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This Retirement Dream Job Rocks!Tuesday, September 30 2014 by Jim Hughes The way Mike Haase sees it, you’re never too old to rock-and-roll. He’s living proof. He might be over sixty and ten years into a debilitating fight with Parkinson’s, but put him up on stage with a guitar in his hand and a dancing throng in front of him and suddenly the world is a 1965 Malibu convertible and he’s got the keys....See complete article at mikesgarageeband.com news and iinformation tab

$250,000 FOR CHARITY

PROCEEDS TO CHARITIES SURPASS $250,000 .THANK YOU FANS!!! WOW!!!! FROM THE FIRST TIME THAT MIKE'S GARAGE BAND PLAYED FOR THE PUBLIC,THEY HAVE DONATED ALL OF THE PROCEEDS TO CHARITY. THE FIRST "GIG" WAS IN OCTOBER 2011. PROCEEDS TO DATE HAVE PUSHED THE TOTAL OVER $250,000. THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR FANS. YOU'VE MADE THIS HAPPEN!!! WE HOPE THAT WE CAN KEEP PLAYING FOR YOU FOR A LONG TIME. ON AUGUST 30TH THE BAND PLAYED FOR THE COMPASS POINTE COMMUNITY IN LELAND NC. Over,$9,500 total donations were raised for the Pretty In Pink organization. With the affiliated physicians and medical heath providers in their network, this $9500 cash contribution will provide $95,000 in services for uninsured and under insured breast cancer victims of Brunswick County. THE DIRECTOR OF PRETTY IN PINK SAID THAT AS A RESULT OF LAST YEAR'S EFFORT, 5 WOMEN WERE DIAGNOSED AND TREATED FOR BREAST CANCER. SHE TOLD THE CROWD "NOT ONLY ARE YOU RAISING MONEY- YOU ARE SAVING LIVES."

MIKE'S GARAGE BAND KEEPS BUSY

A few tickets still remain for the Compass Pointe Dance Party, August 30th 4-8PM... The ticket price is $15.00 it will include a barbecue lunch,,,,,beer tasting.....wine tasting Also a 50/50 and some sort of auction...All proceeds support PRETTY IN PINK, helping breast cancer treatment. For tickets contact Peggy and Fred Essl 609-412-8398 Compass Pointe Contact UPCOMING EVENTS - MARK YOUR CALENDARS 2014 -8/30 COMPASS POINTE,LELAND, BENEFITTING PRETTY IN PINK -9/6 MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY - 9/26 BENEFIT FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HOSTED BY STJ TENNIS ASSOC - 10/25 ROCK FOR THE CURE BENEFITTING THE KOMEN FOUNDATION - 11/7 WAVES FOR KIDS -ST. JAMES COMMUNITY CENTER 5:30 -9:30 - 11/22 LITERACY COUNCIL -DETAILS TO FOLLOW

MIKE'S GARAGE BAND PLAYS FOR OVER 800 PEOPLE AT ANNUAL STREET DANCE.

BIG NEWS!!!! 5/26/2014 MIKE'S GARAGE BAND PLAYS FOR OVER 800 PEOPLE AT ST. JAMES PLANTATION ANNUAL STREET DANCE. TOTAL RAISED FOR CHARITY OVER THE LAST 2 1/2 YEARS NOW EXCEEDS $153,000. WAY TO GO FANS!!! AT THE STREET DANCE OVER $4,000 WAS RAISED TO BENEFIT THE LOWER CAPE FEAR HOSPICE. THIS ALSO PUSHED THE 3 YEAR TOTAL DONATION TO HOSPICE OVER $$10,000.

5/9 ROCKIN ON THE RIVER III, SOUTHPORT,

5/9 ROCKIN ON THE RIVER III, SOUTHPORT,FORTJOHNSTON VISITOR CENTER Mike's Garage Band will be playing in downtown Southport for the third straight year. The Band will play from 5pm -9pm. Donations will be accepted the night of the dance party

Mike's Garage Band approaching $150,000 for Charrities

4/30/2014 Mike's Garage Band Fans Keep On Giving-Mike's Garage Band continues to keep the crowds dancing and giving with their 60's Rock and Soul entertainment. They have played 5 gigs this year to about 1,500 people and have already raised over $20,000 this year for charity. Total proceeds for charities since the band started 2 1/2 years ago is almost $150 ,000. THANK YOU FANS!!! Our next gig is May 9th in Southport, where we will surpass the $150,000 mark. Come join us for the 3rd annual "Rockin on the River" event from 5-9PM at the Fort Johnston Visitor Center.

GIG TOMORROW

There are still tickets available for the band's performance Friday evening at Brunswick Community College. It is their 35 year anniversary and I would like to help them sell more tickets.. iF YOU DON'T ALREADY HAVE PLANS FOR FRIDAY,GET A GROUP OF FRIENDS AND COME TO BCC TO PARTY WITH MGB. 4/11 MIKE'S GARAGE BAND PLAYS FOR THE BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY COLLEGE 35 YEAR ANNIVERSARY...Blue & Teal Decades Dance "Don’t miss very special celebration. The Blue & Teal Decades Dance will take you through our 35 years of rich history and leave you looking towards our bright future. This coastal cocktail event starts with Mike’s Garage Band at 5:30pm and grooves right into Jaded Mayberry taking the stage at 8pm. We encourage all alumni, faculty, staff, and community members to join us for an evening of live music, hor d’oeuvres, raffles, door prizes, and more! All proceeds will go towards the BCC Foundation Completion Scholarship Fund. April 11, 2014 – 5:30pm-11:00pm Location: Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center" There is a a special promotional code for MGB fans allowing you to purchase tickets at a 50% discount - thats just $10. The promo code is 35YEARSSTRONG and can be used when purchasing tickets online at www.brunswickcc.edu/anniversary.

3/17/2014 Mike's Garage Band Fans Keep On Giving

3/17/2014 Mike's Garage Band Fans Keep On Giving-Mike's Garage Band continues to keep the crowds dancing and giving with their 60's Rock and Soul entertainment. They have played 3 gigs this year to about 1,000 people and have already raised almost $12,000 this year for charity. Total proceeds for charities since the band started 2 1/2 years ago is almost $138 ,000. THANK YOU FANS!!!

THANK YOU

"We are grateful to Mike and his Garage band for helping us raise money for the Brunswick County Victims Assistance Fund. The event was sold out and everyone had a great time dancing and socializing. Thank you all for your support! Monique Stenquist, Brunswick Sheriff's Charitable Foundation Chairperson.We are grateful to Mike and his Garage band for helping us raise money for the Brunswick County Victims Assistance Fund. The event was sold out and everyone had a great time dancing and socializing. Thank you all for your support! Monique Stenquist, Brunswick Sheriff's Charitable Foundation Chairperson."

2014 MIKE'S GARAGE BAND SCHEDULE

2014

-3/1 5:30 - 9:30 PM BRUNSWICK REALTY BLDG.STONE CHIMNEY ROAD & 211 BENEFITING BRUNSWICK FAMILY ASSISTANCE - 3/15 SOCK HOP BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR B.C.LITERACY COUNCIL -4/11 - BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY COLLEGE 35TH ANNIVERSARY - 4/25 NEW HOPE CLINIC,ROCK FOR HOPE III, WOODLANDS PARK - 5/9 ROCKIN ON THE RIVER III, SOUTHPORT,FORTJOHNSTON VISITOR CENTER - 5/20 ST. JAMES STREET DANCE - 6/20 OCEAN RIDGE SPONSORED EVENT AT BCC SOUTH CAMPUS - 7/1 15YR ANNIVERSARY OF ST. JAMES -7/4 THE N.C JULY 4 FESTIVAL IN SOUTHPORT 2:30 -4:30 "MAIN STAGE ON THE WATERFRONT" - 8/15 HOLD FOR KIWANAS EVENT -9/6 HOLD FOR MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY - 9/26 HOLD FOR TENNIS ASSOC

WITH OUR CURRENT SCHEDULES, WE ARE ALMOST FULLY BOOKED INTO OCTOBER. THAN