Do you have an used or unappreciated instrument taking up space in your home? Maybe it is in the back of a closet, under a bed, in the basement, up in the attic or even hung as a decoration on a wall.
If you live in or around the Kansas City metro area, you can recycle your unwanted instrument by donating it to a program that helps make dreams come true for children who want to play music. This magical program is called Band of Angels.
Band of Angels is a partnership between Kansas City’s FOX 4 TV and local music chain Meyer Music. The goal is to collect musical instruments and give them to budding musicians who cannot afford to rent or purchase an instrument of their own. The organization also accepts cash donations in an effort to make instruments available to all children who have an interest in music.
Through hard work and much promotion, the program has become quite the success. Band of Angels gave out approximately 300 instruments in its first year to schools for students to participate in band and orchestra. To date, the program has collected around 650 instruments.
Band of Angels works to pair the right instruments with the perfect applicants to ensure a “musical match made in heaven.” All donated instruments are evaluated, repaired, cleaned and restored to playing condition before they are given to a child.
If you are located in the Kansas City area, you can bring your used instruments to the following drop-off locations:
Meyer Music, 1512 Hwy 40, Blue Springs, MO 64015
Meyer Music, 10122 W. 119th St., Overland Park, KS 66213
Meyer Music, 6312-14 NW Barry Rd., Kansas City, MO 64154
For more information about Band of Angels, visit bandofangelskc.org.
Band of Angels Pairs Students with Recycled Instruments
Contributions to Band of Angels help to give the gift of music that will last a lifetime.