Band Updates

Band Notes, March 8, 2020

March 8, 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 9

  • Jazz II, 2:45-3:45pm
  • Winter Percussion Rehearsal, 6:00-8:30pm


Tuesday, March 10

  • Jazz I, 2:45-3:45pm
  • Booster Board Meeting, 7-9pm


Wednesday, March 11

  • Jazz II, 2:45-3:45pm
  • Performing Arts CommUnity Conversation (for more information, see the “MCS Operating Levy Info” section below)


Thursday, March 12

  • NO BAND BOOSTERS MEETING! -  In lieu of a booster meeting Thursday, we ask that you attend the Performing Arts CommUnity Conversation on Wednesday evening to answer any questions you may have about how the levy will impact the band program.  Details of the event are listed below, and several booster board members will be in attendance and available to answer questions you may have about this year's band season.


Friday, March 13

  • Happy Friday the 13th!


Saturday, March 14

  • WGI MidEast Power Regional - Prelims and Semis, Hamilton HS 


Sunday, March 15

  • WGI MidEast Power Regional - Finals, BB&T Center - NKU

Thank you for making the CRCBF a huge success!

What a great weekend for Mason Bands in having the privilege to host the Music For All Cincinnati Regional Concert Band Festival on Friday and Saturday!  There were 40 bands and two guest bands (BGSU and UC CCM Wind Symphony) who performed in front of renowned judges from across the country! Lots of wonderful music played and heard this weekend from hundreds of talented musicians, including five of our very own bands! Thank you students for all of your hard work in preparing for this event and for outstanding performances from all!


This event takes hundreds of volunteers and we would not be able to run this event without our parents and student volunteers, so please accept this as a token of our appreciation for all of your time and dedication. It is truly appreciated by our guests, directors, boosters and students and is what makes Mason Bands such a wonderful place for our families to call home! Thank you!


Special thanks go out to Jenn Weaver, Marianne Bakos and Lisa Oldham and the entire committee, for the countless hours of planning, organizing, and soliciting volunteers to make this event run. Last but definitely not least, special thanks to our Directors and Student Teachers for their countless hours of preparation and dedication to our students!  Thank you for all you do!

Congratulations, Mason Winter Guards!

The Mason Winter Guards (G1 & G2) performed at their second MEPA contest of the season on Saturday at Springboro HS and finished as follows in the Scholastic A Class:


Mason HS (G1) - 1st Place, Score 81.781 

Mason HS A (G2) - 5th Place, Score 73.150  


Congratulations to BOTH groups for outstanding performances and placements!



First WGI Performance - This Saturday!

The Mason Winter Guards will perform this Saturday, March 14 at their first WGI event of the season at the WGI Mid-East Power Regional at Hamilton HS.   The two Mason teams will be competing with 34 other groups in the Prelims in the Scholastic A division.  


Saturday, March 14, 2020

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Scholastic A Prelims

Scholastic A Semis

Scholastic A Finals

Hamilton High School

Hamilton High School

BB&T Arena @ NKU

G2 @ 2:07p G1 @ 4:01p

TBD; Top 19 of Prelims in Scholastic A begins at 7pm

Top 10 of Semis in Scholastic A begins at 9:45a


This is an exciting event that attracts many talented Color Guards from across the Midwest!

For more information on this event, including individual day and combo ticket prices and updated performance times, please click the link below:


Please come out and support these talented, hard-working students!



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 arrive on time to see your student perform and recognize their efforts this 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


Early Voting Information:

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

  • 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:


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.