WHO ARE WE? We are a small but awesome (not for profit) youth group that gets together every week to practice samba/carnival music using Brazilian drums. We range from ages 11-22 and we are open to all young people in our community to join. We are called The Penguin's Tuxedo and we live in the small seaside town of Nairn in the Highlands of Scotland.
WHAT DO WE NEED? We need to raise money to cover travel and accommodation to get ten of our members who are part of the bigger regional Youth Street Band (TNT) to the West End Festival in Glasgow in June. We don't have much money but we have already fund-raised enough for 2 people! our small town means fund raising is quite difficult.
MORE INFO... This is an exciting time for these guys as they have worked really hard to make this an amazing performance. You can see us performing on Facebook TNTyouthstreetband and also on our own facebook page Penguins Tuxedo
WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? Performing at Glasgow's West End Festival is such a huge thing for us, we love performing live and we love interacting with our audience, sharing the fun and getting LOUD!
Risks and challenges
After our project is funded we have to rehearse, rehearse and rehearse this can involve a commitment from us that we are prepared to give as many of us are studying too. Being given this kind of opportunity is not something we take for granted and we work hard to ensure we give back in terms of quality and quantity of professional performance. Any setbacks will be equipment and we have already started to ensure our equipment is now being repaired and is being brought back up to festival standard. At some point we are hoping to start a whole Community Street Band and then we can invite ALL members of the community to enjoy street drumming... But that's another project!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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