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These teens have worked hard to bring out their talent. Now they want it documented forever in their first album.

We're a Hit!

We've met our goal! Thanks everyone who's given thus far, and if you haven't yet pledged, here's yet another reason to do so:

For every $125 we receive over our target level, we're going to give a free performance at an assisted living center, a Head Start center, a retirement home, or something of that ilk. You've all proven to be tremendously generous, now we want to be generous as well. Thanks!

We are the North Eugene Ukulele Orchestra and we want to send you our album!

This is the sixth year of the NEHS Ukulele Orchestra and we want to commemorate our achievements with an album. We've got nine songs itching to be recorded and sent to you. We just need your help.

We will use the money we raise to purchase the rights to the songs, pay for studio time, hire a sound engineer, produce the CD, and buy pizza. Lots of pizza.

We strive to play live for large audiences as much as possible. We want to have an album to send out to venues and organizations and to sell at concerts to help fund the club in the future. You'll be doing us a tremendous favor.

In addition, many peer reviewed studies show that playing music, especially on small, high pitched instruments, promotes student success and higher academic achievement. In short, the Ukulele Orchestra keeps teens in class and off the streets, and we all want that, don't we?

Here's a track list of the proposed songs. We're pretty sure they'll all make the cut. And below are a couple of excerpts from our latest concert.

Island In the Sun by Rivers, Cuomo (Weezer)

A-Punk by Vampire Weekend

Somebody that I Used to Know by Wally de Backer, Luiz Bonfa (Gotye)

Take on Me by A-Ha

Ripple by Garcia, Hunter (Grateful Dead)

Sweet Child of Mine by Guns & Roses

Float On by Modest Mouse

Five Years Time by Noah and the Whale

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Time could be a small obstacle. We plan to get everything completed by March. But if our studio times change or we encounter any hangups with the CD production, we might have to push our distribution date to mid April.

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    We'll mail you a copy of the CD or hand deliver it if you know one of us personally.

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    We'll send you a copy of the CD, signed by all of the members of the band, plus the awesome 11x17 inch concert poster!

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    For $45 we'll send you the CD with a one-of-a-kind original 4-panel CD cover, designed by one of the Ukulele Orchestra members. And you get the concert poster.

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    For $60, you'll get the CD, the poster, and we'll include your name or the name of your organization in a special Thank You song on the CD.

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    We'll play a show for you; name the date and time. We'll even skip class to make it happen. This offer is only valid in the greater Eugene, Oregon area.

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    Whoa. If you kick-in this much you can name a song, we'll record it, and we'll slap it on the album with a dedication to you. We'll have to make sure we can get rights to record the song, so there may be a bit of back and forth. But we promise to make you happy, because you are fantastic.

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