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Chris Protho, 40, of Adams Township in Butler County was named the International Festivals & Events Association 2013 Volunteer of the Year for his work with Music for All, an organization that runs marching and concert band festivals around the country and a summer music camp.
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, 11:39 p.m.
 

Noteworthy: Protho was named the International Festivals & Events Association 2013 Volunteer of the Year for his work with Music for All, an organization that runs marching and concert band festivals around the country and a summer music camp. He started with Music for All in 1990 as a freshman at West Virginia University, has volunteered more than 7,000 hours and risen from parking lot attendant to contest coordinator.

Age: 40

Residence: Adams, Butler County

Family: Wife, Amy; two children, Jenna, 11, and Joshua, 3

Education: Bachelor's degree in music from WVU and master's degree in education from California University of Pennsylvania. Pursuing a Ph.D. in instructional management and leadership at Robert Morris University

Background: Has taught music and served as band director at Mars Area Middle School for 15 years. Previously taught in the New Kensington Arnold School District.

Quote: “At first, I enjoyed doing the work, whether it was parking buses or managing a warm up area. ... Now at this time, I've really become committed to Music for All's mission, which is providing life-changing experiences through music. Having that opportunity to work with children and the teachers and adults is pretty rewarding for me.”

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