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Eighteen bands, representing area law firms and other legal organizations will compete in a hotly contested tenth annual battle of the law firm bands to benefit Gifts for the Homeless, Inc. (GFTH), a non-profit, all-volunteer organization supported by the city’s legal community to help the homeless. The Black Cat, a premier hot-spot in DC’s historic U Street district (1811 14th Street, NW), has partnered once again with GFTH to host “Banding Together 2013” on Thursday, June 20, from 7:00 pm to midnight.
This year, the following bands will compete on two different stages for the title of “Banding Together Champion”:
|Playing Times||Band||Law Firm/Sponsors|
|7:15 – 7:40||Jazz Ipsa Loquitur||Foley & Lardner LLP; Lerman Senter PLLC|
|7:40 – 8:05||Redacted||Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP|
|8:05 – 8:30||Bill Early & The Collections||Seyfarth Shaw LLP|
|8:30 – 8:55||Larry & the LandLawyers||Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley, Emrich, & Walsh, P.C.|
|8:55 – 9:20||Beats Workin’||Hogan Lovells; Alston & Bird LLP|
|9:20 – 9:45||The Precedents||McDermott Will & Emery; Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP; ExxonMobil Corporation; US Trade and Development Agency; Futures Industry Association|
|9:45 – 10:10||Sutherland Comfort||Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP|
|10:10 – 10:35||The Unnamed Party||Paul Hastings LLP; Hunton & Williams LLP|
|10:35 – 11:00||Attractive Nuisance||Steptoe & Johnson LLP|
|11:00 – 11:25||Princess||Cooley LLP; Department of Justice|
|11:25 – 11:50||Kung Fu Gift Shop||O’Melveny & Myers LLP|
|Playing Times||Band||Law Firm/Sponsors|
|7:30 – 7:55||Nunc Pro Funk||Constantine Cannon|
|7:55 – 8:20||The Perks||Perkins Coie LLP|
|8:20 – 8:45||The Soul Practitioners||Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Dawson & Associates; Sullivan & Worcester|
|8:45 – 9:10||Estoppelgängers||Latham & Watkins LLP|
|9:10 – 9:35||Law & Disorder||Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP|
|9:35 – 10:00||Craving Oyer||Ropes & Gray LLP|
|10:00 – 10:25||The Objections||Law Office of Richard P. Goldberg, PLLC|
One band will be crowned Banding Together Champion for having raised the most money from the crowd through “Chicago-style” voting (each dollar contributed equals one vote – vote early and often!). This year, the battle will take place on two stages at the Black Cat, so we expect to rock the whole house! GFTH is also featuring several guest emcees to help with the evening’s festivities, including Amy Morris, morning news anchor for WNEW-FM. GFTH will use 100% of the money donated through ticket sales, votes and sponsorships to purchase thermal underwear, sweatshirts, sweatpants, hats, gloves, socks, blankets and other essential new clothing items for homeless men, women, and children; the clothing is then distributed to approximately shelters throughout the Washington metropolitan area. GFTH’s goal for Banding Together 2013 is to exceed last year’s amazing total of over $275,000 raised and cross the Million Dollar threshold for total proceeds since the event’s inception in 2004.
The Black Cat is a live music venue committed to providing the best in local, national, and international independent and alternative music. The Black Cat is also known for its delicious vegan, vegetarian and non- vegetarian food served from 8:00 pm until 1:00 am on weeknights at the Food for Thought Cafe. According to Walt Lohmann, GFTH board member and Vice President of Special Events, “We are so glad that the Black Cat has once again generously partnered with us to host an event that is as much fun as it is worthwhile.” To date, nearly 55 law firms, associations, companies and individuals have sponsored Banding Together 2013.
All are invited to attend the event; the entire $10 cover charge benefits GFTH’s new clothing purchases. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!
Advanced voting for the 2013 Battle of the Bands is now open. Find your favorite band below and donate to vote. Every dollar is a vote for your band in the Battle, and goes to GFTH for purchasing and distributing essential new clothing to the DC area homeless!
It’s that time again, and we at Gifts for the Homeless already have our eyes set on the summer’s biggest rock show, the TENTH ANNIVERSARY Banding Together – Battle of the Law Firm Bands. The show will once again be presented on two stages at the Black Cat on Thursday, June 20th. Last year was an absolutely amazing year in terms of attendance, strength of bands and, most importantly, fund-raising. We are excited to once again beat all expectations at Banding Together!
In order to get a jump on things, we are revving up our band application process a bit earlier than usual. SOLELY FOR THOSE SEEKING TO ENTER A BAND, please see the “Entry Form” requesting some general information regarding the band, the firm(s), and the anticipated sponsorship level. Please fill out the entire form and return it to our band coordinator, Dan Buchner, at firstname.lastname@example.org, via email, or by fax to (202.296.7186) by Friday, March 1st. As a reminder, securing a slot in the line-up is really the beginning of the competition, and final decisions will be made based not only on your band’s anticipated performance but also on your firm’s ability to help raise as much money as possible for GFTH in sponsorships and votes. Remember, 100 cents of your sponsorship dollar goes directly to purchase clothing and winter items for distribution to DC’s homeless. We strongly encourage each firm to commit to sponsoring at the highest possible level (recommended level this year is the $10,000 “Tenth Anniversary” status with special on-stage recognition for your Firm). Spaces are limited!
Please don’t hesitate to let Dan know if you have any questions, and feel free to forward this email to anyone who might be interested in applying.