Augustana Band Festival
Augustana has made the difficult decision to cancel the Augustana Band Festival for 2021. The university is taking this precautionary measure because of the pandemic, and our deep concern for the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and the communities of which we are so fortunate to be involved. We would like to extend our most sincere gratitude to you for all of the work you have done to support our programming. We look forward to reengaging with you and your students as soon as possible.
This festival, now in its 62nd year, has brought thousands of students from a five-state area to participate in two full days of ensemble and clinic work featuring three separate bands — Gold, Blue, and Honor — led by outstanding music educators/directors. Participating students are nominated by their high school directors, and the festival is organized and carried out by an Augustana committee of outstanding student musicians.
The Grand Finale Concert of the festival will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in the Mary Sommervold Hall of the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls. The concert will feature performances by the Gold, Blue, and Honor bands as well as the Augustana Band.
Our Festival Clinicians
Several professionals will perform two full days of ensemble and clinic work with students taking part in the Band Festival.
Photo: Band Festival Chair Anna VanRavenswaay and Erin Livingston, assistant chair