Music for All National Festival
The Music for All National Festival encompasses three music festivals in one weekend! Festivals run concurrently, held in beautiful venues in Indianapolis.

The volunteer experience includes, but is not limited to, the following:
  • Working with renowned conductors
  • Working with the nation's best of the best in Concert Bands, Percussion Ensembles and Orchestras
  • Helping with Master Classes, Rehearsals and Clinics
  • Helping with stage set-ups at Clowes Memorial Hall located on the campus of Butler University, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's Hilbert Circle Theatre and the Warren Performing Arts Center.
  • A private performance by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
  • Hotel housing and all meals provided for multiple day volunteers. Minimum volunteer commitment is 8 hours. Volunteers must be 18 years or older and able to provide their own transportation to and from the event. Volunteer assignments are available from Wednesday through Saturday of the Festival.
How Do I Register?

Contact Michelle Shea at for more information on volunteering at Music for All events.



Read about each Festival below



National Concert Band Festival
Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler University - Indianapolis, IN

National Concert Band Festival
Since its debut in 1992, the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival has been acknowledged as one of the premier educational events for America's high school concert bands. The Festival's mission is to focus a national spotlight on the core of our nation's band programs, the concert band. The non-competitive atmosphere provides a place for growth, cooperative encouragement and mutual respect among band programs, students, parents, boosters and administrators.

Volunteering for this event gives you the opportunity to manage concert halls, hotel venues and work with some of the finest high school ensembles in the country.



Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Festival
The Warren Performing Arts Center

Percussion Festival
Bands of America (BOA) added the percussion ensemble to the National Concert Band Festival in 1997, in order to shine a spotlight on outstanding percussion ensembles and give percussion ensembles, students and teachers a place to perform, be evaluated and share with other ensembles on a national stage. The festival was named for percussion legend Sandy Feldstein in 2009.

Volunteering for this event gives you the opportunity to manage concert halls, hotel venues and work with some of the finest high school ensembles in the country.



Middle School National Music Festival
The Warren Performing Arts Center

2009 marked the premiere of the Middle School National Music Festival, part of the Music for All National Festival, presented by Yamaha. In 2007 and 2008, Music for All invited several middle school concert bands to participate in the Music for All National Festival as honor bands. In 2009 the Festival featured a middle school stage for invited concert bands, percussion ensembles and orchestras, selected by recorded audition and application.

Volunteering for this event gives you the opportunity to manage concert halls, hotel venues and work with some of the finest middle school ensembles in the country.