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Unused Instruments Gain New Life Through Gift of Music

Unused Instruments Gain New Life Through Gift of Music

The district’s Giving Tuesday campaign continues to draw instruments and donations 

December 6, 2017 – On Nov. 28, GCS asked for donations of gently used band instruments and monetary donations toward the purchase of instruments for school music programs – and the community responded.

The Gift of Music campaign launched on Giving Tuesday. To date, 97 instruments have been donated, and $4,000 raised. The sum value of all donations is about $25,000.

GCS Fine Arts Director Nathan Street said the community was extremely generous, and that the community partners (Moore Music and the High Point Area Arts Council) played a huge role in the campaign’s success.

“We thoroughly enjoyed speaking with so many wonderful community members and hearing their stories of how music impacted their lives or their children’s lives,” Street said.

Al Stephens, owner of Moore Music Company, said the response to the campaign continues to be strong.

“Many of the donors expressed sincere gratitude to have had the opportunity to donate their instruments for others to enjoy,” he said. “We look forward to the time when the instruments are once again making music.”

Financial contributions can still be made to support GCS music program. Go to www.k12paymentcenter and search for Guilford County Schools. Tax-deductible donations will be accepted through Dec. 31.