Band Updates

Band Notes, March 14, 2021

March 14, 2021

Upcoming Events

 

Monday, March 15

  • Jazz 2 Rehearsal 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Winter Drumline Rehearsal 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

 

Tuesday, March 16

  • Jazz 1 Rehearsal 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm 
  • Winter Guard Rehearsal 6pm - 9pm, MMS Arena

 

Thursday, March 18

  • Jazz 1 Rehearsal 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Winter Guard Rehearsal 6pm-9pm, MMS Arena

 

Friday, March 19

  • Marching Band 2021 Commitment Form and School Fee #1 Due
  • High School Chamber Winds 2:45-4:15 pm

 

Saturday, March 20

  • Winter Guard Rehearsal 1:00pm to 5:00pm, MMS Arena

 

Future planned events can be found on the updated band calendar: Mason Band Calendar

2021 MARCHING BAND REGISTRATION DUE FRIDAY

Marching Band 2021 registration is DUE THIS FRIDAY.  The Commitment Form and School Fee #1 are both due March 19th.   Please complete these two steps by the Friday deadline if your student plans to participate and they will receive a fun little thank you treat for submitting on time!    If you missed the launch meeting, the presentation and a recording of the session are available on the registration website.  The Commitment Form, registration timeline and need-based scholarship information are all available by clicking the link:    2021 Marching Band Registration Site 

 

Please refer to this LINK for the steps to complete the full Marching Band Registration. 

CINCINNATI LIFESTYLE SPOTLIGHTS WILLIAM MASON BAND

Cincy Lifestyle recently interviewed Mr. Sleppy about our 2020 Marching Band Season, and all of our band students, families, and directors coming together to make this season memorable!  You can watch the interview at the following link.  https://youtu.be/OHZVp1OAVZw

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR MASON WINTERGUARDS

On Saturday, all three of our Mason Winter Guards performed LIVE for their families at the Mason Winter Guard Showcase!  Each of these groups performed amazing shows:

 

MHS Winter Guard - “Believe” 

  

MHS Skills Guard - “Ojos Asi”

 

MMS Winter Guard - “Happy”

 

These performances marked the end of amazing seasons for our Mason Middle School Winter Guard and our MHS Skills Guard!  We are so proud of all of you and what you have accomplished over the past couple of months!

 

The MHS Winter Guard will continue on for three more weeks, competing in virtual WGI competitions with groups from all across the country!  Congratulations to all and we can’t wait to see you at try-outs in Mid-Late April!  7th graders, we will see you next year!!!

 

2021-2022 BAND PLACEMENTS

Results of the 2021-2022 band placement auditions were posted electronically this past  Wednesday evening.  Results are listed by student ID#.  An email was sent with the link to the results. All students are encouraged to check their band placement for 2021-2022 as some student assignments have been adjusted upward to round out the instrumentation of the ensembles. Students are encouraged to seek feedback on their audition performance by setting up a meeting with Mr. Jackson and Mr. Protzman. 

BAND BOOSTERS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Thank you to those who attended our FIRST Band Booster meeting of the year on Wednesday!  We were so happy to see so many faces!  During the meeting, we discussed current volunteer needs on our Booster Committees.  Please CLICK HERE to see the listing of volunteer opportunities.  Please reach out to the contact listed if you are interested in fulfilling any of the roles or volunteering for a committee in any capacity.

 

For a listing for all of the Mason Band Boosters Committees and Leadership contacts, please CLICK HERE.

 

PLEASE VOTE FOR THE WILLIAM MASON MARCHING BAND!

The William Mason HS Marching Band has been nominated for the “Best Band” award on Cincinnati.com!  Voting takes place nowthrough 3/31 and you can vote once per day per email address! Please share the link on Social Media!  Let’s show how proud we are of our Band!  Thanks for voting!  *Please note that you may want to let family and friends know that the picture with the M in the middle of Lucas Oil Field is Mason so they vote for the correct band.  The link below goes directly to the Mason Band voting page.

https://sportsawards.usatoday.com/cincinnati/best-band/

 

FINAL CONCERTS AND SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT

In order to accommodate our seniors who were slated to perform their last concert on April 27 the final concert for Concert Green & Silver, Concert White, and Concert Winds has been moved from Tuesday, April 27th to Monday, April 26. The final concert for Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony will remain on April 28th.  Seniors in those groups who were slated to receive awards on the 28th will be honored in the ceremony on April 27th in order to allow them to perform on April 28th.

2020 MEMORY BOOK & PHOTO RE-ORDERS - LAST CHANCE!

We’ve had requests from families for a chance to re-order the 2020 Marching Band Memory Book and Pano/Section Photos. To meet this need (since the ordering window was over the holiday break), we have reopened the photo order portal and will accept orders through tomorrow, March 15th. Click here to order. If you have any questions, please send an email to Photo@MasonBandBoosters.com.

SMUG MUG PHOTOS

Our talented photo committee has been working hard to capture wonderful memories of our student events & activities. Check out our Smug Mug site here where you can download photos for free and order prints/buttons/etc. Photos are being added regularly. Here are direct links to folders from recent events:  

Winter Guard:  MHS Winter Guard & Skills Guard   MMS Winter Guard

Concert Band:  Concert White   Concert Winds   Symphonic Band  Wind Symphony  MMS Symphonic Winds

 

email Photo@MasonBandBoosters.com if you need the password.