2019 Voices of Columbia

We had an amazing night listening to eight local musicians raise funds for Heart of Missouri CASA. The winning group, The Burney Sisters, raised $1,545! The January Lanterns brought in $1,391, and The Naturelles raised $1,250. We’d like to thank everyone who supported our 1st annual Voices of Columbia, and helped us raise over $33,000 for children in foster care. Stay tuned for the date for our 2nd annual Voices of Columbia to take place in April 2020!

VOCwinner

Voices of Columbia 2019 Sponsors

With Special Guest Emcee, Shelby Ringdahl, 2013 Miss Missouri!

Shelby Ringdahl is an New York City based performer pursuing a career on Broadway. Originally from Columbia MIssouri and a Rock Bridge High School graduate, Shelby’s voice has been heard coast to coast leading three National Tours and in many professional regional productions (Including Missouri’s The MUNY and Arrow Rock Lyceum). As a concert vocalist, she has been seen on stage alongside Susan Egan (original Belle on Broadway), Jodi Benson (voice of Ariel), and Jason Robert Brown (Tony Award winning Composer), as well as with the Cincinnati Pops Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, and the Philadelphia Pops Symphony. Shelby entered a pageant as a bucket list item in college and won the title of Miss Missouri 2013, placing in the Top 12 at Miss America (Voted Best Personality by CNN and Entertainment Weekly, 3rd in People’s Choice, and Overall Talent Winner at Miss Missouri). During her years of service, CASA was her chosen service platform and focal point of her year. She attended local, state, and national fundraisers and conferences as well as being one of the National Faces of CASA. She made over 300 appearances during her year motivationally speaking to over 17,000 of Missouri’s children. Shelby still makes speaking appearances as a former Miss Missouri, specifically to various high schools and colleges across the country on pursuing the arts.

Facebook: @shelbyringdahl

 

Boone Howlers

Boone Howlers

 

Chris DeMoss, Mark Manary, Brian McCartney, and Jim Wilbur make up the Boone Howlers. Outside of their work as an economist, optometrist, attorney, and engineer, they have been singing together for eight years. They became involved with Voices of Columbia at the request of Chrissy McCartney, a local attorney and Guardian ad Litem. The Boone Howlers will be performing “Stories We Told” and “Fades Away.” These two songs are original Boone Howlers material that reflect their unique sound.

Visit their website: www.boonehowlers.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Boonehowlers/

The Burney Sisters

The Burney Sisters

Olivia and Emma Burney are a dynamic sister duo with an indie folk/pop sound. They started singing around the house when they were barely able to walk, and with some vocal coaching from Mom, they began harmonizing well before they picked up instruments. Olivia found her first love in the ukulele after finding one at a garage sale for a dollar. After a few online tutorials, she was well on her way to being the performer and (now) teacher she is today. Currently, Olivia writes the bulk of the tunes the Burney Sisters perform, including their single “Constellations” and the popular “Plastic,” which appeared on their debut 2017 EP. Not to be outdone by her older sister, Emma picked up a guitar at the age of 9, and began learning songs on her own. Now, she helps Olivia with all of the arrangements and harmonies and has since expanded her instrumental arsenal to include bass, banjo, keys and a recent revival of her love for the fiddle and cello. Their soul-nurturing sibling harmonies and tunes are reminiscent of the Avett Brothers, Cowboy Junkies, First Aid Kit, Indigo Girls, The Staves and The Wild Reeds, and their music can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and Amazon, including their most recent EP, ‘Where We Stand ‘ produced by St. Louis label Gaslight.

You can find The Burney Sisters and all of their upcoming events on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter. The Burney Sisters were recently featured on the cover of the Riverfront Times, and have opened for national acts such as Lake Street Dive, The Avett Brothers, Wynonna Judd, and Lone Star to name a few. The Sisters performed in 2018 at the well renowned festival Roots N Blues N BBQ in Columbia, MO and will be embarking on their Westward Tour In March 2019.

Instagram: @theburneysisters
Twitter: @BurneySistersMO
YouTube: @TheBurneySistersLLC
Website: www.theburneysisters.com
EPK: http://www.reverbnation.com/rpk/theburneysisters

Natasha Myrick

Natasha Myrick

Natasha has been singing before she could speak. She began taking vocal lessons at the age of 11, at which time she also started learning to play the cello. Natasha took voice lessons all the way until graduating college and studied cello in college as well. Natasha studied vocal performance in college and sang in many different prestigious choral groups, bands, and a touring band. She continues to receive vocal coaching and is a vocal coach herself. Natasha is a choir teacher to junior high and high schoolers, and teaches ESL (English as a second language) online to kids in China, Japan, and Korea.

Natasha is participating in Voices of Columbia because: “Foster care is something that is very near to my heart. In high school, I had many foster siblings. I have seen how important CASA is to the wellbeing of children who are in situations out of their control. Having an advocate who is completely for them is extremely important.  A foster child’s life has been completely turned upside down and can be so scary and unknown. A CASA comes in and is a dependable, trustworthy, and safe person to give them a voice and to help the child(ren) be in the best place possible with the best services available to them. The work of a CASA is necessary in the lives of children who have been neglected and/or abused. Although I do not have the time to commit to being a CASA myself, I am honored to be a part of this event to help raise awareness and necessary funds.”

Natasha will be performing “Someone to Watch Over Me” (George Gershwin, made popular by Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Amy Winehouse) and “Isn’t This a Lovely Day” from the musical Top Hat (Irving Berlin, made popular by Fred Astair and Ella Fitzgerald).

Visit Natasha’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/natasha.myrick7/

The January Lanterns

The January Lanterns

Andrew and Kristen Camp are The January Lanterns. They became The January Lanterns in October 2017 but they have been singing together for 14 years – since they were 15 years old (High School Sweethearts)!

Andrew and Kristen became involved with Voices of Columbia because, “We know and love Suzanne Guerrant, a CASA advocate, and love the mission of this organization. We want to raise as much money as possible to help children in need of love, support, and care.”

The January Lanterns will be performing “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You” by Elvis Presley and “You Climbed Down” by The January Lanterns. “You Climbed Down” is about an advocate/loved one/friend who climbs down to someone’s lowest place to show them that they are not alone, they are understood, and that they are unconditionally loved through their pain.  We felt that this song fit with the message of the CASA fundraiser and could bring hope to children in need.”

Visit their website: www.thejanuarylanterns.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheJanuaryLanterns/

The Naturelles

The Naturelles

Founded in 2007, The Naturelles are Mizzou’s premiere all female a cappella on campus. They are the winners of the 2017 Midwest Regional Quarterfinals for the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, and they had the honor of competing at the Midwest Regionals in Indiana against 10 other top a cappella teams around the Midwest. This particular group of women has been together since the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, and they are excited to participate in Voices of Columbia because, “A member of our group suggested we sing at this event, and we love singing especially for a great cause.”

They will be singing: Bird Set Free/Dream On- Sia /Aerosmith (soloists Anna Yannessa and Brooke Fortner) and Something’s Got A Hold On Me by Etta James.

Check out their website here: http://naturelles.wpengine.com

John Galbraith

John Galbraith

John Galbraith has been singing for 20 years. He will be performing “Alone in a Crowded Room” and “Josephine.” When asked why he decided to participate in Voices of Columbia, he responded, “I was asked and was glad to help if I can.” How we wish everyone had such a simple response when asked to help!

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/John-Galbraith-Music-141241759392911/

Website: https://www.reverbnation.com/johngalbraith

The Onions

The Onions

John Gilbreth, Taylor Bacon, and Lou Nevins are The Onions! When they’re not working as a pizza maker (The Pizza Tree!), antiques sorter, and answering machine, they can be found singing together, as they’ve done for 10 years. They are performing at Voices of Columbia because it’s “A fine opportunity to raise money for a good cause!” They will be singing “Swiss Maid” and “Ships of Love.” They have a new album coming in 2019!

Follow their Instagram: @theonionsband

Emily Lock

Emily Lock

Emily Lock started singing when she was eight years old, when she performed in a production of the musical “Big” and has been singing ever since! She is a student at the University of Missouri studying Athletic Training. She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, which supports CASA as their national philanthropy! Emily decided to become involved with Voices of Columbia because, “CASA is a charity that is very important to not only me but also my sorority sisters, the women of Kappa Alpha Theta. I am so lucky to be able to represent them and be their voice, like so many CASA volunteers are for children in need.” She will be singing “Thankful,” by Josh Groban and “At Last” by Etta James.

Sponsorship Levels

  • 8 tickets to Voices of Columbia at The Blue Note ($280 value)
  • Prime box seating at Voices of Columbia at The Blue Note (6 boxes available on first come, first served basis)
  • 8 wristbands for open bar during Voices of Columbia ($96 value)
  • Top logo placement in all event promotional materials
  • Links on CASA website
  • Recognition in annual report
  • Top coverage in quarterly e-newsletter
  • Recognition on social media
  • Recognition by emcee night of event
  • If Sponsor desires, a news release announcing Sponsor’s support is sent to area newspapers and media outlets
  • MO Dept. of Revenue Champion for Children Tax Credits – up to 50% of the donation
  • 6 tickets to Voices of Columbia ($210 value)
  • Prime box seating at Voices of Columbia at The Blue Note (6 boxes available on first come, first served basis)
  • 6 wristbands for open bar during Voices of Columbia ($72 value)
  • Logo placement in event promotional materials
  • Links on CASA website
  • Recognition in annual report
  • Top coverage in quarterly e-newsletter
  • Recognition on social media
  • Recognition by emcee night of event
  • If Sponsor desires, a news release announcing Sponsor’s support is sent to area newspapers and media outlets
  • MO Dept. of Revenue Champion for Children Tax Credits – up to 50% of the donation
  • 4 tickets to Voices of Columbia ($140 value)
  • Links on CASA website
  • Recognition in annual report
  • Top coverage in quarterly e-newsletter
  • Recognition on social media
  • Recognition night of event
  • If Sponsor desires, a news release announcing Sponsor’s support is sent to area newspapers and media outlets
  • MO Dept. of Revenue Champion for Children Tax Credits – up to 50% of the donation
  • 2 tickets to Voices of Columbia ($70 value)
  • Coverage in quarterly e-newsletter
  • Recognition in annual report
  • Recognition on website and social media
  • Recognition night of event
  • MO Dept. of Revenue Champion for Children Tax Credits – up to 50% of the donation
  • 2 tickets to Voices of Columbia ($70 value)
  • Recognition in Annual Report
  • MO Dept. of Revenue Champion for Children Tax Credits – up to 50% of the donation