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!
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.
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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