Hawkapella's Studio EP

This campaign ended on January 01, 2017, but you can still make a gift to University of Massachusetts-Lowell by clicking here!

Hawkapella is excited to announce our first ever studio project! This soon-to-be-named five song EP is a hallmark of how far Hawkapella has come since it’s creation in 2009 and is a celebration of the brotherhood the group fosters.

Hawkapella is UMass Lowell’s first a cappella group and the only all-male a cappella group on campus. Since 2009, over forty men have had the pleasure of singing in the group and making memories both on and off campus. The group is comprised of students from many academic disciplines, including chemical engineers, physical therapists, musicians, creative writers, and everything in between. Innovative and gritty, the group has dug deep to create a signature sound. They have cultivated a brand to be proud of and developed a reputation on campus as professional, talented, fun, and, above all else, unwaveringly committed to their craft.

This recording project is the culmination of over five years of dreaming and planning. Hawkapella is constantly pushing to spread music and their love music as far as they can. This EP will mark a new and exciting milestone on Hawkapella’s journey to a more professional sound with a wider audience. With Lowell’s arts revitalization in full-effect, this EP stands out as a high-quality student-curated work; it also represents a next step for student artists in the vibrant musical community of the city of Lowell.

UMass Lowell has given Hawkapella the momentous opportunity to pursue this project with university support. Thanks to a combination of early fundraising, Student Affairs support, and generosity from their friends and family, Hawkapella has reached the halfway point to meet their $10,000 goal to complete their project and give back to their supporters. The full list of incentives for donating to this campaign are listed below, and please check out the video to see the group in action. Hawkapella is incredibly grateful for your support, and we look forward to making music for you!

Larghissimo ($1 - $9.99): Personal Thank You Email
Thank you for supporting us in this new endeavor! We will send you a note from all of us to show you how much we appreciate your generosity.

Grave ($10 - $19.99): Access to HawkaVlogs
You get access to a series of video blogs chronicling our journey to the EP, hosted and produced by Hawkapella!

Largo ($20 - $29.99): Download of “Come On Eileen”
We will send you a download of Hawkapella's first ever studio release, "Come On Eileen," originally performed by Dexy’s Midnight Runners, recorded and mixed by Hawkapella alum Nick "Shawapeelo" Canovas.

Lento ($30 - $49.99): Video Thank You
We will create a personalized video thank you from our members to you! Each of these will be unique and personalized, no carbon-copies!

Larghetto ($50 - $74.99): Download of Pre-Release Single
You will receive the first single off the EP as soon as it is available for release! We will be announcing the single after recording is completed. Estimated time of delivery January - March 2017. Delivery time subject to change based on crowdfunding completion, recording dates, and mixing and mastering process. Details about production will be included on Hawkapella’s website, social media, and the HawkaVlogs.

Adagio ($75 - $99.99): Video Serenade
Hawkapella wants to sing for you! You will be able to request a video serenade from Hawkapella's main set, back pocket, or standard repertoire! We will take time during rehearsal to dedicate a performance to you.

Andante ($100 - $149.99): Download EP
You will receive a digital download of Hawkapella's first ever EP! The brand new EP will be a reflection on our brotherhood and the songs we love to sing together, and you will be one of the first people to hear it. Estimated time of delivery May 2017. Delivery time subject to change based on crowdfunding completion, recording dates, and mixing and mastering process. Details about production will be included on Hawkapella’s website, social media, and the HawkaVlogs.

Andantino ($150 - $199.99): VIP Seats at NoA7
We want you front row, center at our next big concert! NoA7 is slated for April 23, 2017 at Durgin Hall, and the first people to claim this perk will be closest to the action. Limit 6 seats per donation. Contact hawkapella@uml.edu if you have special considerations for seating.

Moderato ($200 - $299.99): Invitation to Pre-Release Party
Your generosity gets you an invitation to a listening party with us BEFORE the EP drops! We will provide refreshments, a breakdown on each of the arrangement's history and recording process, and sign anything you throw at us! Date TBD.

Allegretto ($300 - $399.99): Skype Hawkapella Concert & Q&A
For the support you have shared with us, we will Skype you into a rehearsal for an hour concert/Q&A combo! You can request your favorite tunes, delve into the behind the scenes, and see how we make our music up close! Hawkapella will contact each contributor at this level individually to plan a Skype session. All Skype Concerts and Q&As will be held between 7 PM and 9:30 PM on Thursdays or Sundays during the semester.

Allegro ($400 - $499.99): Liner Notes
We want to credit you for your extremely generous contribution. We will credit you as a "Backer" on the EP to show the world what you have done for us.

Vivace ($500 - $749.99): Live Hawkapella Concert & Q&A
Hawkapella Live! Come to one of our rehearsals for two hour open rehearsal and Q&A with the guys. Be able to hear your favorite songs, see what happens behind the scenes, and be an honorary part of the Hawkapella family! We'll also upgrade the "Backer" credit up to "Donor" in our liner notes. Hawkapella will contact each contributor at this level to plan a live concert for all contributors at this level. The concert will be held from 7 PM and 9 PM on a Thursday or Sunday during the semester.

Vivacissimo ($750 - $999.99): New England Hawkapella Performance
We will upgrade the "Donor" credit to "Sponsor" in our liner notes and Hawkapella will travel to your New England location for a performance! Whether it be a wedding, celebration, or just a private backyard performance, we will bring the music and the fun to you. Must be within three hours travel time of Lowell and must be used before May 1, 2017. Hawkapella will reach out to each contributor at this level to plan performances.

Presto ($1,000 - $1,999.99): Choose a Song for 2017-2018
You will be the first non-Hawkapella member to choose a song that Hawkapella will perform in the 2017-2018 season! Choose a song that you want to hear Hawkapella sing, and our arrangers will make it happen next year. You will also be credited as a "Benefactor" on the EP.

Prestissimo ($2,000 or more): Sing With Us At NoA7
You have gone above and beyond to support us, and we consider you an honorary member of Hawkapella. At Hawkapella's 7th Annual Night of A Cappella, you will be invited onstage to sing with us and be honored as our "Producer." We will figure out what song you want to sing with us and give you your spot in the Hawkapella spotlight!


Class Leaderboard
The Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students
Class YearDonorsDollars
2018 2$60
2015 1$50
2016 1$50
2020 1$10


Donor affiliations

9% Alumni

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15% Students

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18% Parents

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6% Faculty/Staff

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40% Friends

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Donor list
Jennifer Armour
Mike Bliss
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Melanie DesRoches
Kevin Igoe, Sr
Allison Kelleher
Lisa Igoe
Savannah Nguyen
Susan Byram
Anonymous
Beth Brosnan
Carol Sandberg & Brian Sandberg
David Latz & Helen
Linda & Linzee Brown
Anonymous
Linda & John Kelley Jr
Chuck & VJ Anastasia
Daisy Var
Becca Crivello
Jeffrey Igoe & Joe Williams & Joe WilliamsJeffrey Igoe & Joe Williams photo
Marilyn Marsh & Craig Marsh
Elaine Igoe
Anonymous
Marcia Allen & Peter Allen
Patti Anastasia & Patti & Tom
Graham AllenGraham Allen photo
Amy LissAmy Liss photo
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