Charity Testimonials

Below is some feedback we have received after our performances at charity events:

MS Walk Towson April 2019

“I wanted to give a big thank you to you all at JoeyDCares Rock Orchestra for coming out on Sunday to Walk MS: Towson and performing. Everyone (all of us on staff, volunteers and participants) said you all rocked and got everyone pumped for the Walk. We got lots of compliments on your band’s song selection, delivery, and energy (which of course is due in part to great directing and sound). We greatly appreciate both your time and music, especially on such a rainy Sunday. We hope you can come back next year for Walk MS: Towson!”

Libby McClayton, Specialist, Volunteer Engagement, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Washington, DC

Carson Scholars 20th Annual Awards Ceremony, Hippodrome Theatre

“I could not have been more thrilled with your group’s performances and professionalism.  I hope you realize how critical the band was to our show’s success.  You guys added so much entertainment to what would have otherwise been very boring components.  We know that is was a very long day for the band and everyone was so wonderful to work with. Joe, please extend our heartfelt thanks to every member.” 

Amy E. Warner, Executive Director
Carson Scholars Fund, Inc.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk at Oriole Park at Camden Yards

“On behalf of the Light the Night campaign, thank you for your participation at the Baltimore Walk this past Saturday! The orchestra sounded absolutely fantastic, the crowd had a great time! It’s participants like the JoeyDCares Rock Orchestra that help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society put on great events and get one step closer to finding a cure for blood cancers. Please, thank the orchestra for their great work!”

Miriam Wolf, Campaign Assistant

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk


“On behalf of our patients and clients, we here at the Springfield Hospital Center, Volunteer Services Office cannot thank you enough for your awesome performance on Monday, November 30th.  The patients and staff truly enjoyed it.  Many of the staff members had not been before and will definitely sign up to work your next visit. Please let me know if you have Monday nights available in the Spring.”

Andrea Pastor, Volunteer Services


Special Olympics Spring Dance

“You can’t begin to know how happy you made our athletes last night. They had the best time. Your group is phenomenal and you should be so proud. The way they interacted with our athletes was just fun to watch. I know they will be talking about this evening for a long time.”

Laurie Brewer, Area Director

Carroll County Special Olympics


“Let me say first that your band is amazing. They way they talked with our athletes was great. My son talked all the way home about the “Dance Party.”  The kids and adults from your band that played last night were nothing short of awesome. All of you are extremely talented. I can’t wait for the [Rockin’ the Cause] concert to hear more. The adults that were there [watching] last night spoke very highly of the band.”

Donna McGuire, Chairman of Carroll County Special Olympics Fundraising Committee


Relay for Life for American Cancer Society

“I am writing to thank you and Joe, as well as the musicians and staff of the JoeyDCares Rock Orchestra for the show at the Relay For Life of Freedom Area.

I have heard so many wonderful comments about the show. The performance was wonderful and full of energy and adds so much to our event.”

Kathy Martin, Event Chair
Relay For Life, 2013/2014


IMG_4469“The addition of your music playing as the families were coming and preparing for the walk truly added to the amazing experience of the day.”  

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Lisa Z., Parent of child with Juvenile Diabetes


“We were very impressed with JoeyD’s Rock Orchestra.  I think it’s tremendous that so many young & more seasoned musicians are willing to invest their time and talents for the wonderful causes for which they raise money.  I am particularly touched by the Wounded Warriors cause.  I’ve had the privilege of seeing up close many of the young men returning from Afghanistan missing arms and legs.  Their courage leaves me speechless.  What our wounded warriors have sacrificed can never be repaid by any of us.

Band WW2There are many who think about what they might do to alleviate others’ pain or contribute to the well-being of others.  There are few who act on those wonderful thoughts and good intentions.  JoeyD has my utmost respect for all that he is doing to be a role model for young students and impact the lives of those in need.  I pray that his endeavors will be richly blessed.

Many thanks to all of you volunteering your time and talents!  God bless you all!”

Marybeth Dahl, audience member from a Rockin’ the Cause Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert


Dear JoeyDCares Rock Orchestra,

JoeyDCares-106Wow, what a GREAT performance you put on yesterday! We at the NCB Foundation could not have been more impressed with your groups musical and acoustical talent throughout the entire show. You have an entire group of very talented musicians and four singers that could belt out lyrics like they were the original singers of the song. Your dedication to the performance certainly showed in every song and the involvement with the audience (especially the kids on stage) really made the day GREAT fun for everyone.

Your host Neil was excellent in keeping the concert moving and adding some great entertainment and laughs. Joey’s mix of music, sax playing and twist on songs (like the song with the broom) made it a show people will remember for years to home.  The video tribute you did at the playground was over the top awesome and really touched our hearts that you would add even more stress on top of your already time demanding rehearsal schedules to do such a nice video for our group.

We at the NCB Foundation are very thankful for all your hard work and dedication to making this event so entertaining and fun. You are truly a class organization that takes its music seriously and we are proud to have partnered with such a GREAT group of kids and adults for such a fun event.

Thank you all for your financial contributions to the Nathan Chris Baker Foundation. We promise to do GREAT things with this money that will help individuals, families and communities in need throughout Maryland.

Continue to “Go Out and Be Great” JoeyDCares Rock Orchestra!  


The Nathan Chris Baker Foundation Board of Directors


A Nathan Chris Baker Foundation Facebook post a few hours after Rockin’ the Cause 2014

Facebook post after concert



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