Dorian Band Festival

Band Festival Feature

67th Annual Dorian Band Festival
February 28-29, 2016

Approximately 625 musicians participate in the Dorian Band Festival. Students are a part of three festival bands: two Festival Massed Bands and the select Festival Symphonic Band. The Symphonic Band consists of the 70-80 students who audition for chair placement upon their arrival for the Festival. Two student soloists are selected to perform at the festival concert.

Students also have the opportunity to receive a mini-lesson from a Luther College faculty member. This may serve as an audition for a music scholarship for those seniors interested in attending Luther College. Students interested in auditioning for a scholarship in voice, piano, or other instruments while on campus for the Festival can arrange this by calling the Admissions Office at 1-800-4LUTHER.

Festival Fees

Once the roster is selected, registration/participation fees are due from each participating school. Those fees may be paid in advance or at the time of registration at the beginning of the Festival. Checks should be made out to Luther College. 

The 2016 Festival fees are as follows: 

  • Basic registration fee: $15 per student (Festival or Symphonic Bands)
  • Optional on-campus lodging: add $5 per student
  • Optional solo mini-lesson: add $5 per student
  • Optional Luther accompanist for solo: add $15 per solo
  • Optional on-campus housing for high school student accompanist: add $3 per student
  • Optional Festival banquet: add $10 per student and/or adult

Nomination forms will be available late September 2015.