The Sound of America
Alumni News and Information
Page updated 4-8-13
It can be rewarding to make a donation to an organization that helps young musicians and brings people together from different cultures, to experience exciting music together! You know what a positive impact this program provides. SOA Needs your support to help provide its operational costs and cover necessary expenses, as well as help in providing a quality, well organized, musical program.
Donate by sending a check or calling/faxing a credit card donation :
SOA, 50 Brookwood Ave, Carlisle PA 17015; 717 245 2826 (tel); 717 245 9822 (fax).
*Scroll to the bottom of this page to see more details and how you can also donate on-line. *
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Individual alumni news chart by SOA year Submit your information Souvenirs Make a tax-deductible DONATION ~It's easy to give!~ Recent SOA News - this is old, but you can refer to the different "highlights" of each year pages Special SOA Patriotic CD for sale - reduced price! Special alumni Trumpet players - Taps Can you recommend someone? Could you sponsor someone?
Visit the SOA Facebookpage:
There are individual facebook groups for each tour year now . Search your year and "sound of america". If you have any trouble, just contact us.
Recent student videos are available to view on youtube.com
Send us your info by completing the ONLINE ALUMNUS FORM!
If you experience any problems - please notify Terri.
Note about 1981 and earlier - All Student Groups years 77-80
What are you doing? We love to hear from alumni. Please e-mail us if you would like us to include news about you on our web pages. We plan on updating them just a few times a year. You may click on the e-mail button below or go to the SOA Alumnus Form On-line. If information posted is incorrect, please let us know so we may correct it. Thanks!
SOA Fannypacks and tour T-shirts will be offered as gifts for for financial support through a tax-deductable gift of $10 or more to the Sound of America ! (Based on what is available.) We need donations to help keep SOA afloat.
A handful of SOA Tour t-shirts remain from certain years: '99 - M, L, XL; '01 - L, XL; '02 - S, M; '03 - S, M, XXL; '04 - XL; '05 - L, XL; '06 - S, XL; '07 - S). Ask Terri if your year's T-shirt is available in your size.
Would you be interested in purchasing your year's recordings on CDs, which were previously only available on tape or album? Give us your input. We are considering these options, but we need more interest to make it feasible.
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A Patriotic Tribute Compact Disc - only a few remain!
To honor the heroes and victims of Sept. 11
This CD features patriotic selections from recordings of SOA concerts taken over the past 16 years.
In remembrance and to honor those who gave their lives and those who were directly affected. All proceeds of these CDs will go to New York Engine 6 Fire Department of New York City and the families of its lost firefighters. (This link might be temporarily down.)
The CD's are available for a donation of $10, including shipping & handling. These CD's are now available. To order your copy, please send a check or money order to our office.
SOA - Patriotic CD PO Box 603 Carlisle, PA 17015
Do you know some students who could benefit from joining Sound of America? You know the quality individual and talented musician we are looking for - if you would like to recommend someone, please e-mail us the person's name and address. Please be sure to identify yourself and year when you e-mail us. In particular - we are looking for more of these singers/players:
Altos - Tenors - Baritones/Basses
Bassoons -Alto Saxes - Trumpets - French Horns - Euphoniums - Percussion.
We do need more CHAPERONES - perhaps YOU! Think about it and request a brochure, if you'd like.
Make a Tax-deductible Donation to SOA by check or on-line*
Donastions made for needy students are not tax-deductible, but donations made directly to SOA are.
Please help the Sound of America! The SOA Organization depends on donations to keep the program running and to help cover the many costs. As pricing for travel and performances increases, and the US dollar value diminishes, the tour becomes less attainable for students in financial need. Our costs are greater every year, our computers and office equipment is antiquated, and we are working on reduced hours to help make the tour affordable. Your donations would be so greatly appreciated!
Tax-deductible donations are gratefully welcomed from individuals, organizations, businesses and foundations. The benefits to each of the program's participants are numerous and cover multiple aspects. We know that SOA is a program dear to many. We know that the goodwill it brings from America to the Europeans is very important.
If you think our musical enrichment program is worthwhile and you would like to help financially, please make your check out to The Sound of America and mail it to: Sound of America, 50 Brookwood Ave, Carlisle, PA 17015 OR you can log onto www.justgive.org* and donate with a credit card. Donations by VISA or MASTERCARD may be faxed or called to our office.
Each donation is very much appreciated, whether it's $5, $50, $500, $5000 or more. You may wish to donate $5 or $10 every month or a one lump-sum - it's up to you! (For security purposes, do not e-mail credit card information.) Individuals may want to check with their employers to matching opportunities.
Your assistance and generosity is greatly needed and appreciated!
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