Band of Angels is a 501c3 nonprofit devoted to providing instruments, scholarships and all the support that children in need in the greater Kansas City Area require to succeed in music. 

Band of Angels Board


Mike MeyerMeyer Music

Ty Brown

DJ's By Design

Crissa Cook

Hovey Williams LLP

Lindsay Dandoy

N2 Publishing

Carla Evans


Tonya Guinn

Kauffman Foundation

Kristi Heeney-Janiak


Carrie Hibbeler

Fox 4: Community Relations Director

Kenya Laser

Laser Chiropractic 

Kathleen McCullough

Retired Orchestra Director

Ryan Othmer

Great Western Bank

Kevin Puckett

Phame Influence

Angela Ridpath

EAG Advertising

Rick Rodenbeck

Kalender & Rodenbeck CPA, LLC: Treasurer

Bryan Sarff

True Wealth & Company LLC

Carol Sherman

Community Advocate

Abe Sotelo

Stinson LLP

Advisory Board

Sabrina Wiewel


Jason McElwee

Mariner Wealth

Artist Advisory Board

Mark AlfordFox 4: Morning Show
Joanne EschrichHallmark: Designer
George ShelbyProfessional Saxophonist
The GG’s Band
Lauren Taneil — Professional Bassist for Beyonce
English Simone — Professional Keyboard (Theodis Ealey, Q Parker, Jasmine Sullivan)
Chyna Garriel — Professional Drummer (T.I., Pharrell Williams, Theodis Ealey)

Mark PenderConan O’Brien Show: Basic Cable Band
Tony DesarePianist - New York
Ryan KilgoreProfessional Saxophonist for Stevie Wonder
Mark RiveraProfessional Saxophonist for Billy Joel

Band of Angels Team

Neil Robertson

Development Director

Rebecca Coffman

Volunteer Coordinator

Elizabeth Wrisinger

Community Relations & Events

Amanda Barcus

Instrument Coordinator

Suzanne Nelson

Design & Marketing

Lainey Shelby

Auctions & Events