Our Independence Project is to get our metal Band (Dreaded Pestilence) up and running. My husband Cliff is the bass player and I help coordinate the band. We have the bandroom where the band practices. We have done some small gigs in there as well. The bandroom is in poor shape and needs some updating, soundproofing, insulating, etc. The band is in need of better sound equipment, recording equipment, and updated gear. Also the band is trying to record an EP which also requires financial backing. We are starting to gain a small local fan-base and have had people ask for T-shirts. We would like to use some of the money to make T-shirts and start a website which could have the T-shirts, EP and other requested items for sale. We are hoping to turn this hobby into a business.