Friends of Legends –
Let me be the first to say THANK YOU for your support towards making life changing experiences possible for everyone that is impacted by a Legends experience. Our mission is “to develop and enrich lives of youth through performing arts.” We continue to focus on our mission every day and your continued support allows us to maintain the standard of excellence we provide.
I can remember the early days building the first Legends ensemble in 2001. As we approach 2015, this will mark the 15th Indoor Season, 10th Drum Corps Season, and 5th Winter Percussion Season. These are wonderful milestones for these programs and we are excited to celebrate these with you. I am pleased to share that we are expecting to field our largest DCI unit with over 100 members this season. Our winter percussion program (2013 MCGC Independent A Champions and 2014 WGI Independent Open Finalist) also is in a record number season.
On GivingTuesday 2014, we are launching our “10th Season Anniversary Campaign.” As part of this campaign, there are a number of projects we aim to accomplish, including:
Purchase of additional instruments and uniforms for the Corps to support the continual growing membership.
Replace the battery percussion, which is used by the Corps and Winter Percussion.
Various improvements to our Food and Equipment trailer to accommodate efficiency, safety, and the ability to service the growth of the Corps.
Develop our “Education Series” – various 1-3 day live learning opportunities for students to engage in clinics and leadership development.
THE IMPACT OF LEGENDS
“Legends provides the experience of a lifetime and friendships that will never end. These 4 years have not only refined my life skills, but have taught me about leadership and how to lead and be led.” – Legends Age-Out
“When my son came back from his first Legends experience, he was a different person – so much more confident and mature.” - Parent
WHAT LEGENDS PROVIDES
None of this work is easy, or inexpensive. Through your generous support, Legends is able to offer these 3 different programs, sponsor 3 DCI events in Michigan during the summer, serve 200+ members, travel 10,000+ miles, and perform in front of thousands of spectators. You can help us purchase new instruments and equipment, which are used in our off-season PARTNERS IN EDUCATION initiative to support local public school music programs. A gift from you could assist us in meeting our project goals and/or provide a scholarship to members with financial need.
I believe in what Legends offers and I know you do, as well. I hope you will consider making a tax-deductible contribution to help continue the success of this organization. Together we can help make a difference and support the quality and excellence we provide through our programs at Legends.
Take advantage of a year-end gift and THANK YOU for making an impact today.