Good Morning, Everyone!
We are TREMENDOUSLY grateful for your support. Thank you for giving a damn, telling a friend, and most importantly - BELIEVING.
Now, we have great news:
Today, an anonymous source contributed a very generous amount of money to support our mission - enough to finance a significant portion of the fall 2011 tour and successfully get us to ALL 15 schools on our schedule.
Isn't that great? We think so, too! But here's the thing:
YOU will not be charged for what you've pledged, but we would LOVE to still have you on board as a proud supporter of the Hall Pass Tour. So, if you're still interested in donating the amount you pledged to the tour and backing our mission, please click here: Donate to the Tour ;]The reward package that you selected will still apply, but with even more special bonuses from the team.
Why the change in direction?
Well unfortunately, our anonymous source is not in a position to use Kickstarter. So after much thought - given the time left on this project, Kickstarter's "all or nothing" policy and the amount left to raise - we decided that it's best to end our #20BY20 campaign early.
But - this tour is happening!
The Hall Pass Tour is a small, dedicated team of 5. Without all the effort and support from you, we may not be in this position. Thank you so, so much again for BELIEVING in us.
We're looking forward to your continued support.
Donation Link: http://bit.ly/pOZLDk
View the fall tour schedule here: hallpasstour.com/schedule
We got a friend of ours to whip up some choreography, have been rehearsing for two weeks and rain or shine - we are flash mobbing today! That's right! Alter your lunch plans and find us at 1pm in the busiest part of NYC that rhymes with "Movin' Chairs."
Wow, time flies. We've got 8 days left and we're so thrilled to have you all pushing forward with us. THANK YOU! (a million times over). This week will be lots of fun - we're taking it to the streets tomorrow - Sunday to entertain and get people involved. Since our last update, we've confirmed seven more Northeast tour dates with two more to go. Add them to your calendar if they're close to you!
7-Dec - Paterson, NJ - Eastside High School
8-Dec - Paterson, NJ - Public School No. 5
9-Dec - Paterson, NJ - International High School/Garrett Morgan Academy
12-Dec - Jersey City, NJ - Frank R. Conwell Middle School
13-Dec - Jersey City, NJ - Franklin L. Williams Middle School
14-Dec - Washington, DC - Calvin Coolidge Senior High School
15-Dec - Wilmington, DE - F. D. Stubbs Elementary School
Also, our Tour Manager whipped up special video for you -- check it out down below! AND (the little tidbit you've all been waiting for) this Saturday night (October 15), to celebrate YOU and our mission, we're throwing a party. That's right, an all out party with music, foods, drinks and games! Take a peek at the flier below with all the details and if you're in the NYC area, please join us -- we'd love to meet you in person.
Thank you again for being on board! 8 days to go! #20BY20
Hey guys! Thanks so much for continuing to spread the word about our project. With 17 days to go, we've got our work cut out but we know this goal is totally reachable and 17 days is ample time to make it happen! Please continue to share the link with friends, colleagues, associates etc. Strength is in numbers.
And now, on to the update! We've been working 'round the clock to get set up for the big tour kick-off and we've got 7 official dates confirmed from the schools on board. Here they are:
10-Nov - New York, NY - Richard R. Green High School of Teaching
16-Nov - Plattsburgh, NY - Plattsburgh High School
21-Nov - Ticonderoga, NY - Ticonderoga Central School
22-Nov - Crown Point, NY - Crown Point Central School
1-Dec - AuSable Forks, NY - AuSable Forks Elementary School
2-Dec - Keeseville,NY - Keeseville Elementary School
5-Dec - Willsboro, NY - Willsboro Central School
Mark you calendars and if any of these schools are in your town, make sure to come out and join us! All Hall Pass Tour concerts are open to the public. More dates, photos and video updates coming soon!
Thank you for being a part of the movement.
pledged of $20,000 goal
Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on October 20, 2011.
Sep 20, 2011 - Oct 20, 2011 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Virtual chest bump or Hi5, totally your choice (yes, we’re serious). Holley played college basketball and has become quite skilled at both chest bumping and Hi5’ing – so much so that she can do it virtually. You'll also receive an honorary Hall Pass with your name on it. Print it out and show it to your boss the next time you're late. Tell him we sent ya!Estimated delivery: Oct 2011
Pledge $5 or more
All of the above PLUS a personalized thank you sound-bite (more heartfelt than unicorn tears, trust us!).Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $25 or more
In addition to the above package, you'll get 1 free ticket to a concert of your choice (we'll be posting tour calendar updates throughout the project), 2 exclusive "I Kickstarted the Hall Pass Tour" buttons, 2 Hall Pass Tour stickers and a free mp3 download of the tour anthem, "Dream Work" (with lyrics) before anyone else in the world has access to it!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $50 or more
Everything listed above EXCEPT, you'll get 2 free tickets to a concert of your choice, an official Hall Pass Tour t-shirt and we'll send you a laminated version of your honorary Hall Pass so you don't have to print it out.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $100 or more
We'll see the above rewards package and raise you another Hall Pass Tour t-shirt, a tour poster, custom 512MB USB drive pre-loaded with a 1-of-1 Sing-O-Gram or Rap-O-Gram and one of our many team blooper videos PLUS a personal shout-out on our website's donor page including your name, city/state and a link to a personal website (site content to be approved by HPT team before posting).Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $250 or more
How 'bout some quality tunes? Enjoy the above package, signed physical copies of j.RENEÉ's, Uni.VERSE and ScienZe's, When Skies Fall (scheduled for release on 11/14) and a personal shout-out in one of our update videos (send us a photo and we’ll superimpose you into it).Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $500 or more
0 backers Limited (20 of 20 left)
Let's double things up a bit. You'll get the package above with 4 buttons, 4 stickers, 4 t-shirts, 4 free tickets, and 2 custom 512MB USB drives. And we're gonna need you to come Hi5 or chest bump us in person. That's right! You're getting backstage access to a concert of your choice and a photo with the entire team and all of the student performers. (Note that this means there’s a VERY strong possibility that we’ll bring you out on stage to personally thank you and embarrass you with flowers and a stuffed animal of some sort -- elephant has a nice ring to it).Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (10 of 10 left)
See that package up there? ^^^ It's yours! You'll also get a signed tour poster, backstage access for two, your choice of either a 1.5 hour personal DJ lesson with Kraff, a Garageband tutorial/songwriting lesson with j.RENEÉ OR a Pro Tools/lyrical coaching session with ScienZe AND you get to co-host a concert with Holley!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
Wow. You donated $5,000? Surely you were an angel in a past life. On top of the package above, tour creators, Holley and Janelle, will meet with your group/organization/initiative for a creative strategy session on how you can help underserved students in your community -- we will travel to anywhere in the U.S., as long as your office has windows and good coffee -- Janelle digs coffee, they both dig sunlight, hence the window request.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $10,000 or more
0 backers Limited (2 of 2 left)
Well, you’re a godsend. But of course, you already knew that. We considered naming our first born after you but -- if one of us has a daughter and your name is Bradley or Robert (or something testosterone-y), welp! -- that’s just awkward. Seriously, a million thank yous wouldn’t be enough, neither would all of the items listed above but you'll get it all and at the end of the fall 2011 tour, we’ll be sending you a framed poster with personal thank yous from the team and EVERY student performer, a custom-made plaque in honor of your incredible contribution and a DVD giving you full access to the behind the scenes of the tour.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011