Mid-States Band Association Championships

2015 Open Champion - William Mason High School

Mason is proud to host the 2016 Mid-States Band Association AAAA and Open Championships.  The competition will be held at Atrium Stadium, which is on the campus of Mason Middle School, adjacent to Mason High School.

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Location: Dwire Field at Atrium Stadium
  6370 Mason Montgomery Rd.
  Mason, OH 45040
Tickets (Cash Only):
$12 - Children 5 and under free
AAAA Prelims: TBD
Open Class:
TBD
AAAA Finals
TBD

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

Weather Forecast (click here).

Spectator Parking

  • Spectator parking is at Mason High School, north of the stadium. Additional spectator 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.

Two concession stands (cash only) will be operating as will be several vendors.  Professional DVD recordings of band performances 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.


DVD Videos

Professionally recorded videos of individual bands are available for purchase through Lockwood Video at the stadium on the day of the competition.


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 Heritage Presbyterian Church, which is on your left just past the Equipment Vehicle parking lot.
  • 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 Heritage Presbyterian Church, which is on your right past Mason-Montgomery Road.
  • 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.