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

Emily Bannwarth

KC Realtors Association

Ty Brown

DJ's By Design

Crissa Cook

Hovey Williams LLP

Susan Escher

Hunger Rush

Valerie Escobar

Mariner Wealth Advisors

Tonya Guinn

Kauffman Foundation

Alex Karscig


John Ketchum


Kathleen McCullough

Retired Orchestra Director

Liz Montijo

Fox 4: Creative Services Director

Angela Ridpath

EAG Advertising

Janice Small

AT&T (Retired)

Abe Sotelo

K&L Gates LLP

Advisory Board

Sabrina Wiewel


Jason McElwee

Mariner Wealth

Artist Advisory Board

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

Andrew Levi

Director of Programs & Community Engagement

Russ Pieken

Operations & Grants Director

Dawn Zerbs

Development Director

Amanda Barcus

Instrument Coordinator

Michael Crabtree

Design & Marketing

Destiny White-Dixon

Program Staff

Lainey Shelby

Auctions & Events

Emerging Leaders Board

Kiona Sinks


Community Engagement & Marketing Manager at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Jacob Powell

Vice President

Purchasing Analyst at Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Christian Roustic


Associate at Newark Zimmer

Suzanne McKelvy


Systems Optimization Specialist | Workflow and Automation Design

Andrea Stafford

Volunteer Committee Leader

Music Teacher at Notre Dame de Sion Schools of Kansas City

Beth MacLeod

Instrument Drive Committee Leader

Violist, Violinist, and Teacher at MacLeod Music Studio

Chandler Pavel

Committee Member

Student at William Jewell College

Jessica Brummel

Committee Member

Band Director at Mill Creek Middle School

Stacy Lendt

Committee Member

Horn Instructor & Performer, and Administrative & Operations Manager at SchoolSmartKC