Carlos Villanueva, Franco Niro, Adrian Tame
Unfortunately for Mexico, the youth which account for about half the population has seen a large fall in the amount of people that practice performing arts, especially music. Instead, they have fallen into the hands of drug dealers and live a life of crime. It is such a shame that our country and community lacks the knowledge and ability to continue the spread of our wonderful and unique culture. That is why our Grant has two parts. First, we want to hold a concert to spread music in our community. We want to gather local bands from all over Mexico City to play at our school’s Fine Arts Center. This step includes finding the bands, establishing a relationship with them, and finally auditioning them. We want to make this a family event so bands will not be the only source of entertainment. We also plan to include performances from any music program in Mexico City, whether they are from other schools besides our own or private institutions. For this, we need money to rent equipment such as instruments,sound,lights, and people to work them. We also want to promote this event to make it a huge success. In order to facilitate the participation of bands and other institutions, we would need give them an economic incentive to come and participate in our event.
The second part is to donate whatever money we make from the concert to the “Instituto De Organos Historicos De Oaxaca”. We will make money by charging a small entrance fee and by selling food and refreshments. What “Insituto De Organos Historicos De Oaxaca does is that they restore organs and play them on a regular basis, hosting concerts in which hundreds of people attend. This charity is based on what we are aiming to do; spread music and culture throughout Mexico. What makes this charity attractive for our cause is that it is located outside of Mexico City. Oaxaca is one of Mexico’s largest tourists attractions besides Mexico City.
In total, our budget comes to about $4,500 USD, taking into consideration all of the expenses. We want to pay the bands and music programs that will make the event possible. Our aim is to have maximum 10 bands that can play half an hour. This would make the event have 2.5 hours of music. Renting Instruments that the bands cannot take with them such as a drum set and a piano plus people who can manage sound and lighting and a DJ to manage the music when there isn’t anybody on stage.. We want to make this event as large as it can be, so we have to set aside some funds to promote the event with fliers and pay people to distribute them. Also, if a band happens to be from another school, we would give them fliers to promote the event in their school. For $500 we can get a design for the flier print about 3,000 fliers, and print banners for the event. Because we want to donate money to “Insituto De Organos Historicos De Oaxaca”, we have to re-sell food and beverages as well as charging a small fee for assisting the concert.
Economic Incentive for all bands or music programs: $2,000 or $200 per band
Rental of Equipment with respective workers: $1500 includes instruments
Promotion for the Event: $500 (design $100, fliers $40 for 1000 fliers, banners $280)
Food and beverages: $500