Band Updates

Band Notes Nov 28, 2021

November 28, 2021

Upcoming Events

Monday, November 29

  • Travel Survey Due for Wind Symphony /Symphonic Band (see details below)

 

Tuesday, November 30

  • Marching Band Awards Ceremony 6:30pm; High School Auditorium
    • Volunteers needed, please see below for details
  • LAST DAY to order the Memory Book (see details below)

 

Friday, December 3 

  • Poinsettia Pick Up - 5:30 - 8:00 -  MMS Performing Arts Entrance
  • Wind Symphony/Symphonic Band Concert Band Camp:  3:00pm -8:30pm (Dinner Provided) 
  • Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band Trip Payment #1 due (see details below)

 

Saturday, December 4

  • Poinsettia Pick Up - 10:00 AM - Noon -  MMS Performing Arts Entrance
  • Wind Symphony/Symphonic Band Concert Band Camp: 12:30-8:00 pm (Dinner Provided) 
  • OMEA Honor Band Auditions (Times vary depending assigned time for those participating)

 

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

MARCHING BAND AWARDS NIGHT NOVEMBER 30TH THIS TUESDAY!

Please join us November 30th at 6:30pm for this year’s marching band awards night.  This will be a fun evening to celebrate each band member's achievements throughout the marching band season and to reminisce on all of the amazing moments we have all shared together.  You won’t want to miss it! The event will take place in the High School Auditorium.  

 

Volunteers needed:  We are still in need of volunteers to help with setting up, serving cookies, and cleaning up before and after our awards ceremony.  We would also appreciate donations of individually wrapped cookies and water.  More information and sign-ups can be found via the links below.  Donations can be dropped off prior to the start of the program from 4:15pm - 6:15pm in the large commons.  Thank you to everyone who has already signed up!  Please contact Kim Bishop at secretary@masonbandboosters.com with any questions.  Thanks in advance for helping us have a fun night!

 

Award Ceremony Volunteers

Cookie and Water Donations

MEDICATION PICKUP AT AWARDS NIGHT

For those who turned in medication for the marching season, parents/guardians can pick up their student’s medication at awards night. Please arrive a few minutes early - we will have a table setup outside of the auditorium. If your student will be participating in Winter Guard or is part of a Concert Band group that will be traveling (Wind Symphony or Symphonic Band), you can leave medication with us. Our final medication pickup for the year will be after the 2022 Mini Band Camp in June.

PANO/SECTION PHOTO UPDATE

For those who ordered Pano/Section photos, Section Photos are in & will be ready for pickup at Awards Night. The Pano frames are delayed so those photos won't be ready for pickup until January. We will keep you updated in the Band Notes.

SPIRIT POSTER AND SENIOR BANNER PICKUP AT AWARDS NIGHT

There will be a couple tables at awards night containing any Spirit posters you wish to retrieve from Grand Nationals send-off and the remaining Senior Banners that were taken down from the fence.  If you have one to retrieve, please stop by.  Any remaining spirit posters will be disposed of after the awards ceremony. 

SPIRIT ITEMS AND TOP GUN SWAG FOR SALE 

Spirit will have the limited inventory of remaining show flags and buttons for sale at the awards ceremony on Tuesday night.  There will be some other fun Top Gun swag to purchase as well such as aviators, patches, wings, dog tags, flight suits, hats, etc. This will also be your last chance to pick up any pre-ordered jewelry or any other orders that were never picked up during the season.  Any orders not picked up on Tuesday night will be put back into inventory.

2 DAYS LEFT TO ORDER YOUR MARCHING BAND MEMORY BOOK!

Memory Books are $50 each - order HERE. The LAST DAY to order is TUESDAY Nov 30th. We cannot accept late orders due to our bulk discount. The memory book is created each year by a group of talented parents capturing all the amazing moments of our season using SmugMug photos from our dedicated Photo Corps parent/alumni volunteers. This year’s book has 77 pages filled with all the wonderful moments throughout the season from Mini-Camp, History Night, Rehearsals, Parades, Football Games, Competitions, Sections & Seniors, Grand Nationals & more! Books will be sent to the printer on 12/1 and we hope to have them ready for pickup before the holiday break. We’ll share updates on pick up timing in the Band Notes & Facebook Parent/Families Group.

POINSETTIA PICK-UP

Thanks to everyone who ordered poinsettias!  Poinsettias can be picked up on Friday the 3rd at 5:30-8pm or Saturday the 4th from 10am-12pm at the Mason Middle School Performing Arts Entrance.

 

Volunteers needed:  Volunteers needed to help sort and distribute Poinsettias.  Please sign-up to volunteer: https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?s=MasonHSBa&v=5459288

WIND SYMPHONY AND SYMPHONIC CONCERT BAND CAMP THIS WEEKEND! 

At this camp the Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony will be working with guest clinicians and conductors. Dr. Robert Ambrose from Georgia State will be in residence working with both groups. There will not be a performance associated with this camp as both groups will be working on music for future performances. 

 

Friday:   3:00-8:30 pm; Dinner at 5:30pm and Snack at 7:15pm provided 

Saturday:  12:00-8:00pm; Snack at 3:00pm and Dinner 5:00pm provided

 

Volunteers needed:  Join us to help serve dinner and snacks to our hard working Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band students.  Sign-up in Charms:

Friday Meal Support (5:00-6:30pm):  Friday Concert Band Volunteer Sign Up

Saturday Meal Support (4:30-6:00 pm):  Saturday Concert Band Volunteer Sign Up

WIND SYMPHONY KANSAS CITY TOUR UPDATE

Kansas City Trip Information


2021 Mason Band Concert Band Travel Survey Link 

(Please complete this  Travel Survey and Commitment  form by Monday, November 29,2021 to plan the best experience for your student) 


Kansas City Tour Information Link


How To Pay Wind Symphony Kansas City Tour Fees Information Link

(Payments Dates: 12/3/21, $300.00 (via Credit Card on Charms or checks payable to Mason Band Boosters) and 1/18/22, $350.00. Students with financial concerns should email Mr. Protzman now for payment assistance options.) 


Zoom Kansas City Travel Meeting: Wednesday Dec. 8th at 7:30 PM

Meeting Zoom Link 

SYMPHONIC BAND CLEVELAND OMEA TRIP UPDATE

The commitment form and fee structure for the Symphonic Band trip are now live! Please read below for important forms, fees and deadlines.

 

FORMS and FEES CHECKLIST

Will be updated as forms are added over the next several weeks

DUE DATE

ITEM and LINK

November 29

Travel Survey and Commitment Form - CLICK HERE

December 1 

Only if interested in assistance

Travel Scholarship Application - CLICK HERE

Please also indicate interest in the “Travel Survey” above

December 3

Trip Payment #1 - $150

Pay by Check made out to “Mason Band Boosters” and give to a band director OR Online via: CHARMS

January 18

Trip Payment #2 - $100

Pay by Check made out to “Mason Band Boosters” and give to a band director OR Online via: CHARMS

 

“How To” Guide for paying Trip Payments online on CHARMS : CLICK HERE


Resources from the original Travel Meeting on Zoom:

1) PDF of Slides from the Meeting: CLICK HERE 

2) Video of the Zoom Meeting: CLICK HERE

3) FAQ Document: CLICK HERE

 

SMUG MUG PHOTOS - CHECK THEM OUT!

Our amazing Photo Corps have been capturing images all season. These photos are available for you to view/download for free from our SmugMug Site here. Check out these Galleries from our Grand Nationals weekend: Spirit Send Off,  Prelims,  Semi-Finals,  Finals,  Bullseye

 

If you need the password, send an email to photo@masonbandboosters.com.to a band director OR Online via: CHARMS

Cane's

Dine and Donate - December 8, 2021; 3-8pm

An easy way to support our band and feed your family during the busy month of December!   You need only mention the band boosters or hand them this flyer at the Cane’s on Tylersville Rd. and the band will receive 15% of all proceeds!