Carmel Bands, Carmel, Indiana

Wind Symphony Performing at Music for All National Festival

Carmel High School Wind Symphony Invited to Perform in Music for All National Festival

The Carmel High School Wind Symphony I has been selected to perform at the 2016 Music for All National Festival, the nation’s most prestigious festival for school instrumental music ensemble. The 25th annual Festival will take place in Indianapolis, March 10-12.

Wind Symphony I is under the direction of Michael Pote, Director of Bands and Kyle Young, Associate Director of Bands. The group was selected to perform by a panel of esteemed music educators by recorded audition.

Music for All is one of the nation’s largest and most influential organizations advocating in support of music education. The Music for All National Festival is comprised of the National Concert Band Festival, Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Festival, Middle School National Music Festival, Chamber Music National Festival and three national honor ensembles: the Honor Band of America, the Jazz Band of America, and the Honor Orchestra of America.

Carmel High School Wind Symphony I was named the 2015 Indiana State Student Music Association (ISSMA) Concert Band State Champions. This will be their 4th performance at the National Concert Band Festival having also performed in 1992, 1999 and 2004.

The Carmel High School Wind Symphony is one of 49 high school and middle school concert band and percussion ensembles from across the nation selected to perform at the 2016 Festival. They will perform in concert, be evaluated by renowned music educators and participate in master classes and special events.

Festival and ticket information will be available at or by calling 800-848-2263.