The William Mason Marching Band finished as 2014 Regional Champion and swept all captions at the BOA Regional held at Dayton's Welcome Stadium on September 27, 2014. The Marching Band also was named Class AAAA Champion and swept all captions in the preliminary competition. It was a very successful day for the award-winning band!
Mason High School Band Director Bob Bass has been elected into the membership of the American Bandmasters Association (ABA). Bass will be officially inducted into the association next March in Reno, Nevada, where he will also be a guest conductor for one of the bands invited to perform at the event.
Three Mason band ensembles were invited to participate in the Music for All National Concert Band Festival, March 6-8, 2014. The Festival, held in Indianapolis, is the premiere music education festival in the United States.
The William Mason High School Marching Band was trending on Twitter as #thatweddingband last weekend--and for good reason. The band competed against nearly 100 top bands from across the country in 2013 BOA Grand National Championships.
Mason Middle School band teacher Susan Bass was recently chosen as the recipient of the Celebrate Excellence Award sponsored by the Hamilton County Education Foundation. The award recognizes excellent professionals in public education.
Music is a fundamental piece of the human experience. This makes music education a necessary endeavor to ensure that the whole child is being educated. To this end, it is the philosophy of the Mason Instrumental Music Department to educate, to the fullest extent, every child enrolled in band and orchestra. This includes skill development, cognitive understanding, and aesthetic appreciation for many forms of music from many cultures.
The primary objective of the Mason Instrumental Music Department is to develop the performance, rehearsal, and personal practice skills of each student. Students are expected to have a good work ethic, show consistent progress, and develop goal setting while achieving skills and having fun with their instruments.
Author: Mason Bands
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