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First recording project of New Directions Veterans Choir - celebrate life, help and heal, especially other homeless vets. Read more

Los Angeles, CA Music
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First recording project of New Directions Veterans Choir - celebrate life, help and heal, especially other homeless vets.

Los Angeles, CA Music
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About this project

New Directions Veterans Choir is recording its first CD.  The songs were chosen to reflect the veterans struggles and triumphs.  The music ranges from doo-wop to pop, gospel to Broadway, and beyond.  The heart of the group pours out in each note with the hope that helped them survive, and the reasons to give a hand to others who may be going through tough times in return.

From their appearance on America's Got Talent to their first dates in performance across the U.S., these men and women are bringing their message of hope, and redemption, to as many people as will listen.  The CD is a way to reach more people, to share the message in more ways than live performance only, and to make a bigger and better difference.

Every recording project needs time and money.  Every singer on this project is giving of their time, but it's the money to pay for basic needs (studio time to record and mix, reproducing the CD, packaging, covering minimal professional fees - see the budget attached) that we need.

This project is summed up by a line in a song (The Flood) given to the Choir to sing by it's composer, Paul Williams, "When we sing together, we survive."

Risks and challenges

Producing a recording requires time and careful attention to the quality of the performances. If we can pay for an adequate environment to record, a professional system to mix, the skills required to do both, quality reproduction services and packaging services, then we can make and deliver a terrific product.

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    $20 reward

    9 backers

    Receive the project's CD

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    $50 reward

    2 backers

    Receive the project's CD, autographed by New Directions Veterans Choir

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    $100 reward

    1 backer

    A signed personalized photo of the Choir and all the above!

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  • You selected
    $250 reward

    0 backers

    One ticket to an upcoming performance and all the above! (Note: you can choose the concert, no limit as to when or where - but you must get yourself to the show)

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    $500 reward

    0 backers

    A pair of tickets to an upcoming performance and all the above! (Note: you can choose the concert, no limit as to when or where - but you must get yourself to the show)

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    Only ships to: United States
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    $1,000 reward

    0 backers

    A personalized "Happy Birthday" recorded by the Choir, to a person of your choosing and emailed to you, and all the above!
    (Note: you can choose the concert, no limit as to when or where - but you must get yourself to the show)

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    Only ships to: United States
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    $2,500 reward

    0 backers

    You will be listed by name as a Special Friend on the CD in our "Thank You" notes, and all the above!
    (Note: you can choose the concert, no limit as to when or where - but you must get yourself to the show)

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    Only ships to: United States
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    $5,000 reward

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    The Choir will give you and your friends a private concert for 45 minutes (within 250 miles of Los Angeles, CA) - plus all the above.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States

Funding period

- (34 days)