the start of something new.
conception, formation, boom we’re in existence. my online diary… of the first project i ever dreamt of, that came true. thank you so so much xingyue, ka ying, huilin, shermine, carol, fangfang, ian, lightning, darrel, joel.
i’m gonna write more later– every project tells a story, every dream has a beginning. and this is
mine ours. :)
:) a smile, for now!
///edit 9 October 2012:
Thinking and thinking about what to write in this section, and suddenly i knew the answer: my recruitment email! the one we carefully crafted and poured our spirit into. the email that set our dream into motion by drawing together like-minded people. :)
Sent: 30 September, one day till the start of a new month!
Remember The Dream we were talking about / I was trying to tell you about? :)
It may be a Dream… But it’s no fantasy. Together, a team of us want to make it come true!
So what is it about? The festive season is a cause of celebration for most. But amidst our jubilant cheers, how many of us stop to consider those who don’t have a community to celebrate with? The lonely, the sick, and the old. We wanted cheer them up some way, somehow, but HOW? How do we go about doing that, in an interesting and unorthodox way? Well… Purely visiting them is too mainstream, and way too many people already raise funds (besides, how much comfort does cold hard cash bring?).
And suddenly we struck gold – Music. Music connects hearts, music is universal, and virtually nothing speaks louder than a few choice songs. The human companionship that accompanies our live band is something insanely precious as well.
So that’s what our Dream is about! We want to gather a band of students and play for old folks homes, children homes, and even hospitals! (it’s not very nice to be sick during Christmas, is it. :/) It doesn’t just have to be a concert– it could be a party, with music, interaction, food, party hats and little souvenirs! Something to liven up the place for a day, fill it with happy atmosphere.
There’s amazing potential in this project because we fulfil a niche area! We’re an all-student band with heart. Organisations who organise parties for their children or elderly may want some good entertainment, but commercial bands are wayyyy too expensive, and just there for the money. If we’re good enough, they will want to invite us to perform for them… Maybe for a small fee? :) It’s almost a social entrepreneur project. And there’s the other possibility of us being a safe and stimulating platform for young kids to volunteer. We could set up a website, and they could sign up to learn!
It is a firm belief of mine that advocacy doesn’t just help our target community… The advocates should benefit. ;) We’re uniting people from different background, different schools, and different walks of life in this Dream. And for those who don’t know music and would like to learn, we could learn together. :)
We’re looking for a core team of about 15 people – Enough to plan (we’ll have a separate team of volunteers later!), yet small enough to be a close-knit community. :)
I’m writing to you because I want you to join our team, and be a part of this Dream! To be a part of something bigger than ourselves, to create happiness and uplift the spirits of those all over the world.
We really feel that you are the right person for this Dream, that you have something to contribute, and something to benefit from this. Hence, we like to officially invite you to join this movement! Haha there’s no pressure at all for you to join, but if you’d really love to… We’re pretty darn motivated to do this, so you must share our passion, our enthusiasm, and some part of you must personally want this as much as we do. That’s the key to the success of anything, you see – Personal involvement. :) Things will only be as good as you will them to! Your academics will always come first, so no worries about exams and stuff, we only want dedication! :D
As of now, we’re planning hard, but still not sure how this is gonna pan out. After all, this is an independent student-run project with huge hearts and huge dreams, but one thing’s for sure – It’s gonna be a great journey for us all.
“The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.” Sarah Ban Breathnach. Ten years from now, what will you remember of your youth?
Thank you for reading through this long email (haha even by my standards!), and have a brilliant day. Or should I say, make today a brilliant day. ^^
Do reply to all of us by this Wednesday if you wanna join, and tell us what instrument you can play (or not haha it’s okay!)! We want to finish the main planning and contacting stage by mid-October, so that we can start the build-up and practice for the event. :) Currently, we’re looking at Rainbow Centre for our target. :)
On behalf of The Musical Dream’s core team: XingYue, Ka Ying, Carol, Hui Lin, Fangfang, Shermine.
“If you never chase your dreams, you’ll never catch them.”
The actual email was wayyy more colourful haha i love colours<3
p.s. if you’re here to read about The Dream, click on the category on the right! –> all my posts will be in there (i’ll try my best :))