How To Submit Materials
This Web Site needs your help in providing personal stories, photographs, concert programs, yearbooks, and audio/video clips of MC's past musical events.
1. Wrap your materials (i.e. photos) in a zip-lock bag to prevent them being destroyed by rain/snow. In the case of photos, back the photos with heavy cardboard, and write on the outside of the mailing envelope: "Fragile, Do Not Bend; Photographs."
2. Type (or print) for each material submitted the dates (as best you can remember) when the photos were taken ... who is in the photos (as best you can remember) ... what instruments they played ... and a little background story, if possible.
3. Postal mail your submissions to: Al Willen, Virtually Yours, 5924 Liebig Avenue, Riverdale, NY 10471.
4. Give me a "heads up:" Let me know that you sent me some materials, via an email at firstname.lastname@example.org This will help me keep an eye open for your package.
5. If you want your materials back -- within a 3 week time-frame -- include an self-addressed, stamped envelope (a.k.a. SASE). (Any submissions without a SASE will probably be discarded after I digitize the contents, so remember the SASE!)
1. Digitize your photos at 100 to 150 dpi, millions-of-colors, 100% scale, and saved to JPG graphic file format. To send 1-5 photos, do not ZIP compress your photos, but send each as a distinct individual file. (For a submission of many photos, please call or write to me for instructions.)
2. In the body of the email, indicate the filenames for each photo ... the dates (as best you can remember) when the photos were taken ... who is in the photos (as best you can remember) ... what instruments they played ... and a little background story, if possible.
3. Send your digital photos to email@example.com
1. Use your favorite word processor to create/edit/spell-check your story. Then use cut-and-paste to paste your finished story into the body of an email message. (For computer virus protection reasons, my firewall automatically deletes all e-mails with Microsoft Word file attachments.)
2. Be sure to mention how you first got involved in MC's music program ... what instrument(s) you played ... what musical teachers influenced you ... what concerts were milestones for you ... any humorous, inspirational or interesting musical experiences while at MC ... whether you're still playing/singing, or not ... an outline of your life since MC ... contact information, so others can get in touch with you. (Include photos, if you want. See above.)
3. All personal stories may be edited for purposes of accuracy and/or for stylistic reasons and/or for reasons of display formatting/space limitations as per the sole discretion of the WebMaster, Al Willen.
4. Send your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org or (yunk) in typewritten format to: Al Willen, Virtually Yours, 5924 Liebig Avenue, Riverdale, NY 10471.
1. Use the same guidelines as outlined in "How To Submit Personal Stories" paragraph (above), but I'd also like to know a little bit about your musical training, ... how you first got involved in MC's music program ... and what were the most interesting/fulfilling challenges you faced while at Mater Christi.
1. If possible digitize your audio recordings in MP3 format -- 120 to 190 kBit, 44Khz, stereo. Call or write concerning how to send the MP3 to me.
2. Or, postal mail me a cassette copy of the concert. From this I'll create the MP3 sound file.