Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on February 17, 2011.

Down 4 The Count is a Los Angeles-based a cappella vocal jazz ensemble, trying to get to San Francisco on March 19!

Since 2004, Down 4 The Count has been a regular participant in the Los Angeles Harmony Sweepstakes. Unfortunately, this year we have a scheduling conflict! We have been accepted into the San Francisco Harmony Sweepstakes, but they don't cover our travel expenses. The specific expenses we are looking to cover are airfare for four people (one person is going to drive to save us the expense of renting a car, but we can't all do that due to our dayjobs) and hotel accommodations for 5 people - probably in 3 rooms. (We all like each other enough to share, but sleeping on a fold-out couch is not advisable before a vocal performance!)

You'll notice that this is a very modest project, with a modest goal. The project is scheduled to end on March 2, which should give us enough time to book flights and rooms if we make our fund-raising goal. Although Down 4 The Count began in 2003, we have never yet traveled farther from Los Angeles than San Diego, and we are itching to do that. If our foray to the Bay is successful, we will return in May - Hey, that rhymes! - but at that time, our expenses would be paid.

You can find out more about Down 4 The Count at our website, We are also on Facebook, Twitter, Last fm, MySpace, Eventful, and Sonicbids. Please consider contributing to our project, and we will keep you informed of all our progress and successes. Thank you very much!!

--Colleen, Penny, Christine, Jason, and Vince.


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    You can be one of the first to receive a signed, advance copy of Down 4 the Count's yet-to-be-recorded EP (anticipated release date Sept 2011)

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    A digital download card with which you can download all the tracks and artwork on Down 4 The Count's 2008 debut album!

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    An autographed Physical CD of Down 4 The Count's 2008 debut album, Down 4 The Count!

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    This is the "package deal." For $30, you can receive all of the first three rewards - an advance copy of our future EP, a digital download of our 2008 album, and the physical CD of our 2008 album.

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    Do you direct an a cappella or vocal jazz group yourself? For contributing at least $50, you can receive the sheet music, a studio-quality recording, and license to perform or record any one of the seven songs arranged by Colleen Keene on the album Down 4 The Count.

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    Down 4 The Count will record a custom video message of your choice, up to 3 minutes in length, in full harmony! Tell us what you want to say, and we will compose/arrange a short tune expressing your message. Wish someone Happy Birthday, embarrass your boss...propose to your partner!

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    Down 4 The Count will perform a set and/or present a workshop of up to 45 minutes at your party, event or in your classroom (within 50 miles of Los Angeles)! Please note that this is less than half what we would usually charge for such a performance; only 3 available!

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    For $1000, you will receive 4 complimentary tickets and backstage passes (where applicable) to every Down 4 The Count performance for the rest of time. Also, you will be sent a copy of all of our future projects, including CDs, DVDs, and/or whatever has replaced those media in 20 years.

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