Join GFTH on June 21st to Rock the Summer Solstice for Banding Together/Battle of the Law Firms 2012!

Banding Together - Gifts For The Homeless

On the night of the summer solstice, June 21st, starting at 7:00 p.m., Gifts for the Homeless (GFTH) will present 17 awesome bands from DC law firms that will battle it out at the Black Cat music venue for the Ninth Annual Banding Together: Battle of the Law Firm Bands.  Each band will have the opportunity to collect votes – $1 for every vote – to win the Banding Together ’12 Championship Trophy.

BT11 - Sutherland Comfort
Last year’s championship trophy went to the Sutherland Comfort band. Watch video.

Each vote, or donation, enables GFTH to purchase thousands of clothing items for the homeless in the DC metropolitan area.  In 2011, Banding Together raised $150,000 – providing more than $1 million (retail value) in essential new warm winter clothing to area homeless.

Tickets are $10 in advance, or at the door, to see lawyers by day turn into rock stars by night!  As the Washington Post noted last year, “It’s just one big rock-and-roll fantasy camp waiting to happen.”

Banding Together ’12 sponsorships are now available! Law firms, vendors, corporations and companies, universities, non-profits, individuals and all others are welcome to sponsor our event.  Sponsorships are available from $250 to $15,000, and come with free tickets to the event; recognition in GFTH’s promo materials, event posters, and thank yous; GFTH websites and social media; and good karma (GFTH uses 100% of all sponsorship funds to purchase essential new clothing for the area homeless).  Sponsorships are also tax deductible.  Contact Nancy Johnson ( ) or Laurie Glassman ( to become a sponsor of this amazing event for a great cause that is attended by more than a thousand in the DC legal community.  2012 BT Sponsorship Agreement Form

Sounds awesome, right? Be there June 21st @ the Black Cat @ 7 p.m. — and let’s ROCK THE HOUSE for a great cause.  Hope to see you there!

Like us on Facebook to keep up with Banding Together ’12 news and updates.  If you want to reserve tickets or have any questions about the event, contact Walt Lohmann ( or Bart Epstein (