The Brevard Philharmonic is seeking donated instruments for ‘Music In The Schools,’ our outreach program to Transylvania County Schools.
Music In the Schools is holding the ‘Donate Your Instrument’ (DYI) drive to provide instruments to middle and high school band and orchestra teachers in Transylvania County Schools. This will make it possible for students to play these instruments in school and check them out for practice at home. The availability of free instruments will enable more students to learn an instrument and participate in middle and high school music programs. It is also hoped that DYI will enable Brevard Middle School to expand a small string group to the first ever BMS orchestra.
Why is it so important to provide the opportunity for all children to play a musical instrument? Research shows that music education boosts students’ math, computer, and language skills. And playing in the school band or orchestra provides students with another way to express themselves.
Whether children are already musically aware, or discover a new passion through this program, the investment and effort is more than worth it. That’s why Music In The Schools is asking you support the ‘DYI’ drive this year. If you don’t have an instrument to donate, cash donations are also welcome to support the purchase of instruments or restore used instruments to playing condition. Please make checks payable to Brevard Philharmonic, with ‘DYI’ on the memo line.
You may bring a band or orchestra instrument (no drums or guitars, please) to the Brevard Philharmonic office during box office hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 12 to 2 pm two weeks before each concert. The office is located at 175 East Main St., Brevard, NC. The orchestra phone number is 828-884-4221; please call first to confirm the office is open.
If you prefer, bring your instruments and/or cash donation to the next orchestra concert at the Porter Center. You will receive a receipt for your donation. Brevard Philharmonic is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.