The Arkansas Tech University
Southern Regional Concert Band Festival  


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2023 Dates:

March 28 and March 29


An affiliate Music For All festival presented by Yamaha

Hosted by Arkansas Tech University at Russellville Center for the Performing Arts 

Arkansas Tech University is thrilled to be host of the  Music For All Southern Regional Concert Band Festival -- the first of its kind in this region of the United States!   The Southern Regional Concert Band Festival will provide participant ensembles the opportunity to play at the world-class Russellville Center for the Performing Arts in a non-competitive format and receive comments and a 30' clinic from one of our evaluators. 

The philosophy of this event is such that there will be no scores, no rating, and no ranking of performing ensembles. This is a pure opportunity for your students to perform in a great space, receive comments from great musicians, and a clinic with an esteemed music educator.  The Arkansas Tech University Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform for your students throughout the festival.

Each performing ensemble will receive a recording of their performance with no judges commentary, as well as the three recordings from the clinicians.


As a non-competitive event, enrollment is open to school bands of all age ranges.  Middle School, Junior High, and High School bands are encouraged to register and perform! 

The Festival Seeks to provide a wonderful performance opportunity for all groups.  To that end, we request that each performing ensemble plan to attend at least 2 performances of colleague ensembles during your day.  We request that groups make every possible effort to support each other, and please plan to attend the ATU Symphonic Wind Ensemble performances as possible.

Registration fee:  $300 per band per 30 minute performance slot;  $600 per band per 1 hour performance slot



Photos below are the stage and audience view from the beautiful Russellville Center for the Performing Arts:

RVL Center   RSVL Center