Shades is not just an a cappella group but a non-profit organization that focuses on the mission of providing musical performance and enrichment to people in low-income and racially diverse areas. Shades strives to portray authentically the oral traditions of blacks in America and to inspire and unite its audiences through the richness of its repertoire. Throughout the group's existence, it has aimed to bring the joy of music and the importance of education to audiences worldwide. With a dedication to education and community service, the group has performed extensively throughout New Haven, the United States, and the world – in destinations including Costa Rica, Ireland, South Africa, and up next, Hong Kong!
Our upcoming tour to Hong Kong will be extremely exciting, but also expensive, and we need some support to help cover the final expenses of our tour. So we look toward you, our friends, family members, and alumni for support in our next international endeavor because we know that we can count on you, our most trusted supporters, to continue to strengthen Shades, and we believe that we can make this happen as part of a community that supports and cares deeply for music and its power to heal, inspire and educate others.
Thank you in advance for all of your help and continued support!
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