The Music for All National Festival is comprised of Bands of America National Concert Band Festival, Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Festival, Orchestra America National Festival and new this year, the Middle School National Music Festival.  The Festival also features concerts by the Honor Band of America, Honor Orchestra of America and the Jazz Band of America.

Concert venues include Hilbert Circle Theatre (Honor Orchestra of America), Clowes Memorial Hall (National Concert Band Festival) and The Warren Performing Arts Center (Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Festival and the Middle School National Music Festival).

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

Indianapolis, IN, March 4-6, 2010

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, 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. 2010 Festival concert venues include Hilbert Circle Theatre, Clowes Memorial Hall and The Warren Performing Arts Center.

Ensembles in the Music for All National Festival were invited to perform following a taped audition process. The festivals are non-competitive events, and with ensembles perform for a knowledgeable audience, receive input and clinics from a panel of leading music educators, and student members participate in Master Classes with professional musicians and other special events. 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.

Key Volunteer Information  

AGE 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.



SITE LEADERS: Site leaders must be veteran Music for All volunteers, familiar with both MFA and the 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 Saturday, February 27th at 10:00 AM. 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 following hotels: Hyatt, Omni Severin or Marriott. You will be asked to give a credit card number at check-in for your room 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

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 required to attend a volunteer orientation session on Saturday, February 27, 2010Volunteers 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. (This does not include Honor Ensemble performances.)  Volunteers will receive a commemorative program book from the event.

BREAKFAST:  Anyone who volunteered over the course of the event is invited to attend the volunteer breakfast on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 8:30 am.  (Location TBD)

BANQUET: Those who volunteer for 2 shifts over the course of the event are invited to attend the Awards Banquet on Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 5:00 pm.  (Located in the Sagamore Ballroom, Indiana Convention Center)

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.  Upon registration, you will be asked if you would like a ticket and will be instructed to make a selection at that time.

Jazz Band of America
Clowes Memorial Hall
Dr. Lou Fischer, Conductor
Wayne Bergeron, Guest Artist, Trumpet
Friday, March 5, 8:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Honor Orchestra of America
Hilbert Circle Theatre
Anthony Maiello, Conductor
Shared concerts with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Friday, March 5, 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 6, 7 p.m.

DEADLINE: The deadline to register for volunteering is Friday, February 26, 2010.

Qualification for Give a Day. Get a Disney Day:  In order receive credit to claim a Disney voucher, all steps must be followed as required by Disney.  These details can be found at You must check in with your site leader and work the entire shift that you have committed to in order to receive your voucher. 

Thank you for your interest. To volunteer, please click the REGISTER NOW button at the top right of this page.

Questions/Comments? Please contact Michelle Shea at Music for All at 317-636-2263 or


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


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