Band Updates

Band Notes May 23, 2021

May 23, 2021

Upcoming Events

 

Monday, May 24

  • Band Aid/Chaperone Training 7:00 pm; Zoom Link will be sent to those who completed the interest survey.

 

Tuesday, May 25

  • Leadership meeting  6:00 pm - In-Person at MHS (No Longer on Zoom)

 

Thursday, May 27

  • Last Day of School!!

 

Friday, May 28

  • Medication drop-off for Mini Band Camp 4pm-5pm



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

CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2021!!

Congratulations to all of the band members of the class of 2021!!  We are so proud of you and wish you luck in all of your upcoming endeavors.  Remember you will always have a home within the Mason Band Family.  We hope to see you at future band events and we look forward to hearing all about your future accomplishments. Enjoy your summer!

MASON BAND YARD SIGNS

The spirit committee is excited to announce that they have created a newly designed yard sign for this year!  Recognize your student all through the year with a unique Mason Bands yard sign!  This and other spirit items are on sale right now using the online form.  Delivery will be made at a rehearsal during mini band camp.  

Please contact Heather Stacy at spirit@masonbandboosters.com  if you have any questions.

 

ORDER SPIRIT ITEMS

SENIOR BANNER PHOTOS

Calling all soon to be Senior Marching Band members.  It is time to schedule your photos for the Senior Banners.  Banner photos will be taken on Tuesday, June 1 between 6-8:30pm in the Music Wing.  More details can be found in the email you should have received earlier this week.  Please use the form below to schedule a sitting and order your SENIOR banners!  Please contact Janice Anello at seniors@masonbandboosters.com  if you have any questions.

 

SCHEDULE /ORDER SENIOR BANNER

PLEASE HELP SUPPORT OUR BAND THROUGH THE AMAZON SMILES PROGRAM

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support our program every time you shop. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, simply select Mason Band as your favorite charitable organization.

 

How do I enroll? Click Here. Thanks to everyone who already supports the band through AmazonSmile!

SPECIAL OFFER FOR OUR INCOMING SENIORS

Rising Senior families check out this offer from our sponsor Elite Photography who specialize in Senior pictures. If you book a Senior photoshoot before Monday, June 3, you can receive a $500 discount.  To learn more and see samples of their work visit www.ElitePhotography.com.  To take advantage of this special, you can call 513-779-1500 or go to their unpublished page www.elitesuperdeal.com. They are locally owned and have been in business for 28 years.  We appreciate their generous support as a band sponsor!

SAVE THE DATES 

2021 Marching Band Student Leadership Retreat:  Friday, June 25, 2021 

(All Day Off-Campus Field Trip) 

 

2021 Marching Band Mini-Camp Schedule

Mini-Camp

Tuesday

6/1/21

Wednesday

6/2/21

Thursday

6/3/21

Friday

6/4/21

Report Time 

Ready to Start

9:00

Leadership Team

(all others, see below)

9:00 

Whole Band 

9:00

Whole Band

9:00

Whole Band

Meal--Pack and Bring 

11:15-12:00
Leadership Only

12:00

12:00

12:00

 

Staggered Arrival-Drive Through Check-In

*Donation Drop Off


12:30-Percussion and Guard 


12:40-Brass/Woodwinds

     

Practice Ends

5:00

5:00

5:00

5:00

Special Events

Senior Banner Photos

6-9pm (Sign Up Required)

SCHEDULE /ORDER SENIOR BANNER

Optional: 

Dine and Donate!

City BBQ--

See Below for Details! 

Uniform Fittings

(Schedule to be released soon) 

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

Booster Volunteer Fair 


6:00 Parent Preview Performance


6:30 Dismissed 

MEDICATION DROP OFF FOR MINI BAND CAMP 

If you need to turn in medication for your student for mini-band camp, please review the important information in these Medication Drop Off Instructions. Medication Drop Off times are below. If you need to make different arrangements, send email to medicalsecretary@masonbandboosters.com. Please sign up in Charms for a timeslot. Charms login and signup guides can be found here.

 

  • Friday May 28th from 4:00-5:00 pm 
  • Tuesday June 1st from noon - 1:00 pm 

SNACK AND DRINK DONATIONS NEEDED FOR MINI BAND CAMP

We are in need of snack and drink donations to help keep our hardworking band kids hydrated and energized during Mini Band Camp.  You can see a list of needed items and sign up to donate via Charms.  Charms login and signup guides can be found here. Drop off will be on June 1 as you check-in with your student for Mini-Camp or your student can bring with them when they check-in themselves.    (From 12:30-1:00pm).

APPROVED CHAPERONES AND BAND AIDS NEEDED FOR MINI BAND CAMP

If you are a presently approved Band Aid or chaperone, you can now sign up to volunteer for Mini Band Camp through Charms.  Thank you in advance for your willingness to help!  Your assistance ensures our kids have a safe and fun experience. Charms login and signup guides can be found here.

DINE AND DONATE

Mason Band Boosters is having a fundraiser at City Barbeque WestChester on  6/2/2021! Order online or head on over to show your support and enjoy some BBQ—we’ll get 20% of sales from everyone who shares this post or uses our fundraiser code (FUNDA) when they order at https://order.citybbq.com/menu/west-chester or in the City BBQ app!  Please click here for more information and the dine in flier.

MARCHING BAND 2021 - REGISTRATION

All Marching Band Members should be through Step 5 of the registration process.  Next step:  Consumable Fees are posted in Charms and due 6/1 BEFORE MINI-CAMP! .   They may be paid via credit card in Charms or by check payable to Mason Band Boosters.  

 

The Health, Medical and Permission Forms via Final Forms must be complete to participate in the upcoming new member clinics,  Brass and Woodwind Movement Clinics, and Guard rehearsals.    

 

Step 1

  • Pay $350 MB School Fee 1 to Commit to Marching Band

By MAR 19 

 

Step 2

By MAY 1

 

Step 3

By MAY 1

 

Step 4

  • Complete Health, Medical & Permission Forms via Final Forms

By MAY 1

 

Step 5

  • Pay $350 MB School Fee 2 to Mason City Schools via EZ Pay

By MAY 1

 

 

Please take the time now to complete the final registration steps if you have not done so already.

 

We highly encourage you to review the complete registration guide as it will answer most of your questions.  Please refer to the guide and all the links it contains to complete the registration process and associated payments for the 2021 season. You can find links to the latest registration info on MasonBands.com here.  If you have any questions about the registration process, please email Registration@MasonBandBoosters.com.

JOIN THE STUDENT CARE TEAM AS A CHAPERONE OR BAND AID!

We invite you to join the student care team by expressing your interest to serve as a Chaperone or Band Aid!   During Marching Band season, whether you are a parent of a musician or guard student, we are all one team working together to support all of our students.   Both Chaperones and Band Aids provide care for our students during extended rehearsals, competitions and when the band travels.   If you are new to Marching Band, this is your first step to demonstrate interest in joining us to care for our students.  

 

Learn more about being a Chaperone and Band Aid here:

Chaperone and Band Aid Role Description 

 

If you would like to chaperone for the Marching Band, Concert Band or Winter Guard, this is the window to volunteer and complete the training process for the year.  Please complete the interest form at the link below so we can help find a good fit for everyone.  Both returning chaperones/band aids and new volunteers should complete the form. 

Chaperone / Band Aid Interest Form

 

First Chaperone/Band Aid  Required Training Opportunity:   

Monday, May 24th  7:00-9:00 pm:   The District Health and Wellness Coordinator will speak first at 7pm and the Band Aid/Chaperone training will begin at 8:00 pm. 

2021 VIRTUAL CAR WASH-CANCELLED

Please note that due to the number of events and fundraisers we are planning for this year coupled with the fact that we didn’t secure any leadership interest for this fundraiser, we have decided to cancel our Virtual Car Wash for 2021.  We will evaluate the future of this event and keep you posted if we decide to run again in 2022.  Thank you for understanding and if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Shannon Wielinga at president@masonbandboosters.com or Krissy Hufnagel at fundraising@masonbandboosters.com