Band Updates

Band Notes, March 1, 2020

March 1, 2020

Upcoming Events

Please see the Mason Bands website calendar for band event details. We are also now including the MHS Winter Percussion schedule below.  

 

Monday, March 2

  • Jazz II,  2:45-3:45pm
  • SB and Concert Winds Band Concert, 7:00pm

 

Tuesday, March 3

  • Jazz I, 2:45-3:45pm
  • Concert White Dress Rehearsal, 5:00-7:00pm
  • WS and Concert White Band Concert, 7:00pm

 

Wednesday, March 4

  • SB Full Ensemble Rehearsal, 2:45-4:45pm
  • Winter Percussion Rehearsal, 6:00-8:30pm

 

Thursday, March 5

  • WS Full Ensemble Rehearsal, 2:45-4:45pm

 

Friday, March 6

  • MFA Cincinnati Regional Concert Band Festival, 4:30-7:30pm
    • MHS Concert Winds Performance, 4:30pm - MHS Auditorium

 

Saturday, March 7

  • MFA Cincinnati Regional Concert Band Festival, 8:00am-9:30pm
    • MHS Concert White Performance, 8:30am - MHS Small Commons
    • MHS Symphonic Band Performance, 3:55pm - MHS Auditorium
    • MMS Symphonic Winds, 7:10pm - MHS Small Commons
    • MHS Wind Symphony, 8:55pm - MHS Auditorium

 

Music For All Cincinnati Regional Music Festival - March 6 & 7, 2020

 

The 4th Annual Music For All Cincinnati Regional Music Festival is being Hosted by Mason Bands at  Mason High School on March 6 & 7, 2020. This unique opportunity allows Middle School and High School concert bands to perform in front of and receive critical feedback from renowned music educators.  This event has been extremely well received and is growing every year. We need your help in making it a success!  

 

WE STILL NEED MANY VOLUNTEERS!! 

 

Please Click Here to sign into Charms to volunteer to help this day. We need help in a variety of ways, including:  band guides, concessions, spirit wear, ticket sales, parking, ushers and food and bake sale donations.  Any one who volunteers will receive free admission into the performances (tickets are $5 for Friday night and $8 for Saturday).  

 

Below is the schedule of performances for Mason bands to allow for you to plan the optimal time for volunteering. 

 

Mason HS Concert Winds:  Friday, 4:30pm

Mason HS Concert White:  Saturday, 8:30am

Mason HS Symphonic Band:  Saturday, 3:55pm

Mason Middle School Symphonic Winds:  Saturday, 7:10pm

Mason HS Wind Symphony:  Saturday, 8:55pm

 

Click here for full schedule: CRCBF Full Schedule

 

Thank you in advance for helping make this event a success -- we can't pull this off without you!!

Questions can be directed to Jennifer Weaver at musicfestival@masonbandboosters.com



Winter Guard MEPA Competition - This Saturday!

 

The Mason Winter Guards will compete in their 2nd MEPA competition of the season THIS SATURDAY, March 7 at Springboro HS. Event details and approximate performance times are as follows:

 

G2 (Mason HS A) - 1:59pm*

G1 (Mason HS) - 2:39pm*

 

*Times may change so please check the updated schedule on the day of the event at https://mepa-circuit.org/events/24683 

 

Springboro High School

1675 S Main St

Springboro, OH 45066

Admission

Adults (age 19 and over) - $10

Seniors (62 and up) - $8

Students (age 7-18) - $7

Children (6 & Under) - FREE

There is no charge for parking.

 

Winter Guard Preview Night, Friday March 20, 7pm

Please mark your calendar for the Winter Guard Community Preview on Friday, March 20 at MMS Arena at 7pm.  MHS G1, MHS G2, MHS G3 and the MMS Winter Guard will perform. Each of these presentations will be short so please be sure to arrive on time to see the amazing skills they have been learning and perfecting and the wonderful shows they have put on the floor!  



Quarterly Band Boosters Meeting - Thursday, March 12, 7pm

Please mark your calendars for the first quarterly Mason Band Boosters meeting of the year on Thursday, March 12 at 7pm in the MHS Band Room.  Please have at least one adult attend the meeting as we will be reviewing some important information as we approach the end of the school year and gear up for the next marching season!



Mason City Schools Operating Levy Info

The Mason City Schools has an operating levy on the voting ballot on March 17, 2020 and early voting has already begun! An operating levy is needed to maintain the quality programming and activities that Mason City Schools has today.  A levy failure would result in staff and program cuts across the district and significantly impact the Mason Band program that we know and love. Please see the email from Mr. Protzman that was distributed last week and attend the CommUnity Conversation with Jonathan Cooper for details on the implications to the program. We need your help to maintain quality music programs in our schools!  Please be sure to cast your vote! See below for links to levy information, early voting information and locations (Warren and Butler counties), polling location information and Absentee Ballot information and application:

 

For Levy Information, click here: MCS Levy Information

 

You are invited to a Performing Arts CommUnity Conversation with Jonathan Cooper

Invitees:  Performing Arts Families Only, Grade 6-12

Date:  March 11th (New date)

Time:  6:00 - 8:00 pm

Place:  Mason United Methodist Church

Address:  6315 Mason Montgomery Road, Mason

Multi Ministry Room: Enter main entrance, turn left, then down the hall on the left.

RSVP to Bill Wilkinson if you are coming at bwilky67@cinci.rr.com

 

Early Voting Information:

Vote at the Board of Elections (of the county in which you live) in Person:

  • Feb 19 - Mar 6, 2020,  Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

  • Sat Mar 7, 2020, 8am-4pm

  • Mar 9 - 13, 2020,  8am - 7pm

  • Sat Mar 14th, 2020, 8am - 4pm

  • Sun Mar 15th, 2020, 1pm - 5pm

  • Mon Mar 16th, 2020, 8am - 2pm

 

Warren County Board of Elections

520 Justice Dr,

Lebanon, OH 45036

 

Butler County Board of Elections

1802 Princeton Rd,

Hamilton, OH  45011

 

Election Day Information:

On Election Day, March 17, 2020, you can vote at your polling location between the hours of 6:30am-7:30pm,

 

To find your polling location:  Click Here



Absentee Ballot Information:

Absentee ballots must be postmarked by March 16, 2020 OR hand delivered  by 7:30pm on March 17, 2020 at your respective county’s Board of Elections (see above):

 

For Absentee Ballot Application (PDF): Click Here



Marching Band - Updated Info

We are unable to release Marching Band 2020 registration materials until we know the results of Mason’s Operating Levy vote on March 17, 2020.   If the levy passes, fees will remain consistent with last year and we will be able to focus and invest in our world-class Marching and Concert band programs.  If the levy fails, Marching Band fees will increase and the scope of the program, including staffing and schedule, will be re-evaluated. We encourage everyone to gather the facts and vote March 17th.

 

Commitment Form & Financial Agreement ( if Levy passes): Release on March 20

Detailed Schedule (if Levy Passes): Release on March 20

 

Please note:  Color Guard commitment form and financial agreement will be communicated separately at a later date as it is contingent upon an audition process that will occur in mid to late-April, 2020.

 

General Summer Marching Band dates pending Levy passage:

Mini Camp = June 1 - June 6

Guard Camp = June 15 - June 19

Percussion Camp = June 15 - June 19

Leadership Retreat = July 13

PreCamp Rehearsals = July 14 - July 16

Band Camp Week 1 = July 20 - July 25

Band Camp Week 2 = July 27 - August 1

Post Camp Rehearsals = August 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11

 

Color Guard Flags and Costumes For Sale

Please see the attached link for a listing of Color Guard Flags and Costumes for Sale.  Various flags and uniforms from many years of shows are available for purchase! What a great keepsake from your favorite shows over the years! Any questions, please email:  colorguard@masonbandboosters.com.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sguv3ShF1YD1O6zK3IeEifxR961b5KABTwfvEV_sMQ4/edit#gid=0

 

Props for Sale

Please share the link with your social network friends and others that may be interested in purchasing. They can be used or adapted for marching band, theatre, etc.

https://www.masonbands.com/boosters/props-for-sale/props-for-sale/