It was a clean sweep for the William Mason High School Marching Band in their first competition of the season on September 26!
At the 2015 Bands of America Bowling Green Regional, the band captured first place, along with Outstanding Music Performance, Visual Performance, and General Effect. The band was also named Class AAAA Champion in preliminary competition and swept all captions. Mason competed against marching bands representing six states, including New York, Michigan, and Missouri.
According to senior drum major Allison Bruns, the Regional competition was a bonding experience, especially for freshmen band members. “We all woke up so early to report to school by 5:30 am, and then we worked hard together for nearly 24 hours,” shared Bruns. “This just brought us all together into that band family atmosphere so quickly, something that usually doesn’t happen until later in the season.”
Selections from this year's show, entitled "Somewhere," based on the beloved musical West Side Story, include “Mars” from The Planets by Holst; "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra" by Britten; “What is a Youth” from Romeo and Juliet; and Symphony No. 4 by Tchaikovsky.
Support the Marching Band and Color Guard's Path to Pasadena
Last November, Mason was one of just twenty bands from across the nation selected to participate in the 127th Rose Parade, based on its award-winning musical sound and excellence in marching.
Interested in supporting the band’s trip to Pasadena? Look for the "Pennies for Pasadena" collection jars throughout the community and drop in your spare change. You can also send donations to: Mason Band Boosters, PO Box 310, Mason, OH 45040.