The Angel Band Project is an advocacy organization for the issue of sexual violence. If you or someone you know becomes a victim of sexual assault and needs help, contact RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).
The Angel Band Project was inspired by the loss of a lifelong friend to a sexually violent crime. In the wake of grief that followed, music became a way for the friends, family and partner of Teresa Butz to cope with this unthinkable loss.
Our efforts are put into the following:
1.) Music Therapy Programs for Survivors
We hire board certified Music Therapists to facilitate music therapy programs for survivors of sexual/domestic violence. Small groups meet weekly for six weeks to experience the therapeutic effects of music as a way to help in their healing process.
2.) One Voice Virtual Choir
The Angel Band Project is committed to promoting solidarity and support for survivors. Through our One Voice Virtual Choir project, we are able to connect survivors “virtually” in song. Our inaugural Virtual Choir event took place in St. Louis in 2014, and we are expanding the project in 2015 to include hundreds of survivors throughout the nation in order to give a voice to individuals who beckon to be heard.
3.) Music for Awareness and Education
Music is a silent issue. And if we can engage the public to take a stand on this issue through live music events, then we will. From coast to coast, we plan concerts and events that use music as a way to break the silence surrounding this issue.
For more information, please contact Rachel Ebeling, executive director, at firstname.lastname@example.org