Band Updates

Band Notes, June 21, 2020

June 21, 2020

Happy Father’s Day to all of our Mason Band and Guard “Dads”!

 

 

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Travel Fee Payment #2  Due

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

  • Band Booster Board Meeting, 7pm

 

Monday, July 13, 2020

  • MB Leadership Team Activities and Training, 9am-7pm
  • DMS Forms and Updated Physical Due to Medical Secretary. See Marching Band Registration Section for links to forms.

Tuesday, July 14-17

  • MB Full Band Rehearsal, 1-9pm

Thursday, July 16

  • New Member Meeting, 7pm (Location TBD)

 

Monday, July 20-July 31, 2020

  • BAND CAMP - See calendar for details

Saturday, July 25, 2020

  • Tag Day, 9am-2pm

 

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

 

GUARD AND PERCUSSION CAMP - THANK YOU!

This past week, Mason Band and Guard successfully hosted their first in-person rehearsal of the season!  It was so great to meet in person and we could not have done it without the organization of our dedicated Directors and Parents working behind the scenes to ensure that our students and staff could meet and rehearse safely.  Thank you Guard and Percussion PARENTS for your patience as we navigated through new arrival procedures and thank you STUDENTS for respecting our new rehearsal etiquette and rules! 

 

 

VOLUNTEER INTEREST SURVEY

At the Band Booster meeting this past week, our Committee Chairs spent time introducing themselves, talking about what their committee does and the volunteer needs for this upcoming Band season (see the Volunteer Information Slideshow that was shared at the meeting on 6/18).  If you were unable to attend the meeting or have not done so yet, please complete the Volunteer Interest Survey!  This will help us to gauge your interests and align them with the overall volunteer needs of our committees and organization and help you fulfill your volunteer requirements for the upcoming Marching Band season!  If you have any questions, please reach out to Lisa Oldham (vice.president@masonbandboosters.com) or Crystal Langbein (publicinfoofficer@masonbandboosters.com) or any of our committee chairs (https://www.masonbands.com/boosters/committees/).

 

 

BAND CAMP SHIRT ORDERS - DUE JUNE 28!

Just a reminder that band camp shirt orders are due by June 28, and this is a one time order so don’t miss out! Orders can be placed at https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/wmhs-marching-band-camp-2020.

 

 

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? What about that recent Grad?  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!!

 

 

 

BAND AID/CHAPERONE INTEREST AND TRAINING

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



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.

 

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