Deering Raises Over $25,000 For Charity

by David Bandrowski

Auction of Mumford and Sons Gentlemen of the Road Banjos

Deering Gentlemen of the Road Charity Auction Banjos Deering Gentlemen of the Road Charity Auction Banjos

The Deering Banjo Company raised $25,777.68 for charity this summer through the auctioning off of one of a kind Deering Goodtime Gentlemen of the Road banjos signed by Mumford and Sons.  A different banjo was made for each Gentlemen of the Road Stopover date, 5 total, bearing the location’s name as well as signatures from all four members of the band. The money from each auction was donated to a local charity, hand picked by the band for each concert location - Lewes, UK; Simcoe, Canada; Troy, OH; Guthrie, OK; and St. Augustine, FL.

The charities that were donated to were as follows:

  • The Oyster Project - Lewes, UK
  • Norfolk Association for Community Living - Simcoe, Canada
  • Corner Cupboard Charities of Greater Dayton, Inc. - Dayton, OH
  • Logan Community Services - Guthrie, OK
  • Communities In Schools of St. John’s County - St. Augustine, FL

Throughout the summer, the Deering Banjo Bus has been traveling across the country to all of these events and giving free banjo lessons.  Currently the #BanjoBus is in Raleigh, NC for the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) annual conference and awards show.

COMMENTS

Deering Rustic Wreath banjo ad
Introducing the New Goodtime Artisan Banjos

Search Blog Post

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Jul 26.2018

Deering Banjos Giving Back to Europe's Largest Festival Dedicated to Bluegrass – La Roche!

La Roche Bluegrass Festival is Europe's largest festival dedicated to bluegrass. Located in the French Alps close to Geneva, this is the destination for...

Oct 7.2016

Mumford & Sons Signed Custom California Goodtime Banjo!

California here they come! Not only is California the home state for Deering Banjos, but in honor of Mumford and Sons concerts in the Golden State we have...

Jul 7.2016

The Great Britain Mumford & Sons Charity Banjo!

Auction is live now! Click here to check it out!

Introducing the Mumford & Sons Britain Charity Banjo!  As Mumford & Son’s home country, great pride was taken...

May 9.2016

Giving Back in Europe with Mumford & Sons

Continuing with the spirit of giving to the communities welcoming them, Mumford & Sons and Deering Banjos bring you the European Charity Banjos! A Custom...

sign up for our newsletter