Formed in 1935, the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) believes that, “the fine arts should be a vital part of the education process. In a civilization stressing scientific achievement, material wealth and specialization, the fine arts contribute greatly toward the maintenance of a proper cultural balance.”
Big Rapids Public Schools is pleased to once again host the MSBOA District 1 Band and Orchestra Festival. Twenty-eight school districts from West-Central Michigan comprise District 1. Several ensembles, from both middle schools and high schools throughout the district, will perform over the course of the two days.