1992NCBFposter adjustedHow cool is this!? Greg Bell recently sent this to the Music for All office, for our historical archives. It’s the poster promoting the first National Concert Band Festival (precursor to the Music for All National Festival), in 1992, which was held at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

The poster features signatures from some of the clinicians at the first Festival: Dr. William D. Revelli, Frederick Fennell, John P. Paynter, Col. Arnald Gabriel and Allen Vizzutti.

Mr. Bell is now with Disney Talent Relations, but he was previously Assistant Band Director at Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana when their Wind Ensemble attended that first BOA National Concert Band Festival.

Thank you, Mr. Bell, for sending us this treasured keepsake!

The application and audition packet for the 2013 Music for All National Festival can be downloaded here. June 5, 2012 is the application deadline for ensembles for the March 2013 event.