Music students from 15 schools to participate in Indianapolis School Music Festival March 15-16

INDIANAPOLIS (February 22, 2023) – Students from 15 local Indianapolis schools will participate in the sixth annual Indianapolis School Music Festival on Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 16 hosted at Arsenal Technical High School. The Indianapolis School Music Festival serves local instrumental and vocal music students through a collaboration with Music for All.

Thirty-four ensembles will perform in this non-competitive event. The Festival places an emphasis on student learning in an environment that encourages a cooperative spirit. Following each performance, students will engage in an educational clinic facilitated by world-class music educators where they will receive constructive feedback on their performance. Performances are open to the public with no tickets required. For a full schedule, visit

Music for All has been committed to supporting the growth and development of music and arts education in Indianapolis since moving its headquarters to Indianapolis and historic Union Station in 2003. As a 501(c)3 not-for-profit national arts advocacy and education organization, Music for All produces events and programming that impact students, teachers, and communities across the United States. Music for All leverages its national educational programming with the intention of providing life-changing experiences to the young people in its home community of Indianapolis and Central Indiana. Music for All’s events in Indianapolis include the Music for All National Festival, to be held March 31-April 2, the Bands of America Grand National Championships, November 9-11 in Lucas Oils Stadium, and Super Regional Championship, October 21-22, also in Lucas Oil Stadium.

The Grand National Championships also includes the Indianapolis Schools Music Showcase and the Indianapolis All-City Band performance.

“For over 20 years Music for All has been committed to a diligent, hands-on engagement with our IPS community. This Festival is designed to serve as a musical celebration as well as a catalyst to inspire the IPS and central Indiana community to strengthen its commitment to equity and access to active music-making for all students,” says James Stephens, Director of Education and Advocacy at Music for All.


About Music for All
Music for All’s mission is to create, provide, and expand life-changing experiences through music. Our vision is to be a catalyst to ensure that every child in America has access and opportunity for active music-making in their scholastic environment. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization, Music for All’s events and programs serve more than 600,000 attendees annually –– more than 1.3 million since 1975. Programs include the Bands of America Championships for marching bands, a summer music camp for students and teachers, festivals for concert bands and orchestras, national honor ensembles for students, and educational webinars, podcasts, and online resources for teachers.

Music for All’s efforts are supported by national presenting sponsor Yamaha Corporation of America and its family of sponsors, strategic partners, and grantors. Find and follow Music for All online at, Facebook at /musicforallnetwork and /bandsofamerica, Instagram at /officialmusicforall, and TikTok /officialmusicforall.

Sponsor Information
Music for All efforts are supported through sponsorships, including current partnerships with National Presenting Sponsor: Yamaha Corporation of America; Official Uniform Sponsor: Fred J. Miller, Inc.; Official Student Travel Partner: Music Travel Consultants; Official Spirit Wear Sponsor: PepWear; Corporate Sponsors: Wenger Corporation, Ball State University, Visit Indy, and the City of Indianapolis; Associate Sponsors: REMO; StylePlus, and Bob Rogers Travel; Music for All is also supported by the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; the Arts Council of Indianapolis and the City of Indianapolis; Ball Brothers Foundation; Lilly Endowment Inc.; George and Frances Ball Foundation; Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc. and Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr., Memorial Foundation, Inc.

Participating Schools

Arsenal Technical High School

Harshman Middle School

George Washington High School

Newcomer Program

Edison School of the Arts

Shortridge High School

Crispus Attucks High School

George Washington Carver Montessori School 87

Richmond High School

Lapel Middle School

Lapel High School

Frankton Junior/Senior High School

Tipton High School

Alexandria Monroe Junior/Senior High School

Blue River Valley Junior/Senior High School

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