band will appear at the Bands of America Event on (dates) chosen above. With the signatures below, we indicate that we have read, understand and agree to the terms of this application and what is required of our band to participate in the event. If selected to advance past the preliminary competition, we will participate, unless we have marked the Festival Rating only classification box. In consideration of being accepted as a participating band, we hereby irrevocably grant to Bands of America (BOA), Music for All, Inc., and their respective agents or designees, the right to use in any media our name, likeness, photographic prints and any reproduction of ourselves, our student performers and others participating with us while attending the Bands of America and Music for All event, for any purpose including promotion, advertising or otherwise. With the use of these rights, we hereby release and indemnify, on behalf of ourselves and our participants, Music for All, Inc., its officers, members, directors, employees, and agents from any and all claims, liabilities and/or damages which now or in the future may arise from such use. We understand and further agree that our participation is voluntary and that, except when or unless caused by the gross negligence or willful misconduct of Music for All, neither Music for All, Inc., Bands of America nor each of the respective venues and their respective officers, directors, agents and employees shall be nor later become, liable or responsible in any way for any death, injury, damage, delay or irregularity which may occur while participating in the Music for All sponsored event(s) for which we have enrolled. We also agree to provide Music for All with written releases to arrange and perform copyrighted music, visual programs, and/or make special musical arrangements from the owners of those rights. We understand that bands unable to provide such release(s) will not be permitted to perform and are entitled to a refund only pursuant to BOA’s established refund policies. We also certify that the school enrollment (grades 10-12) indicated on this application is correct. We understand that, except where Bands of America changes an event date, or location (by more than 150 miles), Participation Cooperative Fees are not transferable from one event to another. Bands that withdraw from an event will not receive cooperative tickets and shall only be entitled to a refund per Music for All’s refund policy.