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Full Measure is the University of Pennsylvania's Christian a cappella group! We're releasing our sixth album and need your help!
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This spring, Full Measure, the University of Pennsylvania's premier Christian a cappella group, will be releasing its sixth album "REASON TO SING"! Recorded between Fall 2011 and Spring 2013, "Reason to Sing" will feature our unique, a cappella take on popular Christian songs by artists such as Hillsong United, Brooke Fraser, Tim Be Told, and Matt Redman! Some of these songs include:

-"Dead Come to Life" by Jonathan Thulin ft. Charmaine
-"Hosea's Wife" by Brooke Fraser
-"Lead Me to the Cross" by Hillsong United
-"Symphony" by Tim Be Told
-"Bring the Rain" by MercyMe

These are songs of redemption; stories of how God has and will continue love, redeem, and restore us! We hope that you would join us in bringing this message to all those who need to hear it!

Here's a sample from our upcoming album! This is "Like an Avalanche", originally performed by Hillsong United!

About Our Group

Founded in the spring of 1991, Full Measure was formed to bring a Christian message into the burgeoning a cappella scene on the University of Pennsylvania's campus. Full Measure's name is derived from Ephesians 3:16-19:

"I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord's holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."

Full Measure is constantly seeking to define what it means to be a a "Christian" a cappella group. We hope that we are not merely singing Christian songs, or putting on the "right Christian attitude." Instead, we hope to be inspired by the Holy Spirit, not our own ambitions, to spread the Gospel on Penn's campus, the greater Philadelphia area, and beyond. Our mission statement is as follows:

"In acknowledgment and celebration of God's sovereignty, by the power of the Holy Spirit, we seek to worshipfully compel others to know Jesus Christ more through music and our lives."

How You Can Help

Our goal is set at $5000 in order to help cover costs involved with the editing, mixing, mastering, and distribution. As a student-led group, we do feel that $5000 is a sizeable amount for us to raise. We truly need your help in order to make this album a reality!

As we finalize the tracks, you can help this project come to fruition by choosing one of the rewards on the right! Here are some pictures of what you can expect from the prizes in regards to design:

Front of sweater!
Front of sweater!
Back of sweater!
Back of sweater!
Mug side one!
Mug side one!
Mug side 2!
Mug side 2!

As a group, we really believe that our CD will be a great means to share our faith and to encourage all people. “Reason to Sing” is set to be released in April and we hope that you can help us make this dream come true!

Risks and challenges

Throughout the history of Full Measure, we've produced 5 albums, so we aren't exactly new to the process! Any possible delays will come from editing/mixing/mastering taking slightly longer than expected and delays in the physical production of the album. Thankfully, all the components of the project are ready, it is simply a matter of putting everything together! We can't wait to share this album with you!

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    A handwritten thank you card, signed by all of our members!

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    Digital copy of "Reason to Sing"!

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    *EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!*

    As a thank you for being one of our first backers, you'll receive a physical copy of "Reason to Sing" ($15 value) for only $13!

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    -Physical copy of "Reason to Sing"!
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    -Physical copy of "Reason to Sing"!
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    -A Full Measure mug!

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    A Full Measure crew-neck sweater!

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    -Physical copy of "Reason to Sing"!
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    -Lifetime Pass to any Full Measure concert (pass will even be laminated!)

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    -Physical copy of "Reason to Sing"!
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    -Physical copy of "Reason to Sing"!
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    -A Full Measure mug!
    -A Full Measure crew-neck sweater!
    -Lifetime Pass to any Full Measure concert (pass will even be laminated!)
    -Video of Full Measure performing a "shine" (impromptu arrangement of a song of your choice)!

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    -All previous physical items (CD, sweater, mug, lifetime pass)
    -Video of Full Measure performing a "shine" (impromptu arrangement of a song of your choice)!
    -The entirety of FM's discography (includes "Testify", "No Stopping Anytime", "Not for Nothing", "One Way", "Off Center", and "As We Wait") + 2 exclusive, never-before-heard tracks

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    -All previous physical items (CD, sweater, mug, lifetime pass)
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    -Performance of an arrangement of your choosing in our next concert!

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    -All previous physical items (CD, sweater, mug, lifetime pass)
    -Video of Full Measure performing a "shine" (impromptu arrangement of a song of your choice)!
    -The entirety of FM's discography (includes "Testify", "No Stopping Anytime", "Not for Nothing", "One Way", "Off Center", and "As We Wait") + 2 exclusive, never-before-heard tracks
    -Live, in-studio recording of a song of your choice!

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