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Mason Marching Band to Perform in Rose Parade

The Mason High School Band recently departed for a cross-country trip to play in the 2024 Rose Parade and Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine will be part of the journey. 

Through its established and growing relationship with the Mason City School District, Beacon is a primary sponsor of the Mason Band’s trip to Southern California, the New Year’s Day Rose Parade site. 

“The support we have received from Beacon has been incredible,” said Mason Marching Band Director Jason Sleppy. “Their support has gone into our financial assistance fund, which benefits students in need who can’t afford this trip. So basically, there are Mason students who would not be able to go and march in the parade without Beacon’s support.” 

Two of Beacon’s physicians with close connections to the Mason schools helped make the band sponsorship a reality. 

Both residents of Mason, Ian Rodway, M.D., is a graduate of Mason High School and, his son is a section leader in the marching band and  Andrew Razzano, D.O. serves as the school’s medical director. 

“When I went to Dr. Rodway and asked about Beacon being a key sponsor, he and his colleagues stepped up in a big way,” said Scott Cook, a member of the Mason Band Boosters who raises funds for the trip. “Their support will help ensure that none of our kids will be left behind.”  

This will mark the second time the Mason Band has marched in the Rose Parade, with the first being in 2016. “This is obviously a big year for the band,” Dr. Rodway said. “Dr. Razzano and I, along with Beacon, wanted to support the band as major sponsors. The Mason Marching Band is competing to be one of the top bands in the country. We are honored to be part of this great opportunity for the band, the school, and the community.”  

Beacon and the Mason schools share deep ties through a relationship that improves access to quality care for the entire community. 

“This is a huge opportunity for the Mason band and the school, and I’m thrilled that Beacon is a part of it,” Dr. Razzano said. “It is truly another great example of how Beacon partners with the communities, school and patients we serve.” 

In early November, Beacon opened a new clinic on the Mason High School campus located at 4859 Nixon Park Drive. The Mason Stadium Complex is the region’s first on-campus sports medicine and physical therapy facility. It is open to the public and offers on-site imaging services (x-ray) and a procedure room. Same-day, next-day, and priority care walk-in appointments are available.