Music for All is one of the nation’s largest music education organizations in support of active music making. Their mission? To create, provide, and expand life-changing experiences through music (you guessed it) for all. They advocate that music and arts education is core to students’ education and should be available to all students, with programs that support the efforts of instrumental music teachers on the high school and middle school levels.
Each year, more than 300,000 people attend Music for All events, over 85,000 teens participate, and 100,000 people subscribe to online services. Music for All’s programs include fall marching band Regional and Grand National Championships; The Music for All National Festival, which features the National Concert Band Festival, Orchestra America National Festival, Middle School National Music Festival, Chamber Music National Festival, Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Festival, Honor Band of America, Honor Orchestra of America, and the Jazz Band of America; and the Music for All Summer Symposium, a week-long music camp that draws 1,200 teen music students and teachers from more than 30 states and several countries.
“It is hard to choose a favorite event because they are very different,” says Hannah May, Event Coordinator for Music for All. “One favorite is our Grand National Championships which is exciting as it’s the culmination of our fall season, and there are several special events that go on during the championships.”
VolunteerLocal has helped with the registration process, allowing for their musically (and non-musically) inclined volunteers to sign up when best suits them. “VolunteerLocal has been very useful in sharing our volunteer opportunities and logistics to our volunteers,” says May. “It’s great that our registration can be embedded into our website and easily shared. This allows our volunteers to easily register for their own events and shifts that best fit their availability.”
“VolunteerLocal is available to our volunteers at all times, so they are able to sign up whenever inspiration strikes.”
Feeling inspired? You can learn more about their programs and events on their website.
Photos courtesy of Music for All