Mason Bands http://masonbands.com Mason Bands Mason Bands Band Reminder - Payment Due 6/23 http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/599 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:51:43 EST http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/599 <div><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></div> <p id="docs-internal-guid-f0297e33-d18b-f689-0d83-47136b82268e" dir="ltr"><span><span style="color: #000000;">This is a reminder that your first payment to MTC for Grand Nationals is due tomorrow, June 23.</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Grand Nationals - Registration and Payment Information</strong></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>New marchers should create an account with Music Travel Consultants (MTC).</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Returning marchers should already have an account with MTC and DO NOT need to set up a new account.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>All marchers should register for Grand Nationals, trip number 1711-8-77.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>All travel payments are made directly to MTC (<a href="/www.musictravel.com">www.musictravel.com</a>). The first installment ($100) is due tomorrow, June 23.</span><span><br /></span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>For trip details, consult the &ldquo;2017 Tour Conditions&rdquo; document in the News section of the Mason Band website, <a href="http://www.masonbands.com">www.masonbands.com</a>.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><br /></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>If you have any questions, or are having trouble setting up or accessing your MTC account, please email Cindy Richie at </span><span><span style="color: #000000;">travel@masonbandboosters.com</span></span><span>.</span></p> June Band Notes http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/598 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 16:27:21 EST http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/598 <p id="docs-internal-guid-84a27357-7f15-81ae-eae6-6dd4967906a6" dir="ltr"><strong>Upcoming Dates:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>June 26: </span><span>Percussion Camp begins</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>June 23</span><span>: First MTC Grand Nats installment due - Details Below</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>June 30</span><span>: Yard Sign sale ends - Details Below</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>July 17: </span><span>Color Guard Camp begins</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>July 18: </span><span>Band Rehearsals begin</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>July 24</span><span>: Band Camp begins</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>July 25</span><span>: Booster Meeting, 6:30 pm</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>BOA Summer Symposium</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Bands of America is looking for the following student musicians to attend the concert or jazz portion of their Summer Symposium at a discounted rate: oboe, bassoon, Bari sax, clarinet, French horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, or Tuba. If you are interested, contact Mr. Green &nbsp;at </span><a><span>greenj@masonohioschools.com</span></a><span> ASAP.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Grand Nationals - Registration and Payment Information</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Grand Nationals registration is now open!</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please keep in mind:</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>New marchers should create an account with Music Travel Consultants (MTC).</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Returning marchers should already have an account with MTC and DO NOT need to set up a new account.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>All marchers should register for Grand Nationals, using </span><span>trip number 1711-8-77</span><span>.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>All travel payments are made directly to MTC (<a href="http://www.musictravel.com">www.musictravel.com</a>). The first installment ($100) is due </span><span>June 23</span><span>.</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>For trip details, consult the &ldquo;2017 Tour Conditions&rdquo; document in the News section of the Mason Band website, www.masonbands.com.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>If you have any questions, or are having trouble setting up or accessing your MTC account, please email Cindy Richie at </span><a><span>travel@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Mason Band Yard Sign Sale</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The Spirit committee is excited to announce the Mason Marching Band Yard Sign store is now open online at </span><span><a href="https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-yard-signs">https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-yard-signs</a></span><span>.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Signs are $18 for non personalized, $22 for personalized, and will be available for pickup at the Booster Meeting on July 25th. </span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The deadline for orders is Midnight, July 1st.</span></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Late orders will not be accepted and these signs will be made to order so we won't have extra. Don't miss out, order your yard sign today!</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>2017 Marching Band Remind Account</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Remind is a messaging app that is a fantastic way for directors to communicate quickly and efficiently to all Marching Band families throughout the season. Please follow these directions to be included in this season&rsquo;s messages:</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <ol> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Go to Remind.com, or download the app on your mobile device</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>OR send a text message to 81010 with the following code: </span><span>@masonmb17</span></p> </li> </ol> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Easy Fundraising Opportunity!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Sensation Research is a product research facility in the Deerfield Township area, with clients who make food, beverage, personal care, cosmetics, home care and many other products. They are looking for people to train to taste test products. </span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The Mason Band Boosters will be paid $5 per completed survey for adults (up to 100 signups, thus $500). The survey can be accessed here: &nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LJRZLGC"><span>https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LJRZLGC</span></a></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Additionally, if anyone is &nbsp;interested in a part time position with Sensation Research, the band will receive an additional $20 per person who passes the screening process. People who become tasters would join the group working part-time at the rate of $15 per hour.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>You may share the link with friends in the Cincinnati area who may be interested. Sensation Research has asked that if you&rsquo;ve filled out the survey in the past, you allow others the opportunity at this time unless your interest has changed. If you have any questions, please contact Janice Anello at </span><a><span>fundraising@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Spirit Wear</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Have you checked out the online Mason Band Spirit store? &nbsp;Items can be purchased directly on the Friday Threads website:</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>, or in person at their store: </span><span>1085 Reading Rd, Mason, OH 45040.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Charms Link</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Charms link:</span><a href="https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/login.asp"><span>https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/login.asp</span></a></p> <p><strong><strong><br /><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>Thanks to everyone for your help and participation in all of the Band events during the very busy month of May! Have a wonderful summer!</strong></span></p> <p><strong><br /></strong>If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Walton at <a>president@masonbandboosters.com</a> or Katie Lee at <a>secretary@masonbandboosters.com</a>.<strong><br /></strong></p> Midweek Band Notes, May 24th http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/597 Wed, 24 May 2017 16:54:56 EST http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/597 <p id="docs-internal-guid-e3711a0c-3c39-c1df-c826-92e9551c2a9e" dir="ltr"><strong>Upcoming event details and reminders:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Mini Band Camp </strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Schedule:</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thursday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Dinner break: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm</span></p> </li> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please pack or drop off dinner; refrigeration </span><span>will not</span><span> be available.</span></p> </li> </ul> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Lunch break: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm</span></p> </li> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please pack lunch; refrigeration </span><span>will not</span><span> be available.</span></p> </li> </ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Dinner break: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>5:30 pm Welcome Reception - details below!</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Saturday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Lunch break: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm</span></p> </li> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please pack lunch; refrigeration </span><span>will not</span><span> be available.</span></p> </li> </ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Dinner break: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm</span></p> </li> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please pack or drop off dinner; refrigeration </span><span>will not</span><span> be available.</span></p> </li> </ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>End of Camp Preview Performance: 8:00 pm</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Parking Lot Safety!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We wanted to pass along a few important notes about the parking lot, to ensure the safe drop off and pick up of students. </span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Vehicles are NOT PERMITTED in the BUS CIRCLE!</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please do not drop off, pick up, or park in the bus circle!</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>This is the marching band practice field - any vehicle traffic poses great danger.</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>The Parking lot traffic is ONE WAY at all times.</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>The music parking lot traffic flows one way, in a counterclockwise circle.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>When you enter the parking lot from Foxfield Drive, bear to your right.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Parking is only permitted in marked spaces.</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Drop off Instructions:</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Pull up as far as possible between the Small Commons entrance and the Music Wing entrance to allow as many students as possible to safely unload at once.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Stay to the right for unloading, so that traffic can safely pass on your left.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Students should be ready to exit your vehicle. &nbsp;&nbsp;If your student still needs to tie shoes, get their instrument etc., please pull up and park in a space.</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Pick Up Instructions:</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>If your student is not at the curb ready to load, pull into a space to wait.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Pull up as far as possible to allow multiple cars to pick up at once.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Stay to the right for loading, so that traffic can safely pass on your left.</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Remember that the parking lot is full of young drivers. &nbsp;Please exercise additional care, and be a good role model.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>General Band Camp Reminders</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Camp begins promptly at the posted start times. Please keep in mind that there will be drop off traffic in the parking lot, and students need some time to get instruments and equipment ready for practice.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>What should your student bring to camp?</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Water</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Sunglasses</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Sunscreen</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Comfortable gym shoes</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Lunch/snacks (no refrigeration)</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>** Welcome Johnnie Green and our 2017-2018 Marching Band &amp; Guard Staff **</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Date: Mini Camp - </span><span>Friday, May 26</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Time: </span><span>5:30 pm</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Location: Large Commons</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Come join the Mason Bands family and enjoy dinner with your student as we welcome our new directors and the entire 2017-2018 staff! Dinner will be BYOP-style (Bring Your Own Picnic), with desserts provided by the Band Boosters. Each family is asked to bring a packed or purchased dinner and drinks for their immediate family and student(s). We&rsquo;ll eat together, here words of introduction from Johnnie and officially kick-off another great season. </span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Questions? Please contact Marcene at </span><span>uniforms@masonbandboosters.com</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Photo Committee Meeting - Tomorrow!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Are you interested in helping with the photo committee? </span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please join Lisa Clabbers, Photo Committee Chair, this </span><span>Thursday, May 25 at 7:30 pm in the Team Rooms</span><span> just inside the Athletic Office entrance to learn about and join this fantastic committee. &nbsp;Park in the band parking lot and walk north toward the Athletic Office Entrance, enter at Door #C-4. &nbsp;Room F111 is the first door inside the building on your right. </span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please RSVP to Lisa if you will be in attendance at </span><span>lclabbers6@gmail.com</span><span> or </span><span>513-317-4054</span><span>. &nbsp;Anyone interested in helping out on the Photo Committee is welcome!</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Memorial Day Parade</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The Memorial Day Parade is Monday, May 29th. All 2016 marching band participants are expected to be in attendance. The parade will begin at the American Legion, 401 Reading Road, Mason at 10:00 AM and proceed through downtown Mason to Mason Veterans Memorial at 6000 Mason-Montgomery Road.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Reminders:</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Doors to the High School will be open to pick up instruments from 8:30 - 8:45am</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Meet at 9:00 am for warm up (location in town, TBD) </span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Marchers are to wear green Mason Band polo, Bermuda length khaki shorts, dark belt, white socks &nbsp;and white tennis shoes. </span><span>Please contact Marcene at </span><a><span>uniforms@masonbandboosters.com</span></a><span> with any uniform questions.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Guard will be provided uniform details at mini band camp.</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Car Wash Pledges - Now Due!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please drop off your car wash pledges in the band drop box (located across from the HS band office). </span><span>It is very important that all pledges are turned in before summer break!</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Show Your Mason Marching Band Spirit!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>How fun will it be for the kids to know they are visiting another band member's house when they ring doorbells on July 29th for Tag Day? </span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The Spirit committee is pleased to announce the Mason Marching Band Yard Sign store is now open online:</span><span><a href="https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-yard-signs">https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-yard-signs</a></span><span>.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Signs are $18 for non personalized, $22 for personalized and will be available for pickup at the Booster Meeting/Dessert social on July 25th. </span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>*The deadline for orders is Midnight, July 1st*</span></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Late orders will not be accepted and these signs will be made to order so we won't have extra. Don't miss out, order your yard sign today!</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Spirit Wear</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Have you checked out the online Mason Band Spirit store yet? &nbsp;Items can be purchased directly on the Friday Threads website:</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>, or in person at their store: </span><span>1085 Reading Rd, Mason, OH 45040.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Charms Link</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Charms link:</span><a href="https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/login.asp"><span>https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/login.asp</span></a></p> <p><strong><strong><br /><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Walton at president@masonbandboosters.com or Katie Lee at secretary@masonbandboosters.com.</span></p> Band Notes for the Week of May 22nd http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/596 Sat, 20 May 2017 16:05:38 EST http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/596 <p id="docs-internal-guid-279b8171-2777-96ee-8506-9431cea435aa" dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>Week of Monday, May 22nd at a glance:</strong></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Thursday, May 25: </strong><span>Mini Band Camp, 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Friday, May 26: </strong><span>Mini Band Camp, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><strong>Saturday, May 27</strong>: </span><span>Mini Band Camp, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span><strong>Upcoming:</strong> Monday, May 29: </span><span>Memorial Day Parade - details below</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>Mini Band Camp</strong></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Schedule:</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thursday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please pack dinner; dinner time TBD.</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please pack lunch; lunch time TBD.</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>5:30 pm <strong>Welcome Reception</strong> - details below!</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>Saturday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Camp details TBD - look for an additional email this week!</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>** Welcome Johnny Green and our 2017-2018 Marching Band &amp; Guard Staff **</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Date: Mini Camp - </span><span>Friday, May 26</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Time: </span><span>5:30 pm</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Location: Large Commons</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Come join the Mason Bands family and enjoy dinner with your student as we welcome our new directors and the entire 2017-2018 staff! Dinner will be BYOP-style (Bring Your Own Picnic), with desserts provided by the Band Boosters. Each family is asked to bring a packed or purchased dinner and drinks for their immediate family and student(s). We&rsquo;ll eat together, here words of introduction from Johnny and officially kick-off another great season. </span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Questions? Please contact Marcene at </span><span>uniforms@masonbandboosters.com</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>Photo Committee Meeting - this Thursday!</strong></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Are you interested in helping with the photo committee? </span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please join Lisa Clabbers, Photo Committee Chair, this </span><span>Thursday, May 25 at 7:30 pm in the Team Rooms</span><span> just inside the Athletic Office entrance to learn about and join this fantastic committee. &nbsp;Park in the band parking lot and walk north toward the Athletic Office Entrance, enter at Door #C-4. &nbsp;Room F111 is the first door inside the building on your right. </span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please RSVP to Lisa if you will be in attendance at </span><span>lclabbers6@gmail.com</span><span> or </span><span>513-317-4054</span><span>. &nbsp;Anyone interested in helping out on the Photo Committee is welcome!</span></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>Memorial Day Parade</strong></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The Memorial Day Parade is Monday, May 29th. All 2016 marching band participants are expected to be in attendance. The parade will begin at the American Legion, 401 Reading Road, Mason at 10:00 AM and proceed through downtown Mason to Mason Veterans Memorial at 6000 Mason-Montgomery Road.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong>Reminders:</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: small;">Doors to the High School will be open to pick up instruments from 8:30 - 8:45am</span></li> <li dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: small;">Meet at 9:00 am for warm up (location in town, TBD) </span></li> <li dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: small;">Marchers are to wear green Mason Band polo, Bermuda length khaki shorts, dark belt, white socks &nbsp;and white tennis shoes.</span></li> <li dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: small;">Guard will be provided uniform details at mini band camp.</span></li> </ul> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Show Your Mason Marching Band Spirit!</span></strong></p> <p><span>How fun will it be for the kids to know they are visiting another band member's house when they ring doorbells on July 29th for Tag Day? </span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p><span>The Spirit committee is pleased to announce the Mason Marching Band Yard Sign store is now open online:</span><span><a href="https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-yard-signs">https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-yard-signs</a></span><span>.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p><span>Signs are $18 for non personalized, $22 for personalized and will be available for pickup at the Booster Meeting/Dessert social on July 25th. </span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p><span>The deadline for orders is Midnight, July 1st.</span></p> <p><span>Late orders will not be accepted and these signs will be made to order so we won't have extra. Don't miss out, order your yard sign today!</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Spirit Wear</span></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Have you checked out the online Mason Band Spirit store yet? &nbsp;Items can be purchased directly on the Friday Threads website:</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>, or in person at their store: </span><span>1085 Reading Rd, Mason, OH 45040.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>Charms Link</strong></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Charms link:</span><a href="https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/login.asp"><span>https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/login.asp</span></a></p> <p><strong><br /></strong><br />If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Walton at president@masonbandboosters.com or Katie Lee at secretary@masonbandboosters.com.<strong><br /></strong></p> Band Notes for the Week of May 15th http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/595 Sun, 14 May 2017 20:13:23 EST http://masonbands.com/pages/blog/entry/595 <p id="docs-internal-guid-4e512fcc-0974-3d40-8f0a-d48936d5cbc8" dir="ltr"><strong>Week of Monday, May 15th at a glance:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Tuesday, May 16</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Concert Schedule: </span><span>MHS Auditorium</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;6:00 pm</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6th Grade After School Band</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Concert Green</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Concert Silver</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Concert White</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7:30 pm</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Concert Winds</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Symphonic Band</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Wind Symphony</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Friday, May 19</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Medication Drop Off, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, MHS Guitar Room</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Car Wash Pledges Due</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Saturday, May 20</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Medication Drop Off, 10:00 am - 11:00 am, MHS Guitar Room</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Sunday, May 21</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Graduation: </span><span>Selected Wind Symphony/Symphonic Band Students to Perform</span></p> </li> </ul> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Final Forms Registration</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thank you to everyone who has completed their Final Forms online registration. We still have about 70 parents who need to complete the Final Forms process. </span><span>Students will not be allowed to participate in Mini Band Camp until their Final Forms registration is completed.</span><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please refer to the Mason Bands website for detailed instructions and help guides for online registration:</span><a href="/pages/courses/default/11/"><span>http://masonbands.com/pages/courses/default/11/</span></a><span>. &nbsp;Your students are very digitally savvy, so ask for their help and do it together since they need to complete the process too!</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Questions can be directed to: &nbsp;registration@masonbandboosters.com.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Medication Drop Off for Mini Band Camp</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>If your student will need prescription or over the counter medication during Mini Band Camp, please sign up in Charms for an appointment to meet with a Band Aid to drop off medication.</span></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Medication Drop Off will be:</span></p> <ul> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Friday, May 19th</span><span> from </span><span>4:30 pm - 6:00 pm</span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr"> <p dir="ltr"><span>Saturday, May 20th</span><span> from </span><span>10:00 am - 11:00 am</span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please refer to the Mason Bands website under the section &lsquo;Optional Medical Forms&rsquo; for more information about our process for managing medication and the required forms.</span><a href="/pages/courses/default/11/"><span>http://masonbands.com/pages/courses/default/11/</span></a></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Please note that all medication (prescription and over the counter) requires a DMS form (</span><span><a href="https://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fmasonbands.com%2Fmedia%2F2016%2520optional%2520MED%2520form%2520DMS.pdf">Link</a></span><span>) and this form must have both a parent and doctor&rsquo;s signature. &nbsp;As always, please make a copy of your student&rsquo;s forms for your records before your turn them in. &nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>If you have any questions, please email Lisa Oldham at: </span><span>medicalsecretary@masonbandboosters.com.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Show Your Mason Marching Band Spirit!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>How fun will it be for the kids to know they are visiting another band member's house when they ring doorbells on July 29th for Tag Day? </span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The Spirit committee is pleased to announce the Mason Marching Band Yard Sign store is now open online:</span><span><a href="https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-yard-signs">https://www.fridaythreads.com/store/mason-band-yard-signs</a></span><span>.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Signs are $18 for non personalized, $22 for personalized and will be available for pickup at the Booster Meeting/Dessert social on July 25th. </span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>The deadline for orders is Midnight, July 1st.</span></p> <p dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Late orders will not be accepted and these signs will be made to order so we won't have extra. Don't miss out, order your yard sign today!</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Grand Nationals Information</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Cindy Richie, Travel Secretary, provided two documents to those in attendance at the May 4th Booster Meeting, and the May 13th New Member Meeting. These documents provide general Grand Nationals travel information, as well as the Music Travel Consultants payment installment schedule, and have been added to the News section of our website, </span><span><a href="http://www.masonbands.com">www.masonbands.com</a></span><span>.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Flower Sale - Thank You!</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thank you to all the customers, volunteers and especially to our chair, Lynne Wilkinson, for a fantastic Flower Sale!</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Spirit Wear</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Have you checked out the online Mason Band Spirit store yet? &nbsp;Items can be purchased directly on the Friday Threads website:</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>, or in person at their store: </span><span>1085 Reading Rd, Mason, OH 45040.</span></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Charms Link</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Charms link:</span><a href="https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/login.asp"><span>https://www.charmsoffice.com/charms/login.asp</span></a></p> <p><strong><strong><br /></strong></strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Upcoming Events</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Thursday, May 25 - Saturday, May 27</span><span>: Mini Band Camp</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Monday, May 29</span><span>: Memorial Day Parade</span></p> <p><strong><br /></strong>If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Walton at president@masonbandboosters.com or Katie Lee at secretary@masonbandboosters.com.<strong><br /></strong></p>