The big day has arrived—our Groupon Grassroots campaign launched today and we’re currently funding a project on Groupon’s site here http://www.groupon.com/deals/salish-sea-players!
Performing for retirement, nursing, and long-term care facilities is a passion with us. With this initiative, “Baroque Memories-Past & Present”, we hope to raise enough funds to perform at least 10 professional Baroque chamber music concerts in the greater Seattle area. These performances are special occasions for all involved and provide much needed social interaction and entertainment for the residents. We greet the residents as they enter, we talk about the music we’re performing and field questions during the show, and after the concert we talk some more about the music and about their lives-hearing their stories and memories both sweet and bittersweet. We hope these concerts help to create new memories.
Here’s what you can do to help out:
- Go to the campaign page http://www.groupon.com/deals/salish-sea-players to donate and help us reach our goal.
- Share campaign news and progress on Facebook and Twitter, as well as through email.
(Our “tipping point” is $300–we only need 30 people to donate $10 to reach that goal and then 100% of all funds raised goes to our mission. Thank you Groupon Grassroots!)
What they’re saying:
“The Salish Sea Players are not only skilled musicians but also truly passionate about working with people. I am a director at University House, Wallingford. It is home to many UW retirees. The University House residents have lived a life full of music from all around the world. I have watched the Salish Sea Players perform for our retirement home and all the members of the band make a personal connection to their audience. They are a joy and the best example of what the type of performers we like to schedule for our senior adult community.” ~Stacie Sheridan, Life Enrichment Director, University House, Wallingford
“You were fantastic! The residents so enjoyed your performance! Yes, please do come back.” ~Cynthia Allen, Activity Director, Áegis of Bothell