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Check out the awards photos from the 2018 Bands of America St. George 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 St. Louis Super 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 Northern California 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 Mid-Atlantic 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 Indianapolis Super 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

camdelawareSince her arrival as Director of Operations in 1989, Camilla Stasa has been a face of Bands of America at its events and music educator conventions where she represents the organization.

On Saturday, October 20, Camilla will become a Voice of Bands of America, when she becomes the first female announcer for a Bands of America Championship, announcing the BOA Regional at the University of Delaware in Newark.

While this is her Bands of America announcing debut, this is not Camilla’s first announcing gig. She has been the Master of Ceremonies at the Chicagoland Invitational Concert Band Festival since 2003. For over 20 years, she has announced the Lake Park Lancer Joust, a high school marching band competition held annually on the campus of Lake Park High School in Roselle, IL. In fall of 2016, Cam had the privilege to announce the 51st Annual State of Illinois Invitational High School Marching Band Championship at Illinois State University.

A graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Camilla taught in secondary schools prior to joining Bands of America. She is currently Director of Participant Relations for Music for All. She previously served as Associate Director of Admissions at VanderCook College of Music in Chicago before returning to Music for All and rejoining the staff in its Indianapolis headquarters. In March 2014, Camilla was inducted into the Bands of America Hall of Fame.

All of her colleagues at Music for All wish Camilla the very best as she makes Bands of America history in Delaware – Go for it!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Live Blog: Indianapolis Super Regional

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“I think every single student would say they can hear and feel a difference with the VAE Rehearsal System,” says Philip Brown, Choral Director at Bloomington Jefferson High School (BJHS) in Bloomington, Minn. “It’s adding to their skill set and enhancing their music education.”

Wenger’s Virtual Acoustic Environment (VAE) technology enhances and accelerates music learning by creating realistic acoustic simulations of a variety of performance spaces, including recital hall, auditorium, arena or cathedral. Wenger acoustical engineers also simulated the BJHS’ auditorium’s acoustics with a custom setting.

Brown considers this custom setting very convenient because it’s difficult to hold many rehearsals in the auditorium. He says high school auditoriums are more heavily scheduled these days, including with rental events.

The beauty of this VAE Rehearsal system is threefold. First, its simplicity makes the system very easy to use. The environment can be changed at the touch of a button. Second, the system’s different acoustic environments offer flexibility and because they are preset, users don’t have to worry about them.

Finally, the digital record and playback capability works with any of the nine acoustical settings – for immediate listening in rehearsal, to save for future use or to create an audition recording.

Brown agrees. “The VAE Rehearsal’s record-playback function is awesome,” he notes. “We can hear problems, make adjustments and listen for improvements.”

Wenger will offer live demonstrations of its Virtual Acoustics technology at Midwest Clinic in Chicago December 19-21. To learn about these demonstrations and other Virtual Acoustics installations, click here.

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

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