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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.

Posted Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 6:45 p.m. local time – Due to incoming severe weather, Music for All has canceled Finals for the Bands of America Regional at Dayton, OH.

The decision was made with input from the participating directors, after discussing options, for the safety and well-being of our participants and spectators.

We would like to remind you that Music for All's official policy for Bands of America events is that tickets are non-refundable. If extraordinary circumstances cause the cancellation of an event, Music for All may offer full or partial refunds as appropriate at a later time. Please keep your ticket stub and visit musicforall.org next week for further information on possible refunds. Refunds are not available on site.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Newark, DE 2017 Results

Finals Results

80.40 - Norwin H.S., PA
79.65 - Green Hope H.S., NC
77.05 - Trumbull H.S., CT
76.60 - James Madison H.S., VA
71.45 - West Genesee H.S., NY
69.30 - Allatoona H.S., GA
69.20 - Thomas Jefferson H.S., VA
69.00 - Spring-Ford H.S., PA
68.85 - Mechanicsburg Area Senior H.S., PA
67.05 - Old Bridge H.S., NJ

Outstanding Music Performance - (tie) Green Hope H.S., NC & Norwin H.S., PA
Outstanding Visual Performance - Green Hope H.S., NC
Outstanding General Effect - Norwin H.S., PA

Prelims Results

Class A
1st - Pendleton H.S., SC
2nd - Plainfield H.S., CT

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

Class AA
1st - Mechanicsburg Area Senior H.S., PA
2nd - Allatoona H.S., GA
3rd - Scotch Plains Fanwood H.S., NJ

Outstanding Music Performance - Allatoona H.S., GA
Outstanding Visual Performance - Mechanicsburg Area Senior H.S., PA
Outstanding General Effect - Mechanicsburg Area Senior H.S., PA

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

Outstanding Music Performance - Trumbull H.S., CT
Outstanding Visual Performance - Trumbull H.S., CT
Outstanding General Effect - Norwin H.S., PA

Class AAAA
1st - Green Hope H.S., NC
2nd - Spring-Ford H.S., PA
3rd - Old Bridge H.S., NJ

Outstanding Music Performance - Green Hope H.S., NC
Outstanding Visual Performance - Green Hope H.S., NC
Outstanding General Effect - Green Hope H.S., NC

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Dayton, OH 2017 Results

Finalist Results

Finalist placings and awards for this show are based on Prelims scores, as Finals was canceled due to inclement weather.

86.100 - Carmel H.S., IN
85.950 - Avon H.S., IN
78.150 - Lakota East H.S., OH
76.300 - Bourbon County H.S., KY
76.275 - Henry Clay H.S., KY
76.150 - Kettering Fairmont H.S., OH
75.100 - Kiski Area H.S., PA
74.800 - Goshen H.S., IN
73.750 - Penn H.S., IN
72.950 - Dublin Coffman H.S., OH

Outstanding Music Performance - Avon H.S., IN
Outstanding Visual Performance - Carmel H.S., IN
Outstanding General Effect - (tie) Avon H.S., IN & Carmel H.S., IN

 

Prelims Results

Class A
1st - Bellbrook H.S., OH
2nd - Beechwood H.S., KY
3rd - Williamstown H.S., KY

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

Class AA
1st - Bourbon County H.S., KY
2nd - Kiski Area H.S., PA
3rd - Walter E. Stebbins H.S., OH

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

Class AAA
1st - Henry Clay H.S., KY
2nd - Kettering Fairmont H.S., OH
3rd - Goshen H.S., IN

Outstanding Music Performance - Henry Clay H.S., KY
Outstanding Visual Performance - Kettering Fairmont H.S., OH & Goshen H.S., IN
Outstanding General Effect - Kettering Fairmont H.S., OH

Class AAAA
1st - Carmel H.S., IN
2nd - Avon H.S., IN
3rd - Lakota East H.S., OH

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

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Conroe, TX 2017 Results

Finals Results

88.075 - Vandegrift H.S., TX
87.650 - Ronald Reagan H.S., TX
85.650 - Leander H.S., TX
84.700 - James Bowie H.S., TX
84.675 - The Woodlands H.S., TX
83.300 - Hendrickson H.S., TX
81.800 - Round Rock H.S., TX
80.850 - Cy-Fair H.S., TX
78.550 - Winston Churchill H.S., TX
78.300 - Clear Brook H.S., TX

Outstanding Music Performance - Vandegrift H.S., TX
Outstanding Visual Performance - Ronald Reagan H.S., TX
Outstanding General Effect - Vandegrift H.S., TX

Prelims Results

Class A
1st - Weiss H.S., TX
2nd - Bridgeland H.S., TX

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

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

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

Class AAAA
1st - Vandegrift H.S., TX
2nd - Ronald Reagan H.S., TX
3rd - James Bowie H.S., TX

Outstanding Music Performance - Vandegrift H.S., TX
Outstanding Visual Performance - Vandegrift H.S., TX
Outstanding General Effect - Ronald Reagan H.S., TX

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Jacksonville, AL 2017 Results

Finalist Results

Finalist placings for this show are based on Prelims scores, as Finals was cancelled due to inclement weather.

77.65 - Nation Ford H.S., SC
75.60 - Harrison H.S., GA
72.05 - Lambert H.S., GA
71.80 - Jupiter H.S., FL
70.95 - East Coweta H.S., GA
68.10 - Hoover H.S., AL
67.40 - Hillgrove H.S., GA
66.15 - Blythewood H.S., SC
64.80 - Lassiter H.S., GA
64.35 - River Bluff H.S., SC

Prelims Results

Class A
1st - Booneville H.S., MS
2nd - Oak Grove H.S., AL

Outstanding Music Performance - Oak Grove H.S., AL
Outstanding Visual Performance - Booneville H.S., MS
Outstanding General Effect - Booneville H.S., MS

Class AA
1st - Pelham H.S., AL
2nd - Fred J. Page H.S., TN
3rd - Seymour H.S., TN

Outstanding Music Performance - Pelham H.S., AL
Outstanding Visual Performance - Fred J. Page H.S., TN
Outstanding General Effect - Pelham H.S., AL

Class AAA
1st - Nation Ford H.S., SC
2nd - Harrison H.S., GA
3rd - Blythewood H.S., SC

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

Class AAAA
1st - Lambert H.S., GA
2nd - Jupiter H.S., FL
3rd - East Coweta H.S., GA

Outstanding Music Performance - Lambert H.S., GA & Jupiter H.S., FL
Outstanding Visual Performance - Jupiter H.S., FL
Outstanding General Effect - Lambert H.S., GA

MFA Headers

Please join us in congratulating Erin Fortune on her promotion to Director of Sponsorships!

Erin joined Music for All in 2010 as Participant Relations Coordinator. She takes on the position of Director of Sponsorships after working in Music for All’s marketing department since 2012, most recently as Marketing Manager. Erin helped create and manage Music for All’s award-winning social media presence for Music for All. Her work and leadership led to stronger content and increased traffic to Music for All’s website, new media opportunities that showcase the organization’s positively life-changing programs and events, and creation and deployment of effective e-marketing initiatives and campaigns that annually receive award recognition from the International Festivals and Events Association.

The Director of Sponsorships is a key management level position within Music for All’s Advancement Department. The Advancement Department at Music for All combines and unifies the organization’s efforts to engage and build community with alumni of Music for all programs to secure, facilitate, and manage corporate, governmental, and organizational partnerships. The Director of Sponsorships is responsible for garnering individual, corporate, and institutional philanthropic support that contributes to Music for All’s mission and the success of its operations strategic vision.

“We’re excited to promote Erin and to have her take on this new important role at Music for All,” said Eric Martin, Music for All’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Erin is a mission and vision driven professional who offers and provides great value to our organization, the cause of scholastic music education, and the students, teachers, and communities we serve. I look forward to working with her as she continues to make a difference for students and the bright future they will ensure for America.”

Erin is a graduate of the Music Industry Management program at Michigan’s Ferris State University. Her past experience also includes professional music industry internships at the Percussive Arts Society (Indianapolis) and the Yamaha Corporation of America, Band and Orchestral Division (Buena Park, California).

Congratulations to Erin on this much-deserved promotion! We are thrilled that she will continue to help support Music for All's mission to create, provide, and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all!

 

Read the full press release here.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

McAllen, TX 2017 Results

Finals Results

81.15 - Dripping Springs H.S., TX
78.70 - Roma H.S., TX
77.25 - Pioneer H.S., TX
75.85 - Homer Hanna H.S., TX
75.50 - Edinburg North H.S., TX
73.65 - Juarez-Lincoln H.S., TX
73.00 - John B. Alexander H.S., TX
70.85 - Del Rio H.S., TX
68.65 - Sharyland H.S., TX
68.45 - Edinburg H.S., TX

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

Prelims Results

Class A
1st - Santa Rosa H.S., TX

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

Class AA
1st - Roma H.S., TX
2nd - Pioneer H.S., TX
3rd - Sharyland H.S., TX

Outstanding Music Performance - Pioneer H.S., TX & Roma H.S., TX
Outstanding Visual Performance - Roma H.S., TX
Outstanding General Effect - Roma H.S., TX

Class AAA
1st - Dripping Springs H.S., TX
2nd - Juarez-Lincoln H.S., TX
3rd - Edinburg H.S., TX

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

Class AAAA
1st - Homer Hanna H.S., TX
2nd - Edinburg North H.S., TX
3rd - John B. Alexander H.S., TX

Outstanding Music Performance - Homer Hanna H.S., TX
Outstanding Visual Performance - Edinburg North H.S., TX
Outstanding General Effect - Edinburg North H.S., TX

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Southlake, TX 2017 Results

Finals Results

86.95 - Hebron H.S., TX
86.45 - Flower Mound H.S., TX
84.85 - Marcus H.S., TX
84.05 - L.D. Bell H.S., TX
83.40 - Keller H.S., TX
80.05 - Vista Ridge H.S., TX
80.00 - Keller Central H.S., TX
79.65 - Waxahachie H.S., TX
79.25 - Wakeland H.S., TX
77.10 - Timber Creek H.S., TX
76.00 - Coppell H.S., TX

Outstanding Music Performance - Hebron H.S., TX
Outstanding Visual Performance - Hebron H.S., TX
Outstanding General Effect - (tie) Hebron H.S., TX & Flower Mound H.S., TX

Prelims Results

Class AA
1st - Southwest 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 - Pflugerville H.S., TX

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

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

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Austin, TX 2017 Results

Finals Results

85.05 - Claudia Taylor Johnson H.S., TX
82.25 - Vandegrift H.S., TX
81.95 - Round Rock H.S., TX
81.90 - Leander H.S., TX
80.30 - Cedar Park H.S., TX
78.40 - Cedar Ridge H.S., TX
77.45 - Hendrickson H.S., TX
75.65 - Winston Churchill H.S., TX
75.00 - James Bowie H.S., TX
73.65 - Vista Ridge H.S., TX

Outstanding Music Performance - (tie) Vandegrift H.S., TX & Claudia Taylor Johnson H.S., TX
Outstanding Visual Performance - Claudia Taylor Johnson H.S., TX
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

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

Class AA
1st - Pioneer H.S., TX
2nd - Burnet H.S., TX
3rd - East View H.S., TX

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

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

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

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

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

Cut Time

J.W. Pepper & Son Inc., the largest sheet music retailer in the world, has partnered with Music for All for J.W. Pepper’s new online tool, Cut Time®, to be a presenting sponsor for Music for All’s Bands of America Grand National Championships, presented by Yamaha Semi-Finals competition on November 11. J.W. Pepper & Son Inc., the largest sheet music retailer in the world, has partnered with Music for All for J.W. Pepper’s new online tool, Cut Time®, to be a presenting sponsor for Music for All’s Bands of America Grand National Championships, presented by Yamaha Semi-Finals competition on November 11. 

With 140 years of service to music and music education, J.W. Pepper has launched Cut Time®, an online group management tool for music directors and parent booster groups. Cut Time® will help directors manage their music programs and minimize the time spent on administrative tasks. To add to its convenience, Cut Time® is fully mobile, with all the features of the desktop version available on the go with no app required. Core features of Cut Time® include a robust system to manage students, parents, staff, and volunteers; free and easy communication through text and email; event and calendar management; financial tracking; inventory tools; and much more.  

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“As an organization that is dedicated to music advocacy, Music for All is thrilled to have J.W. Pepper’s support and partnership supporting the Bands of America Grand National Championship Semi-Finals and its new Cut Time® product,” says Eric L. Martin, President and CEO of Music for All. “In a world where technology is integral to everyday life, we are excited to see Cut Time® integrate into music education, and anticipate its positive impact benefitting our students, directors, and music education generally.”

Bands of America Grand National Championships, presented by Yamaha, is America’s most prestigious marching band event and the culmination of the 21-event Bands of America season. It’s an educational performance opportunity open to all high school bands. With 100 marching bands in attendance, Grand Nationals is a three-day event that takes place in Lucas Oil Stadium, November 9-11 2017, including Preliminary, Semi-Finals, and Finals competition. The Semi-Finals portion of Grand Nationals will feature 30+ bands who advanced from the two days of preliminary competition. With over 1.5 million music students impacted by Music for All’s programs, Bands of America Championships are a celebration of music education at its finest, showcasing excellence, teamwork, and leadership.

According to Kathy Fernandes, Chief Marketing Officer of J.W. Pepper, “we recognize Bands of America Grand Nationals as a premiere event for high school band programs and are thrilled to introduce our Cut Time® platform to participants through sponsorship of the Semi-Final Championships.”

Learn more about the Cut Time® platform here.

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