SYGC in Van Accident

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September 24th, 2009 by Bloodshot

We are saddened to announce that The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir was in a serious auto accident today. They are in hospitals receiving medical attention; most of them being treated for minor injuries. We will post more information as we can. Our thoughts are with them.

UPDATE (9/25): Ethan, Jay and Alison were treated and released from the hospital.

UPDATE (9/25): To offset medical and equipment expenses, a PayPal donation account has been set up in the band's name:

DIRECT LINK FOR FACEBOOK / TWITTER: https://www.paypal.com/cgi -bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick& hosted_button_id=8469029

UPDATE (9/26): Mark's condition is improving -- he has been upgraded from Critical to Serious condition.

UPDATE (9/27): Elia was released from Jasper County Hospital on Sunday; both Mary and Mark remain in hospitals -- but are improving.

UPDATE (9/27): Friends of the band have uploaded this sweet video of an Opportunity School song by written by Mary and engineered by Mark.

UPDATE (10/1): All 2009 tour dates have been cancelled. The Halloween show at Sub-T is now a benefit for the band. We'll have details on more benefits next week.

UPDATE (10/2): We've had some people ask about instrument donations (you guys are so awesome!), so here's a partial list of damaged SYGC equipment that needs to be replaced:

Taylor 12 string acoustic guitar (not sure of model)
Roland KC300 keyboard amp
Premier drum kit
White Gibson Melody Maker electric guitar
Handmade violin

If you have something you'd like to donate, please contact Nan: nan@bloodshotrecords.com

UPDATE (10/2): Mark had another successful surgery yesterday, but remains in serious condition.

UPDATE (10/12): Great news! Mark has been transferred out of ICU.

UPDATE (10/14): Mary is leaving the hospital today -- she says, "I've still got a lot of physical and occupational therapy in my future, but I've progressed to walking with a cane already."

UPDATED (11/11): Mark is walking!