Annual Instrument Drive, Sat May 9


Music For Schools Program is the only instrument lending library in the North Bay and one of the few in the nation

The Annual Musical Instrument Drive to support Music For Schools Program, May 9 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

On Saturday, May 9 from 11 am to 3 pm., members of the community are encouraged to bring musical instruments to the annual “Instrument Drive,” to donate to Wells Fargo Center for the Arts’ Music For Schools program, which maintains an “instrument lending library,” to share those with over 300 children in the community who might not otherwise have access to musical instruction. Featured at the event are local children who benefited from this program, performing with local school bands throughout the day.

These generous donations by members of the community contribute to the Center’s innovative Music For Schools program, which currently maintains an extensive collection of more than 400 instruments available for use including wind, brass, percussion, Orff and stringed instruments and educational resources.  The Center works directly with schools and instrumental music teachers to place these instruments with students who could not otherwise afford to participate in their school’s band or orchestra program.


WHERE:    Montgomery Village, 911 Village Court, Santa Rosa

WHEN:       Saturday, May 9 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Instruments collected throughout the day at the event and year-round if unable to attend (call Tracy Sawyer (707) 800-7259 to arrange).

Performance schedule:
11:00am Elsie Allen High School Jazz Band
11:30am Elsie Allen High School Drumline
12:00pm Mark West District – Strings Program
12:30pm Hillcrest Middle School Jazz Band
1:00pm   Healdsburg High School Jazz Ensemble
1:30pm   Wright District Honor Band
2:00pm   Windsor High School String Orchestra
2:30pm   Windsor High School Jazz Combo