IGNITE is the volunteer friends group of the National Orchestral Institute + Festival (NOI+F). This group gathers during the Festival—held in June—and throughout the year to work on projects to bring energy, excitement and support of NOI+F. This group ignites the passion for music and the next generation of orchestra professionals by cultivating relationships, creating community and having fun! For information on how you can become part of IGNITE, contact Richard Scerbo at rscerbo@umd.edu.