The Music for All Blog
The Music for All Blog
Debbie Laferty Asbill
 

For over a year, viewers have been tuned in to professionally recorded live broadcasts of Bands of America events on FloMarching. This is a fantastic virtual option for all of us to experience life-changing performances.

Music for All has additional plans to meet our growing audience interest and to bring life to timeless past performances.

SPIN Logo Horizontal 01Music for All has contracted with the Scholastic Performance Network (The “SPiN Network”) to provide Music for All students, parents, and fans access to on-demand videos of scholastic music performances at a reasonable cost, including archival Music for All and Bands of America performances 2015 and prior.

Students, parents, and fans may access the Network by purchasing SPiN subscriptions for $25 per year. This fee provides access to all channels on the SPiN Network, which will soon include the Music for All channel.

SPiN has agreed to fund the restoration and digitization of Music for All video archives (including Bands of America performances) to allow them to be enjoyed by students and parents, and used by instructors for educational purposes.

Music for All will soon begin uploading its archives onto its SPiN Channel.

"For many years, we have collected a considerable library of content and this new service will allow subscribers to stream and enjoy programming whenever they want and wherever they are," said Eric L. Martin, Music for All’s President and CEO. “Music for All is grateful to the SPiN Network for the time and effort its team expended to make this service possible and its generous support for our legacy and content preservation initiatives. We believe that affordable access to recordings of student performances is central to promoting music education and raising the quality of scholastic music performances. I encourage every teacher, administrator, and school district to take a look at SPiN’s offering and consider the benefits and peace of mind that comes with participation.”

Read Music for All CEO Eric Martin’s letter to The SPiN Network about the Music for All channel.

To learn more about the Scholastic Performance Network and to subscribe, visit thespinnetwork.com.

onejourneyonevision

Music for All is excited to announce the release of “One Journey, One Vision,” a full-length documentary about the Bands of America in the 2017 Rose Parade.

A film crew was embedded with the 2017 BOA Honor Band in the Rose Parade during their time in Southern California and Pasadena, capturing the behind-the-scenes moments, performances, interviews with students and faculty, and telling the story from arrival to the Parade itself...and beyond.

Music for All is making this film available at no cost to stream online:

Stream "One Journey, One Vision" Now

It is also available for download for $6.99.

I hope you enjoy the film, and share it so others can see what an amazing group of young people and teachers were part of the 2017 Bands of America Honor Band!

Music for All and FloVoice are pleased to announce that, for the first time, all of the ensemble concerts of the 2018 Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha, will be live streamed, March 15-17, from Indianapolis, Indiana.

Live streamed performances will be available on the FloVoice online channel, to subscribers of FloVoice and any of the FloSports family of channels.

Venues and concerts that will be live streamed include all 2018 Festival school choirs, concert bands, orchestras, percussion ensembles, and chamber ensembles, as well as the honors concerts: the Honor Band of America, Honor Orchestra of America, Jazz Band of America, and the Mass Choir with the Ball State University Orchestra and special guests.

“We are thrilled to be able to make these live streams available to family, friends, and supporters who cannot make the trip to Indianapolis, as well as music-lovers who can enjoy these three days of outstanding music-making,” says Debbie Laferty Asbill, Vice President of Marketing and Communication of Music for All. “Music for All enjoys our partnership with FloMarching with Live Streams of our Bands of America Championships for marching bands in the fall, and we’re excited to bring these Festival performances to the world through FloVoice.”

FloVoice will be the home channel of all 2018 Festival concerts, in celebration of the premiere this March of the National Choir Festival as part of the Music for All National Festival.

Subscribe here to watch live at FloVoice.

See the schedule of 2018 Festival performances.

1080x1080 WatchLiveMFANF FloVoice

Finals Results

97.500 - Carmel H.S., IN
96.925 - Broken Arrow H.S., OK
96.475 - Avon H.S., IN
95.700 - Marcus H.S., TX
95.625 - Flower Mound H.S., TX
92.725 - Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN
91.825 - The Woodlands H.S., TX
91.200 - Castle H.S., IN
91.175 - Blue Springs H.S., MO
91.025 - Union H.S., OK
89.800 - Marian Catholic H.S., IL
89.625 - Round Rock H.S., TX

Outstanding Music Performance - Carmel H.S., IN & Broken Arrow H.S., OK
Outstanding Visual Performance - Carmel H.S., IN
Outstanding General Effect - Carmel H.S., IN

Al Castronovo Memorial Esprit de Corps Award - Mililani H.S., HI
Invitation to the 2019 Rose Parade® - Flower Mound H.S., TX

Prelims Results

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

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

Class AA
1st - Marian Catholic H.S., IL
2nd - North Hardin H.S., KY
3rd - Bassett H.S., VA

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 - Castle H.S., IN
2nd - Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN
3rd - Fort Mill H.S., SC

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

Class AAAA
1st - Carmel H.S., IN
2nd - Broken Arrow H.S., OK
3rd - Avon H.S., IN

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

Saturday, November 04, 2017

St. George, UT 2017 Results

Finals Results

89.250 - American Fork H.S., UT
86.650 - Clovis H.S., NM
86.075 - Foothill H.S., NV
84.050 - Davis H.S., UT
83.450 - Etiwanda H.S., CA
83.150 - Loveland H.S., CO
82.350 - La Cueva H.S., NM
81.500 - Westlake H.S., UT
81.400 - Clovis West H.S., CA
80.350 - Green Canyon H.S., UT

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 - Juan Diego Catholic H.S., UT

Outstanding Music Performance - Montezuma-Cortez H.S., CO
Outstanding Visual Performance - Juan Diego Catholic H.S., UT
Outstanding General Effect - Montezuma-Cortez H.S., CO

Class AA
1st - Loveland H.S., CO
2nd - Green Canyon H.S., UT
3rd - Covina H.S., CA

Outstanding Music Performance - Green Canyon H.S., UT
Outstanding Visual Performance - Loveland H.S., CO
Outstanding General Effect - Loveland H.S., CO

Class AAA
1st - Clovis H.S., NM
2nd - La Cueva H.S., NM
3rd - Clovis West H.S., CA

Outstanding Music Performance - Clovis H.S., NM
Outstanding Visual Performance - Clovis H.S., NM
Outstanding General Effect - La Cueva H.S., NM

Class AAAA
1st - American Fork H.S., UT
2nd - Foothill H.S., NV
3rd - Etiwanda H.S., CA

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

Saturday, November 04, 2017

San Antonio Super Regional 2017 Results

Finals Results

96.625 - Claudia Taylor Johnson H.S., TX
95.600 - Hebron H.S., TX
95.575 - Vandegrift H.S., TX
95.375 - Avon H.S., IN
94.875 - Ronald Reagan H.S., TX
94.550 - Flower Mound H.S., TX
93.475 - Marcus H.S., TX
92.275 - Cedar Park H.S., TX
91.975 - Keller H.S., TX
90.875 - Hendrickson H.S., TX
90.700 - The Woodlands H.S., TX
89.875 - Cedar Ridge H.S., TX
89.150 - James Bowie H.S., TX
89.025 - Leander H.S., TX

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

Prelims Results

Class A
1st - Weiss H.S., TX
2nd - The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, TX
3rd - Jourdanton H.S., TX

Outstanding Music Performance - The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, TX
Outstanding Visual Performance - Weiss H.S., TX
Outstanding General Effect - Weiss H.S., TX

Class AA
1st - Southwest H.S., TX
2nd - Hidalgo Early College H.S., TX
3rd - Tom Glenn H.S., TX

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

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

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

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

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

Finals Results

83.400 - West Salem H.S., OR
79.650 - Lynbrook H.S., CA
79.350 - Clovis West H.S., CA
78.750 - Central Valley H.S., WA
78.750 - Homestead H.S., CA
73.450 - Live Oak H.S., CA
72.000 - Saratoga H.S., CA
71.050 - Buchanan H.S., CA
70.100 - Rancho H.S., NV
69.550 - Amador Valley H.S., CA

Outstanding Music Performance - West Salem H.S., OR
Outstanding Visual Performance - Central Valley H.S., WA
Outstanding General Effect - West Salem H.S., OR

In the event of a tie for placement score with no penalties, the band with the higher General Effect score is awarded the higher placing.

Prelims Results

Class A
1st - The King's Academy, CA

Outstanding Music Performance - The King's Academy, CA
Outstanding Visual Performance - The King's Academy, CA
Outstanding General Effect - The King's Academy, CA

Class AA
1st - Saratoga H.S., CA
2nd - Live Oak H.S., CA

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

Class AAA
1st - West Salem H.S., OR
2nd - Clovis West H.S., CA
3rd - Central Valley H.S., WA

Outstanding Music Performance - West Salem H.S., OR
Outstanding Visual Performance - West Salem H.S., OR
Outstanding General Effect - West Salem H.S., OR

Class AAAA
1st - Homestead H.S., CA
2nd - Amador Valley H.S., CA
3rd - Buchanan H.S., CA

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

Finals Results

91.650 - Carmel H.S., IN
89.050 - Ayala H.S., CA
87.050 - Vista Murrieta H.S., CA
82.400 - San Marcos H.S., CA
80.750 - Upland H.S., CA
76.700 - Warren H.S., CA
76.700 - William S. Hart H.S., CA
76.150 - Murrieta Valley H.S., CA
75.750 - Arroyo H.S., CA
74.200 - Corona del Sol H.S., AZ

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

Prelims Results

Class AA
1st - Covina H.S., CA
2nd - La Puente H.S., CA

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

Class AAA
1st - Arroyo H.S., CA
2nd - Thousand Oaks H.S., CA
3rd - Carlsbad H.S., CA

Outstanding Music Performance - Arroyo H.S., CA
Outstanding Visual Performance - Thousand Oaks H.S., CA
Outstanding General Effect - Arroyo H.S., CA

Class AAAA
1st - Carmel H.S., IN
2nd - Ayala H.S., CA
3rd - Vista Murrieta H.S., CA

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

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Atlanta Super Regional 2017 Results

Finals Results

92.250 - Tarpon Springs H.S., FL
90.950 - Wando H.S., SC
89.200 - Haltom H.S., TX
88.600 - Cedar Ridge H.S., TX
87.050 - Park Vista H.S., FL
85.450 - Kennesaw Mountain H.S., GA
85.150 - Fort Mill H.S., SC
84.300 - James F Byrnes H.S., SC
83.700 - Green Hope H.S., NC
81.900 - Walton H.S., GA
81.700 - Coweta H.S., OK
81.300 - Mill Creek H.S., GA

Outstanding Music Performance - Tarpon Springs H.S., FL & Wando H.S., SC
Outstanding Visual Performance - Tarpon Springs H.S., FL
Outstanding General Effect - Tarpon Springs H.S., FL

Prelims Results

Class A
1st - Wesleyan School, GA
2nd - Oak Grove H.S., AL
3rd - Corner H.S., AL

Outstanding Music Performance - Wesleyan School, GA
Outstanding Visual Performance - Wesleyan School, GA
Outstanding General Effect - Wesleyan School, GA

Class AA
1st - Tarpon Springs H.S., FL
2nd - Coweta H.S., OK
3rd - Father Ryan H.S., TN

Outstanding Music Performance - Tarpon Springs H.S., FL
Outstanding Visual Performance - Tarpon Springs H.S., FL
Outstanding General Effect - Tarpon Springs H.S., FL

Class AAA
1st - Kennesaw Mountain H.S., GA
2nd - Fort Mill H.S., SC
3rd - Lafayette H.S., LA

Outstanding Music Performance - Fort Mill H.S., SC
Outstanding Visual Performance - Fort Mill H.S., SC
Outstanding General Effect - Kennesaw Mountain H.S., GA

Class AAAA
1st - Wando H.S., SC
2nd - Park Vista H.S., FL
3rd - Haltom H.S., TX

Outstanding Music Performance - Cedar Ridge H.S., TX
Outstanding Visual Performance - Wando H.S., SC
Outstanding General Effect - Wando H.S., SC

SamCantorWEBby Sam Cantor, Event Coordinator, Music for All
Event Manager of the 2017 Bands of America West Texas Regional Championship, presented by Yamaha

It was a brisk, windy morning in Midland under the “Friday night lights” that are West Texas football stadiums. These lights, though, were illuminating the turf in preparation for a different kind of competition. The staff and volunteers scuttled about the field making sure every last detail was perfect for what would be the first Bands of America Regional Championship to come to West Texas in 10 years.

By the time the first band took the field, the sun had risen, the temperature was climbing, and the wind was picking up. There was a palpable excitement in the air for what was to come that day in Midland.

This day, almost a year in the making, started out with a simple phone conversation I had with Jason Brents, the director of Midland Lee High School’s Mighty Rebel Band. “I was so excited that I thought it was a practical joke!” said Mr. Brents of the original conversation. Mr. Brents wasted no time in contacting is colleagues throughout Midland, Odessa, El Paso, and Lubbock. With each new band director committing to participate, the event got closer and closer to reality.

480pxBOA Midland ROB 4709

When Bands of America finally officially announced the Midland show in mid-December 2016 , we had 12 bands from the West Texas area committed. Word got around quickly to bands from around Texas heard about this new Bands of America show in Grande Communications Stadium, and they were quick to sign up. Bands from Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, New Mexico, and even Nebraska joined the fun!

In all, we saw 23 amazing bands take the field on Saturday, October 14, many of whom had never competed with Bands of America before, or at least not for several years.

The gratitude expressed by the participating directors and spectators to Music for All staff (for simply being in West Texas) was overwhelming and much appreciated. According to Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, who was greeting bands at the band entrance on Saturday, “Director after director entered the field with the words like ‘How do we ensure this show is here every year’ and ‘This is the best thing that has ever happened to our bands.’”

As much as this was a profound experience for the bands of West Texas and the surrounding region, seeing the reactions of the kids, was a positively life-changing experience for me as well. A heartfelt thank you goes out to all of the people I encountered through out my three days in Midland.

I cannot wait to get back to West Texas next year, and for many years to come!

BOA Midland.03

hr-line