An Event That Pulls Heart Strings…

The Heart Strings Gala brings our supporters together for an evening of fun and fundraising. Proceeds are used to fund instrument purchases, provide full scholarships to summer music camp, assist with music lesson tuition, and help develop an endowment that will allow the charity to carry on its mission and work should the organization itself end.

About the Gala

Chris and Nicky GetzAttend the fifth annual Heart String Gala. Enjoy guest artist George Shelby, sax player on The Voice, with special guest Mark Pender of the Conan O’Brien – Basic Cable Band. Join your hosts The Band of Angels Board and Honorary Co-Chairs Chris and Nicky Getz of the KC Royals and The Amazing Race Season 23 for the 2016 Heart Strings Gala.

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5:15 – 6:00 pm: Corporate Partners VIP Grey Goose Reception (Presenting Sponsor, Event Sponsor and
Corporate Partner)
Signature drinks provided by Grey Goose Vodka
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Check-in and cocktails (Table Sponsor and Patron Individual Ticket)
7:00 pm: Introduction and thank you by Fox 4 emcees
7:15 pm: Special guest artist performance by George Shelby
8:00 pm: Party dance band – Right on Red
8:00 pm: Cupcakes provided by Sugar Rush


The 2016 Gala raised over $60,000, and over 420 Band of Angels supporters attended.

The Artist

George ShelbyThis year’s signature artist is George Shelby with guest performance by Mark Pender from The Conan O’Brien Basic Cable Band.

With over 35 years of playing, performing, and recording experience, George Shelby has been on stage with a vast array of artists. He has recorded and/or performed live with Beyoncé, Michael McDonald, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, Toto, Bruce Springsteen, Hilary Duff, Bono, Sting, Elton John, Natalie Cole, Chaka Khan, Johnny Mathis, and many others.

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The Evening’s Goals

The Heart Strings Gala raises funds to support all of the programs Band of Angels offers throughout the year, including summer music camp scholarships and providing band and orchestra instruments to Kansas City students in need of one.


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