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Erin Fortune
Erin Fortune is the Marketing Manager focusing on digital marketing at Music for All and has been working with Music for All since 2010, first in the Participant Relations department and now in marketing. She is a graduate of the Music Industry Management program at Ferris State University in Michigan and is a former Percussive Arts Society Intern and a Yamaha Corporation of America, Band and Orchestral Division Intern.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Midland, TX 2017 Results

Finals Results

90.200 - Claudia Taylor Johnson H.S., TX
85.500 - Bellevue West H.S., NE
82.600 - Timber Creek H.S., TX
79.850 - Clovis H.S., NM
79.700 - Sherman H.S., TX
78.700 - McNeil H.S., TX
76.350 - Del Rio H.S., TX
76.300 - L.V. Berkner H.S., TX
75.150 - Lewisville H.S., TX
73.350 - Permian H.S., TX

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

Prelims Results

Class A
1st - Pecos H.S., TX
2nd - Estacado H.S., TX

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

Class AA
1st - Plainview H.S., TX
2nd - Lubbock-Cooper H.S., TX
3rd - Lake View H.S., TX

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

Class AAA
1st - Bellevue West H.S., NE
2nd - Clovis H.S., NM
3rd - Sherman H.S., TX

Outstanding Music Performance - Bellevue West H.S., NE
Outstanding Visual Performance - Bellevue West H.S., NE
Outstanding General Effect - Bellevue West H.S., NE

Class AAAA
1st - Claudia Taylor Johnson H.S., TX
2nd - Timber Creek H.S., TX
3rd - McNeil H.S., TX

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

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Winston-Salem, NC 2017 Results

Finals Results

81.900 - Fort Mill H.S., SC
81.800 - Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN
81.300 - James F. Byrnes H.S., SC
80.700 - Nation Ford H.S., SC
79.550 - Green Hope H.S., NC
75.750 - Panther Creek H.S., NC
74.350 - Hillgrove H.S., GA
73.650 - Dutch Fork H.S., SC
73.650 - York Comprehensive H.S., SC
72.150 - Cape Fear H.S., NC

Outstanding Music Performance - Fort Mill H.S., SC
Outstanding Visual Performance - Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN
Outstanding General Effect - Fort Mill H.S., SC

Prelims Results

Class A
1st - East Carteret H.S., NC
2nd - Lee H.S., VA

Outstanding Music Performance - East Carteret H.S., NC
Outstanding Visual Performance - East Carteret H.S., NC
Outstanding General Effect - East Carteret H.S., NC

Class AA
1st - Cape Fear H.S., NC
2nd - York Comprehensive H.S., SC
3rd - Bassett H.S., VA

Outstanding Music Performance - York Comprehensive H.S., SC
Outstanding Visual Performance - Bassett H.S., VA
Outstanding General Effect - Cape Fear H.S., NC

Class AAA
1st - Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN
2nd - Nation Ford H.S., SC
3rd - Fort Mill H.S., SC

Outstanding Music Performance - Fort Mill H.S., SC
Outstanding Visual Performance - Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN
Outstanding General Effect - Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN

Class AAAA
1st - James F. Byrnes H.S., SC
2nd - Green Hope H.S., NC
3rd - Panther Creek H.S., NC

Outstanding Music Performance - James F. Byrnes H.S., SC
Outstanding Visual Performance - James F. Byrnes H.S., SC
Outstanding General Effect - James F. Byrnes H.S., SC

Posted Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 6:45 p.m. local time – Due to incoming severe weather, Music for All has canceled Finals for the Bands of America Regional at Dayton, OH.

The decision was made with input from the participating directors, after discussing options, for the safety and well-being of our participants and spectators.

We would like to remind you that Music for All's official policy for Bands of America events is that tickets are non-refundable. If extraordinary circumstances cause the cancellation of an event, Music for All may offer full or partial refunds as appropriate at a later time. Please keep your ticket stub and visit musicforall.org next week for further information on possible refunds. Refunds are not available on site.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Newark, DE 2017 Results

Finals Results

80.40 - Norwin H.S., PA
79.65 - Green Hope H.S., NC
77.05 - Trumbull H.S., CT
76.60 - James Madison H.S., VA
71.45 - West Genesee H.S., NY
69.30 - Allatoona H.S., GA
69.20 - Thomas Jefferson H.S., VA
69.00 - Spring-Ford H.S., PA
68.85 - Mechanicsburg Area Senior H.S., PA
67.05 - Old Bridge H.S., NJ

Outstanding Music Performance - (tie) Green Hope H.S., NC & Norwin H.S., PA
Outstanding Visual Performance - Green Hope H.S., NC
Outstanding General Effect - Norwin H.S., PA

Prelims Results

Class A
1st - Pendleton H.S., SC
2nd - Plainfield H.S., CT

Outstanding Music Performance - Pendleton H.S., SC
Outstanding Visual Performance - Pendleton H.S., SC
Outstanding General Effect - Pendleton H.S., SC

Class AA
1st - Mechanicsburg Area Senior H.S., PA
2nd - Allatoona H.S., GA
3rd - Scotch Plains Fanwood H.S., NJ

Outstanding Music Performance - Allatoona H.S., GA
Outstanding Visual Performance - Mechanicsburg Area Senior H.S., PA
Outstanding General Effect - Mechanicsburg Area Senior H.S., PA

Class AAA
1st - Norwin H.S., PA
2nd - James Madison H.S., VA
3rd - Trumbull H.S., CT

Outstanding Music Performance - Trumbull H.S., CT
Outstanding Visual Performance - Trumbull H.S., CT
Outstanding General Effect - Norwin H.S., PA

Class AAAA
1st - Green Hope H.S., NC
2nd - Spring-Ford H.S., PA
3rd - Old Bridge H.S., NJ

Outstanding Music Performance - Green Hope H.S., NC
Outstanding Visual Performance - Green Hope H.S., NC
Outstanding General Effect - Green Hope H.S., NC

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Dayton, OH 2017 Results

Finalist Results

Finalist placings and awards for this show are based on Prelims scores, as Finals was canceled due to inclement weather.

86.100 - Carmel H.S., IN
85.950 - Avon H.S., IN
78.150 - Lakota East H.S., OH
76.300 - Bourbon County H.S., KY
76.275 - Henry Clay H.S., KY
76.150 - Kettering Fairmont H.S., OH
75.100 - Kiski Area H.S., PA
74.800 - Goshen H.S., IN
73.750 - Penn H.S., IN
72.950 - Dublin Coffman H.S., OH

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

 

Prelims Results

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

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

Class AA
1st - Bourbon County H.S., KY
2nd - Kiski Area H.S., PA
3rd - Walter E. Stebbins H.S., OH

Outstanding Music Performance - Bourbon County H.S., KY
Outstanding Visual Performance - Bourbon County H.S., KY
Outstanding General Effect - Kiski Area H.S., PA

Class AAA
1st - Henry Clay H.S., KY
2nd - Kettering Fairmont H.S., OH
3rd - Goshen H.S., IN

Outstanding Music Performance - Henry Clay H.S., KY
Outstanding Visual Performance - Kettering Fairmont H.S., OH & Goshen H.S., IN
Outstanding General Effect - Kettering Fairmont H.S., OH

Class AAAA
1st - Carmel H.S., IN
2nd - Avon H.S., IN
3rd - Lakota East H.S., OH

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

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Conroe, TX 2017 Results

Finals Results

88.075 - Vandegrift H.S., TX
87.650 - Ronald Reagan H.S., TX
85.650 - Leander H.S., TX
84.700 - James Bowie H.S., TX
84.675 - The Woodlands H.S., TX
83.300 - Hendrickson H.S., TX
81.800 - Round Rock H.S., TX
80.850 - Cy-Fair H.S., TX
78.550 - Winston Churchill H.S., TX
78.300 - Clear Brook H.S., TX

Outstanding Music Performance - Vandegrift H.S., TX
Outstanding Visual Performance - Ronald Reagan H.S., TX
Outstanding General Effect - Vandegrift H.S., TX

Prelims Results

Class A
1st - Weiss H.S., TX
2nd - Bridgeland H.S., TX

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

Class AAA
1st - Leander H.S., TX
2nd - Clear Brook H.S., TX
3rd - Friendswood H.S., TX

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

Class AAAA
1st - Vandegrift H.S., TX
2nd - Ronald Reagan H.S., TX
3rd - James Bowie H.S., TX

Outstanding Music Performance - Vandegrift H.S., TX
Outstanding Visual Performance - Vandegrift H.S., TX
Outstanding General Effect - Ronald Reagan H.S., TX

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Jacksonville, AL 2017 Results

Finalist Results

Finalist placings for this show are based on Prelims scores, as Finals was cancelled due to inclement weather.

77.65 - Nation Ford H.S., SC
75.60 - Harrison H.S., GA
72.05 - Lambert H.S., GA
71.80 - Jupiter H.S., FL
70.95 - East Coweta H.S., GA
68.10 - Hoover H.S., AL
67.40 - Hillgrove H.S., GA
66.15 - Blythewood H.S., SC
64.80 - Lassiter H.S., GA
64.35 - River Bluff H.S., SC

Prelims Results

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

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

Class AA
1st - Pelham H.S., AL
2nd - Fred J. Page H.S., TN
3rd - Seymour H.S., TN

Outstanding Music Performance - Pelham H.S., AL
Outstanding Visual Performance - Fred J. Page H.S., TN
Outstanding General Effect - Pelham H.S., AL

Class AAA
1st - Nation Ford H.S., SC
2nd - Harrison H.S., GA
3rd - Blythewood H.S., SC

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

Class AAAA
1st - Lambert H.S., GA
2nd - Jupiter H.S., FL
3rd - East Coweta H.S., GA

Outstanding Music Performance - Lambert H.S., GA & Jupiter H.S., FL
Outstanding Visual Performance - Jupiter H.S., FL
Outstanding General Effect - Lambert H.S., GA

MFA Headers

Please join us in congratulating Erin Fortune on her promotion to Director of Sponsorships!

Erin joined Music for All in 2010 as Participant Relations Coordinator. She takes on the position of Director of Sponsorships after working in Music for All’s marketing department since 2012, most recently as Marketing Manager. Erin helped create and manage Music for All’s award-winning social media presence for Music for All. Her work and leadership led to stronger content and increased traffic to Music for All’s website, new media opportunities that showcase the organization’s positively life-changing programs and events, and creation and deployment of effective e-marketing initiatives and campaigns that annually receive award recognition from the International Festivals and Events Association.

The Director of Sponsorships is a key management level position within Music for All’s Advancement Department. The Advancement Department at Music for All combines and unifies the organization’s efforts to engage and build community with alumni of Music for all programs to secure, facilitate, and manage corporate, governmental, and organizational partnerships. The Director of Sponsorships is responsible for garnering individual, corporate, and institutional philanthropic support that contributes to Music for All’s mission and the success of its operations strategic vision.

“We’re excited to promote Erin and to have her take on this new important role at Music for All,” said Eric Martin, Music for All’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Erin is a mission and vision driven professional who offers and provides great value to our organization, the cause of scholastic music education, and the students, teachers, and communities we serve. I look forward to working with her as she continues to make a difference for students and the bright future they will ensure for America.”

Erin is a graduate of the Music Industry Management program at Michigan’s Ferris State University. Her past experience also includes professional music industry internships at the Percussive Arts Society (Indianapolis) and the Yamaha Corporation of America, Band and Orchestral Division (Buena Park, California).

Congratulations to Erin 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!

 

Read the full press release here.

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