Capital Sound Inactive For 2008
It is with a great deal of sadness that Capital Sound Executive Director Marc Gofstein, along with the Board of Directors announce that the corps has gone active for the 2008 season. This difficult decision was made as a result of several serious issues that all converged together at once, forcing the corps to take this drastic action.
“Having to make this call so late in the year is, basically, heart wrenching,” said corps director, Marc Gofstein. “These kids have put a lot of time, sweat and effort into getting ready for a great year. Unfortunately, circumstances presented a situation that couldn’t be fixed in the time necessary to guarantee a positive experience for everyone.”
As a result, the corps is working extremely hard to place all its members with other corps so that no one misses out on the opportunity to perform this summer. Several groups have already been contacted in order to get every member a spot.
Capital Sound will continue to operate its weekly bingo game, as well as its work at Wisconsin Badger sporting events, so that all financial obligations will be continue to be fulfilled. However, Gofstein stressed that money isn’t the reason for the stoppage. “Most corps site finances as the chief reason for going inactive, or even folding, but that’s not the case here. We’re actually in descent financial shape. It’s because of that component that I’m confident we’ll be back stronger than ever in 2009.
The corps will continue to sponsor its annual show, Music in Motion, taking place this year on Saturday, August 2, at Middleton High School in Middleton, WI. Information and tickets can be obtained at: www.capsound.org.
Founded in 1995, Capital Sound is a non-profit youth organization dedicate to the betterment and enrichment of the youth of Madison, the State of Wisconsin and throughout the country through life-skill training, music education and performance.