Band Updates

Band Notes, March 14, 2020

March 14, 2020

A Note About The Current School Closing Due to COVID-19

The Governor’s announcement to close schools for at least three weeks is an unprecedented and unique event in public education. We all have questions as we enter this uncharted territory in Mason’s school district history.  Please stay tuned to district communications and emails from the band directors. We will share information and plans with you as district leadership establishes plans and shares them with teachers. At this time we all need to pause and focus on being healthy and safe.  Details of the remainder of the school year and future band events will slowly come into focus with time and patience. Be positive and use the time away from school to relax and reflect on the many great things in our school district, band program, and lives. 


Mr. Protzman


Upcoming Events



Saturday, March 14

  • Early Voting - 8am-4pm (see below)

  • Deadline for Absentee Ballot Request - Noon


Sunday, March 15

  • Early Voting - 1pm-5pm (see below)


Monday, March 16

  • Early Voting - 8am-2pm (see below)

  • Absentee Ballot must be postmarked by today, if mailing


Tuesday, March 17

  • Ohio Primary Election - 6:30am-7:30pm (see below)

  • Absentee Ballot must be received at Board Of Elections Office by 7:30pm

Mason City Schools Operating Levy Info - PLEASE VOTE!


Tuesday is Election Day and WE NEED YOUR VOTE! 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. We need your help to maintain quality music programs in our schools!  If you haven’t already PLEASE CONSIDER EARLY VOTING in light of the recent COVID-19 situation.


For Levy Information, click here: MCS Levy Information


Early Voting Information:

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

  • 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):

Marching Band Information

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


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