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Debbie Laferty Asbill
 
Friday, December 13, 2013

Chamber Music National Festival

Chamber Music National Festival part of the Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha

March 15-17, 2018, Indianapolis, IN

Made possible by the commitment and generous lead donor support of Vandoren.

2018App

Designed to offer new educational growth and performance opportunities for individual students and scholastic music programs, the Chamber Music National Festival will offer wind and string musicians the opportunity to perform on a national stage, experience professional coaching, and instrument specific master classes in the extraordinary, student-focused environment that is the Music for All National Festival.

The Chamber Music National Festival stands alongside Music for All’s other offerings which are designed to advance student excellence and support and advocate scholastic music and arts education.

 

What is the Chamber Music National Festival?

The Chamber Music National Festival is a non-competitive experience produced and surrounded by an atmosphere of national celebration, mutual support, and a shared commitment to excellence. There are no ratings or rankings. Participants and their directors and coaches are encouraged to reach and stretch, strive for innovation and growth, and share and develop an expanded awareness of the possibilities of chamber experiences in successful, well-rounded scholastic music programs. Participating students will experience an atmosphere of personal growth and mutual respect, all while working, performing and celebrating in an environment that is world-class, educational, and fun.

There are still opportunities for schools to apply to become part of the festival.

The Final Deadline for the 2018 Chamber Music National Festival is September 15, 2017.

About the experience

From the Opening Ceremony to the culminating Gala Awards Banquet – convening more than 2,000 students, teachers, and parents from across the nation – you and your students will be engaged in a whirlwind of preparation, performance, growth, and celebration that includes:

  • A 20-minute performance followed by 25-minute ensemble post-performance clinic.
  • Recorded and written evaluation commentary from a panel of professionals.
  • Audio and video commemorative recording of your performance and clinic for each student performer and teacher/coach.
  • Concerts and immersive learning opportunities with world-class professional artists.
  • Scheduled observation of concerts which ensure a knowledgeable audience.
  • Ensemble and individual instrument master classes and additional coaching opportunities.
  • Student leadership workshops.
  • Collegiate and professional audition preparation workshop.
  • Nightly concerts featuring professional chamber groups, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Honor Orchestra of America, Jazz Band of America, and Honor Band of America.
  • Social events for students and teachers and Gala Awards Banquet honoring all ensembles.
  • World-class facilities, from where you sleep to Indianapolis’ finest concert venues.
  • Optional “Fam” Trip for chamber ensemble directors or coaches.

About the application and audition process

Participation will be by application and recorded audition. Wind and/or string chamber ensembles ranging from trios to a maximum of 16 members are invited to apply. Each applicant will receive written and recorded comments from the audition. Up to 15 ensembles will be accepted. Multiple ensembles from a single school may audition, with a maximum of four ensembles from a single school accepted.

Completed applications and audition materials must arrive in our office by September 15, 2017. The Application Fee is $100 for the first ensemble from a single school or individual, and $75 for each additional ensemble, capped at $500 for up to eight applications from a single school.

Invited chamber ensembles are obligated to stay at the Festival hotel and participate in the Festival Packages. The cost of attendance will vary depending on the per-person Festival Package selected (see Festival Package sheet for participation package costs and inclusions).

Because of the major commitment to programming and providing resources to support a complete chamber music experience, chamber ensemble musicians should not be members of ensembles accepted for the Festival’s other Featured ensembles or honor ensembles.

The Chamber Music National Festival will offer chamber ensembles a culminating performance experience that is worthy of personal and professional aspiration. Music for All National Festival stages are recognized and respected for their excellence – operationally, experientially, and educationally. Participating will provide a worthy goal that will encourage student and program growth and achievement. We invite you to be a part of this recently launched program and the tradition that is the rich history of the Music for All National Festival.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

2013 Grand National Championship Results

 

Finals Results


96.80 - The Woodlands H.S., TX
95.45 - Carmel H.S., IN
94.85 - Avon H.S., IN
93.95 - Round Rock H.S., TX
93.25 - Marcus H.S., TX
92.90 - William Mason H.S., OH
91.85 - Harrison H.S., GA
89.95 - Lawrence Central H.S., IN
89.55 - Marian Catholic H.S., IL
89.20 - L.D. Bell H.S., TX
88.90 - Cedar Ridge H.S., TX
85.95 - Ayala H.S., CA

Outstanding Music Performance - The Woodlands H.S., TX
Outstanding Visual Performance - Carmel H.S., IN
Outstanding General Effect - The Woodlands H.S., TX

 

Semi-Finals/Class Results

Class A
1st - Bellbrook H.S., OH
2nd - Adair County H.S., KY
3rd - Beechwood H.S., KY

Outstanding Music Performance - Beechwood H.S., KY
Outstanding Visual Performance - Bellbrook H.S., OH
Outstanding General Effect - Adair County H.S., KY & Bellbrook H.S., OH

Class AA
1st - Marian Catholic H.S., IL
2nd - North Hardin H.S., KY
3rd - Reeths-Puffer H.S., MI

Outstanding Music Performance - Marian Catholic H.S., IL
Outstanding Visual Performance - Marian Catholic H.S., IL
Outstanding General Effect - Marian Catholic H.S., IL

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

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

Class AAAA
1st - The Woodlands H.S., TX
2nd - Carmel H.S., IN
3rd - Avon H.S., IN

Outstanding Music Performance - Round Rock H.S., TX
Outstanding Visual Performance - Avon H.S., IN
Outstanding General Effect - The Woodlands H.S., TX

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Web site issues: Oct. 19 p.m.

We are aware and sorry to know that some of you are having issues loading musicforall.org or streaming the Live Webcast. There seem to be issues that are localized to specific areas of the country; while most are loading the site and streaming the webcasts successfully, we know that some are unable to. We are doing all we can to work with technical experts to help those having trouble, but it is possible that the issues cannot be fixed tonight. If you can login to musicforall.org and get to a video page with the "Live Chat" button, that is your fastest path to help, with support staffing that chat line. If you unable to load or login into musicforall.org at all, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a description of your issue so we can get back to you with a resolution as soon as we have more information, which may be early next week.

We apologize for the problems and share your frustration!

[Editor's note: This post of ticketing policy details is more current than any previous post on the day of the Muncie Regional.]

Bands of America is grateful that “Mother Nature” allowed completion of the entirety of the Preliminary Competition at the Muncie Regional. We were not as fortunate during Finals. Due to extreme weather conditions, Finals were cancelled before the performances commenced. By rule the preliminary results became the final results of the competition. 

The overriding ticketing policy for Music for All/Bands of America events is that tickets are “non-refundable.” Nevertheless, where extraordinary circumstances, like severe weather, cause the cancellation of all or a substantial portion of an event, Music for All has established refund polices for that event and offered full or partial refunds as appropriate.

Following are Music for All’s policies concerning ticket refunds for the Muncie Regional:

Cooperative Tickets (issued to bands) - No refund

Day-Pass - $9 refund

Adult Finals Ticket - $18 refund

Military or Senior Finals Ticket - $15 refund

Student Finals Ticket - $11 refund

Since 2013 has proven to be an extremely "weather challenged" fall and the fiscal impact on Music for All so far (from Monroeville, Austin and Muncie) has been cumulative and substantial.We request that our patrons note that the costs of these events (stadium rentals, stadium personnel, judges’ fees and other expenses, etc.) were still incurred and paid by Music for All and will negatively impact MFA and its ability to sustain support for a number of educational outreach and advocacy initiatives.  As such, we invite you to consider foregoing any refund and donate the value of the refund to Music for All. If you choose to donate your refund, Music for All can provide you with an acknowledgement of your charitable contribution for your tax records. Bands of America fall program results are the principal driver for MFA's teacher and student training initiatives and advocacy programs supporting music in our schools.

To request a refund, please send your name, address, and copy of your ticket to:

                  Music for All, Inc.

                  39 W. Jackson Place, Suite 150

                  Indianapolis, IN  46225

Alternatively, you may fax your request to 317.524.6200 or e-mail it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you choose to donate the value of your ticket refund, please indicate this in your request. Refund requests must be received by November 30, 2013 and will be processed by December 9, 2013.  

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding our refund policies for the Muncie Regional event, please do not hesitate to contact us at 800.848.2263.

Due to weather concerns and for the safety of all participants, this evening’s Finals at the BOA Regional at Austin, Texas has been cancelled.

Tickets for Bands of America events are non-refundable. There are no refunds on site. If extraordinary circumstances cause the cancellation of an event, Music for All may offer full or partial refunds as appropriate after the event. Keep your ticket stub and visit musicforall.org after OCTOBER 2, 2013 for posted information about possible refunds. Again, refunds are not possible on site at the event. Information about possible refunds after the event will be posted online at musicforall.org, next week, after October 2.

Music for All thanks all of the directors, students, parents, fans, volunteers and staff who were part of our first BOA show in Austin. Please travel home safely!

Austin BOA Prelims will resume after weather delay with Vista Ridge H.S. at 3:30 p.m. CT. [Updated Saturday, September 28, 3:48 p.m. Central Time.]

Revised prelims schedule:

3:45 p.m. - McCallum H.S.
4:00 p.m. - Birdville H.S.
4:15 p.m. - Cedar Ridge H.S.
4:30 p.m. - Lake Travis H.S.
4:45 p.m. - Hidalgo H.S.
5:00 p.m. - Westwood H.S.
5:15 p.m. - Round Rock H.S.
5:30 p.m. - Westlake H.S.
5:45 p.m. - Presentation of Awards

Updates regarding Finals will be posted as soon as information is available.

See Austin original prelims schedule here.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Long Beach, CA 2013 Results

Finals Results


86.95 - Ayala H.S., CA
83.75 - Clovis West H.S., CA
82.60 - Saratoga H.S., CA
81.05 - Desert Vista H.S., AZ
79.30 - Foothill H.S., NV
76.20 - Bel Air H.S., TX
75.90 - Corona Del Sol H.S., AZ
75.10 - Montwood H.S., TX
74.85 - Americas H.S., TX
73.95 - Savanna H.S., CA

Outstanding Music Performance - Ayala H.S., CA
Outstanding Visual Performance - Ayala H.S., CA
Outstanding General Effect - Ayala H.S., CA

 

Prelims Results

Class AA
1st - Saratoga H.S., CA
2nd - Covina H.S., CA
3rd - South Pasadena H.S., CA

Outstanding Music Performance - Saratoga H.S., CA
Outstanding Visual Performance - Saratoga H.S., CA
Outstanding General Effect - Saratoga H.S., CA

Class AAA
1st - Clovis West H.S., CA
2nd - Bel Air H.S., TX
3rd - Americas H.S., TX

Outstanding Music Performance - Bel Air H.S., TX
Outstanding Visual Performance - Clovis West H.S., CA
Outstanding General Effect - Clovis West H.S., CA

Class AAAA
1st - Ayala H.S., CA
2nd - Foothill H.S., NV
3rd - Desert Vista H.S., AZ

Outstanding Music Performance - Ayala H.S., CA
Outstanding Visual Performance - Ayala H.S., CA
Outstanding General Effect - Ayala H.S., CA

Friday, September 27, 2013

Indianapolis, IN 2013 Results

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Finals Results

93.35 - Carmel H.S., IN
92.05 - Avon H.S., IN
89.15 - Lawrence Central H.S., IN
87.85 - Lake Central H.S., IN
87.75 - Marian Catholic H.S., IL
87.30 - Centerville H.S., OH
85.55 - Center Grove H.S., IN
81.50 - Ben Davis H.S., IN
80.40 - O'Fallon Township H.S., IL
79.65 - North Hardin H.S., KY
78.65 - Lafayette H.S., KY
77.70 - Castle H.S., IN

Outstanding Music Performance - Carmel H.S., IN
Outstanding Visual Performance - Carmel H.S., IN
Outstanding General Effect - Carmel H.S., IN

Prelims Results

Class A
1st - Bellbrook H.S., OH
2nd - Beechwood H.S., KY
3rd - Jackson Academy, MS

Outstanding Music Performance - Beechwood H.S., KY
Outstanding Visual Performance - Beechwood H.S., KY
Outstanding General Effect - Bellbrook H.S., OH

Class AA
1st - Marian Catholic H.S., IL
2nd - North Hardin H.S., KY
3rd - Greenwood Community H.S., IN

Outstanding Music Performance - Marian Catholic H.S., IL
Outstanding Visual Performance - Marian Catholic H.S., IL
Outstanding General Effect - Marian Catholic H.S., IL

Class AAA
1st - Lafayette H.S., KY
2nd - Castle H.S., IN
3rd - Hickory H.S., VA

Outstanding Music Performance - Lafayette H.S., KY
Outstanding Visual Performance - Castle H.S., IN
Outstanding General Effect - Lafayette H.S., KY

Class AAAA
1st - Carmel H.S., IN
2nd - Avon H.S., IN
3rd - Lake Central H.S., IN

Outstanding Music Performance - tie Avon H.S., IN & Carmel H.S., IN
Outstanding Visual Performance - Carmel H.S., IN
Outstanding General Effect - Carmel H.S., IN

Friday, September 27, 2013

St. George, UT 2013 Results

 

Finals Results


88.85 - American Fork H.S., UT
85.70 - Clovis West H.S., CA
85.35 - Vista Murrieta H.S., CA
83.85 - Westlake H.S., UT
82.85 - Sky View H.S., UT
82.60 - Rowland H.S., CA
81.10 - Clovis H.S., NM
79.70 - Rampart H.S., CO
79.35 - Davis H.S., UT
79.25 - Foothill H.S., NV

Outstanding Music Performance - American Fork H.S., UT
Outstanding Visual Performance - American Fork H.S., UT
Outstanding General Effect - American Fork H.S., UT

 

Prelims Results

Class A
1st - Montezuma-Cortez H.S., CO
2nd - Grantsville H.S., UT

Outstanding Music Performance - Grantsville H.S., UT
Outstanding Visual Performance - Montezuma-Cortez H.S., CO
Outstanding General Effect - Montezuma-Cortez H.S., CO

Class AA
1st - Rampart H.S., CO
2nd - Kuna H.S., ID
3rd - Orem H.S., UT

Outstanding Music Performance - Rampart H.S., CO
Outstanding Visual Performance - Rampart H.S., CO
Outstanding General Effect - Rampart H.S., CO

Class AAA
1st - Clovis West H.S., CA
2nd - Sky View H.S., UT
3rd - Clovis H.S., NM

Outstanding Music Performance - Clovis West H.S., CA
Outstanding Visual Performance - Clovis West H.S., CA
Outstanding General Effect - Clovis West H.S., CA

Class AAAA
1st - American Fork H.S., UT
2nd - Vista Murrieta H.S., CA
3rd - Rowland H.S., CA

Outstanding Music Performance - American Fork H.S., UT
Outstanding Visual Performance - American Fork H.S., UT
Outstanding General Effect - Vista Murrieta H.S., CA

Friday, September 27, 2013

San Antonio, TX 2013 Results

 

Finals Results


92.70 - The Woodlands H.S., TX
92.65 - Hebron H.S., TX
91.95 - James Bowie H.S., TX
90.75 - Claudia Taylor Johnson H.S., TX
89.90 - Ronald Reagan H.S., TX
88.85 - Blue Springs H.S., MO
88.75 - Vandegrift H.S., TX
88.10 - Marcus H.S., TX
88.05 - L.D. Bell H.S., TX
87.70 - Round Rock H.S., TX
87.70 - Cedar Ridge H.S., TX
86.80 - Coppell H.S., TX
86.35 - Westlake H.S., TX
85.35 - Cedar Park H.S., TX

Outstanding Music Performance - Vandegrift H.S., TX
Outstanding Visual Performance - The Woodlands H.S., TX
Outstanding General Effect - The Woodlands H.S., TX

 

Prelims Results

Class A
1st - Hidalgo H.S., TX
2nd - Pearsall H.S., TX
3rd - Llano H.S., TX

Outstanding Music Performance - Hidalgo H.S., TX
Outstanding Visual Performance - Hidalgo H.S., TX
Outstanding General Effect - Hidalgo H.S., TX

Class AA
1st - Aledo H.S., TX
2nd - Azle H.S., TX
3rd - Waller H.S., TX

Outstanding Music Performance - Aledo H.S., TX
Outstanding Visual Performance - Aledo H.S., TX
Outstanding General Effect - Azle H.S., TX

Class AAA
1st - Vandegrift H.S., TX
2nd - Cedar Park H.S., TX
3rd - Leander H.S., TX

Outstanding Music Performance - Cedar Park H.S., TX
Outstanding Visual Performance - Vandegrift H.S., TX
Outstanding General Effect - Vandegrift H.S., TX

Class AAAA
1st - Hebron H.S., TX
2nd - Claudia Taylor Johnson H.S., TX
3rd - Marcus H.S., TX

Outstanding Music Performance - Coppell H.S., TX
Outstanding Visual Performance - The Woodlands H.S., TX
Outstanding General Effect - Claudia Taylor Johnson H.S., TX

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