Volunteers Needed for Drum & Bugle Corps Competition - UW-Whitewater

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ORGANIZATION: Forward Performing Arts, Inc.

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Forward Performing Arts is a non-profit arts organization that provides programs for youth in music and performance training through a positive environment that emphasizes character and social development, leadership, self-discipline, and the pursuit of excellence. Our flagship performance group, The Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, hosts drum corps 2 drum corps competitions each summer, Drums On Parade and The Whitewater Classic. This year Drums On Parade will be held at Middleton high school on June 29th and The Whitewater Classic will be held at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater on July 6th. We are looking for student volunteers to cover stadium prep or ticket scanning.

Drum and bugle corps contests showcase some of the finest in music entertainment. Corps from around the county perform in front of packed stadiums presenting kaleidoscopic drills, display colorful costumes, and perform thrilling music. Both shows depend on a small army of volunteers, especially in stadium prep and ticket scanning. All tasks have adult supervision. In addition, each volunteer will be given a meal during their shift and will be able to view the show as well.

If you are interested, please contact Jeff Manion at fpatourevents@gmail.com. Hope to see you there!

2 Shifts

  • Sat Jul 06, 2024 - morning / 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    Stadium prep including marking seats and hanging signs.
  • Sat Jul 06, 2024 - evening / 05:00 PM to 11:30 PM
    Looking for ushers, corps gate management, and ticket scanners.
  • NONE OF THESE DAYS WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Forward Performing Arts, Inc.

Location:

2935 S. Fish Hatchery Road, #401, Madison, WI 53711, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide programs for youth in music and performance training through a positive environment that emphasizes character and social development, leadership, self-discipline, and the pursuit of excellence.

Description

n 1920, a young engineering student at the University of Wisconsin named Lewis Kessler began his service with the Four Lakes council of the Boy Scouts of America. A former Navy bugler, Lewis pursued the formation of multi-troop drum and bugle corps in the Madison area. On December 3, 1920 the organization formed as the Madison Boy Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps and had their first public performance on May 30, 1921. An active rehearsal and performance schedule was kept through 1925, after which the corps operations were less consistent and eventually ceased. In 1937, a group of businessmen were inspired to again have a drum & bugle corps in the Madison area. Under the counsel of Lewis Kessler, now a professor at U.W., the corps was re-established on February 8, 1938 under the direction of E.J. Hess and assisted by C.H. Beebe. Soon thereafter, C.H. would take over as director, a position he held until his passing in 1968.

Forging past its humble beginnings, the Madison Scouts has established itself as a premier youth performing arts organization on the modern drum and bugle corps scene. "Proud, Loud, and Pleasing the Crowd"-a mantra of the corps-the Scouts are known for their entertainment-focused programs that consistently bring audiences to their feet.

Today’s corps boasts over 150 performing members selected from an audition process that spans the course of several months. Maintaining a diverse membership, performers join the corps from across the globe each year.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Education & Literacy

WHEN

Sat Jul 06, 2024
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

910 W Schwager DriveWhitewater, WI 53190

(42.84585,-88.73877)
 

SKILLS

  • Stage Management

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Morning shift: 10:00 am - Noon. Evening shift: 4:00 pm to 11:30 pm. Meals are provided for the evening shift.

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