Lucy Wotell
Lucy Wotell

It is our pleasure to announce the 2018 International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) awards Music for All has received.

Headquartered in Boise, ID, the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) is The Premier Association Supporting and Enabling Festival & Event Professionals Worldwide. The 63rd Annual IFEA Convention, Expo & Retreat, presented by Haas & Wilkerson Insurance was held from October 1-3, 2018 in San Diego, CA.

The IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony was held on October 1, where awards were given in 69 different categories. Music for All took home four awards in the Gold Category, four awards in the Silver Category, and one in the Bronze Category.

Gold
Best Cover Design: 2018 Grand Nationals program book cover
Best Event/Program with an Event to Benefit a Cause: The Sophie Rinehart Fund
Best Event/Organization E-Newsletter: Music for All e-newsletter
Best Miscellaneous Multimedia: You are Light: Please Stay with Dr. Lynda Hasseler

Silver
Best Miscellaneous On-Site Decor: Grand Nationals backdrop banner
Best New Event: National Choir Festival
Best Event/Organization E-Newsletter: The 2018 Daily Buzz
Best Festival/Event Mobile App: Sched at the Music for All Summer Symposium

Bronze
Best Promotional Brochure: 2018 Summer Symposium

Check out the awards photos from the 2018 Bands of America Northeast Ohio Regional Championship!

High resolution awards photos (as well as additional action photos of each band) can be viewed and purchased on the Jolesch Enterprises website: http://www.bandgroupphotography.com/BOA/Index.html

Check out the awards photos from the 2018 Bands of America Orlando Regional Championship!

High resolution awards photos (as well as additional action photos of each band) can be viewed and purchased on the Jolesch Enterprises website: http://www.bandgroupphotography.com/BOA/Index.html

Music for All is grateful that weather conditions allowed completion of nine of 25 scheduled performances during the Preliminary Competition at the Bands of America Regional at Waco, TX. Due to heavy rain, lightning, and a tornado watch in the area, the remaining prelims performances and all of finals were canceled. This decision was made in consultation with participating directors after carefully monitoring weather conditions with the aid of local authorities and the National Weather Service. We would like to thank all involved in ensuring the safety of band members, spectators, and staff during the weather emergency.

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.
We request that our patrons note that the costs of the event (stadium rental, stadium personnel, judges’ fees and other expenses) were still incurred and paid by Music for All. We invite you to consider donating the value of your refund to help offset these expenses. Thank you in advance if you choose to donate the value of your refund. We will provide you with an acknowledgement of your charitable contribution.
Following are Music for All’s policies concerning ticket refunds for the 2018 Waco Regional:

Cooperative Tickets (issued to bands) - No refund
Adult Day-Pass – $21 refund

Discount Day-Pass - $17 refund
Adult Prelims Ticket - $12 refund

Discount Prelims Ticket - $8 refund

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 refund to Music for All, please indicate this in your request. Refund requests must be received by November 15, 2018 and will be processed by December 31, 2018.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding our refund policies for the Waco Regional, please do not hesitate to contact us at 800.848.2263.

Check out the awards photos from the 2018 Bands of America South Carolina Regional Championship!

High resolution awards photos (as well as additional action photos of each band) can be viewed and purchased on the Jolesch Enterprises website: http://www.bandgroupphotography.com/BOA/Index.html

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Humans of BOA: Katie Cantor

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North Canton Hoover H.S., OH yearbook photographer Katie Cantor is spending her weekend with the the Viking Marching Band at the Northeast Ohio Regional Championship and she is loving it. “I love it because I love the music. I get to be there and experience it and I absolutely enjoy the shows they put on. I also have a lot of friends in band,” says Katie. She even started going to football games just to take pictures of the marching band.

What makes this weekend even more special for Katie is that her older brother, Sam Cantor of Music for All, is the Event Manager of this regional. The Bands of America world is a small one to say the least. “There’s something amazing about the opportunity to facilitate an activity that you’re so passionate about, to see your alma mater and to share it with family on the field at the same time,” says Sam. And he couldn’t be more proud of his sister.

As a sophomore, this is Katie’s first year in yearbook and she’s widely involved in other extracurricular activities including track, mock trial, Quidditch Club, and leadership. She’s also an aspiring lawyer, who one day hopes to attend the University of Michigan Law School. We couldn’t be happier to have a lifelong supporter of music education and someone who is so passionate about sharing it with others.

Check out the awards photos from the 2018 Bands of America Alabama Regional Championship!

 

High resolution awards photos (as well as additional action photos of each band) can be viewed and purchased on the Jolesch Enterprises website: http://www.bandgroupphotography.com/BOA/Index.html

Check out the awards photos from the 2018 Bands of America Houston Regional Championship!

High resolution awards photos (as well as additional action photos of each band) can be viewed and purchased on the Jolesch Enterprises website: http://www.bandgroupphotography.com/BOA/Index.html

Check out the awards photos from the 2018 Bands of America Dallas/Ft. Worth Regional Championship!

High resolution awards photos (as well as additional action photos of each band) can be viewed and purchased on the Jolesch Enterprises website: http://www.bandgroupphotography.com/BOA/Index.html

Music for All is grateful that weather conditions allowed completion of the entirety of the Preliminary Competition at the Bands of America Regional at Bedford, TX. We were not as fortunate during Finals. Due to heavy rain and accompanying lightning, a weather delay began during Wakeland High School’s finals performance. After monitoring the storm system with the aid of local authorities and the THOR lightning warning system, the remaining Finals performances were cancelled due to continued severe weather in the area. We would like to thank all involved in ensuring the safety of band members, spectators, and staff during the weather emergency.

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.

We request that our patrons note that the costs of the event (stadium rental, stadium personnel, judges’ fees and other expenses) were still incurred and paid by Music for All. We invite you to consider foregoing any refund, and instead donate the value of your refund in support of these expenses. Thank you in advance if you choose to donate your refund, and we will provide you with an acknowledgement of your charitable contribution.
Following are Music for All’s policies concerning ticket refunds for the 2018 Bedford Regional:
Cooperative Tickets (issued to bands) - No refund
Day-Pass – $9 refund

Adult Finals Ticket - $18 refund

Discount Finals Ticket - $13 refund

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 email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax your request to 317.524.6200. If you choose to donate the value of your refund to Music for All, please indicate this in your request. Refund requests must be received by November 15, 2018 and will be processed by December 31, 2018.

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

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