Band Updates

Band Notes Oct 31, 2021

October 31, 2021

Upcoming Events

Monday, November 1

  • Full Band Rehearsal at W2W; 3-5pm 
  • Logistics Team Meeting #3; 7pm 

 

Tuesday, November 2

  • Full Band Rehearsal at W2W; 3-5pm 

 

Wednesday, November 3

  • Full Band Rehearsal at W2W; 3-6pm 
  • Booster meeting via Zoom 7:30pm; link to be sent out prior to the meeting

 

Thursday, November 4

  • Full Band Rehearsal at W2W; 3-6:15pm 

 

Friday, November 5

  • Full Band Rehearsal at W2W; 3-6:15pm 

 

Saturday, November 6

  • MSBA Championships (Please see below for student schedule and additional details)
  • Full Band Rehearsal at School!   9am--MSBA Performance 
  • Medication Drop Off for Grand Nats (Please see below and sign up in charms)


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

HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE HALLOWEEN NIGHT!

REHEARSALS THIS UPCOMING WEEK

Full band rehearsals are scheduled this week at Wall 2 Wall. Please see above for practice times as the end times vary.  Wall 2 Wall’s address is 846 Reading Rd, Mason, OH 45040. We encourage students to drive themselves to Wall 2 Wall and to carpool as appropriate.  We will also have two buses available to transport students from the High School who do not have their own ride.  Please indicate on the survey below your transportation plan.  

 

Prior to rehearsal the next two weeks, it's helpful to have a crew of students who have early release arrive at W2W early to help tape the field, begin to unload the trailer and set up. Students may not leave regular class early to help set up; this opportunity is only for students who have early release and are able to transport themselves to W2W to help. 

 

Please complete this survey to both share your W2W transportation plan and select your meal preferences for Saturday and Grand Nationals.

Student W2W Transportation and Saturday and Travel Meal Survey

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE MSBA CHAMPIONSHIPS 

This Saturday November 6th Mason Bands will be hosting the MSBA Class AAAAA Championships.  Much like our Invitational a couple of weeks ago, we will need all hands on deck to help make this event a success.  We would appreciate each family finding a spot where you would be willing to give your time to help.  Please see below to sign up for the areas we could still use some help.  Thank you in advance for once again ensuring our event runs smoothly.  If you have any questions, please contact our competitions team at competitions@masonbandboosters.com. 

 

Concessions Click Here (Slots recently added in concessions to help feed our band.)

Band Guides and Check-Ins Click Here

Guest/VIP Parking Click Here

Hospitality Food and Drink Donations Click Here

Hospitality Volunteers Click Here

MSBA CHAMPIONSHIPS STUDENT SCHEDULE

Note:  Students will be rehearsing on campus Saturday!  

We will be working with our concessions team to help feed the band on Saturday. Students will be rehearsing on campus and at the stadium on Saturday prior to their MSBA Championship performance at 6:30. Students will bring their own lunch and the band boosters will provide an early dinner. Students will have the concessions experience brought to them at dinner! Please indicate your entree choice (Hot Dogs, Pizza, Hamburger or Cheeseburger). Each student will also receive a package of chips and packaged dessert.


Saturday 11/6 Student Schedule

All at the MHS and Stadium 

9-11:00

Full Band Rehearsal at MHS /Stadium

11:00-11:45

Lunch (Students BYO)

11:45-3:00

Additional Rehearsal

3:00

Move Props/Front Ensemble to MMS

3:00--4:00 Guard

3:15-4:15 -Marchers

Break and Dinner (Dinner will be provided by the Boosters.  Complete Google Survey above)

4:00-5:00

Performance Prep (Uniforms, Hair, Makeup-Guard )

4:15-5:00

Performance Prep (Uniforms-Musicians )

5:00

Students in Block Ready for Warm-up

5:10

Leave for Warm-up

5:30

Warm Up Area C

6:15

Band Walk to Stadium

6:20

Band at Stadium

6:25

At Gate Ready for Performance

6:30

Mason Performance

7:15

Awards

8:00

Load FE, Large Instruments in Trailer

 

Change out of uniform

8:30ish

Dismissed from School Campus once changed

 

MSBA CHAMPIONSHIPS INFORMATION

Performance Schedule

Performance schedule for the evening can be found HERE.  Gates open at 5:00 with Mason performing at 6:30pm.

 

Tickets

$15 general admission

$10 senior 

$5 children under 12

Free volunteers with wristband

Cash and Credit Card are accepted.  

 

Parking

  • Spectator parking is at Mason High School, north of the stadium. 
  • Preferred parking closer to the stadium is available for $5.00, all other parking is free.
  • Disabled parking for properly identified vehicles is available across from the stadium entrance.
  • Volunteers will park in the music lot, Mason Intermediate lot, or the Mason Community Center swim lot.

 

Concessions

Concessions will be available for your dinner and snack needs throughout the evening.  Cash and credit cards will be accepted.

SPIRIT COMMITTEE UPDATE

Thank you to everyone who helped us out on Saturday during our poster making party!  We appreciate you giving up part of your weekend to help us make posters, buttons, and jewelry!  We still have a couple of more opportunities to help.

 

Tuesday, November 9, we are decorating lockers and hallways at school  to wish our band members good luck for Grand Nats! We need some volunteers to help on this day right after school, at 3:00pm. If you are able to help, please let Michelle Pinsky know at spirit@masonbandboosters.com.

 

Thursday, November 11, we will be sending off the band in the Marion’s Pizza parking lot as they start the journey to Grand Nats at 1:30 pm. We would love to see as many people as possible to send them off in spirit!

GRAND NATIONALS PARENT INFORMATION AND BOOSTER UPDATE MEETING WEDNESDAY

Please join us this Wednesday, November 3 at 7:30pm for an informational meeting regarding our upcoming Grand Nationals trip.  We will also be sharing important booster information as well.  The meeting will take place via Zoom with the link being sent out prior to the meeting.  We look forward to seeing you online!

MEDICATION DROP OFF FOR GRAND NATIONALS

Medication Drop off for Grand Nationals will be Saturday Nov 6 at the high school during rehearsal. Please carefully review these important Med Drop Off instructions and upload your DMS (Dispensing Medication at School) forms in advance if you have not already submitted them. We do not accept any paper forms!

 

  • SAT 11/6/21 | 11:00am-12:30pm | Mason High School | You must sign up in Charms (LINK

 

Plan ahead as DMS forms require a doctor’s signature. If you have not already provided DMS forms for your student to have access to our Central OTC medication (acetaminophen, ibuprofen, benadryl) we encourage you to do so if your student has ever needed one of these medications in the past. We will not be able to provide any OTC symptom relief medication without the DMS forms signed by a physician and a parent/guardian. Here are templates you can use (LINK). If you have any questions, send email to MedicalSecretary@MasonBandBoosters.com.

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE MARCHING BAND AWARDS NIGHT

Please mark the evening of November 30th at 6:30pm on your calendar 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. 

HEADS UP- POINSETTIA SALE COMING SOON…

Poinsettia Sale Dates:  11/14 - 11/24  (launch right after Grand Nats)

Colors: 6.5” potted poinsettias in red, pink, marble (pink and white mix), and burgundy

Cost:  $12

Pickup:  Friday the 3rd 5:30-8 and Saturday the 4th - from 10-12. 

Delivery:  $15

Teacher Thank you Special:  Poinsettia + $10 Starbucks or Chipotle Giftcard delivered directly to your teacher's desk for $25.

FUTURE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED

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 the Indianapolis Super Regionals Galleries: Prelims   Finals  Awards & Misc 

 

If you need the password, send an email to photo@masonbandboosters.com.