Band Notes, May 2, 2021
Monday, May 3
- Winter Drumline Rehearsal, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Tuesday, May 4
- Color Guard Training Rehearsal, 6pm to 8pm, MMS Arena
Wednesday, May 5
- Drum Major Candidate Clinic Session, 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm
- Leadership Meeting 1, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, In Person (Open to all students who are interested in a leadership position.) MHS Auditorium
Thursday, May 6
- Returning Brass/Woodwind Movement Clinic, MMS Aux Gym, 6pm-8pm Enter Performing Arts Doors
Friday, May 7
- Drum Major Auditions, 2:45 pm to 4:30 pm, MHS Band Room
Saturday, May 8
- Marching Band Percussion Audition Clinic 2, 1pm-3pm, MHS Band Room
Future planned events can be found on the updated band calendar: Mason Band Calendar
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE CONCERT BANDS!
All the concert bands had great concerts last week. We are proud of all the hard work and musical effort that went into this semester. We are fortunate to have five amazing concert ensembles at MHS. Special congratulations to Oliva Dorer, Jessie Kong, and Zach Langbein on their incredible concerto performances and the winners of the John Philip Sousa Band Award Colleen Gorski and Zach Langbein.
AFTER PROM - THANK YOU!
Thank you to all of our Seniors who attended After Prom this past Friday night! We had lots of fun in the disco tattoo parlor hosted by Mason Bands. Special thanks to those who organized such a fun booth with “Disco Ink” taking us back to the 70’s while our Seniors got their “Ink” on. We would also like to thank all of our parent and student volunteers who donated, helped to set up/decorate and ran the booth until the wee hours of the morning!
MARCHING BAND 2021 - REGISTRATION
All Marching Band Members should be through Step 5 of the registration process.
Your 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.
School Fee #2 was due yesterday, May 1. This is payable to Mason City Schools via EZPay or check.
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 - LEADERSHIP (SECTION LEADER AND DRUM MAJOR)
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.
MARCHING BAND 2021 - COLOR GUARD MAY REHEARSALS
Please refer to the Color Guard May Rehearsal Document for more information on upcoming Color Guard rehearsals in May.
SAVE THE DATES
Wednesday, May 12th at 7pm via Zoom - Last Band Booster meeting of the School Year. The purpose of this meeting will be to touch base prior to the end of the school year, address any pertinent volunteer needs, and discuss upcoming Marching Band events.
Tuesday, June 1-Friday, June 4, 2021 - Mini Band camp for ALL 2021 Marching Band and Color Guard members. Please be on the lookout for more detailed information coming out soon!
SPRING FLOWER SALE - PICK UP!
Thanks to everyone who ordered flowers and plants for a Spring Sale! Band families should plan to pick up any flowers ordered in support of their student on May 7th, 6-8pm or May 8th, 9am-12pm. Flowers will be picked up in the Small Commons. Please pull in to the bus circle and you will be assisted by our volunteers there.
CO-CHAIRS ARE NEEDED FOR OUR VIRTUAL CARWASH
This year, our car wash will remain a virtual event. We will be selling car wash passes for Mike’s Car Wash and they will be available just in time for Father’s Day. The Virtual Event will run from Mid-May - Early June. If you would like to support the band as a chair of this event, please reach out to Krissy at email@example.com. This is a great entry opportunity for someone wanting to get involved. We would need you to draft communication, sort car wash passes by family for pick up, and connect with our treasurer team on setting up our payment details.
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 (Details to follow)