Band Updates

Band Notes Jan 9, 2022

January 9, 2022

Upcoming Events

Monday, January 10

  • Jazz I rehearsal 2:45-4:15 pm, HS band room
  • D-13 Honor Band Reading Session for all 9-12 honor band members (Please see below for details)

 

Tuesday, January 11

  • Wind Symphony Woodwind and Brass Sectional 2:45-4:15 pm, HS band room
  • Competitive Winter Guard Rehearsal at MECC 6pm-9pm
  • Pep Band A 7pm, MMS (Please see below for details)
  • New Chaperone / Band Aid Training, 7pm (Zoom–Please see details below)

 

Wednesday, January 12

  • Symphonic Band Woodwind Sectional 2:45-4:15 pm, HS band room

 

Thursday, January 13

  • Chamber Winds 2:45-4:30 pm, HS band room
  • Competitive Winter Guard Rehearsal at MECC 6pm-9pm

 

Friday, January 14

  • D-13 Honor Band Rehearsal (Please see below for details)

 

Saturday, January 15

  • Competitive Winter Guard Rehearsal at MECC 1pm-9pm
  • D-13 Honor Band Rehearsal (Please see below for details)

 

Sunday, January 16

  • HS Level Honor Band Concerts 4pm @MHS
  • MS Level Honor Band Concerts 2pm @ MHS 



Future planned events can be found on the updated band calendar: Mason Band Calendar

PEP BAND A IS THIS TUESDAY!

Pep band A performs this Tuesday night at 7pm.  Arrive in the front of MMS, and enter through the front “Performing Arts” A-2 Doors. For this week, cases can be left in Room 618 (Band Room) at MMS. After leaving cases in the orchestra room, head to the Arena, and find the “pep band” section of seats in the corner. 

 

For students that need to get equipment from MHS, the Music Wing door at MHS will also be unlocked from 6:30-7:00pm. 


Please see the following link for everything you need to know about Pep Band.  Pep Band Information

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: TUXEDO JACKET FITTINGS FOR WS & SB

In preparation for the upcoming travel concerts, we are fitting the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band students with tuxedo jackets for formal concert attire.  We are looking for a few volunteers during the 4th & 5th bell classes this week.   If you are interested, please email Marianne Bakos (bakosfamily6@gmail.com) for details about days & times.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: MMS AND 9TH GRADE HONOR BAND PIZZA LUNCHES

Mason Middle School and High School are the hosts of this year’s middle school and high school honor bands.  As part of this, the Boosters will be serving lunch to our middle school and 9th grade bands.  (10th-12th grade Honor Band Students will pack or be on their own for lunch).

 

We currently are in need of a few volunteers to help serve lunch to our District XIII Honor Band Students on Saturday, January 15th from about 11:30-1pm at MMS (Middle School Cafeteria) and MHS (Small Commons).    

 

If you are able to help during this time on Saturday, please sign up below or email Shannon Wielinga at president@masonbandboosters.com:

 

MMS Honor Band Lunch

 

MHS 9th Grade Band Lunch  

 

The Boosters, Directors and students thank you in advance for your help!

BAND PLACEMENT AUDITIONS FOR 2022-2023

All band placement audition information can be found using this link.

JAZZ BAND 1 AND 2 SCHEDULES

The Jazz Band 1 and 2 schedules for 2022 can be found here.  We are looking forward to a fun season!  Please read all communication from Mr. Jackson for additional information.

UPCOMING REHEARSAL DATES AND TIMES FOR HONOR BAND

District 13 Honor Band: All Rehearsals at Mason High School

The below events are for students selected by audition only.

9th Grade 


Monday, January 10

7:00-8:30 pm Read-Through rehearsal l (arrive by 6:30)

Friday, January 14

6:00-9:00 pm Rehearsal

Saturday, January 15

9:00am-4:00 pm Rehearsal (pizza lunch provided)

Sunday January 16th 

4:00pm Concert

HS Symphonic Winds and Wind Symphony (10-12)


Monday, January 10

7:00-8:30 pm Read-through rehearsal (arrive by 6:30)

Friday, January 14

4:00pm-5:30 pm Rehearsal

5:30-6:30 pm Dinner (on your own)

6:30-9:00 pm Rehearsal

Saturday, January 15

9:00am-12:00 pm Rehearsal

12:00 pm-1:00 pm Lunch (on your own)

1:00 pm-4:00 pm Rehearsal

Sunday, January 16th

4:00pm Concert

CHAPERONE / BAND AID TRAINING-TUESDAY 1/11/2022

We are hosting winter Chaperone/Band Aid Training this Tuesday, 1/11 at 7pm via Zoom.   The Chaperone Training will begin at 7pm; Band Aid training will immediately follow.  You do not need to attend this session if you currently serve as a chaperone and have already completed training this year (in spring/summer 2021).  This training is for new chaperones preparing for Concert Band travel and Color Guard service and newly appointed chaperones becoming Band Aids.  If you have any questions,  you can email Mindy at Travel@masonbandboosters.com 

 

Topic: Mason Bands. Chaperone Training 

Time: Jan 11, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

Join Zoom Meeting

Zoom Link for Chaperone Training 1/11

 

Google Form To RSVP to Chaperone Training and Concert Band Travel

 

There will be separate chaperone/band aid travel briefings closer to departure for both the Concert Band Trips for all those traveling with the bands (experienced and newly trained chaperones).   

–OMEA Symphonic Band/MMS Symphonic Winds Cleveland Chaperone/Band Aid Briefing:  1/31 at 7pm

–Wind Symphony Kansas City Chaperone/Band Aid Briefing:  2/13 at 7pm 

 

WIND SYMPHONY KANSAS CITY TOUR UPDATE

 

Kansas City Trip Information


Kansas City Tour --Travel Meeting Presentation


How To Pay Wind Symphony Kansas City Tour Fees Information Link

(Payments Dates: Past Due, $300.00 (via Credit Card on Charms or checks payable to Mason Band Boosters) and 1/18/22, $400.00. Students with financial concerns should email Mr. Protzman now for payment assistance options.) 


Second Payment Due 1/18/2022


Medication Drop Off:   February 11, 2022


Kansas City Chaperone/Band Aid Briefing:  February 13,  2022 7pm

SYMPHONIC BAND CLEVELAND OMEA TRIP UPDATE

 

FORMS and FEES CHECKLIST

Will be updated as forms are added over the next several weeks

DUE DATE

ITEM and LINK

Past Due

Travel Survey and Commitment Form - CLICK HERE

Past Due 

Only if interested in assistance

Travel Scholarship Application -Closed 

Past Due

Trip Payment #1 - $150

Pay by Check made out to “Mason Band Boosters” and give to a band director OR Online via: CHARMS

January 18

Trip Payment #2 - $100

Pay by Check made out to “Mason Band Boosters” and give to a band director OR Online via: CHARMS

 

“How To” Guide for paying Trip Payments online on CHARMS : CLICK HERE

Jan 28, 2022

Medication Drop Off –MHS 

Jan 31, 2022

Cleveland/OMEA Chaperone Trip Briefing (for approved chaperones/band aids) 


Resources from the original Travel Meeting on Zoom:

1) PDF of Slides from the Meeting: CLICK HERE 

2) Video of the Zoom Meeting: CLICK HERE

3) FAQ Document: CLICK HERE