From its ambitious beginnings more than 25 years ago, the Lancaster Festival continues to gain momentum and acclaim, featuring 10 days of events, 20 performance sites and hundreds of artists. This effort is achieved with a small office staff plus more than 600 volunteers.


• Promote the artistic growth and outreach of the Lancaster Festival Orchestra as the cornerstone of classical music programming. 
• Maintain the highest quality in all aspects of the Festival while encouraging experimentation and adventure. 
• Support and offer visibility for community artists.
• Be all-inclusive in our appeal to the community.
• Be an advocate of arts education for all children.
• Nurture the sense of family, community and homecoming in the Festival.
• Create a dynamic organization that will sustain and grow the Festival into the future.
• Foster the spirit of volunteerism in the community and provide recognition for volunteer efforts.
• Create a sound financial base to support all goals.
• Stimulate economic development in the community.
• Make the Lancaster Festival a nationally visible signature of the community

Committees may meet over the course of the entire year to plan and coordinate the activities of the Festival. 

If you wish to volunteer for a particular activity, contact us and we will notify the chairperson of the committee.

The following is a list of opportunities for activities at the Festival:

___Arts Education for Children
___Canopy and Stage Construction
___Concessions Operation
___Downtown Activities/ArtWalk           
___Family/Children's Activities
___Fundraising/Cameo League
___Golf Carts and Surreys
___Orchestra Housing and Hospitality
___Operations/Site Office
___Parking Assistance
___Poster/Brochure Distribution
___Receptionist/Information Desk
___Site/Facility  Managers
___Stage Crew
___Street Painting Assistance
___Tables/Chairs Set-Up and Assistance
___Ticket Gates
___Ticket Office
___Volunteers/Community Affairs

If you would like more information on volunteering, CLICK HERE.

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