Instruments Change Lives

Music in Schools Today is excited to announce the dates and locations of our annual KDFC Instrument Drive!  Last year we collected 315 instruments valued at over $50,000!  Help us collect even more this year by donating your your gently used instrument to the following locations from November 8 – 19th.   Bring the love of music to children throughout the Bay Area! If you have any questions, please contact us at:  (415) 392-9010 Locations:   Allegro Music (Fremont) Walnut Plaza, 3115 Walnut Ave. Fremont, CA 94538 Phone: (510) 793-3500 Drop off hours: Mon – Thurs 10am – 9pm, Fri 10am – 8pm, Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun 12pm – 5pm   Marin Symphony Association (San Rafael) 4340 Redwood Highway Suite 409c San Rafael, California 94903 Phone: (415) 479 – 8100 Drop off hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm   Music at Kohl Mansion (Burlingame) 2750 Adeline Drive Burlingame, CA 94010 Phone: (650) 762-1130 Drop Off Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, 10:00am – 4:00pm, or by appointment   Music in Schools Today (San Francisco) 582 Market Street, Suite 213 San Francisco, CA 94104 Phone: (415) 392-9010 Drop off hours: Monday – Friday   School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza (San Jose) 1700 Alum Rock Avenue (Alum Rock exit off HWY 101) San Jose, CA 95116 Phone: (408)794-6250 Drop off hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm   West Valley Music (Mountain View) 262 Castro St. Mountain View, CA 94041 Phone: (650) 961-1566   East Bay Center for Performing Arts (Richmond) 339 11th Street Richmond, CA 94801 Phone: 510-221-6355 Drop-off Hours: Monday – Friday, 4:00pm –...

Stories From the Instrument Fairy

Have you ever wondered what happens to the instruments that are donated to MUST? Every week we receive gently used instruments at one of our three drop-off locations in the Bay Area. This includes our offices in downtown San Francisco, Music at Kohl Mansion in Burlingame, and the East Bay Center for Performing Arts in Richmond. These instruments are then given to schools who have 65% or more of their students receiving free or reduced lunch. For some schools this means a few more students can take music lessons, for other schools it means they can start a new or lapsed music program. When it comes time to make a delivery, we send out our Instrument Fairy (AKA our Associate Director, Barie)!  “Delivering instruments to schools is the best part of my job! To see the excitement on the children’s faces makes it all worth it.” This fall we will continue our partnership with KDFC to expand our drop-off sites for a two week instrument drive. In 2016 we had 12 locations and received 315 instruments valued at over $50,000. Stay tuned for dates! If you’d like to hear the story of a flute that went from donor to student, you can listen here. And check out what our donors and receipent schools are saying about our Adopt an Instrument program: “You have made our day! Thank you for sharing with us the positive impact of ours and the many other donations. I think this is such a valuable service KDFC is providing to Silicon Valley’s underserved youth.” – Kirk Everett, donor and KDFC listener “I am really grateful for this...
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