Band Updates

Band Notes, June 14, 2020

June 14, 2020

 

2020 Gold Sponsor Spotlight

Thank you to Friday Threads for your sponsorship and for supporting all of our Mason Band Spirit Wear needs!  Please visit our Mason Band Store on their website:  https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-spirit-wear

 

Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 18, 2020

  • Booster Board Meeting via Zoom, 7pm

 

Monday, June 15- Friday, June 19

  • Guard Camp - 8:15am-12:15pm
  • Percussion Camp - 8:15am-12:45pm

 

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Travel Fee Payment #2  Due

 

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

 

 

COLOR GUARD & PERCUSSION CAMP - JUNE 15-19

Details for both groups were emailed out this week.  We are pleased to report that these camps will be IN PERSON from 8:15am-12:45pm at the high school.  Please refer to your emails as there is important information you need to know as it relates to meeting in person and COVID-19 requirements.  You will need to adhere to all of these requirements in order to participate.  Also, to participate in Color Guard & Percussion Camp, each student must have a NEW COVID-19 waiver on file. This waiver must be completed TODAY to participate Monday.  To complete the waiver if you haven’t already, CLICK HERE.  We are looking forward to a great week and thank you in advance for your patience as we navigate through these new rehearsal procedures.

 

 

 

BAND BOOSTER GENERAL MEETING THIS THURSDAY, JUNE 18 @ 7PM

Please join us THIS THURSDAY at 7pm for our 2nd General Band Boosters meeting of the year.  The meeting will be held via Zoom conferencing and a link to the meeting will be emailed out this week. We will be introducing our 2020  Band Committee Chairs and giving important updates for the 2020 Marching Band Season.  Hope to see you there, virtually!

 

 

VIRTUAL CAR WASH FUNDRAISER

As much as the students would love to “wash” your car this year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, sadly we are unable to hold the traditional car wash this year.  As an alternative, we have partnered with Mikes Car Wash to offer coupons for sale and Mason Bands retains 50% of the proceeds as profit from the car wash.  Are you looking for a great Father’s Day gift?  Were you unable to give your teachers end of year gifts because of remote learning? Well these coupons can be emailed and are a great alternative if you are unable to give gifts in person or can be printed out for in-person gifts as well.  They can also be purchased for personal use and the price of the wash is the same as retail if purchased from Mike’s, so why not support the band? You can also share this link with family and friends and they can purchase their own car washes!  Please order using the link below.

 

Virtual Car Wash

 

Thank you for your support of Mason Bands!!

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS 2020 RACK CAPTAINS!

Congratulations to the 2020 Rack Captains!! 

 

2020 Rack Captain List

 

We look forward to a great season with this group of leaders!! Thanks to everyone who submitted applications.

 

 

 

BAND CAMP T-SHIRT WINNING DESIGN

Congratulations to Daniel Vennemeyer for creating the winning Band camp 2020 t-shirt.  The shirt is navy blue and only available for order until June 21st so order yours today at https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/wmhs-marching-band-camp-2020-tee 

 

Also, be sure to check out Friday threads for the Band summer apparel that will be added later this week and available for a limited time!

 

 

 

BAND AID/CHAPERONE INTEREST AND TRAINING

Thank you to all who participated in the chaperone/Band Aid training last week.  Remember this year, online CPR training is an excellent option if you need to renew.  We will offer a second training opportunity in late July.   

 

If you are new to Marching Band, this is your first step to demonstrate interest in joining us to care for our students.  If you would like to chaperone for the Marching Band, Concert Band or Winter Guard, this is the window to express interest and complete the training process.  Please complete this interest form so we can help find a good fit for everyone.

 

Chaperone/ New Band Aid  Interest Form:   https://forms.gle/SBXsxSLiroUU4tcw5

Note:  If you have already completed this survey, there is no need to complete again. 

 

If you have any questions, please reach out to travel@masonbandboosters.com 



MASON LEVY PROTECTION UPDATE

Band family - you stepped up in a big way and were a big part of the reason that voters overwhelmingly approved the Mason Schools levy this spring. Many of you may remember signing petitions to protect 8 previous levies early this year.  Now we are looking to protect the new levy in the same way.  Under OH law, school opponents can hurt our Mason Quality by filing petitions to reduce the levy. You can help Protect Our Schools by signing the Petition to Protect.  If you did not sign at Supply Pick up  or at the Drive-In Reveal and wish to sign, please contact our Performing Arts Levy Chair, Bill Wilkinson bwilky67@cinci.rr.com 



MARCHING BAND REGISTRATION 

PLEASE COMPLETE STEPS #1-4 and 6 BELOW IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY!

We understand this is an uncertain time, but we are moving forward in hopes that Marching Band will be able to continue as scheduled.  Adjustments will be made should COVID-19 restrictions continue and impact the season. If you wish to participate, but have any reservations about commiting at this time, please contact Mr. Protzman at protzmane@masonohioschools.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

 

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

 

If you have any specific questions related to the Registration process, please send an email to registration@masonbandboosters.com.

 

 

Travel Fee Payment #1 IS PAST DUE!

The first Marching Band Travel Fee Payment ($275) was due June 1st.  If you haven’t done so already, please submit or send in your payment. We prefer that travel fees to be paid electronically through CHARMS.  Just a reminder that the 2nd Travel Fee is due July 1st!

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.  Check can be sent in to the Booster PO Box at the following address:

Mail to:  Mason Band Boosters, PO Box 310, Mason, OH  45040 

 

2019 COMPETITION JACKETS FOR SALE

Would you like to have the ULTIMATE keepsake from the William Mason Marching Band’s 2019 show, “What Lies Beneath”?  We are excited to offer the “What Lies Beneath” competition jackets for sale!  You can have your very own jacket that you wore in the show for a small fee of $21!  Please see the order form below for more details:

 

Competition Jacket Order Form



KROGER PLUS COMMUNITY REWARDS

Did you know Mason Bands participates in the Kroger Community Rewards program?  Kroger will make a donation to Mason Bands based on purchases made.  There is no cost to your family, but the benefit to the band is great!  Simply sign up for Kroger Community Rewards and designate Mason Bands as your charity.  See link to instructions below:

 

KROGER PLUS COMMUNITY REWARDS INSTRUCTIONS