Band Updates

Band Notes, February 23, 2020

February 23, 2020

Upcoming Events

Please see the Mason Bands website calendar for band event details. We are also now including the MHS Winter Percussion schedule below.  

 

Monday, February 24

  • WS Trumpet Sectional, 2:45-4:15pm
  • Jazz II, 2:45-3:45pm
  • SB Trumpet Sectional, 4-5:15pm
  • Winter Percussion Rehearsal, 6-8:30pm

Tuesday, February 25

  • WS Horn Sectional, 2:45-4:15pm
  • Jazz I, 2:45-3:45pm
  • SB Low Brass/Low Reed Sectional, 4-5:15pm
  • Booster Board Meeting, 6-7:30pm, HS KIVA
  • Booster Board/Committee Chairs Meeting, 7:30-8:30pm, HS KIVA

Wednesday, February 26

  • Concert Winds Rehearsal, 2:45-4:45pm
  • Symphonic Band Rehearsal, 2:45-4:45pm

Thursday, February 27

  • Jazz I, 2:45-3:45pm

Friday, February 28

  • WS Low Brass Sectional, 2:45-4:15pm



Congratulations Mason Winter Guards!

The Mason Winter Guards (G1 & G2) debuted their 2020 programs at the MEPA contest on Saturday at Bellbrook HS in Dayton.  Both groups gave outstanding and breathtaking performances as part of the Scholastic A Class and finished as follows:

 

Guard 1 - 1st Place

Guard 2 - 4th Place

 

Congratulations to BOTH groups for outstanding performances and placements!  The Mason Winter Guards will perform next on March 7 at Springboro HS. More details soon.



Mason City Schools Operating Levy Info

The Mason City Schools has an operating levy on the voting ballot on March 17, 2020 and early voting has already begun! An operating levy is needed to maintain the quality programming and activities that Mason City Schools has today.  A levy failure would result in staff and program cuts across the district and significantly impact the Mason Band program that we know and love. Please see the email from Mr. Protzman that was distributed this afternoon for details on the implications to the program. We need your help to maintain quality music programs in our schools!  Please be sure to cast your vote! See below for links to levy information, early voting information and locations (Warren and Butler counties), polling location information and Absentee Ballot information and application:

 

For Levy Information, click here: MCS Levy Information

 

Early Voting Information:

Vote at the Board of Elections (of the county in which you live) in Person:

  • Feb 19 - Mar 6, 2020,  Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

  • Sat Mar 7, 2020, 8am-4pm

  • Mar 9 - 13, 2020,  8am - 7pm

  • Sat Mar 14th, 2020, 8am - 4pm

  • Sun Mar 15th, 2020, 1pm - 5pm

  • Mon Mar 16th, 2020, 8am - 2pm

 

Warren County Board of Elections

520 Justice Dr,

Lebanon, OH 45036

 

Butler County Board of Elections

1802 Princeton Rd,

Hamilton, OH  45011

 

Election Day Information:

On Election Day, March 17, 2020, you can vote at your polling location between the hours of 6:30am-7:30pm,

To find your polling location:  Click Here


Absentee Ballot Information:

Absentee ballots must be postmarked by March 16, 2020 OR hand delivered  by 7:30pm on March 17, 2020 to your respective county’s Board of Elections (see above):

For Absentee Ballot Application (PDF): Click Here

 


Marching Band - Updated Info

We are unable to release Marching Band 2020 registration materials until we know the results of Mason’s Operating Levy vote on March 17, 2020.   If the levy passes, fees will remain consistent with last year and we will be able to focus and invest in our world-class Marching and Concert band programs.  If the levy fails, Marching Band fees will increase and the scope of the program, including staffing and schedule, will be re-evaluated. We encourage everyone to gather the facts and vote March 17th.

 

Commitment Form & Financial Agreement ( if Levy passes): Release on March 20

Detailed Schedule (if Levy Passes): Release on March 20

 

Please note:  Color Guard commitment form and financial agreement will be communicated separately at a later date as it is contingent upon an audition process that will occur in mid to late-April, 2020.

 

General Summer Marching Band dates, pending Levy passage:

Mini Camp = June 1 - June 6

Guard Camp = June 15 - June 19

Percussion Camp = June 15 - June 19

Leadership Retreat = July 13

PreCamp Rehearsals = July 14 - July 16

Band Camp Week 1 = July 20 - July 25

Band Camp Week 2 = July 27 - August 1

Post Camp Rehearsals = August 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11

 

 

Music For All Cincinnati Regional Music Festival - March 6 & 7

The 4th Annual Music For All Cincinnati Regional Music Festival is being Hosted by Mason Bands at  Mason High School on March 6 & 7, 2020. This unique opportunity allows Middle School and High School concert bands to perform in front of and receive critical feedback from renowned music educators.  This event has been extremely well received and is growing every year. We need your help in making it a success!  

 

Please Click Here to sign into Charms to volunteer to help this day. We need help in a variety of ways, including:  band guides, concessions, spirit wear, ticket sales, parking, ushers and food and bake sale donations.  Any one who volunteers will receive free admission into the performances (tickets are $5 for Friday night and $8 for Saturday).  

 

Below is the schedule of performances for Mason bands to allow for you to plan the optimal time for volunteering. 

 

Mason HS Concert Winds:  Friday, 3:30pm

Mason HS Concert White:  Saturday, 8:30am

Mason HS Symphonic Band:  Saturday, 3:55pm

Mason Middle School Symphonic Winds:  Saturday, 7:10pm

Mason HS Wind Symphony:  Saturday, 8:55pm

 

Thank you in advance for helping make this event a success -- we can't pull this off without you!!

 

Questions can be directed to Jennifer Weaver at musicfestival@masonbandboosters.com



After Prom Committee

We are still looking for a couple of people who may be interested in helping to plan and run the band boosters After Prom Area.  Prom is Saturday, April 25, 2020. The Band Boosters will be decorating and hosting the “Cafe” area of After Prom in the MHS Large Commons and our theme is 80’s Music!  Please send an email to Shannon Wielinga at secretary@masonbandboosters.com if you are interested in helping out with this fun event!  

 

 

Color Guard Flags and Costumes For Sale

Please see the attached link for a listing of Color Guard Flags and Costumes for Sale.  Various flags and uniforms from many years of shows are available for purchase! What a great keepsake from your favorite shows over the years! Any questions, please email:  colorguard@masonbandboosters.com.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sguv3ShF1YD1O6zK3IeEifxR961b5KABTwfvEV_sMQ4/edit#gid=0

 

Props for Sale

Please share the link with your social network friends and others that may be interested in purchasing. They can be used or adapted for marching band, theatre, etc.

https://www.masonbands.com/boosters/props-for-sale/props-for-sale/