Band Updates

Band Notes, Oct 17, 2021

October 17, 2021

Upcoming Events

 

Monday, October 18

  • Full Band Rehearsal 3-6pm
  • Fly Over Crew Rehearsal at W2W- 6-7pm 

 

Tuesday, October 19

  • Full Band Rehearsal, 6-9pm 
  • Fly Over Crew Rehearsal at W2W -5-6pm 

 

Wednesday, October 20

  • Full Band Rehearsal 3-6pm  
  • Potential Fly Over Crew Rehearsal at W2W-6-7pm 
  • Medication Drop Off-4:45-6:30 - Sign Up in Charms (see below for details)

 

Thursday, October 21

  • Full Band Rehearsal 6-9pm (Please note time is different than usual for brass and Woodwinds)
  • Super Regional Chaperone/Band Aid Meeting 7pm (Venue TBD) 

 

Friday, October 22

  • Full Band Rehearsal 3-6pm

 

Saturday, October 23

  • BOA Indy Super Regionals; Please see below for detailed schedule



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

LAST CHANCE FOR SENIORS TO SEND IN PHOTOS!

Please remember to send photos to president@masonbandboosters.com TONIGHT.  Please see the flyer below for more information.

 

Senior Night Flyer

SENIOR T-SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE

Great news, our talented senior students finished the 2022 band senior shirt design!  The shirt is available for purchase now through Sunday October 24th!  Be sure to click on the item to see all formats available! Please order HERE!

SUPER REGIONALS THIS SATURDAY!

This upcoming Saturday is our Super Regionals trip to Indianapolis.  The information below contains the main information families need to know in order to have a fun and amazing experience for the day.  Any information that needs to be communicated to families the day of the trip will be sent out through Remind.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Mindy Patton at travelsecretary@masonbandboosters.com  We look forward to a wonderful trip!

 

***Important Traffic Update for Super Regionals***:

Please be sure to allow extra time to travel to Indianapolis on Saturday.  There are two areas of construction on I-74 heading to Indianapolis where traffic goes down to one lane.  The first area of construction is less than a mile and the second stretch is 15 miles long.  You can anticipate that with the construction there will be the possibility of heavier traffic than normal and some delays.

 

Schedule:

6:00am

Arrive and Report to Small Commons.  Breakfast Provided.  Load Charter Buses  

* Arrive early please! To be on time is to be late, to be late is to be left behind.

8:45am

Bullseye Performance Prep

11:45am

Mason’s Preliminary Performance

12:30pm

Lunch-Bullseye (Taco Bar)

1-4pm

Watch Bands (Lucas Oil Stadium or Bullseye)

TBD

Dinner (Pasta Bar) 

7-11pm

Finals Window

11:30pm

Change, Snacks, Travel Waiver Sign Out

Super Regional Travel Waiver Due Tonight if signing out student from Bullseye. 

*Students need to be checked out in person and they must be picked up on time.

Midnight

Load and Travel to Mason

2:30am

Return to Mason-Will Send Remind when Buses Leave Indianapolis

 

What to bring

  • Instrument/Flags/Rifles
  • Performance Clothes (wear your performance underlayers on the bus for easy changing in Indianapolis when we arrive!)
  • Casual Clothes for Stadium + Jacket (for walking to Stadium)
  • Water Jug for Bus/Bullseye
  • Mask for Bus 
  • Portable Charger for Phone
  • Spending $ for stadium (optional)

 

Super Regional Healthy Band Program:

Super Regional: Clear Daily Health Assessment (including no fever)

Masks required for all participants on buses except when eating/drinking. For information regarding how the band plans to manage illnesses while traveling, please refer to the prevention and Health Strategies emailed to families earlier in the week. The Band will be following district, state and local COVID-19 guidelines and protocols.  Thank you for your cooperation to ensure we have a safe trip!

 

Ticket information:

Super Regionals is a BOA Ticketed Event.  You may purchase tickets on site or via Ticketmaster.

Prelims -$25 (Mason’s Performance:  11:45am

Finals -GA-$30 or Reserved $40 (7pm-11pm) -Announced after Prelims 

 

MEDICATION DROP OFF FOR SUPER REGIONALS & GRANT NATS

Medication Drop off for Super Regionals is this week. Please carefully review these important Med Drop Off instructions and upload your DMS forms in advance if you have not already submitted them.

  • WED 10/20/21 | 4:45-6:30pm | You must sign up in Charms (LINK

We ask that you use this time to drop off medications your student will need for both the  Super Regional and Grand Nationals to streamline our process. Plan ahead as the DMS forms you must turn in with medication require a doctor’s signature. We will plan to distribute medications with breakfast and bedtime (after finals) for the long Super Regional Day. Please account for the medications needed for the Grand National Indianapolis overnights Thursday and Friday in November.

ANNOUNCING OUR 2021 CAR RAFFLE WINNERS!

Thanks to all who participated in our Car Raffle! We are thrilled to announce the winners and to share the Grand Prize this year was a cash prize valued over $20,000! This and all Mason Band fundraisers support students in Grades 6-12 with music, instruments, guest clinicians, & more! Thank You!!

 

Grand Prize Winners: ($21,640):  Tony and Judi L.  

Second Prize Winner: ($1000):  Sanjay G.

Third Prize Winner:  ($500):  Kamini S.

 

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: MASON BAND ALUMNUS DR. IAN RODWAY AND BEACON ORTHOPEDICS

As a native of Mason, Ohio, Dr. Rodway is a proud alum of William Mason High School where he was a member of Mason Band. Dr. Rodway is an orthopaedic surgeon at Beacon where he specializes in all aspects of spinal surgery. We appreciate the generous support for his alma mater.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ELECTIONS COMING UP!

The Mason Band Boosters Executive Committee elections are coming up in December!  We are looking for leaders passionate about our program to help lead our Boosters organization into the future!  We will have several openings on our Executive committee due to parents who will be “graduating” with their Seniors.  If you think you would like to become more involved and bring new ideas to our team, please reach out to Shannon Wielinga at president@masonbandboosters.com or any current Executive Committee member to discuss.  We would love to talk to you! 

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 recent galleries: Homecoming Football Game  Homecoming Parade   Fall Concerts  If you need the password, send an email to photo@masonbandboosters.com.