Band Notes June 27, 2021
Thursday, July 1
- Marching Band Experience Fee Due (see below for details)
Friday, July 16th
- Woodwind/Brass Summer Smart Music Assignment Due
Monday, July 19th, Time TBA, Typically 9am-5pm
- Band Camp Week #1 begins!
Future planned events can be found on the updated band calendar: Mason Band Calendar
GUARD, PERCUSSION, AND MOVEMENT CAMPS THIS PAST WEEK
This past week our band and color guard students worked hard in camps tailored for their specific groups. A special thanks to Michael Rosales for working with our brass and woodwind students on their movement abilities! The efforts everyone put forth this past week will give us a jump start for band camp in July. Please remember to keep moving and stay hydrated the next few weeks. It will make band camp that much easier and enjoyable later on this summer.
Our Marching Band student leaders had a fantastic time this past Friday at Miami University! The day was filled with fun and challenging team building activities designed to develop leadership skills. The student leaders proved themselves to be determined, hardworking, resilient, strong, focused, problem solvers, and good communicators/listeners. More importantly they faced every challenge together while they both literally and figuratively lifted each other up. They topped the day off with a special excursion where the ideas of dedication and camaraderie were reinforced. After observing these young leaders in action on Friday, there is no doubt the Marching Band of 2021 is in good hands!
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!
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.
MARCHING BAND EXPERIENCE FEE DUE THIS WEEK
Reminder: The Consumable Fee, due to Mason Band Boosters, is PAST due.
The first Student Experience Fee ($325) payable to Mason Band Boosters is due this Thursday, July 1st. 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.
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.
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 fees through Charms. Despite this error message, many of the payments have actually been processed. If this happens to you, please contact email@example.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.
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