THE BATTLE OF THE BANDS, INC.

A 501C3 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

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 The Executive Board of the Battle of the Bands, Inc. would like to thank
Victor Cruz of
Victor Cruz Photography
for volunteering his talent in the creation of this video.
VET JAM AQUA & MUSIC FEST
IS
COMING UP FAST!

 2  EVENTS, 1 GREAT WEEKEND!
SET YOUR CALENDAR!

VET JAM AQUA FEST

THIS FIRST EVER EVENT WILL BE ON FRIDAY MARCH 2ND IN DONALDSON PARK, IN AVON PARK, FL.  THIS NEW BATTLE OF THE BANDS EVENT BEGINS AT 10:00AM UNTIL 6PM.
GREAT FOOD, VENDORS, BEER GARDEN, BOAT SHOW, CARRIBEAN CARNIVAL, AND A WAVE BOARD DEMONSTRATION ON LAKE VERONA!!!
CARRIBEAN MUSIC & STEEL DRUMS BY THE WALKER ACADEMY STEEL DRUM CORPS. KEEP THE ENERGY GOING DURING THIS FUN, FAMILY EVENT.

THEN HERE IT COMES...

VET JAM MUSIC FEST


OUR FLAGSHIP EVENT, AND PROMISES TO BE EVEN BIGGER AND BETTER!!!
4 GREAT BANDS, PROVIDING THE GREAT MUSIC THAT WILL BE ROCKIN' MAIN STREET, AVON PARK ALL DAY LONG!
VENDORS, FOOD TRUCKS, CAR SHOW, FREEDOM RUN, BEER GARDEN, RAFFLES, 50/50, AND SPECIAL DRAWINGS INCLUDING A WEEKEND CRUISE FOR 2 SPONSORED BY CELEBRITY CRUISES & THE CRUISE & TOUR SUPERMARKET!!

AS ALWAYS, 
FUNDS RAISED AT ALL THE BATTLE OF THE BANDS, INC. EVENTS BENEFIT LOCAL VETERANS PROJECTS AND CHARITIES


STAY TUNED HERE OR ON FACEBOOK, ORCALL 863-440-4554 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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​​You Served Us, Now We Served You 2017
​​  On Veterans Day we  served meals to our veterans for FREE ( all others, a donation of $5.00 was requested).At this event we  will also  had our annual grant disbursal ceremony to the 3 charities chosen, the Military Sea Services Museum, VFW Post 9853 Veterans Relief Fund, and Veterans First- PTSD Spouses and Families Support Group each recieved grants of $1,000.00 from the Battle of the Bands, Inc.
FUNDS RAISED AT OUR MUSIC FESTIVALS.
 The food service was held at Union Congregational Church on North Butler Avenue, in the SOLID GROUNDS dining area. The funds raised  at the food service will be allocated to the Michael J.Feeney Veterans of Tomorrow Grant. This event was OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  WE would like to thank the band JEFFERSON PARKER for their donation of time and talent for this event. 
We will be back at Union Church next November 11th for YOU SERVED US, NOW WE SERVE YOU.  If you would like volunteer to serve, please call 863-440-4554
THE ARMED FORCES TREES DEDICATION CEREMONY 2017

On Sunday, November 26th, we had our third dedication ceremony for the ARMED FORCES TREES, the reason the Battle of the Bands was created for in the first place.  It is a small and respectful ceremony that is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  It will be held at 5pm at Veteran's Square ( the Monument Mall/ Flag pole) on Main Street in Avon Park.
This display is in conjuction with the Main Street CRA's Event  "CHRISTMAS ON THE MALL", and after the dedication ceremony, this display will remain up for viewing until January 1, 2018.
This year we have added 6 flag poles that are installed next to each of our branch trees, and have the flags from each branch of the military, plus one for the POW/MIA tree.
We encourage everyone who can visit this display to view this dignified honoring of our Armed Forces.
If you would like to volunteer to help with the installation of this display for next year, please call 863-440-4554.

BENEFITING VETERANS PROJECTS
& CHARITIES
HONOR, RESPECT & DIGNITY ALWAYS.
       In 2015 our organization THE BATTLE OF THE BANDS, INC., was founded. Hosting events to raise funds for veterans projects and charities.  These events were 100% volunteer generated and operated. They were held in Highlands County Florida.  People in the community came together for the cause of the Armed Forces Trees Display, and its ultimate goal, raise awareness of local veterans issues.  When the funds goal is achieved for the display, surplus funds will be donated to Veteran’s Projects & Organizations & that can PROVE that at least 90% of what they receive in donations is disbursed in goods and services to United States Veterans.
  
YOU SERVED, NOW WE SERVE YOU
WE ARE 100% VOLUNTEER OPERATED & GENERATED.
Other than general operational costs, all funds are sent right back into the community
VIA PROJECTS AND LOCAL VETERANS CHARITIES.
THERE IS NO PAYROLL, NOR  WILL  THERE EVER BE.
WE ARE HERE BECAUSE WE CARE.
BELOW ARE WAYS YOU CAN HELP.
VET JAM MUSIC FEST
VET JAM SUMMER FEST

YOU SERVED US,
NOW WE SERVE YOU

OUR ANNUAL EVENT HELD ON
MAIN STREET,  AVON PARK, FL THE 1ST SATURDAY IN MARCH.
MUSIC, VENDORS AND FOOD & MORE.
OUR FLAGSHIP EVENT THAT'S FREE TO THE PUBLIC 
 TO ENJOY.
OUR SPECIAL FOOD SERVICE DEDICATED AND HONORING OUR VETERANS ON EACH NOVEMBER 11TH,
VETERANS DAY.
VETERANS EAT FREE, ALL OTHERS A $5.00 DONATION IS REQUESTED.
HELD IN MID JULY.
THIS EVENT IS HELD AT THE AVON PARK MOOSE LODGE AND IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

DONATIONS
VET JAM JARS
VET JAM AQUA FEST
INDIVIDUAL & CORPORATE SPONSORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.

THE JARS ARE DISTRIBUTED IN STORES RESTAURANTS AND OTHER GATHERING PLACES.  
A LITTLE CHANGE CAN MAKE A GREAT CHANGE.
THIS EVENT HELD THE DAY BEFORE VET JAM MUSIC FEST. A UNIQUE FAMILY EVENT WITH A NAUTICAL/ CARRIBEAN FAVOR.

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MISSION STATEMENT
 
The Battle of the Bands, Incorporated, was established on February 15th, 2015.
 
The goals for this organization are as follows:
 
To create an annual display to honor American Veterans during the Holiday Season on the section of Main Street in Avon Park, Florida, so named the Monument Mall, commonly referred to as Veterans Square.
 
To provide funds for this displays annual maintenance.
 
Provide an annual Veterans Day Meal Service Event,
"You Served Us, Now We Serve You"
 
Once these are complete, the remaining funds (excluding organizational/operational supplies and needs) shall be donated to local veteran’s projects and charities.
 
3 Charities will be selected the Executive board of The Battle of the Bands, Inc. annually that shall recieve donations from our charity events.
The criteria is as follows:
They are a veterans charity
At least 90% of what they recieve go DIRECTLY back to veterans.
Research on this will be conducted by our Executive Board.

THE 2018 RECIPIENTS OF FUNDS RAISED   SHALL BE:

THE VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA
(HIGHLANDS COUNTY CHAPTER)

THE SOUTH FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE (AVON PARK CAMPUS)
VETERANS CLUB (EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS ONLY)

FISHER HOUSE/ST. PETERSBURG/BAY PINES
(SERVING HIGHLANDS COUNTY VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES)

THESE FUNDS WILL BE AWARDED AT THE
"YOU SERVED US, NOW WE SERVE YOU"
FOOD SERVICE ON VETERANS DAY
NOVEMBER 11, 2018
FROM 1PM UNTIL 4PM
GRANT DISBURSAL CEREMONY AT 2 PM
 
The mission is to assist veterans through volunteerism and care, in order to improve their quality of life in some small way. 
This is our mission, and we assume these duties freely.