Marching Band Places 3rd at Grand Nats

The Mason Marching Band continued its upward trend over the last 6 years by placing 3rd out of 100 bands at the 2016 BOA Grand Nationals.  Mason has placed higher each year since initially making finals in 2011.  Their show is entitled "World Out of Balance" and received a finals score of 96.55.

Marching Band Places 3rd at Grand Nats

Outstanding Visual in class AAAA semi-finals for William Mason

This was the first time Mason has received a caption award in semi-finals at the BOA Grand Nationals.  They received the award for outstanding visuals and placed 3rd in class for AAAA.  
Marching Band at BOA Grand Nats

Wind Symphony selected to perform at Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic

The William Mason High School Wind Symphony is one of four high school bands selected to perform at the 2016 70th Annual Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic held in Chicago, Illinois.

Wind Symphony selected to perform at Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic
Marching Band Places 3rd at Grand NatsMarching Band at BOA Grand NatsWind Symphony selected to perform at Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic

A Sudler Shield and Flag Of Honor Program

Sudler Flag of Honor

Our Philosophy of Education

Music is a fundamental piece of the human experience. This makes music education a necessary endeavor to ensure that the whole child is being educated. To this end, it is the philosophy of the Mason Instrumental Music Department to educate, to the fullest extent, every child enrolled in band and orchestra. This includes skill development, cognitive understanding, and aesthetic appreciation for many forms of music from many cultures.  

The primary objective of the Mason Instrumental Music Department is to develop the performance, rehearsal, and personal practice skills of each student. Students are expected to have a good work ethic, show consistent progress, and develop goal setting while achieving skills and having fun with their instruments.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  Use hashtags #thatcometband and #masonbands.  During marching band season we will use #thatbubbleband for the show.  All year long we can use #thatcometband and #masonbands for concert bands and as a 2nd and 3rd hashtag with #thatbubbleband.


Monday, October 16: Full Band: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, October 17: Brass & Woodwind Rehearsal: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, October 18 :Guard Rehearsal: 3:00 - 6:00 pm, Perc. 6:00 - 8:30 pm

Thursday, October 19: Full Band: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, October 20 Full Band: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm reh, Feed the Band 5:00 pm, Senior Night Game 

Saturday, October 21: Mason Invitational meet in commons at 2:30

Mason Band Invitational Info - click here

Fall Fundraiser

Our Mason Bands Fall Fundraiser has begun!  We will be selling Citrus and Cookie Dough & Sweets from October 13th – 25th . This Fundraiser supports all Mason Band programs Grades 6-12.

Your student should bring home a paper fundraising packet from their band class with all the information. Digital copies of all order forms are also available here on the Mason Bands website.

All Cookie Dough/Sweet products are $15 each and the citrus is priced separately on the order form. Orders and checks are due back to your student's band director (MI, MMS) or Drop box (MHS) by October 25th. Checks are to be made payable to Mason City Schools – NO CASH ACCEPTED.

Products will need to be picked up by band students/parents on Thursday, November 30th between 6-9 pm in the MHS Small Commons.  We do not have refrigeration for storing items, so you need to make arrangements to have someone else pick up your items if you are not able to. Thank you for your understanding.

Savory Foods (cookie dough vendor) is sponsoring a drawing this year and the winner will receive $5,000.00 for a trip of their choice.  Each student will receive 1 entry for every 25 units they sell.  The Citrus company is offering online ordering this year for any out-of-town recipients that want to support our band program.  Please send this link to any of your out-of-town friends & family members who may be interested in ordering citrus for the holidays! Here is the link for online ordering for your out of town customers (prices higher online due to shipping costs):

We look forward to a successful fundraiser. Last year we raised $13,000 for our great band programs.  Help us raise even more this year!

Contact Suzanne Edelbach, Hilary Suddleson with any questions.

 We have some new information packets concerning 2017 Grand Nationals

The most recent proposed draft of the MB 2017 Schedule can be found here.  Remember these dates are tentative at this point.   Also see the Band Camp Page 

Audio files of recent concerts (link).

  • Videos of Mason in Pasadena:
  • We have a YouTube Channel!  Videos from the Wind Symphony concert in January and Grand National videos have been uploaded and linked.  Check it out here (link).
  • Check out band photos on Mason Bands Smugmug.


Band Notes for the week of October 16th

Author: Mason Bands
Week of Monday, October 16th at a glance: Please note, the calendar on t... Read More