Band Updates

Band Notes June 20, 2021

June 20, 2021

Upcoming Events

 

Monday, June 21

  • Percussion Camp 1pm to 9pm, (details below)
  • Guard Camp 1pm to 9pm, (details below)

 

Tuesday, June 22 

  • Percussion Camp 1pm to 9pm, (details below)
  • Guard Camp 1pm to 9pm, (details below)
  • Brass and Woodwind Movement Day 1pm to 8pm (details below)

 

Wednesday, June 23

  • Percussion Camp 1pm to 9pm, (details below)
  • Guard Camp 1pm to 9pm, (details below)
  • Brass and Woodwind Movement Day 1pm to 8pm (details below)

 

Thursday, June 23

  • Percussion Camp 1pm to 9pm, (details below)
  • No Guard Camp!

 

Friday, June 25

  • 2021 Marching Band Student Leadership Retreat, Arrive 6:30 am.  (Details below)

 

Friday, July 16th

  • Woodwind/Brass Summer Smart Music Assignment Due 

 

Monday, July 19th, Time TBA, Typically 9am-5pm

  • Band Camp Week #1 begins! 

 

Happy Father’s Day

to all of our hardworking, dedicated

Band and Color Guard Dads! 

We celebrate you today!

BRASS AND WOODWIND MOVEMENT CAMP

We launched our season with a great Mini Camp, and we are excited to welcome the Brass and Woodwind students back for two days next week! 

 

These two summer days are optional, but highly encouraged. Students will focus solely on marching and movement. Everyone should still bring their instruments to use while moving! Joining us for these two days will be our nationally-recognized choreographer Michael Rosales. It is always a blast the days that Michael visits, and these days will be no exception!

 

Students who drive themselves should plan to park in the Music Parking Lot. If you are dropping off your student, you should plan to do this in the Bus Circle and enter the Small Commons Door

 

Please refer to the email sent out earlier this week for more information including what to bring and the updated mask policy.

 

DAILY SCHEDULE

Arrive and go to the SMALL COMMONS

1:00-4:30 Rehearsal

4:30-5:30 Dinner Break (food is not provided, so students should pack or have food dropped off)

5:30-8:00 Rehearsal

PERCUSSION CAMP

Percussion Families!

 

After a successful Mini Camp, we are looking forward to next week’s Percussion Camp. During this week we will be learning, refining, and enhancing the skills that will become the foundation for our season. In addition, we will be starting the music for this year’s show.

 

Students who drive themselves should plan to park in the Music Parking Lot. If you are dropping off your student, you should plan to do this in the Bus Circle.

 

Please refer to the email sent out earlier this week for more information including what to bring and the updated mask policy.

 

BATTERY DAILY SCHEDULE

1:00-4:30 Rehearsal (go to Percussion Room & Choir Room first)

4:30-5:30 Dinner (dinner is not provided; students should pack or have food dropped off)

5:30-9:00 Rehearsal

 

FRONT ENSEMBLE DAILY SCHEDULE

1:00-4:00 Rehearsal (go to Band Room first)

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

6:00-9:00 Rehearsal

GUARD CAMP

Guard camp is on tap for next week.  Following is a list of what your students should be working on prior to guard camp:

Practice your skills every day.

Eat nutritious meals and make sure to stay hydrated.

Get the proper amount of rest.

 

GUARD CAMP DETAILS

Location: High School Large Commons

Dates: June 21- 23

Time: 1:00-9:00 p.m.

Dinner Break: 4:30-5:30 p.m.  must remain at the high school for dinner so pack a dinner.

 

Please wear rehearsal black.

LEADERSHIP RETREAT

This Friday we have a fun retreat planned for our Leadership Team! Those who will be attending should plan to arrive at school at 6:30am.  We will provide a quick breakfast before loading buses.   Please bring your own sack lunch and water jug to have at Miami.  We will return to Mason at 6:00pm.  A more extensive itinerary and packing list was emailed to leadership earlier this week.

 

Please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Patton with any questions  travel@masonbandboosters.com.   We look forward to seeing you Friday! 

SEWING HELP NEEDED!

Do you have access to a sewing machine and can sew in a straight line?  Then you are needed for a project to help sew our 2021 Show props!

 

SEWING EVENT

 

Date: Sat, July 10th or Sun, July 11th (Likely All day)

 

Location: High School large or small commons (TBA)

 

Equipment Needed: Standard Sewing Machine & Scissors

 

Experience needed:  Basic sewing skills.  

 

We will set up tables as stations.  Each sewer will have their own table and chair.  Extension cords will be needed.

 

If you are able to help, please email Howard Pinsky at Howardspinsky@gmail.com

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.

NEXT MARCHING BAND 2021 REGISTRATION STEPS

Reminder:   The Consumable Fee, due to Mason Band Boosters, is PAST due. The first student experience fee is due July 1st. You may pay for both the Consumable fee and the first 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 current on the Consumable Fee to participate in  Guard and Percussion Camp and Movement Clinics! 

 

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 on file by July 20th, they will not be able to participate.

 

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 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

 

MASON BAND PARENTS AND FAMILIES FACEBOOK PAGE

If you aren’t already a member and have a Facebook account, please CLICK HERE to join the Mason Band Parents and Families Facebook page.  This page is a private, internal group dedicated just to Band and Guard families. The best resource to get all of your questions answered is other parents and families,so please check it out!