Hello friends, family members, and Internet users who have somehow stumbled upon this particular Kickstarter page!
We’re the Muhlenberg Dynamics, the oldest co-ed a cappella group at Muhlenberg College of Allentown, PA, and we need your help to put out our new CD!
We know, we know. Another a cappella group fundraiser. So why should YOU help us out of this rut?
Well, due to A Series of Unfortunate Events (just like the books by Lemony Snicket, except a little less depressing), we are currently unable to pay the bill to complete our new CD. How much money do we need to create the best CD the Muhlenberg Dynamics have ever had?
Actually, it’s more than $4000, but as a group we want to take as much responsibility as possible by paying what we can. We normally fend for ourselves financially through various fundraisers (like our annual Valentine’s Day Grams, and our most recent “Pop with the Dynamics!” campaign).
But this project is bigger than us. This CD represents the culminating efforts of generations of Dynamics, and because of that, we need more help than any ordinary fundraiser or bake sale can provide.
Still not convinced?
All right. Keep reading…
This has been one of the most challenging, yet rewarding, years thus far for this group. In addition to an influx of on-campus gigs, we've expanded our performing radius and have performed a huge number of gigs in the Allentown community, such as a women's Roller Derby match (note: Roller Derby is not for the faint-hearted), a Lion’s Club Holiday Dinner, and the Phoebe Nursing Home, to name a few.
Our proudest moment this year was our acceptance and participation in the Intercollegiate Championship of Collegiate A cappella (aka, the NFL Division Championship of A cappella). For a group that has never competed in anything or even used choreography before, we embraced this new opportunity and completely immersed ourselves in what it had to offer. Instead of crumbling under the pressure of all of the difficulties of this process, we truly came together and worked harder than we've ever worked before.
We are a group that thrives on tradition. We are asked year after year to introduce the incoming freshman class to the Alma Mater, as well as sing at graduation ceremonies and honors convocations. We honor our link to Muhlenberg's traditions and our own.
In other words, our success as a group is rapidly growing and we are grateful to those who have supported us throughout the years. We take none of this for granted, and feel incredibly privileged for all these performance opportunities.
But we do more than perform. This group is bound together by more than just singing silly syllables. We are a group of passionate individuals who come together to create. We pour our hearts into making music. Our love and commitment forges a bond that is deeper than the music itself.
Most importantly, we are a family. (Especially Parrom, our inflatable parrot mascot.)
And we want you to share all of this with us.
We recognize and reward all contributions to making this the most collaborative project we have ever done and we thank you for all your support.
Any and every little bit helps.
With all our love and thanks, The Muhlenberg Dynamics
FYI, as per Kickstarter Policy: If we do not meet our goal of $4000, your credit card will not be charged for your donation. If we meet/exceed our goal of $4000, your credit card will be charged for the amount you pledged and you will receive the reward associated with your pledge by the estimated delivery date.
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