United in Obligato
Except for board members, committee members and hundreds of volunteers the festival also can rely on former board members. Although they normally can enjoy their pension and although they are no longer daily involved in the festival organisation, they still are with heart and soul connected. Obligato, that's how they're called, still help in many ways.
They for instance help in preparing mailings to festival participants, festival friends and new Neerpelt citizens. They help to distribute the festival programme, help to invite former jury members and organise a 'Piano bar', a place where board members and jury members can relax after a busy festival day. Obligato also has a delegation in the festival board.