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Dispatch was an American ska jam band rooted in Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. They were active from 1996 to 2004.

After the song "Elias," written by Urmston after his experience living and teaching in Zimbabwe, the Elias Fund was formed to send children from the ravaged country to college.

Dispatch came out with a movie entitled The Last Dispatch in July 2005, which chronicles their final 12 days together as a band and tells the story of how they became "the band that redefined independent music history". The film was released and previewed in Boston. Urmston, Corrigan, and Heimbold attended the showing and celebrated throughout the weekend with their fans. The film was released on DVD September 26th, 2006.

On December 22, 2005, Corrigan helped to organize a benefit concert, known as The Relief Project, at Irving Plaza in New York, New York. Along with several other performers, Corrigan invited Heimbold and State Radio to play. The three reunited very briefly, playing the song "Here We Go" as an encore. Corrigan stated there that he plans further Relief Project concerts featuring all three and perhaps sometime in 2007, a major Dispatch reunion concert or tour.
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