Band Updates

Band Notes May 1, 2022

May 1, 2022

Upcoming Events

Sunday, May 1

  • Physicals must be current in Final Forms (Please see below)
  • DMS Forms due (Please see below)
  • Marching Band Fee #2 due (Please see below)

 

Monday, May 2

  • Winter Percussion 5:30-8:30pm; HS Band Room
  • Color Guard May Training 6-9pm; MMS Arena

 

Tuesday, May 3

  • Marching Band Leadership Meeting 2:45-4pm; HS Band Room 

 

Wednesday, May 4

  • Drum Major Clinic 2:45-4pm; HS Band Room (Training clinic for any students interested in Auditioning for Drum Major of the 2022 Marching Band.)



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

MARCHING BAND REGISTRATION NEXT STEPS

Important Upcoming Dates for Marching Band Registration:

Past Due

All registration forms due (Refer to the 2022 Marching Band Registration Guide for comprehensive, step by step directions regarding the entire registration process.)

TODAY

Physicals must be current in Final Forms 

  • Physicals are considered ‘current’ 13 months post exam date. This allows 1 month extra given many insurances require 12 months minimum between appointments 
  • If your student had a physical in the last year, you can download the form from Final Forms and have their doctor fill it out based on their prior appointment.
  • New appointments will be needed for anyone who hasn’t had a physical in the last year. If you need to schedule quickly, many local clinics such as Dayton Children's Express Mason and CVS Minute Clinic offer same day appointments.

TODAY

TODAY

2nd $350 school fee payment due EZ Pay

MEDICATION MANAGEMENT - NEW PROCESS

We have updated our process for how we manage medication and it’s important that all families review the latest information on MasonBands.com here

SAVE THE DATE-MEMORIAL DAY PARADE

All members of the 2021 Marching Band (current Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors) are invited to march in Mason’s Memorial Day Parade this year.  The parade will take place in downtown Mason on Monday, May 30th.  Details such as report time/location and attire will be shared in the near future.

SPRING FLOWER SALE

 

Our Spring Flower Sale Pick-Up will be Saturday, May 14th from 9:00 AM - Noon.   We need volunteers to help sort and deliver flowers.   Please sign up on charms here!

MARCHING BAND MINI-CAMP SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION

For your planning purposes, you can find the upcoming Mini Band Camp schedule below.  Please note that all students will want to come to Mini Band Camp prepared and ready to go.  This means that a few days before mini-band camp you will want to make sure you make good food choices to fuel your body and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! It may also be helpful to start getting a little bit of physical activity if you have spent the winter vegging out on the couch. This will make it easier to adjust to the physical demands of marching and any potential hot weather that may occur throughout the week.

 

Items that you will need to bring or wear to camp:  lunch, hat, athletic shoes, large water jug (½ gallon to a gallon sized), practice t-shirt, sunglasses, sunscreen/glide, and athletic shorts.

 

Items that will be provided:  band pass, binder and plastic inserts.

 

All forms and fees must be up to date in order to participate in Mini Band Camp .  Please refer to 2022 Marching Band Registration Guide for details on how to submit forms or pay fees. Please reach out to Mr. Protzman if you need to work out a payment plan for fees.

 

We are looking forward to a fun week to kick off our 2022 marching band season!  The Friday evening of camp parents are invited for a volunteer fair and a preview performance that you will not want to miss!  Please reach out to Melissa Woodward at bandcamp@masonbandboosters.com with any questions.

 

SNACKS NEEDED FOR MINI BAND CAMP

Marching is hard work!  Please sign up to donate snack items to keep our hard working marchers energized! No time to shop?  That's OK, you can sign up to donate funds to be used to help purchase snacks for the band.  Items may be dropped off at the beginning of mini camp. 

 

Please sign up to donate here.

 

Questions?  Please reach out to Melissa Woodward at bandcamp@masonbandboosters.com

BAND CAMP T-SHIRTS ON SALE NOW!

Band camp shirts are now available to purchase through Friday Threads.  The t-shirts are not required for marching band students.  However, the t-shirts are a fun and easy option for the students to wear on nights the directors request the musicians to wear white shirts.  Shirts can be purchased here. Sales close at Midnight,  Friday, May 13, 2022.

THE LITTLE MERMAID CAST, CREW, AND PIT ORCHESTRA PUT ON AN ASTOUNDING PERFORMANCE!

 

We could not be more proud of all our band and guard students who participated in The Little Mermaid production over the weekend.  Jenna Skidmore astounded the audience with her portrayal of Ariel and Sydney Vargo brought down the house as Ursula.  Adriana Caside, Emily Kosina, and Taylor Murray put on fun performances as sea creatures, chefs, or gulls. Hyeyun Cho and Hannah Knuth did an unbelievable job with costumes and makeup. Hyeyun Cho and Izzy Gasparraj were a part of the incredible lighting crew.  Hyeyun also did sound crew. Rena Li did a phenomenal job as part of the paint crew. The Pit Orchestra, led by Mr. Protzman, consisted of Rachel Gleberman, Jackson Fischer, Maddie Wielinga, Maya Goodman, Mingyu Choi, Unique Boyle, Zane Kenzik, Sarah Lyons, Mirai Nawa, Izzy Gasparraj, Jacob Kendall, Vansh Patel, and Eric Zhang.  Their musical accompaniment brought the production to a whole other level.

 

Congratulations to all of the students who had their artwork put on display for the district art show as well.  Our band and guard students are truly multitalented!  It was fun to see their skills in the visual arts.

THANK YOU BOOSTER AND GUARD CLOSET ORGANIZATION TEAMS!

Over the past couple of weekends, the Booster and Color Guard rooms have been undergoing much needed transformations!  The color guard members and Directors worked hard getting the color guard room and closet organized last weekend.  This past weekend, a trusty team of 8 parents and one student who tackled the booster closet!  Thank you to all who helped get us organized and ready to go for Marching Season!!

SENIOR SHOUT-OUTS 

Please be sure to check out our social media pages now until graduation. We will be highlighting our graduating Seniors to celebrate and honor all that they have accomplished.  We are so proud of each and every one of them and are excited to see what is next in their journey!  No matter where each of them land, they will always have a home with Mason Band. 

22-23 CHAPERONE & BAND AID INTEREST FORM

If you would like to join our Chaperone & Band Aid team for the 2022-23 season (Marching Band, Concert Band and Winter Guard), please fill out the Chaperone & Band Aid Interest Form & plan to join our annual training on Monday, May 23rd at 7pm via zoom. If you are new to Marching Band, this is your first step to demonstrate interest in joining us to care for our students. If you are a returning Chaperone/Band Aid, thank you, and please fill out the form so we know you will join our team again!