Join us for a student group experience and save! Music for All invites you to bring a student group to experience the excitement of one of America's premier marching band event – the Bands of America Super Regional Championship at Indianapolis, presented by Yamaha. We offer deep discounts for non-participating-band student groups of 20 or more.
We'll include free tickets for directors:
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Join us for a student group experience and save! Music for All invites you to bring a student group to experience the excitement of America's premier marching band event – the Bands of America Grand National Championships, presented by Yamaha. We offer deep discounts for non-participating-band student groups of 20 or more.
We'll include free tickets for directors:
Drum Corps International has delayed the start time of the DCI Central Indiana show in Muncie, Indiana today, Friday, June 29, to 8 p.m. due to a Heat Advisory.
For more information on the show, visit https://www.dci.org/events/dci-central-indiana
2018 was a year of firsts for the Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha. The highly-anticipated premiere of the National Choir Festival took place with 12 choral ensembles performing at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, a breathtaking performance by the Aeolians of Oakwood University, and the Music for All National Choir Concert featuring all choral students of the National Choir Festival.
The National Choir Festival performing choirs included:
Conner H.S. Chamber Choir – Hebron, KY; John DeFerraro, director
Dobyns-Bennett H.S. Varsity Choir – Kingsport, TN; Jenny Rogers, director
Herricks H.S. Chamber Choir – New Hyde Park, NY; Louise O'Hanlon, director
Kings H.S. Chamber Choir – Kings Mills, OH; Hope Milthaler, director
Lafayette H.S. Madrigal Singers – Lexington, KY; Ryan Marsh, director
Liberty H.S. Chamber Singers – Colorado Springs, CO; A. J. Wulf, director
Little Miami H.S. Select Women's Chorale – Morrow, OH; Sarah J. Baker, director
Logan H.S. Chamber Singers – Logan, OH; John McClain, director
McMeans Junior H.S. Varsity Choir – Katy, TX; Steve Kalke, director
Miami Union Academy Concert Choir – North Miami, FL; Jeremy Sovoy Jordan, director
Oakwood Adventist Academy Choir – Huntsville, AL; Justin Jordan , director
Takoma Academy Chorale – Takoma Park, MD; Lulu Mwangi Mupfumbu, director
Many people were moved to tears by these talented musicians. The church was the perfect venue to display the variety of voices. Later on in the evening, the Aeolians of Oakwood University performed a beautiful 90-minute performance, under the direction of Jason Max Ferdinand. Their repertoire included: Lift Every Voice, If I Can Help, How Great Thou Art, Jubilate Deo, Keramos, Psalm 67, Joshua, Ezekiel, True Religion, Take it to the Lord in Prayer by Nolan Williams, Holy City, and Someday.
To close out the National Choir Festival, the Music for All National Choir Concert took place at Hilbert Circle Theatre on Saturday afternoon. The concert was bookended by the national Treble Choir and Music for All National Choir, featuring 500 voices from 12 high schools from New York, Maryland, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and Colorado, as well as one Junior High School Choir from Texas, and two youth choirs from Indianapolis Children’s Choir: Bel Canto and Bella Voce. This impressive concert was under the direction of Music for All Choral Artistic Director, Henry Leck, founder and conductor laureate of the Indianapolis Children’s Choir and Guest Conductor, Dr. Rollo Dilworth, Professor of Choral Music Education at Temple University.
The choir performed new choral works written specifically for the Premiere National Choir Festival. The concert began with conductor Richard Saucedo’s Music for All 2018 National Fanfare, followed by Saucedo’s arrangement of the Star Spangled Banner, newly-arranged for choir and orchestra for the Music for All Premiere National Choir Festival. The National Treble Choir performed Great Camp Meeting, and I Sing Because I’m Happy composed by Rollo Dilworth, and two original compositions by Jim Papoulis. Next, a special guest choir NOTUS, from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, performed three contemporary musical selections under the direction of Dr. Dominick DiOrio. NOTUS is committed to championing living composers through the commissioning, programming, and recording of new works. The National Festival Mixed Choir then performed Freedom’s Plow by Rollo Dilworth, Jubilate Deo, (Movements 6 and 7) by Dan Forrest. The concert came to a spectacular close with Henry Leck’s We Believe in Music – written in honor of the premiere National Choir Festival. The choir was accompanied by members of the Ball State University Symphony Orchestra, directed by Douglas Droste. NOTUS of Indiana University and The Aeolians of Oakwood University also joined in the finale of the concert, filling Hilbert Circle Theatre with more than 500 voices raised in joyful song.
Alicia Piper of Cypress Ranch High School in Cypress, Texas was awarded The Revelli Scholarship on Saturday, March 17 during the Gala Awards Banquet at the Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha, in Indianapolis.
The Revelli Scholarship is a $1,000 award given annually to a senior who will be attending college as a music major and who is participating in the Music for All National Festival. The scholarship honors the legacy and memory of Dr. William D. Revelli and his vision for music education.
In addition to being a 6A Texas All-State Band member for two years, Alicia has performed with her Region Band Wind Ensemble for four years and her Region Orchestra for three years. As a drum major in the marching band and a first chair in wind ensemble, Alicia decided she wants to become a music educator and can’t wait to stand in front of her own ensemble one day.
Congratulations to the 2018 Revelli Scholarship recipient, Alicia Piper.
The four newest members of Music for All's Bands of America Hall of Fame were inducted Saturday night, March 17, at the Gala Awards Banquet of the Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha, in Indianapolis, IN.
Kevin Ford, Randy Greenwell, Matt James, and Dean Westman were inducted during a ceremony at the 2,800+ guest Festival Banquet in the JW Marriott Grand Ballroom.
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.
Music 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.
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:
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!