I am writing this letter to let you know about my adventures in music. This year at Valhalla High
School, we are entering in to a new realm of music. We are part of a competitive marching
percussion circuit in California. Basically this means we perform at an incredibly high level against
hundreds of ensembles like us in California. We perform an exciting, fast paced show that is very
technical, very demanding, and very fun to watch (and perform!). After we complete the
percussion circuit (this is the best part!) we are preparing to compete at the Percussion World
Championships in Dayton, Ohio, April 19-21, 2012.
Since this activity is extra-curricular, it is all donation based; which is why you are getting this letter.
I am writing to ask for help funding my portion of the percussion expenses. These expenses include
Show Design, Show Entry fees, Uniforms, Transportation & Lodging, and Percussion Supplies (we
break a lot of sticks and mallets). With your support we will be able to compete successfully locally,
in California, and at the World Championships! Even better, because the Rancho San Diego Music
Foundation (RSDMF) is a tax-exempt, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization your donation is completely
Any donation will be a BIG help! You can donate by check or credit card. Please make your check
payable to RSDMF and write “Percussion Donation for [my name]” on the memo line. Checks can
be mailed to the RSDMF address below. Credit card donations can be made by going to our website
(www.vhsmusic.org) and clicking PayPal (you do not have to register with PayPal). If you have any
questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. And while you are at our website, you can read all about
our program, the percussion ensemble, and if you go to the “Drumline” page, you can listen to the
selections we will be playing this year!!
Thank you so much in advance!!
Rancho San Diego Music Foundation
2650 Jamacha Road, Suite 147-65
El Cajon, CA 92019
RSDMF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization supporting the Valhalla High School Instrumental Music and Color Guard Programs
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