Six corporate bands switched the ties and briefcases for electric guitars and drumsticks, taking over the stage at The Triffid for this year’s Brisband earlier this month.
In front of a crowd of more than 500 people, corporates channeled their inner rockstars, raising $45,265.56 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation’s music therapy program at Queensland Children’s Hospital.
From the funky tones of Clusterfunk to the rock n’ roll sounds of Elastic Ice Lodge and popular hits of Rack City, the bands put on a show like no other.
Children’s Hospital Foundation CEO, Lyndsey Rice said the feel-good night brought great music and fundraising together under one roof to support sick and injured kids across Queensland and raise vital funds for the Foundation’s music therapy program.
“A music therapy session can make such a difference to both a child’s day and their entire hospital stay – and we’re incredibly humbled to have the support of some of Brisbane’s top firms to help us continue to fund music therapy at Queensland Children’s Hospital.”
Research shows that music helps build, or rebuild, important neurological pathways that help sick kids regain control of their language, speech, movement and coordination.
Across the past financial year, the music therapy team at Queensland Children’s Hospital has provided over 1,830 sessions to 363 infants, children, adolescents and their families.
To find out how you can fundraise for the Foundation and support programs like music therapy, head here.