Band Notes, September 15, 2019
Please see the Mason Bands website calendar for event details.
Monday, September 16
Full Band Rehearsal, 3:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Tuesday, September 17
Dine & Donate, Chipotle, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Percussion Rehearsal 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, September 18
Full Band Rehearsal, 3:15 pm - 6:15 pm (no percussion)
Thursday, September 19
Full Band Rehearsal, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Finance Table, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, September 20
Full Band Rehearsal, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Away Football Game - Volunteer Pep Band, 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday, September 21
Full Band Rehearsal, 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Medication Drop Off, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, details below
Schedule Update - Percussion
Percussion will have their usual rehearsal on Tuesday evening this week. Percussion students will then NOT have rehearsal on Wednesday.
Message from the Uniform Crew
Band Shoes: On Saturday when the band dressed for pictures, about 1/3 of the winds and percussion didn’t have shoes!! Many hadn’t brought in shoes or socks, several discovered that their shoes no longer fit!!
If your marcher needs new shoes, please order them in Charms by Tuesday 9/17 at 6pm so we can get them ordered, delivered, labeled and into their uniform bags before the first competition on 9/28!!!
If your marcher just needs to bring in shoes and/or long black socks, the uniform racks will be out at the end of practice Monday and Friday or you can email us and make other arrangements.
Seniors: we will begin breaking down your Classic Uniforms and putting your shirts and vests back in stock beginning Monday in preparation for the arrival of competition jackets. If there’s any chance you may want band portraits or senior pictures taken in your Classic uniform, email us ASAP!!
OSU Travel Waiver Due 9/20/19
Students will be traveling by Charter Buses to and from Ohio State on 9/28/19. We will share a more detailed itinerary later this week. If you plan on picking up your student at the end of the competition at Ohio State, you must complete an on-line travel waiver. You may have another adult pick up your student if you list them on the Travel Waiver. You must sign out your student in person if you complete the Travel Waiver.
The OSU Travel Waiver form will be live from today through Friday. You must have your waiver in by Friday.
OSU Travel Waiver Due 9/20/19:
Lincoln Nautilus Car Raffle
Tickets may be purchased online at https://form.jotform.com/Masonbands/LincolnRaffle Each family is encouraged to sell tickets to friends, neighbors and co-workers. Share the link! Please make checks payable to Mason Band Boosters.
Raffle tickets will be sold July through October 12th with the actual raffle taking place at the Mason Invitational. You can review all the details on our website at https://www.masonbands.com/boosters/fundraising/car-raffle .
The early bird drawing was conducted Saturday afternoon at the Heritage Festival. The winning ticket was pulled by Lady D of the Tempted Souls Band. Jill Jones was the winner of $300 dollars, and she purchased her ticket from Jenn Weaver. Stay tune for photos!
Dine & Donate
Our next dine and donate is this Tuesday at Chipotle, located at 9540 Mason-Montgomery Road. Show the attached flyer or tell the cashier you’re supporting the Mason Band Boosters, and 33% of the proceeds will be donated to the Boosters!
Chaperones for Away Game Volunteer Pep Band 9/20
Chaperones, we need your help for the first Volunteer Pep Band coming up 9/20. Travel with the band and have fun cheering on the Comets at their first away game. Sign ups are live in Charms.
Medication Drop Off for OSU Invitational
If your student will need medication for the upcoming trip to the Buckeye Invitational, please sign up for a time to drop off medication using the google form below. Medication Drop Off will be in the Staff Dining Lounge on these dates:
Saturday Sept 21 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Wednesday Sept 25 from 6:30-7:00 pm
Please fill out this form to sign up for medication drop off: Register for Med Drop Off
Please note these important reminders:
If you have already turned in as-needed medication, we will bring that with us on the trip.
If you have turned in scheduled medication (taken at specific times during the day), you must reconfirm if that medication still need to be administered by filling out the google form.
If your student needs Central OTC medication (Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, Benadryl), you can send a completed DMS form signed by a physician and parent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DMS forms can be found here: https://www.masonbands.com/ensembles/marching-band/marching-band-forms/
Mason Invitational - Save the Date!
This is a reminder to keep Saturday, October 12 open for the Mason Invitational! The Mason Invitational is a very large event that requires every family’s help. More details and volunteer sign-ups will be communicated soon!
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Every Thursday evening, between 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm, a finance table will be set up near practice for our families to make trip payments, or turn in car raffle tickets.
CDL-A Driver Needed
Our Pit Crew is looking for a CDL-A driver. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help out!
Attention: Crafters and Sewers!
Attention crafters and sewers, the spirit committee has some fun sewing and craft projects they need help with. Please contact email@example.com for details.
2019 Buckeye Invitational Presale Tickets--Mason Performs at 8:30pm
The 2019 Buckeye Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 28, is a high school band competition sponsored by the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) and hosted by The Ohio State University Marching Band in historic Ohio Stadium.
Presale tickets are available for purchase online for $15 each through Wednesday, Sept. 25. Ticket quantities can be updated in your shopping cart. Pre-ordered tickets can be picked up on the day of the event at Will Call at gate 5 (under the billing name used to purchase the tickets).
Tickets can be purchased day-of at Ohio Stadium at gate 5 for $20. Children six and under will be admitted without a ticket for free. Exit and re-entry will be permitted with a valid ticket stub. All tickets are general admission.
The Spirit Committee is excited to announce select products are now available at Red Bubble! Please follow the link below for these items.
Spirit items are also available in the online Mason Band Spirit Store: https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-spirit-wear .