Band Updates

Band Notes, January 3, 2021

January 3, 2021

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 5

  • Winter Guard Rehearsal 5pm-9pm, MECC

 

Thursday, January 7

  • Winter Guard Rehearsal 5pm-9pm, MECC

 

Sunday, January 10

  • Deadline to order memory books, panoramic collage, and section photos.  Please see below for details.

 

Tuesday, January 12

  • Jazz 1 Auditions and select instruments for Jazz 2 Auditions 2:30-5:00, Band Room (see below)
  • Booster Executive Committee Meeting, 7:00-8:00



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

IN-PERSON STAGGERED LEARNING FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL

In-person learners will use a staggered schedule for the first week of second semester. Team Adjust will come to school on Monday & Thursday. Team Adapt will come to school on Tuesday & Friday. In-Person learners will have a practice RLE day on Wednesday. Online learners will follow their regular schedules. 

MEMORY BOOK ORDERS

Order your 2020 Marching Band memory book, panoramic collage, and sections photos by January 10 by clicking HERE. Don't miss out, order today as this is a limited time offer! 

JAZZ 1 AUDITIONS

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 from 2:30-5:00 in the band room.  Audition will consist of any of the provided scales and a chromatic scale from the student's lowest to highest capability for assessment of range, provided audition music found on Schoology, and demonstration of the student's improvisation abilities. Improvisation will be demonstrated on a 12 bar blues in Eb.  Auditions will last approximately 5 minutes.  Please refer to Mr. Jackson’s previous communication to the students via Schoology.  There, students will be able to sign up for an audition time, obtain audition materials, and find answers to many questions regarding Jazz Band 1.

JAZZ 2 AUDITIONS FOR SELECT INSTRUMENTS

Only students wishing to play bass, guitar, piano, or drum set need to audition for Jazz 2. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 from 2:30 to 5:00.  This is necessary so that we can assess the student's ability to prepare music with the ensemble on a solo instrument.  Please refer to Mr. Jackson’s previous communication to the students via Schoology.  There, students will be able to sign up for an audition time, obtain audition materials, and find answers to many questions regarding Jazz Band 2.