About Movin' On

PENN STATE'S ANNUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

We are Movin' On

Penn State's Annual Music Festival

What is Movin' On?

ONE OF THE BIGGEST STUDENT-RUN MUSIC FESTIVALS.

As one of the top 5 largest student-run music festivals in the country, and a Penn State tradition now in its 43rd year, Movin' On brings a free celebration intended to wish off all graduating students who are "movin' on" in their lives. Movin' On's rich history includes a wide variety of musical acts including Fall Out Boy, Gym Class Heroes, Run DMC, Jimmy Eat World, Bowling for Soup, Lupe Fiasco, O.A.R., Ludacris, MGMT, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Passion Pit, Two Door Cinema Club, All Time Low and more.

Why come to Movin' On?

IT'S A FREE MUSIC FESTIVAL.

Since its inception in 1975, Movin' On has remained true to its roots by providing a fun-filled day of diverse music, exciting events, and community involvement. As a 18+ student only show, Movin’ On has remained a substance-free environment at no charge to Penn State students.

How did Movin' On come about?

COLLABORATION BETWEEN UPUA, GPSA, ARHS, AND SPA.

In the fall of 2010, Movin’ On was born through collaboration with four other other campus organizations. UPUA, GPSA, ARHS, and SPA held their own concerts in the springtime, but the students wanted one big show instead of four small scale events. With the help of UPAC, Movin’ On is funded through the Penn State student activity fee, and has combined forces with these other organizations to create one big festival.

Who's really running the show?

The 2018 Exec Board
Katie Mischler

Katie Mischler

Executive Director
Justin Gorsuch

Justin Gorsuch

Director of Administration
Jamila White

Jamila White

Director of Events
Lyric Hamilton

Lyric Hamilton

Director of Production
Erica Cruz

Erica Cruz

Co-Director of Marketing
Phoebe Millspaugh

Phoebe Millspaugh

Co-Director of Marketing
Jeremy Fratoni

Jeremy Fratoni

Director of Operations
Kirsten Reilly

Kirsten Reilly

Director of Sponsorship

 

Movin' On Liaisons
Bryan Montesano

Bryan Montesano

SPA Liaison
Chris Chavez

Chris Chavez

UPUA Liaison
Mitch Rosen

Mitch Rosen

ARHS Liaison

CORE Committee

The 33 person committee under the exec board

POSITIONS UNDER:

BATTLE OF THE BANDS COORDINATORS (2)

Create a thorough Battle of the Bands rulebook. Creates and collects student band applications. Setup and execute Battle of the Bands. Act as a liaison to the Battle of the Bands winners. Once Battle of the Bands is over, this chair will serve as an additional Hospitality chair.

EVENT COORDINATORS (2)

Works closely with the Directors of Marketing to organize promotional events around campus including Movin’ On Promotion Days, Merchandise Sales, and other Movin’ On events.

PROMO TEAM CAPTAINS (2)

The Promo Team Captains are in charge of managing and coordinating the efforts of a team of thirty plus individuals to help assist Movin’ On effectively market, staff and run promotional events, Battle of the Bands, and the festival itself.

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS (4)

Contributes to the Marketing CORE Committee by working with the Directors of Marketing to execute and design merchandise, print, social media, and web graphics.

PHOTOGRAPHERS (3)

Photograph and capture Movin’ On’s Promotional Events, Battle of the Bands, and the festival itself. These individuals provide as needed support to the Directors of Marketing and Marketing CORE Committee by taking photos for social media, web, and promotional purposes.

VIDEO PRODUCTION COORDINATORS (3)

Videotapes all promotional events, Battle of the Bands, the Festival, and additional videos as needed. Has skills in filming, editing and producing video content.

COMMUNICATIONS & SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR (1)

Requires a large amount of collaboration within Movin’ On, between the Directors of Marketing, the Events Coordinator, the Graphic Designer, Photographers, Videographer, and many more. Runs all Movin’ On social media accounts, while trying to reach and engage more students with each post.

MERCHANDISE MANAGER (1)

Collaborates with the Directors of Marketing, the Executive Board, and the Graphic Designer to create merchandise for the Movin’ On Executive Board, Movin’ On CORE Committee and for the general public.

PUBLIC RELATIONS COORDINATOR (1)

Executes external communications with the general public up to and including the day of the festival. The Public Relations Coordinator is responsible for drafting press releases, as well as coordinating all press contacts the day of the festival.

HOSPITALITY COORDINATOR (1)

Makes arrangements to reserve hotel rooms for the bands, their crew members, and the stage, lighting, and sound company employees. Prepares shopping lists for supplies and food requested by the bands. Contacts band tour managers and agents to ensure both parties are up to date with travel plans, arrival times, parking space, and hotel reservations.

OPERATIONS COORDINATORS (2)

In charge of reserving trash receptacles, gloves, and other materials needed for the day of the festival.

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR (1)

The Project Development Coordinator creates and incorporates initiatives throughout the year to bring to life at events leading up to and including the day of festival. This individual is responsible for both brainstorming and executing all activities and games at all Movin' On events and the day of the Movin' On.

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR (1)

In charge of recruiting, organizing, and communicating with volunteers for the day of the festival.

BATTLE OF THE BANDS COORDINATORS (2)

Create a thorough Battle of the Bands rulebook. Creates and collects student band applications. Setup and execute Battle of the Bands. Act as a liaison to the Battle of the Bands winners. Once Battle of the Bands is over, this chair will serve as an additional Hospitality chair.

PRODUCTION COORDINATORS (4)

Makes arrangements with production companies. Serves as a liaisons between bands and the professional production staff. Ensures technical riders are satisfied.

LOCAL SPONSORSHIP COORDINATORS (3)

The Local Sponsorship Coordinators work to connect locally in State College with potential sponsors (marketing managers and local business owners) to Movin' On's immense student audience.

NATIONAL SPONSORSHIP COORDINATOR (1)

The National Sponsorship Coordinator works to bring in national sponsors in both monetary and in-kind donations. This individual reaches out to larger corporations and meets with local representatives of these corporations to form partnerships to connect these corporations with Penn State students.

Promo Team

A 32 person committee responsible for promoting the festival & working other special events throughout the year

Get Involved!

Want to be apart of Movin' On?

Volunteering

Want to volunteer for Movin' On 2018?

Volunteering the day of festival is a great opportunity to learn about how a concert is put together, logistically. Sign up here to get information about volunteering, what it consists of, and how you can be apart of one of the biggest student-run music festivals in the country!

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CORE Committee

Want to plan Movin' On 2018?

CORE Committee is chosen at the beginning of each Fall Semester. Check back to get updates about our applications!

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