Approximately 550 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. 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 563-387-1287.
The 2020 Dorian Band Festival Nomination Form will open in late October of 2019, and it will close in early December of 2019. We hope you can join us next year!