Music for All is grateful that weather conditions allowed completion of the entirety of the preliminary competition at the Bands of America Regional at Whitewater, WI on Saturday, September 16. We were not as fortunate for Finals. Due to the steady lightning at the beginning of finals, and more lightning forecasted for the evening, Bands of America officials, after considering the safety and well-being of the participants and audience members, canceled the evening’s Finals. We would like to thank all involved in ensuring the safety of band members, spectators, and staff during the inclement weather.

The overriding ticketing policy for Music for All/Bands of America events is that tickets are non-refundable. However, where extraordinary circumstances like severe weather cause the cancellation of all or a substantial portion of an event, Music for All has established refund policies for that event and offered full or partial refunds as appropriate.

The costs of the event (stadium rental, stadium personnel, judges’ fees and other expenses) were still incurred and paid by Music for All for the event. We invite our patrons to consider foregoing a refund and instead donate the value of your refund in support of these expenses. Thank you in advance if you choose to donate your refund and we will provide you with an acknowledgement of your charitable contribution upon request.

Following are Music for All’s policies concerning ticket refunds for the 2023 Regional at Whitewater, Wisconsin:

Day-Pass – $12 refund

Finals Ticket – Full refund

To request a refund, please email it to If you choose to donate the value of your refund to Music for All, please indicate this in your request. Refund requests must be received by October 15, 2023.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding our refund policies for this event, please email