WQXR to hold musical instrument drive

Posted on: March 5, 2014

New York classical radio station WQXR is launching its first musical instrument drive from March 28 to April 7, when it will accept donations of “gently used” musical instruments for distribution to music programs at Title I public schools and in community music programs. The drive is being held in partnership with the New York City Department of Education, Sam Ash Music Stores, and Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. Drop-off locations will be set up in all five New York City boroughs as well as Westchester County, Long Island, and northern New Jersey. “Music instruction is a key element of a well-rounded education and helps our young people develop important skills like creative thinking, self-expression, and analytical expertise,” said Paul King, executive director of the office of arts at the NYC Department of Education. “Having worked with New York City schools for many years, we’re very aware of the overwhelming need for instruments so that all students can learn to play,” said Felice Mancini, president and CEO of Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. More information about the WQXR Instrument Drive, including drop-off sites, can be found at wqxr.org/kids

Posted March 5, 2014