Midweek Band Notes, May 24th

May 24, 2017

Upcoming event details and reminders:

Mini Band Camp


Thursday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Dinner break: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    • Please pack or drop off dinner; refrigeration will not be available.

Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

  • Lunch break: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    • Please pack lunch; refrigeration will not be available.

  • Dinner break: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

  • 5:30 pm Welcome Reception - details below!

Saturday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

  • Lunch break: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    • Please pack lunch; refrigeration will not be available.

  • Dinner break: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    • Please pack or drop off dinner; refrigeration will not be available.

  • End of Camp Preview Performance: 8:00 pm

Parking Lot Safety!

We wanted to pass along a few important notes about the parking lot, to ensure the safe drop off and pick up of students.

Vehicles are NOT PERMITTED in the BUS CIRCLE!

  • Please do not drop off, pick up, or park in the bus circle!

  • This is the marching band practice field - any vehicle traffic poses great danger.

The Parking lot traffic is ONE WAY at all times.

  • The music parking lot traffic flows one way, in a counterclockwise circle.

  • When you enter the parking lot from Foxfield Drive, bear to your right.

  • Parking is only permitted in marked spaces.

Drop off Instructions:

  • Pull up as far as possible between the Small Commons entrance and the Music Wing entrance to allow as many students as possible to safely unload at once.

  • Stay to the right for unloading, so that traffic can safely pass on your left.

  • Students should be ready to exit your vehicle.   If your student still needs to tie shoes, get their instrument etc., please pull up and park in a space.

Pick Up Instructions:

  • If your student is not at the curb ready to load, pull into a space to wait.

  • Pull up as far as possible to allow multiple cars to pick up at once.

  • Stay to the right for loading, so that traffic can safely pass on your left.

Remember that the parking lot is full of young drivers.  Please exercise additional care, and be a good role model.

General Band Camp Reminders

Camp begins promptly at the posted start times. Please keep in mind that there will be drop off traffic in the parking lot, and students need some time to get instruments and equipment ready for practice.

What should your student bring to camp?

  • Water

  • Sunglasses

  • Sunscreen

  • Comfortable gym shoes

  • Lunch/snacks (no refrigeration)

** Welcome Johnnie Green and our 2017-2018 Marching Band & Guard Staff **

Date: Mini Camp - Friday, May 26

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: Large Commons

Come join the Mason Bands family and enjoy dinner with your student as we welcome our new directors and the entire 2017-2018 staff! Dinner will be BYOP-style (Bring Your Own Picnic), with desserts provided by the Band Boosters. Each family is asked to bring a packed or purchased dinner and drinks for their immediate family and student(s). We’ll eat together, here words of introduction from Johnnie and officially kick-off another great season.

Questions? Please contact Marcene at uniforms@masonbandboosters.com

Photo Committee Meeting - Tomorrow!

Are you interested in helping with the photo committee?

Please join Lisa Clabbers, Photo Committee Chair, this Thursday, May 25 at 7:30 pm in the Team Rooms just inside the Athletic Office entrance to learn about and join this fantastic committee.  Park in the band parking lot and walk north toward the Athletic Office Entrance, enter at Door #C-4.  Room F111 is the first door inside the building on your right.

Please RSVP to Lisa if you will be in attendance at lclabbers6@gmail.com or 513-317-4054.  Anyone interested in helping out on the Photo Committee is welcome!

Memorial Day Parade

The Memorial Day Parade is Monday, May 29th. All 2016 marching band participants are expected to be in attendance. The parade will begin at the American Legion, 401 Reading Road, Mason at 10:00 AM and proceed through downtown Mason to Mason Veterans Memorial at 6000 Mason-Montgomery Road.


  • Doors to the High School will be open to pick up instruments from 8:30 - 8:45am

  • Meet at 9:00 am for warm up (location in town, TBD)

  • Marchers are to wear green Mason Band polo, Bermuda length khaki shorts, dark belt, white socks  and white tennis shoes. Please contact Marcene at uniforms@masonbandboosters.com with any uniform questions.

  • Guard will be provided uniform details at mini band camp.

Car Wash Pledges - Now Due!

Please drop off your car wash pledges in the band drop box (located across from the HS band office). It is very important that all pledges are turned in before summer break!

Show Your Mason Marching Band Spirit!

How fun will it be for the kids to know they are visiting another band member's house when they ring doorbells on July 29th for Tag Day?

The Spirit committee is pleased to announce the Mason Marching Band Yard Sign store is now open online:https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-yard-signs.

Signs are $18 for non personalized, $22 for personalized and will be available for pickup at the Booster Meeting/Dessert social on July 25th.

*The deadline for orders is Midnight, July 1st*


Late orders will not be accepted and these signs will be made to order so we won't have extra. Don't miss out, order your yard sign today!

Spirit Wear

Have you checked out the online Mason Band Spirit store yet?  Items can be purchased directly on the Friday Threads website:https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-spirit-wear, or in person at their store: 1085 Reading Rd, Mason, OH 45040.

Charms Link

Charms link:https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/login.asp

If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Walton at president@masonbandboosters.com or Katie Lee at secretary@masonbandboosters.com.


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