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.
BOA is Back
Music for All live in-person events resume with the 2021 Bands of America Championships after nearly two years without in-person events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Advocacy in Action Awards
Affiliate Regional Music Festivals
New Drum Major Institute
Summer Symposium Moves to Ball State University
The Music for All Summer Symposium moves to Ball State University, only the third location for the camp since 1976.
Eric L. Martin named president and CEO of Music for All.
BOA has first marching event in new Lucas Oil Stadium
Bands of America Merges with Music for All Foundation
Sound of Silence
Bands of America Relocates to Indianapolis
Orchestra Debuts at Summer Symposium
The BOA Summer Band Symposium hits enrollment of more than 1,900 student, director, instructor and booster participants.
Bands of America celebrates 25 years.
Honor Band of America Concert Tour of Japan
The Honor Band of America, conducted by H. Robert Reynolds, presents a concert tour of Japan, performing exchange concerts with top Japanese bands.
The Bands of America Regional Championship schedule expands to 12 events nationwide.
Yamaha Becomes National Presenting Sponsor
BOA website www.bands.org is launched.
National Concert Band Festival
Percussion at the Summer Symposium
The Summer Band Symposium expands to include the World Percussion Symposium.
Jazz at the Summer Symposium
The Summer Band Symposium expands to include concert band and jazz band.
Final Summer Nationals Held in Whitewater, WI
Grand Nationals at the Silverdome
Grand Nationals is held in the Pontiac (MI) Silverdome in ‘87 & ‘88.
Leadership Added to the Summer Camp
The Student Leadership Workshop is added to the Summer Workshop.
Bands of America
Dave Gillum named executive director.
First Fall Grand National Championships
First fall BOA Grand National Championships held at the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, FL.
First Marching Bands of America Regional
First Marching Championship
First Marching Bands of America marching band championship is held – the Summer National Championship in Whitewater, WI, part of the Summer Workshop/Festival.