Band Notes June 6, 2021
Monday through Thursday, June 21- June 24, 1pm to 9pm
- Guard and Percussion Camp, Location TBA
Tuesday and Wednesday, June 22 - June 23, Time TBA
- Brass and Woodwind Movement Days
Friday, June, 25, 2021
- 2021 Marching Band Student Leadership Retreat: (All Day Off-Campus Field Trip) More details coming soon.
Future planned events can be found on the updated band calendar: Mason Band Calendar
Our hearts are breaking with the Langbein family with the news that Jacob Langbein, Class of 2017, passed away this week. Jake was a loved member of the Mason Band Family and his entire family played a significant role in the program’s success. We are honored that in lieu of flowers, the Langbein family asks that donations be made to the Mason Band Boosters in honor of Jake’s love and connection with the William Mason High School Band. Funds will be used to provide scholarships for band students in need and mental health initiatives for the Mason Band program. Donations may be made at www.masonbands.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.
FANTASTIC MINI BAND CAMP!
This past week was a fun kick off to the 2021 Marching Band season. It was exciting to see the progress the students made in just a few days due to their hard work and dedication. When we look back at where we were last year at this time, we are so grateful that we were able to hold Mini Band Camp in person this year. The kids had the chance to begin to bond with one another and really make great strides in both music and movement. The week culminated with a fantastic performance during the family picnic where all of their efforts were on display. Thank you to all of the student leaders, parents, volunteers, staff, and the students themselves for giving 110% throughout the entire week. You all played a part in making this week a productive and memorable experience. Also a huge shout out to Shannon Weilinga & Krissy Hufnagel for organizing the band picnic and all of the committee chairs who assisted with the volunteer fair. If this past week is any indicator, this year promises to be amazing!
Our photo crew did an amazing job capturing images from the week of our students, volunteers, and staff. Log into our Smug Mug site here to view photos. You can download images for free and also order prints, buttons, etc. If you need the password, send an email to SmugMug@MasonBandBoosters.com.
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.
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.
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!
DINE AND DONATE SUCCESS!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our June 2nd Dine and Donate event. It was a great success and City Barbeque donated over $200 back to the band. Please be on the lookout for more Dine and Donate events coming soon!