An Event That Pulls Heart Strings…

Band of Angels has matched over 3,000 low-income children with instruments so they can participate in school music programs, sent 400 deserving students to summer music camp on full scholarships, and awarded college scholarships.  

The Heart Strings Gala raises funds so we can continue to provide instruments and scholarships to kids in need. We believe that children – regardless of their financial situation – should have the chance to explore and enjoy music.  

Your 2023 Heart Strings Gala donation will directly and positively impact students’ lives and is an evening with live performances, dinner, silent and live auction, dancing, and conversation with a fun group of music lovers and community leaders. 

Be a part of the best formal event KC has to offer!

We hope you'll join us!

Saturday, February 4, 2023
The Abbott - 1901 Cherry, KCMO
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Black Tie Optional

The evening will include dinner, drinks and entertainment with our special musical guest, Grammy nominated producer and songwriter, Imani Pressley!

Featuring Imani Pressley!

Rising star? Yes!
Multidimensional? Absolutely!
Musical genius? We sure think so!
Gonna blow the doors off The Abbott? What do you think?!

Artist-producer-songwriter-engineer Imani Pressley is all of that and more! Band of Angels is thrilled to announce her as our featured performer for Heart Strings Gala 2023! 

This Carolina native and Grammy-nominated (at 19 years old!) musician has been a Band of Angels favorite for a number of years and will make Heart Strings Gala a night to remember. With a mix of R&B, funk, and hip-hop, the energy level will be OUT OF CONTROL!!! Learn more about Imani at

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Featuring Student Performances!

Your support of the 2023 Heart Strings Gala ensures that students have the instruments and music education opportunities – band and orchestra trips, summer music camp – they deserve regardless of their financial situation. 

The talent of our students is nothing short of amazing and we can’t wait for you to meet a few of them in February. Here are some highlights from past student performances.  

Featuring Silent and Live Auctions!

Be a part of the most talked about event of the coming year.

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, and assist with music lesson tuition for kids in financial need.

The Evening’s Agenda
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. VIP* Reception 
5:30 p.m. All Guests Arrive
7:00 p.m. Student Performances, Program, and Live Auction
7:30 p.m. Imani Pressley Performs 
9:00 p.m. Dance to Right on Red
*VIP Tickets are part of the Presenting, Auction, Guest Artist, Maestro, and Host Couple sponsorship packages.

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