Approximately 575 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 563-387-1287.
Directors, the nomination deadline is usually around the beginning of December every year. We hope you and your students can join us in 2018!