until January due to supply issues with their frames.

MEMORY BOOKS - COMING SOON

For those who ordered memory books, we expect those to be in the week of December 13th. We hope to distribute those to students with help from the Directors during the school day. More information will be shared in next week’s Band Notes. If you would prefer to pick up your book directly, please email VP-Marketing@masonbandboosters.com. This will be a good option if you plan to give the book as a gift to your student.

Cane's

DINE AND DONATE THIS WEDNESDAY 3:00PM - 8:00PM

An easy way to support our band and feed your family during the busy month of December!   You need only mention the band boosters or hand them this flyer at the Cane’s on Tylersville Rd. and the band will receive 15% of all proceeds!

POINSETTIA PICK-UP

Thanks to everyone who ordered poinsettias! The pick up date has changed due to logistic issues with our grower.  Poinsettias can now be picked up on Friday the 10th at 5:30-8pm or Saturday the 11th from 10am-12pm at the Mason Middle School Performing Arts Entrance.  Teacher gifts will be delivered over that weekend.

 

Volunteers needed:  Volunteers needed to help sort and distribute Poinsettias.  Please sign-up to volunteer: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=MasonHSBa&v=5459288

WIND SYMPHONY KANSAS CITY TOUR UPDATE

Kansas City Trip Information


2021 Mason Band Concert Band Travel Survey Link 

Travel Survey and Commitment  form is now Past Due.  Please complete the form as soon as possible if you have not yet done so.


Kansas City Tour Information Link


How To Pay Wind Symphony Kansas City Tour Fees Information Link

(Payments Dates: Past Due, $300.00 (via Credit Card on Charms or checks payable to Mason Band Boosters) and 1/18/22, $350.00. Students with financial concerns should email Mr. Protzman now for payment assistance options.) 


Zoom Kansas City Travel Meeting: Wednesday Dec. 8th at 7:30 PM

 Meeting Zoom Link 

SYMPHONIC BAND CLEVELAND OMEA TRIP UPDATE

The commitment form and fee structure for the Symphonic Band trip are now live! Please read below for important forms, fees and deadlines.  

FORMS and FEES CHECKLIST

Will be updated as forms are added over the next several weeks

DUE DATE

ITEM and LINK

Past Due

Travel Survey and Commitment Form - CLICK HERE

Past Due 

Only if interested in assistance

Travel Scholarship Application - CLICK HERE

Please also indicate interest in the “Travel Survey” above

Past Due

Trip Payment #1 - $150

Pay by Check made out to “Mason Band Boosters” and give to a band director OR Online via: CHARMS

January 18

Trip Payment #2 - $100

Pay by Check made out to “Mason Band Boosters” and give to a band director OR Online via: CHARMS

 

“How To” Guide for paying Trip Payments online on CHARMS : CLICK HERE


Resources from the original Travel Meeting on Zoom:

1) PDF of Slides from the Meeting: CLICK HERE 

2) Video of the Zoom Meeting: CLICK HERE

3) FAQ Document: CLICK HERE

 

SMUG MUG PHOTOS - CHECK THEM OUT!

Our amazing Photo Corps have been capturing images all season. These photos are available for you to view/download for free from our SmugMug Site here. Check out these recent Galleries: Awards Night. Grand Nationals: Send Off,  Prelims,  Semi-Finals,  Finals,  Bullseye

 

If you need the password, send an email to photo@masonbandboosters.comto a band director, OR Online via: CHARMS