Music For All Will Not Present 2020 Bands of America Championships

Mike Lawson • News • July 21, 2020

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Today, Music For All issued a statement explaining that the organization will not present the 2020 Bands of America Championships due to COVID-19.

“After thoughtful conversations over several months with enrolled directors, educational consultants and advisors, and several state associations, Music for All has announced today that it is unable to present its 2020 Bands of America Championships due to the many challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the statement explains. “The decision was recommended by the Music for All staff and affirmed by the Music for All Board of Directors.”

Citing a specific reason for the cancellation, Music For All shares: “We are facing uncertain and unprecedented times, and the health, safety and wellness of the students, band directors, staff, volunteers, spectators, and others associated with our programs remain our number one priority.”

Instead, Music For All has shared their plans to offer “several remote evaluation opportunities in order to provide quality feedback from BOA adjudicators and MFA evaluators, and goal-oriented experiences to motivate and inspire students during this unusual time,” as well as remote evaluation and virtual performance opportunities.

According to the statement, Music For All “will begin work right away on the 2021 Bands of America Championship season, in order to announce the 2021 schedule and open registrations later this fall. We cannot wait to see you all on the field and in the concert hall in the future.”

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