Pitch, Please! - First Studio Album

Please consider helping Pitch, Please! raise money so that we can record our FIRST studio album and ICCA set music video! Established in Winter 2017, we have just reached our 2-year anniversary a couple months ago and we are excited to share our music that we have been working very hard on this past year!

Pitch, Please! is the newest a cappella group at UCLA. Our music varies widely; we sing indie ballads, as well as fun Beyonce and Little Mix arrangements. Our future interests as a group include recording music, competing (see our 2019 ICCA competition on YouTube!) and general group adventures (such as jamming together and retreats to Big Bear).

With that said, we’re excited to announce that our first single, "My Heart With You" (Opb. The Rescues) is streaming on Spotify/iTunes. Additionally, here is the link to our 2019 ICCA Performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuAbRoiQf0o 
Say hi if you catch us singing around campus!

Pitch, Please! (PP) has been a strong support system for our members. In many ways, when finding our way around such a huge community like UCLA, PP can really feel like a place where we can be comfortable and feel at home. Not only do we rehearse 2-3 days a week and perform regularly together, we also go on quarterly retreats (i.e. Big Bear), UNFORGETTABLE karaoke nights, movie theater runs and late night Korean BBQ adventures. Our shared passion for music has brought us together to form connections that will last the rest of our lives and we are very thankful for your consideration in helping us achieve our wildest aca-dreams together!

One word to describe Pitch, Please! from our own Pitches:

Jessica Block- boisterous
Amelia Campos- energetic
Sarah Hua- silly :-)
Jaycee Lanza- spontaneous
Allie Stone- extraordinary
Aarin Martinez- confident
Nitya Mehta- family<3
William Ng - talented
Thaddeus Demek- wildin’
Davis Gomes- sick
Brayden Sutton- acamazing
Lukas Moore- ambitious
Brandon Free- dedicated
Andrew Eugenio- exquisite 
Hanna Popovits- #Acafam

What exactly will the funds be used for?

Recording an album and music video takes a lot of time. After the endless hours in the arrangement process and learning/perfecting a song, it takes many hours to go through the process of transforming that music into a professionally recorded track. In addition to editing/filming our video, the recording stages for each track includes recording, editing, mixing and mastering. Some of these recording stages run as high as $300-400 per step per song.

After the success of our first single, “My Heart With You”, we are aiming for our full album to have at least 7 tracks. We have our first recording session for our 3 ICCA songs starting Sunday, March 31st and we hope to finish our last recording session for the remaining songs by the end of May. With your help, we can complete the full album and share our passion of singing with you and our community! 

Who is making this come to life?

We are excited to share that some amazingly talented individuals will be working to produce our album with us. We have made it a priority to have great producers working on our album so that we can produce the best music possible. Here’s a list of producers that are working on our album:

Brandon Tai & Hansel Romero for Recording/Editing 
Ed Boyer  for Mixing
Bill Hare for Mastering
Baxter Stapleton for Filming/Video Editing

We are excited to have this amazing opportunity to collaborate with some of these VERY talented and amazing producers. They have done amazing work with many outstanding a cappella groups around the nation!

What's in it for donating?
(Besides the satisfaction of your favorite college singers achieving their dreams):

***Important*** All rewards are cumulative, so each tier comes with all the rewards of the previous ones!

$5-10 - Shoutout on social media thanking you

$25 - A Pitch will cover any song you want for a 1 minute solo on our social media

$35 - Andrew (our Beatboxer) will try to sing

$50 - Early downloadable tracks of our ICCA setlist (3 songs) months before the album full release

$100 - A freshly designed 2019 Pitch, Please! t-shirt

$250 - EARLY FULL ALBUM: Early downloadable tracks of our full album before official release

$500 - We will arrange any song you want and make a cover video for you

$1,000 - List you as a donor on our album and website
OR
Sponsor your company/business with an advertisement on our Facebook/website.

$2,000 - A private performance near Southern California including a song that you can request us to learn.

$2,000+   - You name it, and we'll try our very best to get it done <3

THANK YOU <3

Seriously. Without the help and support of those of you still reading this, we would not be able to achieve the goals that we set for ourselves. Whether you are the friend, parent, family member, significant other or general supporter of a cappella, we really appreciate your support for our pitches throughout our ambitious efforts. Even with such a short amount of time as an organization, we have been very fortunate to have such amazing supporters! ❤️


Contact us for any questions at [email redacted]
  • Anurag Gulati 
    • $100 
    • 38 mos
  • Nicole Murray 
    • $50 
    • 38 mos
  • Kanon Mori 
    • $10 
    • 39 mos
  • Sara Acosta 
    • $5 
    • 39 mos
  • Andrew Block 
    • $50 
    • 39 mos
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Fundraising team: Pitch, Please! (14)

Thaddeus Demeke 
Organizer
Raised $560 from 16 donations
Los Angeles, CA
Nitya Mehta 
Team member
Raised $1,455 from 17 donations
Brandon Free 
Team member
Raised $855 from 5 donations
Brayden Sutton 
Team member
Raised $564 from 7 donations
Aarin Martinez 
Team member
Raised $510 from 13 donations
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