"It is with a heavy heart that we learn of the passing of Draylen Mason. Draylen was a talented young man, full of joy, with exceptional promise. We, the Interlochen Bass Institute faculty fondly remember working with him and particularly, his affable nature.
Our hearts go out to the family and all of those who have been touched by this gifted young man. We will miss him dearly." — Derek Weller (Instructor of Double Bass, Interlochen Arts Academy; Faculty, Interlochen Double Bass Institute)