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

Now Accepting Choirs for Z. Randall Stroope Choral Event in Chicago, March 16-18, 2017

Windy City Festival Chorus - Z. Randall Stroope

For the fifth year in a row, we will have the honor of hosting Dr. Z. Randall Stroope, one of the country’s leading composers of choral music, for an exclusive choral event in Chicago – the Windy City Choral Festival. … Continue reading

Announcing the Windy City Choral Festival: April 14-16, 2016

Music Celebrations International is pleased to present the ninth-annual Windy City Choral Festival, April 14-16, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois. Mixed (SATB) choirs will join together to sing in one of the world’s great concert halls – Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra 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 Master Singers of University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire Perform the Music of Dan Forrest in Chicago

The Master Singers from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire enjoyed a weekend-long residency in Chicago with composer Dan Forrest and his compositions. 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