Band Updates

Band Notes, January 31, 2021

January 31, 2021

Upcoming Events

 

Monday, February 1

  • Jazz 2 Rehearsal 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

  • Winter Drumline Rehearsal 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Skills Guard 7pm-9pm, MECC

 

Tuesday, February 2

  • Jazz 1 Rehearsal 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

  • Winter Guard Rehearsal 6pm-9pm, MECC

 

Wednesday, February 3

  • Wind Symphony Rehearsal 6pm-8pm

 

Thursday, February 4

  • Jazz 1 Rehearsal 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

  • Symphonic Band Rehearsal 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm

  • Winter Guard Rehearsal 6pm-9pm, MECC



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

WINTER GUARD SPIRITWEAR 

 

Winter Guard families...please be sure to check out our Spirit Wear store at Friday Threads!  

Winter Guard Spiritwear  2021 Winter Guard Believe shirt orders for Friends and Family DUE TODAY!! (Competitive Guard students will each receive a “Believe” shirt as part of their Winter Guard participation fee and these will be ordered separately through the school).

 

CONGRATULATIONS MR. SLEPPY FOR BEING RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF YAMAHA’S “40 UNDER 40” OUTSTANDING MUSIC EDUCATORS!

 

https://yamahaeducatorsuite.com/40-under-40/2021/sleppy-jason

 

MORE ABOUT “40 UNDER 40” FROM YAMAHA:

Yamaha launched the "40 Under 40" music education advocacy program to celebrate and recognize outstanding music educators who are making a difference by growing and strengthening their music programs.

 

Yamaha received hundreds of nominations from students, parents, other teachers and administrators, local instrument dealers and mentors.

 

The selected "40 Under 40" educators below have gone above and beyond to elevate music and music-making in their students’ lives — like Jason Sleppy, who secured the use of Lucas Oil Stadium during the pandemic so his students could have an end-of-year performance; Willie Garfield, who started his music education career as a teenager; Jennifer Antonetti, who created an app to help music educators keep track of inventory, student information and more; Eric Jimenez, who launched a podcast about urban music education; and Michael Gamon, who created a role-playing game complete with set pieces and a website to engage his violin students.

 

PLEASE SUPPORT ONE OF OUR LONG TIME SPONSORS

 


McDonald’s on Mason-Montgomery in Arbor Square is a three-year sponsor that makes a huge positive impact for our students in the Band program.  Thank you to owner Katie Blankenship for your partnership and financial support of the Mason Bands website and many meal donations for marching and concert band trips and performances.   McDonald’s actively looks to hire young student employees starting at 14-15 years old with flexible schedules and the opportunity to earn college scholarships.   We appreciate McDonald’s ongoing partnership and the support they give our band students.   Click the following link to learn more about the educational offerings from McDonald’s.  http://www.archwaystoopportunity.com/  Thank you!

WOULD YOUR BUSINESS LIKE TO BECOME A BAND SPONSOR?

 

Do you own or have connections to a business that would love to support our band?  There are many ways for businesses to show their support.  Monetary donations, feed the band opportunities, dine and donate, and community partnerships are just a few of the ways we can work together to promote your business while helping out a phenomenal organization at the same time.  Please go to the following link sponsorship to find out more today or contact our Sponsorship Chair, Scott Cook at sponsorship@masonbandboosters.com.