Mason Barnes-Guard Director
Mason began his involvement within the marching arts world as a trumpet player at Northwest Rankin High School in his hometown of Flowood, Mississippi. He later went on to become the drum major at both the high school and collegiate level at Hinds Community College where he pursued an Associate Degree in the Arts.
In 2011 he entered the pageantry arts world with Music City Drum Corps out of Nashville and later with the Madison Scouts Drum Corps from Madison, Wisconsin until his age out in 2015. Along with his accomplishments within the Drum Corps International Competitive field Mason has had the opportunity to preform in the Winter Guard International circuit beginning with the Birmingham based organization Amor Winter Guard. He then went on to preform with Paramount World Winter Guard(Atlanta, GA) in 2014, 2015, and 2017.
During and after his marching career Mason has had the opportunity to design, choreograph, and tech with a number of color guard programs. After moving to Atlanta in 2014 Mason worked with the Kennesaw Mountain High School Color Guard and later with the Ola High School Band Organization where he served as the director for a number of years. While working at Ola Mason has also choreographed and been a technician for the Munford High School Color Guard, Music City Drum Corps, Ola Winds, Mill Creek High School, Troopers Drum Corps, and most recently Paramount Winter Guard
Mason and his pup Bristol are excited to make the move to Texas and find out if the stars at night are truly big an bright deep in the heart of Texas!