#ForASong, your donation can help Toast of Tampa Show Chorus off-set expenses for a song! From licensing, arranging, performance, and per copy fees, the chorus can pay more than $500 'for a song.' The more people we reach, the more songs we sing, so thank you for your donation, and for sharing this giving opportunity with others.
In addition to being an award winning entertainment organization, Toast of Tampa Show Chorus is also a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that relies on a variety of funding sources to carry out its mission. Our parent organization, Sweet Adelines International, is the largest music education organization for women in the world. Toast of Tampa Show Chorus celebrates and promotes the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education, competition and performance.
Like many art organizations, the pandemic took its toll on our chorus. Membership waned when weekly rehearsals were suspended and replaced with educational sessions via zoom. Community performances - our main source of income - were cancelled and postponed. The chorus has come back strong with 30 new members in the past two years and is excited to be the 5th place medalists from the international competition. In order to keep our chorus thriving, our members have been engaged in a variety of fundraising efforts including gift card sales, gift basket sales and seeking grant funds. While our efforts have been positive, financial needs remain.
With your support we will continue to reach out and encourage others to experience acapella harmony and present a rich and rewarding experience for our members and audiences. Gifts fund fees for world-class educators; support operating costs; and ensure the health and longevity of the chorus. As we look to the future, we are more dependent than ever on your support and enthusiasm in order to continue inspiring a passion for barbershop music in our community and around the world.