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Each year, the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) recognizes outstanding accomplishments and top quality creative, promotional, operations and community outreach programs and materials produced by festivals and events around the world, with the Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Competition.

President and CEO, Eric Martin and Director of Advocacy and Educational Resources, James Stephens were at IFEA's 59th Annual Convention and Expo in Kansas City, Missouri where Music for All was awarded 14 awards! We couldn't be more excited and appreciative.

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“Music for All is thrilled to have been recognized by its festival and event peers again this year,” said Debbie Laferty Asbill, Music for All’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications. “These awards are a recognition of the talents, hard work and dedication of everyone who is a part of the Music for All family.”

Music for All also received 14 Pinnacle Awards – 5 Gold Pinnacles, 6 Silver, and 3 Bronze in various categories for events, multimedia and marketing. These winning entries involved projects involving many MFA staff members and collaborations with partners including Mr. Video Productions, Delivra and Hansen Multimedia.

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Winning entries came from organizations as diverse as the 500 Festival, Indianapolis, IN; Kentucky Derby Festival, Louisville, KY; Des Moines Arts Festival, Des Moines, IA; Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO and the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Pasadena, CA. International contenders included such diverse event organizations as the Seoul Lantern Festival, Seoul, South Korea and the World Gourmet Summit, Singapore.

Music for All received the following IFEA/ Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards:  

Gold Pinnacle Awards
•    Best Event Video for sale (Bands of America Grand National Championships, presented by Yamaha)
•    Best Event/Organization E-Newsletter (Summer Symposium Daily Buzz)
•    Best Event/Organization Newsletter
•    Best Cover Design (Orchestra America Newsletter)
•    Best Educational Program (Marching Band Division at the Music for All Summer Symposium)

Silver Pinnacle Awards
•    Best Miscellaneous Multimedia
•    Best Cover Design (Music for All National Festival Program Book)
•    Best Single Newspaper Display Ad (Music for All Summer Symposium Ad)
•    Best Single Magazine Display Ad (Bands of America Championships Ad)
•    Best Ad Series (Music for All “I Believe” Series)
•    Best Event Within an Existing Festival (2013 Bands of America Grand National Championships Parent/Booster Award Ceremony

Bronze Pinnacle Awards
•    Best Organization E-Newsletter
•    Best Miscellaneous Multimedia
•    Best Promotional Brochure

We are honored to have received these awards from the IFEA. You'll see from the list above that the awards recognize the group efforts of everyone at Music for All, as well as our friends and partners who work along side us. Thank you to all who have had a hand in these projects and programs.

Music for All is proud to be a member of the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA). The International Festivals and Events Association has more than 2,000 member festivals from around the world. Each year, the IFEA Pinnacle Awards competition honors the best special events, festival materials, promotions and ideas among the organization’s membership. For more information about IFEA and the Pinnacle Awards Competition you can check out their website or Facebook page.

LIVE BLOG: Indianapolis Super Regional Championship

Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00 Written by Erin Fortune

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2014 Indianapolis Super Regional Championship Live Blog

Live Blog Bands of America Super Regional Championship at Indianapolis
 

Check out the awards photos from the 2014 Bands of America Super Regional Championship at St. Louis!

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Check out the awards photos from the 2014 Bands of America Regional Championship at Tacoma!

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LIVE BLOG: St. Louis Super Regional Championship

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 00:00 Written by Erin Fortune

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2014 St. Louis Super Regional Championship Live Blog

Live Blog Bands of America Super Regional Championship at St. Louis
 

Check out the awards photos from the 2014 Bands of America Regional Championship at Jacksonville, AL!

   

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Check out the awards photosfrom the 2014 Texas Dairy Queen® Bands of America Regional Championship at Conroe!

 

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Check out the awards photos from the 2014 Bands of America Regional Championship at Winston-Salem!

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Hannah and Sarah

We love this story about two cousins who were marching in different bands at the Jacksonville Regional this past weekend. Both of their bands made finals and were able to meet up with each other during Break Ranks!

A big thanks to Sheri Byrd, Sarah's mom (Sarah is pictured left), who shared this photo with us and told us more about these cousins! 

"My daughter is on the left. Her name is Sarah Katherine Byrd and she is in eight grade and on the colorguard for James F Byrnes High School Rebel Regiment. This is her first year on colorguard and her second season marching. She is pictured with her cousin, Hannah Byrd, who is on the colorguard for Harrison High School. Hannah is a sophomore, and has marched with Harrison since she was in 6th grade.

This was taken after the finals performance when they had met up together to congratulate each other on the great performances. I have included a second picture where they had finally found each other amongst all the students on the field. They are cousins and have always gotten along well but Sarah Katherine's older sister was in guard and so the 3 of them have always bonded over guard. Because Hannah and Sarah Katherine have always been closer in age, this opportunity to compete and support each other, has given them a new closeness and made them appreciate the support they get from each other even more."

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Check out the awards photos from the 2014 Bands of America Regional Championship at Toledo!

 

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