Approximately 500 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 60-70 students who audition for chair placement upon their arrival for the Festival. A few student soloists are selected to perform at the festival concert.
Students also have the opportunity to receive a 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.