Band Updates

Band Notes, November 24, 2019

November 24, 2019

Upcoming Events

Please see the Mason Bands website calendar for event details.


Monday, November 25

  • Concert Green & Silver Rehearsal, 2:45 pm - 4:30 pm


Monday, December 2

  • Marching Band Awards Ceremony, MHS Auditorium, 6:00 pm

Tuesday, December 3

  • Concert Green & Silver Rehearsal, 2:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Thursday, December 5

  • Booster Meeting, 7:00 pm

    • Booster Board Elections

  • Fall Fundraiser pick-up, 5:45 pm - 9:15 pm


Thank You!  

On behalf of the board, our deepest appreciation to all the volunteers who invest countless hours to create opportunities for the Mason Band Students.  A very special thank you to the amazing Pit / Uniform crews, Band Aid and chaperones for going above and beyond during Grand National competitions and to the committee chairs whose support is vital to the program.  Happy Thanksgiving!


Attention: Seniors

Hello Seniors! If you plan on presenting gifts during the Marching Band Awards Night, please email Danita Enouen at, so that she can coordinate that portion of the evening.


Senior Banners

The Senior Banners were taken down from the fence on Friday afternoon and will be distributed on the evening of the Marching Band Awards Banquet on December 2nd.  Please be sure to stop by the Senior table in the Large Commons after the banquet to collect your banner and a special gift! Congrats on an outstanding final marching season and for the awesome 7th place finish in a very competitive Grand National Finals!  You should all be so proud of what you have contributed and accomplished in your four years!!!

Shannon Wielinga

Mason Band Boosters, Senior Liaison


Wind Symphony/Symphonic Bands Parent Toronto Travel Meeting 

Please plan to join your student for the final 30 minutes of Concert Band Camp on Saturday, December 7th at 7:30 pm to review plans for the Toronto Trip. The first payment for the Toronto trip is due at that time. The total cost for the trip is $580 and may be paid in full 12/7 or at a minimum, the first payment of $290 is due 12/7. The final payment of $290 is due by 1/14/20.   Payments can be made by check payable to Mason Band Boosters or online via charms.  Details on how to pay via credit card can be found on our website:


If your family is facing financial hardship and you would like to apply for a travel fee scholarship, please complete the Toronto Scholarship application no later than 12/2/19. You must complete the on-line application to be considered for a scholarship.   


Toronto Travel Fee Application:


If you have any questions about the application or trip please reach out to Mindy Patton at 


Comet Cupboard

Mason Bands is very lucky to have a community that supports us at great lengths. Now is our chance to give back! Mason Girl Scout Troop 44405 runs the Comet Cupboard a new program to provide students/families grades 3-6 in need with food for times the students are not in school. Mason Bands will be collecting items/donations at each of the winter concerts in December to donate to the Comet Cupboard.  Please follow this link to view the list of items needed. A Mason Band Booster Board member will be at each concert to collect donations. If you have any questions please contact Crystal Langbein, Public Information Officer Mason Band boosters at

Thank you for your support.


Fall Fundraiser: Volunteer Request

We are in need of volunteers to help with our Fall Fundraiser Pick Up date on Thursday, 12/5 from either 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm or 5:45 pm - 9:15 pm.


The 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm shift will help organize the products to get ready for pick up. The 5:45 pm - 9:15 pm shift will help distribute the orders to the band families.


Thank you so much to anyone who can come help that evening!


Please sign up in Charms to volunteer.


Any questions, please contact Suzanne Edelbach or Hilary Suddleson at


From the Photo Committee

Memory Book:  The 2019 Memory Book (a 68 page keepsake publication with the best photos from the MMB Marching Season) is available for pre-order now. Books will be distributed in late January 2020.  You can place your order at


Pano-Section Photos:  Great news! If you forgot to order Panoramic or Section Photos, our fantastic photo vendor partner, Rod Gilene Photography, has opened a second order window!  Orders for Pano-Section items can be placed at now through December 3, 2019.   Not sure if you ordered?  Visit the site and click on "Pano/Section Order Info" to see if you've placed your order.   Orders placed earlier in the season will be distributed on Awards Night on Dec 2nd.  New orders placed now through Dec 3 will be fulfilled in January with the Memory Books.  


Medication Pick Up

Medication from the Marching Band Season will be available for pick up just before/after Awards Night on December 2nd. If your student will be participating in Winter Guard or Concert Bands and their medication will still be needed, you can leave it with us until the end of the school year. Prior to travel in any Mason Bands program,  Medication Drop Off events will be scheduled so you can drop off new medication or refill ones we already have. if you have any questions, please contact Lisa Oldham at


Winter Guard Is Looking for a Small Trailer 

The winter guard is looking for a small enclosed trailer for use during their season.  If you know of someone who would have one to loan the group or one to donate please email Mr. Protzman at


Board Elections 

In December, boosters will vote on the volunteer members to serve on the board beginning January 1st - December 31st, 2020. This is an exciting opportunity to make a positive impact on the program. 


Mason Bands is fortunate to have such dedicated volunteers who share their talent and professional expertise to serve on the board, lead committees, and volunteer to support the various activities of such a high performing program. If you haven’t had an opportunity to connect, please make that one of your goals for 2020.  You will find it rewarding!


Our 2020 Candidates are:





If you have any questions, please contact Danita Enouen at 295-7668 or Katie Lee at