Music for All is proud to partner with the Mountain View High School band to present the 2017 Northwest Regional Concert Band Festival, as one of Music for All’s Affiliate Regional Music Festivals.
Music for All is a national organization that supports music programs nationwide through education, and performance opportunities. Music for All’s mission is to create, provide, and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all. Its vision is to be a catalyst to ensure that every child across America has access and opportunity to participate in active music making in his or her scholastic environment.
One of Music for All’s programs in support of that mission is the Music for All National Festival, a non-competitive performance and learning opportunity for outstanding high school and middle school concert bands, chamber ensembles, orchestras, and percussion ensembles from across America. Starting in 2018, Music for All will introduce choir to the National Festival.
Music for All’s Affiliate Regional Music Festival program is part of its ongoing support of the essential "core" of every band program: the concert band. “Music for All is an admirer of the fine band program at Mountain View High School and has enjoyed working with Director of Bands Sam Ormson,” says Eric Martin, President and CEO of Music for All. “We are thrilled and honored to partner with Mountain View to provide a positive educational opportunity for the bands in this area.”
Music for All is providing one of its Music for All National Festival evaluators as evaluator and clinician for the Northwest Regional Concert Band Festival – Dr. Joseph Missal, Director of Bands and professor of Conducting at Oklahoma State University.
In addition, Music for All is providing several student and teacher scholarships to the Music for All Summer Symposium, a national music camp for band and orchestra students and band directors held in June 24 thru July 1 at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, to be awarded to Northwest Regional Concert Band Festival participants. Music for All’s other programs include the Bands of America Championships for marching bands held across the nation each fall. “We hope that our partnership with the Festival will help make a profound impact on the quality music education in Vancouver area,” says Martin, “as well as to support the Mountain View band’s efforts in presenting this notable Festival.”