Choose Your Sound is Guitars Over Guns’ signature annual fundraising event, attended by key supporters including friends, donors, entertainment luminaries and community stakeholders.
Join us for an epic evening filled with incredible performances from students, mentors, alumni & special guests, amazing food & drinks, and an unbelievable silent auction.
Maria Jose “MJ” and Fred Wright have made it their life’s work to model compassion and understanding as advocates for violence prevention in our community. With a special focus on bringing resources and safe spaces to South Miami-Dade, MJ and Fred believe that education and second chances are key to providing a safer, brighter future for our youth. The Wrights have worked with Moms Demand Action, Mothers Fighting for Justice, and Guitars Over Guns to support programs that protect young people, uplift their voices and stories, and empower them to make positive choices.
MJ and Fred’s son, Jerry Wright, was one of the 49 killed at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016. Today and every day, they live with the pain, trauma, and grief of this horrific act. In Jerry’s memory, MJ and Fred take every opportunity to inform, educate, and consistently remind humanity what it costs when we do not keep peace with one another and give in to hate.
The Wrights envision a hopeful future where violence is prevented before it can even begin, by investing in vulnerable communities and supporting young people as they learn and grow. Guitars Over Guns is deeply grateful to have the support and partnership of MJ and Fred Wright, and could not be more thrilled to honor their impactful work at Choose Your Sound 2022.
From curtain call to final bow, our Partners make an impact every step of the way. As an official Guitars Over Guns Partner, you’re a VIP in every audience we entertain!
All partnerships include a VIP table at the event, an ad in our annual magazine, logo placement in Choose Your Sound marketing materials, and a full year of marketing exposure and engagement opportunities that include exclusive invitations and backstage passes to our events, programs & more.
Meet Miah and Lee-Yahna. Our 2020 Choose Your Sound awardees are exemplary students from Miami and Chicago who uphold our mission in action.
Veronica Crego, Chairperson
Katie & Eddy Arriola
Kathy & Bob Bernstein
Hillary & Mike Cassel
Dr. Mary Beatrice De Leon & Jono De Leon
Jessica & Alex Dominguez
Dr. Kimberly Green
Wendy Traurig Perlin & Brian Perlin
Tamara & Dave Walsh
Robin & H Weitz
Jono De Leon