Please Support the Duke City Sound

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  1. misman
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    I have had the pleasure of participating in the Duke City Sound for the past several years. Founded in 1998, the Duke City Sound (aka The Bernalillo County Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society) has had two primary goals.

    1. Youth Outreach
    2. The International Competition Stage

    Through the years, we have achieved our goal for Youth Outreach with New Mexico ShowFest (think Glee) and New Mexico’s oldest Youth Harmony Camp where high school students are taught the art of a capella singing. This goal could not have been met without the financial assistance of people like you.

    While we have done very well in our annual competitions, we have fallen short of our second goal every year… until this one. Download the performance here (Select 2012.)

    Each fall, Barbershop choruses all over the country and the world compete to be the best chorus in their district. The 29 best in the world then go on to compete on the International Competition Stage. This year, the Duke City Sound came in 23rd in the world, and has earned the right to be on the International Competition Stage in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Oh yeah… we are really excited!

    As you can imagine, a trip like this is quite expensive, and some of our members have limited financial resources. We have set a goal to raise $25,000 by the end of May for our trip to offset some costs. This is where you can help.

    We can raise only so much money with performances, car washes, bake sales, and dog-walking. The Duke City Sound, a 501(c)3 corporation, is seeking donations from our friends and family to ensure that no man is left behind. Gifts of any amount are appreciated.

    As the Duke City Sound, is a 510(c)3 corporation many companies will match your contribution. The Duke City Sound can also be found at MilePoint Cares; enter our tax id 85-0456981 in the search string. Furthermore, we have a match for up to $5000 of total donations received. Therefore, your gift of $25 can turn into $100… here’s how:

    Your Gift $ 25
    Company Match $ 25
    $ 50

    Our Match $ 50
    $100

    Donating is easy.
    For credit card (for the miles!) or PayPal donations,
    1. Go to www.dukecitysound.org
    2. Click the donate button near the top left
    3. Complete the form for a credit card or PayPal donation

    To mail a check, please mail to
    Duke City Sound
    PO Box 20904
    Albuquerque, NM 87154-0904

    If your company does match, you can mail the match request to the address above, or email it to me at azmisman-at-gmail-dot-com.

    Thank you for considering the Duke City Sound.

    BobL (aka misman)
     
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