Band Notes, May 16, 2021
Monday, May 17
- 6th Grade Woodwinds 1, 5th Grade Bell 5, and 6th Grade Woodwinds 2 Concerts (Please see below for report and performance times)
Tuesday, May 18
- Color Guard Training Rehearsal, 6pm to 8:45pm, MMS Arena (8:30-8:45pm will be a Q&A session for newer members).
- Bell 1 8th Grade Band, 6th Grade Woodwinds 3, and MMS Wind Symphony Concerts (Please see below for report and performance times)
Wednesday, May 19
- 7th Grade Bell 2 Band, 6th Grade After School Brass, and 7th Grade Bell 6 Band Concerts (Please see below for report and performance times)
Thursday, May 20
- Returning Brass/Woodwind Movement Clinic, MMS Arena, 6pm-8pm Park in back and enter Arena Doors.
- Booster Board Meeting 7:00 pm via Zoom
Saturday, May 22
- Marching Band Percussion Audition Videos Due by 8pm (Please see below for more details)
Sunday, May 23
- Wind Symphony and Invited Brass Perform at Graduation
- Report to Lindner Tennis Center at 12:30 PM (Bring your instrument, chairs and stands provided)
- Students may drive or be dropped off
- Event should be over by 3:00 PM
Future planned events can be found on the updated band calendar: Mason Band Calendar
ORDER YOUR BAND CAMP T-SHIRT TODAY!
We are excited to offer you an official 2021 Mason Band Camp t-shirt earlier than usual this year for delivery during Mini Band Camp. By offering the shirts earlier, your student can enjoy them over the summer and already have them prior to full band camp in July.
The online store is available now for a limited time only:
https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/wmhs-marching-band-camp-2021 closing next Thursday, May 20th. Choose from white or grey and cotton or drift/dry fit with optional personalization on the back. Pay close attention to the delivery options when you check out and choose the one that best meets your needs. This will be the only opportunity to order these 2021 Mason Band Camp shirts, so don't miss out, order today.
MASON BAND YARD SIGNS
The spirit committee is excited to announce that they have created a newly designed yard sign for this year! Recognize your student all through the year with a unique Mason Bands yard sign! This and other spirit items are on sale right now using the online form. Delivery will be made at a rehearsal during mini band camp.
Please contact Heather Stacy at email@example.com if you have any questions.
SENIOR BANNER PHOTOS
Calling all soon to be Senior Marching Band members. It is time to schedule your photos for the Senior Banners. Banner photos will be taken on Tuesday, June 1 between 6-8:30pm in the Music Wing. More details can be found in the email you should have received earlier this week. Please use the form below to schedule a sitting and order your SENIOR banners! Please contact Janice Anello at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
PLEASE HELP SUPPORT OUR BAND THROUGH THE KROGER REWARDS PROGRAM
Kroger Community Rewards® makes fund-raising for the band easy...all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card! It couldn’t be much simpler.
To learn how you can enroll please Click Here. Thanks to everyone who already supports the band through the Reward Program!
MASON INTERMEDIATE AND MASON MIDDLE SCHOOL REPORT AND PERFORMANCE TIMES
Attention families with MI and MMS students: We are very excited for your upcoming band concerts this week! Please refer to the chart below for your report and performance times. Additional Information regarding location, tickets, audience information, concert attire, and volunteer needs can be found via email from the band directors. We can’t wait for band families of our youngest members to hear everything their students have been working on over the course of the year.
SAVE THE DATES
2021 Marching Band Mini-Camp Schedule
MEDICATION DROP OFF FOR MINI BAND CAMP
If you need to turn in medication for your student for mini-band camp, please review the important information in these Medication Drop Off Instructions. Medication Drop Off times are below. If you need to make different arrangements, send email to email@example.com. Please sign up in Charms for a timeslot. Charms login and signup guides can be found here.
- Friday May 28th from 4:00-5:00 pm
- Tuesday June 1st from noon - 1:00 pm
TRAVEL AND VACCINE SURVEY--CLOSES SUNDAY, 5/16/21!
All 2021 Marching Band families received an email on Wednesday sharing an optional Travel and Vaccine survey. We are seeking your input as we navigate the ever changing dynamics of planning Marching Band Fall travel with COVID-19 Vaccines now available for all of our students. We appreciate your perspective before we commit to hotel rooms with the Bands of America housing bureau. The short survey is linked below if you have not yet completed. This optional survey will close Sunday, 5/16 at midnight.
Your input is greatly appreciated as we make future travel plans.
SNACK AND DRINK DONATIONS NEEDED FOR MINI BAND CAMP
We are in need of snack and drink donations to help keep our hardworking band kids hydrated and energized during Mini Band Camp. You can see a list of needed items and sign up to donate via Charms. Charms login and signup guides can be found here. Drop off will be on June 1 as you check-in with your student for Mini-Camp or your student can bring with them when they check-in themselves. (From 12:30-1:00pm)
DINE AND DONATE
Mason Band Boosters is having a fundraiser at City Barbeque West Chester on 6/2/2021! Order online or head on over to show your support and enjoy some BBQ—we’ll get 20% of sales from everyone who shares this post or uses our fundraiser code (FUNDA) when they order at https://order.citybbq.com/menu/west-chester or in the City BBQ app! Please click here for more information and the dine in flier.
MARCHING BAND 2021 - REGISTRATION
All Marching Band Members should be through Step 5 of the registration process. Next step: Consumable Fees are posted in Charms and due 6/1 BEFORE MINI-CAMP! . They may be paid via credit card in Charms or by check payable to Mason Band Boosters.
The Health, Medical and Permission Forms via Final Forms must be complete to participate in the upcoming new member clinics, Brass and Woodwind Movement Clinics, and Guard rehearsals.
Please take the time now to complete the final registration steps if you have not done so already.
We highly encourage you to review the complete registration guide as it will answer most of your questions. Please refer to the guide and all the links it contains to complete the registration process and associated payments for the 2021 season. You can find links to the latest registration info on MasonBands.com here. If you have any questions about the registration process, please email Registration@MasonBandBoosters.com.
MARCHING BAND 2021 - PERCUSSION AUDITIONS
Please refer to the Percussion Audition Info Document for more information
MARCHING BAND 2021 - BRASS & WOODWIND MOVEMENT CLINICS
Please refer to the Veteran Member Brass & Woodwind Movement Clinic Document for more information on a new series of three clinics in May to get our brass & woodwind players moving before Mini Camp.
LAST COLOR GUARD MAY REHEARSAL AND Q&A SESSION
Please wear “rehearsal black” and bring plenty of water!! And don’t forget your flag and/or Rifle!
Remaining Color Guard Rehearsal for May is THIS TUESDAY, May 18 | 6pm-8:45pm | MMS Arena. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN END TIME!
For the last 15 minutes of rehearsal this week, we will hold a Q&A session so that newer members can get answers to any questions weighing on their mind about Mini-Camp and the Fall Season! New members, please come with your questions and don’t be afraid to ask! Everyone is here to help!
If you have a conflict with a rehearsal be sure to complete two steps:
1.) Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
2.) Fill out the Marching Band Attendance Form.
JOIN THE STUDENT CARE TEAM AS A CHAPERONE OR BAND AID!
We invite you to join the student care team by expressing your interest to serve as a Chaperone or Band Aid! During Marching Band season, whether you are a parent of a musician or guard student, we are all one team working together to support all of our students. Both Chaperones and Band Aids provide care for our students during extended rehearsals, competitions and when the band travels. If you are new to Marching Band, this is your first step to demonstrate interest in joining us to care for our students.
Learn more about being a Chaperone and Band Aid here:
If you would like to chaperone for the Marching Band, Concert Band or Winter Guard, this is the window to volunteer and complete the training process for the year. Please complete the interest form at the link below so we can help find a good fit for everyone. Both returning chaperones/band aids and new volunteers should complete the form.
First Chaperone/Band Aid Required Training Opportunity:
Monday, May 24th 7:00-9:00 pm: The District Health and Wellness Coordinator will speak first at 7pm and the Band Aid/Chaperone training will begin at 8:00 pm.
2021 VIRTUAL CAR WASH-CANCELLED
Please note that due to the number of events and fundraisers we are planning for this year coupled with the fact that we didn’t secure any leadership interest for this fundraiser, we have decided to cancel our Virtual Car Wash for 2021. We will evaluate the future of this event and keep you posted if we decide to run again in 2022. Thank you for understanding and if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Shannon Wielinga at email@example.com or Krissy Hufnagel at firstname.lastname@example.org.