2017 Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival Applications Open Today

The Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival is quickly becoming a classic event in Chicago.  Since 2010, the concert finale of this event has featured some of the finest wind ensembles from across North America performing amazing renditions of Grainger’s masterpieces … Continue reading

Announcing the 7th Annual Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival

The 7th annual Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival will take place on Saturday, March 12, 2016, and will feature four outstanding wind ensembles conducting standalone performances of Percy Grainger literature in an afternoon matinee performance in Chicago’s Historic Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center. Continue reading

The Marshall University Wind Symphony Participates In The 2014 Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival

The Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival Performance in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center was something that none of us will ever forget. The trip was a highlight of my 35 year teaching career. Continue reading

Brethren Christian High School Wind Symphony Has An Outstanding Experience At The Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival

My students had a fantastic time and I’m sure will always remember the Chicago tour and the adventures of each day. Continue reading

Quabbin Regional High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble Returns From Successful Performance At The Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival

The experience cannot adequately be summarized in words. I am still in awe of what took place and my students and I are wishing that it did not ever end. Continue reading

Applications Now Accepted for the 2015 Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival

We are pleased to announce that applications for the sixth-annual Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival, to take place in Chicago’s Historic Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, are now being accepted. Continue reading

Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival a Highlight of the Year for the Brainerd Senior High School Wind Symphony

“The Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival was the highlight of our year! The staff worked hard to give our students the best possible educational experience while also having a tremendous amount of fun. Music Celebrations International went above and beyond to give our students a top quality experience.” Continue reading

Southeastern Louisiana University Wind Symphony Perform in Chicago’s Orchestra Hall

“A concert performance in Chicago’s Orchestra Hall must be seen as a special, life-changing experience for most instrumental ensembles. The history of the venue, the magnificent aesthetic, and the brilliant acoustic make this an experience worthy of the time, work, and effort it takes to travel across the country. We were treated extremely well, the staff were professional, and the experience all that I had hoped it would be…” Continue reading

Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival a Special Opportunity for the Avon Lake Symphonic Band

“The 4th Annual Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival was the best trip I have ever taken with my students. The clinic with Colonel Gabriel was the best clinic I have ever experienced. From the accommodations, to the sight-seeing, to the sound check and ultimately to the final performance, it was thrilling to rehearse and perform in Chicago’s Symphony Center. This was a special opportunity that I hope Music Celebrations International continues to sponsor for many years.” Continue reading

Connetquot High School Wind Ensemble Performs in the Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival

“I want to thank Music Celebrations for putting on such a wonderful festival. My chaperones and students had a wonderful time, and were impressed with the professionalism, and the high class that was put into everything. The choice of hotel, airline, restaurants, and events were second to none…” Continue reading