The heart of our festival is our volunteers! We require a large base of volunteers in order to make the Festival run smoothly and successfully. Your participation helps provide a memorable and beneficial educational experience to our student participants.

There are a large number of positions and shifts available. Please note that no prior music experience is required. Many of the jobs are relatively easy. On the day of your shift, our Festival Coordinator will be able to walk you through your job responsibilities and will be on hand to provide assistance as needed throughout the day. Some of the volunteer jobs include:

  • band host - helps our groups navigate the venue by leading the group from one area to the next
  • secretary - helps adjudicators’ stay organized, handing out and collecting required materials for each ensemble
  • check-in desk - manning the administration desk as bands check-in
  • emcee - announcing the performances and sponsors (from a script)

The Festival runs at three separate times in three different locations for Concert, Jazz, and Grade 1 portions of the festival, and volunteers are needed at each. Many volunteers sign up for a single morning or afternoon shift, but if you have the gift of time, we encourage you to sign up for multiple shifts. Whether you can do one shift or multiple shifts, any assistance you can provide will be appreciated.

To sign-up, please click on one of the links to the right to volunteer for the Concert, Jazz, or Grade 1 festivals. For additional information about volunteering, please contact August Murphy at [email protected].