Band Updates

Band Notes for the week of October 9th, 2017

October 8, 2017

Week of Monday, October 9th at a glance:  

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: Wind Symphony/ Symphonic Band/ Concert Winds:

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday, October 12

  • Full Band: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, October 13

  • Full Band, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  • Away game, Pep Band (optional)

Saturday, October 14

  • Full Band: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Last Call: Mason Invitational Shirts!

Don't miss out, order your Mason Band Invitational shirt THIS EVENING! The online store closes TONIGHT at midnight! Shirts are $8.50 each and will ONLY be available for purchase online during the presale here:

Shirts will be available for pickup Friday the 20th during dinner break before the game and Saturday at the spirit booth before the competition.   


Urgent: Bottled Water Request

We are currently out of bottled water, and are asking that each family donate at least two cases of 16 ounce bottles. Please drop off your cases to the band hallway as soon as possible. Thank you!


2017 Individual Portraits

The 2017 Individual Portraits for the marching band and guard will be taken on Saturday, October 21 between 10 am and 2 pm. The portrait sessions are optional. Please sign up for a photo time slot on CHARMS.  The Photo Committee offers a portrait session where you can have an individual portrait taken of your student in full band or color guard uniform. These are high quality portrait photographs at very affordable prices.  You can also buy buttons through the order form for this.  Click on the link below for the Portrait Order Form or find it on the Mason Bands website under Photo Committee.

Bring the completed form and payment of cash or check to the photo shoot.  No photos will be taken without payment.

Please contact Lisa Clabbers at 513-317-4054 or with any questions.


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:


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: For every order placed through the online mason band spirit store, the Mason Band Boosters receive a rebate from Friday Threads!

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.


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.


Upcoming Events

Monday, October 16

  • Full Band: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, October 17

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

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

Thursday, October 19

  • Full Band: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, October 20

  • Full Band

  • Feed the Band (underclassmen), Westshore Pizza

  • Senior Dinner (seniors & families): 5:00 pm

  • Home Football Game/Senior Night

Saturday, October 21

  • Mason Invitational:


    • 3:00pm Getting Dressed/Get Equipment from HS

    • 3:30pm Inspection in Attendance Block in MS Arena

    • Stretch/Warm-Up

    • 4:30pm Official Warm Up

    • 5:15pm Move to Gate

    • 5:30pm Perform (in Exhibition)

    • 5:45pm Awards

    • Dismissed after awards!