Mason Middle School Band Educators believe music is a fundamental piece of the human experience. It is our goal to educate every student to the fullest extent in skill development, cognitive understanding, and aesthetic appreciation for all forms of music from all cultures. The staff works with students on performance, rehearsal and personal practice skills. Students are encouraged to have a good work ethic, show consistent progress, and develop personal goals while achieving new skills. Mason Middle School offers multiple grade level band classes. Instruction on band and string instruments at Mason begins in the sixth grade, although first year band classes are offered in the 7th grade on specified instruments. Seventh grade band classes meet on alternating days for approximately 40 minutes, providing five days of instructional time in a two week period. Eighth grade band classes meet every day for approximately 40 minutes. All classes meet in a full ensemble setting and are team taught. Skills learned in class are culminated in a minimum of two performances each year.