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March Madness Marching Band offers extraordinary rewards for friends who help us travel to the Honk! TX festival of street bands!

Lexington's March Madness Marching Band (MMMB, www.m-m-m-b.com) is thrilled to have been invited to perform in the Honk! TX festival of activist street bands (www.honktx.com), in Austin, March 11-13, 2011.

MMMB is an all-volunteer group, though many among us make their living as artists. Other band members have day jobs as teachers, librarians, public servants, computer programmers, customer service specialists, project managers, and small business owners. A 4-day trek from Kentucky to Texas presents a huge economic hurdle to our magic music-makers. More about us: http://www.youtube.com/watch...

First and foremost, we seek funds to charter a bus to take 40-50 performers to Texas, and we would love to be able to subsidize other travel expenses. Total costs for transportation and housing will probably top $10,000.

In addition to using this great Kickstarter tool, MMMB will raise money through a "Road to HONK!" event on Saturday, February 19th, at Buster's Billiards & Backroom. Check out the awesome collectible event poster designed by artist John Lackey:

MMMB is incorporated in Kentucky as a nonprofit corporation. We are in the process of applying for federal tax-exempt status (under section 501(c)(3)). Since we are applying soon after our incorporation, if this status is granted, it will apply retroactively. Individuals may deduct from their federal income taxes monetary gifts made now to MMMB.

If people who give MMMB money receive something of value in return, the fair market value is not deductible. That is, if you pay for one of our fabulous rewards packages, the government does not consider that a charitable contribution -- instead, it's a great deal!
(see http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=106990,00.html)

We are grateful for your support!

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    2 MMMB temporary tattoos + a warm, fuzzy feeling

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    2 MMMB temporary tattoos + a $5 gift certificate to CD Central

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    Admission to the Saturday 2/19 "Road to Honk!" event at Buster's Billiards & Backroom

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    Admission to the Saturday 2/19 "Road to Honk!" event at Buster's Billiards & Backroom + a $5 gift certificate to CD Central + a $5 gift certificate to The Morris Book Shop + 2 MMMB temporary tattoos + 2 MMMB stickers

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    A commemorative poster from the 2/19 "Road to Honk!" event (artwork by John Lackey!), signed by band members + your name listed on the MMMB website + a DVD of the 2010 Thriller showcase and video re-enactment + 2 MMMB temporary tattoos + 2 MMMB stickers + 1 MMMB kazoo

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    Admission for 4 people to the Saturday 2/19 "Road to Honk!" event at Buster's Billiards & Backroom + your name listed on the MMMB website + a $10 gift certificate to CD Central + a $10 gift certificate to The Morris Book Shop

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    A reserved table at the Saturday 2/19 "Road to Honk!" event + admission for 6 people to the event + your name listed on the MMMB website + a $10 gift certificate to CD Central + a $10 gift certificate to The Morris Book Shop + a signed commemorative "Road to Honk!" poster + a goodie bag full of MMMB merchandise

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    VIP service at a reserved table at the Saturday 2/19 "Road to Honk!" event + admission for 6 people to the event + your name listed on the MMMB website + a $10 gift certificate to CD Central + a $10 gift certificate to The Morris Book Shop + a signed commemorative "Road to Honk!" poster + a DVD of the 2010 Thriller showcase and video re-enactment + a goodie bag full of MMMB merchandise

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    A cameo role in an MMMB music video + VIP service at a reserved table at the Saturday 2/19 "Road to Honk!" event + admission for 8 people to the event + your name listed on the MMMB website + a $10 gift certificate to CD Central + a $10 gift certificate to The Morris Book Shop + a signed commemorative "Road to Honk!" poster + a DVD of the 2010 Thriller showcase and video re-enactment + a goodie bag full of MMMB merchandise

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    MMMB will perform at a public or private event of your choosing (must fit band members' schedules) + your name listed on the MMMB website + a signed commemorative "Road to Honk!" poster + a DVD of the 2010 Thriller showcase and video re-enactment + a goodie bag full of MMMB merchandise

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    Tripp Bratton will compose original music for your organization or business + MMMB will perform and produce a professional-quality recording of the original piece + your name listed on the MMMB website + a DVD of the 2010 Thriller showcase and video re-enactment

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