The audience and performance environment is a key piece of the Bands of America experience. Parents and fans have their own role to perform, which they undertake with enthusiasm. The atmosphere of good sportsmanship, mutual support, and appreciation for all of the performers on the field creates a positively life-changing experience for the students, as well as the parents and supporters. Meeting and engaging with parents and fans from other programs creates opportunities for networking and provides an extended voice in support of music education.
Music for All, with our Bands of America, Orchestra America, National Choir Festival, and Advocacy in Action programs, emphasizes the pursuit of performance excellence and the educational experience of participation. The commentary offered by the Bands of America judges provides educators and students with comments and meaningful assessment – much more than simply selecting a winner or placement. The commentary provides information on how directors and students are doing, and what they need to do to improve. Each judge has a slightly different responsibility in this, but all point to the same mission: to create, provide, and expand positively life-changing experiences. Your applause, your encouragement and your standing ovations will make this an unforgettable experience for the thousands of young people performing today.
Music is designed for all the senses.
For everyone to fully enjoy the
performances, we ask that you please adhere to the following. Your
cooperation is greatly appreciated.
• Please turn off or silence all cell phones, pagers, watches, and other personal electronic devices.
• Video or audio recording is not permitted in the stadium without
the express written permission of Music for All.
• Do not leave or return to your seat during performances.
• Keep all aisles clear.
• Please do not carry on conversations during performances or talk in a manner that disturbs your neighbors.
• No smoking in the stadium.
• Anyone exhibiting inappropriate behavior that disturbs the performances or the enjoyment of those around them may be asked to leave the stadium at the discretion of the contest director.