Mason Bands http://masonbands.com Mason Bands Mason Bands Band Notes for the week of February 19th http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/631 Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:15:37 EST http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/631 <p id="docs-internal-guid-0309e7a6-ab61-d85e-e9bd-2fa3aa912ae0" dir="ltr"><strong>Week of Monday, February 19th at a glance:</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Tuesday, February 20</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Concert Silver Rehearsal, 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Concert White Rehearsal, 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Concert Winds Rehearsal, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Symphonic Rehearsal, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Wind Symphony Rehearsal, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Wednesday, February 21</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Winter Percussion, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thursday, February 22</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Mid-year Band Concert, 7:00 pm</span></p> </li> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Concert Winds, Concert White and Concert Silver</span></p> </li> </ul> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Friday, February 23</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Jazz II, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Concert Uniform Help</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>If you have a student in Concert Winds, Concert White or Concert Silver we need your help before and after the concert on Thursday! The Concert Uniform Committee is in need of several parents to help us get the students dressed in their vests and ties before the concert and after the concert collecting vests and ties. If you can help please email </span><span><a href="http://mce_host/concertuniforms@masonbandboosters.com">concertuniforms@masonbandboosters.com</a></span><span>. </span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Volunteers Needed! </strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Cincinnati Regional Concert Band Festival, March 3</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Mason Band Boosters is hosting the 2nd annual Cincinnati Regional Concert Band Festival. The festival is affiliated with Music for All and is an opportunity for High School and Middle School concert bands to perform for and be evaluated by highly esteemed music educators. Thirty bands from around the region will attend this event on </span><span>March 3</span><span>, including a feature performance from the Bowling Green State University Wind Symphony.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Of course, we can't pull off an event like this without your help! &nbsp;</span><span>Sign-ups are live in charms now! </span><span>&nbsp;We need your help with tasks such as parking, concessions, ticket sales, ushers, band guides, hospitality, food donations and more. </span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>As of this morning, there are around 120 volunteer spots and 60 food donation spots open!</span></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Last year was a huge success thanks to all of our volunteers -- please consider helping us again! Any questions can be directed to </span><a href="http://mce_host/musicfestival@masonbandboosters.com"><span>musicfestival@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>For your reference the Mason Bands will be performing at the following times:</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>8:30 am</span><span> Concert winds (small commons)</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>11:00 am</span><span> symphonic (auditorium)</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>7:00 pm</span><span> MMS Symphonic Winds (small commons)</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>9:20 pm</span><span> Wind Symphony (auditorium)</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Winter Guard Notes</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The MHS Winter Guard Teams competed at Bellbrook High School on Saturday, February 17</span><span>th</span><span>. &nbsp;The JV moved up to the SAA class this week and earned fourth place with a score of 59.130. Varsity was the only group to compete in open class and earned a score of 60.700.</span></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Next week will be one of their larger competitions at Campbell County High School with 60 teams scheduled. &nbsp;All four of the Mason Winter guard teams will be competing. &nbsp;The Middle School teams are scheduled at the beginning of the day and the MHS teams will be toward the end. &nbsp;More details and the &nbsp;final schedule will be posted on Tuesday at </span><a href="http://www.tristatemarchingarts.org/event-details/02242018/Campbell-Co-2018.html"><span>http://www.tristatemarchingarts.org/event-details/02242018/Campbell-Co-2018.html</span></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Next Booster Parent Meeting: Thursday, March 1st</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please join us for our next Booster Parent Meeting on Thursday, March 1, at 7:00 pm in the band room. </span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>During this meeting, Mr. Protzman will be discussing the 2018 Marching Band Team! We would love for everyone to attend!</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>BOA Grand Nationals: November 8 - 10</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>It has been brought to our attention that there are multiple events going on in Indianapolis the weekend of Grand Nationals, and hotel rooms are going fast! Please consider making your reservations!</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Marching Band Summer and Fall Dates Confirmed</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Summer and Fall dates for Marching Band have been added to the calendar on </span><a href="https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/www.masonbands.com"><span>www.masonbands.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Add all the dates easily to your calendar by subscribing. Instructions for subscribing can be found on our website at &nbsp;</span><a href="/pages/boosters/default/7/"><span>http://masonbands.com/pages/boosters/default/7/</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Mason Band Merchandise</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Have you checked out all the items available from 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>? For every order placed through the online Mason Band spirit store, the Mason Band Boosters receive a rebate from Friday Threads!</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Upcoming Events: week of February 26th</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Monday, February 26</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Mid-year Band Concert, 7:00 pm</span></p> </li> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Windy Symphony, Chamber Winds, Symphonic</span></p> </li> </ul> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Wednesday, February 28</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Winter Percussion, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thursday, March 1</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Jazz I, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Booster Parent Meeting, 7:00 pm, High School Band Room</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Saturday, March 3</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Cincinnati Regional Concert Band Festival</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>For your reference the Mason Bands will be performing at the following times:</span></p> <ul> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>8:30 am</span><span> Concert Winds (small commons)</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>11:00 am</span><span> Symphonic (auditorium)</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>7:00 pm</span><span> MMS Symphonic Winds (small commons)</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>9:20 pm</span><span> Wind Symphony (auditorium)</span></p> </li> </ul> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> Band Notes for the week of February 12th http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/630 Sun, 11 Feb 2018 19:02:22 EST http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/630 <p id="m_5703428667819124662docs-internal-guid-707cff1f-8748-6463-51f7-1394023ba8b9" dir="ltr"><strong>Week of <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188301"><span class="aQJ">Monday, February 12th</span></span> at a glance:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Monday, February 12</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Jazz II, <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188303"><span class="aQJ">2:30 pm - 3:45 pm</span></span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Jazz I, <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188304"><span class="aQJ">4:00 pm - 5:30 pm</span></span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Marching Band New Member Meeting, <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188305"><span class="aQJ">7:00 pm - 8:00 pm</span></span>, HS Band Room</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188306"><span class="aQJ">Tuesday, February 13</span></span></span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>C. Silver Rehearsal, <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188307"><span class="aQJ">2:30 pm - 3:30 pm</span></span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Concerto Competition, <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188308"><span class="aQJ">7:00 pm</span></span></span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188309"><span class="aQJ">Wednesday, February 14</span></span></span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Winter Percussion, <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188310"><span class="aQJ">6:00 pm - 8:30 pm</span></span></span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188311"><span class="aQJ">Thursday, February 15</span></span></span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Jazz I, <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188312"><span class="aQJ">4:00 pm - 5:30 pm</span></span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Dine and Donate: Raising Cane&rsquo;s, <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188313"><span class="aQJ">5:00 pm - 8:00 pm</span></span></span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188314"><span class="aQJ">Saturday, February 17</span></span></span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Winter Guard Competition at Bellbrook (see below for details)</span></p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Dine and Donate <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188315"><span class="aQJ">this Thursday</span></span>!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please join us <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188316"><span class="aQJ">this Thursday</span></span> for a Dine and Donate at Raising Cane&rsquo;s (Tylersville Road). Be sure to show the attached flyer to your cashier, and we will received 15% back!</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Cincinnati Regional Concert Band Festival: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188317"><span class="aQJ">March 3</span></span></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Mason Band Boosters is hosting the 2nd annual Cincinnati Regional Concert Band Festival. The festival is affiliated with Music for All and is an opportunity for High School and Middle School concert bands to perform for and be evaluated by highly esteemed music educators. Thirty bands from around the region will attend this event on </span><span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188318"><span class="aQJ">March 3</span></span></span><span>, including a feature performance from the Bowling Green State University Wind Symphony.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Of course, we can't pull off an event like this without your help! &nbsp;Sign-ups are live in charms now! &nbsp;We need your help with tasks such as parking, concessions, ticket sales, ushers, band guides, hospitality, food donations and more. Direct Charms links to these are:</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span><a href="https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?v=4068352&amp;cb=2483950" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?v%3D4068352%26cb%3D2483950&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1518479940201000&amp;usg=AFQjCNFwxRre5o_q742ZhlOEaO_6WBpKVA">CRCBF Volunteers</a> </span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><a href="https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?v=4069079" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?v%3D4069079&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1518479940201000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEmSL7MtiFuOkZUFAIfcqvge1M5BA">Bake Sale Donations</a> </span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><a href="https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?v=4068353" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?v%3D4068353&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1518479940201000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGX7bLwocX1Qm7niLkwBChejuLOew">Band Guides</a> </span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><a href="https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?v=4068340" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/volunteerR.asp?v%3D4068340&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1518479940201000&amp;usg=AFQjCNE0HtShbDQOGqUfo5ToZPF715OkXA">Hospitality Donations</a> </span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Last year was a huge success thanks to all of our volunteers -- please consider helping us again! Any questions can be directed to </span><a target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://musicfestival@masonbandboosters.com&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1518479940201000&amp;usg=AFQjCNE68_BLWLbjT8_2YsSXjaFyaeONiQ"><span>musicfestival@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>For your reference the Mason Bands will be performing at the following times:</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188319"><span class="aQJ">8:30 am</span></span></span><span> Concert winds (small commons)</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188320"><span class="aQJ">11:00 am</span></span></span><span> symphonic (auditorium)</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188321"><span class="aQJ">7:00 pm</span></span></span><span> MMS Symphonic Winds (small commons)</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188322"><span class="aQJ">9:20 pm</span></span></span><span> Wind Symphony (auditorium)</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Winter Guard Notes</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Both MHS teams traveled to Fairfield HS this week to compete. &nbsp;After last week&rsquo;s win at Miamisburg, MHS Varsity was promoted to a higher performance class, competed in Open Class and won first place against Beavercreek. MHS JV competed in the Scholastic Regional A and earned 1st place against seven other competitors. &nbsp;</span><span>Congratulations to both teams on a terrific competition!</span></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Next week: &nbsp;&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188323"><span class="aQJ">Saturday, February 17</span></span></span><span>th</span><span> &nbsp;MHS teams will be competing at Bellbrook (MEPA). Find more details and directions at </span><a href="https://mepa-circuit.org/event/bellbrook-hs/" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://mepa-circuit.org/event/bellbrook-hs/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1518479940201000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEg3nblu38tdgG3kDFDrca2q3AK2Q"><span>https://mepa-circuit.org/event/bellbrook-hs/.</span></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Next Booster Parent Meeting: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188324"><span class="aQJ">Thursday, March 1st</span></span></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please join us for our next Booster Parent Meeting on <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188325"><span class="aQJ">Thursday, March 1, at 7:00 pm</span></span> in the band room. </span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>During this meeting, Mr. Protzman will be discussing the 2018 Marching Band Team! We would love for everyone to attend!</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>BOA Grand Nationals: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188326"><span class="aQJ">November 8 - 10</span></span></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>It has been brought to our attention that there are multiple events going on in Indianapolis the weekend of Grand Nationals, and hotel rooms are going fast! Please consider making your reservations!</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Marching Band Summer and Fall Dates Confirmed</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Summer and Fall dates for Marching Band have been added to the calendar on </span><a href="http://www.masonbands.com/" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://www.masonbands.com&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1518479940201000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEBKOv_tCjYZOSYVc_D1vn0wZOZXw"><span>www.masonbands.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Add all the dates easily to your calendar by subscribing. Instructions for subscribing can be found on our website at &nbsp;</span><a href="/pages/boosters/default/7/" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://masonbands.com/pages/boosters/default/7/.&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1518479940202000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGrktM9fsw7mpzvb_e4dAoKZ5r6jw"><span>http://masonbands.com/pages/boosters/default/7/</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Mason Band Merchandise</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Have you checked out all the items available from the online store: </span><a href="https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-spirit-wear" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-spirit-wear&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1518479940202000&amp;usg=AFQjCNFCw-X-YNZeJtzYBM22JI58oVx1nw"><span>https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-spirit-wear</span></a><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_1428188327"><span class="aQJ">Friday</span></span> Threads!</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Upcoming Events: week of <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188328"><span class="aQJ">Monday, February 19th</span></span></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>There are many upcoming events in February and March - please check (and subscribe to) the calendar for these!</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188329"><span class="aQJ">Tuesday, February 20</span></span></span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Concert Silver Rehearsal, <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188330"><span class="aQJ">2:30 pm - 3:00 pm</span></span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Concert White Rehearsal, <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188331"><span class="aQJ">3:00 pm - 3:30 pm</span></span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Concert Winds Rehearsal, <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188332"><span class="aQJ">3:30 pm - 4:30 pm</span></span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Symphonic Rehearsal, <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188333"><span class="aQJ">5:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Wind Symphony Rehearsal, <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188334"><span class="aQJ">6:00 pm - 7:00 pm</span></span></span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188335"><span class="aQJ">Wednesday, February 21</span></span></span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Winter Percussion, <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188336"><span class="aQJ">6:00 pm - 8:30 pm</span></span></span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188337"><span class="aQJ">Thursday, February 22</span></span></span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Mid-year Band Concert, <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188338"><span class="aQJ">7:00 pm</span></span></span></p> </li> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Concert Winds, Concert White and Concert Silver</span></p> </li> </ul> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188339"><span class="aQJ">Friday, February 23</span></span></span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Jazz II, <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1428188340"><span class="aQJ">2:30 pm - 4:00 pm</span></span></span></p> </li> </ul> <p><br /><br /></p> Band Notes for the week of February 5th http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/629 Sun, 04 Feb 2018 17:11:51 EST http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/629 <p id="docs-internal-guid-38f4e535-62d6-1a81-e858-d6637b7602a6" dir="ltr"><strong>Week of Monday, February 5th at a glance:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Monday, February 5</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Jazz II, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Jazz I, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Winter Percussion, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Wednesday, February 7</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Jazz Bands Perform at Taste of Mason, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Drumline Performance at Taste of Mason, 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thursday, February 8</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>CANCELLED:</span></p> </li> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Committee Chair Meeting</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Parent Booster Meeting</span></p> </li> </ul> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Friday, February 9</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Pep Band A, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Saturday, February 10</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>HS Winter Guard Competition, Fairfield </span><span>(details below)</span></p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Cancelled: Parent Booster Meeting &amp; Committee Chair Meeting</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The decision has been made to cancel this Thursday&rsquo;s Parent Meeting and Committee Chair Meeting, so that everyone has the opportunity to attend the discussion about the Suicide Prevention Outreach Program the district expects to launch next year at the High School.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We will attempt to reschedule these meetings, and will communicate this in upcoming emails.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Cincinnati Regional Concert Band Festival: March 3</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Mason Band Boosters is hosting the 2nd annual Cincinnati Regional Concert Band Festival. The festival is affiliated with Music for All and is an opportunity for High School and Middle School concert bands to perform for and be evaluated by highly esteemed music educators. Thirty bands from around the region will attend this event on March 3, including a feature performance from the Bowling Green State University Wind Symphony.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Of course, we can't pull off an event like this without your help! &nbsp;</span><span>Sign-ups are live in <a href="https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/login.asp">Charms</a> now! </span><span>&nbsp;We need your help with tasks such as parking, concessions, ticket sales, ushers, band guides, hospitality, food donations and more. &nbsp;Last year was a huge success thanks to all of our volunteers -- please consider helping us again! Any questions can be directed to </span><a href="https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/musicfestival@masonbandboosters.com"><span>musicfestival@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Winter Guard Notes</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>MHS Varsity and JV attended the MEPA (Mid East Performance Association) circuit competition at Miamisburg on Saturday. &nbsp;Varsity competed in the Scholastic Regional AA classification and earned 1</span><span>st</span><span> place and the JV competed in the Scholastic Regional A and earned 3</span><span>rd</span><span> place. &nbsp;</span><span>Congratulations to both teams on a terrific competition!</span></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>This Saturday, February 10</span><span>th</span><span> &nbsp;MHS teams will be competing at Fairfield (MEPA)</span><span>. MHS JV is scheduled at 3:59pm and the Varsity at 5:09pm. Find more details and directions at </span><a href="https://mepa-circuit.org/event/fairfield-high-school/"><span>https://mepa-circuit.org/event/fairfield-high-school/</span></a><span>. </span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Marching Band Summer and Fall Dates Confirmed</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Summer and Fall dates for Marching Band have been added to the calendar on </span><a href="/www.masonbands.com"><span>www.masonbands.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Add all the dates easily to your calendar by subscribing. Instructions for subscribing can be found on our website at <a href="/%20http:/masonbands.com/pages/boosters/default/7/">&nbsp;</a></span><span><a href="/%20http:/masonbands.com/pages/boosters/default/7/">http://masonbands.com/pages/boosters/default/7/</a></span><span>.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Mason Band Merchandise</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Have you checked out all the items available from 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>? For every order placed through the online Mason Band spirit store, the Mason Band Boosters receive a rebate from Friday Threads!</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Upcoming Events, week of February 12th</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>There are many upcoming events in February and March - please check the calendar for these!</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Monday, February 12</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Jazz II, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Jazz I, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Marching Band New Member Meeting, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, HS Band Room</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Tuesday, February 13</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>C. Silver Rehearsal, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Concerto Competition, 7:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Wednesday, February 14</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Winter Percussion, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thursday, February 15</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Jazz I, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> Band Notes for the week of January 29th http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/628 Sun, 28 Jan 2018 18:19:02 EST http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/628 <p id="docs-internal-guid-98655877-3f11-741d-fd0a-59df006d3513" dir="ltr"><strong>Week of Monday, January 29th at a glance:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Monday, January 29</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Jazz II, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Jazz I, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Tuesday, January 30</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Pep Band B, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thursday, February 1</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Wind Symphony - BGSU (Return on Feb. 2) </span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Friday, February 2</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Jazz II, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Wind Symphony Bowling Green Trip</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The Wind Symphony is traveling to Bowling Green for their next concert this Thursday, February 1, &nbsp;at 7:00 pm. &nbsp;&nbsp;Anyone planning to attend can pre-purchase tickets at the link below for $7.00. &nbsp;&nbsp;Tickets are $8.00 at the door. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://bgsu-internet.choicecrm.net/templates/BGSU/index.php?cts_legacy"><span>https://bgsu-internet.choicecrm.net/templates/BGSU/index.php?cts_legacy</span></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Attention: All Committee Chairs!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>There will be a committee chair meeting next Thursday, February 8, at 6:15 pm in the HS Teacher Lounge. All committee chairs are expected to attend; please contact your Board Representative if you are unable to make it.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Next Parent Meeting: 2/8 at 7:00 pm!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please join us for our Booster Parent Meeting next Thursday at 7:00 pm in the band room. During our monthly meetings, exciting and new information for both the concert and marching band seasons is shared. In addition, at this meeting there will be a drawing for a gift card to a local restaurant! We would love for everyone to attend! </span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Marching Band Summer and Fall Dates Confirmed</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Summer and Fall dates for Marching Band have been added to the calendar on </span><span><a href="/www.masonbands.com">www.masonbands.com</a></span><span>.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Add all the dates easily to your calendar by subscribing. Instructions for subscribing can be found on our website at &nbsp;</span><a href="/pages/boosters/default/7/"><span>http://masonbands.com/pages/boosters/default/7/</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Mason Band Merchandise</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Have you checked out all the items available from 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>? For every order placed through the online Mason Band spirit store, the Mason Band Boosters receive a rebate from Friday Threads!</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Upcoming Events</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Monday, February 5</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Jazz II, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Jazz I, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Wednesday, February 7</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Jazz Bands Perform at Taste of Mason, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thursday, February 8</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Committee Chair Meeting: Teacher Lounge, 6:15 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Parent Booster Meeting: Band Room, 7:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Friday, February 9</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Pep Band A, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> Band Notes for the week of January 22nd http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/627 Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:07:22 EST http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/627 <p id="docs-internal-guid-c173ae72-1afa-7067-e34f-f3087927441b" dir="ltr"><strong>Week of Monday, January 22nd 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"><strong>Monday, January 22</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Jazz II, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Jazz I, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Wednesday, January 24</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Medication drop off, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Teacher Lounge</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Thursday, January 25</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Jazz I, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Friday, January 26</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Jazz II, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Pep Band B, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Saturday, January 27</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>First Winter Guard Competition of the Season, </span><span>Details Below</span></p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Medication &nbsp;Drop Off - WS BGSU Trip</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>There will be a medication drop off this Wednesday, January 24, from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Teacher Lounge, for the Wind Symphony trip to BGSU . &nbsp;</span><span>If your student will need over the counter or prescription medication, p</span><span>lease sign up for a time to drop off medication in Charms.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please email </span><span><a href="http://mce_host/medicalsecretary@masonbandboosters.com">medicalsecretary@masonbandboosters.com</a></span><span> with any questions.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Mason Winter Guard Competition</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The Mason Winter Guard High School and Middle School teams will be performing in their first competition of the season this Saturday, January 27</span><span>th</span><span> at Waynesville HS. &nbsp;Details on performance times and directions to the venue can be found here.</span><a href="http://www.tristatemarchingarts.org/event-details/01272018/Waynesville-2018%2A.html"><span>http://www.tristatemarchingarts.org/event-details/01272018/Waynesville-2018%2A.html</span></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Color Guard Globes Final Sale!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Only 5 globes left! &nbsp;$25 each, sold &ldquo;as is&rdquo;. They will be available on a first come basis. &nbsp;Great for birthday and grad parties. If interested, please email Lynne Wilkinson at </span><span><a href="http://mce_host/colorguard@masonbandboosters.com">colorguard@masonbandboosters.com</a></span><span>.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Mason Band Merchandise</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Have you checked out all the items available from 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>? For every order placed through the online Mason Band spirit store, the Mason Band Boosters receive a rebate from Friday Threads!</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Upcoming Events</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Monday, January 29</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Jazz II, 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Jazz I, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Tuesday, January 30</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Pep Band B, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thursday, February 1</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Wind Symphony - BGSU</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Friday, February 2</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Jazz II, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Next Parent Meeting: Thursday, February 8, 7:00 pm</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>