Honor Choir Trips @ Carnegie Hall & Musikverein

My name is Gracie Brogdon, and I'm a senior at Pitman High School in Turlock, California. I currently serve as the PHS Choir President and  have been in school choirs since I was in 5th grade. Choral music and singing have been my greatest passions since before I can remember! I had the honor of participating in CCDA's Central Regional Honor Choir in 2018 and had an incredible experience participating again this year.
I have been selected to participate in two separate Honor Choirs hosted by the 2020 High School Honors Performance Series- I am going to New York City this January to perform at Carnegie Hall and to Vienna, Austria this June to perform at the Musikverein with other selected Finalists! The High School Honors Performance Series brings together exceptional high school performers from around the world, including students from 47  states, Guam, several provinces of Canada, Bermuda, Germany, China, Hong Kong, Mexico, Qatar, Taiwan, and South Korea.
By participating in these two Honor Choirs, I will have the opportunity to study under master conductors, work with other elite musicians, and perform at Carnegie Hall and at the Musikverein. We will spend a total of 5 days together in New York City and 6 days together in Vienna which will consist of: rehearsing and interacting with Finalists from across the world; working with master conductors; performing in the exclusive Honors Performance at Carnegie Hall ‪on Sunday, February 2, 2020‬, and again at the Musikverein ‪on Tuesday, June 30, 2020‬, under the direction of world-renowned conductors; and attending a Broadway Show, attending a classical Viennese performance, seeing famous sites, and experiencing the excitement of both New York City and Vienna.

Choral music is truly an irreplaceable part of my life. I am so honored to have been selected for these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

In order to participate in both honor choirs, I need to raise over $6,000 [I have raised $2,400 so far!). Please help me by sponsoring a portion of my trips! Any contribution you could make would bring me that much closer to fulfilling my goal.

Since I am participating in both the New York and the Austria Honor Choirs, some of my payments are due close together. The following is a list of the payment plans in chronological order:

‪November 8th‬ - $500 (done! Thank you all so much!)
‪November 29th‬ - $400 (done! Thank you all so much!)
‪December 2nd‬ - $500 (done! Thank you all so much!)
December 20th‬ - Remainder of the payment for the New York trip- $580 (done! Thank you!!)
‪December 27th‬ - $400 (done! Thank you!!)
January 31st‬ - $400
‪February 28th‬ - $400
‪March 27th‬ - $400
‪April 24th‬ - Remainder of the payment for the Austria trip (about $200)

I also need to buy my plane tickets as soon as possible [NY- $300 (done! Thank you!),  Austria-$2,500].

I've raised about 1/3 of the funds necessary and am truly overwhelmed by the love and generosity I have received. However, I still have 2/3 of the way to go... Flights from California to Austria arriving/departing in the specific time frames I need to are expensive.

Any amount helps, truly. Thank you so much for your support!
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Gracie Brogdon 
Turlock, CA