Support our latest Commissioning Project: Rain Sunshine on Our Quarantine Blues!
Adelante Winds & the BREATHE Collective! Adelante Winds is a woodwind quintet based in San Antonio, Texas, that seeks to present concerts that expose audiences to underrepresented composers, while fostering a sense of fellowship for the socio-economically disenfranchised communities. The ‘Breathe’ Collective is a commission and recording project engaging underrepresented composers in the creation of new works for wind quintets around the United States. These new works will bring to light the significance of breath in an ongoing cultural narrative about systemic racism, police brutality against the black community, and the impacts of COVID-19. We're working together to commission a work by Carle Wirshba. We met Carle, an amazing human being, at the Fresh Inc. Festival in 2018 and had the honor and pleasure of hearing his works performed live.
We're excited to be taking part in this project that expands the wind quintet repertoire and encourages a larger number of composers to write for our instrumentation. We wanted to take this opportunity to express how we have dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic and collaborate with other artists during a particularly isolating time. Make it Rain on Our Campaign! We're excited to be taking part in this project, and we are nearing the end of completion. But, we need your help to put us into the home stretch. We are aiming to raise $8,000 for our campaign, and we are confident that you can help us achieve this goal!
We are offering the following "perks" to our donors:
$10 - The "Etta James": Your name will be listed on our website as a contributor to this project.
$25 - Cameo Thank you: Your name will be listed on our website as a contributor to this project, and you'll receive a personalized thank you video from the composer, Carle, or a member of Adelante Winds.
$50 - Watch: Receive the "Etta James" and a Cameo Thank you! As well as get an exclusive invitation to a zoom meeting to listen to the musicians of Adelante Winds discuss Carle Wirshba's new work for wind quintet. You will also get an early invitation to watch our music video before it is released to the public.
$75 - The "BB King": Receive the "Etta James," a Cameo Thank you, and the Watch package! You will also receive an exclusive invitation to a live-streamed event to hear Adelante Winds' first rehearsal of Carle Wirshba's new piece.
$100 - The "Bessie Smith": Get the entire "BB King" package as well as a copy of Carle Wirshba's new piece signed by the composer.
$200 - The "Muddy Waters": You will receive the "Bessie Smith" and we will put your name in the official printed score as a contributor to the creation of this new work.
$500 - Become a Star: You will get the "Muddy Waters" (all perks below the $500 level). You will also receive an invitation to become a part of our music video project! You will get to play a role and be featured in our final music video! Available to those who can cover their own travel costs to San Antonio.
$1,250 - The "Billie Holiday": You will receive all the perks available as well as a personal concert in your home. We can work together to help design a program just for you and your chosen guests in the comfort of your home. Available to those within 275 miles of San Antonio.
If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail us any time at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please click the donate button below to Rain some Sunshine on Our Quarantine Blues!
Special thanks goes to those who have already donated: Ruth Aguirre Armando Castellano Christina Chen Alexander Davis Gerard Dolan Kevin Dolan Patrick Dolan Ramona Douglas Mark Dover Meekyoung Lee Lee Smith Stanford Thompson Arthur Tucker Kika Wright Anonymous