The Gift of Music Program
How it works:
You donate your unused musical instruments that are collecting dust in storage.
We send them to professionals for cleaning and repair.
We give the good-as-new instrument to a band or orchestra student whose family may struggle to afford to purchase an instrument.
About the Program:
The Gift of Music Program is a collaborative partnership between Friends of the Arts and the St. Louis Park Community Band, and is the brainchild of Jim Rhodes, saxophonist and longtime Friends of the Arts and Community Band board member. Jim developed this program because he wanted all children to experience the joy of making music regardless of their financial situation. It is scientifically proven that being a musician enhances students’ learning abilities, and is a great outlet for creative expression.