The Alts are going to the US! We are raising £10,000 to travel across five cities on the East Coast of the USA to perform to thousands of people and take the Alternotives global! We are so proud of our group and the music it produces and we want to share this . We are travelling to Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York, New Haven and Boston and staying with a cappella groups from Georgetown, Temple, Yale, Harvard, NYC and Columbia who we will rehearse and perform with. We have been in contact with Oxbridge Alumni Associations about various clubs and societies about the possibility of performing and we will also busk and organise flash mobs in all the cities we visit.
This is a huge opportunity for us to perform with some of the best collegiate groups in the world and, if we can raise enough money, these collaborations will be invaluable for us to take our performances to the next level!
But we can't do it alone! We want to be able to fund every member's travel and accommodation so that no one in the group feels like they can't come because they can't afford it. Please help us showcase our group across the Atlantic and GET THE ALTS TO THE US!
The Alternotives are the oldest student a cappella group in the country, having formed in 1993 as an alternative to Chapel Choirs that dominated the university music scene at the time. Since then we have gone from strength to strength, performing on BBC 1 Saturday Night "Pitch Battle", across America and at the Edinburgh Fringe for eight consecutive years. We've just recorded an EP "Revolution" which showcases our genre of putting an unfamiliar twist on familiar music and we are also competing in this years ICCAs! Known for our unique arrangements, witty choreography, and award-winning performances, we perform a variety of genres, including RnB, disco, pop, soul, rap and house!
Where will the money go?
- If we hit our minimum target the £6000 will cover all 16 flights!
- If we hit our maximum target, the £10,000 will cover all travel including airport transfers, buses between cities, subway's across cities AND all accommodation for the nights we aren't staying with a cappella groups AND creating a media presence whilst in America to advertise our concerts and gigs
- If we raise more than our target then it will contribute to our Edinburgh Fringe run in August which costs £11,000 and is usually covered through large loans from the individual members
- We will update you on our process every few of days, and every time we hit a milestone so that you know how close we are to hitting our target!
We have some great rewards to thank everyone who donates, whatever the amount you might give. Check them out!
Help us succeed!
This is an awesome project because there are so many ways for you to help us succeed, even if you don’t give money – although we’d really love it if you did! The key is exposure – please share our project with anyone and everyone who might be keen to support us. We’re talking Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Whatsapp, over coffee, at the hairdresser’s, during your lunchbreak, at the gym – the more people know about it, the greater our chance of making our tour a success!
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