Band Updates

Band Notes, October 14, 2018

October 14, 2018

Upcoming Events

Please see the Mason Bands website calendar for event details.


Monday, October 15

  • Full Band Rehearsal, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuesday, October 16

  • Full Band Rehearsal, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wednesday, October 17

  • Dine and Donate, Chick fil A, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Merten Drive location

  • Band Concert (WS, SB & CWinds), 7:00 pm, see calendar for details

Thursday, October 18

  • Full Band Rehearsal, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, October 19

  • Full Band Rehearsal, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Home Football Game - SENIOR NIGHT, see calendar for details

Saturday, October 20

  • Full Band Rehearsal, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 21

  • Mattress Sale Fundraiser, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm


Senior Night: Volunteer Request

This Friday, October 19th is Senior Night! Our last regular season home football game, the Band Boosters host a dinner for all Seniors and their families. We are looking for volunteers to help with this event - please sign up in Charms if you are interested! Thank you!


Dine and Donate: this Wednesday!

Everyone is invited to dine at Chick fil A, 5150 Merten Drive, Mason, between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm. On this day, 15% of all purchases will be donated to the Mason Band Boosters - just mention you are with the Band Boosters! FLYER BELOW


Fall Fundraiser: Coffee and Cookie Dough

Our Mason Bands Fall Fundraiser has begun!  We will be selling an exciting NEW product line this year of Coffee, Tea & Cocoa and our always delicious Cookie Dough & Sweets from October 15th – 24th .


This Fundraiser supports all Mason Band programs Grades 6-12.


Your student should bring home a paper fundraising packet from their band class with all the information. Digital copies of all order forms are also on the website.


All Cookie Dough/Sweet products are $15 each and the coffee products are priced separately on the order form ranging from $8-$14.  Our coffee products will have personalized packaging with the Mason Band Logo!


Orders and checks are due back to your student's band director (MI, MMS) or Drop box (MHS) by October 24th. Checks are to be made payable to Mason City Schools – NO CASH ACCEPTED.


Products will need to be picked up by band students/parents on Thursday, December 6th between 6-9 pm in the MHS Small Commons.  We do not have refrigeration for storing items, so you need to make arrangements to have someone else pick up your items if you are not able to. Thank you for your understanding.


Savory Foods (cookie dough vendor) is sponsoring a drawing this year and the winner will receive $5,000.00 for a trip to Orlando or a college scholarship.  Each student will receive 1 entry for every 25 units they sell. 


Family and friends anywhere in the continental US can support our band programs by purchasing coffee products online now or in the future at  During checkout under the Billing Address section type the name “Mason Bands” where it asks for “company name”.  We will profit from this fundraiser all year long if you or your family/friends purchase this way anytime during the year!


We look forward to a successful fundraiser. Last year we raised $12,500 for our great band programs.  Help us raise even more this year!


Contact Suzanne Edelbach or Hilary Suddleson at with any questions.


Medication Drop off for Indianapolis

If your student takes any form of medication, OTC (over the counter) or Rx (prescription), please read the below carefully for information you need to know about medication for our Grand Nationals trip.


OTC Medication

We encourage parents/guardians to provide access to our central supply of 3 typical OTC medications if your student has ever needed one of these medications in the past: ibuprofen, acetaminophen, benadryl. You can check the status of your student’s access to central OTC medication in Charms in the Central OTC field on the student profile. See below for links to partially filled DMS forms.



As-Needed or Scheduled Medication

If your student takes medication that is not centrally provided, you must submit DMS form(s) and the associated medication(s) during one of our Medication Drop Off events. Please sign up in Charms for an appointment during one of these times:  

·  Friday 10/26 5:00-6:00 pm at MHS in Guitar Room

·  Monday 10/29 5:30 to 6:30 pm at MHS in Guitar Room OR W2W in Lobby (based on rehearsal location)

·  Saturday 11/3 10:00 am - noon at MHS (specific room location TBD)

Below is a link to a blank DMS form. You must bring a completed DMS form for each medication and remember all DMS forms need both a doctor and parent/guardian signature.



Important Reminders about Medication:

1.    If you have already submitted DMS forms and medication, we will bring that medication with us for your student. If you need to ‘refill’ one of these medications, please sign up for Medication Drop Off in Charms.

2.    Bring only the amount of medication that needs to be administered (do not send a full month’s supply of your student’s prescription medication).

3.    Bring medication in the smallest size package possible:

a.    Rx medication must have prescription label

b.    OTC medication must be in original container (please buy a small one)

4.    Please make a copy of your forms for your records before you turn them in.



Please see links below to partially filled DMS forms for Central OTC medication.


If you have any questions, please send an email to Lisa Oldham at


Board Positions

We are currently seeking Boosters who are interested in running for a position on our 2019 Board. If you are interested in a Mason Band Boosters Board position, or would like to nominate someone to run for a board position, please contact Bob Johnson at


All candidates will be introduced and will speak at November’s Booster meeting.



It has been brought to our attention that handicapped parking is often used as regular parking, or individuals wait in those spaces. Please do not park or wait in handicapped parking spaces unless you are permitted, as we do have families who need to use those spots. Thank you!

If you have any questions, please contact Bob Johnson at or Katie Lee at