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Tomball Independent School District

Creekside Park Junior High Band Selected To Attend Prestigious Music for All 2023 National Festival

Creekside Park Junior High Band Selected To Attend Prestigious Music for All 2023 National Festival

TOMBALL - Representing Tomball ISD, the Creekside Park Junior High Band has been selected to perform at the 2023 Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha, in Indianapolis, March 31-April 2, 2023. 

The CPJHS Band, under the direction of Directors Rasheed Akande and Marilyn Holcombe, was selected following a rigorous application and audition process. The Music for All National Festival will host more than 55 high school and junior high school ensembles from across the country at the 30th Annual Music for All National Festival, considered the nation’s premier non-competitive festival for scholastic instrumental music ensembles. 

“Being invited to perform at the "Music for All" conference is one of the highest honors for young musicians in America,” JD Janda, TISD Director of Fine Arts said. “The Creekside Park Junior High Band is filled with super-talented students whose dedication to excellence has been recognized at the highest level. I am incredibly proud of these students and their directors Rasheed Akande and Marilyn Holcombe. I'm eager to see how this experience will further their future growth.”

CPJHS student musicians will participate in music education workshops and perform at top venues, receiving evaluation and feedback from a panel of renowned conductors and clinicians. Ensembles include both high school and junior high school concert bands, orchestras, percussion ensembles, and chamber ensembles. High school musicians can audition for Music for All’s national honor ensembles: the Honor Band of America, Honor Orchestra of America, and Jazz Band of America.

Since 1975, Music for All, through Bands of America, Orchestra America, and choir programs, has been a destination and set the standard for scholastic music ensemble performance and music education advocacy. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization, Music for All’s mission is to create, provide, and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all.

The Music for All National Festival’s purpose is to offer a non-competitive atmosphere that provides a place for growth amongst young musicians and advocate for the importance of music education in schools nationwide. Music for All serves more than 600,000 student musicians, teachers, families, and supporters annually through its events and programs held across America, and its webinars, podcasts, and online resources.

Tomball ISD educates students to become responsible, productive citizens by providing innovative, individually rigorous, and personally valuable educational experiences. Founded in 1908, Tomball ISD now encompasses 83 square miles in northwest Harris County and southwest Montgomery County, and is located approximately 30 miles from downtown Houston. The district currently educates over 21,300 students at 22 campuses.

  • 2022-2023
  • Band
  • Fine Arts
  • Music for All