Please Support Dany, Pau and Ale
Thank you for visiting this very worthy cause. My name is Ted Boylan. I live in Alberta , Canada . I’m a music lover and sometimes search YouTube for young talent to support. When I find awesomely talented kids, I sometimes help promote them by driving traffic to their site.
One day I discovered a nine-year-old girl from Mexico named Pau (short for Paulina). She was playing drums to My Life Would Suck Without You by Kelly Clarkson. Wow! I turned up the volume. Watching her drum was amazing, especially 2:59 when she drums while crossing her arms. Amazing. I think I watched it about six times in a row, at least twice daily over a one-year period. The best part was the very end of the video and seeing Pau clap her hands, with that beautiful smile of accomplishment on her face. She won my heart.
I have been diverting traffic to youtube and helping with comments. One day, my comments were answered by The Warning, thanking me. I was just so happy to help this young girl Paulina. And that’s when I learned she has two sisters, Daniela and Alejandra; The Warning is the name of their band. Daniela plays lead guitar and is an amazing singer. Alejandra is incredible on Bass Guitar. These three talented young sisters are amazing musicians and are amazingly close. When one is happy, the others are. I am one of their biggest fans and can’t wait to see what the future holds for these musical treasures.
The girl’s father, Luis, is an equally warm, sincere and humble man. Through Facebook and email, we became friends. They are truly a loving family with an incredible and rare bond. One day, we were discussing the costs of nurturing the girls’ musical talent. Luis admitted that paying for musical lessons for three girls is a challenge. From my experience it’s difficult enough for a family just trying to meet basic day-to-day needs, let alone trying to come up with the funds to purchase costly instruments and Lessons for 3 children.
Luis shared that the girls would love to attend a summer program at Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts and how badly he wishes he could enroll them, but cannot due to the cost. Luis, is confident each of them can earn a scholarship once accepted; getting them there is the first hurdle.
Luis and the girls have become like family to me. I’m inspired by the girls’ passion for music and incredible determination to share their talent with the world and that’s why I have chosen to provide whatever support I can. I invite you to join me on this journey. The girls are so close to making it big, but they need help from people like us. On behalf of Luis, Monica, Paulina , Daniela and Alejandra, please try to provide a financial gift—big or small—every little bit helps and would be greatly appreciated. To all the corporations and businesses out there who believe in supporting amazing talent, these ladies need you.
Update-the band is releasing some songs in March 2015 they’ve published themselves. Check out The Warning’s official website www.thewarningband.com and consider lending your support to help make the girls’ dreams come true.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE!
Luis, Monica, Dany, Paulina, Alejandra Villarreal (The Warning Band) as well as myself, Ted Boylan (promotions manager), wish to welcome an incredible contributor as well as solid supporter to the Warning Band Team! We are proud to announce that Nick Warring has joined the team! Nick lives in Round Rock Texas, and has offered his time from his job and busy schedule to help the girls see their dream through! We are all very happy to have Nick aboard as a promotional writer! We have setup this U.S. gofundme account to make it easier for U.S. as well as International contributors to donate. We still have the Canadian account for Canadian contributors so it will be easy for them to show their support as well! Again Nick, we are all excited to have you aboard! You have supported the girls in many ways and they sincerely appreciate that!
Thanks to Nick Warring to Win Squires for their constant hard work and support to achieve this goal.
Especially thanks to the mastermind of this campaign Ted Boylan for never give up and everyday push to reach the goal, and be always on the search to make sure everything was taken care of, without you nothing of this would had happened.
To Alan Sacks for making sure we had everything that we possible needed during our adventure.
Thanks to all of you for your time and efforts.
To our Gofundme donors
Thank you so much for all your support and your confidence in us, it's been the most humbling experience that we ever had, that people you don't know, trusting us in what we are doing and cheering us on, is an amazing feeling. Thanks to you all, you know who you are, and we do also. It is impossible to put all the names here, but really from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you!
To Berklee Collegue of Music
Damien Bracken, Rob Rose, Bob Doezema, Jeff Perry, Oisin McAuley, Dominick Ferrara, Jesse Williams, David Rivera, Skip Smith, and everyone else involved, Thank you for taking care of us and all the patience and hard work you put on this to make our experience at Berklee Summer Programs a one to remember forever.
To our sponsors
Thanks to The Ellen DeGeneres Show for all your hard work and support all through this experience and beyond, we love you.
To Target, Orange Amplifiers, Gibson,
Alex R. thank you for all your kindness and support through all the adversity, we dont have enough words to thank everything you did and keep doing for us.
David Ellefson for your involvement and support.
All friends and family for their support through all this.
We had the time of our lifes!!! THANKS AGAIN TO ALL OF YOU!!
We are going to keep on Rocking!!! m/
First, to follow up on the last update, housing arrangements have been made for Dany, Pau, Ale, and their parents Luis and Monica. They’ll be in an apartment very near the Berklee campus in Boston, and we’re all thankful to have that work out for them.
And most importantly, the Villarreal family is so humbly and eternally grateful for all of your support, kind words of encouragement, and generosity. They are overwhelmed that strangers from all over the globe have come together and made a dream come true for the girls. Dany, Pau, and Ale will work very hard at Berklee to make everyone proud! They are also very thankful for your recent support to assist with the ongoing private lessons. To hear just how thankful and excited they are is heartwarming, and I for one am grateful that we could not only help those talented and hardworking girls, but we were able to help such nice people! So, on behalf of the Villarreal family, and from the bottom of their hearts thank you all very much!
In addition, all of us should take a moment to thank Ted Boylan. Some of you may know that Ted, a friend of the Villarreal family, began this campaign many months ago with the goal of course to get those girls to The Berklee College of Music. He knew how much it meant to them, and knowing they wouldn’t get there without help he set out to make it happen. Ted has been the driving force behind the fundraising, the founding of the web site, the promotions, the merchandise, and may other tasks. He has volunteered and worked tirelessly for many months and for many late nights behind the scenes so the Villarreals could focus on the music. So, from us fans happy to see great things happening for those talented girls; thank you Ted!
To keep up with Warning Band news in the future, visit the band’s website at www.thewarningband.com. Keep in mind there may not be much news for the beginning of the summer as the girls will of course be attending Berklee. Boston will be getting warned! Hopefully we’ll get to see a photo or two of the girls enjoying their studies there. That’s a hint mom and dad! While visiting the web site don’t forget that in addition to seeing news and videos of the girls you can still support them by purchasing Warning Band merchandise from the store. You can also post in the comments section, so let the girls know which songs are your favorites. And, I can’t mention the web site without thanking Win Squires of Triastrum Design and IT. To get a web site off the ground and supported continuously Ted needed an expert which he found in Win. We enjoy a great web site to visit thanks to Win’s personal commitment and professional expertise. Thank you Win!
Don’t forget to support the girls by downloading The Warning band’s iTunes release here; https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/escape-the-mind-ep/id985741367. Let’s hope for many more in the future!
So, as we draw what has been an exciting and successful campaign to a close, cheers to all of you wonderful supporters, and here’s to an unforgettable experience for Dany, Pau, and Ale at the Berklee College of Music! Safe travels Villarreal family, and young ladies; Rock Boston!
Any questions for the band or concerning promotions or fundraising efforts can be directed to Ted Boylan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Nick Warring, promotional writer
• The Back Bay or Fenway areas are preferable as they are very near campus. Something within a mile of Berklee would be best and maybe 1.5 miles at the most. Campus is located at Boylston St. and Massachusetts Ave.
• A furnished apartment is desirable over a motel/hotel so they’ll have a kitchen, laundry room etc.
• 2 queen beds and 2 bathrooms would work, but 3 beds would be better.
• Something with security would be fantastic, either an alarm system or on site personnel.
• We’d like to get them settled in July 3, 4, or 5, and they’ll stay until about August 10th or 11th.
If you know of anything or have any information concerning availability and price please let us know. Email Ted Boylan at email@example.com and Luis Villarreal at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also email me by clicking on the mail icon next to my name.
Allexis news; Yesterday’s update contained the great news that Allexis, a lovely 11 year old fan of The Warning Band was to receive her needed liver transplant either last night or today. It is an understandably lengthy procedure so as soon as we get news on her progress we’ll let you know. Our thoughts and prayers are with her! To learn more about her, or to donate or leave a message of support, visit her gofundme page here; http://www.gofundme.com/fcmk3c. Get well soon brave Allexis!
Warning Band news; Since the Pal Norte festival on April 25th things have quieted a bit for Dany, Pau, and Ale. They have been finishing up their school year and of course looking forward to Berklee while their parents, Luis and Monica, work hard taking care of the planning. The girls have also continued to work regularly with their individual teachers. Those girls are driven to become better and better and even after the world class education they’ll get at the elite Berklee summer program they won’t stop; they’ll continue to work privately with their instructors to become the best that they can be. So, we’ll continue with fundraising campaign to help with the costs of the tutoring, which is about $1800 per month total for the girls. Their parents have worked hard and sacrificed greatly to get the girls to this point but financial resources have been depleted and maintaining their lesson schedule won’t be possible without our help. There are a lot of us supporters here, so a few dollars per month from each of us will go a long way to keep the girls practicing under expert guidance. We’re of course hopeful that the Warning Band will begin to generate the revenue to be self-sufficient someday, but we aren’t there yet, so let’s keep them practicing! And speaking of practicing, on The Warning's Facebook page you'll find a short video of Ale practicing arpeggios with her fantastic teacher Pablo, and I understand her little fingers have become strong and fast! Below is a video of the girls playing a Muse cover at the Pal Norte music festival. Please excuse the audio, we were only able to obtain cell phone footage. It's great though to see the girls on a big stage! Don’t despair at the girls performing a cover, the girls will be writing more of their own material! Let's hope that after the Berklee trip The Warning Band finds more opportunities to perform and entertain us with their great music!
Visit The Warning Band web site here http://www.thewarningband.com/ and click “store” at the top of the page to support the girls by purchasing Warning Band merchandise. It’s a win/win; you’ll look great in Warning Band apparel and you’ll be supporting the girl’s music lessons. Click on “media” to see media coverage of the girls, and of course you’ll find photos and videos of the girls including videos of them performing their original material live. And if you haven’t seen it yet, scroll down on the home page to see the video interview with Dany, Pau, and Ale. As always thank you very much to Win Squires of TRIASTRUM for the fantastic website we get to visit!
You can also shop at the store by visiting The Warning Band’s Facebook page and clicking “shop now” on the picture of the girls.
Don’t forget the iTunes release of the EP here; https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/escape-the-mind-ep/id985741367 Support the girls by downloading their fantastic original work and spread the Warning!
If you’d like to review previous updates they can be found by clicking “show all” below.
Any questions for the band or concerning promotions or fundraising efforts can be directed to Ted Boylan at email@example.com.
-Nick Warring, promotional writer.
You have a bit of a typo in the latest announcement. Have "Cakifornia" instead of California. :-) I live on the opposite coast, so won't be able to join, but I hope they rock the place!
Good job Ted Boylan! I'm happy things have worked out for the girls. They are so talented I'm sure they have a wonderful future ahead of them!
Thank you for the introduction Ted. It's a pleasure and honor to be here among The Warning Band supporters and to be helping Dany, Pau, and Ale with their Berklee dream, and to be helping you with promotional writing and page updates. Like many of you I was introduced to the Warning quite by accident on YouTube. I was entertained by the great music but also fascinated by their expertise at such young ages. After watching all their videos (many times) and visiting the web page I was able to get to know Ted Boylan, The Warning's promotion manager, and even visit a little with the girl's father, Luis Villarreal. After learning more about the girls I was impressed with not only their incredible talent but their great work ethic as well. They work so hard, and they do so simply because they love music so much. The girls have terrific parents, Luis and Monica, that have raised such grounded, well mannered young ladies to be proud of. They have also sacrificed greatly to help the girls realize their musical dreams thus far, and I' hoping we can help get them a little farther. Ted has also done a fantastic job with getting The Warning's web page up and with getting the Berklee fund raising efforts started from his home in Canada. When the opportunity presented itself to help with the efforts by getting this U.S based campaign running I was more than happy to do so. Hopefully Ted and I, and all of you can make the dream of attending The Berklee College of Music a reality for Dany, Pau, and Ale. We have been warned! -Nick Warring, promotional writer.
Luis, Monica, Dany, Paulina, Alejandra and myself Ted Boylan, would like to welcome Nick Warring, to the The warning Band family! We are excited to have Nick, in our corner as there is much to do and with Nicks help we will get it done, so that the Band can Rock On!
Hey, you guys who donated, make sure to share this link to your friends as well. :-)