Help me march Spirit of Atlanta 2013
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My name is James Nelson. I'm raising money to march my ageout season with the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps. This is my 2nd and final year to be able to march this Activity. It is one of the 23 World Class education music programs that ...
My name is James Nelson. I'm raising money to march my ageout season with the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps. This is my 2nd and final year to be able to march this Activity. It is one of the 23 World Class education music programs that thousands of people audition for all around the world. Each world class group can only take 150 people and I was chosen for a 2nd year. It's a once in a life time opportunity. After the the age of 22 people are not allowed to participate in the activity anymore. Before the season starts i will be 21 and eligible to do it this last time. It taught me a lot of valuable life skills. It helped me interact with a lot of people from across the world who also enjoyed doing this activity and made a huge impact on my character and how I present myself to others. It is a non-profit organization and does cost. the fee this year is $2600. Now that is a lot but that covers all the traveling we do to 25 differenct state where we perform over 30 shows in venues like Lucas Oil Stadium. It covers the gas for the tour bus which we travel of 70,000 miles. It covers the cost of food they buy and provide for us for the three months we travel with the organization. Not often can one say they've traveled the country for three months for $2600.

The dilemma for me not paying for this myself is my college fees. This doesn't interfere with my college because I am finished with my general education classes which are the only class in my curriculum that can be taken over the summer. But that still does not lower the cost of my school tuition. I am able to pay for my school and part of this activity but not enough to cover the entire cost. I can probably get around $400 of it on my own after paying off what I have left of my tuitions for this semesters but after that I have nothing. Any contribution will help whether it be $1 or the entire fee or anything in between. Please help me reach this goal to march my final season with this fantastic organization. Other ways to donate besides here are paypal (jknel1@aol.com is the paypal account email) and http://deyquannelson.chipin.com/spirit-of-atlanta-2013

For more information on both Drum Corps and Spirit of Atlanta visit the following sites:

www.spiritdrumcorps.org
www.dci.org

Thank you for your time.

James Nelson
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