John's Crazy Tuba Quest

Dear friends, family, universe,

I am making this GoFundMe for something I want, not something I need. I want to be a musician. I want to change people's lives through music. I want to do this for the rest of my life.
An unfortunate part of my plan happens to be the way I want to make music. I plan to continue making music with the tuba. I fell in love with the gentle beast 13 years ago and have been playing ever since. Just to be clear: there's nothing unfortunate about the tuba. What's unfortunate happens to be the price.
The tuba that I am looking to buy is a compliment to the horn I already have. I know it sounds crazy to want two of something so expensive, however, it has become almost standard to perform on two different kinds of tubas. I am in want of a Bass Tuba. I have $3500 saved up, and the tuba I am looking to buy will cost around $9500. 
I'm not trying to beg. I'm not going to plead. I even would not be enraged if I didn't receive a dime through generosity.  I would, however, be very thankful. I attend my first graduate school audition tomorrow, and I finish my other three later this month. If I knew that I had this instrument to continue my studies, I would be in a much more comfortable place in my career.
THANK YOU in advance for even taking the time to read this! If you can and want to and do help, I won't forget it. And if you can't or don't want to, or just don't help, that's great too!
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John Hadden 
Tampa, FL
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