Band Updates

Band Notes, February 9, 2020

February 9, 2020

Upcoming Events

Please see the Mason Bands website calendar for event details.


Monday, February 10

  • Jazz I, 2:45-3:45pm
  • Toronto Chaperone Meeting, 7:00pm

Tuesday, February 11

  • Jazz I, 2:45-3:30pm Culture Team Performance
  • Concert Green & Silver Recital, 7:00-8:00pm

Wednesday, February 12

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

Thursday, February 13

  • WS/SB Toronto Performance Tour, Arrive at MHS 5:30AM

Friday, February 14-Sunday, February 16

  • WS/SB Toronto Performance Tour, Return to MHS Approx. 10pm on Sun 2/16

Monday, February 17

  • President’s Day - NO SCHOOL


Wind Symphony/Symphonic Band Toronto Trip 


Toronto 2020 Transportation Waiver 

Please complete the on-line Transportation Waiver if your student will not be riding the charter buses to and from Toronto.  This must be completed by TODAY (Sunday, 2/9/2020) .


Toronto Waiver:


Toronto Data/Text/Cell 

Please ensure your student knows your Canadian Data/Text/Cell plan .    Your existing plan may include coverage in Canada; many do not.   If your plan does not include Canada, you could accrue significant charges for text, data and calls without upfront planning.   Our hotel has free wifi.


Emergency Medication Updates

Please remember Toronto is a healthy student trip.   At this point all medication intake events have passed.   If you have a new medication due to a new issue, you will need to set up a time to meet to turn in medication and DMS prior Thursday.  


Questions about Toronto Travel:  Mindy 

Questions about Medication: Lisa Oldham-


Toronto Packing List

  • Concert Attire 
    • Men: tux, black dress shoes, shirt, tie, black socks 
    • Women: dress, black dress shoes, pearls), 
  • 2 business casual outfits (wear one of them to travel Thursday for the Fredonia clinic)
  • 3 warm casual outfits
  • Sleepwear
  • Toiletries
  • Closed toe shoe/boots
  • Warm coat/gloves
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Snacks for bus/room
  • Spending $

Marching Band

Marching Band planning for 2020 is in full swing! The directors had their first design meeting of the season and are excited as next year’s show concept is coming to life. Work is continuing on the schedule as well as operational and logistic items, which will be ready for release at the beginning of March. Current sign up timeline below:


Commitment Form & Financial Agreement (Google form): Release on March 1

Detailed Schedule: Release on March 1

Commitment Form & Financial Agreement (Google form): DUE on MARCH 13

Commitment Fee: $125 DUE on MARCH 13


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:

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


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:


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.