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Erin Fortune
Erin Fortune is the Director of Sponsorships at Music for All and has been working with Music for All since 2010, first in the Participant Relations department, followed by the marketing department as Marketing Manager, and is now in advancement. 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 15, 2016

Winston-Salem, NC 2016 Results

Finals Results

84.40 - DOBYNS-BENNETT HS, TN
81.40 - JAMES F BYRNES HS, SC
79.90 - PANTHER CREEK HS, NC
79.75 - FORT MILL HS, SC
77.70 - NATION FORD HS, SC
76.30 - BASSETT HS, VA
74.75 - CARY SENIOR HS, NC
74.35 - CAPE FEAR HS, NC
72.80 - BOILING SPRINGS HS, SC
72.65 - RIVER BLUFF HS, SC

Outstanding Music Performance - DOBYNS-BENNETT HS, TN
Outstanding Visual Performance - DOBYNS-BENNETT HS, TN
Outstanding General Effect - DOBYNS-BENNETT HS, TN

Prelims Results

Class A
1st - Licking Valley H.S., OH

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

Class AA
1st - Bassett H.S., VA
2nd - Cape Fear H.S., NC
3rd - Cleveland H.S., TN

Outstanding Music Performance - Bassett H.S., VA
Outstanding Visual Performance - Cape Fear H.S., NC
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 - Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN
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 - Panther Creek H.S., NC
3rd - Cary Senior H.S., NC

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

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Newark, DE 2016 Results

Finals Results

83.65 - Trumbull H.S., CT
81.85 - Kiski Area H.S., PA
81.40 - James Madison H.S., VA
80.85 - Cleveland H.S., NC
79.70 - Lambert H.S., GA
78.25 - Bridgewater-Raritan H.S., NJ
74.55 - Brick Memorial H.S., NJ
74.10 - Spring-Ford Area H.S., PA
73.95 - Rock Ridge H.S., VA
73.75 - Chantilly H.S., VA

Outstanding Music Performance - James Madison H.S., VA
Outstanding Visual Performance - TIE: Trumbull H.S., CT and Cleveland H.S., NC
Outstanding General Effect - Trumbull H.S., CT

Prelims Results

Class A
1st - Plainfield H.S., CT

Outstanding Music Performance - Plainfield H.S., CT
Outstanding Visual Performance - Plainfield H.S., CT
Outstanding General Effect - Plainfield H.S., CT

Class AA
1st - Kiski Area H.S., PA
2nd - Brick Memorial H.S., NJ
3rd - Rock Ridge H.S., VA

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

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

Outstanding Music Performance - James Madison H.S., VA
Outstanding Visual Performance - Trumbull H.S., CT
Outstanding General Effect - Trumbull H.S., CT

Class AAAA
1st - Lambert H.S., GA
2nd - Bridgewater-Raritan Regional H.S., NJ
3rd - Spring-Ford Area H.S., PA

Outstanding Music Performance - Lambert H.S., GA
Outstanding Visual Performance - Lambert H.S., GA
Outstanding General Effect - Bridgewater-Raritan Regional H.S., NJ

Check out the awards photos from the 2016 Bands of America Regional Championship at Plano, TX

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Saturday, October 08, 2016

Plano, TX 2016 Results

Finals Results

88.05 - Flower Mound H.S., TX
84.20 - Marcus H.S., TX
84.15 - Hebron H.S., TX
82.50 - L.D. Bell H.S., TX
82.45 - James Bowie H.S., TX
81.35 - Keller H.S., TX
80.80 - James Martin H.S., TX
79.65 - Winston Churchill H.S., TX
76.35 - Keller Central H.S., TX
75.75 - Waxahachie H.S., TX

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

Prelims Results

Class A
1st - Whitesboro H.S., TX

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

Class AA
1st - Southwest H.S., TX
2nd - Lake Hamilton H.S., AR
3rd - Lubbock-Cooper 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 - Waxahachie H.S., TX
2nd - Wakeland H.S., TX
3rd - Liberty H.S., TX

Outstanding Music Performance - Waxahachie H.S., TX
Outstanding Visual Performance - Liberty H.S., TX
Outstanding General Effect - Wakeland H.S., TX

Class AAAA
1st - Flower Mound H.S., TX
2nd - Marcus H.S., TX
3rd - Hebron H.S., TX

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

Check out the awards photos from the 2016 Bands of America Regional Championship at McAllen, TX

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Check out the awards photos from the 2016 Bands of America Regional Championship at Powder Springs, GA

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Pinnacle Logo Winner 2016

Music for All was recognized with 12 Awards at the International Festivals and Events Association convention, on September 27. Each year, the International Festivals & Events Association recognizes outstanding accomplishments, and top quality creative, promotional, operational, and community outreach programs; and materials produced by festivals and events around the world.

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This prestigious awards competition strives for the highest degree of excellence in festival and event promotions and operations, and in doing so, has raised the standards and quality of the festivals and events industry to new levels.

Music for All 2016 IFEA Pinnacle Awards

View the list of all of Music for All's 2016 winning award entries, and click on the photos to view the entries.

Gold – Best Event/Organization E-Newsletter
Daily Buzz, Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha

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Gold – Best Event/Organization Newsletter
Music for All Newsletter

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Gold – Best Street Banner
Bands of America Grand National Championships, presented by Yamaha

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Gold – Best Educational Program
Orchestra Division, Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha

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Silver – Best Event/Organization E-Newsletter
Music for All E-Newsletter

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Silver – Best Festival/Event Mobile Application
Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha

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Silver – Best Promotional Brochure
Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha

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Silver – Best Event Promotional Photograph
Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha

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Photo by Jolesch Enterprises

Silver – Best New Promotion Activity
Quick Tips Campaign, Music for All Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha

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Silver – Best Event (Within an Existing Festival)
Middle School Concert Band Camp at the Music for All Summer Symposium, presented by Yamaha

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Bronze – Best Event Promotional Photograph
Bands of America Grand National Championships, presented by Yamaha

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Photo by Jolesch Enterprises

Bronze – Best Sponsor Partner
Yamaha Corporation of America

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Sponsored by industry leader Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, the professional competition draws entries from among the world’s top festivals and events. Winning entries came from organizations as diverse as the Saint Louis Art Fair, St. Louis, MO; the Fiesta Bowl, Scottsdale, AZ; the International Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington, DC; the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Pasadena, CA; the Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA; Memphis in May International Festival, Memphis, TN and Celebrations Ottawa in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

International contenders included such diverse event organizations as Destination NSW in Sydney, Australia; Ludwig Van Beethoven Easter Festival in Krakow, Poland; Cuckoo Events, Dublin, Ireland; Rotterdam Festivals, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Festival Lent, Maribor, Slovenia and the Boryeong Mud Festival in Boryeong, South Korea.

Awards were handed out in 68 different categories in total including Best TV Promotion; Social Media Site; Commemorative Poster; Overall Sponsorship Program; Green Program; Educational Program, Children’s Programming; Media Relations Campaign; Overall Merchandising Program, and many more.

“We would like to congratulate all of our Pinnacle winners for their outstanding entries into this year’s competition,” said IFEA President & CEO, Steven Wood Schmader, CFEE.

“The IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Competition recognizes the outstanding accomplishments and top quality creative, promotional, operational and community outreach programs and materials produced by festivals and events around the world. Striving for the highest degree of excellence in festival and event promotions and operations in every budget level and every corner of the globe, this competition has not only raised the standards and quality of the festivals and events industry to new levels, but also shows how event producers can use innovation and creativity to achieve a higher level of success.”

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Jacksonville, AL 2016 Results

Finals Results

73.30 - Nation Ford H.S. , SC
70.20 - Kennesaw Mountain H.S. , GA
70.00 - East Coweta H.S. , GA
69.30 - River Ridge H.S. , GA
67.65 - Powdersville H.S. , SC
67.00 - Kell H.S. , GA
65.30 - Cleveland H.S. , TN
63.75 - Brentwood H.S. , TN
63.25 - Saint James School , AL
63.00 - Hoover H.S. , AL

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

Prelims Results

Class A
1st - Saint James School , AL
2nd - Oak Grove H.S. , AL
3rd - Purvis H.S. , MS

Outstanding Music Performance - Saint James School , AL
Outstanding Visual Performance - Saint James School , AL
Outstanding General Effect - Saint James School , AL

Class AA
1st - River Ridge H.S. , GA
2nd - Powdersville H.S. , SC
3rd - Kell H.S. , GA

Outstanding Music Performance - River Ridge H.S. , GA
Outstanding Visual Performance - River Ridge H.S. , GA & Kell H.S. , GA
Outstanding General Effect - River Ridge H.S. , GA

Class AAA
1st - Nation Ford H.S. , SC
2nd - Kennesaw Mountain H.S. , GA
3rd - Brentwood H.S. , TN

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

Class AAAA
1st - East Coweta H.S. , GA
2nd - Hoover H.S. , AL

Outstanding Music Performance - East Coweta H.S. , GA
Outstanding Visual Performance - East Coweta H.S. , GA
Outstanding General Effect - Hoover H.S. , AL

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