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Mason High School's marching band gets invite to 2016 Rose Parade

The marching band placed fifth, the best finish in program history, and was invited to participate in the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif (Photo provided) The marching band placed fifth, the best finish in program history, and was invited to participate in the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif (Photo provided)
MASON, OH (FOX19) -

Mason High School's marching band retained its title as Ohio's top-finishing band for the fourth straight year at the 2014 Bands of America Grand National Championships and gained a very exclusive invite.

The marching band placed fifth, the best finish in program history, and was invited to participate in the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif.

According to a release, Mason competed against close to 100 of the best bands across the country, and performed "Once Upon A Time," based on the villain Maleficent from Disney's Sleeping Beauty.

The Grand National Championships is an annual three-day event held in Indianapolis that includes preliminaries, semi-finals, and finals.  The nation's top bands compete in two days of prelims, with thirty-five of those bands advancing to the semi-finals. The top twelve scoring bands from that round advance to the finals.

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