From its inception, The Gift of Music has placed over 700 instruments into the hands of young learners.
If you are interested in donating an instrument or making a financial contribution, please contact:
Sarah Tower Manes: GiftOfMusic@SLPBand.org
We will be happy to pick up any instrument, get it in playing condition and give it to a deserving youngster!
The Gift of Music is the brainchild of Jim Rhodes, saxophone player and band president. Jim developed this program because he wanted all children to experience the joy of making music. The Gift of Music gives musical instruments and lessons to children who are financially unable. It is scientifically proven that being a musician enhances students’ learning abilities. Music participation also is a great outlet for artistic expression and is a highly satisfying hobby. Jim announces this program at each of our concerts. He encourages people to donate instruments or funds for repair of donated instruments.