Mind the Gap is raising money to go to Boston this spring and we need your help!
Hey all! We have reached our goal of $1,000 dollars on Kickstarter which is great! We set this goal before we knew how wonderfully you all were going to respond though, and to actually cover the cost of the trip we need to keep raising money! Keep posting the link and supporting the group and help us kick butt in Boston.
This is a video of us performing at the quarterfinals for the ICCA (the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella), where we are very proud to have taken third place. We used this video as our audition for the Boston Sings Competition and we are now hard at work preparing a new set to shock and awe our east coast competitors! We're so proud to be representing the University of Oregon on a national scale and we appreciate all of your support!
So what's this "Boston Sings" thing all about?
"Boston Sings" is an a cappella festival that includes a professional concert, a cappella workshops, a collegiate competition and the first-ever live CARA Awards Ceremony! This festival is a great opportunity for us to learn from some of the best professional groups and teachers in the nation.
What is the CARA Awards Ceremony?
Every year hundreds of groups like us produce studio recordings of their arrangements. These recordings are reviewed by a cappella music professionals and enthusiasts around the nation, and are nominated for awards.This year for the first time ever these awards will be presented in person at the CARA Awards Ceremony-- think Glee meets the Grammys.
Why are you going?
Teenage Dream (a track on our newest album Strugglebus) has been nominated by CASA for Best Mixed Track of the Year. In addition to the exciting prospect of accepting an award in person, we have been invited to compete with five other top-notch groups from around the nation. Performing at the awards ceremony is a huge honor and we are very proud to represent the University of Oregon.
How can I help?
Pledge money! We're working really hard to fund this trip, but we can't do it alone. Whether the reason be our great prizes, a love of a cappella, or the desire to help provide college students with a once in a life-time learning experience, anything helps and we appreciate your support.
While we're asking for $1,000 here, this represents a small portion of the total cost of the trip. Any additional donations beyond that goal will still be an enormous help to us in this venture!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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A digital copy of Mind the Gap's nationally recognized track Teenage Dream! This track is the reason we're going to Boston, it's been nominated for best mixed track of the year by CASA (Contemporary A Cappella Society of America). No big deal ;)Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $15 or more
A digital copy of one of Mind the Gap's CDs! You choose between their debut album Never Odd or Even, or their newest album Strugglebus. Includes songs by Leona Lewis, The All-American Rejects, Alanis Morissette, Jason Mraz, Sara Bareilles, Mumford and Sons, and Katy Perry!Estimated delivery: May 2012
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A digital copy of both Mind the Gap CDs as well as a signed photograph of the group!Estimated delivery: May 2012
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All of the prizes listed above as well as a personal thank you YouTube video from the group.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $75 or more
All of the prizes listed above as well as a personalized YouTube video of Mind the Gap singing your favorite Mind the Gap song. This is your chance to hear any of our songs dedicated straight to you!Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $100 or more
All of the prizes listed above as well as a personalized YouTube video of Mind the Gap singing ANY song of your choice! That's right, Mind the Gap will arrange and learn any song you want, and you'll have a keepsake: a YouTube video of the song dedicated and performed for you a cappella style!Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $250 or more
All of the prizes listed above a free Mind the Gap performance (if you live in Oregon). Treat yourselves and your friends to a 30 minute a cappella concert: great entertainment for office parties, birthdays, weddings or any get-together.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $500 or more
All of the prizes listed above plus a recording of a song with YOU as the soloist! Come meet our director and producer Russell Kamp and get your voice (or anyone you choose) recorded on lead vocals. Select from any previously recorded Mind the Gap song or the song you requested in number six.Estimated delivery: May 2012