Dear Atlanta Music Project Kickstarter Backers,
Please forgive this lengthy but important message. Just over two years ago, you all did something amazing: you supplied the seed funding to launch the Atlanta Music Project, an organization that promised it would change lives through music. By supporting AMP's launch you put your trust in me and for that I cannot thank you enough.
Since our launch in 2010 here's just a snapshot of what we've accomplished:
1) Opened three instrumental program sites in inner-city Atlanta; 2) Raised over $500,000 to support our programming 3) Served over 200 students and currently serving close to 100 4) AMP students have performed over 25 concerts all over Metro Atlanta 5) AMP has been featured on CNN, National Public Radio and in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution 6) AMP has established partnerships with the City of Atlanta and the Atlanta Public Schools
Today I bring you exciting news about our next big initiative: AMPlify (www.amplifyATl.com). AMPlify will be our new all-choir program, led by my colleague Aisha Bowden. It'll be just as rigorous as our instrumental programs but bring the joy of singing in a choir to children in inner-city Atlanta.
Last month we launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise $20,000 to support AMPlify. Guess what? With just five days to go, we are just $4,000 away from our goal!
I am asking you to please support AMP's campaign to launch AMPlify by donating (tax-deductible) at www.amplifyATL.com. Any amount helps and there are great perks! If anything, just go that page to watch the promotional video, which is truly inspiring.
We did this two years ago and you have seen the results. Imagine what could be with AMPlify! Hundreds or perhaps thousands more children learning and performing music right in their neighborhood after-school! Check out www.amplifyATL.com.
Never in a million years would I have dreamed the Atlanta Music Project would get this far. But we have. And I have you to thank, our original Kickstarter Backers.
Dantes Rameau, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Atlanta Music Project
Go to www.amplifyATL.com before October 31, 2012 to make a donation to launch AMPlify!