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 Monday, October 21, and it will close Friday, December 6. We hope you can join us for next year's festival!