It’s the final day of the 2011 Music for All National Festival. It’s hard to believe Saturday is already here – the week has flown by!

The National Concert Band Festival, Orchestra America National Festival, and Middle School National Music Festival performances continued this morning and are wrapping up now. Preparations are already under way for both the High School and Middle School Gala Awards Banquets for festival participants.

The High School Banquet is at 5 p.m. at the Indiana Convention Center, and the Middle School Banquet is at 5:30 p.m. at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. These banquets are a really nice way for participants to gather as a group one last time before heading to this evening’s concerts. (And, there’s some great food at the banquets as well!)

The evening, and the festival, will conclude tonight with the Honor Orchestra of America concert at 7 p.m. at Hilbert Circle Theatre and the Honor Band of America concert at 8 p.m. at Clowes Memorial Hall. If you missed last night’s Honor Orchestra concert, you can still see the ensemble tonight. Some photos from last night’s concert are available here.

The Honor Band of America concert will feature Richard Clary, conductor, and Allen Vizzutti, guest artist.

Can’t be here in person? Check out some photos on Music for All’s facebook page. I’m looking forward to this evening’s concerts – hope to see you there!