Help keep our "Tiger Pride" alive by joining us at the 2nd Alumni Rock Jam on Sept 8, featuring the "Tiger Pride Band".
THE "TIGER PRIDE BAND" ROCKS THE 2ND ALUMNI ROCK JAM
Who and what is the "Tiger Pride Band", featuring the "Rockin' Bombers" and the "Horn Dawgs"
The "Tiger Pride Band" is an all volunteer group of talented, dedicated and experienced musicians from Chagrin Falls, Kenston (and other) High Schools. Everyone in the band has played professionally at some point in their careers and several members are currently playing in blues and rock bands that play out on weekends. Our sole mission is to play the greatest classic rock and roll tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, and perform them at Chagrin Falls Alumni Association events. On August 6, 2011, we performed at the 1st Alumni Rock Jam. Although a fantastic time was had by all, it was a financial struggle to cover all of the expenses associated with the event. This year’s event, planned for September 8 at "Bean’s Backyard" located at 1566 Bell Rd. in South Russell, will be bigger, better and more rockin’. We have added a fabulous 4-piece horn section that gives our band a new, bright and full rich sound. If you love the music of the Beatles, the Stones, Sam and Dave, Southside Johnny, Huey Lewis and many more, you'll want to join us this year for an evening of memorable music. We believe that some of the greatest rock and pop music was written and recorded in the 60's, 70's and 80's and we will be playing many of those wonderful songs that you grew up listening to.
THE "TIGER PRIDE BAND" is:
John Tillotson '72, drums and guitar
Rick "Z" Zeithaml '75, lead guitar, lead and harmony vocals
Mary Averill (Honorary CFHS Tiger), lead and harmony vocals, percussion
John Bagley '72 (guest musician), bass guitar and harmony vocals
Mat Price (Class of 1972, Euclid High School), harmonica
Ross Newbauer (CFHS Class of 2013), sound recording, video and lighting
(The CFHS "Horn Dawgs")
Eric Zaboly '74, trumpet
Dave Bowe '76, trombone and harmony vocals
Will Foley '81, sax and harmony vocals
Lori Purtell Sobota '86, coronet
THE KENSTON HIGH SCHOOL "ROCKIN' BOMBERS" are:
Mark Murphy '72, keyboards, lead and harmony vocals
Stan Rolf '78, bass guitar
Dave Weitman '83, sound engineer and drums
It is because of these hard working and dedicated musicians that the "Tiger Pride Band" is asking for your financial support to make our 2nd Alumni Rock Jam a huge success! Our goal is $1,500 in sponsorship dollars, which will ONLY be used to pay for the rental of the venue, tents, sound, lighting and staging equipment, and other related event expenses. Please watch the video above to (laugh) and learn more about the band and event, and join us on Sept. 8th for all the fun! Our video, shot at a recent rehearsal, was filmed, edited and produced by our newest and youngest band member Ross Newbauer. Ross will be a senior this year at CFHS and is a very talented and ambitious young man. The band members are very grateful to him for volunteering his time and skills to produce our video. We are proud to call him a member of our "Tiger Pride Band".
In order to keep the tickets to the Rock Jam at an affordable cost of $15 each, we are looking for your financial support here on Kickstarter to help us meet our goal. Kickstarter is an "all or nothing proposition". In other words, if we don't reach our goal of $1,500 by September 5th, then nothing will be charged to your account and no funds will be raised. So, to help inspire you to contribute to our project, we have created some great rewards for our financial backers, and they can be found on the right-hand side of this page. We figure if 150 people pledge $10 each we've reached our goal, and if you can donate more, you'll receive some very cool rewards! We can always accept more pledges beyond our initial goal of $1,500, so please donate any amount that you can to help make this project a reality! The Chagrin Falls Alumni Association wants to build on last year's Rock Jam success, and with your financial help, grow this event bigger each year. We want to encourage more Chagrin Falls area alumni and non-alumni to come to our Rock Jam and join us for the music and fun! PLEASE SHARE THE LINK TO THIS KICKSTARTER PAGE WITH YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, PETS ( I'm pretty sure my cat "Lou" surfs the net while I'm at work), NEIGHBORS, CO-WORKERS, FACEBOOK FRIENDS AND DON'T FORGET YOUR FELLOW CLASSMATES AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO HELP!!
About the "Rock Jam" event...
Even though this is a Chagrin Falls Alumni Association sponsored event, everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy the music and festivities (21 and over please). Tickets are $15 each, which will include all your beverages and our great music.
We estimate the cost of the 2012 Alumni "Rock Jam" to be approximately $1,500, which is our fundraising goal.
$400 for venue fee
$400 for sound reinforcement and stage lighting equipment rental
$400 for event tent and staging platform rental
$300 for event promotion, flyers, posters, banners, programs and other related expenses
All funds pledged to this project will be be used exclusively to cover the costs of the Alumni Rock Jam.
A full financial disclosure of all disbursements will be made available to the public sometime in the month of October 2012.
Because this event is sponsored by the Chagrin Falls Alumni Association, which is a non-profit (501-c3), all financial contributions made to this project are fully tax deductible.
Last year's "Rock Jam" was the beginning of what we hope will be an annual celebration of music, friendship and fun for all that attend. Won't you join us to help build a "new yearly tradition" for Chagrin area Alumni and friends to gather and share their love of classic rock music and great food!!!
A MESSAGE FROM THE "TIGER PRIDE BAND"...THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR GENEROSITY, INTEREST AND INVOLVEMENT WITH THIS FUN AND WORTHWHILE PROJECT!!!
SO COME, BRING YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CLASSMATES AND ROCK WITH US ON SEPTEMBER 8th!!! WE GUARANTEE YOU'LL HAVE A BLAST AND YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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"Tiger Pride Backer" listing in the event program and a personal thank-you on the band's Facebook page.Estimated delivery:
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"Band Roadie Level" listing in the event program, a personal thank-you on the band's Facebook page and a "live" audio CD recording of The Tiger Pride Band.Estimated delivery:
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"Tiger Pride Rocker Level" listing in the event program, a personal thank-you on the band's Facebook page, an "Alumni Rock Jam" T-shirt and a "live" audio CD recording of the Tiger Pride Band.Estimated delivery:
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"Front Row Seat Level" listing in the event program and Alumni "Tiger Tales" newsletter, a personal thank-you on the band's Facebook page, an awesome 8 1/2"x11" color collector band photo, an "Alumni Rock Jam" T-shirt, a "live" audio CD recording of the Tiger Pride Band and 1 free ticket to the Sept. 8th Rock Jam.Estimated delivery:
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"Backstage Pass Level" listing in the event program and Alumni "Tiger Tales" newsletter, a personal thank-you on the band's Facebook page, an 8 1/2"x11" color photo of you with the Tiger Pride Band, an "Alumni Rock Jam" T-shirt, a "live" audio CD recording of the Tiger Pride Band and 2 free tickets to the Sept 8th Rock Jam.Estimated delivery:
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"Rock Star Level" listing in the event program and the Alumni "Tiger Tales" newsletter, a personal thank-you on the band's Facebook page, an awesome 8 1/2"x11" color photo of you with the Tiger Pride Band, 2 Alumni " Rock Jam" T-shirts, an awesome opportunity for you to "rock out live" with the band on one song at the Rock Jam, a "live" audio CD recording of you with the Tiger Pride Band and 4 free tickets to the Sept. 8th Rock Jam. ROCK ON!!!Estimated delivery:
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