To provide financial and other assistance to young musicians, and to promote the creation and enjoyment of music in the community.read more
The purpose of the Friends of ROAM is to assist young musicians to access high quality music
education in order to develop their musicianship and love of the art of music.
Eric Tober believes in the power of music and its unequaled ability to communicate the human condition.
Reared in the shadow of the birthplace of jazz....
Michelle Bares Tober is a native of Lafayette, Louisiana. She grew up in a large French-speaking Cajun
in the land of gumbo and Zydeco....
Karla is from Salt Lake City, UT. She studied law in San Francisco, CA and afterwards
she spent 2 years in Guatemala as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer....
Brian has lived in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria with his wife Karla (also a Friends of ROAM
since 1998, the same year they had the first of their two children, Maya and Gabe....
As the product of adventurous parents who never stayed in one place long enough to feel like "locals",
Wendy is happy to have called Del Ray home for the past 21 years....
A life-long music lover, Thad finally picked up the guitar in middle-age and has become a master
strummer of simple
songs and a disciple of the “three chords and the truth” school of guitar playing....
Jonathan Wolcott is a partner at Holland & Knight LLP and serves as pro bono counsel to Friends of ROAM.
Jonathan’s legal practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions....
Joy has lived in Del Ray since 1999. She has done a range of non-profit work, from managing civil
society programs in Ukraine and Belarus....
A great lover of music, Alex Sirpis has been involved with ROAM since its inception. Alex was raised in
Virginia and has spent the last 25 years as an Alexandrian.....
Friends of ROAM is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit recognized by the IRS. EIN 83-2582015
All donations are tax deductible.