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Wind Ensemble - Ireland Tour

$1,170
23%
Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
5 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 14, at 11:55 PM EST
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Wind Ensemble - Ireland Tour

The UMass Wind Ensemble is taking their first INTERNATIONAL tour in May of 2017! Students will travel to Ireland for ten days to perform concerts in Cork, Killarney, and Dublin, and visit the Artane School of Music for a musical exchange with the Artane Band to learn about the music education system in Ireland. 

Students participating in this tour are paying their own way and your donation will go DIRECTLY to help alleviate travel costs. Each player is paying $3195.00, which includes airfare, instrument transportation, all ground transportation, concert venue rentals, advertising for concerts, local guides, meals, etc. -- it's all inclusive, but cost prohibitive for some.  We will be traveling with a full wind ensemble (45 players) and instrumentation is important! YOUR gift will help us make sure that we can take everyone we need.  

Our world is growing in its demand for globally-minded people, and one of the best ways to achieve this is through travel and exploration. The majority of students in our ensemble have never traveled outside of the United States, and many have never been outside of New England.  Traveling with a music ensemble is complicated, but it is also the PERFECT way to see and learn about the world. Instead of experiencing new places and culture merely as a tourist, musicians traveling on this tour will have the opportunity to "give back" to the communities we visit with concerts. It is a true cultural exchange.

Please support our musicians!

 

Our way
of Thanking You

$25

Program listing

Your name will be listed in the Bon Voyage concert program on April 28, 2017.

2 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2017

$100

Bon Voyage CD

Receive a copy of the Bon Voyage concert recording.

1 of 20 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: July 2017

$250

Martin CD

Receive a copy of the upcoming UMass Faculty CD recording: "The Wind Music of Frank Martin."

0 of 20 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: June 2017

$500

Guest Conductor

Guest conduct the Wind Ensemble at the Bon Voyage concert on April 28, 2017. Percy Grainger's "Irish Tune from County Derry" is calling you!

0 of 1 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2017

$1,597.50

Half-sponsorship

Donate half of the travel costs for one wind ensemble member. Receive a hand-written "Thank you" from the traveling student and the satisfaction that you changed someone's life forever with this opportunity.

0 of 20 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2017

$3,195

Full sponsorship

Donate a full sponsorship for a wind ensemble member. Receive a hand-written "Thank you" from the traveling student and the satisfaction that you changed someone's life forever with this opportunity.

0 of 20 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: November 2016
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