What can I say, I ponder on what words could I use to motivate you, all I could come up with is: COMMITMENT! KEEP YOUR PROMISE TO MR ENG! Let's put out the best corps in the history of Spirit. It's a new day, a new beginning for the Spirit of New Jersey Drum and Bugle Corps. Let's prove the doubters and haters they are wrong. Let's show them that we are strong, proud, and committed. One Heart, One Soul, One Spirit. The key worded ladies and gentlemen is COMMITMENT.
The Spirit of Newark desperately needs drum corps fans, friends, and foes alike help in order to survive this season. Being the only DCI national touring corps in America from an inner city, serving predominately minority youth, the Spirit of Newark does not raise much money from its poor, disadvantaged marching members. The City of Newark, New Jersey does not help us (see Star Ledger article "Dispirited Newark Corps Plays Blue Tune, July 8, 2006, even though the Newark Municipal Council started and funded the corps in 1991.
It costs more than $1500 per youngster to operate eleven months of the year. We are lucky if a youngster can raise $200. Furthermore, most of our instruments and uniforms are older than many of our members. Even our drum sticks, drum heads and keyboard mallets are remnants of past years.
We are asking for your help in any way possible - yes times are tough for everyone - so you can imagine how tough it is in the inner city!
Send your tax deductible donations (Spirit is a 501(c)(3) non-profit,) non-perishable food items, Spirit Corps Fund Sponsorships - any help you can give will be greatly appreciated. Also check our Sponsor Letter in the appendix area of the 2010 Handbook (it is on the last page)
Send email to: for more information!
This fund is a great way for individuals and companies to encourage members of the Spirit of Newark, Jr. Drum & Bugle Corps to strive to do better in school and at the same time continue to experience the wholesome and comprehensive benefits of drum and bugle corps.
The Spirit of Newark is the only DCI touring corps that hails from the inner city. The art of drum and bugle corps is not only a unique and effective deterrent to gangs, violence and juvenile delinquency for minority youth, but also and attractive and successful way to show them the "outside" / "real" world
Click on SPIRIT GRADE FUND for further details
The Spirit of Newark is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.
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What�s up with you lets see this summer? Are you going to just lay around the house, watch TV and become a vegetable? Maybe you'll go to the shore or maybe you'll mow the lawn or maybe you'll play PS2 until your fingers fall off and your eyes burn. Why not do someting truly amazing? Play cool music, make new friends, travel across the country......
March in the Spirit of Newark/New Jersey!