The Andover High School Vocal Music Program includes three competitive show choirs: From Start to Finish, Nothin’ But Treble, and Back-to-Bass-ics. The program receives significant financial support from the Andover Vocal Music Association (AVMA), a parent booster non-profit organization, and from the New England Show Choir Showdown (NESCS) competition festival. Due to the growing crisis around COVID-19, NESCS and several other upcoming fundraisers have been permanently canceled resulting in a huge loss in potential revenue for the Andover Vocal Music Program budget. We estimate the program will end up being short approximately $10,000 of our 2019-20 budgeted income and this deficit will impact 2020-21 program operations. AVMA established this GoFundMe to help close our financial gap.
In order to sustain the Andover Vocal Music programs, we are asking for donations from family, friends, and show choir fans. We do not have another way to recuperate the funds lost from these fundraisers. We want to be able to begin our 2020-21 program with enough money to purchase the licenses for the songs in our sets, our music arranger, costumes, and competition fees.
Thank you to everyone able to support us either by giving financially or by sharing this GoFundMe campaign. The Andover show choir programs are an important part of Andover High School and show choir community.
If you would prefer to send a check, they can be made payable and mailed to:
Andover Vocal Music Association
P.O. Box 5043
Andover, MA 01810