Music for All has earned 23 industry awards from the International Festival and Events Association (IFEA). Music for All earned top honors, receiving a Bronze Grand Pinnacle for the 2012 Bands of America Grand National Championships event held in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Grand Pinnacle award is the highest award given by the IFEA in recognition of festivals and events who have a balance of all the elements necessary to ensure a successful event. The awards in recognition of the best festival and event programs in the world were given at the International Festivals and Events Association’s 58th Annual Convention and Expo in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 16th.
Long-time Music for All volunteer Chris Protho from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania received the IFEA/Zambelli Fireworks Volunteer of the Year Award, an honor presented during a special luncheon on September 16 for all those in attendance at IFEA’s convention in Pittsburgh.
“Music for All is thrilled to have been recognized by its festival and event peers in such a significant way this year,” said Debbie Laferty Asbill, Music for All’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications. “Having one of our key volunteers receive the Volunteer of the Year Award is a singular honor. This was also the first time Music for All has been recognized as a Grand Pinnacle Finalist, the highest of IFEA’s awards. These awards are a recognition of the talents, hard work and dedication of everyone who is a part of the Music for All family.”
In addition to the Bronze Grand Pinnacle, and the Volunteer of the Year honor that was awarded to Music for All volunteer, Chris Protho, Music for All also received 21 Pinnacle Awards – 14 Gold Pinnacles, 4 Silver, and 3 Bronze in various categories for events, multimedia, marketing, sponsorship and merchandise.