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

Carla Evans

VP of Strategies and Special Projects at Connections to Success

Tonya Guinn

Kauffman Foundation

Kristi Heeney-Janiak


Carrie Hibbeler

Fox 4: Community Relations Director

Alex Karscig


John Ketchum


Kathleen McCullough

Retired Orchestra Director

Mako Miller


Angela Ridpath

EAG Advertising

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

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

Operations & Grants Director

Dawn Zerbs

Development Director

Amanda Barcus

Instrument Coordinator

Michael Crabtree

Design & Marketing

Lainey Shelby

Auctions & Events

Kristy Peck

Program & Community Engagement Director

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