The Marching Band at Mason High School is the largest student organization on campus with over 300 students involved. The Marching Band consists of 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students. All students in Marching Band, with the exception of Color Guard members, must be enrolled in one of six school concert bands. For information regarding the Mason Color Guard, go to their web site at http://www.masoncolorguards.com.
As a co-curricular activity, students in Marching Band receive 0.5 credits for participation in this class which meets entirely outside of the school day. Marching Band begins with a mini-camp in June. Two weeks before school starts is Marching Band Camp, which all participants are required 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 performs in 4-6 competitions on Saturdays during fall on the Mid-States Band Association and Bands of America circuits.
The Marching Band has finished as MSBA Open Class Champion 5 times and has consistently been a finalist in Bands of America regional competitions. Nationally, the Marching Band has been a semifinalist 9 times at the Bands of America Grand National Championships; in 2002, 2003, and each year since 2007. The Marching Band has reached the Grand National Finals competitions in each of the last 3 years, finishing in 10th place in 2011, 8th place in 2012, and 6th place in 2013.
Our talented parent photographers will be busy snapping photos during the 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.