Music for All Summer Symposium presented by YAMAHA
Team SWAG: How to Apply

Illinois State University, Normal, IL
June 21 - 26, 2010     |     Leadership Weekend Experience: June 19 - 21


Time is running out to apply for Team SWAG 2010!

For over 30 years Team SWAG has been the heart and soul of the Music for All Summer Symposium and there is still time to apply for this year's team! Team SWAG is a tremendous volunteer group of college students, high school band directors and "band fans" that volunteer for 10 days during the Music for All Summer Symposium. SWAGs have a variety of responsibilities - from running sectionals to driving faculty shuttles to running student floor meetings.

Anyone that has completed one semester of college is eligible to apply. You do not need to be a music major or band director, many on the team have not been associated with band since high school but are great team members.

Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2010. All support materials for the application (letters of recommendation, audition materials, and pictures) are due no later than March 15th. Selection for the team will take place in late March with notifications of selections being sent out in early April.

Members of Team SWAG will need to be on campus from June 17-27, 2010 at Illinois State University in Normal, IL. Music for All provides room and board and 3 t-shirts during the time of the symposium.

Download the 2010 SWAG application


You can apply online today thru our online application process, or Download the 2010 application form

Selection for a position on Team SWAG is very competitive. Applicants must have completed one semester of undergraduate study or have military or other professional experience and must submit a summary of their band experience, three letters of recommendation, and an audition tape for instrumental area assignments. Each year, only the most outstanding candidates are selected to form Team SWAG.

New applicants must mail in three letters of recommendation.

Download Recommendation Form

All applicants must submit an audition tape (if you are applying for instrumental areas) and current photo to complete your application. Please enclose all these articles in a packet and return to:

Team SWAG 2010
c/o Music for All
39 W. Jackson Place
Indianapolis, IN 46225

If you have any questions, please call us at 800.848.2263, or e-mail swag@musicforall.org.