The Sound of America

Alumni News and Information

Page updated 12-27-13

PLEASE CONSIDER MAKE A TAX-DEDUCTABLE DONATION to SOA: Please consider SOA when you choose to donate to a non-profit organization.

Supporting the Sound of America couldn't be any easier! Now SOA can accept donations through Paypal, which means you can either enjoy the ease of using your PayPal account, or use a credit or debit card - it's quick and easy!

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.

Donations also accepted by sending a check or calling/faxing Visa/MC info to SOA Headquarters:

SOA, 50 Brookwood Ave, Carlisle PA 17015; 717 245 2826 (tel); 717 245 9822 (fax).


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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


    SOA ALUMNI NEWS

    See what your SOA family members are up to!

    For news about other tour members, click on your year below. Submit your information on-line! We will list your e-mail address, unless you request otherwise. If you want your home address or phone number listed, you must specifically request it.

    Alumni News last updated 11-5-13

    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

    Click on your year's tour to see news from mother participants. We will discontinue the most recent years due to the ease of alumni staying in touch via facebook group pages.
    1977 1978 1979  1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
    1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990  1991  1992
    1993 1994  1995  1996 1997 1998  1999  2000
    2001  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
    2009 go to the face book group pages

     

    Alumni Newsletters were only started in the early 90's and by that time the former addresses of alumni were not current, not to mention our earlier files were kept on antiquated computers. If you toured during those years of early Sound of America or All Student Groups in the late 70's, under the direction of Clyde Barr and Daniel Shaw, please e-mail us your information!

    Click here to submit your information

    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!

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    Looking for something from your tour year?

    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

    We invite you to visit the website of Fire Engine Station #6. (This link might be temporarily down.)

    We are considering making some previous SOA recordings into CD-format (SOA recordings prior to 1995). Let us know if you'd be interested!

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    TRUMPETERS: As WWII veterans are hitting their 80's 90's and older, there is great demand for buglers to play taps at funerals. Because the demand is so high, some ceremonies are performed with a fake bugler with a pre-recorded "Taps" inside the horn. Can you help? Volunteer at this site: Bugles across America.

     

    Nominate talented students

    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/or/email address. Please be sure to identify yourself and SOA year when you e-mail us.

    Do you want to come back? Request a brochure!

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    Make a Tax-deductible Donation to SOA by check or on-line* through PayPal

    SOA can be found on Guidestar.org as a non-profit organization recognized by the US Federal Government as 501 (c)(3).
    GuideStar: the leading source of information on U.S. nonprofits.

    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 operational costs are greater every year. 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. Help us keep it alive!

    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 donate online through PayPal or credit/debit card.

    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.) NOTE: Individuals may want to check with their employers to matching gift opportunities.

     

    * Just give allows you to donate on-line, but they do take a very small percentage to cover their admin. costs. See their site for more details.
    You may opt to be included on our patron list in next year's concert program. Just let us know! Please be sure to let us know your name, year of participation (if you are an alumnus), and your address.

    Your assistance and generosity is greatly needed and appreciated!

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