Band Notes, June 7, 2020
2020 GOLD SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT
Tuesday, June 9
- Booster Board Meeting via Zoom, 7pm
Monday, June 15- Friday, June 19
- Guard Camp - TBA, watch for emails this week.
- Percussion Camp - TBA, watch for emails this week.
Future planned events can be found on the updated band calendar: Mason Band Calendar
CONGRATULATIONS, MR. JACKSON!
Please join us in congratulating Mr. Avious Jackson. On Thursday evening at the Drive-In Reveal, Mr. Jackson was awarded the Mason Schools Foundation “Above and Beyond Teacher of the Year” award for his work with Mason students and dedication to all facets of the Mason Band Program. Mr. Jackson received a $500 grant to use as part of the award. Mr. Jackson is also newlywed to fellow MHS teacher and Choral and Theatre Director, Ms. Laura McElwee. Thank you, Mr. Jackson for all you do for our program! Congratulations and Best Wishes on a life filled with happiness with your new bride!
COLOR GUARD & PERCUSSION CAMP - JUNE 15-19
We will be communicating throughout this week to Percussion and Guard families regarding these camps. Because our situation is continuously evolving we have several possible options for what this camp could look like. We are currently working toward plans that have an in-person component, which would be a big step for both the district and the band program in addition to requiring substantial planning and preparation. We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we work to finalize our plans.
CONGRATULATIONS 2020 RACK CAPTAINS!
Congratulations to the 2020 Rack Captains!!
We look forward to a great season with this group of leaders!! Thanks to everyone who submitted applications.
BAND CAMP T-SHIRT WINNING DESIGN
Congratulations to Daniel Vennemeyer for creating the winning Band camp 2020 t-shirt! The shirt is navy blue and only available for order until June 21st so order yours today at https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/wmhs-marching-band-camp-2020-tee
Also, be sure to check out Friday threads for the Band summer apparel that will be added later this week and available for a limited time!
BAND AID/CHAPERONE INTEREST AND TRAINING
Thank you to all who participated in the chaperone/Band Aid training last week. Remember this year, online CPR training is an excellent option if you need to renew. We will offer a second training opportunity in late 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 the returning Band Aid survey, there is no need to complete this interest form. We have you noted!
If you have any questions, please reach out to email@example.com
MASON LEVY PROTECTION UPDATE
Band family - you stepped up in a big way and were a big part of the reason that voters overwhelmingly approved the Mason Schools levy this spring. Many of you may remember signing petitions to protect 8 previous levies early this year. Now we are looking to protect the new levy in the same way. Under OH law, school opponents can hurt our Mason Quality by filing petitions to reduce the levy. You can help Protect Our Schools by signing the Petition to Protect. If you did not sign at Supply Pick up or at the Drive-In Reveal and wish to sign, please contact our Performing Arts Levy Chair, Bill Wilkinson firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
The General Timeline for all members is as follows and is all outlined in the packet:
If you have any specific questions related to the Registration process, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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: