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$86
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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, March 4 2015 3:14 PM UTC +00:00

About

Brevard Academy’s Travel Band is making the journey to the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando for very special performance at the end of this school year and we need your help.  Our very devoted Music Director, Derrick Gardner, plans a trip every spring for the kids to compete against other schools and in other states.  Last year, the Travel Band had the opportunity to compete and perform in Chattanooga, Tennessee and in Pigeon Forge at the DollyWood theme park with great success. This year as a celebration of their hard work, Mr. Gardner is planning a trip for this talented group to perform in one of the finest performing arts and entertainment meccas in the world....WALT DISNEY WORLD!

With over 30 students ranging from 4th - 8th grades, the Travel Band consists of a multi-talented group of kids who strive to stand out amongst their peers, maintain academic and musical excellence and bring pride to our great school. Performing at Walt Disney World is the ultimate reward for all of their hard work and dedication throughout the year!
Our Travel Band is honored to participate in the Disney Performing Arts on Stage this year performing in either in the Melody Gardens at Epcot or the Waterside Stage located at Downtown Disney before a international audience.  The group will perform at a Disney-selected location, attend concerts and workshops, and visit the Disney Theme Parks while they are in Florida. 
Not only will our kids gain an educationally-meaningful music festival experience, they will also have the opportunity to extend their learning beyond the classroom and continue to build a sense of team and family amongst the students, teachers and our community.

The Travel Band also has the opportunity to participate in one of Disney’s Performing Arts Workshops with a hands-on session that will enrich their skills and give them a feel for what it’s like to be a professional performance artist in a recording studio. For a special finale to their workshop, and with a touch of Disney magic, a recording of the Travel Band’s performance of a selected Disney piece will accompany footage from a classic Disney animated film! Bragging rights are included!

To keep the cost down for each student, chaperone and teacher, our parents and our students have already been hard at work with their fundraising efforts with success however, the expense of this trip is considerably higher than previous band trips.  With vigorous fundraising efforts throughout the year and this page, we are positive we can make it affordable and possible for each student to realize this dream. 

Any support that you can extend to us is greatly appreciated. We invite you to share this page with your friends and family, on your social media pages so that may be able to help us get these kids to Disney!  No donation or pledge is too small and every penny we raise goes directly to the Travel Band expenses and fees for their trip to the happiest place on earth and the opportunity to perform.

Thank you in advance for your support. GO BULLDOGS!

Risks and challenges

Or challenge for this performance trip is basically the expense of it. Our Travel Band students need in excess of $23,000 to make this trip happen and are working very hard on various fundraising efforts to make it happen. We have already raised several thousand dollars for this trip but will need to pay in full for it by February and without support, it may not be possible. The kids are already working on their pieces to be performed at Disney World and are honored and excited to be one of the few middle school bands invited.

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    Photos from the Travel Band's Performance with a personal thank you from the entire Travel Band student body.

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    A blog post on madaboutthemouse.net, a Disney blog site owned by one of the Travel Band parents publicly thanking each and every person or entity that helps the Travel Band students get to Disney. Said blogpost will be shared on all the Mad About the Mouse social media pages.

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    A digital copy of the recording of the Travel Band’s performance to a selected Disney piece accompanying footage from a classic Disney animated film.

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