Hersey saxophone quintet and woodwind quintet to perform in national festival


The John Hersey High School Saxophone Quintet and Woodwind Quintet have been invited to perform at the 2017 Music for All National Festival, the nation’s most prestigious festival for school instrumental music ensemble.

The 26th annual festival will take place in Indianapolis, March 9 to March 11, 2017.

These John Hersey High School ensembles are under the direction of Scott Casagrande and assisted by David Fivecoate and Judy Morrison. They were 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.

The John Hersey High School Saxophone Quintet and Woodwind Quintet are two of 59 high school and middle school concert band, percussion and chamber ensembles from across the nation selected to perform at the 2017 festival.

They will perform in concert, be evaluated by renowned music educators and participate in master classes and special events. Invited concert bands, orchestras, percussion ensembles, and honor ensemble members participating in the 2017 Festival come from 33 states.

Festival and ticket information will be available at www.musicforall.org/festival or by calling 800-848-2263.

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