Music for All National Festival brings together the nation’s finest school music ensembles.
INDIANAPOLIS – The Centerville High School Clarinet Quartet and Saxophone Quartet from Centerville, OH have been invited to perform at the 2016 Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha, the nation’s most prestigious festival for school instrumental music ensemble. The 25th annual Festival will take place in Indianapolis, March 10-12.
The Centerville High School Clarinet Quartet and Saxophone Quartet, under the direction of Josh Baker, Brandon Barrometti, John Toerner, and Stephanie Catanzaro were selected to perform by a panel of esteemed music educators by recorded audition.
Music for All is one of the nation’s largest and most influential organizations advocating in support of music education. The Music for All National Festival is comprised of the National Concert Band 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 Jazz Band of America, and the Honor Orchestra of America.
The Centerville High School ensembles are two of 49 high school and middle school concert band and percussion ensembles from across the nation selected to perform at the 2016 Festival. They will perform in concert, be evaluated by renowned music educators and participate in master classes and special events. Concert bands and percussion ensembles for the 2016 Festival come from Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
Festival and ticket information will be available at www.musicforall.org or by calling 800-848-2263.
About Music for All
Music for All (MFA) is one of the nation’s largest and most influential organizations in support of active music making. Since 1975, MFA, through its Bands of America and Orchestra America programs, has been a destination and set the standard for scholastic music ensemble performance and music education advocacy. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization, MFA’s mission is to create, provide and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all. MFA’s vision is to be a catalyst to ensure that every child in America has access and opportunity for active music-making in their scholastic environment. MFA’s programs include 20+ annual events, including the Bands of America Grand National Championships and Regional Championships for marching band, the Music for All Summer Symposium camp for students and teachers, the Music for All National Festival for concert bands, orchestra, jazz and percussion ensembles and national honor bands and orchestras.
Music for All Sponsors
Music for All’s efforts are supported through sponsorships, including current partnerships with National Presenting Sponsor, Yamaha Corporation of America; Official Uniform Sponsor, Fred J. Miller, Inc.; Official Student Travel Partner, Music Travel Consultants; Official Equipment Sponsor, Wenger Corporation; Corporate Sponsors: Vic Firth Company, Zildjian, U.S. Army, Texas Dairy Queen®, Visit Indy and the City of Indianapolis; Strategic Advocacy Partner, NAMM; Associate Sponsors: Vandoren, Remo, Inc., Director’s Showcase International, Woodwind & Brasswind and Delivra. Music for All is also supported by the Indiana Arts Commission, Arts Council of Indianapolis, the Ball Brothers Foundation, George and Frances Ball Foundation, and Lilly Endowment Inc.
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