Band Updates

Band Notes, May 12, 2019

May 12, 2019

Upcoming Events

Please see the Mason Bands website calendar for event details.

 

Saturday, May 18

  • Marching Band Percussion Auditions

 

Class of 2019: Charms Access

Hello seniors! As a reminder, once you have graduated, your school email address will no longer work. We would love to keep in touch with all of our band alumni in coming years, so if your school email address is in Charms, please log in  and enter a different email address on the first page of your account. No one (student or Charms Admin) will be able to access or make changes to your Charms account after this month, so please complete this email change prior so that we can stay in touch! Thank you!

If you have any questions, email charmsadmin@masonbandboosters.com

 

Vinyl “I See You” Logo Prop Covers Available $25

Are you interested in preserving a moment in history?  Seniors, you can welcome your guests to graduation parties with the “I See You” themed logo.  

 

If interested, log in to your Charms account, access the online store icon:

then select quantity and make payment.

 

If you decide to pay with check, print bill and write a check to Mason band boosters to turn in at pick up.  Supplies limited.  At the end of the week, notification of when/where to pick up will be distributed.  Please direct questions to president@masonbandboosters.com.

 

Uniform Notes

1) There are still Rack Captain slots available. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday.

2) Rising Senior (currently juniors) full uniform fittings will begin Monday during band class. Please wear or bring clothes you can wear under your uniform!

3) If you need a green polo for the Memorial Day parade, please contact Mrs. Corey at uniforms@masonbandboosters.com or stop by the uniform room this week.

 

Medication for Mini Band Camp

DMS forms and medication turned into Mason Bands for the 18/19 school year are valid through Mini-Band Camp. At the conclusion of Mini-Band Camp, you must pick up your student's medication submitted for 18/19. You can pick up your student's medication at the Band Aid station on the last day of Mini-Band Camp. Medication that has not been picked up by June 1st will be discarded.

 

New DMS forms for 19/20 are valid at the beginning of Mini-Band Camp and will be valid throughout the 19/20 school year (unless otherwise noted on the DMS form). DMS forms for 19/20 Central OTC medication (Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, Benadryl) can be sent in electronically to medicalsecretary@masonbands.com at anytime. You can find links to pre-filled DMS templates for these medications at: https://www.masonbands.com/ensembles/marching-band/marching-band-forms/

 

If you need to drop off any medication for Mini-Band camp, please contact Lisa Oldham at medicalsecretary@masonbandboosters.com to arrange an appointment.

 

2019-20 Chaperones and Band Aids

We welcome new and returning parents to join our team!  Come enjoy sideline seats at football games, behind-the-scenes experiences at rehearsals and caring for the best students around while we travel.  

 

To be a Chaperone or Band Aid, each year everyone has to complete a few training steps, including background checks to ensure we are in compliance with the district and equipped to provide students with the best care.  Our annual training dates have been scheduled below.  Mental health training will also be offered for all later this summer.

 

What is Required to Become a Band Aid and Approved Chaperone? Parent volunteers interested in becoming a Band Aid must be hired by Mason City Schools and approved by the MCS School Board to serve as a Band Aid. Approved Chaperones are not required to complete the hiring process but must have a background check on file with MCS.

 

Qualification Steps for Band Aids and Chaperones

Band Aid

Chaperone

  1. Submit MCS hiring paperwork to MCS HR (process initiated by Medical Secretary after experience as chaperone  and Director approval)

X

 

  1. Complete extended background check ($50 fee required when hiring paperwork submitted) Marcia Croy (croym@masonohioschools.com) HR Administrator, 211 N East St, Mason, OH

X

X

(off campus)

  1. Complete MCS standard background check ($15 fee required) Jane Johnson and/or Marcia Croy, HR Administrator, 211 N. East St, Mason, OH

 

X

  1. Complete MCS ‘Safe Schools’ online training (certificate of completion required)

X

 

  1. Approval by the Mason City Schools School Board (process led by HR)

X

 

  1. Attend Band Aid Training (led by Medical Secretary)

X

 

  1. Attend Chaperone Training (led by Travel Secretary)

X

X

  1. CPR Certification

X

encouraged

 

We are offering two annual  training opportunities.   Both new and returning chaperones/bands should plan to attend 1 of the 2 sessions (the content is the same in the both).

 

--Band Aid and Chaperone Training 1 --5/22/19.  7-8:30.  Teacher's Lounge

--Band Aid and Chaperone Training 2--7/25/19.  7-8:30. Teacher's Lounge

 

If you are interested in serving as a Chaperone or Band Aid in the coming year for Marching Band, Concert Band or Winter Guard, please complete this brief survey to let us know and to plan for attendance at the training.

 

2019-20 Chaperone/Band Aid Interest and Training RSVP

https://forms.gle/v9Pd1C56zJiN5itZ6

 

Chaperone/Band Aids for Mini-Camp 2019

Sign-ups are live in Charms for Mini-Band Camp.   If you were an approved Chaperone/Band Aid for 2018-19, your training is valid through Mini-Camp.   For new chaperones, if you attend the 5/22/19 training and we have received confirmation that you have   a current background check on file with the district, you may volunteer.   

 

There will be many opportunities to serve this summer with Percussion and Guard Camp, Band Camp and extended rehearsals.   Complete the interest survey to opt-in to our Chaperone network!

 

Reminder: Photo Committee Meeting

If you are interested in joining the Photo Committee, there will be a Photo Committee organization meeting on Tuesday, May 21st at 7:00 pm in the Athletic Office room F110 (please park in the band lot and walk north to the Athletic Office entrance and through door C4).  Please RSVP and send any questions to Lisa Clabbers at photo@masonbandboosters.com .

 

 

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If you have any questions, please contact Danita Enouen at 295-7668 president@masonbandboosters.com or Katie Lee at secretary@masonbandboosters.com.