Band Updates

Band Notes May 15, 2022

May 15, 2022

Upcoming Events

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 uniforms@masonbandboosters.com

 

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:

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.)

Past Due

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.

Past Due

Past Due

2nd $350 school fee payment due EZ Pay

Due June 1

Consumable fee payment due. Pay HERE

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

MARCHING BAND
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: hinsonz@masonohioschools.com

 

DATE: Tuesday, May 24th

TIME: 2:45-4:30pm 

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 bandcamp@masonbandboosters.com with any questions.

 

Mini-Camp

Tues.

5/31/22

Wed.

6/1/21

Thurs.

6/2/22

Fri.

6/3/22

Report Time 

Ready to Start

9:00am

Leadership Team

9:00am

Whole Band 

9:00am

Whole Band

9:00am

Whole Band

Meal--Pack and Bring 

11:15am-12:00pm

12:00pm

12:00pm

12:00pm

 

Staggered Arrival-Drive Through Check-In


12:30pm-Percussion and Guard 


12:40pm-Brass/Woodwinds

     

Practice Ends

5:00pm

5:00pm

5:00pm

5:00pm

Special Events

Senior Banner Photos

(12th graders only)

6pm-8pm

6:30-8:30pm

Woodwinds/
Percussion


Optional Laser Tag Party at the Web! (More info soon)

6:30-8:30pm

Brass/
Color Guard


Optional Laser Tag Party at the Web! (More info soon)

5-6:30-Band Picnic Dinner and Food Trucks

Booster Volunteer Fair 


6:00 Parent Preview Performance


6:30 Dismissed