Marching Bands of America founder Larry McCormick (right) surveys the nearly-completed Hoosier Dome prior to its opening and its first Grand National Championship in 1984.

Music for All’s mission is to create, provide and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all.

Founded in 1975, Music for All is a destination – and sets the standard – for school music ensemble performance and music education advocacy. Music for All provides ensemble experiences, hands-on opportunities for individual student performance training and growth, and teacher professional development.

Music for All is also committed to informing and empowering students, parents, and teachers to be engaged advocates for the arts and music education in their communities and across the nation.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization, Music for All’s programs include 30+ annual events, serving more than 500,000 attendees each year – more than 1.3 million in our 46-year history.

Our programs include the Bands of America Grand National Championships and Regional Championships for marching bands, the Music for All Summer Symposium, the Music for All National Festival and Affiliate Regional Music Festivals for concert ensembles, and national honor ensembles for students, including the Bands of America Honor Band marched for the fifth time in the Rose Parade® on New Year’s Day 2022.

Music for All is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization.

Why Music?

Stuart Sims, Allen Vizzutti, Robert W. Smith, and Michael Skinner discuss the greater meaning of music on our culture and our schools.

About Music for All

We believe that music and arts education is a core to students’ education and must be available to all students.  Watch a short video about the impact of Music for All.