Band Updates

Band Notes for the week of May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018

Week of Monday, May 14th at a glance:

Tuesday, May 15

  • Band Concert, 7:30 pm, High School Auditorium

Wednesday, May 16

  • Dine and Donate, Blaze Pizza, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Booster Parent Meeting, 7:00 pm, High School Band Room

Friday, May 18

  • Car Wash Donations Due

Saturday, May 19

  • Percussion Placement Auditions, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, MHS 


Final Concert: May 15th

  • Concert starts at 7:30 pm due to another event in the large commons

  • Students should be in concert attire and ready to go by 7:00 pm

  • Performing Groups: Concert Silver, Concert Winds, Wind Symphony


Concert Uniforms: Help Request

Our Concert Uniform Committee is in need of help with uniforms before Tuesday’s concert. If you are available, please arrive to the band room at 6:30 pm. 


Photo Book Pick-up!

If you have paid for your 2017 photo book, they will be available for pick up outside the Auditorium this Tuesday, May 15, between 7:00 pm and 7:30 pm. 

Any photo books that were ordered and have not been paid for by Tuesday evening will be released for sale on Wednesday. 


Next Booster Meeting: this Wednesday!

This is a reminder that our next Booster Parent Meeting is this Wednesday! Katie Blankenship with McDonald's will be a guest speaker, and there will be another gift card drawing. We hope to see everyone there! 


Dine and Donate: Blaze Pizza

Our next Dine and Donate is this Wednesday at Blaze Pizza on Mason-Montgomery Road, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Please present the attached flyer, and Blaze Pizza will donate 20% of proceeds from your meal to Mason Band Boosters!! 


Car Wash Donations

Great job to all who participated in the car wash fundraiser! As a reminder, this year each band family was asked to collect $50 in donations. All donations must be turned in to the Directors or placed in the High School drop box by Friday, May 18. A copy of the donation form can be found attached to the May 3 Car Wash email. 

If you have any questions, please email Bob Johnson at 


Photo Committee Organizational Meeting

Wednesday, May 30th, 7:00 pm — Athletic Office Room F111

We will meet in team room F111 just inside the Athletic Office entrance, around the corner from the band entrances. Park in the band parking lot, walk north toward the Athletic Office entrance and enter through door C4. Room F111 is the first door inside the building on the right. 

RSVP (or Questions): Lisa Clabbers,, 513-317-4054 


Chaperones and Band Aides for 2018-19

--VIP field pass for home football games  

--Time with amazing students

--Travel to exotic locations like Bowling Green and Indianapolis 

If you are intrigued or interested in serving as a chaperone or Band Aid during the upcoming school year, and have not already completed your interest form to register for training, please do so this week!  Training sessions begin 5/30 for next school year. 

We welcome new volunteers and new parents to join us this season as we care for our students. During Marching Band season, whether you are parent of a musician or guard student, we are all one team working together to support all of our students. Both Chaperones and Band Aids provide care for our students during long rehearsals, events at Mason and when the band travels.    

This year we are offering a series of required training sessions for our team responsible for Student Health and Wellness--Chaperones and Band Aids that are on the front lines of that team. 

Please complete the interest form so we can connect and you can register for information and training sessions. 

If you have any questions, please contact Mindy Patton at

2018 Marching Band Registration

Thanks to everyone who completed their registration for Marching Band 2018. The deadline for registration is today. If you still have not completed your student's registration, please do so now. All the information you need for registration can be found on the Mason Bands website at this link: . Your student will not be able to participate in Mini Band Camp if Registration is not complete. Those who have not completed their registration will receive notification from the Final Forms system. If you have any questions about registration, please send an email to Lisa Oldham at


Medication for Mini Band Camp

Central OTC (Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Benadryl)

If you would like your student to have access to Central OTC medication during Mini-Band Camp and throughout the season, please submit DMS forms electronically to Your student can also turn DMS forms into the MHS Dropbox or their Director. Please keep a copy of all forms before submitting them. DMS forms received during the 17/18 school year will be valid through Mini-Band Camp.


Medication Drop Off

If your student needs medication that is not centrally provided during Mini-Band Camp, please plan to drop off the necessary DMS forms and medication. We have 2 drop off dates available:


NEW Mason Band Merchandise!

The spirit committee is pleased to announce All New items available in the online store including essentials your student will want for camp this summer!  Tank tops, v-neck ladies t-shirt, shorts, hats, a new sling pack and more! 

Order online:  Place your order by MIDNIGHT on THURSDAY, MAY 17th, the spirit committee will have your order available for pick up at the end of mini Band Camp on May 29th. Samples will also be available to view during order pick up on the 29th butnot available for cash and carry.   Please plan ahead and place your order online!   

Want to see samples or try on sizes before you order?  Stop by the store. FRIDAY THREADS' is located at Western Row and 42, near James Third Base, at 1085D Reading Rd in Mason, OH 45040 and open 9:30 - 4 weekdays or by appointment.The online store will remain open throughout the season with new items added throughout the season. 

Questions? Contact