A while back, I mentioned that I wanted to begin using the Band It legacy to give back to the community. My idea is to begin organizing occasional shows where all proceeds will go to a local charity. Our first event will be hosted by Tyler Myer’s at Aurora Borealis on March 21, 2020. Our first theme will be “My Favorite Band It” and it will feature reunions of some of the favorite bands from our past shows. There will be no fee to play in this show, and no payment. Individual band practices will need to be organized and funded by the participating bands.
We just want to have a musical reunion party and have it go to a good cause. I will begin the search this week for and appropriate charity, but I’m leaning toward something in the children’s medical category so, if someone knows someone or has experience with charity events, I’d be eager to ask them some questions.
What I need from you is bands, and participation. Is there a band that you have rocked out onstage with in the past that you’d love to put it back together again for another show? Are you in contact with most or all of the members? We’re all busy with our everyday lives, but it’s a manageable time commitment we’re talking about, which has always been a wonderful side of this business model. I already have commitments from the Alanis Morrisette and Motley Crue bands and have discussed a half dozen more. I’ll take as many bands as I can fit into a night, and since it’s a Saturday, there’s an option to turn it into a festival of some kind. We’re looking for 5-6 songs from each band. Drums and bass rig will be back lined, and a couple of guitar amps will be available for use. More details will be available closer to the show, but we kinda know what to expect by now, right?
So do me a favor and tag as many people as you can and share this post on your personal timeline. Since the page is not as active, the Facebook algorithm may not load it to many personal pages anymore. Having it on your timeline may be the only way we reach a fellow community member who’d love to participate but just didn’t know.