Music City shoes support local cause

When Elliott Davis learned a family friend was conducting a shoe drive to secure funding for an adoption, he immediately had an idea of how to help. Davis called on the Music City Drum Corps, where in 2013 he aged-out as a member of the front ensemble.

“I remember the corps having massive piles of shoes that were no longer being used,” Davis said.

Within days, Davis was driving his small SUV from Nashville home to Birmingham with 220 pairs of marching shoes filling all but the front two seats.

According to Davis, his friends Kevin and Whitney May had connected with Angel Bins, an organization that helps charitable causes raise funds through shoe drives. The Mays are collecting 10,000 shoes of any size, type or condition for funds to offset the adoption fees to bring home their new baby.

“Music City Drum Corps is honored to support this worthy cause, and is committed to changing lives within our corps and within our community,” said Executive Director Kent Baker.

The Mays surpassed 5,000 pairs of shoes collected in January but still need more to make their late February deadline. Contact Whitney May at to learn how you can contribute.

“I cannot say enough thanks to Music City on behalf of the May family,” Davis, a senior music composition major at the University of Alabama, said. “I was really excited when the corps said it would help. It makes me happy to be associated with Music City.”