Band Updates

Band Notes for the week of October 30th, 2017

October 20, 2017

Week of Monday, October 30th at a glance:

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

Monday, October 30

  • Full Band: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm, High School

Tuesday, October 31

  • Full Band: 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm, High School

Wednesday, November 1

  • Full Band: 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm, Wall2Wall (Pick-up/Parking Instruction Below)

  • Medication Drop Off for Indianapolis: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, High School Small Commons

    • Sign up in Charms for a drop off time (see below for details).

Thursday, November 2

  • Full Band: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm, Wall2Wall

  • Booster Meeting: 7:00 pm (See Below), Band Room

Friday, November 3

  • Full Band: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm, Wall2Wall

  • Home Football Game (details communicated as soon as available)

Saturday, November 4

  • MSBA Championships, Mason (student details coming mid-week)

  • Medication Drop Off for Indianapolis: 10:00 am - 11:00 am, High School Small Commons

    • Sign up in Charms for a drop off time (see below for details).


MSBA Championship: Volunteers Needed!

The MSBA Championship is this Saturday, November 4! There are still 121 volunteer shifts to be filled, along with hospitality food items to be donated! The bake sale is also in need of donations! Sign-ups for volunteer shifts are in Charms! 

As a reminder, everyone is required to volunteer for this event. We will make every effort to give our volunteers the opportunity to watch while Mason is performing.

While we appreciate and are thankful to everyone who will be bringing hospitality and bake sale food items to the MSBA Championship, supplying food does not satisfy the requirement for volunteering time for the day.  If you have any questions regarding the MSBA Championship, please contact

If you have any problems signing up for a volunteer spot in Charms, please contact Suzanne Edelbach at


Wall2Wall Pick-up/Parking

Parents, there will be bus service available for students who need transportation from school to Wall2Wall. Please pick up your students at Wall2Wall. We ask that when picking up, you park in an actual spot instead of queuing up in line to wait for your student.

Students who drive, if you are able to pull through or back into a parking spot at Wall2Wall, it will make exiting the lot much easier. Thank you!


Booster Meeting this Thursday!

This is a reminder that there is a Booster Meeting this Thursday at 7:00 pm, in the Band Room. Grand Nationals will be discussed, and there will be a ballot vote on the proposed change to the Booster By-laws (details were provided in an email on October 6). If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Walton at


Now Available: 2017 Tour Shirts!

Orders will be taken by Sticks & Stones Designs through next Thursday, November 2nd; shirts will be available for pick-up after rehearsal on Wednesday, November 8th. To order, please either email, or call 513-932-1935. Please note: Sticks & Stones will provide you with payment instruction once they receive your order!


Medication for Grand Nationals

If your student will need prescription or over the counter medication during our trip to Indianapolis, please carefully read the email shared on Friday from Lisa Oldham, our Medical Secretary. Please sign up in Charms for one of our Medication Drop Off events scheduled for either Wednesday November 1st or Saturday November 4th. If you have any questions, please send an email to Lisa at


Indianapolis Transportation Waiver

If your student will not be riding the bus with the Marching Band either to or home from Indianapolis for Grand Nationals, you must fill out and turn in a transportation waiver by Friday November 3rd. Forms can submitted electronically to Lisa Oldham at (preferred) or students can turn their form into one of the Directors. You can check if your form has been received by logging into Charms and selecting the 'Forms Collected' icon from the Home Screen.


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 Band Merchandise

Have you checked out all the items available from the online store: For every order placed through the online mason band spirit store, the Mason Band Boosters receive a rebate from Friday Threads!


Upcoming Events

Monday, November 6

  • Full Band: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm, Wall2Wall

Tuesday, November 7

  • Full Band: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Wall2Wall

Wednesday, November 8

  • Full Band: 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm, Wall2Wall

Thursday, November 9 - Sunday, November 12 : GRAND NATIONALS!

  • Thursday, November 9: Preliminary Performance,  8:30 pm (TENTATIVE)