Band Notes May 15, 2022
Monday, May 16
- Drum Major Clinic 2:45-4:00pm; HS Band Room (Training clinic for any students interested in Auditioning for Drum Major of the 2022 Marching Band.)
Tuesday, May 17
- Marching Band Leadership Meeting 2:45-4pm; HS Band Room
Wednesday, May 18
- Graduation Brass Ensemble Rehearsal during Connect Time: 2022-2023 Wind Symphony Brass Section (Graduation Brass Remind remind.com/join/22grbrass or text @22grbrass to 81010)
- Drum Major Clinic 2:45-4pm; HS Band Room
Friday, May 20
- Drum Major Auditions for 2022 Marching Band 3-5pm; HS Band Room
Sunday, May 22
- Graduation Brass Ensemble (2022-2023 Wind Symphony Brass Section)
- Report to Lindner Family Tennis Center at 1:00 pm
- Attire will be discussed at Wednesday’s rehearsal
- Bring Your Instrument
- Arrange ride home for 3:45 pm
- Times may be updated due to weather (Graduation Brass Remind remind.com/join/22grbrass or text @22grbrass to 81010)
Future planned events can be found on the updated band calendar: Mason Band Calendar
ATTENTION PARENTS OF GRADUATING SENIORS
To our graduating parents: If your graduate has their black marching shoes in good condition, we would appreciate it if you could donate them to the marching band. We will have a donation box at mini-camp starting May 31. If you are unable to drop them off there, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also be sure to return any concert attire pieces to the band room ASAP. This includes tuxedos, bow ties, cross ties or black vests that students may have at home. Thank you!
MARCHING BAND REGISTRATION NEXT STEPS
Important Upcoming Dates for Marching Band Registration:
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:
Brass & Woodwind New Member Clinic
As we approach our first full band rehearsals at MINI CAMP in a few weeks, we will have a day for all of our Brass & Woodwind New Members to learn a little bit about the movement, marching, and visual aspects of marching band. This will give students a chance to experience some of these elements in a fun and relaxed environment before joining the full band on May 31st! All brass & woodwind new members for the 2022 marching band season should plan to join us for this clinic day! If you have a schedule conflict, please email Mr. Hinson: email@example.com
DATE: Tuesday, May 24th
LOCATION: MMS Band Room and Small Gym (meet in the band room first)
COMPLETE FINAL FORMS
Be sure all the steps of the 2022 Marching Band Registration Guide are complete through Step 7. All Health, Medical, and Permission forms must be complete for students to participate in the clinics.
WHAT TO BRING
-Athletic Clothes (similar to gym clothes. We will be indoors)
-Athletic shoes (sandals, crocs, etc. won’t work)
-Water Bottle (a small personal one works well)
-Snack, if you would like one afterschool before we start
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.
SPRING FLOWER SALE THANK YOU!
Thank you to everyone who purchased flowers to support our band program!! All of the beautiful flowers, plants and herbs were sorted, delivered and or picked up this past weekend. Special thanks to Jennifer Schwartzkopf, Krissy Hufnagel, and all of the volunteers who came out this weekend to help sort and deliver! We hope everyone enjoys their beautiful selections all summer long! Happy Planting!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.