The Eastman School of Music’s student chapter of the National Association for Music Education is organizing activities to benefit music programs in the Rochester City School District. A two-month “Instrument Drive” and a pair of concerts in March are planned to help boost programs for elementary and secondary school students.
The instrument drive will take place from Feb. 1 to March 31. Donations can include any orchestra or band instruments that are in playable condition, as well as spare cases, bows, and accessories. Several drop-off locations are located across the community.
In March, which is “Music in Our Schools Months,” Eastman School of Music students will present two concerts to help raise cash donations for the purchase of instrument supplies. Performers include soprano Sarah Toca; trombonist Matt Norman; and Sound Exchange, a new student-run orchestra that explores alternative ways of presenting classical music. The concerts will be held on Saturday, Mar. 3, at 3 p.m., with Toca and Norman at Reformation Lutheran Church, 111 North Chestnut St; and Saturday, Mar. 31, at 3 p.m., with Sound Exchange at Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word. Admission is free; donations of $10 are suggested.
Donations of instruments and accessories can be dropped off at the following secure locations; please call locations for hours:
Bernunzio’s Uptown Music
122 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604
Reformation Lutheran Church
111 North Chestnut Street, Rochester, NY 14604
Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word
597 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
St. Mary’s Church
15 St. Mary’s Place, Rochester, NY 14607
United Methodist Church in Webster
169 East Main Street, Webster, NY 14580
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