THE BATTLE OF THE BANDS, INC.

A 501C3 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

LATEST NEWS....


 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 SUMMER FEST IS COMING UP FAST!

WE HAVE CHANGED OUR LOCATION, AND MANY OTHER CHANGES THAT WILL MAKE SUMMER FEST EVEN MORE EXCITING THAN EVER BEFORE!!!
SET YOUR CALENDAR!
VET JAM SUMMER FEST WILL BE ON JULY 15TH, FROM NOON UNTIL 8PM AT
THE LOYAL ORDER OF THE MOOSE, LODGE #2259
11675 US 98, SEBRING, FL
HERE IN THIS CLIMATE CONTROLED VENUE LISTEN TO LIVE MUSIC, ENJOY OUR VET JAM MENU:  YOUR CHOICE OF 1 SAND WICH OF PULLED PORK, HAMBURGER/CHEESEBURGER, OR 2 HOT DOGS,POTATO SALAD, BAKED BEANS, COLE SLAW AND 2 DEVILED EGGS FOR JUST $7.00!
THE ANNUAL VET JAM PEOPLES CHOICE CAR SHOW, SIGN UP IS $5.00 BEGINNING AT NOON (INCLUDES 1 BALLOT), AND AWARDS ARE GIVEN AT 5PM. VOTING BALLOTS ARE $1.00 EACH.
THE ANNUAL VET JAM FREEDOM RUN HOSTED BY THE VETERANS IN ARMS MOTORCYCLE CLUB. VENDORS, RAFFLES, 50/50'S AND SO MUCH MORE!!!
STAY TUNED HERE OR ON FACEBOOK, ORCALL 863-440-4554 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

VET JAM MUSIC FEST 2017  SUCCESS!!!!!!!!

Our flagship event VET JAM MUSIC FEST was a total banner event !
 March 4th  was even bigger and better than last year!
We would like to thanks our vendors, food truck  rally, classic car showcase,the One Blood Big Red Bus and the following are 1st's for Music Fest:
The First Annual Vet Jam Ride In Hosted by the
Highlands County Gathering of the Clubs
And the Avon Park Breakfast Rotary will host the 1st Annual Beer Garden 
there is also a Military Fly over scheduled for this event, and several exhibitions to entertain.

The bands that  performed this year:
Jubal's Child
Raisin' Cain
Sigh'd Effex
Almost There
DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSE BY THE PUBLIC TO THIS EVENT, THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF THE BATTLE OF THE BANDS, INC. HAVE UNANIMOUSLY VOTED TO EXTEND NEXT YEARS EVENT TO 2 DAYS!!!!
PLEASE STAY TUNED. LIKE AND FOLLOW OUR FACE BOOK PAGES.



​​You Served Us, Now We Served You 2017
​​  On Veterans Day we will be serving meals to our veterans for FREE ( all others, a donation of $5.00 is requested).At this event we  will also  have our annual grant disbursal ceremony to the 3 charities chosen.  The food service will be held at Union Congregational Church on North Butler Avenue, in the SOLID GROUNDS dining area. the fund s for these grants willbe raised at Vet Jam Music Fest & Vet Jam Summer Fest.  The funds raised  at the food service will be allocated to the Michael J.Feeney Veterans of Tomorrow Grant. This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  We are current seeking musican or musicians who would like to volunteer theor tome to play for the veterans during this event. If you would like volunteer to serve, please call 863-440-4554
THE ARMED FORCES TREES DEDICATION CEREMONY 2017

On Sunday, November 26th, we will have 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 “The Battle of the Bands, Parts 1 & 2, and Dinner & A Little Night Music to benefit the Armed Forces Trees Display, plus start our efforts 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.  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.
THERE IS NO PAYROLL, NOR  WILL  THERE EVER BE.
WE ARE HERE BECAUSE WE CARE.
BELOW ARE OUR 3 WAYS YOU CAN HELP.
VET JAM MUSIC FEST
VET JAM SUMMER FEST

YOU SERVED US,
NOW WE SERVE YOU BBQ

OUR ANNUAL EVENT HELD ON
MAIN STREET,  AVON PARK, FL
MUSIC, VENDORS AND FOOD.
A FAMILY EVENT TO ENJOY.
HELD IN MID JULY.
THIS EVENT IS HELD AT THE AVON PARK MOOSE LODGE AND IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
ANOTHER GREAT
FAMILY FUN DAY
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.
DONATIONS
SITE DONATIONS
VET JAM JARS
INDIVIDUAL & CORPORATE SPONSORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.
WE ALSO HAVE OUR "VET JAM JARS" THAT MAY BE PLACED IN LOCAL BUSINESSES FOR INDIVIDUALS TO MAKE  SMALL CONTRIBUTIONS
FROM TIME TO TIME, A LOCAL BUSINESS WILL DONATE SPACE IN ORDER FOR US TO RAISE FUNDS & GIVE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION.
THE JARS ARE DISTRIBUTED IN STORES RESTAURANTS AND OTHER GATHERING PLACES.  
A LITTLE CHANGE CAN MAKE A GREAT CHANGE.

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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 2017 RECIPIENTS OF FUNDS RAISED   SHALL BE:

THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY PTSD SPOUSES SUPPORT GROUP

THE AVON PARK VFW AUXILIARY VETERANS RELIEF FUND

THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY MILITARY SEA SERVICES MUSEUM

THESE FUNDS WILL BE AWARDED AT THE
"YOU SERVED US, NOW WE SERVE YOU"
FOOD SERVICE ON VETERANS DAY
NOVEMBER 11, 2017
FROM 1PM UNTIL 4PM
 
 
The funds raised by The Battle of the Bands, Inc. are raised in 4 ways:
1 Event on the 1st Saturday in March- VET JAM MUSIC FEST
1 Event on the 3rd  Saturday in July- VET JAM SUMMER FEST
Individual donations &  public and private organization donations
VET JAM COLLECTION JARS
 
 
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.