Band Updates

Band Notes, January 12, 2020

January 12, 2020

Upcoming Events

Please see the Mason Bands website calendar for event details.


Monday, January 13

  • Combined Jazz 1 & 2, 2:45-3:45pm
  • OMEA Honor Band Reading Session, 6:30-9:30pm

Tuesday, January 14

  • WS Trumpet Sectional, 2:45-4:15pm
  • Pep Band B, 7-9:30pm

Wednesday, January 15

  • WS Horn Sectional, 2:45-4:15pm

Thursday, January 16

  • WS Low Brass Sectional, 2:45-4:15pm

Friday, January 17-Sunday, January 19

  • OMEA District 13 Honor Band



Mason is hosting the OMEA District 13 Honor Band at both the Middle School and High School this year. The Band Boosters are in need of volunteers to help prepare and serve lunch to the Honor Band participants at both locations on Saturday, January 18th from 11:30-1:30pm.  If you are able to help out at one of those locations, please see the link below for more information and to sign up. Thanks in advance for your help in hosting this wonderful event!


Signup Genius - OMEA Honor Band Lunch Volunteers


Any questions? Email


Wind Symphony /Symphonic Toronto Trip 

The second and final payment for the Winter Tour Toronto Trip is due this week.  You may pay on charms or make checks payable to Mason Band Boosters. Directions are in the link below.


Travelers will also receive information about travel document turn in a separate email this week.  You will need to have a copy of your birth certificate to turn in at that time.

If you have any questions please email

Wind Symphony CCM Trip 2/7

We are looking for 2 additional chaperones to travel with the Wind Symphony 2/7.  Report time is after school at 2:30 for their 3:30 departure time. To volunteer please  email


Marching Band Memory Book

It's almost time for the 2019 MMB Memory Books!  Have you placed your order? If not, this is your last chance! Visit to check if you've ordered or to place an order if you'd like a copy.  All orders due by midnight, Tues, Jan 14, 2020.

Mrs. Bass: OMEA Distinguished Service Award

Retired Mason Band Director, Mrs. Susan Bass, was recently selected as the 2020 Ohio Music Education Association "Distinguished Service Award." This is the highest award given by OMEA to music educators in the state. The award is given to an outstanding music educator that has "has made a significant difference in the lives of others through distinguished leadership as a music educator." She was nominated by Mr. Hinson, with many band directors from around the country writing letters of support to a committee that selected Mrs. Bass from the many educators that were nominated. 


The Award will be presented to Mrs. Bass at the OMEA Professional Development Conference on Friday, January 31 at 7:30 pm in the Convention Center Grand Ballroom B (Duke Energy Convention Center: 525 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202). This is just prior to the All-State Band concert at 8:00 PM in the same room, for those students performing in this ensemble. There is no admission fee to the concert or awards presentation for anyone that would like to attend. 


Props for Sale

Hello families! Props are now for sale - please share the link with your social network friends and others that may be interested in purchasing. They can be used or adapted for marching band, theatre, etc.