I enjoyed this remembrance of William P. Foster by Daniel Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind. Dr. Foster, famed director of the crowd-rousing Florida A&M Marching 100died Saturday in Tallahassee, Fla. He was 91.

Posted by Debbie Laferty Asbill

Music for All is offering new, lower ticket prices at Bands of America Regional Championships and we’ve held prices steady at the Super Regionals. We know that as the economy continues on the road to recovery, families are still looking to keep costs down. Even though the costs to Music for All for the BOA Championships go up, we’re committed to not passing those increased costs to ticket buyers in 2010.

Congratulations to the ensembles that have been invited to perform at the 2011 Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha, March 17-19 in Indianapolis. Ensembles were invited following a recorded audition process, evaluated by a panel of music educators.

Deadline for nominations: September 24

The Patrick John Hughes Parent/Booster Award annually recognizes the extraordinary commitment, dedication, support and sacrifice of music parents and boosters around the world by shining a spotlight on an individual who exemplifies these qualities. The award is named in honor of Patrick John Hughes, the father of Patrick Henry Hughes, a remarkable young man who, despite physical challenges that would seem overwhelming to many, has excelled as a musician and student, thanks to the support of his family, and especially the tireless help of his father. Winners will be notified by October 15 and the award presented during the Bands of America Grand National Championships in November.

 Download the nomination form and procedures

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