Penrod was on Saturday and I can tell you that I haven’t stopped thinking about these responses. I find it reassuring that there are so many people out there (and in my community!) that feel the same way about music as I do. I know that there are people across the country that feel this way as well.
So today as you take a break from work, from school, from rehearsal, your busy life in general, read through the repsonses again on why people at the Penrod Art Fair in Indianapolis, Indiana believe.
And then? Tell me why you believe.
"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!
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.
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:
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/