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 44th 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 Daya, Lupe Fiasco, Judah & The Lion, MGMT, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Passion Pit, Two Door Cinema Club, 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 2019 Exec Board

Phoebe Millspaugh

Executive Director

Justin Gorsuch

Senior Director

Michelle Mischler

Director of Events

Jack Grobert

Director of Production

Jess Finlayson

Director of Marketing

Jeremy Fratoni

Director of Public Relations

Ashley Novotny

Director of Operations

Brendan Rybaltowski

Director of Sponsorship

 

Movin' On Liaisons

Melissa Fraistat

SPA Liaison

Morgan Sloan

UPUA Liaison

Rachael Lowe

ARHS Liaison

CORE Committee

The select committee under the Executive Board

POSITIONS UNDER:

BATTLE OF THE BANDS COORDINATORS

Creates a thorough Battle of the Bands rulebook. Creates and collects student band applications. Sets up and executes Battle of the Bands. Acts 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

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

DJ COORDINATOR

Responsible for playing music during Movin' On promotional events. The DJ Coordinator is also responsible for compiling a set of playlists for the Movin' On Spotify.

PROMO TEAM CAPTAINS

The Promo Team Captains oversee, manage, and coordinate the efforts of a team of over twenty individuals to help assist Movin’ On effectively market, staff and run promotional events, Battle of the Bands, and the festival itself.

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS

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

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.

VIDEOGRAPHERS

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

MERCHANDISE MANAGER

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

DIGITAL MARKETING COORDINATOR

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. This position also is responsible for creating Movin' On's blog.

PUBLIC RELATIONS COORDINATOR

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

WEB DEVELOPER

Responsible for maintaining all content and design of MovinOn.org. The Web Developer is also responsible for developing the website further in it's design to ensure the website is up-to-date and engaging.

OPERATIONS COORDINATORS

In charge of reserving trash receptacles, gloves, and other materials needed for the day of the festival. These individuals also oversee all volunteers on the day of the festival.

Sustainability Coordinator

The Sustainability Coordinator's main responsibility is to work directly with the Director of Operations to achieve the goal of making Movin’ On a zero waste event. They will serve as the main point of contact between the Sustainability Institute and Movin’ On, and will strive to build a strong relationship with the Sustainability Institute..

PRODUCTION COORDINATORS

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

SCHOOL OF THEATRE LIAISON

The School of Theatre Liaison is responsible for maintaining and developing further relations with the School of Theatre. The School of Theatre Liaison also carries the same responsibilities as Production Coordinators on the day of all events.

LOCAL SPONSORSHIP COORDINATORS

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

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.

FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR

The Fundraising Coordinator is responsible for creating and executing numerous fundraising initiatives that will in turn support Movin' On as an organization.

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 2019?

Volunteering the day of any festival is a great opportunity to learn about how a concert is put together logistically. Volunteer Sign ups for Movin' On 2019 will open in the Spring Semester.

Sign Ups Closed!

PROMO Team

Want to be a part of Movin' On 2019?

PROMO Team is responsible for promoting the festival & working special events throughout the year. Apply below!

Signs Ups Closed!