For 25 years, The Amateurs have been laughing, smiling, and making music together. We’ve formed countless friendships (and even a few marriages). Back in 1991, our founding members weren’t quite an a cappella group, using instruments to support their sound. And though our instruments have fallen by the wayside, we continue to foster the same modus operandi as all those years ago: do it because you love it. When we performed in the 2015 ICCA Quarterfinals, our number one goal was to go out on stage and have a blast with the people we love most. Advancing to semifinals was just icing on the cake.
In 2016, we are lucky enough to be able to release our 9th studio album. But in order to do this, and all of our other exciting opportunities, we need your help! With that said, The Amateurs are happy to announce the kickoff of our first official fundraising campaign: Singing Together. Help us raise $10,000 by our 25th reunion in the Spring semester of 2017, so that we can achieve our mission and ensure a stable financial future for years to come.
1. Creating new and exciting content
Putting out an album that we love: $4000
Producing and creating a new music video: $1500
2. Growing a fAMAly
Subsidies for group members with financial need to be used over the next few years: $1500
3. Trailblazing WashU a cappella
Creating new opportunities for WashU a cappella groups (individual mics)
Pyle Pro PDWM8400 8-Mic VHF Wireless Rack Mount
Microphone System X3: $659.97→$1000
Sounding our best (soundboard)
24 channel digital mixer: $2000
How Can I Give?
Donations can be submitted in the form of a check made out to The Amateurs, and mailed to:
Danforth University Center
6475 Forsyth Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63105
You will receive a receipt via mail. Or, if you’d like to contribute, you can send an online donation via the Wash U Gift Department. To do so, go to https://gifts.wustl.edu/giftform.aspx. Under “Where would you like to direct your gift?” select “Other” and write in “The Amateurs.”