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Friday, September 28, 2018

LIVE BLOG: Austin Regional

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Check out the awards photos from the 2018 Bands of America West Texas 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:

Check out the awards photos from the 2018 Bands of America South Texas 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:

Check out the awards photos from the 2018 Bands of America Oxford 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:

Music for All is honored to have Dr. André J. Thomas as Guest Conductor and Stacey V. Gibbs as Composer-in-Residence for the 2019 National Choir Festival!

André J. Thomas, conductor, composer, professor and author, is the Owen F. Sellers Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Choral Music Education at Florida State University. He currently serves as president-elect for the American Choral Directors Association. Artist Director, Henry Leck, stated “It is with excitement and pleasure that I look forward to welcoming and co-conducting with the incredible Dr. Andre Thomas at the Music for All National Choir Festival 2019 in Indianapolis.  Dr. Thomas has been a friend for over 30 years … an icon … and a mentor to all of us in the choral profession. We are so honored to include him in this festival.”

Stacey V. Gibbs is a prolific and highly sought-after composer-arranger. Best known for arrangements of spirituals, he is highly acclaimed for his ability to infuse new energy into familiar works without sacrificing their authenticity or power. Lori Lobsiger, Choral Program Coordinator said, “Watching Gibbs interact with singers in 2018, the energy and encouragement he showered upon the young singers underscored his commitment to the support and development of young people through music.”  In preparing for the 2019 National Choir Festival, Gibbs announced, “I am elated to serve as composer-in-residence for the 2019 National Choir Festival, March, 2019.  We will present a commissioned composition titled ‘Music Helps Me Make It Through the Day’ for chorus, solo and orchestra.  Please mark your calendars and join us!”

Thursday, September 20, 2018

LIVE BLOG: West Texas Regional

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

New Music for All affiliate marching event

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Music for All is proud to announce our newest affiliate event – and the first Music for All affiliate marching event – the Power Band Classic Invitational Contest, a Music for All Affiliate Marching Band Regional Event in Percy, Arkansas, Saturday, October 13, at Lake Hamilton High School.

This new partnership with the Power Band Classic marks the first “Music for All” affiliate marching band contest. The partnership will enable both organizations to enrich the musical experience of students through the marching arts. Music for All President and CEO Eric Martin will be at the affiliate event, greeting participating bands “at the gate.”

For information about the Power Band Classic Invitational Content, an Affiliate Marching Band Regional of Music for All, please visit:

For more information about about Music for All schedule of Affiliate Regional Music Festivals, please visit us here.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

5 New Things You’ll Love in Indy This Fall

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Whether you venture to Indy for Super Regionals or Grand Nationals, here are five new things in store for you and your families in the Circle City.

Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
A brand new 7.5 acre expansion of the world’s largest children’s museum takes advantage of Indy’s rich sports heritage. Partnerships with the NBA Pacers, NFL Colts, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Pete and Alice Dye create 12 interactive experiences for kids and adults of all ages and abilities.

Long-Tailed Macaques at The Indianapolis Zoo
Watch these swimming monkeys confidently dive, jump, and splash in their water habitat, at the zoo’s latest permanent exhibit.

The Reel West at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
All fans of Westerns will enjoy a look at Hollywood’s costumes, props, paintings, movie posters, and imagery from early silent Westerns through today.

Indianapolis Colts – The Exhibit at the Indiana Historical Society
Take a look back at how this NFL team has captured the hearts and loyalty of Central Indiana fans since 1984. The exhibit explores football’s role in American culture through hands-on activities, player interviews, and original artifacts.

Craft Breweries are Now Kid Friendly
The city’s most established craft brewery now welcomes the under 21 crowd for food and fun. Sun King Brewery partnered with Goose the Market to open Oca restaurant in their downtown tasting room. St. Joseph’s, Triton, Scotty’s, Books and Brews, Broad Ripple Brewpub, and Brugge are also notable kid-friendly spots.

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If your students love music, encourage them to discover the world-class education available at Ball State University.

Recognized for its national leadership and innovative programming at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, Ball State’s School of Music prepares students for a wide range of careers. Students are challenged academically as well as musically, mentored by faculty while they develop their skills, deepen their artistry, and experience all the School of Music has to offer.

Students also can perform with award-winning ensembles, develop recording engineering and songwriting skills, compose music for a variety of performers and media, or prepare to teach in today's music classrooms.

More than a dozen performance groups are open to Ball State students, including the 65-member Ball State Symphony Orchestra, the “Pride of Mid-America” Marching Band, and Ball State Basketball Band. Students can audition for a spot with the Ball State University Singers, or join the Statesmen or Women’s Chorus, open to any singer, no audition required.

The School of Music offers five majors and eight minors for undergraduates; two master’s degrees; a doctor of arts; an artist diploma; and an undergraduate certificate, graduate certificate, and doctoral secondary area of study in entrepreneurial music.

Take a virtual tour of the campus at Learn more by visiting or calling 765-285-5400.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

2018 Northern California Stadium Confirmed

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We are excited to confirm that the Bands of America Northern California Regional Championship will take place at Diablo Valley College!

For more information on tickets and how to live stream the event, please visit the Regional page.