Founded in 2005 by Rob Fried and Jerry Vigorito, Band Together CT was created to unite a community of talented musicians and artists with credible organizations whose mission is to raise funds for families in need of a helping hand.
The New York Times featured Band Together in an article, “Rock Band That Exists To Benefit Local Causes,” where they noted that “the Band Together experience is indescribable.”
In 2016 Band Together helped raise approximately $735,000 for 14 charities and brought the amount we have helped raise since 2006 to approximately $3 million. Charities are in the categories of Children/Families, Disabilities, Wellness, Arts/Music and Community. These include Center for Family Justice, Pilot House Special Needs Resource Foundation, CLASP Homes, Connecticut Challenge, Pink Aid, Project Return, Cardinal Shehan Center, Sterling House, SpreadMusicNow and Alzheimer’s CT.
In December 2016, Band Together launched the Band Together Fund, a donor-advised fund that’s part of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. The Band Together Fund allows patrons, fans, and anyone who wishes to experience Music With Purpose for themselves to become a member of the Band Together tribe. The Band Together Fund allows Band Together to focus on worthy charities where we can have a multiplier impact while broadening our donor base. Different giving levels are clearly expressed on the Band Together giving page that can be found be clicking here.
In 2016, Band Together CT was again voted best local band in Moffly Media’s Best of the Gold Coast. In years past, Band Together CT’s accolades included: Artist of The Year from Fairfield Theatre Company, Best Of The Gold Coast Live Music Award from Moffly Media, a Certificate of Special Recognition from Senator Richard Blumenthal for “outstanding contributions to music and the community” and the Community Service Award from Rotary Club Fairfield. On July 15, 2015 the Town of Fairfield proclaimed it “BAND TOGETHER CT Day.”
Band Together aims to curate the finest local artists for our audiences. An example is our December 2, 2016 concert to benefit the Band Together CT Fund, the video of which is below. You can help Band Together serve local charities such as CLASP, Save The Children, Pilot House, WPKN, Pink Aid, and SpreadMusicNow, etc. by donating to the Band Together CT Fund at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation.