Music for All National Festival presented by YAMAHA
Sandy Feldstein Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Festival
March 17-19, 2011
Indianapolis, Indiana

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The percussion festival was added to the National Concert Band Festival in 1997, in order to shine a spotlight on outstanding percussion ensembles and give percussion ensembles, students and teachers a place to perform, receive evaluation and share with other ensembles on a national stage.

All high school percussion ensembles are invited to audition for the Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Festival. All auditioning ensembles receive taped and written evaluation, and invited ensembles experience a first-class festival of performances, clinics, master classes, and special events.

By auditioning, your ensemble receives:

  • Personal input for your ensemble from three of the most respected music educators of our time.
  • Motivation for your students to excel without the "competitive" aspect.
  • The opportunity to stretch the growth of your ensemble with input from master teachers.
  • Valuable input and tools for your program's growth.
The benefits continue if your ensemble is invited to perform at the Festival:
  • A separate performance venue and full day schedule for percussion ensembles.
  • Non-competitive performance format.
  • 30 or 40-minute concert blocks available for all invited ensembles. Ensembles from the invited concert bands may opt for a 20-minute concert block.
  • A clinic immediately following the performance with one of the evaluators.
  • Taped and written evaluation from a panel of percussion educators.
  • Student master classes.
  • Required audience time for all groups.
  • Full participation in the Music for All National Festival events, including the Opening Session, Gala Awards Banquet and Honor Band and Honor Orchestra of America concerts
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