Mason Bands http://masonbands.com Mason Bands Mason Bands Band Notes for the Week of August 21st http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/607 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:33:24 EST http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/607 <p id="m_445919812494486292docs-internal-guid-dd7d2bdb-01bf-f069-e93c-36f14fc39733" dir="ltr"><strong>Week of <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_214981427"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">Monday, August 21st</span></span></span> at a glance:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_214981428"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">Monday, August 21</span></span></span></strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_214981429"><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_214981430"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">Tuesday, August 22</span></span></span></strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Winds Rehearsal: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_214981431"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">3:00 pm - 5:00 pm</span></span></span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Percussion &amp; Color Guard Rehearsal: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_214981432"><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_214981433"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">Thursday, August 24</span></span></span></strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_214981434"><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_214981435"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">Friday, August 25</span></span></span></strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Away Football Game at Springboro (<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_214981436"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">Friday</span></span></span> details out later this week)</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_214981437"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">Saturday, August 26</span></span></span></strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Full Band: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_214981438"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">1:00 pm - 9:00 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><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></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Home Football Game Concessions</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Volunteer positions are now in Charms for <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_214981439"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">Friday</span></span></span> night football concessions. Each family is required to volunteer for two positions during the season. This volunteer requirement is separate from our competition requirement. </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><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></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We are also looking for people interested in being a part of the concessions team. If interested, or if you have any questions about concessions, please email Janice Anello at &nbsp;</span><a><span>fundraising@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><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></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, <a href="tel:(513)%20398-0474" target="_blank"><span style="color: #1155cc;">(513) 398-0474</span></a> ext #20143.</span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><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></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We have lost quite a few Chaperones because they &ldquo;graduated&rdquo; with their senior! We are in </span><span>desperate need of Chaperones who can go on overnight trips like Toledo and Grand Nationals in Indianapolis.</span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><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></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><span><a target="_blank">jengrms@yahoo.com</a></span><span>.&nbsp;</span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><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></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Spirit Wear</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>New fall Spirit Wear items will be added this week, and can be purchased directly on the <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_214981440"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">Friday</span></span></span> Threads website:</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=1503354860828000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHqPpxZYJwI8FMpbeToOUFIbaJyqw"><span>https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-spirit-wear</span></a><span>, or in person at their store: </span><span>1085 Reading Rd, Mason, OH 45040.</span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><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></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>If you didn't purchase a yard sign and still want one, there are only 14 left and are available at the store while supplies last.</span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><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></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Reminder: Social Media </strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please remember that any videos taken during rehearsal may NOT be posted on social media!</span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><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></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>If you have any questions about our social media policy, please contact Crystal Langbein at </span><a><span>publicinfoofficer@masonbandboosters.com</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><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></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Reminder: Tag Day - Friends &amp; Family Campaign</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>This is a reminder that we are now "tagging" those people outside of our immediate Mason Band family to participate in our </span><span>Friends &amp; Family Campaign</span><span>. &nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The idea is to "tag" our closest friends and family members who live outside the Mason area, but who would like to participate in Tag Day by supporting our band program. &nbsp;Please click this </span><a href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/1I1Ng4FBN-jeaUkYbyiYLOARCTIwQvHt6_gBXGBTxTAg/copy" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=https://docs.google.com/document/d/1I1Ng4FBN-jeaUkYbyiYLOARCTIwQvHt6_gBXGBTxTAg/copy&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1503354860828000&amp;usg=AFQjCNHtoAFFQimKE8oe2xwzzYe_4-4_og"><span>link</span></a><span> for a customizable letter and/or email that you are encouraged to customize and have your student send to family and friends during the month of August--Tag "Month"!</span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><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></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please help your kids brainstorm the names of family members and close friends who would appreciate being "tagged" by receiving one of the letters. &nbsp;Maybe your list includes Mason Band alumni and/or their families...they would certainly appreciate still being considered a part of our band family and may love the opportunity to support the program!</span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><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></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>As always, thank you so much for all you do to support our band program!</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Reminder: New Process for Typical OTC Medication</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We have made an important change for typical OTC medications (acetaminophen and ibuprofen) for our students.These two OTC medications will be provided centrally for any student for whom a completed DMS form is on file. </span><span>Parents can send the DMS form electronically or drop off to a Band Aid since you no longer need to provide the actual medication. </span><span>We encourage parents to submit a DMS for one or both of these medications if your student has needed these medications at home. Please help us take the best care of your students and consider what they may need to feel the best throughout the season.</span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><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></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please Contact Lisa Oldham at </span><span><a target="_blank"><span style="color: #222222;">medicalsecretary@masonbandboosters.com</span></a></span><span> with any questions or to submit a DMS for your student to have access to our centrally provided OTC medication. You will find the form on the Mason Bands Website here: </span><a href="/pages/courses/default/11/" target="_blank" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&amp;q=http://masonbands.com/pages/courses/default/11/&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1503354860828000&amp;usg=AFQjCNGaSPlaEzDVaSUY74dpiCx7hfJkdw"><span>http://masonbands.com/pages/courses/default/11/</span></a>.</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><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></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Upcoming Events</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><strong><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_214981441"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">Monday, August 28</span></span></span></strong>: </span><span>Full Band: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_214981442"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">3:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></span></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><strong><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_214981443"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">Tuesday, August 29</span></span></span></strong>: </span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Winds Rehearsal: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_214981444"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">3:00 pm - 5:00 pm</span></span></span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Percussion &amp; Color Guard Rehearsal: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_214981445"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">6:00 pm - 8:30 pm</span></span></span></span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span><strong><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_214981446"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">Thursday, August 31</span></span></span></strong>: </span><span>Full Band: <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_214981447"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">6:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></span></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><strong><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_214981448"><span class="aQJ"><span style="color: #222222;">Friday, September 1</span></span></span></strong>: </span><span>Home Football Game</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><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></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Walton at </span><a><span>president@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span> or Katie Lee at </span><a><span>secretary@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> Band Notes for the Week of August 14th http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/606 Sun, 13 Aug 2017 18:00:24 EST http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/606 <p dir="ltr"><strong>Week of Monday, August 14th at a glance:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Wednesday, August 16</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Winds Rehearsal: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Percussion &amp; Color Guard Rehearsal: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Thursday, August 17</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Full Band: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Saturday, August 19</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Full Band: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Parent Preview: 4:00 pm, Stadium</p> </li> </ul> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Calendar Addition: Centerville Competition</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">The Centerville Invitational Marching Band Competition on Saturday, October 28th, has been added to our season. &nbsp;This event is a sanctioned competition of the Mid States Band Association (MSBA) and will be held at Centerville High School Stadium, 500 E. Franklin St., Centerville, OH &nbsp;45459. More details will follow.</p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Reminder: Social Media</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Please remember that any videos taken during rehearsal may NOT be posted on social media!</p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr">If you have any questions about our social media policy, please contact Crystal Langbein at publicinfoofficer@masonbandboosters.com.</p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Reminder: Tag Day - Friends &amp; Family Campaign</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">This is a reminder that we are now "tagging" those people outside of our immediate Mason Band family to participate in our Friends &amp; Family Campaign. &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">The idea is to "tag" our closest friends and family members who live outside the Mason area, but who would like to participate in Tag Day by supporting our band program. &nbsp;Please click this<a href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/1I1Ng4FBN-jeaUkYbyiYLOARCTIwQvHt6_gBXGBTxTAg/copy"> link</a> for a customizable letter and/or email that you are encouraged to customize and have your student send to family and friends during the month of August--Tag "Month"!</p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Please help your kids brainstorm the names of family members and close friends who would appreciate being "tagged" by receiving one of the letters. &nbsp;Maybe your list includes Mason Band alumni and/or their families...they would certainly appreciate still being considered a part of our band family and may love the opportunity to support the program!</p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr">As always, thank you so much for all you do to support our band program!</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Reminder: New Process for Typical OTC Medication</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">We have made an important change for typical OTC medications (acetaminophen and ibuprofen) for our students.These two OTC medications will be provided centrally for any student for whom a completed DMS form is on file. Parents can send the DMS form electronically or drop off to a Band Aid since you no longer need to provide the actual medication. We encourage parents to submit a DMS for one or both of these medications if your student has needed these medications at home. Please help us take the best care of your students and consider what they may need to feel the best throughout the season.</p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Please Contact Lisa Oldham at medicalsecretary@masonbandboosters.com with any questions or to submit a DMS for your student to have access to our centrally provided OTC medication. You will find the form on the Mason Bands Website here: <a href="/pages/courses/default/11/">http://masonbands.com/pages/courses/default/11/</a></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Upcoming Events</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">Monday, August 21: Full Band: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm</p> <p dir="ltr">Tuesday, August 22:</p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Winds Rehearsal: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm</p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr">Percussion &amp; Color Guard Rehearsal: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">Thursday, August 24: Full Band: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm</p> <p dir="ltr">Friday, August 25: Away Football Game, details to follow</p> <p>Saturday, August 26: Full Band: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm<strong><br /></strong></p> Band Notes for the Week of August 7th http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/605 Sun, 06 Aug 2017 19:55:26 EST http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/605 <p id="docs-internal-guid-b9f67213-b9f5-2b08-1b76-b0ac95d42e05" dir="ltr"><strong>Week of Monday, August 7th at a glance:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Monday, August 7</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Rehearsal: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Tuesday, August 8</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Rehearsal: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Wednesday, August 9</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Rehearsal: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thursday, August 10</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Rehearsal: 9:00 am - 11:30 am</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Friday, August 11</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Rehearsal: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Marching Band Fee Due</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Social Media Reminder</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please remember that any videos taken during rehearsal may NOT be posted on social media!</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>If you have any questions about our social media policy, please contact Crystal Langbein at </span><a><span>publicinfoofficer@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Thank you!!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We would like to thank all of our students and families who did a fantastic job raising money during band camp to donate to the Mason Food Pantry. Almost $1,300 was collected ($1,289 to be exact)! Your generosity will go a long way to help those in need!</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Tag Day - Friends &amp; Family Campaign</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thanks to all of you--students, parents, staff, and the Mason community--Tag Day 2017 was an overwhelming success! &nbsp;Now, &nbsp;we are "tagging" those people outside of our immediate Mason Band family to participate in our </span><span>Friends &amp; Family Campaign</span><span>. &nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The idea is to "tag" our closest friends and family members who live outside the Mason area, but who would like to participate in Tag Day by supporting our band program. &nbsp;Please click this </span><span><a href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/1I1Ng4FBN-jeaUkYbyiYLOARCTIwQvHt6_gBXGBTxTAg/copy">link</a></span><span> for a customizable letter and/or email that you are encouraged to customize and have your student send to family and friends during the month of August--Tag "Month"!</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please help your kids brainstorm the names of family members and close friends who would appreciate being "tagged" by receiving one of the letters. &nbsp;Maybe your list includes Mason Band alumni and/or their families...they would certainly appreciate still being considered a part of our band family and may love the opportunity to support the program!</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>As always, thank you so much for all you do to support our band program!</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Marching Band Fee/EZpay Update</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The $500 marching band fee is now payable via EZpay! The due date for this payment has been moved to this Friday, August 11.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>In EZpay, the marching band fee is listed under &ldquo;Activity Fee.&rdquo;</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>As always, the marching band fee may also be paid with check, payable to Mason City Schools. Please put your check in an envelope marked with the student&rsquo;s name, student ID, and note &ldquo;band fee,&rdquo; and place in the band drop box located outside the band office.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>There are some students who have outstanding $100 commitment fees and $150 band camp fees. These fees are past due, and unable to be paid with EZpay. Please pay these fees by check made out to Mason City Schools.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Lastly, if you have a financial concern, please talk/send an email to one of our directors so that we can work out a payment plan. Please also let a director know if your student qualifies for free/reduced lunch.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>If you have any questions about Marching Band Fees, please contact Diane Pfennig, Administrative Assistant - Mason High School Performing Arts Department, at </span><a><span>pfennigd@masonohioschools.com</span></a><span> .</span></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>New Process for Typical OTC Medication</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We have made an important change for typical OTC medications (acetaminophen and ibuprofen) for our students.These two OTC medications will be provided centrally for any student for whom a completed DMS form is on file. </span><span>Parents can send the DMS form electronically or drop off to a Band Aid since you no longer need to provide the actual medication. </span><span>We encourage parents to submit a DMS for one or both of these medications if your student has needed these medications at home. Please help us take the best care of your students and consider what they may need to feel the best throughout the season.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please Contact Lisa Oldham at </span><span>medicalsecretary@masonbandboosters.com</span><span> with any questions or to submit a DMS for your student to have access to our centrally provided OTC medication. You will find the form on the Mason Bands Website here: </span><a href="/pages/courses/default/11/"><span>http://masonbands.com/pages/courses/default/11/</span></a></p> <p><strong><strong><br /><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Upcoming Events</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Monday, August 14: </span><span>Rehearsal: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Tuesday, August 15: </span><span>First Day of School!</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Wednesday, August 16: </span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Brass &amp; Woodwind Rehearsal: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Percussion &amp; Guard Rehearsal: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thursday, August 17: </span><span>Rehearsal: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Saturday, August 19: </span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Band Camp: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Parent Preview: 4:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> Band Notes for the Week of July 31st http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/604 Sun, 30 Jul 2017 18:36:53 EST http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/604 <p id="docs-internal-guid-73dc9b53-95a4-12f9-376a-3ae4ae6a98e9" style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><strong>Week of Monday, July 31st at a glance:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><strong>Monday, July 31</strong></p> <ul style="text-align: justify;"> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Band Camp: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm &amp; 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Final Uniform Fitting: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><strong>Tuesday, August 1</strong></p> <ul style="text-align: justify;"> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Band Camp: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm &amp; 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><strong>Wednesday, August 2</strong></p> <ul style="text-align: justify;"> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Band Camp: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm &amp; 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><strong>Thursday, August 3</strong></p> <ul style="text-align: justify;"> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Band Camp: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Variety Show: 6:30 pm, Auditorium </span><span>(parents are welcome to attend!)</span></p> </li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><strong>Friday, August 4</strong></p> <ul style="text-align: justify;"> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Band Camp: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><strong>Saturday, August 5</strong></p> <ul style="text-align: justify;"> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Band Camp: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><strong>Band Camp</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>Reminders for this week:</span></p> <ul style="text-align: justify;"> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Students will need to leave campus on the days where there is a three hour mid-day break.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday there will not be food refrigeration available until students return at 3:00 pm; please have your student bring their dinner when they return for evening practice.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> </li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>As always, the band camp web page </span><span><a href="/pages/courses/default/11/">http://masonbands.com/pages/courses/default/11/</a></span><span> is the best source for band camp information. &nbsp;This webpage includes: forms for download, handbooks for download, general information and instructions.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><strong>TAG Day</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>Thanks to all of you -- students, parents, staff, and the Mason community--Tag Day 2017 was an overwhelming success! &nbsp;We were able to raise $35,066.00 &nbsp;in our door to door campaign, with support still coming in on our CrowdRise site. &nbsp;&nbsp;If you receive any additional donations from family or neighbors, please put them in an envelope marked Tag Day and have your student drop them in the dropbox. </span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>We had 4 cars raise over $1000 dollars each.</span><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><span>Winning Car Members Can pick up their Speedway Gift Cards at Dinner </span><span>on Monday</span><span> at the Band Aide Table.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>Winners are:</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>Raising $1560 - Jay Becker, Noah Ablordeppey, Jason Besse, Dustin Lewis</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>Raising $1132 - Madina Magomedova, Hikari Nawa, Vanessa Gluchowski, Nick Anderson</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>Raising $1112 - Aaron Ruotolo, Zach Melwanie, Caleb Grimes</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>Raising $1013 - Natasha Saputra, Jackson Moon, Jojo Kraimer, Felicity Cook</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><strong>Final Uniform Fitting </strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>We are pleased to report that fittings are nearly complete. Final fitting appointments are available tomorrow, &nbsp;Monday, July 31, from 3 - 5:00 p.m.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>Shoes &amp; Socks</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>Uniform bags will remain available in the hallway until Friday, August 4. Please remind your student to bring in two pair of long black socks and place them in the back pocket of their bag. Returning marchers need to bring in their socks as well as their marching shoes. Shoes that have been ordered will be labeled and placed in uniform bags prior to the first performance. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><strong>Marching Band Fee/EZpay Update</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>The $500 marching band fee is now payable via EZpay! The due date for this payment has been moved to August 11.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>In EZpay, the marching band fee is listed under &ldquo;Activity Fee.&rdquo;</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>As always, the marching band fee may also be paid with check, payable to Mason City Schools. Please put your check in an envelope marked with the student&rsquo;s name, student ID, and note &ldquo;band fee,&rdquo; and place in the band drop box located outside the band office.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>There are some students who have outstanding $100 commitment fees and $150 band camp fees. These fees are past due, and unable to be paid with EZpay. Please pay these fees by check made out to Mason City Schools.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>Lastly, if you have a financial concern, please talk/send an email to one of our directors so that we can work out a payment plan. Please also let a director know if your student qualifies for free/reduced lunch.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>If you have any questions about Marching Band Fees, please contact Diane Pfennig, Administrative Assistant - Mason High School Performing Arts Department, at </span><a><span>pfennigd@masonohioschools.com</span></a><span> .</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><strong>New Process for Typical OTC Medication</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>We have made an important change for typical OTC medications (acetaminophen and ibuprofen) for our students.These two OTC medications will be provided centrally for any student for whom a completed DMS form is on file. </span><span>Parents can send the DMS form electronically or drop off to a Band Aid since you no longer need to provide the actual medication. </span><span>We encourage parents to submit a DMS for one or both of these medications if your student has needed these medications at home. Please help us take the best care of your students and consider what they may need to feel the best throughout the season.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>Please Contact Lisa Oldham at </span><span>medicalsecretary@masonbandboosters.com</span><span> with any questions or to submit a DMS for your student to have access to our centrally provided OTC medication. You will find the form on the Mason Bands Website here: </span><a href="/pages/courses/default/11/"><span>http://masonbands.com/pages/courses/default/11/</span></a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><strong><br /><br /></strong></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><strong>Upcoming Events</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>Monday, August 7: </span><span>Rehearsal, 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>Tuesday, August 8: </span><span>Rehearsal, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>Wednesday, August 9: </span><span>Rehearsal, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>Thursday, August 10: </span><span>Rehearsal, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr"><span>Friday, August 11: </span><span>Rehearsal, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> Band Notes, July 27 http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/603 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:37:05 EST http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/603 <p id="docs-internal-guid-856068e5-84e8-1115-ae8c-cdec48737b2d" dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>Marching Band Fee/EZpay Update</strong></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The $500 marching band fee is now payable via EZpay! The due date for this payment has been moved to August 11.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>In EZpay, the marching band fee is listed under &ldquo;Activity Fee.&rdquo;</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>As always, the marching band fee may also be paid with check, payable to Mason City Schools. Please put your check in an envelope marked with the student&rsquo;s name, student ID, and note &ldquo;band fee,&rdquo; and place in the band drop box located outside the band office.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>There are some students who have outstanding $100 commitment fees and $150 band camp fees. These fees are past due, and unable to be paid with EZpay. Please pay these fees by check made out to Mason City Schools.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Lastly, if you have a financial concern, please talk/send an email to one of our directors so that we can work out a payment plan. Please also let a director know if your student qualifies for free/reduced lunch.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>If you have any questions about Marching Band Fees, please contact Diane Pfennig, Administrative Assistant - Mason High School Performing Arts Department, at </span><a><span>pfennigd@masonohioschools.com</span></a><span> .</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>Dine and Donate</strong></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Our first Dine and Donate of the season is tonight at the VOA Chick-fil-A, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.</span><span> Please mention the Mason Marching Band fundraiser when ordering, and Chick-fil-A will generously donate 15% of your purchase to the Band Boosters! </span><strong><strong><br /><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Walton at </span><a><span>president@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span> or Katie Lee at </span><a><span>secretary@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p><strong><br /><br /></strong></p>