To Our Brothers and Sisters in Harmony,
We can all remember that moment when we first got bitten by the “bug.” Maybe it was your mom or dad, your friend, or just a chance meeting that got you to a rehearsal… but those voices raised in song and the rush of changing a room with the passion and emotion of pure performance have never let you go. Our only regret? That we didn’t walk through that door sooner.
Now you can be a part of sharing that “bug” with the next generation and preserving some incredible art forms. Started as a collaboration between Katie Taylor and the women of Northern Blend (Harmony, Inc.) and Sky Harris and the women of the Spirit of Syracuse (Sweet Adelines, International), the Lakeside A cappella Camp will be the only camp of its kind in New York State! Aimed at young singers between the age of 13-23, the Lakeside A cappella Camp will be hosted at Cazenovia College the weekend of July 21-23, 2016.
Our 2015 Clinicians included International Quartet Champion Amy Leacock (Baritone, Moxie Ladies - SAI), 4-Time International Champion, Joe Connelly (BHS), as well as 1996 International Champions, For Heaven’s Sake (HI), and 2011 International Champions, Old School (BHS). Each summer, young singers will spend three days working with best in the business as they begin their journey of harmony that will last a lifetime! We're hoping for over 100 singers this summer and we'll need your support now more than ever!
We believe that every young person should be able to experience the goosebumps and the thrill of barbershop harmony, but we need your help. We are hoping to offset the cost of the camp for our kids with donations from various sources so that no young person has to be turned away because they can’t afford it. Any size donation is gratefully accepted and will go right into paying for music, housing, food, instruction, and so much more for a kid who really needs music in their life.
We know how much singing and the camaraderie of our ensembles and organizations has meant to us, how it has changed our lives and made us not just better musicians, but better people. Help us give that same chance to a young person attending the Lakeside A cappella Camp. They may, like us, still wish they had found singing sooner. But, with your help, what they won’t have to wish is that they had been able to have this incredible opportunity. Help us make this dream a reality!
Click on the PayPal link below to donate online to the Lakeside A cappella Camp and thank you!
You can also donate by sending a check to our mailing address:
Lakeside A cappella Camp
P.O. Box 59
Cazenovia, NY 13035