9/29/2015

Play It Forward!

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Is there an unused trombone taking up space in your closet…a violin gathering dust under your bed…or maybe a trumpet or flute cluttering up your attic? Please consider “playing it forward” by donating your  gently-used musical instruments (functioning or in need of minor repair) to the Gloucester Public Schools Citywide Band.

Donations will be added to the band’s loaner library and give students who want to learn music access to affordable instruments.

According to a study conducted at Northwestern University’s Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory, learning to play musical instruments can do much more than build a love of music in our children— it also helps to develop healthy brain functioning and enhances learning.

So please, consider donating your unused instrument and give a child the chance to discover the many wonders of music.

Donors will receive a tax receipt from the Gloucester Education Foundation.

Call Carlos Menezes at (978) 281-9850, ext. 26339 or the Gloucester Education Foundation at (978) 282-5550 for more information and  to make arrangements for transferring your donation.