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Volunteer for an afternoon of world music education at Orchestra Hall 12 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28

Crescendo Project invites young professionals to volunteer with WAMSO (Minnesota Orchestra’s volunteer association) running pre-concert children’s activities during the Free Family concert day on Saturday, Jan.

Crescendo Project

Crescendo Project invites young professionals to volunteer with WAMSO (Minnesota Orchestra’s volunteer association) running pre-concert children’s activities during the Free Family concert day on Saturday, Jan. 28.

Expect to be at the Hall from 12:15 until 2 p.m. As a thank you, WAMSO will provide each volunteer with tickets to the 2 p.m. World Music concert. (See below for full event details.)

Grab some friends and head over to Orchestra Hall for an afternoon of world music and education!

This event is open to Crescendo Project members and non-members. Not yet a member? Really? Become a Crescendo Project member now!

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To register as a volunteer, please contact one of the WAMSO co-directors of education: Hue Alexander, timandhue [at] yahoo [dot] com or Katie Lundeen, ktlundeen [at] aol [dot] com.

WAMSO volunteers
Courtesy of the Minnesota Orchestra
WAMSO volunteers

Arrival
The brief volunteer training session begins promptly at 12:15 p.m., so please plan to arrive by 12:00 p.m. to allow time for parking. Enter Orchestra Hall through the front lobby doors.

The Cargill Room will be available to store volunteer belongings. Bottled water will also be available.

Pre-concert activities
During the training session, volunteers will be assigned to one of the three learning stations and receive instrument information and other details for the assigned station. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be an expert on instruments, WAMSO will teach you what you need to know!

Learning Stations
– Sound Factory: Showing children how to play different instruments (string or percussion) and telling them the fun facts about the instruments. This is very hands-on for children.

– Instrument Parts Department: At this station, WAMSO has deconstructed instruments (wind, string, and brass, depending on the concert) and children learn how to put them together and learn about the function or purpose of each part of the instrument.

– Exploration Station: This station introduces the art of conducting. Children and parents will have the opportunity to practice conducting three different beat patterns, as well as conducting recorded music. This station may also include a reed section, demonstrating the sounds that reeds make and how to make a reed at home.

Time: 12-2 p.m.
Date: Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012
Place: Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403