Columbia Valley residents can look forward to a new CD of original holiday songs this coming Christmas — all performed by local musicians.
The Windermere Valley Musicians Who Care, a new volunteer-run, non-profit organization, plan to release the CD in time for this Christmas. Album proceeds will be distributed equally to the Columbia Valley Food Bank and to the valley’s musical community through scholarships, grants, and other donations. Funds raised through CD sales could also go towards supplying or repairing instruments or equipment for those less fortunate and to assist with recording or touring for up-and-coming artists.
All musicians are volunteering their time and talent. The group is using the online fundraising website Indiegogo to spark interest and funds for the project, with their microsite found at www.igg.me/at/musicianswhocare, and is spreading the word via their Facebook page, at facebook.com/musicianswhocare .
Anyone who contributes $25 to the project will receive a copy of the CD, while a donor who pitches in $200 will get a CD and be able to sponsor a song with their name on the track list.
Anyone who contributes $1,000 will get a CD, and one of the groups that appear on the CD will give them a performance at a private function. A donor who gives $5,000 will get their name and logo on the back cover of the CD, a private performance, and more than one CD.
For more information, call Bill Cropper at 250-342-3264.