Three Mason band ensembles were invited to participate in the Music for All National Concert Band Festival, March 6-8. 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 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.
"The experience of a lifetime!" That's how Mason High School band director Bob Bass described the Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony's performances at Chicago's famed Symphony Center on March 6.
The Mason High School Band program received the 2008 Sudler Flag of Honor, one of only 68 programs internationally to receive the award from 1983 to 2010.
How did the Mason High School Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony get to Carnegie Hall? Hard work, dedication and perserverance!
It's official! The MHS Marching Band has won the prestigious 2011 Sudler Shield. According to director Robert Bass, "This international award is THE highest honor a marching band program can receive."
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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