4/14/04 Need volunteers for International Jazz Festival submitted by Elena Shoemaker
At some point, I hope there'll be a PR person for the Festival this year. Right now, I'm that person. I hope that your paper can help me find intelligent, helpful people. Please put out the word that we'd LOVE to involve new people with the Jazz Festival.
This Festival is one of the few that is not commercial. We're a not-for-profit corporation that's just completed its tenth anniversary! Some of the best talents, well known in the music business, have come here. Those that can afford to spend a week in San Miguel do so, with pleasure. We have the support of local hotels, restaurants, and friends. We can invite jazz professionals to come here as tourists.
In this time of total commercialism, the Festival Internacional de Jazz stays true to its initial plan. We invite great musicians, we offer workshops, we teach, we share, we have a great time. That so many who've performed here want to come back is a good testament. Not just to our philosophy, but to the graciousness of San Miguel.
This Thanksgiving week, November 25-28, will be the eleventh Festival. A PRIME NUMBER!!!!!
We're looking for help from those who can offer skills and effort, who don't want to spend time in endless meetings, and want to help with fundraising, airline ticket begging, publicity, hospitality, and getting to know the joy of this Festival.
Of course previous skills are an asset. Are they necessary? Not if you really want to be part of something new.
Most great efforts are a result of stamina and passion, not past resumes.
You can check out the history of the Festival at www.jazz-sma.com
March 9, 2004 - SMA Online (this paper) needs volunteers to help publish it - by Michael Wein
We would appreciate any volunteer help to aid us in our
We could also use someone who listens to the local radio each (or most) (or many) mornings and can help up gather breaking news and translate it into a very short English-language notice and then just email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org In addition to that, when anyone hears of a local event, we would appreciate hearing about it as early as possible. And lastly, we will ALWAYS need new and additional tips (or ANY kind, of ANY length) on how better to live here.
And, of course, even more importantly, we will always need you, the writers, to send us your writings of any sort. See how to write us for more details.
And we also announce a contest that awards a us$1,000 prize for the favorite writing published in this paper as voted upon by you, the readers. See the announcement in local events listed under the date of "now to May 20th".
we would be remiss if we did not refer you to an article about the first volunteer, Stirling Dickinson and San Miguel de Allende - read it by clicking on personalities
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