Band Updates

Band Notes, November 26, 2017

November 26, 2017

Upcoming Events 11/27 - 12/3:

Please visit the calendar on the Mason Bands website for a complete list of Mason Bands events, including Concert Band events.

Monday, November 27

  • WMHS Winter Guard Audition Clinics begin, details below

  • Marching Band Awards Night, 6:00 pm, High School Auditorium

Tuesday, November 28

  • Jazz Band Auditions, 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    • for students who wish to be in the auditioned Jazz Band

Thursday, November 30

  • Concert Silver Rehearsal, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

  • Fall Fundraiser Pick-up, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, High School Small Commons

  • MMS Winter Guard Meeting, 7:00 pm, High School Band Room

Friday, December 1

  • Concert Band Camp (WS & Symph), 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday, December 2

  • Concert Band Camp (WS & Symph), 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sunday, December 3

  • Concert Band Camp Concert (WS & Symph), 2:00 pm


WMHS  Winter Guard Audition Clinics

Auditions for the Competitive Winter Guard begin tomorrow, November 27th  in the Large Commons.

1.     Bring the Audition Form signed by both student and Parent.

2.     Log into Final Forms and add “Coed Winter Guard” as a new activity to the student’s profile.  We only have 12 students signed up so far in Final Forms. (The physician’s form is not needed for Auditions,  however, if the student becomes a member of the WG,  the physician’s form must then be printed off, signed by a physician, and turned in by Dec 15th).

3.     Please wear exercise clothing close to the body so it is not caught during dancing or flag movement at the clinics. Bring your own water jug.

4.     If you currently have a color guard rifle you may bring it but it is not required.

5.     If you did not pick up the information packet at the WG meeting that contains the required Audition Form,  please email Andy Acheson at


Photo Pick-up at Awards Night

Be sure to stop by the Photo Committee table before or after the awards presentations. Individual portrait orders, buttons, and Panoramic orders will all be there waiting to be picked up.


Medication Pick-up at Awards Night

If you turned in medication anytime this year for Marching Band, please plan to pick it up at Awards Night on Monday Nov 27th. Even if the medication bottle/box/package is empty, we prefer that parents pickup their student's medication bag so that you can discard it or save for next year to re-use. If your student is participating in another program this year (Winter Guard, Wind Symphony) for which travel is planned, you can leave 'as needed' medication with us if it still applies. If you have any questions, please send an email to


Fall Fundraiser Pick-up

Thank you so much to all that participated in the Fall Band Fundraiser this year!  We profited almost $13,000 for our amazing band program! 

Don't forget to pick up your cookie dough and citrus orders for you and your customers this Thursday, 11/30 from 6-9 pm at the Mason High School Small Commons (by the bus circle) 

We are not able to store any items or make refunds so PLEASE pick them up or have a friend/neighbor pick them up for you if you are not able to. Any unclaimed items will be donated to the local food pantry. 

New this year: We will have some cookie dough, popcorn, chocolate lava cakes and boxes of citrus for sale at the pick-up night. Please bring cash or check with you on pick up night if you are interested in any additional products for yourself or a teacher or hostess gift! 

We are still in need of volunteers to help on Thursday night if you can please sign up in Charms if you are able to help out that afternoon or evening. 

Contact us at if you have any questions.

Suzanne Edelbach & Hilary Suddleson

Band Fall Fundraiser co-chairs


MMS Winter Guard

Parent/Potential Member Meeting will be on November 30th at 7pm in the High School Band Room.


Mason Band Merchandise

Have you checked out all the items available from the online store: For every order placed through the online Mason Band spirit store, the Mason Band Boosters receive a rebate from Friday Threads!


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 5: Concert Silver Rehearsal, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Thursday, December 7: High School Winter Concert #1, 7:00 pm

  • Symphonic, Concert Winds, Concert Silver

Tuesday, December 12: High School Winter Concert #2, 7:00 pm

  • Wind Symphony, Concert White

Thursday, December 14: Booster Meeting, 7:00 pm

  • At the December 14 meeting, we will be voting on our 2018 Board.