David and Joe have both pursued their careers with passion and took the first steps to making their dreams happen. Outside of the classroom they participate in competitions, extracurriculars, community projects, and a vast assortment of activities that allow them to share their skills. The connections they've made online will excel their opportunity in person there. The trip is taking place July 19-26.
COVID-19 made opportunity scarce but didn't stop these two from creating for their audiences. This included making content for local communities when COVID-19 stopped in person fundraisers for nonprofits. Their dedication to the community and clear ability to use their gifts to better it paint a positive picture as to how your donation will enrich their future. Need examples? Check out the links at the bottom of this page!
While there, David and Joe will:
Meet with local professionals in the music and entertainment industry.
Explore the University of Southern California and meet with professors.
Explore the area as it's a key city in the entertainment world.
Eat a lot of ramen.
Depending on the size of your gift, you may be awarded a thank you package form Joe and David!
$1 - Early access to vlog
$5 - Above (+) Thank you note
$10 - (+) Georgia Saunders sticker
$15 - (+) David's 2nd album (signed)
$20 - (+) Joe's sheet music (signed)
$25 - (+) David's 1st album (signed)
$50 - (+) Georgia Saunders T-shirt
$75 - (+) Exclusive content!
$100 - (+) Joe will write you a piece of music!
"Sweeten Your Spirit " - Fundraiser - Produced by David, music by Joe Jaxson and Paul Anderson
"Tarrstown Tales , Kris's Time Traveling Adventure" Produced by David, music by Joe Jaxson and Paul Anderson
Vlog example - "My Trip to Nashville" by David
To be clear. This is not a vacation for Joe and David. No funds will be used for anything other than food, lodging, or necessary expense. David and Joe have also worked tirelessly to make this trip as frugal as possible to ensure that the sources that funds arrive from are respected and used wisely.
Flight ~ $350/Each
Hotel ~ $300/Each
Ubers/Rides ~ $100/Each
Gas ~ $75
Food ~ $100/Each
Misc. ~ $50/Each
Emergency ~ $50/Each
JMU School of Music Scholarship ~$350/Each
JMU French Horn Studio $200/Each
Remaining Expenses: $475/Each = $950
- Zachary Nicely
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