Volunteer Tasks

 

 

 

 

MARSHAL

  1.  Obtain a copy of the day's programme. If instrumental groups are involved, then
    • set out chairs and music stands on the stage & on the floor in front of the stage. The teachers may choose either location, but in general small groups perform on stage, large groups perform in front of the stage. 
    • Approach the teacher in charge of each group, and ask how many chairs and music stands they need. Set up the stage (or front of stage) area with the 'required number of chairs and music stands for each group. Assist the teachers who need to rearrange drums, chairs etc.
    • The teachers have been advised that they should bring their own power boards and leads.   Familiarise yourself with power point locations so that you can assist them in setting up those leads most efficiently.  The Eisteddfod MAY have one backup power board and lead - ensure that this is not inadvertently taken away by any group!
  2. Assemble each group on the left‑hand side of the hall just before they are ready to be called. Ask the preceding group to leave the stage area on the right‑hand side of the hall. In this way, crowding and congestion will be avoided.
  3. Make sure each group is ready and waiting to go on in order. If a group is outside and practising, and has not come when summoned, ask the stage manager if a subsequent group can go on instead. Time cannot be wasted waiting for someone to arrive. The late ones MAY be permitted to perform last on the program.
  4. Liaise with other Marshals and the Stage Manager so that there is a consistent approach to directions to the groups.
  5. Ask waiting contestants to sit in designated areas. If the hall is really crowded, some groups may have to be asked to wait outside - but it is most desirable that as many performers can hear the performances of others in their section. 
  6. Instruments and instrument cases should not be permitted to clutter the aisle‑ways. The aisles should be kept clear for emergency evacuation in case of fire. Instrument cases and school bags can be kept on the floor between the seats, except for very large ones such as tubas, vibraphones etc. These should be kept against a wall near the back or right up the front of the hall.
  7. As timing is crucial (because of bus bookings ete), it is important to keep things moving. You cannot afford to stand and watch or listen to a performance, you must be always organising the next group to go on, or hurrying the previous group out.