The Marching Band at Mason High School is the largest student organization on campus with over 300 students involved. The Marching Band consists of students from all five concert bands, as well as color guard students who may not be in a band. Students do not have to be in Marching Band to be in a Concert Band, but all students in Marching Band must be enrolled in a Concert Band, with the exception of Color Guard members. Click http://www.masoncolorguards.com for more information concerning Color Guard.
As a co-curricular activity, students in Marching Band receive .5 credits for participation in this class which meets entirely outside of the school day. Marching Band begins with a mini-camp in June. The first two weeks of August are Marching Band Camp, which all participants are require to attend. Once school starts the Marching Band rehearses three times a week and performs at pregame and halftime of all home football games, as well as some away games. The Marching Band compete in 6-8 competitions on Saturdays during fall in the MidStates Band Association and Bands of America circuits.
|The Marching Band has consistently been a finalist in Bands of America regional competitions and was a semifinalist at Bands of America Grand National Championships in 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. In 2011, the Marching Band reached the Bands of America Grand National Championship Finals and finished 10th overall. In 2012 they improved on that and finished 8th in the nation!|
We'll be heading to Indianapolis for Grand Nationals in November. Music Travel Consultants is once again organizing our trip. As soon as the details are finalized payments will be due via their website at http://www.music-travel.com/
Remember that that payments must be made to MTC, not to the school district or the band program. Travel details are subject to change, please stay read emails carefully for updates.
Our talented parent photographers will be busy snapping photos during the 2013 Marching Band season! Visit our SmugMug account using the link located under Boosters/Photo Committee! Our goal is to save these images on photo sharing sites rather than link to people's personal accounts. If you would like to submit photos to possibly be used on the website, or to be added to one of the photo sharing sites, please contact Kathleen Groeschen at firstname.lastname@example.org.