Band Updates

Band Notes for the week of May 28, 2018

May 27, 2018

Week of Monday, May 28 at a glance:

Parade and Mini Band Camp details can be found on the Mason Bands website calendar.   

Monday, May 28

  • Memorial Day Parade
    • 2017 Marching Band Members only
    • Summer Uniform: green polo, knee-length khaki shorts, brown belt, white socks, white tennis shoes.

Tuesday, May 29

  • Leadership Meeting
  • Medication Drop-off: Details Below
  • Mini Band Camp

Wednesday, May 30

  • Mini Band Camp
  • Photo Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm, Athletic Office

Thursday, May 31

  • Mini Band Camp
  • Dine and Donate, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Gold Star Chili, Arbor Square location

Friday, June 1

  • Mini Band Camp
  • Parent Performance, 7:00 pm, HS Bus Circle
    • Mason Band Boosters: Q&A and Bylaw Vote 

Summer Instrument Rental

Students wanting to rent a concert instrument for the summer from the school should bring a in check for $25.00 made out to Mason City Schools. Instruments can  be picked up during mini band camp or when they are returned from the repair shop. 

Summer Social Fundraiser: Brews and Boosters

Please join us on Tuesday, June 26 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at Grainworks Brewing Company for our inaugural Summer Social, Brews and Boosters! Tickets will be on sale outside the Small Commons each day this week, at the end of mini camp. Don’t miss out on this event, as only 100 tickets will be available for sale! (must be 21 to participate in the event) 

Each ticket for this event is $25, and will include a Booster selected flight, light food pairings, and a pint of your choice! 

Please contact Janice Anello at or Shannon Walton at with any questions. 

Dine and Donate: this Thursday!

Our next Dine and Donate is this Thursday, at Gold Star Chili’s Arbor Square location, from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Please bring the attached flyer, and Gold Star will donate 15% to the Mason Band Boosters! 

Spirit Wear

Anyone who pre-ordered spirit wear online from Friday Threads can pick it up this Tuesday at the conclusion of mini camp at the spirit table which will be located near the small commons entrance. 

Photo Committee Organizational Meeting

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

Mason Band Boosters: Bylaw Vote, this Friday!

As a reminder, there will be a vote on proposed changes to the Mason Band Boosters Bylaws this Friday, June 1, immediately following the Mini Camp Parent Performance. There will be Board members available at 6:00 pm to answer questions about the proposed changes. 

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. 

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. Please use the charms link below to sign up for a time on the first day of Mini-Band Camp. If this time does not work for your schedule, please email to arrange an alternate time. 

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

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:   

Questions? Contact