Band Notes, September 6, 2020
Monday, September 7
- Labor Day! No Band or Guard rehearsal today!
Tuesday, September 8
- MB Full Band, 6-9PM (arrival and wellness checks begin at 5:40)
- Game 2 Football Ticket pickup (for Game 2 assigned families only), 8:30-9pm near rehearsal.
- Travel Fee/Consumable Fee Refund Check Pickup--8:30-9:00pm near rehearsal.
Wednesday, September 9
- Guard Rehearsal, 6-9PM (arrival and wellness checks begin at 5:40pm)
- MB/Guard Individual portraits, first opportunity
Thursday, September 10
- MB Brass and Woodwinds, 3:00-6:00pm (arrival and wellness checks begin at 2:45pm)
- Game 2 Football Ticket pickup (for Game 2 assigned families only) 5:30-6:15pm near rehearsal.
- MB Percussion, 6-9pm (arrival and wellness checks begin at 5:40pm)
Friday, September 11
- MB Full Band, 3:00-5:00pm (arrival and wellness checks begin at 2:45pm)
- 5:30 Pre-Game Dinner--McDonald’s Provided in Large Commons
- 6:40 Pregame (Full Band)
- Home Football Game vs. Oak Hills - Pep Band 2 assigned.
Saturday, September 12
- MB Full Band, 1:30-9pm (arrival and wellness checks begin at 1:10)
Future planned events can be found on the updated band calendar: Mason Band Calendar
MARK YOUR CALENDAR - BAND BOOSTER MEETING 9/15--7PM
We will be having our next quarterly Band Booster General Meeting on Tuesday, 9/15 at 7pm via Zoom conferencing. An email with a Zoom link will be sent out prior to the meeting. Please plan to join us as there will be many important updates, including information on the upcoming Showcase on 9/26, the Mason Invitational on 10/10 and our 2020 Season Finale Showcase on 10/24 at Lucas Oil Stadium! We look forward to seeing you there!
PEP BAND/FOOTBALL GAME UPDATES
We have two remaining home Football games (Friday 9/11 and 9/18) for which the Band will perform Pregame and a limited Pep Band will perform during the games through 3rd quarter. Students not assigned to the pep game will be dismissed after pre-game.
Each family is getting the opportunity to purchase TWO tickets to only one football home game this year due to state COVID-19 and District restrictions on attendance at HS football games. After the cancellation of Band activities for Game 1, we have reassigned all of the families who were assigned to purchase tickets for Game 1 to one of the two remaining games. See link below for the updated Pep Band/Football game assignment listing:
PLEASE NOTE: If your student was previously assigned to Pep Band 1 as an instrumentalist for Pep Band, they will NOT be playing in the Pep Band for game 2 or 3, only in Pre-game. However, you are able to purchase a ticket for your student as part of your per family allotment if you wish to stay for the game after Pre-Game. The exception to this is Seniors who were assigned to Game 1 have been reassigned to play in the Pep Band for Game 3.
For families assigned to Game 2, you should have received an email on Friday with a link to request tickets. As a reminder, the deadline to submit ALL requests for Game 2 are due THIS TUESDAY, 9/8 BY NOON! For those who request additional tickets, we will be awarding them based on the timestamp of your request submission and you will be notified by email on Tuesday afternoon if you will be able to purchase your additional requested tickets.
Please email Shannon Wielinga at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Open Board Position - Vice President of Fundraising
Due to a recent resignation, we are looking for someone to fill the Vice President of Fundraising position on the booster board. Additionally we want to identify anyone who would like to play a key role in helping with the upcoming car raffle, and fall sale .
The Vice President of Fundraising will serve until the end of the calendar year and since this is more than two months, would be presented for approval by vote of the boosters. This is a great opportunity for anyone with an interest in serving on the booster board but with a much shorter commitment than a full year.
From the BY-Laws: Vice President of Fundraising:
The Vice President of Fundraising shall:
- Serve as the chairperson of the Fundraising Committee.
- Responsible for all major fundraising events, including but not limited to Tag Day, Seasonal Fundraisers and Car Wash. May select a chairperson to be responsible for each major fundraising event.
- Perform all duties assigned by the President or Executive Committee.
- Perform all duties designated by the By-Laws, and Standing Rules of the Mason Band Boosters, Inc.
If interested in the VP position, or helping with fundraisers, please visit this form: https://forms.gle/wBAdn7hRGY2Tb8qYA
September 9 & 23 will be individual marching band pictures. Be sure to sign up for a time slot and order your package! Guard- per directors please wear your M dress/shirt for your pictures. Be sure to sign up early, slots are first come first served and this may be the only opportunity we have for pictures! Any guard slots not filled at 5:00 pm, Monday, September 7th, for the September 9th date, will be opened up to instrumentalists.
The Senior Banners are up! They are proudly displayed along the fence on Nixon Park Drive. If you haven’t yet done so, please check them out, get your picture taken with it and enjoy the recognition of your hard work and dedication over the past 3+ years. You all deserve it! The banners will be on display through November 1st, at which time they will be taken down and distributed to families to keep.
A senior tradition each year is to print headshots in the Mason Invitational program with a short note of encouragement written by parents/guardians. This year is a little different of course, so instead of a printed program, we will be providing an electronic version of the program available for download at the showcase event. This year, there will be no charge for the Senior Ads, and we would like to have 100% participation. Senior parents, please complete this google form by 9/20 - https://forms.gle/Q5g8bRDrVBtHZVvq7
MARCHING BAND SCHOOL FEE #3 - PAST DUE!
Just a reminder for those that have not yet paid, the LAST MB School Fee installment payment of $250 was due on September 1. This fee is payable to Mason City Schools. Please go to https://www.spsezpay.com/Mason/login.aspx to complete your payment if you haven’t done so already! A reminder that even if you have a refund from the Travel Fee, you may still need to pay the final School Fee.
All students must be in good financial standing by 9/15 or they will not be eligible to participate in the Showcase performances. To be in good standing fees need to be current or an approved financial plan in place.
REMINDER - MB GOOGLE ATTENDANCE FORM
Just a reminder as we begin the school year to be sure you are completing the MB Google Attendance Form for each rehearsal you will be absent from, including late arrivals and early departures. Please be sure to hit the “submit” button and ensure you receive an email confirmation of the submission. Please complete this form as soon as you know you will be absent from rehearsal.