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 #thatgraingerband for the show.  All year long we can use #thatcometband and #masonbands for concert bands and as a 2nd and 3rd hashtag with #thatgraingerband.




Wednesday, November 8

  • Full Band: 2:00 pm - 5:30 pmWall2Wall

Thursday, November 9 - Sunday, November 12

  • BOA Grand Nationals, Indianapolis

 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, December 10

Author: Mason Bands
Week of Monday, December 11th at a glance: Please visit the calendar on the Mason Ban... Read More