4 Hours 4 Music: States Weekend Is Coming!

Join Team USBands at one of our Premier Events and lend a helping hand!

“Volunteers don't just do the work; they make it work." – Carol Pettit

Attention parents, friends, alumni & marching arts supporters:
Team USBands needs volunteers to help out at our Premier Events this fall!

Thank you to everyone who volunteered at the Yamaha Cup! It was a huge success.

We have a BIG weekend coming up Oct. 19-20:

Chesapeake Challenge 10/19 in Towson, MD
NJ States 10/19 and 10/20 at Rutgers University
PA States 10/19 at Kutztown University
Tennessee States 10/19 in Cookeville, TN
Empire Cup 10/20 in Long Island, NY

**We are specifically in need of a few more volunteers from 7 p.m. to midnight at Rutgers on Saturday, as well as Tennessee States and the Empire Cup!

That means lots of opportunities to help, so let your friends and family know!

"Our events heavily rely on a strong group of volunteers to make the vision of the day a reality," said USBands Volunteer Coordinator Ashley Pittman. "4 Hours 4 Music is a wonderful volunteer program we offer at Regional, State and National Events. Volunteering with USBands is a great way to spend the Saturday!"

Remember, many hands make light work. E-mail ashley@yea.org for more details or to sign up!

How Does It Work?

We've broken down each event into approximately 4-hour shifts so that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy their band's show, or the rest of the day.

But what do you get in return?

If you commit to volunteering for a 4-hour shift at a Regional, State or National Championship Event, we can promise you:

  • Free admission to see your band perform
  • Free parking
  • Snacks and drinks to keep you happy!
  • A free DVD of your band’s performance
  • A warm, fuzzy feeling in your heart because you gave of your time!
  • *8+ hours of volunteering gets you a T-shirt of your choice from our merchandise set up
  • **Volunteering for the whole day gets you an outerwear item of your choice


  • 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.


If you're interested in donating 4 Hours 4 Music, please e-mail Ashley Pittman at ashley@yea.org or give her a call at 610-821-0345 ext.124.
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Upcoming Volunteer Dates:

Saturday, October 19
USBands Chesapeake Challenge in Towson, MD
USBands New Jersey State Championships in New Brunswick, NJ
USBands Pennsylvania State Championships at Kutztown University
USBands Tennessee State Championships in Cookeville, TN

Sunday, October 20
USBands New Jersey State Championships in New Brunswick, NJ
USBands Empire Cup in Long Island, NY

Saturday, October 26
USBands New England State Championships in Bridgeport, CT

Saturday, November 2
USBands National Championships at MetLife Stadium

Saturday, November 9
USBands National Championships at MetLife Stadium
USBands National Championships in Allentown, PA

Sunday, November 10
USBands National Championships in Allentown, PA

Support your band while volunteering for USBands!

Please contact Ashley Pittman at ashley@yea.org or (610) 821-0345 ext.124 to sign up today!


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