Mason High School Marching Band Invitational

2015 Grand Champions - Lafayette High School

On behalf of the staff, students, band boosters and administration of Mason High School, we would like to welcome you to our 15th annual marching band competition, the “2016 Mason High School Marching Band Invitational”.  The competition will be held at Atrium Stadium, which is on the campus of Mason Middle School, adjacent to Mason High School.

Two competitions will be held with separate award ceremonies.  The Class A / AA block will occur in early afternoon with awards in late afternoon.  The AAA / AAAA / Open block will begin shortly thereafter and finish with an exhibition performance of the William Mason Marching Band.

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: Dwire Field at Atrium Stadium
  Mason Middle School
  6370 Mason-Montgomery Rd.
  Mason, OH 45040
Tickets: $8 Cash Only; Children under 5 years of age are free.
Class A/AA Block: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Class AAA/AAAA/Open Block: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

All tickets are for general admission seating and will be sold at the spectator entrance located on the north end of the stadium.  Tickets are good for all day.  The ticket office and gates will open at TBD. 

Performance Schedule:

Class Band Performance
AAAA Kings 12:45
A Mason County 1:00
A Williamsburg 1:15
A Bluffton 1:30
A McNicholas 1:45
A Western Brown 2:00
Break 2:15
A Bellevue 2:30
A Northwest 2:45
AA Pleasure Ridge Park 3:00
AA Goshen 3:15
AA Connersville 3:30
AA Carroll 3:45
Open Loveland 4:00
Awards 4:15
AAA Conner 5:00
AAA Bishop Watterson 5:15
AAA Ballard 5:30
AAA Fairborn 5:45
AAA LaSalle 6:00
AAA Tuscola 6:15
AAA Bellbrook 6:30
Break 6:45
AAAA Bourbon County 7:00
AAAA Lebanon 7:15
AAAA Walnut Hills 7:30
AAAA Northmont 7:45
Break 8:00
Open Hamilton 8:15
Open Hamilton Southeastern 8:30
Open Hilliard Bradley 8:45
Open Milford 9:00
Open Worthington Kilbourne 9:15
Open Centerville 9:30
Exh. William Mason 9:45
Awards 10:00

 

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Spectator Parking

  • Spectator parking is at Mason High School, north of the stadium. Additional parking is at Mason Intermediate School, west of the stadium across Mason-Montgomery Road.
  • Preferred parking closer to the stadium is available for $5.00. All other parking is free.
  • Disabled parking for properly identified vehicles is available across from the stadium entrance.

Please click here for a map to help you navigate the school campus.  Additional directions are noted below.

Several vendors and two concession stands (cash only) will be operating.  Spirit wear and other souvenirs will be available for purchase.

Cameras and recording equipment are permitted, but please be respectful of those around you by not blocking their viewing.  Movement inside the stadium will be restricted during band performances.  Please respect fellow spectators by setting mobile phones to silent or vibrate.


Directions and Parking

Real-time traffic updates for the Cincinnati Area (link).

The following directions should cover most of those who need to travel. You can always go to Google Maps to obtain directions.  Yahoo Maps, MapQuest, and Bing Maps also have been confirmed to be reasonably accurate.  For GPS and online maps, please use the address for Mason Middle School (see above).  Directional signs will be posted and volunteers will be available all day to assist you with parking.

From Interstate 71

I-71 traveling south - take Exit 25 (Kings Mills Rd). Turn left at the light (toward Kings Island). At the Taco Bell, take the continuous right turn (right lane) to Kings Island Drive. Go past Kings Island Amusement Park. Turn right at the light to Western Row Road.  Follow the remaining directions below.

I-71 traveling north - take Exit 24 (Western Row Rd). Turn left at the light to Western Row Road.  Follow the remaining directions below.

Approximately 0.8 miles up Western Row Road is a left turn to stay on Western Row, a right turn to Stitt Road and if you stay straight it becomes Tylersville Road (see photo below).  You will continue straight on Tylersville.

Stay on Tylersville Road for approximately 1 mile. Mason Middle School will be on your right at the corner of Tylersville and Mason-Montgomery Roads.

  • The Equipment Vehicle parking lot is on the right behind the school.  Turn right at the traffic light at Foxfield Drive to enter the lot.
  • Buses will drop off band members and staff in the Equipment Vehicle parking lot and then proceed to the bus parking area at Mason High School.
  • Band staff traveling in their own vehicles can park at Mason Intermediate School.  Proceed past the Equipment Vehicle parking lot and turn right to Mason-Montgomery Road.  Turn left at the next light just past the baseball field.
  • Spectators will proceed to the light at the front of the school, turn right to Mason-Montgomery Road, then turn right at the next light just past the baseball field and park in the high school parking lots.

From Interstate 75

I-75 traveling north - take Exit 22 (Tylersville Rd) and turn right at the light. Follow the remaining directions below.

I-75 traveling south - take Exit 22 (Tylersville Rd) and turn left at the light. Follow the remaining directions below.

Stay on Tylersville Road for approximately 3.5 miles to Mason-Montgomery Road.  Mason Middle School will be on your far left at the corner of Tylersville and Mason-Montgomery Roads.

  • The Equipment Vehicle parking lot is directly behind the Middle School.  Proceed across Mason-Montgomery Road to the next traffic light at Foxfield Drive and turn left to enter the lot.
  • Buses will drop off band members and staff in the Equipment Vehicle parking lot and then proceed to the bus parking area at Mason High School.
  • Band staff traveling in their own vehicles can park at Mason Intermediate School.  Turn left to Mason-Montgomery Road, then turn left at the next light just past the baseball field.
  • Spectators will turn left at the traffic light to Mason-Montgomery Road and turn right at the light just past the baseball field and park in the high school parking lots.

Director's Information

We have worked very hard to make this event the best it can possibly be. Please take a few minutes to carefully read the information provided in the director's packet which will hopefully answer most of your questions.  However, please do not hesitate in contacting us should you have any other questions or concerns not addressed.

For more information contact Micah Ewing, MHS Band Director, ewingm@masonohioschools.com, 513-459-2850 ext. 75240.