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Debbie Laferty Asbill
 
Friday, June 21, 2013

2013 Schedules

Use the links below to download PDF versions of the schedules for each of the 2013 MFA Summer Symposium divisions.

We've gone digital! You can also get the Guidebook app and view all of the student and directors schedules on your mobile device. Download the app, then search for "Music for All" and select the 2013 MFA Summer Symposium event.

Final Performances - Saturday, June 29, 2013
Ball State University, Muncie, IN

9:00 - 11:30 a.m., Sursa Hall, Music Instruction Building

Order of performance:
Orchestra
Percussion Ensembles
Illinois Concert Band
Georgia Concert Band
Download the Sursa Hall version of the program PDF below for a list of personnel in each ensemble.

11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Community Day Picnic, Quad (Rain site: Concourse, Worthen Arena)

1:30 - ~3:00 p.m., Worthern Arena

Order of performance:
Color Guard
National Percussion Symposium
Marching Band
Bands of America Drum Major Institute

Final Performance Schedule

Program: Concert Bands, Orchestra and Percussion Ensembles (Sursa Hall)

Program: Jazz Bands (Pruis Hall)

There are no printed programs for the division performances in Worthen Arena.

Student schedule PDFs for download (in alphabetical order by division):

Bands of America Drum Major Institute

Color Guard Division

Concert Band Division

Jazz Band Division

Leadership Weekend Experience

Marching Band Division

National Percussion Symposium

Strings Division (Orchestra)

 

Directors' Academy Schedules:

Directors' Academy (High School and Middle School director tracks)

Color Guard Instructor Academy

Percussion Specialist Academy

 

Are you planning to apply for the 2014 Music for All National Festival?

Music for All is receiving applications and audition recordings now for the 2014 Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha, March 6-8 in Indianapolis, IN. Applications and audition recordings are due June 5, 2013. So that we can be sure to expect your application and prepare for the listening process, we invite you to submit this form indicating your intention to apply for the 2014 Festival.

All submissions are confidential and non-binding. This simply helps us to plan for the listening process and to ensure that we receive audition materials you might send (we'll be on the look out for your application).

The Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha celebrates outstanding music making by the nation's finest concert bands, orchestras and percussion ensembles. Learn more about the Festival here.

The Pizitz Middle School Band, Vestavia Hills, Alabama has been awarded the Sudler Cup by the John Philip Sousa Foundation.

Both the Pizitz Middle School Symphonic Band, under the direction of Kim Bain, and Concert Band, under the direction of Leah Seng, performed at the Middle School National Festival in March 2013 in Indianapolis as part of the Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha. The Vestavia Hills High School Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Jerell Horton, also performed at the Festival.

Congratulations to Ms. Bain, Ms. Seng and the students, administrators and boosters of the Pizitz Middle School Band Program!

Read the full story here.

For more information on the Sudler Cup, go to www.sousafoundation.net.

Winston-Salem Regional expanded to a two-day Super Regional

Music for All is excited to announce that this year's Winston-Salem Regional will be expanded to a two-day Super Regional format, to be held October 18-19 at Bowman Gray Stadium. The show is currently a 37-band show with 12 bands competing in Finals. One panel of judges will serve this event and show enrollment is limited to 50 bands.

We are still taking applications for Friday preliminary performance times until an enrollment of 50 is reached. Enroll online or call the Music for All office at 800­.848­.2263 if interested in participating in this newest Super Regional.

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New BOA Affiliate Regional Announced: Oregon

Music for All is pleased to announce a partnership with the West Salem High School Band Boosters and the Northwest Association of Performing Arts to bring a show to the Pacific Northwest. This Bands of America Northwest show will be hosted and operated by the West Salem Band Boosters at Hillsboro Stadium in Hillsboro, Oregon on October 12, 2013.

The show will use BOA field operation procedures and Adjudication Handbook and be judged by a Bands of America assigned panel using Bands of America sheets.

This 2013 offering is a precursor to the launch of a full-fledged BOA Pacific Northwest Regional in 2014. We hope you will support West Salem, NWAPA, and choose to participate. Click here to learn how to register for this new performance and BOA evaluation opportunity.

Subscribe to watch Grand National Finals performances now at Music for All Video online. For the first time, Grand National Finals performances are being made available this year immediately after the event.

Every performance from the 2012 Bands of America Regional, Super Regional and Grand National Championships is available for online viewing for subscribers to Music for All Video on musicforall.org. With the $39 Encore subscription you can watch prelims and finals performances from all of the 2012 events.

Your best value is the Premium Subscription which includes On Demand and Live Webcasts within your subscription term. Premium (Live Webcasts and On Demand) and Encore (On Demand only) subscriptions are one year subscriptions – Subscribe to Premium today for just $59 and your membership will take you through the 2013 Grand National and Super Regional Live Webcasts!

Subscribe today and start watching today!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Class Awards from Semi-Finals

 

Semi-Finals Results

Class A
1st - Western H.S., IN
2nd - Forest Park Jr./Sr. H.S., IN
3rd - Norton H.S., OH

Outstanding Music Performance - Western H.S., IN
Outstanding Visual Performance - Norton H.S., OH
Outstanding General Effect - Forest Park Jr./Sr. H.S., IN

Class AA
1st - Tarpon Springs H.S., FL
2nd - Marian Catholic H.S., IL
3rd - Nation Ford H.S., SC

Outstanding Music Performance - Tarpon Springs H.S., FL
Outstanding Visual Performance - (tie) Tarpon Springs H.S., FL & Marian Catholic H.S., IL
Outstanding General Effect - Tarpon Springs H.S., FL

Class AAA
1st - Kennesaw Mountain H.S., GA
2nd - Franklin H.S., TN
3rd - Bellevue West H.S., NE

Outstanding Music Performance - Kennesaw Mountain H.S., GA
Outstanding Visual Performance - Kennesaw Mountain H.S., GA
Outstanding General Effect - Kennesaw Mountain H.S., GA

Class AAAA
1st - Carmel H.S., IN
2nd - Broken Arrow H.S., OK
3rd - James Bowie H.S., TX

Outstanding Music Performance - Carmel H.S., IN
Outstanding Visual Performance - (tie) Broken Arrow H.S., OK & Carmel H.S., IN
Outstanding General Effect - Broken Arrow H.S., OK

Semi-Finalists

Avon H.S., IN
Bellevue West H.S., NE
Ben Davis H.S., IN
Bourbon County H.S., KY
Bridgewater-Raritan H.S., NJ
Broken Arrow H.S., OK
Carmel H.S., IN
Center Grove H.S., IN
Centerville H.S., OH
Forest Park Jr./Sr. H.S., IN
Franklin H.S., TN
George Walton H.S., GA
Goshen H.S., IN
Greenwood Community H.S., IN
James Bowie H.S., TX
Jenison H.S., MI
Kennesaw Mountain H.S., GA
La Salle H.S., OH
Lafayette H.S., LA
Lake Central H.S., IN
Lawrence Central H.S., IN
Marian Catholic H.S., IL
Nation Ford H.S., SC
North Hardin H.S., KY
Northmont H.S., OH
Norton H.S., OH
Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, MI
Rockford H.S., MI
Ronald-Reagan H.S., TX
Tarpon Springs H.S., FL
Union H.S., OK
Walled Lake Central H.S., MI
Western H.S., IN
William Mason H.S., OH

Selection of Semi-Finalists and Finalists

Thirty (30) bands (or more if necessary to accommodate participation by all classes) will advance to Semi-Finals. Three criteria will be used to select Semi-Finalist bands:
  • The 11 highest scoring bands in each Prelims (22 total), regardless of class, will advance; plus
  • The next eight (8) highest scoring bands from a combination of the scores from the two Prelims, regardless of class, will advance; plus
  • The two (2) highest scoring bands from each of the four classes from each Prelims, should they not already be among the bands selected on the basis of the two criteria above, will advance.
In the event bands are selected to compete in Semi-Finals only on the basis of their classification, and are not among the bands selected on the basis of scores, those bands will be slated by draw to perform first in the earliest performance block in Semi-Finals. The start time for Semi-Finals will be adjusted (earlier) as necessary to accommodate more than thirty (30) performances.
SEMI-FINALS ORDER OF PERFORMANCE

7:30 a.m. - Norton H.S., OH
7:45 a.m. - Forest Park Jr./Sr. H.S., IN
8:00 a.m. - La Salle H.S., OH
8:15 a.m. - Western H.S., IN
8:30 a.m. - Bellevue West H.S., NE
8:45 a.m. - Goshen H.S., IN
9:00 a.m. - Bridgewater-Raritan H.S., NJ
9:15 a.m. - Nation Ford H.S., SC
9:30 a.m. - Ben Davis H.S., IN
9:45 a.m. - William Mason H.S., OH
10:00 a.m. - Franklin H.S., TN
10:15 a.m. - Ronald-Reagan H.S., TX
10:30 a.m. - Centerville H.S., OH
10:45 a.m. - James Bowie H.S., TX

11:15 a.m. - Marian Catholic H.S., IL
11:30 a.m. - Greenwood Community H.S., IN
11:45 a.m. - Center Grove H.S., IN
12:00 p.m. - Avon H.S., IN
12:15 p.m. - Lafayette H.S., LA
12:30 p.m. - Kennesaw Mountain H.S., GA
12:45 p.m. - Carmel H.S., IN
1:00 p.m. - North Hardin H.S., KY
1:15 p.m. - Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, MI
1:30 p.m. - Rockford H.S., MI

2:15 p.m. - George Walton H.S., GA
2:30 p.m. - Tarpon Springs H.S., FL
2:45 p.m. - Union H.S., OK
3:00 p.m. - Lawrence Central H.S., IN
3:15 p.m. - Broken Arrow H.S., OK
3:30 p.m. - Lake Central H.S., IN
3:45 p.m. - Bourbon County H.S., KY
4:00 p.m. - Jenison H.S., MI
4:15 p.m. - Walled Lake Central H.S., MI
4:30 p.m. - Northmont H.S., OH
4:45 p.m. - Exhibition: WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY MARCHING BAND
Thursday, November 08, 2012

Directors' Behind the Scenes Tour

The Directors' Behind-the-Scenes Tour gives band directors and booster leaders who are considering participating in Grand Nationals or any Bands of America Championship for the first time a look at the event flow and procedures for bands.

The Directors' Behind-the-Scenes Tour is Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Lucas Oil Stadium. A Semi-Finals ticket is required for admittance to the stadium. There is no charge for the tour. The tour will begin at the Music for All Info Table on the North Concourse Expo Area, near the North Gate Entrance.

Reserve your spot by completing the form below. Please complete and submit one form for each guest. Space is limited and available on a first come, first-served basis. You will receive further detailed information at the beginning of November.

If you have any questions regarding the tour, please contact Jessica (Skogh) Hjellming by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 800-848-2263.

SupportMusic invites you to RSVP and SAVE THE DATE for the November 8 Coalition Webinar / Teleconference"LIVE" from Music For All's Bands of America Grand National Championships, Indianapolis, Indiana. Featuring "Strike Up The Band: Parents in Advocacy Forum". The Webinar starts at 10 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST.

Guest Moderators
Dee Jones, Committee Chair, National PTA  Diversity Committee; Mark Despotakis, Director of Market Development, Progressive Music

Welcome and Interview
Dr. Tim Lautzenheizer, Attitude Concepts for Today, Inc; Eric Martin, Executive Director, Music For All; Michael Butera, Executive Director, NAfME and Greg Ballard, Mayor of Indianapolis

2013 Best Communities for Music Education Survey
Eric Martin announces the launch of the 2013 Best Communities for Music Education Survey which acknowledges schools and districts across the U.S. for their commitment to and support of music education. Joining Eric will be Becky Eason, Associate Director of the Institute for Educational Research & Public Service of Kansas University that hosts the survey and has updated and refined processes for assessment of community selection.

Patrick John Hughes Parent Booster Award Nominees
Interview with the 2012 Parent Booster Nominees highlighting the importance of parental involvement with their school music programs. Learn more about the Patrick John Hughes Parent Booster Award.
Saturday, October 27, 2012

Atlanta GA 2012 Super Regional Results

 

Finals Results

91.25 - Tarpon Springs HS, FL
88.80 - Harrison HS, GA
86.75 - Wando HS, SC
86.70 - William Mason HS, OH
84.90 - Kennesaw Mountain HS, GA
82.90 - Blue Springs HS, MO
82.55 - George Walton HS, GA
82.05 - Dobyns-Bennett HS, TN
81.25 - Lafayette HS, LA
79.90 - White Knoll HS, SC
79.90 - West Broward HS, FL
78.65 - Winter Park HS, FL

Outstanding Music Performance - Harrison HS, GA
Outstanding Visual Performance - Tarpon Springs HS, FL
Outstanding General Effect - Tarpon Springs HS, FL

 

Prelims Results

Class A
1st - Oak Grove H.S., AL
2nd - Corner H.S., AL

Outstanding Music Performance - Oak Grove H.S., AL
Outstanding Visual Performance - Oak Grove H.S., AL
Outstanding General Effect - Oak Grove H.S., AL

Class AA
1st - Tarpon Springs H.S., FL
2nd - Smithfield-Selma H.S., NC
3rd - Lake Hamilton H.S., AR

Outstanding Music Performance - Tarpon Springs H.S., FL
Outstanding Visual Performance - Tarpon Springs H.S., FL
Outstanding General Effect - Tarpon Springs H.S., FL

Class AAA
1st - Harrison H.S., GA
2nd - Kennesaw Mountain H.S., GA
3rd - Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN

Outstanding Music Performance - Harrison H.S., GA
Outstanding Visual Performance - Kennesaw Mountain H.S., GA
Outstanding General Effect - Harrison H.S., GA

Class AAAA
1st - Wando H.S., SC
2nd - William Mason H.S., OH
3rd - Blue Springs H.S., MO

Outstanding Music Performance - William Mason H.S., OH
Outstanding Visual Performance - West Broward H.S., FL
Outstanding General Effect - Wando H.S., SC

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