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Help Baldwin Blend Represent Canada in Munich
$2,071 raised
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Ended Apr 10, 2018
Please help us raise funds to allow the members of Baldwin Blend to represent Canada at the first World Mixed Barbershop Chorus contest during the Barbershop Music Festival hosted by BinG! in Munich, Germany in April 2018.

Baldwin Blend mixed barbershop chorus is made up of friends and family of members of Harmony Ranch Recreation Club. The Harmony Ranch community is where Barbershoppers, friends and family enjoy barbershop singing to it's fullest.  Barbershop music is a style of 4 part unaccompanied vocal (a cappella) music.

Baldwin Blend is a unique blend of old, young and new. We have many members who have never sung barbershop before. Baldwin Blend creates an environment that is inviting to those who want to learn the craft of barbershop singing. It also allows those in the chorus to sing with some of their closest friends and family. We have mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, grandfathers and granddaughters, brothers and sisters. The ages in the chorus range from 15 to 78 years old. We have created a wonderful community within the chorus and are having fun doing it. We would like to opportunity to share this with the world.

As a chorus we have members from across Ontario, 200 km north to south and 500 km east to west. We were honoured to win the 2017 Ontario District Mixed Chorus Contest in October 2017 and even more honoured to be invited to represent Canada at the World Mixed Barbershop Chorus Festival in Munich, Germany.
When in Germany, we will representing not only Harmony Ranch but all of our communities that we come from and those chorus's some of us belong to in other organizations such as, Barbershop Harmony Society, Sweet Adelines International and Harmony Inc. As well as Ontario and of course our country, Canada. It is a great privilege for us and will allow us to showcase mixed barbershop from Canada to the world.

As Baldwin Blend is a new chorus, not even 6 months old, we have not had an opportunity to raise money in order to pay for such things as rehearsal space, sheet music and learning track, coaching, uniforms or travel to Munich, Germany. We do not currently have a membership fee but have asked the members to contribute as the need has arised for music, rehearsal space rental etc. The money raised through this campaign will help to alleviate financial burden to each of the members by not having to ask them to contribute for the items mentioned above each time they come up.  As well money raised will help to alleviate financial burden on individual members specifically while representing Canada by assisting with the cost of the registration fees and travel to the 2018 BinG! Barbershop Music Festival World Mixed Barbershop Chorus Contest.

Our goal is to raise $30,000 using this campaign and a few other fundraising activities.  Please help us with this lofty goal with your donation.  We have discovered that every dollar counts when trying to raise a significant amount of money, especially when we are a very new group.

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