First Annual Forte Capital Giving Campaign

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Forte is a member of Overture Youth Advocacy through the Arts. Forte is about to embark on it’s first DCI (Drum Corps International) Tour along with helping develop new programs in the OYAA umbrella to support its mission. OYAA and Forte need your help! We are launching our first Capital Giving Campaign from May 2010 – August 2010. Donations in this first Capital Giving Campaign go directly to sustaining Forte for the 2010 Season as well as preparing for expanded operations in 2011. Our goal for the first year is set at $10,000, and credit Card Processing of donations will be added by the end of May!

There are a number of items available for branding (meaning you can ear mark your donation towards a certain purchase and have your name, a loved one’s name, or your company name added to the item), or you may donate in any amount. No amount is too small, and no amount is too large.

For more specifics about donation, or if your company is interested in a Corporate/Business Sponsorship, or questions about the organization, please contact info [at] fortecorps [dot] org

Forte has members from all over the Southwest Region of the US (Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas) as well as from around the country (Tennessee, Mississippi, Ohio, North Carolina). Students have been traveling to camps in TX for nearly 7 months for a chance at being a member of Forte. Students who have been chosen range from 14 years old to 21. They are musicians and dancers with a wide variety of life goals. Some wish to pursue music as their career, others are studying to be Doctors, Lawyers, Teachers, Scientists, etc. The Drum Corps experience, while focused on music and dance, truly changes youth in a way unlike most any other activity. By the end of tour, students have gained a strong sense of purpose, strength to achieve goals, work ethic, community, as well as many life skills needed for success as adults.

Whether it is $25, or $100, whether you sponsor a Uniform Package ($300) or a line of Instruments ($10,000), your impact will be greatly appreciated. If you donate in the Andante, Allegro or Vivace divisions, you may opt to brand your donation with your name, the name of a loved one, or utilize the marketing potential and advertise your company name and logo on the item.

We will be launching our new webpage soon (current page is located at and we will list those donors who participate in this program, ensuring our success in 2010.

You can download this form here –

(469)-449-5691 Corps Office/Voicemail

(469) 713-2473 Corps Fax

info [at] fortecorps [dot] org

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Posted by on Thursday, June 10th, 2010. Filed under DCI Open.