Ann Barber

Committee: Box Office Admin
Number of years volunteering: 23

What memory stands out most when you think of your time at the Festival?

Watching Pekel, a Dutch group, at every set they did, and dancing with my volley friend to their music. Closing one night a few years ago with Simon Fraser Band playing along- just magic!

Why do you volunteer for the Festival? What inspires you?

I enjoy spending the weekend with my sister, and the camaraderie we build in the Box Office Admin group is fantastic. I get to watch some music without buying a ticket! 

What’s your favourite part of the Festival?

Usually, Sunday morning gospel hour. This year, it was Leonard Cohen set that followed gospel hour. 

What advice would you give to new volunteers?

Keep a positive attitude and you will enjoy yourself. Be prepared to work hard, and realize that everyone else is working hard, and take time to explore some new and different music from around the world.