Here is some additional info from
Marco Cassone of m-pact (the kinda good looking one) <g>.
Marco replied to my
'sympathy' note to the group indicating the severe hole this event has put
in m-pact's plans, programs and pocketbook. Their practically total capital
worth was in that vehicle, over $85,000 in equipment, CDs and other
property gathered in their 7 years' existence.
This Sunday's benefit in Lakewood may
get them a small start on financial recouping (the cops
likely don't hold out much hope for actual recovery of the property), but
they have a long road to go to get back where they were. Can anyone come up with
any other Colorado ideas to help them?
Picture your group in a similar
circumstance. Let's look down the road to what any of us might do to
~ A Colorado "group festival" concert
to benefit m-pact?
~ A donation of 10% of fees
collected thru Dec 31 from every CO group that wants to
~ Donation boxes at
regular concerts and clubs where m-pact has played and/or CO groups have
I don't know what might work, but
after m-pact's 'impact' on Colorado a cappella, I hope we could do something. Do
you recall the series of benefits m-pact gave as a follow up to Columbine? Are
you aware of the contribution they have made to keeping the Colorado Vocal Jazz
Camp alive and effective? Did you know how active they were making contributions
to the Red Cross after 9/11? I know a lot of our groups have been equally as
effective, but most of us don't earn our livelihood in this business (don't we
A lot of good things have come out of
Greeley, and m-pact is certainly one of them.
Let's look into our own situations
and see how and where the Colorado a cappella community (there are over 200
of you on the message board alone) can help pick up the pieces for five of our
professional brethren who could use a little encouragement right now. I'm
reworking the fall "Colorado Songster" right now to include an article
about this loss and m-pact's local connections. Knowing we are behind them
and respect what they do could mean worlds to their ability to stay positive and
get back on top.
Right away, I'll try to bring
together a "Bolder A Cappella" effort to participate. How about you