Band Updates

Band Notes for the week of October 2nd, 2017

October 2, 2017

Week of Monday, October 2nd at a glance:

Please note, the calendar on the Mason Bands website contains the most up-to-date information.   

Monday, October 2

  • Full Band: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, October 3

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

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

Thursday, October 5

  • Full Band: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Homecoming Parade

  • Booster Meeting, 7:00 pm (immediately following Homecoming Parade)

Friday, October 6

  • Full Band: 3:00 pm

  • Dinner Break: 5:00 pm

  • Home Football Game/Homecoming


Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family of Jaymeson West and the Pride of Broken Arrow.


Mason Band Boosters Board

If you are interested in a Mason Band Boosters Board position, or would like to nominate someone to run for a board position, please contact Shannon Walton at

As a reminder, the Board is comprised of the President, Vice President, Vice President of Fundraising, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Travel Secretary, and Public Information Officer.


Mason Invitational: Sign-ups Live in Charms!

The Mason Band Invitational is Saturday, October 21st, and we need your help!  

Our Invitational reputation precedes us, as bands love coming to our facility because we run a very organized event, and visitors feel welcomed and well taken care of...we need all hands on deck in order to make this happen!  We are looking forward to another successful Invitational!

There is major setup/prep before any of the bands arrive on Saturday, so you will see shifts starting as early as 6:30 am in some areas.  Shifts continue throughout the day, ending with cleanup at the end of the evening, which starts right after the second awards ceremony.

Please sign up for your shift in Charms:


Presale: Mason Invitational Shirts

Order your shirt now for the Mason Invitational on Saturday, October 21!

Shirts will only be available for purchase online at: The presale will run until Sunday, October 8 at midnight.


Marching Uniforms

A HUGE thank you to all the volunteers who signed-up and took marching uniforms home for washing last week. Everything came back looking and smelling GREAT!

As a follow-up to the Uniform 101 class, marchers will attend Uniform 201 on Thursday afternoon at 2:30, just prior to rehearsal and homecoming parade. This class will review uniform standards, handling and personal ownership. Uniform volunteers who are available and would like to learn more about “how uniforms work” are welcome to attend.


Message from Jets Pizza, a Feed the Band sponsor

Jets Pizza is currently hiring and looking for workers that would be interested in working anywhere from 8-15 hours per week (two to three 4-5 hour shifts) between 9:00am and 2:30pm. These types of shifts may be perfect for moms that want to make a few extra bucks without infringing on their children's activities. 

We also have several openings for junior and senior students that are looking for a job and would be interested in working 8-13 hours per week between 4:00pm and 7:30pm. 

We are extremely flexible from a scheduling standpoint. 

I would appreciate it if you could pass this information along to anybody that may be interested. 


John S Billotti


Jets Pizza


Home Football Game Concessions

There are still a few volunteer positions open for the two remaining Friday night football concessions. As a reminder, each family is required to volunteer for two positions during the season. Thank you for your help with this!


New fall merchandise available in the online store!

It’s Marching Band Season and the weather is getting colder. Are you ready to watch the halftime show in warmth and style sporting your Mason Marching Band gear? Have you checked out all the new items added to the online store:

Don’t see what you like online or do you want to try something on before you place an order? You can stop by Friday Threads during their normal business hours at 1085 Reading Road, Mason, Ohio. They have a large selection of sample sizes and customizable options in stock.


Upcoming Events

Monday, October 9

  • Full Band: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, October 10

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

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

Wednesday, October 11

  • High School Band Concert: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    • Wind Symphony/ Symphonic Band/ Concert Winds

Thursday, October 12

  • Full Band: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friday, October 13.

  • Full Band

Saturday, October 14

  • Full Band: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm