Band Updates

Band Notes July 4, 2021

July 4, 2021

Upcoming Events

 

Friday, July 16th

 

Monday, July 19th 

  • Band Camp Week #1 begins! 9am-5pm (More details coming soon!)
  • Medication Drop Off for Band Camp 8:45 am - 9:30 am (sign up info below)
  • QPR Training for Band Aids, Chaperones, and Staff, High School Harvard Room 7pm- 9pm (See below for more details)

 

Tuesday, July 20th

  • Student physicals due.  Please see below for more information

 

Wednesday, July 21

  • General Booster Meeting 7pm, In person at HS.  Exact location TBA

 

Monday, July 26th,

  • Band Camp Week #2 begins!, Time TBA, Typically 9am-5pm
  • Anxiety and Mental Wellness Training for Band Aids, Chaperones and Staff, High School KIVA, 7pm-8pm (See below for more details) 

 

Saturday, July 31

  • Tag Day (More details coming soon)


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

STUDENT PHYSICALS MUST BE CURRENT BY JULY 20th

Please make sure your student’s PPE Physical is current in Final Forms by July 20th. If your student does not have a current physical uploaded by July 20th, they will not be able to participate. Physicals must remain current throughout the season. If your student’s physical expires during the season, you must schedule their appointment and upload their signed PPE Physical form to Final Forms before it expires. It's easy to get a physical from your child's doctor if they've had a well check during the year or you can get one quickly completed from Kroger Little Clinic, CVS Minute Clinic, etc. 

 

Refer to the 'how to' guide here for the details about downloading and uploading to Final Forms. You can find links to the latest registration info on MasonBands.com here. If you have any questions about the registration process, please email Registration@MasonBandBoosters.com.

 

MARCHING BAND EXPERIENCE FEE #1 PAST DUE

Reminder:   Both the Consumable Fee and the first Student Experience Fee ($325)  due to Mason Band Boosters, are PAST due.  

 

You should have received the June Mason Band Financial Statement 6/30 to reference your individual financial status.  You may pay for both the Consumable fee and the Experience Fee via credit card on Charms.  You can learn more about how to pay the fees in the following link: How to Pay Band Fees.    Students must be in good financial standing to participate in Band Camp.  There will be a drive through financial check-in for all students on July 19th, the first day of Band Camp.

ERROR MESSAGE WHEN PAYING FEES THROUGH CHARMS

It has been brought to our attention that some families are receiving a message stating “there was an error in your payment process” when attempting to pay experience or consumable fees through Charms.  Despite this error message, many of the payments have actually been processed.  If this happens to you, you can check your charms financial statement to confirm if the payment was received before attempting to pay a second time.  If you do think there is an error, you can contact treasurer-asst@masonbandboosters.com before you attempt to make another payment.  This will help ensure that you do not pay your fees twice.  Thank you for your patience while we try to troubleshoot this problem.

SEND YOUR ELECTRONIC FORMS TO THE RIGHT PLACE!!!!

Please make sure you are sending your electronic forms to the right place for accurate & timely processing! Thank you!

 

   Upload PPE Physicals directly into Final Forms 

   Send Central OTC DMS forms to Registration@MasonBandBoosters.com

   Send Student Care Plan Forms to MedicalSecretary@MasonBandBoosters.com

 

Please refer to this LINK where you can find all the latest information regarding Medication, Physicals & Student Care Plans.

MEDICATION DROP OFF FOR BAND CAMP

If you need to turn in medication for your student for Band Camp, please review the important information in these Medication Drop Off Instructions and sign up for an appointment in Charms (sign up guide). Medication Drop Off is scheduled for:

  • Monday July 19th from 8:45 am - 9:30 am 

 

If you need an alternate time, email medicalsecretary@masonbandboosters.com.

 

 

UPCOMING BAND AID / CHAPERONE MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING 

  • QPR Training (Suicide Prevention training):  Monday, July 19th, 7pm-9pm, Mason HS Harvard Room.   Required for Band Aids and highly recommended for Chaperones and Staff working with students. 1N5 will lead  the training. Please see attached QPR info sheet.  QPR Training Information
  • Anxiety / Mental Wellness: Monday, July 26th, 7pm-8pm, Mason HS- KIVA (second floor above the main entrance)  Session in anxiety mitigation strategies for the Staff, Band Aids and Chaperones. A therapist from Mason’s mental health partner, CCHMC, will lead the training.

 

Please complete the google form link below to register for either or both training sessions so we have appropriate supplies and space prepared.  If you have any questions about the training please contact Mindy, Travel@Masonbandboosters.com

 July Mental Health Training Registration

MARCHING BAND REMIND GROUPS

In addition to our weekly emails, there will be Remind groups available for this season, for each section of the band and parents within that section. These text updates will be used for rehearsal updates, changes due to weather, travel/arrival updates, and any other last minute information that is important. 

 

Please Click this Link to join the 2021 Remind Student and Parent Text Groups:
CLICK HERE FOR REMIND GROUP INFORMATION

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES AVAILABLE OVER THE SUMMER

Be sure to check out Summer 2021 Resources for Mason Families for mental wellness resources for your student and your family.  

 

**PLEASE NOTE**  If your child is at immediate risk for harm to self or others, call 911 or take them to the nearest emergency room.

 

Children’s Hospital Liberty Campus (closest emergency room specializing in those 18 and younger) 7777 Yankee Road, Liberty Township, OH 45044, Phone:  513-803-9307

 

If your child is not at immediate risk, however you are unsure how to proceed, contact:

 

Children’s Hospital Psychiatric Intake Response Center at 513-636-4124, Warren County Crisis Hotline at 1-877-695-6333, or the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. 

 

Click the link for more information about MCS Mental Wellness. Here are some additional helpful resources.