The Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha

The Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha, celebrates outstanding music-making by the nation’s finest high school and middle school scholastic ensembles. The Music for All National Festival is an integral part of Music for All’s mission to create, provide, and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all. Music for All is one of the nation’s largest and most influential organizations in support of active music-making through educational and performance programs and advocacy. Launched in 1992, the Music for All National Festival has grown to include seven concert stages and four honor ensembles.

The non-competitive atmosphere of the Music for All National Festival provides a place for growth, cooperative encouragement, and mutual respect among music programs, students, parents, boosters, and administrators. Directors select their own programs; there is no required repertoire. There are no ratings or rankings, so directors and their ensembles are free to stretch themselves, reach for new heights, and strive for innovation, growth, and excellence, rather than focusing on a rating or placement.

2021 Music for All National Festival:

March 25-27, 2021 • Indianapolis, Indiana

Application Deadline: September 1, 2020*

*Applicant ensembles can send a recording made on or after November 1, 2018 (within the past 22 months prior to the deadline)

2021 Application Information

The Application Packets include FAQs, application forms and audition requirements for ensembles, and the Honor Band of America, Honor Orchestra of America and Jazz Band of America. Download the Application Brochures:

2021 Concert Band & Percussion Brochure

2021 Orchestra Brochure

2021 Choir Brochure