Lucy Wotell
Lucy Wotell

Lucy Wotell has been a Marketing Coordinator and media contact for Music for All, since August 2016. She focuses on social media, media relations, and web content management. She is a graduate of the University of North Florida, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations.

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Music for All is proud to announce our newest affiliate event – and the first Music for All affiliate marching event – the Power Band Classic Invitational Contest, a Music for All Affiliate Marching Band Regional Event in Percy, Arkansas, Saturday, October 13, at Lake Hamilton High School.

This new partnership with the Power Band Classic marks the first “Music for All” affiliate marching band contest. The partnership will enable both organizations to enrich the musical experience of students through the marching arts. Music for All President and CEO Eric Martin will be at the affiliate event, greeting participating bands “at the gate.”

For information about the Power Band Classic Invitational Content, an Affiliate Marching Band Regional of Music for All, please visit:

For more information about about Music for All schedule of Affiliate Regional Music Festivals, please visit us here.

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Whether you venture to Indy for Super Regionals or Grand Nationals, here are five new things in store for you and your families in the Circle City.

Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
A brand new 7.5 acre expansion of the world’s largest children’s museum takes advantage of Indy’s rich sports heritage. Partnerships with the NBA Pacers, NFL Colts, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Pete and Alice Dye create 12 interactive experiences for kids and adults of all ages and abilities.

Long-Tailed Macaques at The Indianapolis Zoo
Watch these swimming monkeys confidently dive, jump, and splash in their water habitat, at the zoo’s latest permanent exhibit.

The Reel West at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
All fans of Westerns will enjoy a look at Hollywood’s costumes, props, paintings, movie posters, and imagery from early silent Westerns through today.

Indianapolis Colts – The Exhibit at the Indiana Historical Society
Take a look back at how this NFL team has captured the hearts and loyalty of Central Indiana fans since 1984. The exhibit explores football’s role in American culture through hands-on activities, player interviews, and original artifacts.

Craft Breweries are Now Kid Friendly
The city’s most established craft brewery now welcomes the under 21 crowd for food and fun. Sun King Brewery partnered with Goose the Market to open Oca restaurant in their downtown tasting room. St. Joseph’s, Triton, Scotty’s, Books and Brews, Broad Ripple Brewpub, and Brugge are also notable kid-friendly spots.

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If your students love music, encourage them to discover the world-class education available at Ball State University.

Recognized for its national leadership and innovative programming at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, Ball State’s School of Music prepares students for a wide range of careers. Students are challenged academically as well as musically, mentored by faculty while they develop their skills, deepen their artistry, and experience all the School of Music has to offer.

Students also can perform with award-winning ensembles, develop recording engineering and songwriting skills, compose music for a variety of performers and media, or prepare to teach in today's music classrooms.

More than a dozen performance groups are open to Ball State students, including the 65-member Ball State Symphony Orchestra, the “Pride of Mid-America” Marching Band, and Ball State Basketball Band. Students can audition for a spot with the Ball State University Singers, or join the Statesmen or Women’s Chorus, open to any singer, no audition required.

The School of Music offers five majors and eight minors for undergraduates; two master’s degrees; a doctor of arts; an artist diploma; and an undergraduate certificate, graduate certificate, and doctoral secondary area of study in entrepreneurial music.

Take a virtual tour of the campus at Learn more by visiting or calling 765-285-5400.

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We are excited to confirm that the Bands of America Northern California Regional Championship will take place at Diablo Valley College!

For more information on tickets and how to live stream the event, please visit the Regional page.

Please join us in welcoming Jessica Morgan to the Marketing Department as a Marketing Coordinator!

As Marketing Coordinator, Morgan’s responsibilities include maintaining web, digital, and print materials, assisting with preparation for Music for All’s presence at national conventions, updating and maintaining Bands of America announcer scripts, design, and various marketing projects.

"We are very pleased to have Jessica join Music for All's marketing team," says Debbie Laferty Asbill, Vice President of Marketing and Communications. "Jessica gained experience helping and talking with our participants and supporters in her previous role with Music for All. As part of the marketing team, she now brings that spirit of service and background in marketing to our efforts to promote and share our programming and music education advocacy."

Jessica joined Music for All in February 2018 as the Administrative Assistant/Receptionist. She graduated from Indiana State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Music Business with a focus on Marketing and Product Merchandising. During her collegiate career Jessica served as President of Sigma Alpha Iota, as well as the manager of the ISU Flute Choir. Morgan is originally from Terre Haute, IN and is a proud alumna of Terre Haute North Vigo High School. While attending Terre Haute North, she was highly active in the Music and Theater departments. 

Join us in congratulating Jessica on this much deserved promotion. We are thrilled that she will continue to help support Music for All's mission to create, provide, and expand positively life-changing experiences through Music for All!

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Music for All has named Karissa Mills as Administrative Assistant/Receptionist.

Mills joins Music for All full-time after completing a six-month internship with the Advancement Department. During her internship, Mills projects included: sponsorship fulfillment support, donor relations support, grant research, and assisting with the coordination of the Yamaha Directors’ Academy Scholarship program for the 2018 Music for All Summer Symposium. As Administrative Assistant/Receptionist, Mills is the first point of contact for those who visit and call the office. Her responsibilities include general administrative tasks, preparing documents and correspondence, conducting data entry for applications that are received, being attuned of staff schedules, meetings, and travel, and general upkeep of the office.

“We are delighted to have Karissa Mills join the Music for All team,” said Norman Lasiter, Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the CEO and COO. “Relying on solid education and experience in music and business and her passion for the arts, Karissa will contribute meaningfully to our organization and the delivery of its mission. I’m excited to have another “product” of band join the team.”

Mills graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Music Business. She was also a part of the Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity for women, where she served as the Vice President of Ritual and Sergeant-at-Arms.


Music for All welcomes Lucia Smith as Accounts Receivable Clerk!

As Accounts Receivable Clerk, Smith is responsible for assisting with the processing of summer camp and fall registrations, maintaining the integrity of all accounting records and files for vendors, customers, and participants; and assisting with other finance and administrative duties as needed and directed.

“We are thrilled to add Lucia to the Music for All Accounting Department,” said Tonya Bullock, Accounting Manager. “She is a wonderful asset to our staff and customers.”

Lucia graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a degree in Business, experience in Accounting and Customer Service. In the past Lucia has volunteered with various organizations including Children’s Bureau and Feed the Children.

Please join us in welcoming Lucia Smith to Music for All!


The 2018 Bands of America Southern California Regional Championship will take place at Monarch Stadium at L.A. Valley College in Van Nuys, California!

Stay tuned for ticket information coming soon. 

2018 Bands of America Powder Springs Regional Championship, presented by Yamaha



October 27, 2018


Walter Cantrell Stadium
McEachern H.S.
2400 New Macland Road
Powder Springs, GA 30127


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This list of enrolled bands includes those currently with performance times. The preliminary performance schedule will be published approximately four weeks prior to the event. Enrolled bands have been sent their performance block and enrollment status.

If you are interested in performing, please call Music for All at 800.848.2263 to discuss options and shows with space available.

As of September 7, 2018

Bassett H.S., VA
Clinton H.S., MS
Decatur H.S., GA
DeSoto Central H.S., MS
East Coweta H.S., GA
Franklin H.S., TN
Harrison H.S., GA
Hillgrove H.S., GA
Holly Springs H.S., NC
Hoover H.S., AL
Jackson County Comprehensive H.S., GA
James F. Byrnes H.S., SC
Kennesaw Mountain H.S., GA
Mauldin H.S., SC
McEachern H.S., GA
Mill Creek H.S., GA
Milton H.S., GA
North Cobb H.S., GA
Pelham H.S., AL
Prospect H.S., IL
River Ridge H.S., GA
Saint James School, AL
Signal Mountain H.S., TN
Wando H.S., SC

2018 Bands of America Utah Regional Championship, presented by Yamaha

St. George


October 27, 2018


Dixie State University
225 South University Avenue
St. George, UT 84770



Tickets available soon



This list of enrolled bands includes those currently with performance times. The preliminary performance schedule will be published approximately four weeks prior to the event. Enrolled bands have been sent their performance block and enrollment status.

If you are interested in performing, please call Music for All at 800.848.2263 to discuss options and shows with space available.

As of August 15, 2018

American Fork H.S., UT*
Arbor View H.S., NV
Ayala H.S., CA
Bingham H.S., UT
Blackfoot H.S., ID
Clovis West H.S., CA*
Copper Hills H.S., UT
Covina H.S., CA
Davis H.S., UT
Desert Vista H.S., AZ*
Ed W. Clark H.S., NV*
Faith Lutheran H.S., NV
Farmington H.S., UT*
Green Canyon H.S., UT
Highland H.S., ID
Juan Diego Catholic H.S., UT
La Cueva H.S., NM
Lone Peak H.S., UT
Montezuma-Cortez H.S., CO
Mountain Crest H.S., UT
Ogden H.S., UT
Rancho H.S., NV
Ridgeline H.S., UT
San Marcos H.S., CA
Skyridge H.S., UT
Sky View H.S., UT
Stansbury H.S., UT
Timpview H.S., UT
Uintah H.S., UT
Westlake H.S., UT
Williams Field H.S., AZ*

*Denotes a band registered for the Sunday Director Clinic

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