The Fourth District Band Directors Association organizes three Festivals each year. In January, students can participate in All-District Bands at the high school and middle school levels. Students who audition for the Symphonic Band may be recommended to audition for All-State Concert Band. The Heartland Concert Band Festival occurs in March and qualifies bands to move on to the State Concert Band Festival. The Solo & Ensemble Festival is held in April and qualifies participants for the state level.