Mason Bands http://masonbands.com Mason Bands Mason Bands Band Notes for the week of October 16th http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/617 Sun, 15 Oct 2017 20:39:31 EST http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/617 <p id="docs-internal-guid-ef94798b-229d-4249-29bc-b9daa949dc53" dir="ltr"><strong>Week of Monday, October 16th at a glance:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please note, the calendar </span><span>on the Mason Bands website </span><span>contains the most up-to-date information.</span><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Monday, October 16</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Tuesday, October 17</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Brass &amp; Woodwind Rehearsal: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Wednesday, October 18 &nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Note: change is because of College Fair on Tuesday evening!</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Color Guard Rehearsal: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Percussion Rehearsal: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thursday, October 19</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Friday, October 20</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Feed the Band (underclassmen): 5:00 pm, Westshore Pizza - Large Commons</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Senior Dinner (seniors &amp; families): 5:00 pm - Small Commons</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Home Football Game/Senior Night</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Saturday, October 21</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Mason Invitational:</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>TENTATIVE Schedule</span></p> <ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>3:00pm Getting Dressed/Get Equipment from HS</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>3:30pm Inspection in Attendance Block in MS Arena</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Stretch/Warm-Up</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>4:30pm Official Warm Up</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>5:15pm Move to Gate</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>5:30pm Perform (in Exhibition)</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>5:45pm Awards</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Stadium Clean-up (Band helps clean the stands)</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Dismissed after clean-up!</span></p> </li> </ul> </ul> <p><strong><strong><br /><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Mason Invitational IMPORTANT Volunteer Needs!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thank you to the parents who have already signed up to volunteer for the Mason Invitational this Saturday! </span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We currently have open spots that must be filled with volunteers! If you have not yet signed up for a volunteer spot in Charms, please do so ASAP.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>While we appreciate and are thankful to everyone who will be bringing hospitality food items to the Invitational, supplying food does not satisfy the mandatory volunteering requirement for the day. </span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>If you need help logging into Charms, please contact </span><a><span>charmsadmin@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>If you have any questions about the Mason Invitational, please contact </span><a><span>competitions@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>2017 Individual Portraits</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The 2017 Individual Portraits for the marching band and guard will be taken on Saturday, October 21 between 10 am and 2 pm. There are still time slots available! The portrait sessions are optional. Please sign up for a photo time slot on CHARMS. &nbsp;The Photo Committee offers a portrait session where you can have an individual portrait taken of your student in full band or color guard uniform. These are high quality portrait photographs at very affordable prices. &nbsp;You can also buy buttons through the order form for this. &nbsp;Click on the link below for the Portrait Order Form or find it on the Mason Bands website under Photo Committee.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="/media/2017-Order%20Form-Portraits.pdf"><span>http://masonbands.com/media/2017-Order%20Form-Portraits.pdf</span></a></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before your assigned portrait time in order to allow for parking and for getting your uniform or costume on. </span><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Bring the completed form and payment of cash or check to the photo shoot. &nbsp;No photos will be taken without payment.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please contact Lisa Clabbers at </span><span>513-317-4054</span><span> or </span><a><span>photo@masonbandbooster.com</span></a><span> with any questions.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Fall Fundraiser!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Our Mason Bands Fall Fundraiser has begun! &nbsp;We will be selling Citrus and Cookie Dough &amp; Sweets from October 13</span><span>th</span><span> &ndash; 25</span><span>th </span><span>. This Fundraiser supports all Mason Band programs Grades 6-12.</span></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Your student should bring home a paper fundraising packet from their band class with all the information. Digital copies of all order forms are available on the Mason Bands website, </span><a href="http://www.masonbands.com/"><span>www.masonbands.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>All Cookie Dough/Sweet products are $15 each and the citrus is priced separately on the order form. </span><span>Orders and checks are due back to the HS Band Drop box by October 25</span><span>th</span><span>. Checks are to be made payable to Mason City Schools &ndash; NO CASH ACCEPTED.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Products will need to be picked up by band students/parents on Thursday, November 30th between 6-9 pm in the MHS Small Commons. &nbsp;We do not have refrigeration for storing items, so you need to make arrangements to have someone else pick up your items if you are not able to. Thank you for your understanding.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Savory Foods (cookie dough vendor) is sponsoring a drawing this year and the winner will receive $5,000.00 for a trip of their choice. &nbsp;Each student will receive 1 entry for every 25 units they sell. &nbsp;The Citrus company is offering online ordering this year for any out-of-town recipients that want to support our band program. &nbsp;Please send this link to any of your out-of-town friends &amp; family members who may be interested in ordering citrus for the holidays! Here is the link for online ordering for your out of town customers (prices higher online due to shipping costs): </span><a href="https://shop.floridaindianrivergroves.com/ecommerce/660725/shop?filter=2"><span>https://shop.floridaindianrivergroves.com/ecommerce/660725/shop?filter=2</span></a></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We look forward to a successful fundraiser. &nbsp;Last year we profited $13,000 for our great band programs! &nbsp;Please help us raise even more this year!</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Contact Suzanne Edelbach </span><a><span>edelbachs@gmail.com</span></a><span>, </span><span>or </span><span>Hilary Suddleson </span><a><span>hgsuddle@gmail.com</span></a><span> with any questions.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Urgent: Bottled Water Request</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We are currently very low on bottled water, and are asking that each family donate at least two cases of 16 ounce bottles.</span><span> Please drop off your cases to the band hallway as soon as possible. Thank you!</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Mason Band Boosters Board </strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>If you are interested in a Mason Band Boosters Board position, or would like to nominate someone to run for a board position, please contact Shannon Walton at </span><a><span>president@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>As a reminder, the Board is comprised of the President, Vice President, Vice President of Fundraising, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Travel Secretary, and Public Information Officer.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>New fall merchandise available in the online store!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>It&rsquo;s Marching Band Season and the weather is getting colder. Are you ready to watch the halftime show in warmth and style sporting your Mason Marching Band gear? Have you checked out all the new items added to the online store: </span><span><a href="https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-spirit-wear">https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-spirit-wear</a></span><span>? </span><span>For every order placed through the online mason band spirit store, the Mason Band Boosters receive a rebate from Friday Threads!</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Upcoming Events</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Monday, October 23 </span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Tuesday, October 24 </span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Brass &amp; Woodwind Rehearsal: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Percussion &amp; Color Guard Rehearsal: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thursday, October 26 </span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Friday, October 27</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Away Football game/ Pep Band (optional)</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Saturday, October 28</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Centerville Competition (details coming soon!)</span></p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> Band Notes for the week of October 9th http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/616 Sun, 08 Oct 2017 18:36:59 EST http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/616 <p id="m_-7148873081969875519docs-internal-guid-82329396-fe1d-37a9-57a8-d772e62dc36b" dir="ltr"><strong>Week of <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889031"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">Monday, October 9th</span></span></span> at a glance: &nbsp;</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889032"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">Monday, October 9</span></span></span></strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889033"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">3:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></span></span></span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889034"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">Tuesday, October 10</span></span></span></strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Brass &amp; Woodwind Rehearsal: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889035"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">3:00 pm - 5:00 pm</span></span></span></span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Percussion &amp; Color Guard Rehearsal: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889036"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">6:00 pm - 8:30 pm</span></span></span></span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889037"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">Wednesday, October 11</span></span></span></strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>High School Band Concert: Wind Symphony/ Symphonic Band/ Concert Winds:</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889038"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">7:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></span></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889039"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">Thursday, October 12</span></span></span></strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889040"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">6:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></span></span></span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889041"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">Friday, October 13</span></span></span></strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band, <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889042"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">3:00 pm - 4:30 pm</span></span></span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Away game, Pep Band (optional)</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889043"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">Saturday, October 14</span></span></span></strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889044"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">9:00 am - 5:00 pm</span></span></span></span></p> </li> </ul> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><br /></strong></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Last Call: Mason Invitational Shirts!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Don't miss out, order your Mason Band Invitational shirt THIS EVENING! </span><span>The online store closes <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889045"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">TONIGHT</span></span></span> at <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889046"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">midnight</span></span></span>!</span><span> Shirts are $8.50 each and will </span><span>ONLY</span><span> be available for purchase online during the presale here: </span><span><a href="https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-invitational">https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-invitational</a></span><span>. </span></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Shirts will be available for pickup <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889047"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">Friday the 20th</span></span></span> during dinner break before the game and <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889048"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">Saturday</span></span></span> at the spirit booth before the competition. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><br /></strong></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Urgent: Bottled Water Request</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We are currently out of bottled water, and are asking that each family donate at least two cases of 16 ounce bottles.</span><span> Please drop off your cases to the band hallway as soon as possible. Thank you!</span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><br /></strong></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>2017 Individual Portraits</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The 2017 Individual Portraits for the marching band and guard will be taken on Saturday, October 21 between <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889050"><span class="aQJ">10 am and 2 pm</span></span>. The portrait sessions are optional. Please sign up for a photo time slot on CHARMS. &nbsp;The Photo Committee offers a portrait session where you can have an individual portrait taken of your student in full band or color guard uniform. These are high quality portrait photographs at very affordable prices. &nbsp;You can also buy buttons through the order form for this. &nbsp;Click on the link below for the Portrait Order Form or find it on the Mason Bands website under Photo Committee.</span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><br /></strong></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="/media/2017-Order%20Form-Portraits.pdf" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://masonbands.com/media/2017-Order%2520Form-Portraits.pdf&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1507588639955000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGO0AkR_ubuPFrA9fOnzs-XENvamQ"><span>http://masonbands.com/media/2017-Order%20Form-Portraits.pdf</span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><br /></strong></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Bring the completed form and payment of cash or check to the photo shoot. &nbsp;No photos will be taken without payment.</span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><br /></strong></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please contact Lisa Clabbers at </span><span><a href="tel:(513)%20317-4054" target="_blank"><span style="color: #1155cc;">513-317-4054</span></a></span><span> or </span><span><a target="_blank"><span style="color: #222222;">photo@masonbandbooster.com</span></a></span><span> with any questions.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><br /></strong></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Mason Invitational: Sign-ups Live in Charms!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The Mason Band Invitational is <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889051"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">Saturday, October 21st</span></span></span>, and we need your help! &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><br /></strong></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Our Invitational reputation precedes us, as bands love coming to our facility because we run a very organized event, and visitors feel welcomed and well taken care of...we need all hands on deck in order to make this happen! &nbsp;We are looking forward to another successful Invitational!</span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><br /></strong></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>There is major setup/prep before any of the bands arrive <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889052"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">on Saturday</span></span></span>, so you will see shifts starting as early as <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889053"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">6:30 am</span></span></span> in some areas. &nbsp;Shifts continue throughout the day, ending with cleanup at the end of the evening, which starts right after the second awards ceremony. </span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><br /></strong></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please sign up for your shift in Charms:</span><a href="https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/login.asp" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/login.asp&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1507588639955000&amp;usg=AFQjCNG3JWxTAL_kDDBCzXrgWOcA3RPShg"><span>https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/login.asp</span></a></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><br /></strong></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>New fall merchandise available in the online store!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>It&rsquo;s Marching Band Season and the weather is getting colder. Are you ready to watch the halftime show in warmth and style sporting your Mason Marching Band gear? Have you checked out all the new items added to the online store: </span><span><a href="https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-spirit-wear">https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-spirit-wear</a></span><span>? </span><span>For every order placed through the online mason band spirit store, the Mason Band Boosters receive a rebate from <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889054"><span class="aQJ">Friday</span></span> Threads!</span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><br /></strong></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Don&rsquo;t see what you like online or do you want to try something on before you place an order? You can stop by <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889055"><span class="aQJ">Friday</span></span> Threads during their normal business hours at <a href="https://maps.google.com/?q=1085+Reading+Road,+Mason,+Ohio&amp;entry=gmail&amp;source=g"><span style="color: #1155cc;">1085 Reading Road, Mason, Ohio</span></a>. They have a large selection of sample sizes and customizable options in stock.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Mason Band Boosters Board</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>If you are interested in a Mason Band Boosters Board position, or would like to nominate someone to run for a board position, please contact Shannon Walton at </span><a><span>president@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><br /></strong></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>As a reminder, the Board is comprised of the President, Vice President, Vice President of Fundraising, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Travel Secretary, and Public Information Officer.</span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><br /></strong></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Upcoming Events</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889056"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">Monday, October 16</span></span></span> </span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889057"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">3:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></span></span></span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889058"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">Tuesday, October 17</span></span></span> </span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Brass &amp; Woodwind Rehearsal: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889059"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">3:00 pm - 5:00 pm</span></span></span></span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Percussion &amp; Color Guard Rehearsal: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889060"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">6:00 pm - 8:30 pm</span></span></span></span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889061"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">Thursday, October 19</span></span></span> </span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889062"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">6:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></span></span></span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889063"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">Friday, October 20</span></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Feed the Band (underclassmen), Westshore Pizza</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Senior Dinner (seniors &amp; families): <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889064"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">5:00 pm</span></span></span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Home Football Game/Senior Night</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Saturday, October 21</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Mason Invitational:</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>TENTATIVE Schedule</span></p> <ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889066"><span class="aQJ">3:00pm</span></span> Getting Dressed/Get Equipment from HS</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889067"><span class="aQJ">3:30pm</span></span> Inspection in Attendance Block in MS Arena</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Stretch/Warm-Up</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889068"><span class="aQJ">4:30pm</span></span> Official Warm Up</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889069"><span class="aQJ">5:15pm</span></span> Move to Gate</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889070"><span class="aQJ">5:30pm</span></span> Perform (in Exhibition)</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1287889071"><span class="aQJ">5:45pm</span></span> Awards</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Dismissed after awards!</span></p> </li> </ul> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><br /></strong></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> Band Notes for the week of October 2nd http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/615 Sun, 01 Oct 2017 19:18:00 EST http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/615 <p id="docs-internal-guid-deebb9cf-da3b-ce6f-3b9d-58eff5880cc1" dir="ltr"><span>Week of Monday, October 2nd at a glance:</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please note, the calendar</span><span> on the Mason Bands website </span><span>contains the most up-to-date information.</span><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Monday, October 2</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Tuesday, October 3</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Brass &amp; Woodwind Rehearsal: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Percussion &amp; Color Guard Rehearsal: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thursday, October 5</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Homecoming Parade</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Booster Meeting, 7:00 pm (immediately following Homecoming Parade)</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Friday, October 6</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 3:00 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Dinner Break: 5:00 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Home Football Game/Homecoming</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><strong><strong><br /><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family of Jaymeson West and the Pride of Broken Arrow.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>********</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Mason Band Boosters Board </strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>If you are interested in a Mason Band Boosters Board position, or would like to nominate someone to run for a board position, please contact Shannon Walton at </span><a><span>president@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>As a reminder, the Board is comprised of the President, Vice President, Vice President of Fundraising, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Travel Secretary, and Public Information Officer.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Mason Invitational: Sign-ups Live in Charms!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The Mason Band Invitational is Saturday, October 21st, and we need your help! &nbsp;</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Our Invitational reputation precedes us, as bands love coming to our facility because we run a very organized event, and visitors feel welcomed and well taken care of...we need all hands on deck in order to make this happen! &nbsp;We are looking forward to another successful Invitational!</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>There is major setup/prep before any of the bands arrive on Saturday, so you will see shifts starting as early as 6:30 am in some areas. &nbsp;Shifts continue throughout the day, ending with cleanup at the end of the evening, which starts right after the second awards ceremony. </span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please sign up for your shift in Charms:</span><a href="https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/login.asp"><span>https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/login.asp</span></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Presale: Mason Invitational Shirts</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Order your shirt now for the Mason Invitational on Saturday, October 21!</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Shirts will only be available for purchase online at: </span><span><a href="https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-invitational">https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-invitational</a></span><span>. The presale will run until Sunday, October 8 at midnight.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Marching Uniforms</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>A HUGE thank you to all the volunteers who signed-up and took marching uniforms home for washing last week. Everything came back looking and smelling GREAT! </span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>As a follow-up to the Uniform 101 class, marchers will attend Uniform 201 on Thursday afternoon at 2:30, just prior to rehearsal and homecoming parade. This class will review uniform standards, handling and personal ownership. Uniform volunteers who are available and would like to learn more about &ldquo;how uniforms work&rdquo; are welcome to attend.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Message from Jets Pizza, a Feed the Band sponsor</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Jets Pizza is currently hiring and looking for workers that would be interested in working anywhere from 8-15 hours per week (two to three 4-5 hour shifts) between 9:00am and 2:30pm. These types of shifts may be perfect for moms that want to make a few extra bucks without infringing on their children's activities.</span></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We also have several openings for junior and senior students that are looking for a job and would be interested in working 8-13 hours per week between 4:00pm and 7:30pm.</span></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We are extremely flexible from a scheduling standpoint.</span></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>I would appreciate it if you could pass this information along to anybody that may be interested.</span></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Sincerely,</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>John S Billotti</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>proprietor</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Jets Pizza</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Home Football Game Concessions</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>There are still a few volunteer positions open for the two remaining Friday night football concessions. As a reminder, each family is required to volunteer for two positions during the season. Thank you for your help with this!</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>New fall merchandise available in the online store!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>It&rsquo;s Marching Band Season and the weather is getting colder. Are you ready to watch the halftime show in warmth and style sporting your Mason Marching Band gear? Have you checked out all the new items added to the online store: </span><a href="https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-spirit-wear"><span>https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-spirit-wear</span></a><span>? </span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Don&rsquo;t see what you like online or do you want to try something on before you place an order? You can stop by Friday Threads during their normal business hours at 1085 Reading Road, Mason, Ohio. They have a large selection of sample sizes and customizable options in stock.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">Upcoming Events</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Monday, October 9 </span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Tuesday, October 10 </span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Brass &amp; Woodwind Rehearsal: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Percussion &amp; Color Guard Rehearsal: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Wednesday, October 11</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>High School Band Concert: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> </li> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Wind Symphony/ Symphonic Band/ Concert Winds</span></p> </li> </ul> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thursday, October 12 </span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Friday, October 13.</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Saturday, October 14</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> Band Notes for the week of September 25th http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/614 Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:23:46 EST http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/614 <p id="docs-internal-guid-c074b0ca-b634-96a4-1ada-cf8aab451c67" dir="ltr"><strong>Week of Monday, September 25th at a glance:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please note, the </span><span>calendar</span><span> on the Mason Bands website </span><span>contains the most up-to-date information.</span><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Monday, September 25</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Tuesday, September 26</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Brass &amp; Woodwind Rehearsal: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Percussion &amp; Color Guard Rehearsal: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Thursday, September 28</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Friday, September 29</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Saturday, September 30</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Feed the Band lunch provided by Quatman&rsquo;s</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span> &nbsp;</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Thank You!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thank you to all who helped our band this weekend, including our travel team, chaperones, band aides, pit crew, guard moms and uniform team! Your hard work is greatly appreciated!</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Cutting &amp; Sewing Volunteers Needed!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>As many of you know, the costume that the Color Guard wore in Toledo is not our costume for our current show. &nbsp;Hopefully it will arrive soon! &nbsp;In the meantime, we need to construct a second piece for the costume. &nbsp;For this project we need many hands in order for this garment to be ready for our next competition. &nbsp;This coming </span><span>Saturday, Sept 30</span><span> &nbsp;we need volunteers to </span><span>cut and pin fabric together</span><span>. We will take any help you can offer during the band practice from 9a-5p. &nbsp;We have also contacted some alumni from the sewing committee so hopefully it will be a fun way to reconnect with those parents. &nbsp;Please respond to </span><a><span>colorguard@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span> if you can lend a hand. &nbsp;Once we find out how many are willing we will send an update to the location. The following weekend we will begin sewing the garment in an assembly line fashion.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thank you in advance!</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Social Media Reminder</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please remind everyone: do not post video of our show to social media! This is very important for copyright reasons, and to protect our show.&nbsp;</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Panoramic Picture</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Panoramic photos are available for purchase.</span><span>The order form is available on our website: </span><span><a href="http://www.masonbands.com/pages/boosters/default/16/">http://www.masonbands.com/pages/boosters/default/16/</a></span><span>. </span><span>Orders are due by this Friday, September 29th</span><span>.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Home Football Game Concessions</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>There are still a few volunteer positions open for the two remaining Friday night football concessions. As a reminder, each family is required to volunteer for two positions during the season. Thank you for your help with this!</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Chaperone Help Needed</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Check out Charms for signups for both home and away football games. We have a lot of fun at these games so please join us. A current background check is required to sign up. If you want to become a Chaperone, and we REALLY need you, please contact Jane Johnson at Mason City Schools, (513) 398-0474 ext #20143.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We are in desperate need of Chaperones who can go to Grand Nationals in Indianapolis.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Anyone interested in being a &ldquo;Chaperone Shadow&rdquo;, to &ldquo;learn the ropes&rdquo;, please contact Jen</span><span>Grimes at </span><a><span>jengrms@yahoo.com</span></a><span>.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Attention Seamstresses and Pinterest Enthusiasts!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Do you like to sew and craft? The Spirit Committee needs your help to make spirit flags for this year&rsquo;s show. Spirit flags will match the theme of the show and be available for purchase by anyone who wants to show their Mason Marching Band Spirit. Parents like to wave them in the stands and students like to have a flag from each year they participate in marching band as a souvenir of that year&rsquo;s show.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>This is a fun and easy way to help the band program and show your support. If you would like to learn more about this volunteer opportunity, please email </span><a><span>spirit@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span>.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>New fall merchandise available in the online store!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>It&rsquo;s Marching Band Season and the weather is getting colder. Are you ready to watch the halftime show in warmth and style sporting your Mason Marching Band gear? Have you checked out all the new items added to the online store: </span><a href="https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-spirit-wear"><span>https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-spirit-wear</span></a><span>?&nbsp;</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>New items available include: stadium chair (the widest one we&rsquo;ve seen anywhere), stadium blanket, long sleeve t-shirt, hoodies, POM hat, lined jacket, PJ pants, sweatpants, pullovers and more!</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Don&rsquo;t see what you like online or do you want to try something on before you place an order? You can stop by Friday Threads during their normal business hours at 1085 Reading Road, Mason, Ohio. They have a large selection of sample sizes and customizable options in stock.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Upcoming Events</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Monday, October 2 </span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Tuesday, October 3 </span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Brass &amp; Woodwind Rehearsal: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Percussion &amp; Color Guard Rehearsal: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thursday, October 5 </span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Homecoming Parade</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Booster Meeting, immediately following Homecoming Parade</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Friday, October 6</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band </span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Dinner Break, 5:00 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Home Football Game/Homecoming</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><strong><br /></strong></p> Band Notes for the week of September 18th http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/613 Sun, 17 Sep 2017 18:53:13 EST http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/613 <p id="docs-internal-guid-fb5dae3f-920c-0214-a842-d832d056c7f6" dir="ltr"><strong>Week of Monday, September 18th at a glance:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please note, the </span><span>calendar</span><span> on the Mason Bands website </span><span>contains the most up-to-date information.</span><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Monday, September 18</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Mark McGahey Clinic during classes</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band w/ Mark McGahey: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Tuesday, September 19</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, </span><span>change due to HS Open House</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thursday, September 21</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Friday, September 22</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 3:00</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Dinner Break: 4:00 pm, </span><span>please pack or have dinner dropped off</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Home Football Game,</span><span> band dismissed after halftime </span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Saturday, September 23</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Toledo Regional Competition, </span><span>details below</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span> &nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Toledo Schedule</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Below is the Toledo schedule for Saturday. Please note that times may vary once we are in Toledo.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>6:00 am - arrive and load at MHS</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>6:30 am - depart Mason</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>9:30 am - arrive at Springfield HS: unload/stretch/warm-up</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>10:30 am - rehearsal at Springfield HS</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>12:00 pm - eat/change</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>1:30 pm - depart Springfield HS</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>2:00 pm - arrive at University of Toledo</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>2:50 pm - in block ready to move</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>3:10 pm - warm-up</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>3:55 pm - move to gate</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>4:15 pm - Prelims Performance</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>4:30 pm - back to bus to change</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>4:45 pm - awards</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>5:15 pm - depart University of Toledo </span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>5:45 pm - arrive at Springfield HS</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>6:00 pm - dinner</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>6:45 pm - load (if earliest time) or rehearse</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Finals Times TBA</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>9:00 pm - Finals begin</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>10:30 pm - Finals Awards</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>11:45 pm - depart Toledo for Mason</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>3:00 am - arrive at MHS</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please direct all travel questions to Cindy Richie at </span><a><span>travel@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span> .</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Toledo Transportation Waiver</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>If your student will not be riding the bus with the band home from Toledo, you should have received an email confirmation from our Medical Secretary (Lisa Oldham) via charms yesterday afternoon. If you did not receive this message, we do not have your student's waiver and will be expecting your student to ride the bus. If this does not match your plans, email Lisa Oldham at </span><a><span>medicalsecretary@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span> ASAP to arrange to resubmit your student's form.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>DMS Forms for Centrally Provided Medication: Ibuprofen &amp; Acetaminophen</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>If you have not yet submitted a DMS form for one of these typical OTC medications, please consider doing so if your student has ever needed one of these medications in the past. Marching Band events are very long days for everyone and if your student should need one of these medications, we cannot give it unless we have the completed/signed DMS on file. Please refer to the 'Optional Medical Forms' section of the Mason Bands website to find the DMS form</span><span>. DMS forms can be submitted electronically to Lisa Oldham at </span><a><span>medicalsecretary@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span>.</span><span><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/OEwFMby9oL-7sHG11W35jpvqOD-ph996L_prAR4yfIAS2wjftl7H9-iy38itMNG-wOg9ii_byy4sGJsbV5DyOGtgB84EPpsoeC_2z0SEgtJjFecvq-VVEfikjEtOEKmPZZBMD_2f" alt="" width="1" height="1" /></span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Panoramic Picture</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Panoramic photos are available for purchase. </span><span>The order form is available on our website</span><span>. </span><span>Orders are due by September 29th</span><span>.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Home Football Game Concessions</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>There are still a few volunteer positions open for Friday night football concessions. As a reminder, each family is required to volunteer for two positions during the season. Thank you for your help with this!</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Chaperone Help Needed</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Check out Charms for signups for both home and away football games. We have a lot of fun at these games so please join us. A current background check is required to sign up. If you want to become a Chaperone, and we REALLY need you, please contact Jane Johnson at Mason City Schools, (513) 398-0474 ext #20143.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We are in desperate need of Chaperones who can go to Grand Nationals in Indianapolis.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Anyone interested in being a &ldquo;Chaperone Shadow&rdquo;, to &ldquo;learn the ropes&rdquo;, please contact Jen</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Grimes at </span><a><span>jengrms@yahoo.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Attention Seamstresses and Pinterest Enthusiasts!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Do you like to sew and craft? The Spirit Committee needs your help to make spirit flags for this year&rsquo;s show. Spirit flags will match the theme of the show and be available for purchase by anyone who wants to show their Mason Marching Band Spirit. Parents like to wave them in the stands and students like to have a flag from each year they participate in marching band as a souvenir of that year&rsquo;s show.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>This is a fun and easy way to help the band program and show your support. If you would like to learn more about this volunteer opportunity, please email </span><a><span>spirit@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>New fall merchandise available in the online store!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>It&rsquo;s Marching Band Season and the weather is getting colder. Are you ready to watch the halftime show in warmth and style sporting your Mason Marching Band gear? Have you checked out all the new items added to the online store: </span><span><a href="https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-spirit-wear">https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-spirit-wear</a></span><span>? </span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>New items available include: stadium chair (the widest one we&rsquo;ve seen anywhere), stadium blanket, long sleeve t-shirt, hoodies, POM hat, lined jacket, PJ pants, sweatpants, pullovers and more!</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Don&rsquo;t see what you like online or do you want to try something on before you place an order? You can stop by Friday Threads during their normal business hours at 1085 Reading Road, Mason, Ohio. They have a large selection of sample sizes and customizable options in stock.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Upcoming Events</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Monday, September 25: </span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Tuesday, September 26: </span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Brass &amp; Woodwind Rehearsal: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Percussion &amp; Color Guard Rehearsal: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thursday, September 28: </span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Friday, September 29: </span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Saturday, September 30:</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Feed the Band lunch provided by Quatman&rsquo;s</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><strong><br /></strong></p>