Band Notes May 8, 2022
Monday, May 9
- Drum Major Clinic 2:45-4:00pm; HS Band Room (Training clinic for any students interested in Auditioning for Drum Major of the 2022 Marching Band.)
- Winter Percussion 5:30-8:30pm; HS Band Room
- Color Guard May Training 6-9pm; MMS Arena
Tuesday, May 10
- Marching Band Leadership Meeting 2:45-4pm; HS Band Room
Wednesday, May 11
- Drum Major Clinic 2:45-4pm; HS Band Room
Friday, May 13
- Deadline to order optional band camp shirts. Please see details below.
Saturday, May 14
- Percussion Ensemble Concert 2-4pm; MHS Auditorium
- Flower Sale Pick Up 10:00 - Noon; Bus Circle/Small Commons
Future planned events can be found on the updated band calendar: Mason Band Calendar
Happy Mother’s Day
to all of our hardworking, dedicated
Band and Color Guard Moms!
We celebrate you today!
MARCHING BAND REGISTRATION NEXT STEPS
Important Upcoming Dates for Marching Band Registration:
ATTENTION COLOR GUARD FAMILIES!
Please HOLD OFF on completing the consumables form until you hear from us. We have to make some modifications to the color guard items as some of the options have changed. If you have already completed it, you will receive a full refund for the amount paid and will be asked to complete it again. We will send a message when the form is ready to go! Should be within a few days. The due date for the form will remain the same, June 1, 2022 so we can get the correct sizes and items ordered.
This does NOT impact instrumentalists and families of instrumentalists may complete the form anytime! Reminder all that the Consumables forms needs to be completed and paid by 6/1/2022 in order for us to get the items ordered in time for marching season! Thank you! If you have any questions on consumables, please email Shannon Wielinga at email@example.com.
MEDICATION MANAGEMENT - NEW PROCESS
We have updated our process for how we manage medication and it’s important that all families review the latest information on MasonBands.com here:
- Complete Dispensing Medication at School Forms for Central OTC and any other OTC or Rx medications needed for Band Camps & Rehearsals by May 1st.
- Read the Medication Check In Guide for medication you will turn in for your student.
Upload all DMS Forms here
SAVE THE DATE-MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
All members of the 2021 Marching Band (current Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors) are invited to march in Mason’s Memorial Day Parade this year. The parade will take place in downtown Mason on Monday, May 30th. Details such as report time/location and attire will be shared in the near future.
BAND CAMP T-SHIRTS - DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY TO ARRIVE BY MINI-CAMP!
Band camp shirts are now available to purchase through Friday Threads. The t-shirts are not required for marching band students. However, the t-shirts are a fun and easy option for the students to wear on nights the directors request the musicians to wear white shirts. Shirts can be purchased here. Sales close at Midnight, Friday, May 13, 2022.
SPRING FLOWER SALE
Our Spring Flower Sale Pick-Up will be Saturday, May 14th from 9:00 AM - Noon at the Mason High School Small Commons/Bus Circle. We still need volunteers to help sort and deliver flowers. Please sign up on charms here!
MARCHING BAND MINI-CAMP SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION
For your planning purposes, you can find the upcoming Mini Band Camp schedule below. Please note that all students will want to come to Mini Band Camp prepared and ready to go. This means that a few days before mini-band camp you will want to make sure you make good food choices to fuel your body and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! It may also be helpful to start getting a little bit of physical activity if you have spent the winter vegging out on the couch. This will make it easier to adjust to the physical demands of marching and any potential hot weather that may occur throughout the week.
Items that you will need to bring or wear to camp: lunch, hat, athletic shoes, large water jug (½ gallon to a gallon sized), practice t-shirt, sunglasses, sunscreen/glide, and athletic shorts.
Items that will be provided: band pass, binder and plastic inserts.
All forms and fees must be up to date in order to participate in Mini Band Camp. Please refer to 2022 Marching Band Registration Guide for details on how to submit forms or pay fees. Please reach out to Mr. Protzman if you need to work out a payment plan for fees.
We are looking forward to a fun week to kick off our 2022 marching band season! The Friday evening of camp parents are invited for a volunteer fair and a preview performance that you will not want to miss! Please reach out to Melissa Woodward at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
SNACKS NEEDED FOR MINI BAND CAMP
Marching is hard work! Please sign up to donate snack items to keep our hard working marchers energized! No time to shop? That's OK, you can sign up to donate funds to be used to help purchase snacks for the band. Items may be dropped off at the beginning of mini camp.
Please sign up to donate here.
Questions? Please reach out to Melissa Woodward at email@example.com
22-23 CHAPERONE & BAND AID INTEREST FORM
If you would like to join our Chaperone & Band Aid team for the 2022-23 season (Marching Band, Concert Band and Winter Guard), please fill out the Chaperone & Band Aid Interest Form & plan to join our annual training on Monday, May 23rd at 7pm via zoom. 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 are a returning Chaperone/Band Aid, thank you, and please fill out the form so we know you will join our team again!