Band Updates

Band Notes Sept 19, 2021

September 19, 2021

Upcoming Events

 

Monday, September 20

  • Full Band Rehearsal, 3pm to 6pm
  • Sign ups due for band photos taking place on September 22.

 

Tuesday, September 21

  • Full Band Rehearsal, 6pm to 9pm
  • Car Raffle Tickets Drop Off/Pick up - at the Booster meeting!
  • Required Booster Meeting, 6:30pm; HS Small Commons (See below)
  • Band Aid/Chaperone’s Meeting for those traveling to Lebanon, 7:30 pm; Staff Dining Room.  (See below)
  • Orders for Section Shirts Due at Midnight (See below for details)

 

Wednesday, September 22

  • No Band
  • First Individual Photo Day; Staff Dining Room (See below for scheduling information)
  • Culver’s Dine and Donate; all day (See below for details)

 

Thursday, September 23

  • Full Band Rehearsal 3pm to 6pm
  • Car Raffle Tickets Drop Off/Pick up - 5:30-6:15pm, near rehearsal

 

Friday, September 24

  • Full Band Rehearsal 3pm to 5pm
  • Home Football Game; Pregame Meal Provided by Subway and the Band Boosters
  • Car Raffle Ticket Sales - At the Football Game!

 

Saturday, September 25

  • Lebanon Invitational, 9am to 10:30pm (details and schedule below)

 

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

REQUIRED FOR MARCHING BAND FAMILIES! - NEXT GENERAL BOOSTER MEETING THIS TUESDAY

Our next general booster meeting is this Tuesday, 9/21 at 6:30pm in the High School Small Commons. Note: One person from each MARCHING BAND family is required to attend as we will be sharing some important information on upcoming events.  This meeting will provide details about our upcoming trips, Mason Invitational, and many other things you will not want to miss.  If you absolutely cannot attend, please email president@masonbandboosters.com.

Band Staff Highlight: Mr. Scharf

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Mr. John Scharf is our newest staff member. He will be teaching concert percussion at the high school and helping with marching band percussion. We are excited to have him on staff. He is a graduate of Michigan State and a Michigan native. You can read more about him in his bio on our website using this link.

CHAPERONE AND BAND AID LEBANON INVITATIONAL TRAVEL MEETING 

Following the booster meeting on the 21st, Chaperones/Band Aids Traveling with the Band to Lebanon will meet in the staff dining room at 7:30pm.  Only those traveling to Lebanon need to attend.

LESS THAN 3 WEEKS LEFT!

WE NEED YOUR HELP GETTING TO 3000!  

  • Please keep selling raffle tickets!  - Pick up some more if you need to. As always, you can direct eligible participants to our online form anytime:  Mason Bands Car Raffle Tickets
  • Pick up some cards and leave in your breakroom at work!
  • Pick up some flyers and hang at your gym, break room, community bulletin boards, etc.
  • Share the flyer to your neighborhood facebook page or on Instagram!

 

2021 Mason Bands Car Raffle Flyer

 

Ticket Drop off/Pick up events this week will be:

  • Tuesday, 9/21 - At the Booster meeting!
  • Thursday, 9/23 - 5:30-6:15pm in the Bus Circle
  • Friday, 9/24 - We will be selling and collecting raffle tickets before and during the game.

 

Thank you to everyone who has been doing such a wonderful job of selling!  We appreciate your engagement and support!

 

Questions? - Please direct those to carraffle@masonbandboosters.com.

SECTION SHIRT ORDERS DUE BY MIDNIGHT ON SEPTEMBER 21ST!  

Thanks to our extremely talented students who designed 2021 section shirts, they are available for order online: https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/band-sections now through Midnight on September 21st.  Please take a moment to look at the options available for your section, most are available in multiple options ie; short sleeve, long sleeve, hoodie and/or crew neck.  Some sections have more than one option as requested by the students.  All shirts are custom made to order which means there are no extras made so if you would like one, please order before the deadline.  Finally, choose delivery to your home or pickup in store when you check out and for those who choose to pick up in store, you will receive an email from Friday Threads when the order is ready. Shirts will be ready approximately 4 weeks after the store closes.

TIME TO ORDER AND SCHEDULE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS!

Each year the Band Boosters organize professional portraits for the Marching Band. Appointments for individual portraits will be on Wednesdays, Sept 22nd and Sept 29th. In addition to individual portraits of your student, you can order Full Band Panoramic and Section photos taken after the Heritage Day Parade. 

 

Families interested in ordering should view the full details here on MasonBands.com. You will find information about scheduling individual appointments, what to wear, & how to reschedule or cancel if needed. You will also find the refund policy. 

 

You can schedule your appointment and order photos through the Order Form.  Appointment slots will pop up once package selections are made. Portrait options are described in this Flyer.

 

Volunteers are needed to help the portrait session go smoothly. Please sign up in Charms.

HOME FOOTBALL GAME VS LAKOTA WEST THIS FRIDAY!  

We have another home football game this Friday night vs Lakota West! Instrumentalists will wear Flight Suits for the game.  Students should bring their underlayers (fitted shorts/tank) with them to school in addition to rehearsal gear so they can change into uniform after rehearsal prior to the game.   

 

Dinner this Friday is provided by the Band Boosters and Subway.  Dinner will include a 6-inch sub, Pringles, Gatorade and dessert.  Students with dietary needs will receive a survey Sunday to complete by Wednesday.  If you have a special dietary need and have questions, please email Mindy at Travel@Masonbandboosters.com

 

If you have questions about Friday, feel free to contact Mindy Travel@MasonBandBoosters.com

ATTENTION SENIORS AND SENIOR FAMILIES!

Please see the flyer below for some important information on Senior Night and links to some forms that we need you, adults AND students to complete by Next Sunday, 9/26!

Senior Night Flyer

EAT AT CULVER’S THIS WEDNESDAY AND SUPPORT THE BAND!

Our next Dine and Donate will be at Culver’s on Tylersville on 9/22.  It is valid all day they are open, 10am-10:30pm.  The band will get 10% back of any band-related sales.  This flyer can be handed out in advance to friends, neighbors, etc., they don’t have to be with the band, anyone can use it as long as we don’t pass it out on Culver's premises.  We get credit by either bringing in the flyer or also by just mentioning the band fundraiser to the cashier (flyer isn’t required).  Dine in, drive thru, carry out all counts.

LEBANON INVITATIONAL SEPTEMBER 25

9:00 am--Students Report to Campus for Rehearsal and Performance Prep

11:00 am--EARLY Lunch (BYO) 

3:15--EARLY Pasta Dinner--Provided by Boosters and sponsored in part by Tony’s 

5:15--Buses Depart for Lebanon

8:00 pm--Mason’s Performance Time

Snack Provided Post Performance 

9:00 pm -Awards 

10:30pm (approx) --Dismissed after Competition and Return to Mason (Parents will receive a Remind when the band departs Lebanon) 

 

Throughout the day, students will rehearse and prepare for their first competition  performance of the season.  Students will bring their own lunch and the Band Boosters will provide dinner and snacks.  Students will change into their competition uniforms after rehearsal and wear their uniforms to the competition.   

 

Students will travel in yellow buses to this competition and must be masked on the bus.  

 

The overall Lebanon Invitational begins at noon and Mason performs at 8pm.   Tickets at the gate are $12 and parking is free.  We encourage families to make the quick 25 minute drive to the Lebanon Junior High School Campus ((160 Miller Road, Lebanon, OH  45035)  to see some other great bands and catch Mason’s 8pm performance.  

 

Transportation Waiver Due Tonight (Sunday):

For this competition, we would prefer students ride the bus home to Mason so they can change out of their uniform on campus.   If you need to pick up your student directly from Lebanon at the conclusion of the competition or your student has approval from a director to meet the band there, you must complete a district-required Transportation waiver no later than Sunday, September 19. 

Lebanon Transportation Waiver

 

If you have any questions, please contact travelsecretary@masonbands.com 

FAMILY SHOWCASE/SENIOR NIGHT OCTOBER 1

Schedule Preview:

 

3-5:30 Rehearsal after School

6:00--Senior Dinner (Students/Directors) -Small Commons (Provided)

6:00--Junior, Sophomore, and Freshman Dinner -Large Commons (Provided)

7:15--Gates Open at Atrium Stadium

8:00--Family Showcase and Senior Night 

 

More details about the Showcase and Senior events will be shared as we get closer to the event!  Last year was the first time we hosted our own Showcase and Senior Night just for band families, past and present, and it turned out to be a really wonderful and casual event to celebrate our Band and especially, our Seniors!

SPECIAL THANKS TO TWIN DRAGONS!

Twin Dragon owners and Mason Band parents Kate Huang and Meng Wang provided an amazing dinner Friday night for our students before the game. Twin Dragon Buffet & Grill is a proud sponsor of Mason Band and offers delicious dining or take out at their restaurant on Tylersville Rd. They are known for using fresh ingredients for their outstanding Chinese Cuisine and having excellent customer service!

SPECIAL THANKS TO NORTHSIDE SURPLUS!


We appreciate Northside Surplus Co, a locally owned business, for their generous support as they helped outfit our students for this year’s show. Our students proudly premiered their uniforms in Mason’s Heritage Day Parade.

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: Heritage Day Parade   Rehearsals     Football Games. If you need the password, send an email to photo@masonbandboosters.com.

CONGRATS TO MMS BAND STUDENTS!

Congratulations to all of our MMS Band Students who were selected for Jr. CYWE! Students get to learn and perform with band students from other schools in the area through this fantastic program offered by the CCM Preparatory Dept. We are proud of you!

WAY TO GO WIND SYMPHONY!

Congratulations to the William Mason High School Wind Symphony for being selected as a “National Winner” for the National Wind Band Award through the Foundation for Music Education!

 

Award winners were selected through recordings submitted by the 20-21 Wind Symphony, so congratulations to last year’s group and this year’s students also!

PLEASE KEEP STUDENT PHYSICALS CURRENT ALL SEASON

If your student’s physical expires in Final Forms, they will not be able to participate.  Please pay attention and act when you receive notifications from Final Forms as well as our Registration Coordinator,  Jennifer Weaver.   We are having to invest significant time to track down students and families not keeping up with their physicals.   If your physical expires during the season, your student is not able to participate in Marching Band rehearsals, football games, or events until a current physical with clearance to participate is uploaded. Make sure to download the PPE physician form prior to your student’s annual well check or if you need to get one done quickly,  there are several options nearby such as Kroger Little Clinic, CVS Minute Clinic, etc.  Remember after the physical, you must upload the new physical to Final Forms. 

 

Refer to the 'how to' guide here for the details about downloading and uploading to Final Forms. If you have any questions, email registration@MasonBandBoosters.com.