Nine IPS Schools to Participate in Indianapolis School Music Festival

Students from nine Indianapolis Public Schools will participate in the fifth annual Indianapolis School Music Festival on Thursday, March 24 hosted at Arsenal Technical High School. The Indianapolis School Music Festival serves local instrumental and vocal music students through a partnership with Music for All.

Twenty ensembles will perform in this non-competitive event, including ensembles from Arsenal Technical High School, George Washington High School, Harshman Middle School, Crispus Attucks High School, Edison School of the Arts, Shortridge High School, and William Penn School. 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.

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 our national educational programming with the intention of providing life-changing experiences to the young people of our very own community. Music for All’s events in Indianapolis include the Music for All National Festival and the Bands of America Grand National and Super Regional Championships in Lucas Oil Stadium.

“It is our hope that this Festival will serve as a musical celebration as well as a catalyst to encourage IPS and our community to continue 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.