Band Notes, May 26, 2019
Please see the Mason Bands website calendar for event details.
Monday, May 27
Mason Memorial Day Parade (for members of last year’s marching band)
8:00AM-8:45AM Band Room open to get instruments & equipment
9:00AM Warm Up/Rehearsal at St. Susanna parking lot.
10:00AM Parade Begins
10:30AM Approx. End Parade Time
11:00AM Band Room Closed
Current 8th grade students do not participate in this parade.
School owned Brass and Woodwinds can be picked up on Monday morning at 8 AM.
School owned Brass and Woodwinds MUST be returned to the high school on Monday,
Musicians = Green Mason Band Polo Shirt, khaki shorts, white socks, tennis shoes
Color Guard = M dress, white no-show socks, and white Ked-type shoes. Mason Comet Flags will be brought to St. Susanna for Color Guard members. Please return flags to guard room after the parade.
Tuesday, May 28 - Friday, May 31
Mini Band Camp (for details, see email sent 5/20)
Senior photos (see below)
Friday, May 31
Mini Camp Performance, 6:00 pm, HS Bus Circle
All are invited to see and hear what our students have learned during mini camp!
Saturday, June 1
First Travel Fee payment due!
Travel Fee Reminder
It’s an exciting time to be part of the Marching Band and plans are well underway for the Marching Band to travel in 2019. This year as we manage travel planning in-house, it’s important for all families to make their Travel Fee Payments on time. On time, means your payment is in by the due date. This enables us to book and pay for food, lodging and transportation.
The first Travel Fee payment is due by this Saturday, June 1, 2019. The total Travel Fee for the year is $550 due to Mason Band Boosters. You may pay the full $550 by June 1 or you may make two separate payments of $275. If you choose the payment plan, the first $275 payment is due by June 1 and the second $275 payment is due by September 1. The full 2019 Marching Band Travel Fee has been posted to your child’s Charms Travel account.
How do I pay my student’s Marching Band Travel Fee?
We have two payment options:
Write a check payable to Mason Band Boosters. Please note your child’s name in the memo line. You may submit in an envelope labeled Marching Band Travel Fee in the band drop box before June 1. Envelopes are now available by the drop box.
Pay via credit card through Charms. Once in Charms, go to the finance page (red dollar sign), click on the blue “Make Trip Payment” and pay either the full $550 Travel Fee or the minimum first payment of $275. For help accessing Charms and how to read your student’s financial statement, click here: https://www.masonbands.com/resources/charms-and-financial-statements/
Please let me know if you have any questions regarding Travel. We look forward to having all initial Travel Fee payments in by the end of Mini-Band Camp. Thanks for helping us operate efficiently.
Mindy Patton, Travel Secretary
Senior Banners & Headshots
Seniors, this is a reminder that Senior Banner and Headshots are being taken this Tuesday evening!
So we can be organized and get everyone's picture as quickly as possible, please sign up for a time slot here. Instrumentalists: please arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment time to allow time for changing into your uniform; Guard arrive 15 minutes in advance of your time slot.
Please remember to wear proper attire for changing into your uniform just as you would for a football game or competition. Makeup and styled hair are totally appropriate!!
This Saturday, June 1st, is our annual car wash! We will have four locations: Drug Mart, LarRosa’s, Wendy’s and Hope Church, open from 10 AM until 2 PM. Parents, please sign up in Charms to volunteer at the car wash!
In addition to our traditional wash, we are selling Mike’s Car Wash Coupons this year!! This program is new and very profitable! They make great gifts for all year. Your marcher was given a form to collect donations and purchases.
In addition, you may order car wash coupons electronically:
The coupons can be emailed or delivered to customers. Monetary donations are also accepted. Our goal is for each student to sell 12 tickets or raise $50 in donations.
All forms, regardless of sales, must be returned to the directors. Forms are due on Wednesday, May 29th and tickets will be delivered soon after.
Lisa Davis & Janice Anello
Text: 219-808-8000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment.
Information from the Uniform Crew
We ARE switching to BLACK SHORTS for the 2019 Summer Uniform and those will be ordered through the Band Boosters. BLACK SHORTS FOR THE SUMMER UNIFORM DO NOT GO INTO EFFECT UNTIL TAG DAY 2019!!
We will have some sample shorts for you to try on during Mini Camp if you are unsure of what size to order. Email email@example.com or see someone from the Uniform Crew during Mini Camp to try on shorts or arrange a time to do so.
Attention: Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
There are still a few Rack Captain slots open. You do not have to have a dot. You don't have to be the best musician. You just have to be really good at taking care of your uniform, be really patient, and want to help your band and fellow marchers! If you are still looking for a leadership position and a way to help the band, apply to be a Rack Captain!