Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association

WINTER BLUEGRASS WEEKEND VOLUNTEERS

The Winter Bluegrass Weekend:
A Festival of Bluegrass & Old-Time Music & Dance
Friday-Sunday, March 4-5-6, 2016

Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth MN

Are you coming to MBOTMA's Winter Bluegrass Weekend March 4-5-6, 2016? To make the weekend a reality we will need to fill 140 volunteer shifts with many volunteers like you - people willing to do their part to make it happen. Would you be able to help us out for just a couple hours? Volunteers still pay their own admission, but they get preferential seating at the Saturday Night Headline Concerts (just get your ticket stamped "volunteer" at the ticket table and we'll let you in before everyone else).

To Sign Up

Look for the list near the ticket table and find an empty spot.  Too late for advance signing up now!

Exhibit Room Monitors. An easy task, just stand or sit by an exhibit room door and allow in only people with exhibitor tags. A couple can work together and fill two spots (the doors are next to each other). These are sometimes short shifts lasting a little over an hour.

Exhibit Room Monitor Fri 03/04/2016 PM04:45 to PM07:00 Carol Anderson
Exhibit Room Monitor Fri 03/04/2016 PM04:45 to PM07:00 Jane Conger
Exhibit Room Monitor Fri 03/04/2016 PM04:45 to PM07:00 George Domstrand
Exhibit Room Monitor Fri 03/04/2016 PM09:45 to PM10:30 Kathy Krug
Exhibit Room Monitor Fri 03/04/2016 PM09:45 to PM10:30 Traci Petersen
Exhibit Room Monitor Fri 03/04/2016 PM09:45 to PM10:30 Dave Heinsohn

Exhibit Room Monitor Sat 03/05/2016 AM08:45 to AM10:00 Bill Boelk
Exhibit Room Monitor Sat 03/05/2016 AM08:45 to AM10:00 Betty Boelk
Exhibit Room Monitor Sat 03/05/2016 AM08:45 to AM10:00 Loren Laugtug
Exhibit Room Monitor Sat 03/05/2016 PM06:45 to PM07:30
Exhibit Room Monitor Sat 03/05/2016 PM06:45 to PM07:30 
Exhibit Room Monitor Sat 03/05/2016 PM06:45 to PM07:30 

Exhibit Room Monitor Sun 03/06/2016 PM02:45 to PM04:30 Loren Laugtug
Exhibit Room Monitor Sun 03/06/2016 PM02:45 to PM04:30 
Exhibit Room Monitor Sun 03/06/2016 PM02:45 to PM04:30 


Gate Keepers. Another easy task. Just sit at the entrance to one of our stage areas and check to see that people have wristbands. You might also have raffle tickets to sell. We need one person each at the Auditorium Room, Europa Room, and Dance Parlour at most times on all three days.

Gate Keeper (Aud) Fri 03/04/2016 PM03:00 to PM05:00 
Gate Keeper (Aud) Fri 03/04/2016 PM05:00 to PM07:00 Dick Carlson
Gate Keeper (Aud) Fri 03/04/2016 PM07:00 to PM09:00 Therese Durkin
Gate Keeper (Aud) Fri 03/04/2016 PM09:00 to PM11:00 

Gate Keeper (Aud) Sat 03/05/2016 AM10:00 to NH12:00 Bob Ostlund
Gate Keeper (Aud) Sat 03/05/2016 NH12:00 to PM02:00 Sonia Sricha
Gate Keeper (Aud) Sat 03/05/2016 PM02:00 to PM04:00 Marilyn Boorsma
Gate Keeper (Aud) Sat 03/05/2016 PM04:00 to PM06:00 Donna Valesco

Gate Keeper (Aud) Sun 03/06/2016 AM09:30 to AM11:30 Jim Whitney
Gate Keeper (Aud) Sun 03/06/2016 AM11:30 to PM01:30 

Gate Keeper (Conc) Sat 03/05/2016 PM06:00 to PM08:00 Susan Rogers
Gate Keeper (Conc) Sat 03/05/2016 PM06:00 to PM08:00 
Gate Keeper (Conc) Sat 03/05/2016 PM08:00 to PM10:00 
Gate Keeper (Conc) Sat 03/05/2016 PM08:00 to PM10:00 

Gate Keeper (Dance) Fri 03/04/2016 PM07:00 to PM09:00 Royce Sorensen
Gate Keeper (Dance) Fri 03/04/2016 PM09:00 to PM11:00 

Gate Keeper (Dance) Sat 03/05/2016 AM10:00 to NH12:00 Vicki Anderson
Gate Keeper (Dance) Sat 03/05/2016 NH12:00 to PM02:00 Kevin Snyder
Gate Keeper (Dance) Sat 03/05/2016 PM02:00 to PM04:00 Lois Johnson
Gate Keeper (Dance) Sat 03/05/2016 PM04:00 to PM06:00 Susan Karpowicz
Gate Keeper (Dance) Sat 03/05/2016 PM06:00 to PM08:00
Gate Keeper (Dance) Sat 03/05/2016 PM08:00 to PM10:00

Gate Keeper (Europa) Fri 03/04/2016 PM05:00 to PM07:00 Tim Manning
Gate Keeper (Europa) Fri 03/04/2016 PM07:00 to PM09:00 
Gate Keeper (Europa) Fri 03/04/2016 PM09:00 to PM11:00 

Gate Keeper (Europa) Sat 03/05/2016 AM10:00 to NH12:00 Richard Carlson
Gate Keeper (Europa) Sat 03/05/2016 NH12:00 to PM02:00 
Gate Keeper (Europa) Sat 03/05/2016 PM02:00 to PM04:00 Art Abrahams
Gate Keeper (Europa) Sat 03/05/2016 PM04:00 to PM06:00 Susan Hutterer
Gate Keeper (Europa) Sat 03/05/2016 PM06:00 to PM08:00 
Gate Keeper (Europa) Sat 03/05/2016 PM08:00 to PM10:00 Dennis Davidson


Gathering Place Greeters. Welcome people to the Gathering Place, make them feel welcome, keep things straightened up, answer questions. On Saturday afternoon a couple special folks are needed to work with kids making puppets.

Gathering Place Greeter Fri 03/04/2016 PM04:00 to PM06:00 Linda Elfstrand
Gathering Place Greeter Fri 03/04/2016 PM04:00 to PM06:00 Garry Elfstrand
Gathering Place Greeter Fri 03/04/2016 PM06:00 to PM08:00 Bill Lindroos
Gathering Place Greeter Fri 03/04/2016 PM06:00 to PM08:00
Gathering Place Greeter Fri 03/04/2016 PM08:00 to PM10:00 Mary Niehaus

Gathering Place Greeter Sat 03/05/2016 AM09:00 to AM11:00 
Gathering Place Greeter Sat 03/05/2016 AM09:00 to AM11:00 

Gathering Place Kids Helper Sat 03/05/2016 AM10:30 to PM12:30 Kate Tucker
Gathering Place Kids Helper Sat 03/05/2016 AM10:30 to PM12:30 Pete Paulson
Gathering Place Kids Helper Sat 03/05/2016 AM10:30 to PM12:30 Marilyn Paulson
Gathering Place Kids Helper Sat 03/05/2016 AM10:30 to PM12:30 

Gathering Place Greeter Sat 03/05/2016 AM11:00 to PM01:00 Holly Fischer
Gathering Place Greeter Sat 03/05/2016 AM11:00 to PM01:00 Mark Fischer
Gathering Place Greeter Sat 03/05/2016 PM01:00 to PM03:00 Maggie Ingle
Gathering Place Greeter Sat 03/05/2016 PM01:00 to PM03:00
Gathering Place Greeter Sat 03/05/2016 PM03:00 to PM05:00 Art Bjorngeld
Gathering Place Greeter Sat 03/05/2016 PM03:00 to PM05:00
Gathering Place Greeter Sat 03/05/2016 PM05:00 to PM07:00 Victoria Schwarz
Gathering Place Greeter Sat 03/05/2016 PM05:00 to PM07:00 

Gathering Place Greeter Sun 03/06/2016 AM09:00 to AM11:00
Gathering Place Greeter Sun 03/06/2016 AM11:00 to PM01:00
Gathering Place Greeter Sun 03/06/2016 AM11:00 to PM01:00
Gathering Place Greeter Sun 03/06/2016 PM01:00 to PM03:00
Gathering Place Greeter Sun 03/06/2016 PM01:00 to PM03:00
Gathering Place Greeter Sun 03/06/2016 PM03:00 to PM05:00
Gathering Place Greeter Sun 03/06/2016 PM03:00 to PM05:00


Load In/Load Out. Can you lift and tote? Help bring in sound equipment and other materials. You won't miss a minute of the weekend because it happens before or after all the shows and fun. We especially need help for that Saturday late night time.

Load-In/Out Helper Fri 03/04/2016 PM01:00 to PM03:00 Jed Malischke
Load-In/Out Helper Fri 03/04/2016 PM01:00 to PM03:00 Tom Schommer
Load-In/Out Helper Fri 03/04/2016 PM01:00 to PM03:00 Frank Wendell
Load-In/Out Helper Fri 03/04/2016 PM01:00 to PM03:00 Mark Rubbert
Load-In/Out Helper Fri 03/04/2016 PM01:00 to PM03:00 Ann Iijima
Load-In/Out Helper Fri 03/04/2016 PM01:00 to PM03:00 Adelle Hyrkas

Load-In/Out Helper Fri 03/04/2016 PM03:00 to PM05:00 Dale Ward
Load-In/Out Helper Fri 03/04/2016 PM03:00 to PM05:00 Brian Amelang
Load-In/Out Helper Fri 03/04/2016 PM03:00 to PM05:00 Maggie Mackaman
Load-In/Out Helper Fri 03/04/2016 PM03:00 to PM05:00 Merle Edel

Load-In/Out Helper Sat 03/05/2016 PM11:00 to AM12:30 Mark Johnson
Load-In/Out Helper Sat 03/05/2016 PM11:00 to AM12:30 
Load-In/Out Helper Sat 03/05/2016 PM11:00 to AM12:30 
Load-In/Out Helper Sat 03/05/2016 PM11:00 to AM12:30 

Load-In/Out Helper Sun 03/06/2016 PM02:30 to PM04:30 Tom Schommer
Load-In/Out Helper Sun 03/06/2016 PM02:30 to PM04:30 Jed Malischke
Load-In/Out Helper Sun 03/06/2016 PM02:30 to PM04:30 David Wolters
Load-In/Out Helper Sun 03/06/2016 PM02:30 to PM04:30 Ann Iijima
Load-In/Out Helper Sun 03/06/2016 PM02:30 to PM04:30 
Load-In/Out Helper Sun 03/06/2016 PM02:30 to PM04:30 


Membership & Raffle Table. In the lobby close to the ticket table. Offer people entering a new-member discount if they sign up with you to become a MBOTMA member. Sell them a raffle ticket too.

Membership Table Fri 03/04/2016 PM03:00 to PM05:00 Victoria Schwarz
Membership Table Fri 03/04/2016 PM05:00 to PM07:00 Greg Landkamer
Membership Table Fri 03/04/2016 PM07:00 to PM09:00 
Membership Table Fri 03/04/2016 PM09:00 to PM11:00 

Membership Table Sat 03/05/2016 AM10:00 to NH12:00 Victoria Schwarz
Membership Table Sat 03/05/2016 NH12:00 to PM02:00 Alan Jesperson
Membership Table Sat 03/05/2016 PM02:00 to PM04:00  Quillian Roe
Membership Table Sat 03/05/2016 PM04:00 to PM06:00 
Membership Table Sat 03/05/2016 PM06:00 to PM08:00 
Membership Table Sat 03/05/2016 PM08:00 to PM10:00  


Shirt Stand Merchandise Sales. Another good spot for couples. You'll need to be comfortable handling money and making change.

Shirt Stand Cashier Fri 03/04/2016 PM08:00 to PM10:00 Jasper McCroskey
Merchandise Seller Fri 03/04/2016 PM08:00 to PM10:00 
Merchandise Seller Fri 03/04/2016 PM08:00 to PM10:00 

Shirt Stand Cashier Sat 03/05/2016 AM11:00 to PM03:00 Maggie Jorgenson
Merchandise Seller Sat 03/05/2016 AM11:00 to PM01:00 James Young
Merchandise Seller Sat 03/05/2016 AM11:00 to PM01:00 Jennie Jorgenson
Merchandise Seller Sat 03/05/2016 PM01:00 to PM03:00 Bev LaPlant
Merchandise Seller Sat 03/05/2016 PM01:00 to PM03:00 Howie Jorgenson

Shirt Stand Cashier Sat 03/05/2016 PM03:00 to PM07:00 
Merchandise Seller Sat 03/05/2016 PM03:00 to PM05:00 Ann Perkins
Merchandise Seller Sat 03/05/2016 PM03:00 to PM05:00 Joni Peterson
Merchandise Seller Sat 03/05/2016 PM05:00 to PM07:00 Molly Hoof
Merchandise Seller Sat 03/05/2016 PM05:00 to PM07:00 Victoria Caradine

Shirt Stand Cashier Sun 03/06/2016 AM11:00 to PM01:00 Barb Schommer
Merchandise Seller Sun 03/06/2016 AM11:00 to PM01:00 Joyce Wolters
Merchandise Seller Sun 03/06/2016 AM11:00 to PM01:00  


Ticket Sellers. A good sit down task. And you get to say hello to everyone as they come in the door. You'll need to be comfortable handling money and making change.

Ticket Seller Fri 03/04/2016 PM03:00 to PM05:00  Sharon Manion
Ticket Seller Fri 03/04/2016 PM03:00 to PM05:00 Julie Kittleson
Ticket Seller Fri 03/04/2016 PM03:00 to PM05:00 Sharon Starks
Ticket Seller Fri 03/04/2016 PM05:00 to PM07:00 Mike Regouski
Ticket Seller Fri 03/04/2016 PM05:00 to PM07:00 Karen Radford
Ticket Seller Fri 03/04/2016 PM05:00 to PM07:00 Frank Wendell
Ticket Seller Fri 03/04/2016 PM07:00 to PM09:00 Carla Manning
Ticket Seller Fri 03/04/2016 PM07:00 to PM09:00 Doug Chasar
Ticket Seller Fri 03/04/2016 PM07:00 to PM09:00 Molly Hoof
Ticket Seller Fri 03/04/2016 PM09:00 to PM11:00 Victoria Caradine
Ticket Seller Fri 03/04/2016 PM09:00 to PM11:00 

Ticket Seller Sat 03/05/2016 AM10:00 to NH12:00 Therese Warmus
Ticket Seller Sat 03/05/2016 AM10:00 to NH12:00 Joe Warmus
Ticket Seller Sat 03/05/2016 AM10:00 to NH12:00 Mark A Fisher
Ticket Seller Sat 03/05/2016 NH12:00 to PM02:00 Marilyn Johnson
Ticket Seller Sat 03/05/2016 NH12:00 to PM02:00 Jana Metge
Ticket Seller Sat 03/05/2016 NH12:00 to PM02:00 Amy Michelsen
Ticket Seller Sat 03/05/2016 PM02:00 to PM04:00 Sherry Monson
Ticket Seller Sat 03/05/2016 PM02:00 to PM04:00 Susan Eisenbacher
Ticket Seller Sat 03/05/2016 PM02:00 to PM04:00  Victoria Caradine
Ticket Seller Sat 03/05/2016 PM04:00 to PM06:00 Brent Severson
Ticket Seller Sat 03/05/2016 PM04:00 to PM06:00 Lisa Severson
Ticket Seller Sat 03/05/2016 PM06:00 to PM08:00 Marilyn Johnson
Ticket Seller Sat 03/05/2016 PM06:00 to PM08:00 Jana Metge
Ticket Seller Sat 03/05/2016 PM08:00 to PM10:00 

Ticket Seller Sun 03/06/2016 AM09:30 to AM11:30 Tom Schommer

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