Help WHS Choir Sing at Carnegie Hall

Hi!  My name is Berkeley Brown and I am the mother of an Honors Choir member at Watauga High School in Boone, NC.  The first time I heard the Watauga High School Choirs perform was probably four years ago, before I had a daughter involved.  

I remember being a little embarrassed as I was brought to tears several times during the performance.  They weren't tears of sadness or joy, in particular, but tears of emotion, the movement of emotion within me.

Every time I have watched the WHS Choirs perform since, I have been moved to tears.  I now know to expect it and to even look forward to it.  The energy that the students convey through their vocal projection, physical movements, facial expressions as well as their ability to stand out individually yet blend in unity continues to astound me.

In April of 2020, the WHS Women's and Honors Choirs have been given the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City.  They will be working with a full, professional orchestra and conductor, as well as numerous other choirs that have been invited to participate.  WOW!  What an amazing opportunity!

YES!  AND the price tag is hefty.  The cost for each student to participate is $1600.  There are 72 students in both choirs, which brings the total to $115,200.  Families are responsible to come up with that money in whatever way they can.

This GoFundMe is an effort to raise as much money as possible towards that total $115,200 cost.  $1600/student is a lot of money.  It's several months of a mortgage or a rental payment.  It's also a whole months earnings for a parent who is making $15/hr., which we know is not always the case.

I am very excited for the WHS Choirs to go to NYC AND MY GOAL IS FOR EVERY STUDENT WHO WANTS TO GO, TO BE ABLE TO GO, REGARDLESS OF FINANCIAL MEANS.  All the money raised through this effort will be split among participating students unless a parent opts out.

Please make a donation of ANY SIZE that you can towards this effort. Contribute through this GoFundMe campaign or contact Mr. Brandon Winbush, Choir Director, Watauga High School, 828-264-2407

THANK YOU !!!!!!!

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Berkeley Brown 
Boone, NC
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