Band of Angels Corp
11890 W 135TH ST
Overland Park KS 66221
Band of Angels
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 491-6636
Mission Statement

Helping students find music through the generosity of others.

CEO/Executive Director Board Chair is Executive Director
Board Chair Mr. Mike Meyer
Board Chair Company Affiliation Meyer Music
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2014
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement

Helping students find music through the generosity of others.

Background Statement
Band Of Angels was formed in 2010 as a not-for-profit partnership between WDAF-TV Fox 4 and Meyer Music. Its mission is to collect music instruments and to help fund the purchase of musical instruments for children in need who want to study music, but whose family financial situations, unfortunately, get in the way of their dreams. In 2012, a scholarship program was added sending recipients to summer music camps on scholarship. To date we have sent 170 students to week long summer music camps at no cost to the student. At this point we have provided over 1,700 instruments to students in need across roughly 60 school districts in Kansas and Missouri since 2010.
Impact Statement
  •  170 students sent to summer music camp on full scholarship. 
  • Over 1,700 instruments donated to students & schools over the last three years. 
  • Completed two full years “Piano Without Borders” project using a piano partially funded by BOA to teach remote music lessons to students in KCK School District. 
  •  Created key partnerships using over 60 local area artists to turn unusable instruments into art.
  • Continue to collect and distribute used instruments across a large area of schools. 
  • Build an endowment to secure our organization for long term sustainability. 
  • Start private music lesson program for students in our program. 
  • Continue to provide opportunities for students to grow their music education through both performance opportunities and camp scholarships.
Needs Statement
  1. Strategic partnerships through grants.
  2. Volunteers
  3. Continual support on building the infrastructure to make our program sustainable.
  4. Additional connections to students in need.
  5. Connections to organizations who deal with students in emotional and financial need that we could help with by providing an instrument.
  6. Band and Orchestra Instruments
Service Categories
Scholarships & Student Financial Aid
Arts Education
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
KS - Johnson County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
From the chairman and founders perspective Band of Angels has grown far faster than ever expected. With rapid growth and adoption come many successes, but also many challenges. Trying to operate as charitable program while going through the process of gaining 501c3 status was by far the biggest challenge. My personal teaching growing up from my parents was that I had been blessed and I had a responsibility to give back. I wanted to do this, but often times throughout the process of trying to do something good you are faced with a challenge you did not expect. For me personally, the growth of our board and putting the right people on the team has been huge. They helped me work through many of the mental blocks that I had struggles with what I should do with the instruments that were donated. Through the coaching of the board, we were actually able to create partnerships to repurpose and find new ways to use the instruments deemed unusable and still achieve the goal of helping students find music. We have created a thriving scholarship program which is benefitting both the students and the institutions, who administer the camps. Lastly, we have been able to help make a one student to one instrument connection across a very large area and help over 1700 students so far.
I feel very blessed that BOA has grown and thrived. It is very rewarding to have something I have been passionate about as a child turn into something that helps others.
Description Collecting used music instruments from those who are not using them and making them available to students in financial need.
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Music Appreciation
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), ,
Short-Term Success We have seen a good success already with the students that we have provided instruments for. Many have continued on and each year the number of kids interested in summer music camps has increased. We have had many of the parent / guardians of our instrument recipients tell us that the kids really love playing and being in music has given them a place to belong in the school.
Long-Term Success
Our goal is to shepherd students along from elementary to college by giving them the opportunity to participate in beginning band and orchestra programs. We want to help to remove barriers standing in the way of these students developing a life skill through music.
Program Success Monitored By We continually try to connect with the teachers of the students so see their success and find out if they are still in the program.
Examples of Program Success Over 1,500 instruments donated to students & schools over the last three years.
Band of Angels also offers full summer music camp scholarships to the students it serves so that they may further their music education beyond the school year and classroom. Attending music camp allows students who are very serious in improving their skills to learn and practice among similar students. Campers receive one-on-one attention from instructors that is not available in band or orchestra classes during the school year. For some students, music camp is a place where they can escape troubling situations at home and focus on what brings them joy.
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Music Appreciation
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Short-Term Success Many of the students who attended camps this year came from schools some would refer to as “tough”. There is no question that our students learned much about music, but more importantly they had a chance to decompress and see what a happy classroom situation was like. The counselors at the camps noted that at the beginning of the week, many of the students from our program didn’t really know how to fit in to a classroom all that well. By mid-week, they were able to drop their “tough” exterior and enjoy the instrument along with the friendships of the other campers. Our hope is that the kids continue to go to the camp each year and foster those friendships further. The camps are also typically held on a college campus which many of these kids have never gotten to experience. Opening their eyes to what can be in another big benefit of the summer camp scholarship.
Long-Term Success
Ultimately, we would like to see the students continue their music education in a more focused environment. In any music program in most schools you have about 20% of the students who have an absolute love of music. Music camps typically attract these 20% of students. By taking our students and surrounding them with all the other students who have music as their primary love, they can begin to see many more possibilities for their future. Ideally, if we provide them an instrument and access to great teachers through summer music camps we will prepare them to study music in college and potentially gain a scholarship to help get them there using their music talent.
Program Success Monitored By We will know the program is successful if the students continue in music and continue to come back to the camp again each year. We are very early in our process, but we hope that some of our scholarship kids continue to study music and this motivates them to continue on and go to college.
Examples of Program Success The best testimonial to date is two camp scholarship kids. Morgan and Connor are a brother and sister who attended camp the last two years. Their father passed away in the last two years. Morgan and Connor have both turned to their music as a way to deal with their grief and the loss of their father. Morgan has been a now three year camp attendee and Connor has attended twice. Their mother has thanked us many times and told us they just would not be where they are without the music and our involvement. Morgan just auditioned for and made All District Band this year.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Board Chair is Executive Director
Experience Mike Meyer is our board chairman. Mike has 26 years experience in the music retail industry working with students and schools.  Mike's parents Ted and Betty Meyer started Meyer Music in 1966 and have been teaching music students and working closely with school band and orchestra programs for over 50 years.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Paid Full-Time Staff 0
Paid Part-Time Staff 0
Volunteers 20
Paid Contractors 5
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Under Development
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
We collaborate with local artists to re-purpose instruments deemed un-usable which are made into art.  This art is then auctioned to provide funds for summer music camp scholarships.  We have had a wonderful and strong partnership with Hallmark for this program.  Our silent art auction is called Art That Blows & Bows. 
Making a Difference AwardTournament of Roses2017
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Mike Meyer
Company Affiliation Meyer Music
Term Jan 2010 to Dec 2017
Board Members
Mr. Darren Abbott Hallmark
Mrs. Carla Evans DST
Mrs. Theresa Garza - Ruiz Lincoln Consulting
Mr Reggie Harris Situational Architect LLC
Ms. Carrie Hibbeler Fox 4: Community Relations Director
Ms. Kathleen McCullough Retired, Blue Valley Schools: Orchestra Director
Mr. Jason McElwee Montage Investments: Co-Founder/Partner
Mr. Mike Meyer Meyer Music
Mr. Mark Moberly Sunflower Development Group
Mrs. Jill Mueller Deloitte
Mr. Ryan Othmer Great Western Bank
Mr. Rick Rodenbeck Kalender & Rodenbeck CPA, LLC: CPA
Mrs. Barbara Teicher Executive Training & Coaching
MS. Danee Wallace ReachMobi
Mr. Paul Weber EAG Advertising
Ms. Sabrina Wiewel Hallmark
Ms. Dawn Zerbs Dawn Celeste LLC
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 0
Board Term Limits 0
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 95%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 5%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Advisory Board Members
Mark Alford
Tony DeSare
Joanne Eschrich
Mark Pender
CEO Comments We are extremely please with our diversity of our board.  It is our goal to represent a wide demographic in age, race, and gender so we do our best to provide as many viewpoints as possible when building our organization. 
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $120,000
Projected Expenses $30,000
Endowment Value $160,000
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2015: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990-EZ.
  • FY 2014: Financial data reported using the organization's internal financial documents.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line items may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$27,641$0--
Administration Expense$2,625$464--
Fundraising Expense$0$1,000--
Payments to Affiliates$0$0--
Total Revenue/Total Expenses2.9831.52--
Program Expense/Total Expenses91%0%--
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%2%--
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$133,918$74,041--
Current Assets$112,245$74,041--
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$0$0--
Total Net Assets$133,918$74,041--
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%--
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- ----
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- ----
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- ----
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Organization Comments The 2017 Expense Projection does not include potential grants we will make to programs.
Organization Name Band of Angels Corp
Address 11890 W 135TH ST
Overland Park, KS 66221
Primary Phone (913) 491-6636
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Board Chair is Executive Director
Board Chair Mr. Mike Meyer
Board Chair Company Affiliation Meyer Music
Year of Incorporation 2014