Band Updates

Band Notes June 19, 2022

June 19, 2022

Happy Father’s Day

to all of our hardworking, dedicated

Band and Color Guard Dads! 

We celebrate you today!

 

Upcoming Events

Monday, June 20

  • Color Guard Camp Rehearsal; 5pm-9pm
  • Percussion Camp Battery Rehearsal; 1pm-9pm
  • Percussion Camp Front Ensemble Rehearsal; 6pm-9pm

 

Tuesday thru Friday, June 21-24

  • Percussion Camp; 1pm-9pm
  • Guard Camp; 1pm-9pm

 

Friday, July 1

  • 1st Experience Fee Due (Pay HERE) 

 

Monday, July 18

  • Leadership Retreat (More details below)

 

July 18 to August 5

  • Band Camp (Details coming soon!) 

 

Saturday, July 30

  • Tag Day (Details coming soon)


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

COLOR GUARD CAMP JUNE 20-24 

It will be a warm week for Guard and Percussion Camp, so be sure to have sunscreen, hat, weather appropriate clothing, and a full water bottle! We will balance the time between inside and outside depending on the heat. During the dinner break from 4pm-6pm, students are allowed and encouraged to leave campus. If needed, the small commons will be available for any students who want to remain on campus for the dinner break. When parking, dropping off, or picking up on campus, please avoid the bus circle and any other areas being repaved. Looking forward to a great week! 

 

OVERALL SCHEDULE

Monday, June 20: 5pm-9pm

Tuesday, June 21: 1pm-9pm

Wednesday, June 22: 1pm-9pm

Thursday, June 23: 1pm-9pm

Friday, June 24: 1pm-9pm

 

COLOR GUARD DAILY SCHEDULE

1:00-4:00 Rehearsal (Large Commons & outside)

4:00-6:00 Dinner Break (students should plan to leave campus during this time)

6:00-9:00 Rehearsal

 

PERCUSSION CAMP JUNE 20-24

It will be a warm week for Guard and Percussion Camp, so be sure to have sunscreen, hat, weather appropriate clothing, and a full water bottle! We will balance the time between inside and outside depending on the heat. During the dinner break from 4pm-6pm, students are allowed and encouraged to leave campus. If needed, the small commons will be available for any students who want to remain on campus for the dinner break. When parking, dropping off, or picking up on campus, please avoid the bus circle and any other areas being repaved. Looking forward to a great week!

 

OVERALL SCHEDULE

Monday, June 20: 1pm-9pm* (Battery is 1pm-9pm, Front Ensemble is 6pm-9pm only)

Tuesday, June 21: 1pm-9pm

Wednesday, June 22: 1pm-9pm

Thursday, June 23: 1pm-9pm

Friday, June 24: 1pm-9pm

 

BATTERY DAILY SCHEDULE

1:00-4:00 Rehearsal (Choir Room, Outside)

4:00-6:00 Dinner Break (students should plan to leave campus during this time)

6:00-9:00 Rehearsal

 

FRONT ENSEMBLE DAILY SCHEDULE

1:00-4:00 Rehearsal (go to Band Room first) (* no 1pm-4pm block on Monday)

4:00-6:00 Dinner Break (students should plan to leave campus during this time)

6:00-9:00 Rehearsal

 

2022-23 SPONSORS NEEDED

 

Do you own your own business or know someone who does? We are currently seeking companies to Sponsor our Mason Bands Programs grades 6-12.  There are many benefits to becoming a sponsor of our Program:

 

Local Exposure for your business:  With over 1200 students served in one of the largest school districts in Ohio, your promotion is seen by thousands of students and parents.

 

International Exposure for your business:  We have traveled to many high-profile locations, including the 2016 Rose Bowl Parade, Carnegie Hall in NYC, and the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada just to name a few...

 

Mason Bands has a Tradition of Excellence:  Mason Marching Band is an 8-time Bands of America Grand National Finalist AND we are one of the few programs in the world to receive multiple John Philip Sousa Foundation awards:  The Sudler Flag of Honor for excellence in concert band performance and the Sudler Shield of Honor for excellence in marching band performance.

 

You are supporting music education:  Music programs provide a creative outlet for students with many benefits to their social, emotional and intellectual well-being.

 

We need you!:  As you can imagine, there are significant costs associated with managing such a large organization. School budgets continue to decrease which transfers additional expenses directly to the families. The music program is a year-round program costing several thousands of dollars and includes fees for participation, travel, private lessons, along with uniform and instrument rentals.

 

We love and support our sponsors!:  We partner with you to help promote your business and show our appreciation by wearing your logo on our shirts and displaying on our semi-trailer (gold-level and above), featuring you on social media and giving you our business.

 

Please see our website at https://www.masonbands.com/sponsorship/ for information on the levels of sponsorship and for the form to confirm your sponsorship today!

 

We appreciate your support!

 

MARCHING BRASS UPDATE

CLICK HERE for a brief update from Mr. Jackson and Mr. Rex. This email contains information you will need for this summer. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions.

MARCHING WOODWIND UPDATE 

CLICK HERE for Mr. Hinson’s update from June 5th to all marching band woodwinds. This email contains information/reminders you will need for this summer. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions: hinsonz@masonohioschools.com

SMUG MUG PHOTOS - CHECK THEM OUT!

Photos for the 2022-23 Marching Band Season are available for you to view/download for free from our SmugMug Site here. If you need the password, send an email to smugmug@masonbandboosters.com

 

This password is intended for Mason band families and staff. It is not for public distribution. Please include your child's name, student ID, and marching band section in your request.

ATTENTION MARCHING BAND LEADERSHIP TEAM

On Monday, July 18th, please plan to attend the Leadership Retreat at Miami University in Oxford, OH!  This will be a fun day of team building and leadership exercises for all of our wonderful leaders for the 2022 marching band and color guard.  Arrival time at MHS will be 6:45AM and we will be traveling by yellow bus to Miami University (approx 50  minutes travel time).  Activities will conclude around Noon and then we will have a picnic lunch at the park afterwards (please pack your own lunch!).  After lunch, we will head back to MHS to join up with the rest of the band for an afternoon session (TBD).  There will be a $25 fee for each student to attend which will be paid at the time of registration via Jotform.  Please click link below to register by Midnight on Wednesday, July 13th, 2022!  Please note:  THIS IS FOR 2022 MARCHING BAND LEADERSHIP TEAM ONLY!

 

2022 MB Leadership Retreat Registration

MARCHING BAND REGISTRATION NEXT STEPS  

STUDENT EXPERIENCE FEE #1 DUE JULY 1!

Important Upcoming Dates for Marching Band Registration:

Past Due

Physicals must be current in Final Forms 

  • Physicals are considered ‘current’ 13 months post exam date. This allows 1 month extra given many insurances require 12 months minimum between appointments 
  • If your student had a physical in the last year, you can download the form from Final Forms and have their doctor fill it out based on their prior appointment.
  • New appointments will be needed for anyone who hasn’t had a physical in the last year. If you need to schedule quickly, many local clinics such as Dayton Children's Express Mason and CVS Minute Clinic offer same day appointments.

Past Due

Past Due

Consumable fee payment due. Pay HERE

Due July 1

1st $350 experience fee payment of $350 due. Pay HERE 

Due Aug 1

2nd $350 experience fee payment of $350 due. Pay HERE 

Due Sept 1

3rd $250 school fee payment due EZ Pay

 

Thank you to everyone for completing your Consumables Form!  Next up, due 7/1 is Student Experience Fee #1.   Please complete the form HERE.  

 

Just a reminder if you selected to pay by check for consumables or student experience fee (Due 7/1) and haven’t yet submitted it, you need to MAIL IT TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:

 

Mason Band Boosters

Attn:  Assistant Treasurer

P.O. Box 310

Mason, OH  45040

 

We DO NOT have access to the dropbox over summer vacation, so please do not drop your check there if you are in the building!!  You may begin to use the dropbox again beginning 7/18.  Please Note:  If you have already dropped in the dropbox  and do not see the payment applied in your charms account, please email Janice Anello at treasurer-asst@masonbandboosters.com to let her know it is in there.

 

We know there is a lot to remember, but as long as you keep checking Band Notes,  you will not miss a deadline!  Thank you everyone for your cooperation!

WIND SYMPHONY CHICAGO TRIP INFORMATION

Thank you to those who attended the Wind Symphony Midwest Conference Performance Travel/Information Zoom meeting.  If you were unable to attend the meeting, you can find the link to the slides here.  Please refer to all communication from the directors in regards to the rehearsal schedule for the trip, information on summer assignments, and other important information.