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Save the Date & Tune In November 14!

6:00-9:00 PM EDT

On what would have been Bands of America Grand National Finals evening, Music for All brings you a fun, memorable, and exciting online live pledge event, with special guests and performances and hosted by BOA emcees Chuck Henson, Dan Potter, and John Pollard.

Music is inherent to the human experience. Music education is vital for a well-rounded education in all children. Music for All has been providing positively life-changing experiences for millions of students and music educators since 1975. We provide opportunities for the pursuit of individual personal best and performance excellence with others. We support the social and emotional growth of young people today while nurturing the leadership development we need in our leaders of tomorrow.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone, Music for All included. We were unable to present our events in 2020, cancelling them from the March Music for All National Festival to the November Bands of America Grand National Champions in order to keep people safe.

Please consider making a donation and supporting our mission. We’re thankful for your support during these extraordinary times.


Guest Appearances

Tune in to hear how music has made a difference in the lives of Music for All alumni, families, teachers, and some very special Guest Stars!

Kristin Chenoweth

Broadway star and Emmy-winner Kristin Chenoweth is a graduate of Broken Arrow High School in Broken Arrow, OK.

Michael Orland

Michael Orland was with American Idol for 16 seasons as the Pianist, Arranger, Vocal Coach and Associate Musical Director.

More Guest Appearances Announced Soon


Here are just a few of the musical performers you’ll enjoy during All Together Now!

Emmet Cohen

Yamaha artist Emmet Cohen, multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer.

More Performance Artists Announced Soon

Stories & News

Here’s the latest news about the Live Pledge Event and what’s on deck.

Full Season starting September 18, 2021

The full 2021 Bands of America Championship season will be announced during the All Together Now! show on November 14. 2020. Super Regionals and Grand National Championships dates are online now.

See the 2021 BOA Supers & Grand National Dates 


Donor Spotlight: Patrick Mainieri

Patrick Mainieri’s experiences with Music for All started as a drum major in high school and has only grown deeper since: as a participating band director, SWAG, and key volunteer. Read Patrick’s story and hear why the mission and the people keep him engaged each year.


Awards Ceremonies & Special Presentations

Several national awards and presentations will take place during the All Together Now! broadcast.

Patrick John Hughes Parent/Booster Award

The Patrick John Hughes Parent/Booster Award annually recognizes the extraordinary commitment, dedication, support, and sacrifice of music parents and boosters around the world by shining a spotlight on an individual who exemplifies these qualities. The award is named in honor of Patrick John Hughes, the father of Patrick Henry Hughes, a remarkable man who, despite physical challenges that would seem overwhelming to many, excelled as a musician and student. Learn more about this award and past recipients.

George N. Parks Leadership in Music Education Award

The George N. Parks Leadership in Music Education Award honors an exemplary music educator who embodies the characteristics and leadership that George N. Parks showed his students every day. Each year, the National Association for Music Education and Music for All c0-present an award named for the late George N. Parks (1953-2010), director of the University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band.

Learn more about this award and past recipients.

2020 Bands of America Hall of Fame Inductees

Bands of America Hall of Fame members have made a significant impact on Bands of America, music education, and America’s band activity, represent impeccable character, ethics and professionalism, and are role models for music education professionals. The Class of 2020 will be honored: Patrick Burley, John Casagrande, Darrin Davis, and Philip Geiger.

Inaugural Music for All Hall of Fame Induction

The first person to be inducted into the “Music for All” Hall of Fame will be honored during All Together Now!.

Student Scholarship Presentations

The Music for All Foundation awards several scholarships annually. The Yamaha Scholarship, the Fred J. Miller Family Scholarship, and the Fred J. Miller Memorial Music Education Scholarship will be presented during the live pledge event. These three scholarships were established to contribute to the future of music and music education by honoring the achievements of outstanding graduating seniors who intend to pursue collegiate study as a music education major.

Help Us Reach Our Pledge Event Fundraising Goal

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Percentage of our goal raised so far

$250,000 Goal

Countdown to All Together Now! Show Day








How to Watch
November 14, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Join us online at from wherever you are: your comfy chair at home, or as part of a safe, socially-distanced and masked-up watch party!

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