The Songs From The Soul Of Service songwriting contest invited the men and women of our active military to share with us their thoughts and feelings. Presented by the Dallas Songwriters Association (DSA) with assistance from the Office of the Secretary of Defenses’ America Supports You Program, the contest provided the civilian community with a way to say to those servicing in our military, we’re thinking about you; we care about you; we appreciate the work you have to do; and we value what you have to say. Speaking on the value of the project, the current Commander of the US Army Band, Colonel Thomas Rotondi said, “…What a great initiative!!! I'd like to be involved… What you folks are doing is fantastic! Thanks for your great support of our Service Members!!!

The project was so successful that the contest model has been used by the military to continue the contest.

For more information about Songs From The Soul Of Service or to acquire CDs for an event you are planning contact: Dallas Songwriters Association.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Volunteer Opportunities for SSS Concert May 23

· Ticket Takers
· Ushers – two are three people assist our guest in finding their way around the theatre.
· Supplemental Security – we will have one or two professionals but a couple of more sets of eyes back stage and in the parking lot wouldn’t hurt.
· Stage Hand – someone to help with equipment setup and breakdown.
· Coordinate hospitality for special guest and performers – make sure there are refreshments available for them and they have a contact for directions and information.
· Transportation for one performer from Love Field to the Neotropolis in Carrollton and possibly from the Neotropolis to Arlington.
· Get items donated to raffle off at the concert.
· Help with the display of raffle items and sell of raffle tickets at the concert.
· Help with the DSA display; sell DSA merchandise; provide DSA membership information.
· Ticket Sales – this is a big one everyone possible needs to help with the sale of tickets. Send me a message to let me know how many tickets you need, and I’ll get them two you.
· Advertising Sales – another big one. Ask your entrepreneur friends, business associates, and personal services providers if they would like to advertise on the concert poster. If you or someone you know would like to purchase and ad, please follow the steps below:

1. Mail check made out to Dallas Songwriters Association (DSA), Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd. Box 20, Dallas, TX 75219.

2. Ref. ad size on check: a) 2x1.25=$100 b) 2x3=$150 c) 2x4=$200 d)3x4=$300 e)3x6=$450 f) 3x8=$600

3. Email your ad size & content in jpg/jpeg format to William@SongsSoulService.Org prior to May 15.

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