'AllianceBandstein' Wins Third Annual Smitty Corporate Band Challenge

09.06.2023 | NASHVILLE, TN – AllianceBandstein, an eight-piece powerhouse band representing leading global investment management firm AllianceBernstein took home the top prize at the recent third annual Smitty Corporate Band Challenge, a fundraiser for Nashville's W.O. Smith Community Music School.

Fronted by AB Senior Managing Director Adam Sansiveri, AllianceBandstein was formed specifically for this year's band challenge. Though it was the first time the group performed together live, four of the band's members have performance experience.

"Arts education is one of the most powerful tools we can give our children," said Sansiveri. "It gives them confidence, teaches empathy and crucial skills that help them thrive in society. W.O. Smith is a crucial cultural institution that provides the highest level of training and access in Music City and we are proud to support them."

As for what's next for the band, they are discussing a global tour, playing the AB holiday party, and thinking about what songs they'll perform at the 2024 Smitty Band Challenge.

Since 1984, the W.O. Smith Community Music School has introduced the world of music to thousands of deserving children in Nashville. They continue to transform lives through music by offering affordable, quality music instruction to children from low-income families. www.wosmith.org

(L to R:) AllianceBandstein band members Haracio Gwendolyn; Sarah Katherine Holder; AB Wealth Advisor Eric Holder; AB Managing Director Assistant Holli Harrison (face partially obscured); AB Wealth Advisor Laurie Atkins (behind trophy); AB Senior Managing Director Adam Sansiveri; and Eli Ornstein. Not pictured: TJ Hartmann.

Adam Sansiveri backed by Eli Ornstein (L) and Eric Holder.

About AllianceBernstein

AllianceBernstein is a leading global investment management firm that offers high-quality research and diversified investment services to institutional investors, individuals, and private wealth clients in major world markets. As of June 30, 2023, AllianceBernstein had $704 billion in assets under management. Additional information about AB may be found on our website, www.alliancebernstein.com.


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