We, the Stony Brook Vocalists, have been longing to produce a full-fledged album since our inception in 2007. We hope this is our time!
Hello there, potential donor! Thank you for visiting the page of The Vocalists. For those of you who don't know or haven't watched the video yet--we are THE co-ed a cappella group from Stony Brook University. You can read all about us and our crazy at http://www.stonybrookvocalists.com.
"So what is this project?"
The Vocalists are forging an attempt to raise at least $3,000 for our first studio produced album.
"Why don't you guys just ask your University to give you money? After all, you pay them thousands of dollars to go there..."
Right you are! But our school won't fund us so long as we hold auditions. Even though we begged for the last four years. To keep our group strong and prosperous auditions are something we cannot do without (as much as we love passionate singers and money). Fortunately, this has led us to you!
"So you guys are like that TV show Glee?"
More or less. We have to go to class and stuff, and our group is led only by students, but all things considered--we are exactly like them.
"What is the money going towards?"
The world of collegiate a cappella is growing more expensive and competitive every semester. Prices for developing a decent a cappella record has shot up to the lots-of-thousands over the past decade. While this number strikes fear in many a cappella groups who never get the chance to record--not The Vocalists. Every dime that is pledged to this project will be put into producing a life-changing a cappella record of extraordinary talent and creativity.
"All right, what's the game plan?"
If we raise $3,000+, we will finally be able to get our foot into the studios that know how to truly produce an a cappella CD. With the rise of shows like The Sing-Off and Glee there's no better time to be making this type of often-overlooked music.
"Will you love me forever if I donate?"
We'll love you forever even if you don't, but if you help us record this album, you can listen to us forever. If you truly cannot help us, you are wrong! Submit our Kickstarter project to places like Twitter and Facebook so more people hear about us.
- A.R. Rahman - Jai Ho
- Michael Buble - Feeling Good
- Robyn - Show Me Love
- Vanessa Carlton - Private Radio
- Phish - My Sweet One
- Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway
- Jason DeRulo - Whatcha Say?
- Ingrid Michaelson - The Chain
- Pink Martini - Hey Eugene
- Rihanna - Take A Bow
- Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
- The Lion King - He Lives in You
- OneRepublic - Stop and Stare
- Sara Bareilles - King of Anything
- Mika - Happy Ending
- The Edgar Winter Group - Free Ride
- Probably more... you just have to ask...
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $3,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on March 1, 2011.
Jan 24, 2011 - Mar 1, 2011 (36 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Every little bit helps! The group's most sincere thanks and love--that's 12 people who now love you. We will also send you updates and videos of our progress, and put you on our website as a contributor.
Pledge $10 or more
The above + we will send you a digital track from our 2008 EP. The Vocalists will also deliver you a "thank you" phone call sung a cappella. We’ll even talk to you afterward!
Pledge $25 or more
The above + be the first to receive a full copy of our upcoming CD. This, among other things, will make you very special to us.
Pledge $35 or more
The above + for this amount you will receive a personalized copy of the upcoming CD signed by ALL of the Vocalists and blessed with our a cappella love.
Pledge $50 or more
The above + a video thank you sung a cappella sent to you or delivered live via Skype including an arrangement from our repertoire of your choice, and a signed copy of our EP from 2008.
Pledge $100 or more
4 backers All gone!
SILVER -- A Vocalist t-shirt, one of our arrangements sung to you live via Skype, a signed copy of the upcoming CD, and a signed copy of our EP from 2008 + a digital PDF of one of our group's arrangements of your choice, and a formal thank you at our group’s end-of-semester concert at Stony Brook University.
Pledge $105 or more
SILVER PLUS -- Everything from the $100 package + a full a cappella concert performed for you--on our campus, within 10 miles of Stony Brook University, or at a nonprofit organization of your choice.
Pledge $250 or more
GOLD -- Everything from the $100 package + first row seats reserved for you at our final concert, a bonus “live” track home recorded for you by the Vocalists (song choices in the left hand column), a producer credit included in the CD insert, and a full a cappella concert performed for you--on our campus, within 30 miles of Stony Brook University, or at a nonprofit organization of your choice.
Pledge $500 or more
PLATINUM -- Everything from the $250 package but a full a cappella concert performed for you within 60 miles of Stony Brook University (including NYC—we’re flexible) or at a nonprofit organization of your choice. We will also teach you and your friends one of our arrangements and invite you on stage with us at our final concert.
Pledge $1,000 or more
DIAMOND -- Everything from the $500 package but a full a cappella concert performed for you ANYWHERE within 100 miles of Long Island and a song of your choice arranged a cappella and performed by us… not to mention the undying love of the Vocalists until death do we part.