The Nancy L. Taylor HFO Volunteers


Play A Part In The Music

The Heartland Festival Orchestra is always on the lookout for people with all kinds of talents to help our organization run more smoothly. Please call (309) 339-3943 or email info@heartlandfestivalorchestra.org if you are interested. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved…

Concert Ushers

What: Pass out programs or direct guests to their seats
When: Concert Nights Only; 6:30-6:55pm; Job finishes when concert begins
Where: Five Points Washington

Program Assembly

What: Assemble programs and inserts; box up bundles of programs to be ready for concert night.
When: Friday evening during rehearsal, night before concert 7-8pm (1hr)
Where: Five Points Washington Auditorium

Concert Reception Set-Up Crew

What: Assemble cookies on large platters, cover with plastic wrap; ensure sufficient cups and napkins are available.
When: Daytime, day of concert (flexible, 1 hr)
Where: Five Points Washington kitchen/banquet room

Concert Reception Hosts

What: Set out platters of cookies and pour punch into cups; keep platters and cups full till supplies or guests run out; minimal clean up afterwards.
When: Immediately following concert must leave seats at or before final note (30 mins max)
Where: Five Points Washington banquet room for post-concert reception

Cookie Bakers for Musicians' Rehearsal Breaks

What: Provide a few dozen home baked cookies for musicians to enjoy on their Friday evening and Saturday afternoon rehearsal breaks.
When: Five Points by 3:00 pm on Friday, day prior to concert
Where: Front Desk at Five Points

Fruit for Musicians' Rehearsal Breaks

What: Provide fruit (grapes, clementines, apples, bananas) for musicians to enjoy on their Friday evening and Saturday afternoon rehearsal breaks.
When: Deliver by 5:00pm to Five Points on Friday, day prior to concert
Where: Front Desk at Five Points

Concert Poster Distributors

What: Put up concert flyers on bulletin boards, windows, around town
When: 2-3 weeks prior to concert (12hrs)
Where: Five Points - place them in your area where they would likely be seen.

Musician Host Home

What: Provide overnight housing for out of town HFO musicians; Provide a light snack when musician arrives after Friday night rehearsal which ends at 9:30 pm at Five Points. Provide a light breakfast Saturday morning for musician. There is no obligation to provide lunch, but most won't object if you do. Musicians have their own transportation. Most musicians tend to practice Saturday mornings while at the host homes. This is a great opportunity to get to know the HFO musicians and learn about the instruments they play.
When: Friday night immediately preceding concert, possibly Saturday night if inclement weather. Musicians must be at Five Points by 1:30 pm on Saturday. Once they leave your home early Saturday afternoon, they will not return unless inclement weather is a factor. Per concert basis, HFO Host will contact you for availability.
Where: Your home
Other: Please let us know if you have any pets or children, or smokers.

Musician Hotel Sponsor

What: Donate the cost of hotel room for out of town musician. $80 per night, one night per concert.
When: When the number of musicians exceeds the available host homes, a hotel room must be provided for out of town musicians.
Where: Donations can be sent directly to: Heartland Festival Orchestra, 8500 N Knoxville Ave, Suite G, Peoria IL 61615