Band Festival

Band Festival Gala Concert

Event Details


Date: November 14 - November 15, 2014

Times: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Mary Sommervold Hall, Washington Pavilion

Ticket Info: Tickets range in price from $15-$20 and are free for students K-12 and those with a valid Augie ID.

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The Augustana Performing and Visual Arts will present the Band Festival Gala Concert at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Washington Pavilion. The event is a part of the 57th Annual Augustana Band Festival, set for Friday – Saturday, Nov. 14-15, in the Humanities Center.

Tickets range in price from $15-$20 and are free for students K-12 and those with a valid Augie ID. Season ticket subscriptions are available until Sunday, Nov. 2. Tickets will be available beginning Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Washington Pavilion. All seats are reserved.

This festival, now in its 57th 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 who have amassed more than 70 years of experience working with high-school band programs. 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 held in the Mary Sommervold Hall of the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls. In addition to the Gold and Blue Bands, each comprised of approximately 100-110 select high school musicians from the five-state area, The Honor Band also is featured, and is composed of approximately 75 students who have been highly ranked by their directors as students ready to be challenged with more advanced music.