Band Updates

Band Notes Feb 20, 2022

February 20, 2022

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 21

  • No School (President’s Day)

 

Tuesday, February 22

  • Jazz 2 Rehearsal 2:45-4:15 pm; HS Band Room
  • Competitive Winter Guard Rehearsal at MECC 6pm-9pm
  • Wind Symphony Concerto Competition 6:30-8pm; HS

 

Wednesday, February 23

  • Concert Winds Rehearsal 2:45-4:45 pm; HS Band Room
  • Winter Guard Performance Ensemble Rehearsal at MECC 7pm-9pm

 

Thursday, February 24

  • Jazz 1 Rehearsal 2:45-4:15 pm; HS
  • Competitive Winter Guard Rehearsal at MECC 6pm-9pm
  • Marching Band 2022: Prospective New Member Meeting 7pm-9pm; MHS Band Room

 

Friday, February 25

  • Chamber Winds Rehearsal 2:45-4:45pm; HS Band Room
  • Competitive Winter Guard Rehearsal at MECC 6pm-9pm

 

Saturday, February 26

  • Winter Guard MEPA Trent Arena Competition. (Look for more information in the Weekly Guard Update from Ms. Compton)

 

Sunday, February 27

  • Winter Guard MEPA Fairfield Competition (Look for more information in the Weekly Guard Update from Ms. Compton) 

 

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

WELCOME HOME WIND SYMPHONY!

What an amazing trip for our Wind Symphony students! Their performance rose to the level of the stunning Kauffman Performing Arts Center last night!  They invested in learning this trip as well visiting the Gateway Arch, Auschwitz Exhibit, World War 1 National Museum, Arabia Steamboat, American Jazz Museum and Lincoln’s Presidential Library. 

 

We are so proud of how professionally our students handled themselves on the entire concert tour.  Many thanks to our dedicated directors, band aids and chaperones who made this experience possible for our students.

ATTENTION 8TH GRADE AND HS STUDENTS NEW TO MARCHING BAND!

There will be an informational meeting THIS THURSDAY, 2/24 at 7pm. Mason HS Band Room (Music Entrance) to introduce you to the world of marching band here at Mason High School!  Planning is already underway for the 2022 season and we are excited to share details about this awesome, nationally recognized program with you!  See you there!

TWO WINTER GUARD COMPETITIONS THIS WEEKEND!

The Competitive Winter Guard will be performing their 2022 show, “Fascination” at TWO competitions this weekend:

 

Saturday, February 26, 2022 - Trent Arena, Kettering, OH  Performance Time: 6:32pm

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Sunday, February 27, 2022 - Fairfield HS, Fairfield, OH  Performance Time: 1:06pm

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Please come out and support these talented students!  We hope to see you there!

SAVE THE DATE - CONCERT BAND FESTIVAL MARCH 4-5

On March 4th and 5th, Mason Bands will be hosting the annual Music For All Cincinnati Regional Concert Band Festival at Mason High School.  This event draws bands from across the region who get the chance to perform in front of renowned clinicians and receive feedback on their performance.  Like the marching band competitions, we need many volunteers to make this event a success! Please be on the lookout for an email this week with information on volunteer areas and links to sign-ups in Charms! This is a fun event where you get to meet other parents and help provide a wonderful experience for all of these young, talented musicians!

 

Schedule of Mason Band Performances:

 

Friday, 3/4/22

3:30PM - Mason HS Concert Winds - HS Auditorium

4:00PM - Mason HS Concert White - HS Auditorium

 

Saturday, 3/5/22

11:00AM - Mason Middle School Symphonic Winds - HS Auditorium

3:40PM - Mason HS Symphonic Band - HS Auditorium

8:40PM - Mason HS Wind Symphony - HS Auditorium

MARCHING BAND PANO PICKUP - MARCH 5th

For families who ordered Marching Band 2021 Pano photos and did not pick them up, they will be available for pickup on Saturday, March 5th during the Concert Band Festival event. Specific times will be shared closer to that event.

MHS RECITAL NIGHTS

This event is being run in place of OMEA Solo and Ensemble. Please note, 7-9th grade solo and ensemble will not be an option for Mason students, as the timing does not align with our Spring Break. Our Recital Night will serve as our replacement for OMEA going forward. Interested students should have already completed their registration. CLICK HERE for our informational document.

 

Woodwinds: Monday, March 21, 2022 

Brass and Percussion: Tuesday, March 22, 2022


Students who registered will be given their  15-minute performance time 1-2 weeks prior to the performance.  Hosted at Mason High School, in the music wing.

PLANNING FOR AFTER PROM HAS BEGUN!

The band will once again be running the “tattoo shop” during After Prom on April 23rd.  Please contact Kim Bishop at secretary@masonbandboosters.com if you would like to help her create and design a fun experience for our kids.  It is a super fun, low stress volunteer opportunity.  We already have a theme and some general ideas.  This would be perfect for anyone who is creative, artistic, or loves to decorate.  If you are challenged in those areas, we would still love to have you to bounce things off of and to help generate ideas.  Please be on the lookout for more information about After Prom and additional volunteer opportunities   coming soon.  Thank you!