The Mason High School Marching Band has kicked off its “Pennies for Pasadena” fundraising campaign with collection jars stationed throughout the area. The band asks for the community’s support as members prepare to travel to Pasadena for the 2016 Rose Parade®.
The collaborative concert, featuring Mason and Lakota West high schools, served as a celebratory sendoff for retiring Lakota West Band Director Gregory Snyder.
The William Mason Marching Band concluded the 2014 season with their highest placement ever at the 2014 BOA Grand Nationals by finishing in 5th place out of 94 bands from across the country. In addition, the Band was invited to perform in the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade.
For the first time in program history, the Wm. Mason High School Marching Band was named Class Champion and placed second overall at a Super Regional competition - Mason’s highest placement ever at this event! The band also won Best Music and Best General Effect in their class at the event, which had 40 bands representing 11 states.
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!
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.
Tour shirts and Tournament of Roses shirts are on sale until Monday, September 7th through Cincinnati Team Apparel's web site (link). There are several different options: The black tour shirt comes in short sleeve, long sleeve, and hoodie. The TOR shirt comes in short sleeve and crew neck sweatshirt in black or grey. You can pick up your order at CTA after September 23.
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