Band Updates

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December 31, 1969

Upcoming Events

Please see the Mason Bands website calendar for event details.


Monday, October 22

  • Full Band Rehearsal, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, October 23

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

Thursday, October 25

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

  • Centerville Chaperone Meeting, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Friday, October 26

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

  • Away Football Game, volunteer pep band

Saturday, October 27

  • Full Band Rehearsal 10:00 am-4:00 pm

  • Centerville Invitational (9pm Performance)


MSBA Championships: Volunteer Positions Now in Charms!

The MSBA Championship is on Saturday, November 3. Sign-ups for volunteer shifts are now available in Charms (LINK)!  There are 250 shifts to be filled, along with 100 hospitality food item and 25 hospitality kind-cash donations!


As a reminder, every family is required to volunteer for this event.


While we appreciate and are thankful to everyone who will be bringing hospitality food items to the MSBA Championship, supplying food does not satisfy the volunteer requirement for the day.  If you have any questions regarding the MSBA Championship, please contact


Instructions on how to sign up to volunteer through Charms can be found here:


If you have any problems signing up for a volunteer spot in Charms, please contact Suzanne Edelbach at   


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 attached here as well as on the Mason Bands 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.


Travel Update

Centerville--Saturday, October 27th

Competition begins at 3:15 and concludes at 9:30.  

Mason Performance Time:   9:00 pm;  Final Awards 9:45 pm

Estimated dismissal back in Mason:  11:30pm

Venue:  Centerville High School Stadium (500 E. Franklin Street, Centerville, Oh  45459)

Parking:  Free on site

Tickets:   $10 General Admission; $9 Seniors and Military; Free for Children under 6

(bleacher seating)

Maps and more information at Centerville Invitation Site:


Students will travel by school bus to and from the competition.   After rehearsal concludes at 4:00 pm, students will have Chick-fil-A sandwiches provided (thanks to Chick-fil-A  for donation) and change into their uniforms before traveling to Centerville.


Students should bring a warm coat/gloves/hat that they can put over their uniform after the performance at Centerville as the band will not have time to change and plans to stay outside for the final awards.  


If your student will not be riding on the bus home from Centerville, you must complete the Travel Waiver Google form by Wednesday letting us know your plans and bring a signed travel waiver with you to Centerville.  This is a new travel waiver process. 


Students with travel waivers will be dismissed by the buses after awards unless weather changes plans.  We will send a message via Remind with updates.


LINK: Centerville Transportation Waiver


Grand Nationals-November 8-11, 2018

Music Travel Consultants (MTC)--All students should have $475 in their travel accounts as of Friday.  Please log-on and make your final payments now to maintain your students' reservation. 


As part of the November 1st Booster Meeting we will have a Grand Nationals travel briefing. We encourage one family member for each student traveler to join us for  this important briefing meeting. 


Please read the important medical information from Lisa Oldham.  We will not be able to accept medication that is not submitted in advance according to district policy.


Medication Drop off for Grand Nationals

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. You will find links to partially filled DMS forms at the bottom of this message which can be submitted electronically.



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 below times. Click this link to login to charms:

  • 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



Heather Stroup is resting at home after Friday’s accident during the football game. Heather, warmest wishes for a speedy recovery!


VP of Fundraising, Janice Anello, recently lost her father. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his name, Michael Driskell, to the Mason Band Boosters. Please keep the Anello family in your thoughts and prayers.


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.


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