They say power lies in numbers, and those involved in marching music have both power and numbers within their ranks. Drum corps fans have proven more than once that we form an incredibly strong community when we work together, and it's time to prove that again!
JP Morgan Chase is once again presenting its Chase Community Giving (CCG) campaign, which lets you decide which charity organizations receive their financial support.
In a twist from previous versions of this philanthropic program, organizations with an operating budget between $1 million and $10 million dollars are eligible to take part in this spring edition. This means that Drum Corps International and a select number of its corps organizations are in the hunt!
With a total of $5 million on the line, Chase is giving away the money in two rounds of voting. During round one, the 100 charities with the most votes will each receive $25,000. Those making it onto round two will be able to present their "Big Idea" for the chance to win a top donation of $500,000.
How you can help
Visit the Chase Community Giving Facebook Page and click the "like" button.
Once you "like" the CCG page you can vote. There you can search for organizations or simply click the links below to be taken directly to these individual voting pages.
Every Facebook user gets 10 votes, only one of which can be used per organization. The first round of voting ends Wednesday, May 4.
Just a few simple mouse clicks can support Drum Corps International and these organizations that are currently actively participating in this campaign in a big way!
Drum Corps International:
Santa Clara Vanguard:
Youth Education in the Arts (The Cadets):
Other arts organizations
MENC: The National Association for Music Education
Music For All
Winter Guard International
Learn more about Chase Community Giving