Tribeca Flashpoint College Students Take Over Buddy Guy’s Legends for Charity
edited by Kai EL’ Zabar
Recently students from Tribeca Flashpoint College (TFC) experienced their The Band Together: Spring 2016 Production in Action class at Tribeca Flashpoint College (TFC) rite of passage for all first-year students that make a direct impact on their education and the communities in which they live.
As part of its real-world curriculum, four student-led teams were tasked with creating a professional marketing campaign through social media, video PSA’s and mini documentaries to raise money for four charitable organizations. This year, funds raised will benefit Erie Neighborhood House, The Ace Hardware Foundation benefiting Lurie Children’s Hospital, A Leg to Stand On and Corazon.
The participating students end their two-month long assignment with a fierce battle-of-the-bands competition that’s sure to go down to the wire, as the judges will make the final donation to the winning team. They headed to Buddy Guy’s Legends on a mission and $7000 raised and more to go.
The Band Together: Spring 2016 Production in Action class at Tribeca Flashpoint College (TFC) held their Battle-of-the-Bands, that last Wednesday in April. After creating a professional marketing campaign through social media, video PSA’s and mini documentaries as part of their two-month curriculum, teams battled it out in a competition fittingly held at Chicago’s legendary Buddy Guy’s Legends. The nearly $20,000 raised by students will be distributed to charitable organizations. The Exceptions dazzled the judges to win the opportunity to perform once again at Buddy Guy’s Legends during the summer of 2016.
Tribeca Flashpoint College Students Turn Classroom Assignment into Donations for Charity
It was a full house at Buddy Guy’s Legends the night the TFC band played as musicians took the stage in the Battle-of-the Bands competition held by Tribeca Flashpoint College (TFC). Students though not season adults bringing all the life experience to the table brought passion and their love for music and in this case the Blues.
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Jody Phillips, Ace Foundation Department Manager and CSR Development
Morgan Shea, Director of Children’s Miracle Network at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Lurie Children’s Hospital – Pediatric specialty hospital with more than 1,200 physicians and 4,000 employees. Lurie Children’s offers 70 pediatric sub-specialties.
Gabriella Mueller, Executive Director, A Leg to Stand On – While based in NYC, this charity works in the developing world, bringing free orthopedic care to children with limb disabilities whose family can not afford treatment.
Sandra Diaz, Stay in School Initiative and Interim Director of FUERZA , Corazon – Improves the quality of life for children, youth and families through holistic social services offered in a culturally sensitive environment.
Jeremy Scheuch, Riotfest Organizer, Band Together Judge
Matt Hendricks, Blues musician and regular Buddy Guy’s Legend Performer, Band Together Judge
Howard Orloff, VestLo (Crowdfunder), Band Together Judge
Nancy Economou, Watts of Love (Charitable Organization), Band Together Judge