Band Updates

Band Notes, July 26, 2020

July 26, 2020

SPIRIT WEEK!!!

Upcoming Events

Monday, July 27

  • BAND CAMP-WEEK 2 - 9am-9pm (arrival begins at 7:40am).  See detailed schedule below
  • SPIRIT WEEK -  HAWAIIAN DAY

 

Tuesday, July 28

  • BAND CAMP-WEEK 2 - 9am-9pm (arrival begins at 7:40am).  See detailed schedule below
  • SPIRIT WEEKDISNEY DAY

 

Wednesday, July 29

  • BAND CAMP-WEEK 2 - 9am-9pm (arrival begins at 7:40am).  See detailed schedule below
  • SPIRIT WEEK - MEME/VINE/INFLUENCER DAY

 

Thursday, July 30

  • BAND CAMP-WEEK 2 - 9am-9pm (arrival begins at 7:40am).  See detailed schedule below
  • SPIRIT WEEK - SECTION DAY

 

Friday, July 31

  • BAND CAMP-WEEK 2 - 9am-9pm (arrival begins at 7:40am).  See detailed schedule below
  • SPIRIT WEEK -   DYNAMIC DUO/TWIN DAY
  • Parent Show ‘N Tell - 7pm.  Details to follow later this week.

Saturday, August 1

  • Student Consumables/Uniforms Fee Due - See CHARMS for your student’s specific balance under “Fixed Payments”.  

 

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

ARRIVAL PROCEDURES FOR ALL BAND REHEARSALS/CAMP

 

Please have a piece of paper with your last name on it placed in your windshield. Students and their driver (if driven by someone) must be wearing a mask for the student to receive their Temperature Check and Symptom Questionnaire.  Monday students will be checked to ensure they are in good financial standing.  If they are not, they will have to have a financial check-in 

When arriving, please follow the traffic flow instructions on this MAP.

 

Detailed Schedule for July 27-31

 

LEADERSHIP TEAM ARRIVAL JULY 27-31

7:40AM

Arrive for Symptom and Temperature Check

8:10AM

Leadership Meeting



PERCUSSION & COLOR GUARD SCHEDULE JULY 27-31

8:00AM

Arrive for Symptom and Temperature Check

8:30AM-12:00PM

Rehearsal

12:00PM-12:45PM

Lunch

12:45PM-4:00PM

Rehearsal

4:15PM

Plan to be off campus by this time

6:00-9:00PM

Rehearsal



BRASS SCHEDULE JULY 27-31

8:20AM

Arrive for Symptom and Temperature Check

9:00AM - 12:00PM

Rehearsal

12:00PM - 12:45PM

Lunch

12:45PM - 4:00PM

Rehearsal

4:15PM

Plan to be off campus by this time

6:00-9:00PM

Rehearsal



WOODWIND SCHEDULE JULY 27-31

8:35AM

Arrive for Symptom and Temperature Check

9:00AM - 12:00PM

Rehearsal

12:00PM - 12:45PM

Lunch

12:45PM - 4:00PM

Rehearsal

4:15PM

Plan to be off campus by this time

6:00-9:00PM

Rehearsal

 

*Friday, 7/31 7pm - Informal Show & Tell for parents of what we’ve worked on during July!  Will be done in person on campus and video available for those who wish to view virtually.  Details will be emailed out later this week!

“TAG DAY” EVENT - THANK YOU!

Thank you to all who supported our TAGday fundraiser.  We’ve raised $17,700 so far!  Contest Winners will be announced next week during camp and we will list them in next week’s Band Notes as well.   Please continue to reach out to friends and family throughout the month of July and encourage them to support our band.  Donations can still be made here: Mason Band Tag Day.

 

STUDENT CONSUMABLE FEE - DUE 8/1!

The Student Consumable Fee is due this week on August 1st!  These can be paid by credit card through CHARMS in the Finances>Fixed Payment section OR you can write a check payable to “Mason Band Boosters” and drop off during Health Screening this week or mail to:

Mason Band Boosters

P.O.Box 310

Mason, OH  45040

 

SENIORS! SIGN UP FOR BANNER PHOTO- THURS, AUG 6, 6-8:30PM

In 2018, Mason Bands began a tradition of recognizing all of our wonderful Marching Band and Color Guard Seniors with banners along the fenceline leading up to the football stadium. We will be offering these again this year for $40 each.  After marching season, the banners will be taken down and distributed to the students to keep.  The photos will be taken in the Music Wing (exact location TBD) on Thursday August 6 from 6pm-8:30pm. To get your banner, please do the following:

 

  1. Register and pay for your banner here:  https://form.jotform.com/202074488022147.  The information provided in this form will be used to print your banner, so please make sure you enter your name EXACTLY as you want it to appear on the banner and select your Marching Band section.

  2. You will need to sign up for a 15 minute time slot on Thursday, August 6.  To sign up login to CHARMS> Click “Calendar” > Go to Thursday, August 6th-"Senior Banner Photoshoot" appointment>  Click on the Hand icon in the appointment and proceed to complete the information required to reserve your appointment slot!  Please provide Student’s name and phone number (not parent info).  

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Shannon Wielinga at secretary@masonbandboosters.com

CURRENT PHYSICALS AND DMS FORMS PAST DUE!

Just a reminder that your Students Pre-Participation Physical (PPE) must be current (not expired) in order to participate in upcoming Band Rehearsals and Band Camp.  If your student’s physical is currently valid, but will expire soon, please plan to submit an updated PPE form prior to the expiration date.  

 

Dispensing Medication at School (DMS) forms must also be current for EACH medication to be dispensed by Band Aids during Band activities.  See Registration timeline below for links to these forms.  If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Oldham, Medical Secretary at medicalsecretary@masonbandboosters.com

 

Please remember that all forms should be scanned/sent in electronically. Use a free app like Genius Scan or other scanning apps to make processing forms easier. This way, you will always have a copy too! Send physicals to registration@masonbandboosters.com and send DMS and SCP (Student Care Plan) forms to medicalsecretary@masonbandboosters.com

 

The General Timeline for all members is as follows and is all outlined in the packet:

2020 Marching Band Registration Packet

 

Step 1

Pay $350 MB School Fee 1 to Commit to Marching Band

Fill out Commitment Form

Pay $350 Commitment Fee to Mason City Schools via EZ Pay

Fill out Consumable/Uniform Fee Calculator

By APR 1 

Step 2

Get Registered in Charms & for Student Care

Complete Charms Registration

Fill out Health & Well-Being Google Form

Fill out Student Care Plan if needed

By APR 15

Step 3

Complete Health, Medical & Permission Forms via Final Forms (available Apr 1)

By MAY 1

Step 4

Pay $350 MB School Fee 2 to Mason City Schools via EZ Pay

By MAY 1

Step 5

Submit Dispensing Medication at School Forms for Central OTC

BY JUL 13

Step 6

Pay $275 MB Travel Fee 1 to Mason Band Boosters via Charms

By JUN 1

Step 7

Pay $275 MB Travel Fee 2  to Mason Band Boosters via Charms

By JUL 1

Step 8

Make sure your Student’s PPE Physical is current in Final Forms

By JUL 13

DUE 8/1!

Step 9

Pay Student Specific Consumable/Uniform Fee to Mason Band Boosters via Charms

By AUG 1

 

Step 10

Pay $250 MB School Fee 3 to Mason City Schools via EZ Pay

By SEP 1

 

STUDENTS MUST BE IN GOOD FINANCIAL STANDING  - SCHOOL FEE 1 & 2 and TRAVEL FEES 1 & 2 PAST DUE!

Just a reminder that Travel Fee #2 was due on July 1.  If you haven’t done so, please remit your payment!  We prefer travel fees to be paid electronically through CHARMS.     As a final option, you may drop your payment off in the Health check line as you arrive at Band Camp this week only.   You must be in good financial standing to participate in band camp.

 

CLICK HERE to login to CHARMS

CLICK HERE for more information about paying Travel Fees through CHARMS

Travel Fees  paid by check should be made out to "Mason Band Boosters" with Student Name and ID noted in the memo line. 

 

REQUIRED CHARMS PASSWORD RESET

CHARMS has done a security update and is requiring everyone to change their password next time they login to CHARMS.  Please follow the prompts and your NEW password must meet the following requirements or it will not work:

  • At least 8 characters
  • A combination of alpha/numeric characters (no special characters such as #,$,!,&,*,etc.)
  • One capital letter

Families with multiple students linked may have issues, because it will unlink your students.  Important! Please change the password for EACH student prior to re-linking them.  Students can be re-linked using the “Multiple Students” icon.  If you have issues, please send a message to Laura Minniear at  charmsadmin@masonbandboosters.com and she will send a message walking you through the process.