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 42nd 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, 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 running the show?

EMCEES - ALISA VASQUES & JASON HU

Who's really running the show?

The 2017 Exec Board
Katie Mischler

Katie Mischler

Executive Director
Erin Cleary

Erin Cleary

Director of Production
Jeremy Book

Jeremy Book

Director of Administration
Ryan Heidig

Ryan Heidig

Co-Director of Marketing
Emily Foster

Emily Foster

Co-Director of Marketing
Jacqueline Nunes

Jackie Nunes

Director of Operations & Logistics
Alexandra Franklin

Alexandra Franklin

Director of Sponsorship

 

Movin' On Liasions
Jess Sweeney

Jess Sweeney

SPA Liasion
Anthony Pinter

Anthony Pinter

GPSA Liasion
Mitch Rosen

Mitch Rosen

ARHS Liasion
George Samuel

George Samuel

UPUA Liasion

CORE Committee

The 33 person committee under the exec board

POSITIONS UNDER:

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS

Casey Brill
Colleen Witkowski
Kyle Cernicky
Savannah Welsch

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

Brandon Piller
Meghan Tranauskas
Natalie Runnerstrom

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

Aakash Shewakaramani
Allison Cleary
Justin Shapiro

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

Anita Nham

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.

DJ/MUSIC COORDINATOR

Mike Rocci

The DJ/Music Coordinator will be bumping tunes at all Movin’ On events (ranging from promotional events around campus, Battle of the Bands, & the festival itself). This individual is always making friend’s new mix tapes, has live DJ experience, and is skilled at audio recording.

EVENT COORDINATORS

Dina Tennekoon
Jamila White

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.

MERCHANDISE MANAGER

Courtney Fox

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.

PROMO TEAM CAPTAINS

Erica Cruz
Justin Gorsuch

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.

PUBLIC RELATIONS COORDINATOR

Madison Baer

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

Deborah Coker

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

Jeremy Fratoni
Tim Kunz

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

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT COORDINATORS

Mimi Whesu

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

Aneri Bakshi

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

BATTLE OF THE BANDS COORDINATORS

Breanna Fair
Kim Beck

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

Alex Freeman
Katie Formichella
Lyric Hamilton
Tyler Horn

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

LOCAL SPONSORSHIP COORDINATORS

Anna Lewis
Hannah Galpin
Patrick Droder

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

Kirsten Reilly

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

CAPTAINS:

Erica Cruz
Justin Gorsuch

TEAM:

Devyn Arnold
Paulina Barranco
Nicholle Beese
Max Bell
Griffin Brownback
Olivia Burdack
Summer Carson
Abbie Croker
Ben Cutler
Dylan Doskicz
Larla Halsey
Jessica Harris
Reagan Hatcher
Trevor Hayes
Andrew Johnson
Macy Klocko
Bailey Klocko
Kelsey Koch
Dana Kyle
Rachael Lowe
Cailyn McCutcheon
Laura McGimpsey
Sabrina Melhem
Phoebe Millspaugh
Michelle Mischler
Lucy Reina
Hussein Sbeitan
Christine Sibley
Michael Sitler
Mackenzie Stagnito
Julia Walker
Chelsea West

Get Involved!

Want to be apart of Movin' On?

CORE Committee

Want to plan Movin' On next year?

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

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Volunteering

Want to volunteer for Movin' On?

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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