Send Hudson Valley Brass to South Africa!

We are Peter, Janos, Cameron, Szabi, and Trygve, the five members of Hudson Valley Brass. Help us get to Stellenbosch, South Africa!
Cameron West
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Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
United States
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The Hudson Valley Brass is a brass quintet that was formed at Bard College in 2013. Trombonist Weston Sprott of the Metropolitan Opera invited us to perform at Stellenbosch, South Africa's only international music festival. For 10 days we will rehearse and perform and mentor other participants and youth groups. All costs are covered except our round-trip plane tickets to Stellenbosch. 

We need to raise $10,000 for airfares for the five of us! We also plan to bring used brass instruments to donate to South African children who cannot afford them. This will be possible only if we raise the necessary travel funds! Your generous donations will not go unrewarded--we offer everything from signed photos to concerts at your house! 

This project will allow us to be cultural ambassadors for our art form both in the Hudson Valley and South Africa, representing classical music as a genre and a cultural phenomenon. 

"I can't donate any money, but can I help?"

Of course! We will accept a number of working musical instruments as donations but contact us first for details. Please help us get the word out! Tell a friend, post our link on Facebook, and come to our performances!  We'd love to see and hear from you.

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  • $25USD
    Thank you!

    A thank you from us on Facebook!

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    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $60USD
    A signed photo

    You'll receive a signed copy of a picture of us. We look as good as we play!

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    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $75USD
    A concert ticket

    You will receive a complimentary concert ticket to a recital by the HVB in late April or early May.

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    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $100USD
    A lesson

    You get an hour lesson from any member of the HVB! This could be in person or on Skype, but you need a brass instrument!

    2 out of 15 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $300USD
    VIP Package

    Not only will you get a reserved ticket to our spring recital in late April or early May, but you will get a complimentary Hungarian dinner afterwards!

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    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $1,500USD
    A concert for you

    A donation of this size will get you a concert from the Hudson Valley Brass within 200 miles Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. This would likely have to be in late April or May 2014!!

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    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $5,000USD
    A commissioned piece

    A brass quintet piece will be written for and dedicated to you or anyone of your choice! Time allowing, it would be played on our recital in South Africa! A portion of this would be used to commission the composer of our choice.

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    Estimated delivery: July 2014
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