Band Updates

Band Notes for the Week of August 7th, 2017

August 6, 2017

Week of Monday, August 7th at a glance:       

Monday, August 7

  • Rehearsal: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuesday, August 8

  • Rehearsal: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wednesday, August 9

  • Rehearsal: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday, August 10

  • Rehearsal: 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Friday, August 11

  • Rehearsal: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Marching Band Fee Due


Social Media Reminder

Please remember that any videos taken during rehearsal may NOT be posted on social media!

If you have any questions about our social media policy, please contact Crystal Langbein at


Thank you!!

We would like to thank all of our students and families who did a fantastic job raising money during band camp to donate to the Mason Food Pantry. Almost $1,300 was collected ($1,289 to be exact)! Your generosity will go a long way to help those in need!


Tag Day - Friends & Family Campaign

Thanks to all of you--students, parents, staff, and the Mason community--Tag Day 2017 was an overwhelming success!  Now,  we are "tagging" those people outside of our immediate Mason Band family to participate in our Friends & Family Campaign.   

The idea is to "tag" our closest friends and family members who live outside the Mason area, but who would like to participate in Tag Day by supporting our band program.  Please click this link for a customizable letter and/or email that you are encouraged to customize and have your student send to family and friends during the month of August--Tag "Month"!

Please help your kids brainstorm the names of family members and close friends who would appreciate being "tagged" by receiving one of the letters.  Maybe your list includes Mason Band alumni and/or their families...they would certainly appreciate still being considered a part of our band family and may love the opportunity to support the program!

As always, thank you so much for all you do to support our band program!


Marching Band Fee/EZpay Update

The $500 marching band fee is now payable via EZpay! The due date for this payment has been moved to this Friday, August 11.

In EZpay, the marching band fee is listed under “Activity Fee.”

As always, the marching band fee may also be paid with check, payable to Mason City Schools. Please put your check in an envelope marked with the student’s name, student ID, and note “band fee,” and place in the band drop box located outside the band office.

There are some students who have outstanding $100 commitment fees and $150 band camp fees. These fees are past due, and unable to be paid with EZpay. Please pay these fees by check made out to Mason City Schools.

Lastly, if you have a financial concern, please talk/send an email to one of our directors so that we can work out a payment plan. Please also let a director know if your student qualifies for free/reduced lunch.

If you have any questions about Marching Band Fees, please contact Diane Pfennig, Administrative Assistant - Mason High School Performing Arts Department, at .


New Process for Typical OTC Medication

We have made an important change for typical OTC medications (acetaminophen and ibuprofen) for our students.These two OTC medications will be provided centrally for any student for whom a completed DMS form is on file. Parents can send the DMS form electronically or drop off to a Band Aid since you no longer need to provide the actual medication. We encourage parents to submit a DMS for one or both of these medications if your student has needed these medications at home. Please help us take the best care of your students and consider what they may need to feel the best throughout the season.

Please Contact Lisa Oldham at with any questions or to submit a DMS for your student to have access to our centrally provided OTC medication. You will find the form on the Mason Bands Website here:


Upcoming Events

Monday, August 14: Rehearsal: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, August 15: First Day of School!

Wednesday, August 16:

  • Brass & Woodwind Rehearsal: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Percussion & Guard Rehearsal: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Thursday, August 17: Rehearsal: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday, August 19:

  • Band Camp: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Parent Preview: 4:00 pm