Our History

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

Music for All’s 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. We use our resources to provide national programs that recognize and support music students’ performance and success, offer music educator training and professional development, and deliver tools and resources to participants and their communities that will assist them in supporting music education by promoting awareness of music’s impact on student growth and achievement.

Music for All is a non-profit 501(c)3 educational organization and has been providing educational and performance programs and events for school music programs since it was founded in 1975.

Music for All has served more than 1.75 million music students through its Bands of America and Music for All programs. It serves more than 600,000 music students, their families, music teachers, and fans each year. Instrumental programs know Music for All through its programs and events including the Music for All National Festival, the Music for All Summer Symposium camp for students and teachers, and the Bands of America Grand National and Regional Marching Band Championships help across the United States each fall.

Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Music for All focuses on music and arts education advocacy. Our advocacy work aims to provide resources for teachers and communities to strengthen the message that music education is a vital part of the core curriculum, and tools to help music educators and supporters take action.