A native of Chicago, Illinois, Randy Gonzalez attended the University of Florida and completed a Bachelor’s Degree in American History at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Randy and his wife Lori moved to Kentucky in 1991 and at the University of Kentucky (UK) Randy held administrative positions in the areas of development, institutional effectiveness, strategic planning, budgeting, and student affairs. Randy earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Policy Studies while at the UK and in the fall of 2004 he was named Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Effectiveness at Lexington Community College. From 2007 to 2011 Randy served as Associate Dean for Administration and Finance at the University of Kentucky’s College of Dentistry.
Randy currently resides in Boone, North Carolina with his wife Lori and their son Clay. In the same month that the family moved to North Carolina in the fall of 2011, Clay matriculated to the University of Michigan to study trombone performance and music composition. In the fall of 2012, Randy was named the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Appalachian State University. And through volunteer community and leadership service, Randy has over the last twenty years worked in communities and with organizations to enhance and expand opportunities for children to learn, perform and enjoy music.
Thank you for visiting musicforall.org for information about the Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha.
Download the special $50 discount certificate for Indianapolis Star camp guide readers who saw our ad to save off of your MFA camp registration fee.
Use the links to the left to enroll online and to learn more about every division of the Music for All Summer Symposium for high school band and orchestra students, and high school and middle school band directors, percussion instructors and color guard instructors.
Watch our camp DVD online at youtube.com/musicforalltv to see what it’s all about!
Music for All is proud to be a title sponsor of "Be Part of the Band: Elementary Style," a menu of high quality tools to help band directors attract as many students as possible to their program.
Student recruitment is one of the most critical, yet often overlooked, parts of a band director's job. With limited time and dwindling resources, it's getting harder to effectively and efficiently communicate to students and parents what we already know: Band Is A Life Changing Activity!
All of the videos and documents are available on the website bepartoftheband.com, but you can also request a physical DVD/CD-ROM set. These resources are free, but there is a $10 charge for shipping/handling for a physical copy.
Please check out this fantastic program as we aim to get 350,000 kids started in band this year. Visit www.bepartoftheband.com.
Music for All is proud to partner with instrumental and vocal festivals across the country to present Affiliate Regional Music Festivals.
Affiliate Regional Music Festivals are part of Music for All's ongoing support of the essential core of every music program: the concert idiom. Music for All will provide one Music for All National Festival evaluator to participate, as well as a student and teacher scholarship for each Festival to award to the Music for All Summer Symposium.
Southern Invitational Choir Festival & Competition
Georgia Southern University
October 18-19, 2018
Cincinnati Regional Concert Band Festival
William Mason High School
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Application Deadline: January 15, 2019
Western Regional Concert Band Festival
Friday and Saturday, March 1-2, 2019
Metro East Concert Band Festival
O'Fallon Township High School, Milburn Campus
650 Milburn School Road
Monday, March 4, 2019
Pacific Coast Regional Wind Band Festival
California State University Long Beach
Friday, March 8, 2019
Southeastern Regional Concert Festival at Georgia State University
Georgia State University
Wednesday-Thursday, March 27-28, 2019
Registration Website: gsuconcertfestival.org
June 1, 2018 Application Deadline
Southern Regional Concert Festival at Russellville Center for the Arts
Arkansas Tech University
March 27-29, 2019
Festival Website: www.atu.edu/bands
Metropolitan Wind Band Invitational
Roxbury High School
Succasunna, New Jersey
Saturday, March 30, 2019
February 1, 2019 Application Deadline
Chicagoland Invitational Concert Band Festival
John Hersey High School
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Festival Website: herseyband.com/Fest
Mid-November 2018 Application Deadline
Louisiana Concert Band Invitational
East Bayou Baptist Church
Saturday, April 6, 2019
December 2018 Application Deadline
San Joaquin Valley Concert Band Invitational
Clovis North High School
Friday, April 12, 2019
Contact Festival Coordinator for Application Deadline information.
Northwest Regional Concert Band Festival
Mountain View High School
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Festival Website: nwrcbfest.weebly.com
University of Kentucky "Windfest" Concert Band Festival
University of Kentucky
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Application Deadline: Until Filled (up to 16 groups)
March 14-16, 2019, Indianapolis, IN
Made possible by the commitment and generous lead donor support of Vandoren.
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.
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.
From the Opening Ceremony to the culminating Gala Awards Banquet – convening more than 3,000 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:
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.