2013 Event

Sound Off 2013 Updates, 09/21

by Chris Nelson

So far, we’ve received new donations from the American Antique Auto Museum and United Water. We should have a flyer out around the end of this month. I’ll send it out once it’s finished. if you’d like to forward these emails through your own email networks and contacts, please do!

If you haven’t seen the new logo for this year’s event, take a look at it (top right). This was designed by Ric Albano of 33 Dimensions. I think its a great new look and we’ll be using it a lot on may things we send out. Many thanks to Ric.

Tim Dyer and Dyer’s World Video will be there to capture all the excitement of the show for posterity. (thanks, Tim!) He’s helped us out for several events now, and you can see some of his videos of 2012 shows here.

I’m still working on the lineup of bands for the show, but I’ll send out a full schedule once everything’s been finalized. I’m still looking for someone to supply us with two folding tables and six chairs for the day of the event. There is not going to be anywhere to sit and we need a place to put the prizes and ticket sales. There will be other vendors in the courtyard that day, so space will be limited to beside the stage area. If you can help, or know someone who can. please let me know. Other thatn that things are on track. We can always use more donations of prizes for the drawing, so if you’d like to help, please contact me.

Until next time,
Chris Nelson

Sound Off 2013 Updates, 09/08

by Chris Nelson

So far, things are going really well. We have our event location, sound support, and a few musicians and bands have been eager to join this event.

Today, I’m sending out donation requests by email and fax. I have a long list of places to send these to. I have attached a PDF version of the letter, which you can print or email to anyone you think would like to help.

So far, we’ve received contributions from:

  • LB Smith Ford
  • Hoffman Ford
  • 33 Dimensions
  • Dale’s Drum Shop

This is just the beginning, so I’m sure this list will get longer.

Ric Albano has offered to transport the drums to the site and then back to Dale’s Drum Shop after the event, so that problem has been resolved.

In addition, we will need to come up with two folding tables and about 6 chairs in order to set up our ticket sales table and display the prizes that will be raffled off. In anyone can help out by supplying these items the day of the event, please let me know.

We also will need people to help sell tickets. The more volunteers we get, the less time people have to stay at the ticket table.

I’ll have more details as they happen!

Chris Nelson
Sound Off for Vets

 

Sound Off for Vets 2013

by Chris Nelson

Hello everybody!

Great news! Sound Off 2013 will happen this year, after all! The event will be held at the Broad Street Market in Harrisburg, PA from noon until 4 pm.

We’re even going to try the prize drawing, provided we get enough support from the community. Needless to say, we’ll have to re-do the donation request letters and send them out to those who haven’t already responded. If any of you know someone who may want to donate or can locate someone who wants to contribute, please forward this message along.

Our sound man, Chris Hicks and Voyager Music will be providing the sound again and Dale’s Drum Shop has offered us a drum set to use. 33 Dimensions has been continuously providing us with a web site–if you haven’t seen it, the link as at the bottom of this message to visit.

Things are looking pretty good and we should attract a crowd and get lots of contributions. (I hope!) This year, I’m changing the format a little bit. Bands will be a major part of the show, but I want to include acoustic musicians in the space between the acts in order to keep the crowd that we may draw. We’ll do that after the drawings, which should only take about a minute each hour.

Another change is the way I’m communicating with all of you. I am sending out one email to the whole group, including the organizational messages, so everyone will feel more involved. If you don’t want to receive these emails, let me know and I will delete you from the list.

Finally, I will need volunteers to help with the event. Specifically, I’ll need someone to help me get the drum set to the show site, since I no longer have the capability to do this. I’ll also need people to help with selling prize drawing tickets. If you want to help out, let me know.

Here’s to making this years event a great show!

Chris
Sound Off for Vets