This year, Atlantic Records held a competition for schools across America to find the best high school music program in the country. Several Mason students wrote essays describing the school’s success in the music area, including chorus members Samuel Waters and Anne Briggs and symphonic band member Annie Geren.
The winning school will get a personal performance by Jason Mraz; the date of this year’s Spring Show was planned around his appearance. It will be interesting to see how Mraz is able to adapt to such a small stage in the auditorium; students could not be more excited for the performance.
“When I wrote the essay, I did not know if we stood a chance. I was so ecstatic to find out that we won and to see Jason in person. He is really a musical inspiration,” said senior Anne Briggs.
Over 400 schools entered this contest, but ultimately, Mason was deemed as the high school with the most outstanding musical program.
“We really have a great program, especially the band which has had ten straight years of superior ratings,” said senior Annie Geren.
The schools were judged on criteria consisting of success in musical competitions, the essays submitted by the musicians, and proof of the school’s dedication to keeping the music program alive.
Students who are fans of musical artist Jason Mraz may want to buy tickets for one of the Spring Show performances. Happy April Fool’s Day.
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