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Support Ladies First and help us record our new EP with The Vocal Company!
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Ladies First wants to be heard! 

Ladies First is a collegiate a cappella group of 15 members, ready to show the world who we are, and what we can do. We were founded in 1985 at Michigan State University located in East Lansing, MI. We’re creating a professionally recorded, edited, mixed, and mastered album to showcase all that we’re capable of.

History

Founded in 1985, Ladies First is MSU’s only all-female a cappella group. The group pulls students from various backgrounds and areas of study - engineering, math, pre-law, education, and business majors. Ladies First brings us all together to do what we love. We perform regularly on MSU's campus and throughout the midwest. Ladies First competes in ICCA frequently and has won runner up at ICCA Great Lakes Quarterfinals in 2014 and 2016. We have also taken home Outstanding Choreography in 2014 and 2015 and Outstanding Vocal Percussion at ICCA Great Lakes Semifinals in 2014 and 2016. Ladies First was the first all-female group to advance to an ICCA Great Lakes Semifinal. You can learn more about us on our website, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to our Youtube channel. 

This Project

We want to be able to show off how much our group has grown with another album - this one professionally recorded, edited, and mixed by The Vocal Company, a production company specializing in a cappella. The tracks will then be mastered by Vocal Mastering. Above all, Ladies First loves performing and making music together. This project will allow us to share that part of who we are with our you, our fans and supporters! After countless hours of arranging, rehearsing, and preparing, we’ll hit the recording booth, with each group member recording one at a time, to ensure every member gives the best performance possible! Recording individually allows the best possible product, but also takes time. We’re working to ensure every song is as good as it can be, and this takes time and money. This is where you come in! We need your help to help us take this next step. We are so excited to complete this project and share our music with you!

Costs 

• $5,596 Recording, Editing, and Mixing with The Vocal Company

Schedule 

• 05/2016 Complete Kickstarter and receive funds 

• 06/2016 Practice, Rehearse, and Prepare 

• 08/2016 Record!!

 • 11/2016 Receive our album and distribute rewards!

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk with a project like this is staying healthy, so when the time comes to record, we’re in good voice. But rest assured, we’re taking care of ourselves, staying hydrated, etc.

Outside of that, obviously funding this project is a huge concern. We hope we have shown how much we respect your contribution and appreciate your support. Also, we take this very seriously. We understand you’re donating to our cause, and we hope we’ve assured you that we have planned out all of the costs, and that your money will go to good use! If you have any questions or suggestions for how we can do better, please don’t hesitate to ask below!

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    You'll receive a "Thank You" email from Ladies First and be entered into a contest to choose our next song.

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    You'll receive a "Thank You" email from Ladies First, be entered into a contest to choose our next song, and we'll follow you on Twitter and give you a shout out! (be sure to include your Twitter handle)

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    You'll receive all the above and a download of our NEW SINGLE as soon as it's available!

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    You'll receive all the above and a digital download of our entire EP as soon as it's available!

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    You'll receive all the above, A physical copy of our last EP "Perfect Storm", and a hand written thank you note!

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    You'll receive all the above and a personalized thank you video!

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    All the above and a vocal percussion lesson from Lauren Wilson, winner of Outstanding Vocal Percussion at the ICCA Great Lakes Semifinal in 2016.

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    All the above and a personalized Happy Birthday video to a person of your choosing.

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    All the above and 2 front row tickets to our Fall Concert!

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    All the above and a private performance within 50 miles of East Lansing.

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    You'll receive all the above and a performance (video or within 100 miles of East Lansing)

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    You'll receive all the above, all our old CDs, a Ladies First water bottle, 3 Ladies First decals, and one of each of our t-shirts.

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Funding period

- (30 days)