Thank you for supporting the
Play On Instrument Drive!
The first Play On Instrument Drive began November 25, 2005 (Thanksgiving weekend) and ran until February 25, 2006. The main beneficiaries of instruments donated to Play On (which funnels these donations through the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation) for this drive are victims of the Gulf Coast hurricanes of 2005. This year's Drive runs from February 2, 2008 to March 22, 2008. We now send instruments to students in need all over America.
One of the things we love about working through MHOF is that we send the donated instruments directly to the beneficiary schools. We get pictures--we get to see the smiles.
Few charitable contributions let you see this clearly the good that you do. There's no bureaucracy to feed between your donation and a kid with a horn.
Another compelling feature of this campaign is that we're not asking for money. Sure, you can write a check to the foundation if you wish to help and don't have an instrument to contribute. (See the Other Ways To Help area) But what we're really asking for are the instruments sitting in your closet, basement, or attic. If you're not using them and you don't think you will, why not donate so a child can play? To you it may be clutter, but to a band or orchestra kid, it's the opportunity of a lifetime.
Please take a few moments to read about Play On, The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, and
the current Instrument Drive. Even if you don't have an instrument, there are ways you can help. We also ask that you pass the word along to friends, neighbors, and relatives, particularly if you know someone that used to play. These are the people we're looking for!
Owner, Skyline Music
Director, Play On Instrument Drive
27010 Center Ridge Rd in Westlake, OH administers the
Play On Instrument Drive in Northeast Ohio.
The store contributes organizational support,
and coordinates both collateral contributions (such as this website and all printed materials and advertising), volunteer efforts (for
instrument refurbishing and pickup), and
repairs and parts (donated by Skyline Music
and our partner donors in the music industry).
Visit the Skyline Music website