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$1,673
pledged of $7,040pledged of $7,040 goal
33
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, October 13 2018 10:57 AM UTC +00:00

About

Hello! Paige & Mitch, here. 

We are here to introduce our musical journey: Restore the Joy!

Who We Are!

Paige Lehmann is a composer with her eyes set on the local community of Mesquite, Texas. Her dream is to see people light up through song. Her music is designed to cheer the heart & engage the mind! Her inspiration comes from the spirit of childhood joy! She currently works for her parent's chiropractic business, Mesquite Chiropractic & Injury, and runs her own radio show, Millennials in the Know, on the local radio leader, 88.5 KEOM

Paige's musical themes were significantly developed while au pairing in Paris, France. She wants to bring the joy & peace she felt abroad to everyone around her!

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Mitch Mitchell is a local producer & owner of Piano Note 1 Productions in Mesquite, Texas. He has an exceptional ability to create healthy & positive relationships between the artist and himself. He is heavily involved in the Mesquite community as the head sound technician at the Mesquite Arts Center, & an active member of the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce.

Mitch developed his musical ear to understand multiple genres, and has recorded musical styles from hiphop to Cumbia. He is using his 10 years of music production experience to bring Restore the Joy! to life.

Mitch Mitchell, Piano Note 1 Productions!
Mitch Mitchell, Piano Note 1 Productions!

We met by a chance through the Mesquite Arts Center here in Mesquite, Texas. Shout out to Lindsay! Once we met, we realized our dream is one in the same: to create something of meaning with our talents & resources. 

This is where the album, Restore the Joy!, came to creation.

What is Restore the Joy?

Restore the Joy! is a collection of instrumental and lyrical songs written in honor of my (Paige's) childhood. The entire album evolved from the wonderful time I spent with my late grandfather, Thomas Lehmann (Papaw!). In my childhood life, Papaw was the best partner-in-crime a girl could ask for! From playing imagination in a cardboard box, writing silly songs, to sharing fruit-jammers underneath a tree, there was never a dull moment in our world. 

Paige & Papaw
Paige & Papaw

I found out after he passed that he wrote hymns. One of his hymns, Restore the Joy, was striking for me. After hearing it, an album around the idea of joy quickly unraveled as a tribute to my wonderful childhood with him.

You can look forward to hearing beautiful music inspired by the spirit of pure childhood joy & love!

Who Are We Working With?

Restore the Joy! is particularly interesting because of WHO we will be working with. We are going beyond creating beautiful music... 

THIS IS WHERE WE WANT YOU, THE COMMUNITY AT-LARGE, TO COME ALONG!

We will be putting on a show at the Mesquite Arts Center on March 29th, 2019. For this very special presentation of Restore the Joy!, we will be selecting several MISD high school students to bring this project to life! 

Mesquite Arts Center!
Mesquite Arts Center!

High School Students?

Yes!

The orchestra directors of Mesquite High School, Horn High School, North Mesquite, and Poteet kindly allowed us to present our project to students. As of right now, we have 66 interested students!  We will audition them this upcoming weekend with original tracks from Restore the Joy! In the next WEEK we will know who our future players are!! 

Restore the Joy! is not about perfecting music...it's about the musical expression of an idea. We are creating a community experience. We are here to pull joy out of ourselves, our team, and you, our dear audience

Mitch and I are ECSTATIC about the opportunity we created for the generation directly behind us. Our goal is to allow room for creative expression, give experience with a local composer/producer, and create a tangible project they are proud of. 

We are setting ourselves up to go beyond creating a GREAT album, and ALREADY have everything set up: audition tapes, team building ideas, amazing community connections, scholarships... 

Yes, We Have Scholarships!

The selected students are each receiving $1,000 for their participation in Restore the Joy! Independent businesses of Mesquite are coming forward with scholarships in support of Restore the Joy! 

We are ELATED knowing each student has seed money for their future academic endeavors!

YOUR Kickstarter money is going towards:

-Producing
-Recording
-Mixing & Mastering 
-Packaging & Printing
-Copywriting Each Song
-Renting the Arts Center 
-Marketing (Within the Community & Website)
-Photographer (for student headshots, pictures of the show & pictures during rehearsals)

*Because we believe in this project, Paige paid 1/2 of the recording bill and Mitch has purchased new recording equipment  & software to bring this project to a professional level*

Restore The Joy! PieChart Funds
Restore The Joy! PieChart Funds

TOTAL: $7,040.00

Restore the Joy! Tracking Funds
Restore the Joy! Tracking Funds

*We will hold tickets AT THE SHOW & will ship all other pledges!* 

*ALL EXTRA FUNDS WILL GO TOWARDS CREATING MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS INVOLVED IN RESTORE THE JOY!*

Risks and challenges

Mitch & I have built a LAUNCHING PAD to make something beautiful for our community. And, we are READY!

Our main challenge is making sure students have proper time to engage with their new project and regular classes. We will make sure their schedules are properly accommodated & they're receiving MUCH MORE than they anticipated! :)

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    Friends & Love Out! Download

    Receive a digital download of the single, Love Out!

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    STUDENT TICKET

    YES, STUDENT TICKETS.

    If you are a student (Mesquite ISD, DCCCD, any university), you can purchase ONE STUDENT TICKET for Restore the Joy!

    You MUST have your student ID whenever you pick up your ticket at will-call.

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    Digital Download

    Digital download of the album Restore the Joy! & your name on the wall of friends at the studio! :)

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    STUDENT CD & TICKET

    You will receive:

    1 student ticket for Restore the Joy!
    1 Physical CD of Restore the Joy!

    You MUST have your student ID whenever you pick up your tickets at will-call!

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    1 CD!

    1 physical CD of Restore the Joy! & a digital download!

    Your name will also be added to the wall of friends at the studio. :)

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    1 Signed CD & 2 Tickets to the show

    YOU'RE COMING TO THE SHOW!!

    We are ecstatic to see you at our presentation of Restore the Joy at the Mesquite Arts Center.

    You will receive:
    1 Signed CD
    Digital Download of the Album
    Your name on the wall of friends
    2 GENERAL ADMISSION Tickets to Restore the Joy!

    We will put your name on will call for when you arrive at the show, and you will receive your AWESOME CD one week before the show!

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    1 Signed CD & ticket bundle

    WE ARE SO EXCITED TO SEE YOU!!

    Yay! You're coming

    You will receive:
    1 Signed CD
    Digital Download
    Your name on the wall of friends
    4 GENERAL ADMISSION tickets to the Restore the Joy! show

    We will put your name on will call for when you arrive at the show, and you will receive your AWESOME CD one week before the show!

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    Mystery Gift! ;)

    Oh, yes. You DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS, BUT YOU KNOW IT WILL BE AWESOME!

    You will receive:
    Mystery Gift
    1 Signed CD
    Digital Download
    Your name on the wall of friends
    4 GENERAL ADMISSION tickets to the Restore the Joy! show

    We will put your name on will call for when you arrive at the show, and you will receive your AWESOME CD one week before the show!

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    Handwritten Lyrics

    Paige is going to write your favorite Restore the Joy song on a framed piece of art!

    You'll receive:
    Handwritten Lyrics
    1 Signed CD
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    Your name on the wall of friends
    4 GENERAL ADMISSION tickets to the Restore the Joy! show

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    Backstage Footage

    Yep! One of us will be wearing a go-pro the ENTIRE TIME.

    You have the opportunity to see the students grow, their dreams, what they learned, and what they're going to do!

    You get to see the project from start to finish. :)

    You'll receive:
    Backstage Footage
    1 Signed CD
    Digital Download
    Your name on the wall of friends
    4 GENERAL ADMISSION tickets to the Restore the Joy! show

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    1-hr Virtual Songwriting Session

    Need to work on creative flow? Do you have questions about how to invite the muse into the room?

    Mitch and I are ready to hear your desires and help you get from point A->B musically!

    You will receive:
    Killer 1-hr Virtual Songwriting Session
    1 Signed CD
    Digital Download
    Your name on the wall of friends
    4 GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS to Restore the Joy!

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    Songwriting Workshop

    THANK YOU for making Restore the Joy! possible!

    Mitch and I created a SONGWRITING WORKSHOP for you! This is a half-day workshop dedicated to developing your ideas.

    Are you interested in learning more about your musical style? Do you frequently have inspiration blocks?

    Yes, we are here to help! We welcome you TO THE STUDIO and work together to hash out ideas.

    The studio is located in Mesquite, Texas. However, if we need to have a virtual morning/afternoon, we are happy to do that as well!

    You will receive:
    A FULL, half-day songwriting workshop with Mitch & Paige!
    1 Signed CD
    Digital Download
    Your name on the wall of friends
    4 GENERAL ADMISSION tickets to Restore the Joy!

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    Signed CD & Associate Producer Credit

    THANK YOU for bringing us closer to our dream.

    Your name will be added to our: song publishing, social media pages, program at the show,

    You will receive:
    - 1 signed CD
    - 1 plaque with the Restore the Joy CD, signed by the creators!
    - Full footage of our studio time
    - A framed poster of lyrics (of your choosing) as art for your home!
    -Mystery Gift ;)
    -Your name on the wall of friends
    - 4 GENERAL ADMISSION tickets to Restore the Joy!
    - You will be recognized at the show by our team!

    (your gift will be received at the show)

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Funding period

- (30 days)