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 Maintain Your Brain Battle of the Bands

March 23, 2019 from 1-4p

Front Lawn of Broughton High School

2019 Battle of the Bands: 300+ People Attended. $20,000 Raised.

Congratulations to our 2019 Grand Prize Winner: The Buzzards Band!


  • UPDATE: Lincoln Theatre has announced that The Buzzards Band will open for Joanne Shaw Taylor on June 1st!  Doors open at 7p.  Tickets are on sale now!

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Battle of the Bands 2019

On March 23, 2019, we hosted the first annual Maintain Your Brain Battle of the Bands! Through the generous support of our sponsors and fans and attendees, the event raised over $21,000 for the Triangle Aphasia Project! Attended by more than 300 people, the first event was a complete success.  Held on the grounds of Broughton High School from 1-4p, the community event featured student musical talent (pop, rock, hip hop, folk and more) including six bands with students from nine different Wake County High Schools.  The GRAND PRIZE WINNER was The Buzzards Band from Holly Springs High School  They will open for a headliner of similar genre at Raleigh’s famous Lincoln Theatre.  Food Trucks were available!  Topic related booths included Dementia Alliance, Gfeller Concussion Center at UNC, Duke Sports Concussion Center, Wake Med Concussion Program, Poe Center, Brain Injury Association of NC (BIANC) and the Triangle Aphasia Project were on hand to demonstrate some of the amazing resources we have right here in the Triangle. We look forward to our 2nd Annual Maintain Your Brain Battle of the Bands in March 2020! 


DAY OF THE EVENT: $5 Tickets & $15 T-Shirts 


ADVANCE SALES: $5 tickets OR $15 ticket & t-shirt combo! Best Deal!!  Pickup Ticket & T-Shirt at the Will Call Entrance to the Battle of the Bands! 

Pre-Order Deadline Ends 9p March 22nd!

Maintain Your Brain, Charlotte with grandfather (link to WRAL article)

OUR TEAM

My name is Charlotte Fullbright and I am a sophomore at Broughton High School.  With a maternal grandfather affected by a brain hemorrhage stroke, and a history of dementia in my family, I have a personal connection to the subject of neurological health. As an athlete, I am well aware of the focus on prevention and treatment of concussion. Research is ongoing to identify ways to prevent and treat neurological disorders.  
With the assistance of other Broughton and Wake County High School student leaders, I am excited about the opportunity to help!

Student & Faculty Advisory teams
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THIS YEAR'S FOCUS

This year, the Maintain Your Brain Battle of the Bands will raise funds for the Triangle Aphasia Project.   "Imagine there’s a file cabinet in your head. In it is stored all the words you know and love and use to communicate daily, with everyone, about everything. They’re all in place, each organized by its  grammatical nuances and ready to grab and speak, read or write.

Suddenly, though, the file cabinet tips over, scattering all the words you know and love and use onto the floor in front of you, disorganized and unreachable.  Cognitively, you’re intact. So is your intellect. You know what you want to say and how you should say it, but you can’t access the right words in the right way to utter the words, or sometimes read or write them. 

That’s what it’s like for someone who rises from a stroke or other brain injury with aphasia, a mild to severe communication disorder that disrupts a person’s ability to use or understand words, said speech pathologist Maura English Silverman,  founder and executive director of Triangle Aphasia Project, or TAP."

Read more here:  https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/north-raleigh-news/nrn-community/article152410129.html#storylink=cpy 

What is Aphasia?

Headliner Sponsors

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Theresa Kostrzewa

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Opening Act Sponsors

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DeAnn and Ashley Alphin

Lisa and Gordon Brown

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Roadie Sponsors

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The Brice Family

First Citizens Mortgage Services, Erik Hayes Taylor

Ginger and Jerry Fullbright

Nancy and Fred Hutchison

The Kempf Family

Jennifer and George Lambert

The Snyder Family

Soule Employment Law Firm (Donation in Honor of Curt Soule)

Mike Warren

The Wells Family

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Fan Sponsors

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Natalie and Kevin Best

Melissa and Mitchell Black

Beau Brewer

Sally and Rob Burlington

Margie and Charles Case

Joyce and Jerry Causey

The Englebreth Family

Bonnie and Kim Evans

The Farris Family

Will Felton

The Fisher Family

Maeve and John Gardner

The Gordon Grimes Group - SunTrust

The Harris Family

Kristen and Bill Harvey

JoAnn and Larry Henderson

In Memory of Bud Case

Beth and Brian Kittler

The Kornely Family

Jody and Vann Langston

Shade and David Maret

Bill McAulay

Andy McKay

Tant and Alan Melichar

The Muse Family
Ron Ottavio (In Memory of Debbie Ottavio)

Paula Page

Melanie and Dave Pellowitz

Tiffany and Eric Penley

Bill Pittman

Amie and Steve Ray

 SCJ General Services (Sam Cook)

Robert Smith

The Tant Family

Bruce Thompson

Molly and Chandler Thompson

Nancy and Gregg Thompson

Heather and Jason Tuttle

Nancy and David Watkins

Pam Wescott

Carole and Brad Wilson

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS AND BENEFITS

Stage Sponsor = $2,000

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SOLO Sponsor for the Maintain Your Brain Battle of the Bands STAGE!  

Logo/Name on   www.maintainyourbrainnc.com;

Logo/Name included on banner/rolling PowerPoint displayed throughout event; 

Logo/Name on Event T-Shirt*, 

Special "shout out" from the stage to thank our sponsors; 

Logo/Name added to all event posters displayed at all high schools, businesses, etc; 

10 tickets to Battle of the Bands

Headliner - $1,000 and up!

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Logo/Name on   www.maintainyourbrainnc.com;
Logo/Name included on banner/rolling PowerPoint displayed throughout event;
Logo/Name on Event T-Shirt*,
Special "shout out" from the stage to thank our sponsors;
Logo/Name added to all event posters displayed at all high schools, businesses, etc;
8 tickets to Battle of the Bands

Opening Act - $500

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 Logo/Name on   www.maintainyourbrainnc.com

Logo/Name included on banner/rolling PowerPoint displayed throughout event;  Logo/Name on Event T-Shirt*,  

Special "shout out" from the stage to thank our sponsors;  

6 tickets to Battle of the Bands 

Roadie - $250

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Logo/Name on   www.maintainyourbrainnc.com; 

Logo/Name included on banner/rolling PowerPoint displayed throughout event;  

4 tickets to Battle of the Bands 

Fan - $100

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Logo/Name on   www.maintainyourbrainnc.com;
Logo/Name included on banner/rolling PowerPoint displayed throughout event

All contributions are appreciated and NO contribution is ever too small.

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