Titan Band FUNKraiser!!

$20,748 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 169 people in 45 months
"Guitar is so good. When I'm playing, I like to know my notes and I like to play loud.... If we are sad, we get to express our feelings in band." (Cantrell, grade 3)

The Titans have been going strong since the we launched the band program three years ago. We have had incredible support from donors, allowing our band program to grow and thrive, doubling in size from one year to the next.

The Titan Band Program serves a very diverse group of students, many of whom have developmental, learning or behavioral disabilities. Band provides these students a place to feel successful and connected to their school community.

When the students were asked why they like band, here were a few of their responses:

"I like to be in the band. You don't have to just sit back and watch the show; you get to be in it!"(Javeion, grade 4)

"When we play in front of the school, we inspire other students to study music....This program makes our scholars feel jubilant!" (Keyontae, grade 4)

"I am grateful for the chance to learn an instrument and for the opportunity to be a musician when I grow up. Also we get to have lots of concerts and make people happy!" (Dakota, grade 4)

"We get to perform and show our talent!"(Dayjohana, grade 5)

"I am thankful for my instrument. I love having a trombone to take home and practice with...I like having a teacher that gives me music lessons. When we have breaks from school, I miss my music lessons..." (Tyler, grade 3).

"I like being in band because I like spending time with my friends, having fun, and working hard with my beautiful trumpet. I love the concerts; I feel inspired when I hear the audience clapping!" (Adonis, grade 3)

"The first concert we played, there was only a small crowd, but for the second concert we drew a crowd that almost filled the whole gym. That makes me feel happy." (Keandre, grade 3)

"Being in band makes me feel calm...not just during rehearsals, but all week. (Amir, grade 5)

The Titan Band members are eager, talented, and ready students, with a need for high quality input. We seek to help fullfill a need in this neighborhood for the opportunity to nurture and share one's talents with the community, to take healthy risks and experience accomplishment, to explore and create beauty, to build self-esteem and be part of something that is entirely positive, with positive, devoted, consistent mentors.

We want the band to play on!!! Help us as we continue fortifying this program as a source of joy and meaning for students in the underserved East Garfield Park community for years to come.

Watch them do their thing! Click on the video below!

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Dear BandWith Community,

BandWith's 2017 Cocktail Clash was a success! We are beyond blessed to know such top notch bartenders, willing to come and offer such tasty drinks to help out BandWith.

Thanks to all of you who fought Wednesday's weather to come cast your votes, and to those whose generosity and support keep this program heathy and growing.

Our goal on Wednesday night was to continue developing our Sponsorship program. Last year we were able to get 8 students fully sponsored for the 2016-17 school year. Wednesday night, we secured 15 full sponsorships for the coming school year, which was our goal.

As well, though that evening's storm hurt our attendance, we were to raise roughly the same amount of money as we did last year, grossing $9000.

We are incredibly grateful for the steady flow of support that has allowed us to continue making music on Chicago's West Side.

Warm regards,


*If you missed the event, but would be interested in sponsoring a Titan, or helping to sponsor a Titan, you can contact me any time, and of course you can still donate.
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Dear BandWith Community,

Just wanted to let everyone know about two big events coming up:

- Titan's Final Concert at the Hideout, Wednesday, June 7, 5-7pm. Gonna be off da chizzl as usual, and you KNOW I do not lie. Some truly glorious songs in the line-up this year.

- 2nd Annual BandWith Cocktail Clash at the Saint Ignatius Alumni Lounge, Wednesday, June 14, from 6-9:30pm. Last year was killer and we plan to make it an even groovier night this go around!!

Would love to see any of you at either or both of these events should the spirit move thee! Get more info about the Cocktail Clash and buy tickets at the link below:


Warm Regards.

*BandWith is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.
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As we enter happily into another year as BandWith Music, we celebrate the fact that we met our fundraising goal in 2016, and we reset for 2017. Thank you all again for your continued support and encouragement this year!

Annie Palomino

*Please note that BandWith is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and all donations are tax exempt. Our EIN number is 81-1304791.
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Happy Belated New Year, BandWith Community!!

On behalf of all our students and their families, I would like to extend a big thanks for your support and encouragement this year. It has been another successful run of growth and merry music-making, and we can't wait for what's ahead in 2017.

We look forward to continuing to share our joy and our music with our amazing community this year.

Warmest regards,

Annie Palomino

*BandWith Music is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and all donations are tax exempt. Our EIN number is 81-1304791.
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Raised by 169 people in 45 months
Created June 1, 2015
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Sarah McDermott
9 months ago

We are so proud of you Amya!!

Harriet Zucker
9 months ago

come visit!!

Patricia Bidwill
9 months ago

Annie you are wonderful!!!!

Annie Callahan
9 months ago

God Bless BandWith!!!

Shelley Emerick
14 months ago

Hi Annie--Love what you are doing! Hope all is going well-merry Christmas! Shelley

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