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Thank you very much for volunteering to help this year.  It’s our 12th  year of Keeping Music in the Schools and we couldn’t do it without your help!  We are really looking forward to seeing you all again.

Parking for volunteers and Festival attendees is in the large Fairgrounds parking lot on East Washington Street.  You reach the festival entrance and Volunteer Check-In by walking through the Fairgrounds entrance and straight down the main concourse road.  Volunteer Check-In will be on your left as you approach the festival ticket entrance, just like last year.  Pick up your name badge and wrist band at Volunteer Check-In and enter through the main ticket entrance.

Volunteer Check-in – Please plan to arrive at Volunteer Check-in at least 15 min before your work assignment and arrive at your venue early enough to talk with the venue owner and get training before your shift begins.  If you are working an afternoon shift, feel free to come early and enjoy the Festival until your volunteer shift begins.

Water – Bring a water bottle.  Like most other festivals, we are going green.  We will not be selling bottled water, but, like last year, there will be a large water tank for attendees to refill water bottles.

Dress – Be sure to keep an eye on the weather forecast on the day of the festival and equip yourself with jacket or sunscreen as appropriate.

Elite Volunteers –  Elite Volunteers (those working 2 or more shifts) can pick up their Festival T-shirts at Volunteer Check-In.  Lunch will also be provided for you.  Lunch will be available starting around noon at Volunteer Check-In.

Extra Credit For Your SchoolA portion of the money donated to schools is based on the number of volunteers working for that school.  When you fill out your shift request, you will have the opportunity to designate your chosen school.

New This Year –  Our sign-up system is different. To sign up for a shift, choose the job below, select a shift time (or shift times) and enter your information. You will receive a confirmation email with a summary of your assignment. To sign up for multiple shifts on different jobs, repeat this process for the additional job.  To cancel your shift or shifts, use the link in your confirmation email. All individual volunteers will need an email address to complete this process. Please let us know if you discover bugs or issues we can address.

Thank you!


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