Band Notes, February 23, 2020
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
520 Justice Dr,
Lebanon, OH 45036
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.