More then 3,000 Young Musicians Performed at the Music for All National Festival
Thursday, March 22, 2018

More then 3,000 Young Musicians Performed at the Music for All National Festival

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More than 3,000 musicians from across the country participated in the 2018 Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha. Between March 14-17, these musicians graced Indianapolis’ finest concert halls with music varying from three national honor ensembles, concert band, orchestra, percussion, jazz, chamber, and for the first time this year, choir. These performances took place in Clowes Memorial Hall and Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts at Butler University, Hilbert Circle Theatre, Warren Performing Arts Center, Indiana Historical Society, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, and the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center at the University of Indianapolis. Here’s the Festival by the numbers:

This year’s Festival had a total of 94 total ensembles which included:

  • 26 High School Concert Bands
  • 7 Orchestras
  • 7 Middle School Concert Bands
  • 10 Percussion Ensembles
  • 9 Chamber Ensembles
  • 12 Choirs
  • 19 instrumental and choral ensembles at the Indianapolis School Music Festival, with groups from Indianapolis Public Schools and Gary, IN
  • United Sound National Ensemble
  • 3 Honor Ensembles (Honor Band of America, Honor Orchestra of America, and Jazz Band of America)

The total number of attendees was approximately 3,800. Here’s the breakdown:

  • 3,038 Students
  • 340 chaperones/ Ensemble Adults
  • 70 Directors
  • 48 Guest Directors
  • 31 Event Staff
  • 150 clinicians, evaluators, sponsors, and volunteers
  • 49 Hosts
  • 26 Visiting Directors
  • 5 Directors’ Academy
  • 13 total Family and Friends/6 Hotel Only
  • Special Guests from: PAS, VanderCook College, and Midwest Clinic,
  • Guest performers: United States Army Brass Quintet, Yamaha Performing Artists Rex Richardson and Sean Jones, The Oakwood Aeolians, Vandoren Emerging Artist winners

Invited concert bands, orchestras, choirs, percussion ensembles, and honor ensemble members participating in the 2018 Festival come from 32 states including:

Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Invited concert bands, orchestras, choirs, percussion ensembles, and honor ensemble members participating in the 2018 Festival come from 193 Schools.

Check out more photos from Festival here: 

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Lucy Wotell

Lucy Wotell has been a Marketing Coordinator and media contact for Music for All, since August 2016. She focuses on social media, media relations, and web content management. She is a graduate of the University of North Florida, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations.

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