Music for All: National Concert Band Festival Performances
5:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. National Concert Band Festival Performances – Invited Bands
5:45 p.m. Chantilly H.S. Symphonic Winds, VA
6:30 p.m. Dutchtown High Symphonic Winds, LA
7:15 p.m. Parkview H.S. Wind Ensemble, GA
8:00 p.m. Victor J. Andrew H.S. Wind Symphony, IL
The Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha, celebrates outstanding music-making by the nation’s finest high school and middle school scholastic ensembles. The Music for All National Festival is an integral part of Music for All’s mission to create, provide, and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all.
All applying ensembles receive feedback on their audition recording from a panel of Music for All National Festival evaluators.
For invited ensembles, directors select their own programs; there is no required repertoire. There are no ratings or rankings, so directors and their ensembles are free to stretch themselves, reach for new heights, and strive for innovation, growth, and excellence, rather than focusing on a rating or placement.
The non-competitive atmosphere of the Music for All National Festival provides a place for growth, cooperative encouragement, and mutual respect among music programs, students, parents, boosters, and administrators. To receive an invitation by audition is to be recognized as one of the finest scholastic music ensembles in America.