In recognition of our 40th Anniversary in 2015, Music for All celebrated our past, present, and future. Here are 40 highlights from our 40th Anniversary year:
...and more to come...!
Music for All will continue to add highlights to this "40 for 40" list throughout the rest of 2015. Tell us your highlights and most memorable moments from the past 40 years of Music for All, Bands of America, and Orchestra America events.
We have three Facebook communities associated with Music for All.
Our Facebook communities are full of Music for All, Bands of America and Orchestra America supporters who are interested in music, music education and of course Music for All programs.
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Music for All (MFA) and Bongo Boy Music School host monthly community drum circles for downtown business professionals in Indianapolis. This program will allow professionals of all ages to get connected to the arts community, network with one another and gain benefits from actively participating in music making – all on one day a month during a lunch hour.
Join us for these upcoming Drum! events:
Date: December 19, 2012
Location: Music for All headquarters located just off of Meridian St. inside Historic Union Station (Cadillac Ranch entrance).
Cost: Free! Join us for holiday cookies and coffee.
Watch video from Music for All's Drum!:
What is a Drum Circle?
MFA Sponsor Remo, Inc. says:
According to Mickey Hart: “The Drum Circle is a huge jam session. The ultimate goal is not precise rhythmic articulation or perfection of patterned structure, but the ability to entrain and reach the state of a group mind. It is built on cooperation in the groove, but with little reference to any classic styles. So this is a work in constant progress, a phenomenon of the new rhythm culture emerging here in the West.”
In the words of Arthur Hull: “The Community Drum Circle is a fun, entry-level learning experience that is accessible to anyone who wants to participate. Drum Circle participants express themselves collectively by using a chorus of tuned drums, percussion, and vocals to create a musical song together while having a great time.”
MFA's Drum! initiative will continue monthly on the third Wednesday of each month until February 2013.
MFA will partner with Bongo Boy Music School to provide instruments for participants. Come and enjoy the chance to make music over your lunch hour! This is a free opportunity to let loose, relax, have fun, and use the power of music and hands-on drumming to elevate your mood and build community – all during your lunchtime in the walkable Wholesale District of Indianapolis. Absolutely no experience required - it's as easy as a heartbeat.
This community initiative is possible through generous support from Indianapolis-based LDI, Ltd.
The MFA Fan Network is your source for Bands of America Championship video online. Options include:
Plus Subscription $59.00
Access to All Live Webcasts:
Basic Subscription – $39.00
On demand, post-event video of all Bands of America Regional, Super Regional and Grand National Championships performances. (Does not include Live Webcasts.)
Live Webcast Pay-Per-View options also available for Super Regionals and Grand Nationals.
(Live only, does not include post-event, on demand access. Live webcast performances can be viewed for 72 hours after the PPV event).
“I need help.” For technical support and issues connecting to and viewing live webcasts:
We ask and encourage you to use the Live Chat help. Fan Network support staff are online and ready to help during the Live Webcasts. Live Chat help is the quickest way to fix any problems – support staff can analyze your issue while you are online and help you directly. And you won’t miss a moment – Plus subscribers and Pay Per Viewers can access the Live Webcast performances at any point during the event and 72 hours after the event. Rewind, fast forward and watch your favorite band, even if you missed their live performance time. Please do not to call the MFA office for technical help and questions. MFA staff do not have the access nor the technical information to assist with problems and technical issues.
“Why can't I see the webcast right now if I've purchased it?”
The Live Webcast is in real time. Please note the start and ending times for each day's performances at http://www.musicforall.org/what-we-do/marching/regionals/full-fall-schedule.
“I only see a logo on the screen, why don’t I see a band performing?”
Logos and other information will show on the screen between band performances and during breaks.
“How do I view my recent purchases?”
Login to your account at mfa.thefannetwork.org and click on Manage at the top of the screen.
“If I buy the pay-per-view of a live webcast, can I also watch it later on-demand after the event?”
Plus subscribers and Pay Per Viewers can access the live webcast performances for 72 hours following the purchased live webcast event. After 72 hours, you must have an MFA Fan Network Basic or Plus subscription to view the performances on demand.
“How do I purchase the live webcast?”
You can access the live webcast as an MFA Fan Network Plus Subscriber ($59 for the year, also includes all BOA events, on-demand, post event), or by purchasing each event’s live webcast as pay-per-view (live only, does not include on-demand, post event). Subscribe or order pay-per-view at mfa.thefannetwork.org
“Does the subscription include all BOA Regionals, live webcasts, Super Regionals, Grand Nationals?”
The Plus subscription ($59) includes all Super Regional and Grand Nationals live webcasts, plus all Regionals, Super Regionals and Grand Nationals on-demand (Grand Nationals Finals on-demand is only available to Finals DVD buyers until the DVDs are shipped, then all subscribers have Finals access. Subscribers have access to Grand National Prelims and Semi-Finals on-demand the week following the event.) Basic subscribers have access to all content on demand, post-event.
“How soon after the live webcast will that event’s on-demand content be available?”
On-demand content for Basic subscribers will be available by mid-week, each week, following that weekend’s event. Plus subscribers and Pay Per Viewers can access the live webcast performances for 72 hours following the purchased live webcast event.
See more extensive FAQs and technical answers on the MFA Fan Network.
Tell us why you believe in music education, why you believe in music in our schools, and why you believe in Music for All. Music for All’s mission is to create, provide and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all. There is no better way to illustrate to communities, administrators and decision-makers about the power and importance of music education than through the stories of those whose lives have been touched by music.
"Music for All allows band parents the opportunity to work with others with like interests, to enjoy music, and to be a part of something so worthwhile and successful. Even though our own children have graduated, there is still a need to be involved with a wonderful organization and help others see the value of what we do. Meeting new people, traveling, and enriching our lives make us believers of something very special. We've learned that there is life after band....it's more band!" -Sharon and Stu Holzer, Bands of America Volunteers for 25 years
Sharon and Stu join thousands of Music for All volunteers each year to make our programs and events possible. You can, too. Will you join them and help provide positively life-changing experiences? Read more below to learn more about volunteer opportunities at our events year round!
Come be a part of the spectacle that is the Bands of America Grand National Championships! The 2019 Grand National Championships will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis from November 14-16. Volunteers are needed for the entire weekend in areas such as warm up monitors, program selling, and band flow. Join us in providing positively life-changing experiences to the 100+ bands and 15,000+ students that participate!
We are excited to offer the following perks to volunteers that join us at Grand Nationals:
Volunteer opportunities regularly exist at all of Bands of America Regional and Super Regional Championships across the fall. Help is needed in areas such as warm up monitors, bus and truck parking, ticket and program selling, and band flow. Incentives for volunteering include a free volunteer t-shirt, free event program, and behind-the-scenes access to the event.
Our Summer Symposium SWAG Team and Directors' Academy Assistants are a group of volunteers that join us at our Summer Symposium at Ball State University every June. Both teams play a vital role in helping us provide a great experience for the 1700+ students and directors that attend camp. SWAGs and Directors' Academy Assistants are carefully selected by a leadership team and are comprised of dedicated music educators, college students, graduate students, and others that have a passion for music education.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
For more informaiton about the SWAG Team and Directors' Academy Assistants, please visit camp.musicforall.org/swag/