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Help the Texas School For The Blind complete their set of Zimbabwean Style Marimbas!
58 backers pledged $4,301 to help bring this project to life.
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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    We'll send you a link to a private web page with pictures of the marimbas as they are being built. After they are done, we'll take a group picture of the class, and send you a signed poster thanking you!

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    The above $10 reward plus one free beginners group one hour marimba class with me (for you or someone of your choice in the Austin, TX area)...or a Rattletree T-Shirt. Whichever you choose!

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    Shop at Whole Foods? Whole Foods has donated 4 $25 gift certificates toward the project!

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    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    Receive a Rattletree T-Shirt, and one Rattletree Live EP!

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    The above $10 reward plus one free private marimba or mbira lesson with me (for you or someone of your choice in the Austin, TX area-($70 value).

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    The above $10 reward plus one free private marimba or mbira lesson with me via Skype. This is for folks that don't live in Austin. ($70 value).

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    The above $10 reward plus a Rattletree T-shirt, Rattletree Live EP CD, and Joel Laviolette's solo CD.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Silver level sponsorship. The above $50 reward plus a certificate signed by me and Jane Rundquist thanking you for you sponsorship of the marimba building project.

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    Pledge $120 or more About $120

    Receive a Rattletree T-Shirt, one Rattletree Live EP, Joel Laviolette's solo CD, and an ADVANCE copy of the yet unreleased Rattletree CD: featuring great guest artists-including NEWTON GWARA, MOLLY VENTER, LIBBY KIRKPATRICK, ERIN IVEY, and AARON DEMBE!

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Gold level sponsorship. The above $50 reward plus a certificate signed by me and Jane Rundquist thanking you for you sponsorship of the marimba building project. You will also receive a pair of Zimbabwean marimba mallets built by me and signed by the students!

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Gold level sponsorship. The above $50 reward plus a certificate signed by me and Jane Rundquist thanking you for you sponsorship of the marimba building project. I will also build you a special marimba key out of African Padauk wood, and the students will sign the keys as thanks! AND, you will get a Rattletree T-Shirt!

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Platnum level sponsorship. The above $50 reward plus a certificate signed by me and Jane Rundquist thanking you for you sponsorship of the marimba building project. I will also build you a special marimba key out of African Padauk wood, and the students will sign the keys as thanks! Rattletree Trio will also perform a one hour private concert for you anywhere within 300 miles of Austin (non-ticketed events only). If you don't live in Austin, instead of the trio concert, Joel will give you 4 one hour Skype lessons and send you a Rattletree shirt!

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    Pledge $2,000 or more About $2,000

    Diamond level sponsorship. At this level, you are providing the funds for ONE COMPLETE MARIMBA. We will etch your name on a special brass nameplate attached to the marimba thanking you as the sponsor of that marimba. You will also receive the above $50 reward plus a certificate signed by me and Jane Rundquist thanking you for you sponsorship of the marimba building project.

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    Pledge $3,000 or more About $3,000

    Have a marimba band? Be a band sponsor! If your marimba band chooses to sponsor the kids class at this level, Joel will fly to you and teach two days of intensive marimba, mbira , and guitar workshops to your band. (travel expenses are covered anywhere in the US-outside of the US may cost more because of tickets-contact me to check!) Basic lodging expenses not covered-I can sleep on floors.

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