[JPhonk] Fwd: A different type of performance opportunity at BCM

Stephanie Ash stepher42 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 4 16:19:02 EDT 2017

I found the website for this event, it's called the Wonder Ball. Here's a
summary of how to get tickets:
$2500 gets you 2 tickets
$5000 = 1 table for 6 guests
$10,000 = 1 table for 10 guests
and so on up to $50,000.

It does say in small print "$600 individual tickets available upon request"



I don't know if this helps anyone else form an opinion... I'm not sure how
I feel about it yet still - on one hand, it does help kids get into the
museum for free. On the other hand, this Gala seems like it's for fancy
rich people. I mean, obviously those are the ones who can give the money,
but.... i'm not sure what I'm trying to say - i can feel it but I can't put
it into words just yet.


On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 3:14 PM, Don Stafford via JPhonk <jphonk at or8.net>

> Indeed, the Children's Museum is a non-profit and the November fund raiser
> is meant to assure that those who can't afford to attend the museum or find
> it inaccessible may do so at no charge. Certainly many of the attendees
> will be among the more affluent, but many will be regular folks enjoying
> the evening due to their employer's sponsorship.
> I have no qualms about playing their fundraiser.
> On October 4, 2017 at 2:05 PM johnny saylor via JPhonk <jphonk at or8.net>
> wrote:
> hey
> On Wed, 4 Oct 2017 13:38:13 -0400
> Marie Ghitman via JPhonk <jphonk at or8.net> wrote:
> So... what is our mission? (And does playing at fundraisers fit
> into it?)
> yeah- what is it?
> as far as a band surviving in a capitalist society- working with the
> children's museum is a good call. let's just leave it at they seem to have
> access to financial resources.
> as far as being an activist band- this is kinda like selling out. the
> children's museum is not the same thing as exxon or DOD- they are
> definitely on the more humane end of profitable corporations; making a fun
> place for kids to play is something that most of us would be willing to
> support as an idea. but playing for the millionaires at a children's museum
> fundraiser is a world away from playing in front of the purple cactus for
> mexican earthquake relief.
> as far as being a community band- we would not be in JP, so ... not really.
> for myself, i'd remind everyone that money changes everything. we seem to
> be in a good place now, but that could change in an instant. i guess i'm
> leaning more toward "no" but would be willing to be convinced otherwise.
> and i [generally] like playing with jp honk whatever the occasion, so that
> would help me make the best of it.
> in the end, i'd like to suggest we give them the softest "no" possible, so
> we could remain "on their list" in case of other events that are not so
> "corporate" [for lack of a better word] ...
> but this is only one drummer's opinion. would we need another meeting, or
> a few minutes at a rehearsal to discuss in greater depth?
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