Music for All National Festival presented by YAMAHA
National Concert Band Festival
March 17 - 19, 2011
Indianapolis, Indiana

Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler University
Festival Hotels: the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Hyatt Regency Indianapolis and the Omni Severin

Since its debut in 1992, the Music for All National Concert Band Festival has been acknowledged as one of the premier educational events for America's high school concert bands. The Festival's mission is to focus a national spotlight on the core of our nation's band programs, the concert band.

The Festival is a celebration of musical excellence: non-competitive events that combine world-class performance and evaluation opportunities with an exhilarating atmosphere of camaraderie in music.

What sets the National Concert Band Festival apart from other festivals?
The non-competitive atmosphere provides a place for growth, cooperative encouragement and mutual respect among band programs, students, parents, boosters and administrators.

Directors select their own programs, and there is no required repertoire. There are no ratings or rankings, so directors and their ensembles are free to stretch themselves, reaching for new heights, striving for innovation, growth and excellence, instead of focusing on a rating or placing.

Participating students experience an atmosphere of mutual respect for their peers while enjoying concerts from other outstanding ensembles. Participants adhere to a dress code and code of conduct that enhances the world-class atmosphere of the Festival. Ensembles that perform at the Festival are generally recognized as being among the finest in the nation. Participation is a "credential" worth having. Plus, directors have cited the preparation for the Festival-both musically and in personal conduct-as a bonus positive effect for their program.

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