"Why We Volunteer"
"Music for All allows band parents the opportunity to work with others with like interests, to enjoy music, and to be a part of something so worthwhile and successful. Even though our own children have graduated, there is still a need to be involved with a wonderful organization and help others see the value of what we do. Meeting new people, traveling, and enriching our lives make us believers of something very special. We've learned that there is life after band....it's more band!" -Sharon and Stu Holzer, Bands of America Volunteers for 25 years
Sharon and Stu join thousands of Music for All volunteers each year to make our programs and events possible. You can, too. Will you join them and help provide positively life-changing experiences? Read more below to learn more about volunteer opportunities at our events year round!
Bands of America Regional and Super Regional Championships
Volunteer opportunities regularly exist at all of Bands of America Regional and Super Regional Championships across the fall. Help is needed in areas such as warm up monitors, bus and truck parking, ticket and program selling, and band flow. Incentives for volunteering include a free volunteer t-shirt, free event program, and behind-the-scenes access to the event.
Bands of America Grand National Championships
Come be a part of the spectacle that is the Bands of America Grand National Championships! The 2018 Grand National Championships will once again be held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis from November 7-10. Volunteers are needed for the entire weekend in areas such as warm up monitors, program selling, and band flow. Join us in providing positively life-changing experiences to the 100+ bands and 15,000+ students that participate!
We are excited to offer the following perks to volunteers that join us at Grand Nationals:
- Wristband that grants all-day stadium access on the day(s) that you volunteer, even when you are not working a shift
- Free commemorative volunteer name badge, t-shirt, and event program book
- Free event parking within walking distance of Lucas Oil Stadium
- Concession stand voucher for volunteers that work two or more consecutive shifts
- Two (2) complimentary tickets to Saturday evening Grand Nationals finals for volunteers that work two or more total shifts
Summer Symposium SWAG Team and Directors' Academy Assistants
Our Summer Symposium SWAG Team and Directors' Academy Assistants are a group of volunteers that join us at our Summer Symposium at Ball State University every June. Both teams play a vital role in helping us provide a great experience for the 1700+ students and directors that attend camp. SWAGs and Directors' Academy Assistants are carefully selected by a leadership team and are comprised of dedicated music educators, college students, graduate students, and others that have a passion for music education.
Both teams have been filled for the 2018 Summer Symposium; for those interested in being a part of the 2019 Summer Symposium, applications will be avaliable in mid-December.
For more informaiton about the SWAG Team and DIrectors' Academy Assistants, please visit camp.musicforall.org/swag/
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities:
We would love the opportunity for your volunteer organization, corporate group, collegiate or high school club, or group of friends to join us for a few hours leading up to our biggest events that includes, Grand Nationals, National Festival, and Summer Symposium.