WUSS 2023 Charity

For many years WUSS has been giving something back to the community in which our conference is held. This year we are supporting Banding Together, a non-profit organization in San Diego that brings unique music opportunities to individuals with special needs such as autism, Down syndrome, Williams syndrome, Rett syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injury and other neurologic disorders.

People with these diagnoses often cannot easily communicate. Music therapy has been shown to improve communication and social skills, generate confidence, and reduce stress and anxiety in these individuals. Many families are burdened by the costs required to care for individuals with special needs and lack the financial resources for music therapy programs.

Your donation to Banding Together helps to provide scholarships and free programs, like Jam Sessions, to hundreds of special needs individuals who would otherwise be unable to afford music therapy.

Click on the logo for more information about Banding Together.


What would a charity drive be without fabulous prizes? To promote this worthy cause, WUSS is giving away a variety of prizes to those who donate. There will be multiple opportunities to win mystery merchandise throughout the conference.

But wait! There’s more! Make an online donation of any amount prior to 10am Pacific time on October 31, 2023, and you’ll be entered into a special prize drawing featuring the latest in high-tech personal gadgetry to be held during the WUSS 2023 Opening Session. What better way to start off the conference than by scoring some loot! Oh, and of course helping people too. 🙂

IMPORTANT – When making your donation, on the question “Tell us your connection to Banding Together” please be sure to select WUSS 2023 Conference Attendee in the dropdown box so that we can track our donations!