It’s official—we’ve passed the $10,000 mark! We’re overwhelmed by the tremendous outpouring of support towards this incredible accomplishment by our students. Thank you! In fact, because of the speed with which we raised these funds and because of your generosity, we are stretching our goal.
If we can raise $3,000 more, we will be able to take the students to a meal after the performance allowing them to celebrate their accomplishment together. We will also professionally record and stream on the VT website a previously unknown piece we are performing at CBDNA by renowned Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu. This piece has never been performed or recorded in the United States which means we would present this piece to the national band community for the first time—an incredible honor. In order to fund these two activities, we have raised our total fundraising goal to $13,000.
Just so you are aware, the total cost of the tour is $23,000 and you’ve already helped us raise $10,000 of that. Thank you! Anything we raise beyond $23,000 will also allow us to reserve internal funds originally dedicated to this project for band operations including equipment purchase, instrument repair, commissions, guest artists, music purchase, etc.
Please continue to spread the word about our crowdfunding campaign (http://crowdfund.vt.edu/vtwindensemble). This project has incredible momentum right now so the more people we can engage in the next few days, the more likely they are to participate.
Again, we are humbled and honored by the amazing response to this campaign. Thank you so much for your support of the VT Wind Ensemble’s CBDNA Southern Division performance!