The Mason Marching Band continued its upward trend over the last 5 years by placing 4th out of 95 bands at the 2015 BOA Grand Nationals. Mason has placed higher each year since initially making finals in 2011. Their show entitled "Somewhere" is loosely based on the musical West Side Story.
The William Mason Marching Band captured the Open Class MSBA Championship on Saturday, November 7. The Band also won Best Music, Best Visual, and Best General Effect captions. It was the 6th Championship for Mason in the last 7 years. Next up for the Band is the BOA Grand National Championships beginning on November 12.
The William Mason Marching Band had a very successful beginning to the 2015 season by capturing all captions in both preliminary and final rounds in the BOA Regional held at Bowling Green State University on September 26. The Band was named BOA Regional Champion for the second straight year, their 4th title overall.
The collaborative concert, featuring Mason and Lakota West high schools, served as a celebratory sendoff for retiring Lakota West Band Director Gregory Snyder.
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.
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