Carmel Bands, Carmel, Indiana

Music for All National Festival Volunteers Needed

Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of the Music for All National Festival




________________________________What is the National Festival?Performance halls across Indianapolis will fill with the sound of music as young musicians from across the nation gather for the Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha. The festival is comprised of the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival, National Orchestra Festival, Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Festival and the Middle School National Music Festival, as well as concerts by the Honor Band of America, the Honor Orchestra of America and the Jazz Band of America. The 2013 Festival concert venues include Hilbert Circle Theatre, Clowes Memorial Hall, the Warren Performing Arts Center, and the NEW Schrott Center at Butler University.Ensembles in the Music for All National Festival were invited to perform following a taped audition process. The festivals are non-competitive events in which members receive commentary and clinics from a panel of leading music educators, participate in master classes with professional musicians, and perform for knowledgeable audiences. Members of the Honor Orchestra, Honor Band and Jazz Band of America meet for three days of rehearsals before their respective performances. Members are selected by taped audition in the fall prior to the Festival.

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________________________________Key Information for VolunteersAGE REQUIREMENT: All volunteers must be at least 16 years of age at the time of application or be accompanied by an adult.WAIVER: All volunteers must complete and sign the official online Release and Waiver of Liability. Volunteer opportunities will be provided on an equal basis, without regard to age, sex, race, religion or disabilities.

AVAILABLE POSITIONS:  Please be sure to review all available positions and the associated information before choosing the area(s) in which you are interested. Certain positions may require some physical strength, constant activity during a shift, or standing for periods of time.

You may also volunteer for a part of a shift! Please e-mail<> for more details.



_______________________________VOLUNTEERING DETAILSSITE LEADERS: Site leaders must be veteran Music for All volunteers, familiar with both MFA and the National Festival. Site leaders may only select site leaders shift for one venue during the duration of the event. Site leaders will serve as supervisors to other volunteers, and therefore must possess patience, tact and diplomacy. Site leaders must also be available for a pre-event training via phone or in person on Wednesday, March 13. More information about trainning will be e-mailed to you.These positions require an access code, if one was provided to you please enter it when asked.MEALS:  Meals will be provided to volunteers working during applicable shifts.

HOUSING: Housing can be offered at your expense.  You will be housed at one of the festival hotels. You must provide a credit card in advance to secure your room. Your card will not be charged until you arrive and must be presented at check-in for payment and incidentals.

TRANSPORTATION: Transportation to and from the event is your responsibility. MFA can provide shuttle information. Please request a form if interested. With the exception of Clowes Hall and the Warren Performing Arts Center, all volunteer locations are within walking distance of hotels.

PARKING: Volunteers are responsible for their own parking. For assistance in locating affordable parking, visit  Free parking is available at the Warren PAC and Butler University.

UNIFORM: With the exception of load-in and load-out positions, all volunteer positions have a required dress code of business casual to business professional. Denim, sandals, and flip-flops are strictly prohibited.

TRAINING: All volunteers are asked to view a short online information presentation.
Volunteers will be briefed on basic skills and specific responsibilities, and they will be given an overview of event locations. More information regarding the training session will be sent to volunteers via e-mail.

BENEFITS: Some, but not all positions, put you near or with a view of performances or warm-up sites. Some shifts include a complimentary meal. Volunteers who work one shift receive a name badge that is valid for access to the event for the entire day.  NOTE: This does not include Honor Ensemble performances. Volunteers will receive a commemorative program book from the event.

COMPLIMENTARY TICKET:  As a way of saying thank you to our volunteers, we would like to offer a complimentary ticket to 1 of our Honor Ensemble performances.  When registering, please choose which concert you would like to attend.

RSVP: Please RSVP for your free concert ticket when registering for your volunteer opportunity.

Jazz Band of America
Clowes Memorial Hall
Dr. Lou Fischer, Conductor
March 15, 8:30 p.m.

Honor Band of America
Clowes Memorial Hall
Jerry Junkin, Conductor
Saturday, March 16, 8 p.m.

Honor Orchestra of America
Hilbert Circle Theatre
Gary Lewis, Conductor
Friday, March 15, 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 16, 7 p.m.
- These are shared concerts with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra


DEADLINE: The deadline to register for volunteering is Friday March 8, 2013.




Questions/Comments? Please contact us at Music for All at 317-636-2263<>

Music for All presents more than 30 events annually through its Bands of America and Orchestra America divisions. Music for All events are recognized as the pinnacle of programs for high school instrumental music nationwide.  Annual events include the Grand National Marching Band Championships and Regional Championships, the Summer Symposium, and the Music for All National Festival.  Leadership is a theme of all Music for All programs, through both leadership workshops and as a part of every curriculum.  Music for All is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit committed to the creation, provision and expansion of “positively life-changing” experiences through music for all.