Troubadours DVDs are on sale

New Richmond High School’s Troubadours are selling professionally mastered music video DVDs of their 2010 Holiday Concert to help finance the group’s trip to the Heritage Music Festival in Annapolis, Md. March 31-April 3.

The Troubadours are about $4,000 short of the $79,000 needed to finance the trip for the 118-member group to the Heritage Music Festival. The Troubadours last trip to the Heritage Music Festival Chicago in 2008 resulted in a first place performance.

Troubadour trips are scheduled in three year intervals giving each student an opportunity to participate once in their career as a Troubadour.

“It would be great if a corporate sponsor would come forward and help with the full amount,” said New Richmond music director Doug Heflin. “The DVD sales will help us give scholarships for students who were unable to raise their individual cost of the trip.”

The 2010 Holiday Concert DVD is available for $15 through individual Troubadour members, Mr. Heflin at the high school or by contacting trip committee parents Cheryl Smith, Jill Cochran, Carla Schreiber or Gail Burnam.

“An invitation of this type is only extended to ensembles that have already achieved high level successes in vocal performance,” said Cochran.

The Heritage Festival started 30 years ago with a goal to recognize, encourage, and celebrate musical artistry and excellence at the high school and middle school levels, has evolved into the country’s most prestigious high school music festivals.