I have been working very hard at my musical talents and it has paid off. I have been selected to perform on tour, in Europe, with the 2015 Northern Winds Ensemble as a goodwill ambassador through Blue Lakes Fine Arts International Exchange Program! I am so honored to have been selected since the selections are made by auditioning thousands of teen musicians and only a select several hundred are offered the opportunity. After touring Europe we will return to the States and complete a Mini Mid-West tour as well, so you will have the opportunity to see our ensemble perform too!
With music being such a large part of my life (trumpet, saxophone, guitar, piano, & percussion) and with it being a major part of my future plans in life, I feel that this sort of opportunity will open up many doors for success with my musical goals. Every opportunity I get to grow my skills and experience in my talent now, will help me achieve my scholarship goals for college. So, by helping to support this once in a lifetime opportunity for me, you are helping to support my future success!!
On top of the European tour this summer, I have also been nominated to attend the National Youth Leadership Conference in Ohio this Spring (next month!) What another great opportunity to help me grow for my future! There, I will be immersed in group projects that will help teach me about being all that I can be and how to be a successful leader. I have already been studying in preparation for this trip (they sent a large box of books to read prior to the conference.)
The reason I am asking for help with these opportunities is because my parents cannot afford to send me on these trips and are relying heavily on the help of family and friends and giving individuals. My parents have already paid over $700 themselves, plus several hundred in uniform & apparel requirements and for my passport for the Europe trip and over $700 for the Ohio trip. Both of these trips are very costly and don't include any extras that I will need or any of the expenses for transportation and food for my weekend rehearsals that I must attend out at Blue Lake prior to departing on the tour. It also doesn't include travel to and from Ohio for the conference. I have done some fundraising already as well and have raised over $700 myself. But, unfortunately that is nowhere enough needed. We really need your help to reach these goals.
Please, if there is anything you can do, even if it's simply spreading the word and promoting my cause, I and my family would be very grateful.
Thank you & God bless
Check out information about the Blue Lake International Exchange Program HERE
Check out information on the National Youth Leadership Conference HERE
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