My name is Gregory Conner and i'm a Junior at Ridgeview high school. I am 16 years old and play the tuba for the ridgeview high school wind ensemble. I was recently invited to go on a trip to seven different countries in europe (London England, Paris France, Crans-Montana Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Innsbruck Austria, Venice Italy, and Rothenburg Germany.) and play music in all of them. I will be apart of a band of 250+ of other greatly skilled musicians from all over the state of oregon. over all i will need about 7500 dollars to pay for transportation ,accommodations, and food over the 16 days i will be in europe. But i can pay this in payments so for right now i'm asking for 600 dollars by June 15th 2016 for the down payment that's the deadline and then after we reach this goal we can reach the next which i will post as soon as we reach this one. This is an amazing opportunity for me to increase my wisdom, perception, and understanding of the world and music, as well as the opportunity to meet other great, very skilled musicians that i can have as friends and acquaintances for the rest of my life. I am very thankful for this opportunity and for anyone who has taken the time to read this and for those who do donate to my cause i am especially thankful for you, you will make my dream possible and from deep down in my heart i genuinely THANK YOU!!!!!