A Letter from Gary Schwartzhoff: The Historical Importance of FDR’s Four Freedoms

The following is a guest post by Dr. Gary R. Schwartzhoff, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Four Freedoms Choral Festival. The Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) has shaped not just the United States of America, but the world … Continue reading

Houston Festival Chorale Tours Austria

We are excited to have received wonderful feedback from Winter Wang, tour coordinator for the Houston Festival Chorale of Houston Texas, about their recent tour to Austria. They performed for enthusiastic audiences in Salzburg, Mondsee, Giesshuebl, and Vienna. Congratulations all on … Continue reading

SELU Wind Symphony at the Sousa Band Festival

The Southeastern Louisiana Wind Symphony joined us in performing at the the inaugural John Philip Sousa Band Festival in Washington, D.C. earlier this year. We were delighted to hear from Dr. Glen Hemburger, director and Professor of Music & Director … 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

The Sound of Music 50th Anniversary Festival Tickets

The Hills are Alive! We are pleased to announce that tickets for our upcoming festival celebrating 50 years of The Sound of Music are now on sale! The choral extravaganza will take place at the world-renowned Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria on June 26, 2015. Continue reading

Announcing the 2nd annual Sousa Band Festival at the Kennedy Center

Sousa Band Festival - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Music Celebrations International is pleased to present the Sousa Band Festival, an exclusive event that will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3, 2016, at the Concert Hall of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Four select concert bands will be featured in performance at this historic concert venue. Continue reading

SPOTLIGHT: “The Pride of Torrington” at National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

Torrington High School Marching Band

The Torrington High School Marching Band, also known as “The Pride of Torrington” from Connecticut, recently returned from Washington, D.C., where they marched in the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade. Continue reading

Announcing the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade: April 16, 2016

National Cherry Blossom Festival

Music Celebrations International is proud to be a longtime facilitator of travel services for Parade-for-webmarching bands performing in the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, part of an annual springtime festival held in Washington, D.C. 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

Announcing the 2016 Capital Orchestra Festival

Capital Orchestra Festival

Music Celebrations is proud to present the Capital Orchestra Festival, an exclusive orchestra festival taking place at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. on February 14, 2016. Continue reading