Band Updates

Band Notes, May 17, 2020

May 17, 2020

Upcoming Events


Thursday, May 21

  • Marching Band Leadership Team Mtg -- 2-4pm (Zoom)

Monday, May 25

  • CANCELLED -- Memorial Day Parade

Wednesday, May 27

  • Marching Band Leadership Team Mtg -- 7-9pm (Zoom)

Thursday, May 28

  • Marching Band Leadership Team Mtg -- 2-4pm (Zoom)

Friday, May 29

  • Marching Band Leadership Team Mtg -- 2-4pm (Zoom)

Monday, June 1

  • Mandatory Marching Band Mini-Camp supply pickup based on section      1:00-4:00 PM at MHS (specific schedule coming soon)
  • MB Travel Fee #1 Due - $275 payable in CHARMS

Tuesday, June 2

  • Marching Band Mini-Camp (Virtual) -- 10am - 5pm
  • 2020-21 Chaperone/Band Aid Training #1--7pm Virtual Mtg. 

Wednesday, June 3

  • Marching Band Mini-Camp (Virtual) -- 10am - 5pm

Thursday, June 4

  • Marching Band Mini-Camp (Virtual) -- 10am - 5pm
  • Drive-In Show Reveal, 9pm -- Details coming soon!

Friday, June 5

  • Marching Band Mini-Camp (Virtual) -- 10am - 5pm

Saturday, June 6

  • POSTPONED - Car Wash Fundraiser -- We will re-evaluate and possibly reschedule to a later date.

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




Results were emailed yesterday. If you have questions, email Mr. Woodie ( or Mr. Sleppy(




We will be communicating many details in the coming weeks regarding our June 1-5 Virtual Mini Camp. Lots of planning going on behind the scenes!


June 1, 1pm-4pm  - Material Pick Up! More info soon, but there will be a detailed schedule for when to come pick all the items you will need for Virtual Mini Camp including music, binder, instrument, equipment, etc. Plus some fun items for our social sessions!


June 2,3,4,5, 10am-5pm - You want to plan to block out this time frame for Virtual Mini Camp sessions. We will be doing a lot of our normal activities, just adapted to be done in our own houses. Unlike remote school learning this past semester, Virtual Mini Camp will be primarily synchronous with students logging on to a variety of sessions throughout the camp.




Now is your chance to volunteer if you are interested in chaperoning!   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 both during long events (extended rehearsals and football games)  at Mason and when the band travels and competes.   If you are new to Marching Band, this is your first step to demonstrate interest in joining us to care for our students.  If you would like to chaperone for the Marching Band, Concert Band or Winter Guard, this is the window to express interest and complete the training process.  Please complete this interest form so we can help find a good fit for everyone.


Chaperone/ New Band Aid  Interest Form:


Note:  If you have already completed the returning Band Aid survey, there is no need to complete this interest form.  We have you noted! 


This year we are offering a series of training opportunities for our team responsible for Student Health and Wellness--Chaperones and Band Aids are on the front lines of that team.  We will start with virtual and on-line opportunities and evaluate where we are for the second round of training in July to ensure everyone is trained and ready to support our students.


There will be two opportunities to complete your annual Band Aid Chaperone/Required Training. The first is coming up on June 2, 2020--7pm (Virtual Meeting).  The second opportunity will be the week prior to Band Camp in July.  


If you have any questions, please reach out to 


Would you like to have the ULTIMATE keepsake from the William Mason Marching Band’s 2019 show, “What Lies Beneath”?  We are excited to offer the “What Lies Beneath” competition jackets for sale!  You can have your very own jacket that you wore in the show for a small fee of $21!  Please see the order form below for more details:

Competition Jacket Order Form



Firstly, THANK YOU to ALL who purchased, promoted, sorted and delivered the flowers for our very successful spring fundraiser!


Secondly, we have some additional inventory that we need to sell. In particular, the extraordinarily beautiful patio pots which are beginning to bloom and will be a gorgeous adornment to any location!  See below for form to order.


For added convenience, we will home deliver any of these additional orders, in the Mason zip code, FREE of charge!


We Thank You in advance for your additional sales and continued support! And….“Happy Planting”!!!


Did you know Mason Bands participates in the Kroger Community Rewards program?  Kroger will make a donation to Mason Bands based on purchases made.  There is no cost to your family, but the benefit to the band is great!  Simply sign up for Kroger Community Rewards and designate Mason Bands as your charity.  See link to instructions below:




We understand this is an uncertain time, but we are moving forward in hopes that Marching Band will be able to continue as scheduled.  Adjustments will be made should COVID-19 restrictions continue and impact the season. If you wish to participate, but have any reservations about commiting at this time, please contact Mr. Protzman at


The General Timeline for all members is as follows and is all outlined in the packet:

2020 Marching Band Registration Packet


Step 1

Pay $350 MB School Fee 1 to Commit to Marching Band

Fill out Commitment Form

Pay $350 Commitment Fee to Mason City Schools via EZ Pay

Fill out Consumable/Uniform Fee Calculator

By APR 1 

Step 2

Get Registered in Charms & for Student Care

Complete Charms Registration

Fill out Health & Well-Being Google Form

Fill out Student Care Plan if needed

By APR 15

Step 3

Complete Health, Medical & Permission Forms via Final Forms (available Apr 1)

By MAY 1

Step 4

Pay $350 MB School Fee 2 to Mason City Schools via EZ Pay

By MAY 1


Step 5

Submit Dispensing Medication at School Forms for Central OTC



Step 6

Pay $275 MB Travel Fee 1 to Mason Band Boosters via Charms

By JUN 1


Step 7

Pay $275 MB Travel Fee 2  to Mason Band Boosters via Charms

By JUL 1


Step 8

Make sure your Student’s PPE Physical is current in Final Forms

By JUL 13


Step 9

Pay Student Specific Consumable/Uniform Fee to Mason Band Boosters via Charms

By AUG 1


Step 10

Pay $250 MB School Fee 3 to Mason City Schools via EZ Pay

By SEP 1


If you have any specific questions related to the Registration process, please send an email to




The first Marching Band Travel Fee Payment ($275) is due June 1st.   We prefer that travel fees to be paid electronically through CHARMS or you can drop off your check June 1st when you pick up Mini-Camp supplies.


CLICK HERE for more information about paying Travel Fees through CHARMS

Travel Fees  paid by check should be made out to "Mason Band Boosters" with Student Name and ID noted in the memo line.  Check can be sent in using one of the following methods below:

  1. Drop off during Supply/Instrument Pickup on June 1st, OR 

  2. Mail to:  Mason Band Boosters, PO Box 310, Mason, OH  45040 

Note: If you applied for a Travel Fee Scholarship, applicants will be notified by the week  of May 18th.  All scholarship applicants have until July to make their first Travel Fee Payment.  


Facebook Mason Band Parents and Families Group

Due to the unusual circumstances we are all experiencing right now, along with email updates, our band booster parents have also started a private Facebook group to assist in answering any questions you might have about the registration process or anything else regarding the Band and Guard programs. This is a great way, particularly for new families, to get assistance with registration through video tutorials, and the ability to ask questions of other veteran band families who are eager to help our new band families. PARENTS, TO JOIN the “Mason Bands Parents and Families” Group: CLICK HERE



Virtual Marching Band: Visual Masterclasses

The “Breakdown Camp” is hosting several virtual master classes for band and color guard students. Michael Rosales, our marching band choreographer for the fall, is hosting this camp and teaching one of the classes. These are a great way to get moving and review some marching band and dance fundamentals from home. For more information, dates and sign-up information: CLICK HERE



Mason Music Private Instructors Support Fund

The Mason Band program has established a fund to support the private lesson instructors serving students at Mason City Schools. During these new uncertain times, professional musicians may find it difficult to maintain a reliable source of income. Our program supports these instructors as they support our students. As always, participation is voluntary and all donations are greatly appreciated. You can make a donation using this link:  Private Teacher Support Fund