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Hey there! We're the Crescendudes - an all-male a cappella group based at the University of Central Florida. Founded in 2005 with an equal mix of X and Y chromosomes, we are the oldest a cappella group singing around campus. You might recognize us from our weekly performances on the free speech lawn; a tradition we started almost 3 years ago, or maybe from our Valentines Day concert, or our emotional ICCA competition sets. Below is a video from our Spring concert!

Regardless of how you found us, we're glad you did, and we hope you can help! Over the past few years, we have been improving by leaps and bounds every week, to the point where we are extremely proud of our sound, and would like to bring it to you! That's why we are currently in the process of creating our first album. When we thought about this project, we realized that, though more expensive, we wanted to produce a professionally made product. While we are saving money where we can (like by tracking in a closet with blankets covering the walls), we do not want to compromise the sound in any way. That's why we are sending the tracks off to be professionally mixed, mastered, licensed and duplicated. Unfortunately, this costs a good amount more money.

We have budgeted $5000 for this project, and throughout the year have raised a little over $2000 on our own, but now we need your help. By donating to our kickstarter, you will not only be helping make our album, but you will be able to receive all kinds of wonderful incentives, ranging from a simple pre-order of the album to a full-scale private concert. So please, consider opening up your hearts and wallets to us to help us make our music heard. We have big dreams and big goals for this group and album, but none of them can come true without your help!

Throughout this project, we will be providing you with text, photo, and video updates so you can see just where we are and what is happening with the album. Who knows - maybe all our kickstarter backers will even get a sneak peak at the track list!

Thank you so much for your generosity - we can't wait for you to hear us!

Risks and challenges

Our biggest concern would be project delays in getting the music from us to the mixing engineer to the mastering engineer to the licensing agency to the duplication center and finally back to us. We are going to try our best to avoid this, and should have enough buffer in our timeline to easily get this out by next fall.

Honestly, we can't see many other pitfalls, because we are so determined to get this album out to the world. While unexpected challenges may arise (they are, after all, unexpected), our determination and drive will prevent them from hurting our project.

What songs are on the album? We're not telling... ok, well maybe we will. BUT. We're not revealing ALL of the tracks just yet! We have 8 tracks on our album, and $2500 to raise, so here's the deal: with every $300 we raise we'll release another song title! So far, here's our song list(in no particular order)!

1. Hopeless Wanderer/A-Team - By Mumford/Ed Sheeran
2. Payphone - Maroon 5
3. Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
4. Still Fighting It - Ben Folds
5. Playground - Sia
6. When I Grow Up - Garbage
7. Interlude
8. Gambler - Fun.

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    A special thank you shout out on our Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, website, etc.!

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    PRE-ORDER! A digital download of our debut album (plus that special shout out we mentioned earlier).

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    A hard-copy of our debut album, signed, sealed and delivered - i.e. We'll autograph it and mail it to you.

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    LOOK GOOD WHILE YOU JAM!
    A digital download of our debut album, plus a super sexy Crescendudes t-shirt!

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    A hard copy of our album, signed, sealed and delivered PLUS A SUPER AWESOME CRESCENDUDES T-SHIRT!!!!

    Special shout out also included.

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    A CD for you and a friend!
    Two hard-copies of our debut album, signed, sealed and delivered - i.e. We'll autograph both and mail them to you. Special shout out also included.

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    BE FAMOUS! We'll put your name in a special thank you section of the album liner notes for everyone to see.

    Also included: Signed hard copy of album, Crescendudes t-shirt and special shout out.

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    SERENADE! A personal serenade for you or a loved one (We suppose you could ask for a serenade of an enemy - maybe some epic battle music?) anywhere on the UCF main campus.

    Also included: Signed hard copy of album, your name in the album's liner notes, and a special shout out via social media!

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    RING RING! Tired of your old, boring ringtone? Get a personalized, customized 30-second ringtone from the Crescendudes! No professor can be mad at you when the dulcet tones of the Crescendudes come from your pocket in the middle of the final exam!

    Also included: Signed hard copy of our album, your name in the album's liner notes, and a special social media shout out!

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    SERENADE TO-GO! Not at UCF, but want an epic serenade? HERE'S YOUR CHANCE! We will serenade a person of your choosing anywhere in the greater Orlando area.

    Also included: Signed hard copy of our album, your name in the album's liner notes, and a special social media shout out!

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    BE IN A MUSIC VIDEO WITH THE CRESCENDUDES! We're making a music video, and you can be in it!

    Also included: Signed hard copy of our album, your name in the album's liner notes, and a special social media shout out!

    Note: Must be in Orlando area to film sometime in Fall 2013.

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    SING ON OUR ALBUM!

    Ever wanted to sing with the Crescendudes? Now's your chance! We'll record you singing, clapping, making fart noises - whatever you're most comfortable with - and put it in a track!

    Also included: Signed hard copy of our album, your name in the album's liner notes, and a special social media shout out!

    Note: Must be in Orlando area to record sometime in May/June 2013

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    Have a cover you've always wanted to hear us sing? We will make a custom arrangement of any song you want.

    But wait, there's more! We will even include your name somewhere in the backs! You'll even get a signed copy of the arrangement to prove it!

    Also included: Signed hard copy of our album, your name in the album's liner notes, and a special social media shout out!

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    A private, thirty-minute concert anywhere within 200 miles of the UCF campus! Afterwards, we can hang out, get some food, or even cook you dinner - the possibilities are endless!

    Also included: Signed hard copy of our album, your name in the album's liner notes, Crescendudes t-shirt, and a special social media shout out!

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    Really, what can we give you for $1250? You're basically funding our album by yourself. Our eternal gratitude?

    We'll do our best by including everything above - Shout out, signed hard copy of album, t-shirt, liner notes, ringtone, music video, recording, arrangement, and a 30-minute concert including a serenade.

    We know that's not enough, but hey, our eternal love and gratitude has to be worth something, right???

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