About 

 band together 

 

 about 

 band together 

Band Together’s Mission:
Use Live Music as a Platform for Social Change.

Band Together is an amazing story full of hope, optimism and a dose of rebellion. Band Together was imagined by Triangle community leaders as a response to the tragedies of September 11, 2001. The vision has evolved from raising funds to support international tragedies to raising funds and awareness with a special nonprofit partner every year. Thanks to the tireless efforts of thousands of volunteers, generous corporate and individual sponsors, dedicated board members, musicians and the generosity of our community, Band Together has risen to be a powerful partner to nonprofits in the Triangle Area.

Band Together has donated over $9 million to benefit the Triangle community since 2001, strengthened corporate and non-profit relationships, supported musicians and had a lot of fun along the way.

We are the Mullet. Business (and social good) in the front, party in the back.

fundraising Impact:

9+ MILLION DOLLARS RAISED FOR 20+ NONPROFITS

$60,000  |  9/11 Disaster Relief Funds

$10,000  |  Special Olympics of NC

$45,000  |  Operation Smile, NC Chapter

$8,000  |  Music Maker Relief Foundation

$175,000  |  Stop Hunger Now (Tsunami Relief)

$47,000  |  Food Bank of Eastern NC (Katrina Relief)

$40,000  |  Boys and Girls Club of Wake County

$68,000  |  Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle

$109,000  |  SAFEchild

$141,000  |  The Lucy Daniels Ctr for Early Childhood

$358,000  |  StepUp Ministry

$482,000  |  Alliance Medical Ministry

$566,000  |  Urban Ministries of Wake County

$852,000  |  Tammy Lynn Center

$600,000  |  Communities In Schools of Durham & Wake County

$2 Million  |  StepUp Ministry

$1 Million  |  Kidznotes

$1.3 Million  |  The YMCA of The Triangle

$1 Million  |  Triangle Family Services

History:

Band Together is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that uses live music as a platform for social change. We have been a force of positive change and impact in the Triangle community since 2001! Following the tragic events on 9/11, our founders decided to be the change they wanted to see in the world. They co-founded what has become, to date, a philanthropic machine in the Triangle.

A key reason for the success of Band Together is our partnerships with local nonprofits.  Every year, after a rigorous vetting process, Band Together chooses a different Triangle nonprofit in need. Since September 11, 2001, under the leadership of a great Board and driven by a team of dynamic volunteers, Band Together has donated more than $9 million to nearly 20 Triangle nonprofits, including The YMCA of The Triangle, Special Olympics, Stop Hunger Now, Food Bank of Eastern NC, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, SAFEchild, The Lucy Daniels Center for Early Childhood, StepUP Ministry, Alliance Medical Ministry, Tammy Lynn Center, Triangle Family Services and Communities In Schools of Durham/Wake County. Our 2019 partnership is with Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.

Band Together has made some monumental steps forward in the evolution of the organization.  In 2010, the first Advisory Board was formed and is comprised of a group of energetic community leaders and music lovers committed to the success of Band Together.  In 2012 we hired our first Executive Director, and in 2014 topped the $3.5 million mark in total dollars  raised  to benefit the Triangle community. And in 2015 we added a program manager, raised $2 million with StepUp Ministry, and surpassed $5.5 in total dollars raised for our community.

Looking to the future, we hope that you will join our band of volunteers, staff and partners to continue to make the Triangle the best place to live in the country. We appreciate your support and involvement as we venture to continue to grow the largest annual philanthropic live music event in the Southeast.

 leadership team 

 

 leadership team 

Staff

Thorne Daubenspeck

Executive Director
thorne@bandtogethernc.org

Hannah Parker

Program Manager
hannah@bandtogethernc.org

Board of directors

Hooker Manning, Kane Realty (President)
John Addeo, Dimension Data
Noreen Allen, Bandwidth
Will Bowen, MemberHub
Amanda Cheney, aMANda’s BEST FRIEND
Matthew Cooke, Davis Moore Capital
Mike Ferguson, WakeMed Physician Practices
Doug Miskew, Public Sector Group
Brendan Morrissey, Netsertive
Kim Phillips, US Trust
Stephen Porterfield, Capital Associates
Bob Ramseur, Jr.,  Ragsdale Liggett
Hamilton Sloan, Jr., Trail Creek Investments
Bert Smith, Anderson Automotive Group
Brent Sprinkle, True North Business Navigation
Jodi Strenkowski, The Merrimon-Wynne House
Kyle Still, Wyrick Robbins
Henry Ward, Loden Properties
Hooker Manning, Kane Realty (President)
John Addeo, Dimension Data
Noreen Allen, Bandwidth
Will Bowen, MemberHub
Amanda Cheney, aMANda’s BEST FRIEND
Matthew Cooke, Davis Moore Capital
Mike Ferguson, WakeMed Physician Practices
Doug Miskew, Public Sector Group
Brendan Morrissey, Netsertive
Kim Phillips, US Trust
Stephen Porterfield, Capital Associates
Bob Ramseur, Jr.,  Ragsdale Liggett
Hamilton Sloan, Jr., Trail Creek Investments
Bert Smith, Anderson Automotive Group
Brent Sprinkle, True North Business Navigation
Jodi Strenkowski, The Merrimon-Wynne House
Kyle Still, Wyrick Robbins
Henry Ward, Loden Properties

Advisory Board

Michael Absher, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Robin Anders, NAI Carolantic Realty, Inc.
Michael Anderson, Anderson Automotive Group
Daniel Baum, Troutman Sanders
Jason Brodmerkel, Elliott Davis
Don Camden, Cargill
McQueen Campbell, Campbell Property Group
Shahn Chhabra, CMC Hotels
Pat Dickinson, Ultimate Entertainment
Kyle Elliott, Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management, LLC
Kellie Falk, Drucker & Falk
Tom Fritsch, CBRE|Raleigh
Jimmy Goodmon, CBC New Media Group
Emily Gordon, Philanthropist
Mike Gray, Captrust
Reagan Greene Pruitt, Blue Cross Blue Shield , NC
Phil Gruber, RPG Solutions
Penn Holderness, Greenroom Communications
Drew Honeycutt, Bagwell & Bagwell
Matt Illuzzi, icimo
Eliza Kraft Olander, Philanthropist
Kyle Lawrence, Marsh & McLennan Agency
Rich Lee, Philanthropist
Tom Lyon, Manning Fulton
Chris Marin, Microsoft
John Martin, Captrust
Justin McDonie, Bridge Bank
Brian McMerty, Arris Partners
Chuck Norman, S&A Communications
Linda Nunnallee, StepUp Ministry
G Patel, Eschelon Experiences
Brian Phillips, K&L Gates
Chuck ReCorr, Merrill Lynch
George Reddin, FMI Corporation
Danny Rosin, Brand Fuel
Stephanie Sanders, Poyner Spruill
Andy Scott, The Select Bank
Kari Stoltz, Bank, America/US Trust
Craig Stone, Hire Networks
Tim Tompkins, Tompkins Consulting
Jim Triandiflou, Relias Learning
Todd Turner, Starling Marine
Carol Wagoner, Hill Chesson & Woody
Dan Wascher, Red Wolf
David White, Capital Planning Group
Chris Widmayer, Regency Centers
Brian Wilder, PrimeSport
Michael Absher, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Robin Anders, NAI Carolantic Realty, Inc.
Michael Anderson, Anderson Automotive Group
Daniel Baum, Troutman Sanders
Jason Brodmerkel, Elliott Davis
Don Camden, Cargill
McQueen Campbell, Campbell Property Group
Shahn Chhabra, CMC Hotels
Pat Dickinson, Ultimate Entertainment
Kyle Elliott, Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management, LLC
Kellie Falk, Drucker & Falk
Tom Fritsch, CBRE|Raleigh
Jimmy Goodmon, CBC New Media Group
Emily Gordon, Philanthropist
Mike Gray, Captrust
Reagan Greene Pruitt, Blue Cross Blue Shield , NC
Phil Gruber, RPG Solutions
Penn Holderness, Greenroom Communications
Drew Honeycutt, Bagwell & Bagwell
Matt Illuzzi, icimo
Eliza Kraft Olander, Philanthropist
Kyle Lawrence, Marsh & McLennan Agency
Rich Lee, Philanthropist
Tom Lyon, Manning Fulton
Chris Marin, Microsoft
John Martin, Captrust
Justin McDonie, Bridge Bank
Brian McMerty, Arris Partners
Chuck Norman, S&A Communications
Linda Nunnallee, StepUp Ministry
G Patel, Eschelon Experiences
Brian Phillips, K&L Gates
Chuck ReCorr, Merrill Lynch
George Reddin, FMI Corporation
Danny Rosin, Brand Fuel
Stephanie Sanders, Poyner Spruill
Andy Scott, The Select Bank
Kari Stoltz, Bank, America/US Trust
Craig Stone, Hire Networks
Tim Tompkins, Tompkins Consulting
Jim Triandiflou, Relias Learning
Todd Turner, Starling Marine
Carol Wagoner, Hill Chesson & Woody
Dan Wascher, Red Wolf
David White, Capital Planning Group
Chris Widmayer, Regency Centers
Brian Wilder, PrimeSport

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 band together 

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 band together  

Want to get involved with Band Together? Have a question about an upcoming event? Let us know how we can help.

CONTACT INFO

Our Office

821 Wake Forest Rd. / Raleigh / NC / 27604

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Get in Touch

info@bandtogethernc.org

Thorne Daubenspeck
Executive Director
thorne@bandtogethernc.org
(919) 672-1447

Hannah Parker
Program Manager hannah@bandtogethernc.org
(919) 816-5602

Main Event Artist Announcement Coming Soon

A date has been set, bands have been booked, and we're so excited to tell you all about it. In the meantime, clear your calendars for June 1st - we can't wait to party with you at the 2019 Main Event.  Sign up for our Roadies email newsletter to be the first to hear who we signed for 2019.

Rock On!