Band Updates

Band Notes for the week of September 18th, 2017

September 17, 2017

Week of Monday, September 18th at a glance:

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

Monday, September 18

  • Mark McGahey Clinic during classes

  • Full Band w/ Mark McGahey: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, September 19

  • Full Band: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, change due to HS Open House

Thursday, September 21

  • Full Band: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, September 22

  • Full Band: 3:00

  • Dinner Break: 4:00 pm, please pack or have dinner dropped off

  • Home Football Game, band dismissed after halftime

Saturday, September 23

  • Toledo Regional Competition, details below


Toledo Schedule

Below is the Toledo schedule for Saturday. Please note that times may vary once we are in Toledo.

6:00 am - arrive and load at MHS

6:30 am - depart Mason

9:30 am - arrive at Springfield HS: unload/stretch/warm-up

10:30 am - rehearsal at Springfield HS

12:00 pm - eat/change

1:30 pm - depart Springfield HS

2:00 pm - arrive at University of Toledo

2:50 pm - in block ready to move

3:10 pm - warm-up

3:55 pm - move to gate

4:15 pm - Prelims Performance

4:30 pm - back to bus to change

4:45 pm - awards

5:15 pm - depart University of Toledo

5:45 pm - arrive at Springfield HS

6:00 pm - dinner

6:45 pm - load (if earliest time) or rehearse

Finals Times TBA

9:00 pm - Finals begin

10:30 pm - Finals Awards

11:45 pm - depart Toledo for Mason

3:00 am - arrive at MHS

Please direct all travel questions to Cindy Richie at . 

Toledo Transportation Waiver

If your student will not be riding the bus with the band home from Toledo, you should have received an email confirmation from our Medical Secretary (Lisa Oldham) via charms yesterday afternoon. If you did not receive this message, we do not have your student's waiver and will be expecting your student to ride the bus. If this does not match your plans, email Lisa Oldham at ASAP to arrange to resubmit your student's form.

DMS Forms for Centrally Provided Medication: Ibuprofen & Acetaminophen

If you have not yet submitted a DMS form for one of these typical OTC medications, please consider doing so if your student has ever needed one of these medications in the past. Marching Band events are very long days for everyone and if your student should need one of these medications, we cannot give it unless we have the completed/signed DMS on file. Please refer to the 'Optional Medical Forms' section of the Mason Bands website to find the DMS form. DMS forms can be submitted electronically to Lisa Oldham at

Panoramic Picture

Panoramic photos are available for purchase. The order form is available on our website. Orders are due by September 29th.

Home Football Game Concessions

There are still a few volunteer positions open for 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!

Chaperone Help Needed

Check out Charms for signups for both home and away football games. We have a lot of fun at these games so please join us. A current background check is required to sign up. If you want to become a Chaperone, and we REALLY need you, please contact Jane Johnson at Mason City Schools, (513) 398-0474 ext #20143.

We are in desperate need of Chaperones who can go to Grand Nationals in Indianapolis.

Anyone interested in being a “Chaperone Shadow”, to “learn the ropes”, please contact Jen

Grimes at

Attention Seamstresses and Pinterest Enthusiasts!

Do you like to sew and craft? The Spirit Committee needs your help to make spirit flags for this year’s show. Spirit flags will match the theme of the show and be available for purchase by anyone who wants to show their Mason Marching Band Spirit. Parents like to wave them in the stands and students like to have a flag from each year they participate in marching band as a souvenir of that year’s show.

This is a fun and easy way to help the band program and show your support. If you would like to learn more about this volunteer opportunity, please email

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:

New items available include: stadium chair (the widest one we’ve seen anywhere), stadium blanket, long sleeve t-shirt, hoodies, POM hat, lined jacket, PJ pants, sweatpants, pullovers and more!

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, September 25:

  • Full Band: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, September 26:

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

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

Thursday, September 28:

  • Full Band: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, September 29:

  • Full Band: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday, September 30:

  • Full Band

  • Feed the Band lunch provided by Quatman’s