Music for All Announces Ensembles Invited to Participate in National Festival

Mike Lawson • News • January 24, 2019

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71 concert bands, orchestras, choirs, percussion ensembles, and chamber ensembles have been selected to perform at the 28th annual Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha, March 14 to 16, 2019 in Indianapolis.

Ensembles were selected following a recorded audition process.

The Music for All National Festival showcases the finest high school and middle school music ensembles and student musicians in America, shining a spotlight on outstanding music-making and the importance of music education. The non-competitive festival provides a supportive environment for cooperative encouragement for all of the ensembles. Evaluators give feedback on the performances, and groups receive a post-concert clinic for future growth, providing an educational experience for both teachers and students. The ensembles also participate in master classes and special events.

The Music for All National Festival is comprised of several events: National Concert Band Festival, Orchestra America National Festival, National Choir Festival, Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Festival, Middle School National Music Festival, Chamber Music National Festival, and three national honor ensembles: The Honor Band of America, the Honor Orchestra of America, and the Jazz Band of America.

“The ensembles invited to perform at the Music for All National Festival represent the very best of music education and the pursuit of excellence,” says Debbie Laferty Asbill, vice president of Marketing and Communications for Music for All. “We are excited to provide this educational performance experience for the students and the opportunity for the directors to have feedback from the most respected conductors and educators.”

For the full festival performance schedule, visit:

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