Canton Symphony Orchestra, Pellegrino Music and the 91.3 FM Present Unused Instrument Collection
Almost all of us have one... an instrument our parents bought us for fifth grade band or orchestra and it hasn't been touched since sixth grade. Or our kids have abandoned any initial desire they may have had to play the trumpet, flute or saxophone.
Just like a good recycling program, the Canton Symphony Orchestra, Pellegrino Music and the 91.3 FM (Canton/Akron's regional public radio station) have teamed up to allow you to "recycle" that instrument, getting it out of your closet and into the hands of children who have a desire to learn music but no means to purchase their own instrument.
Through the Instrument Donation Program, you can drop that old instrument off at either the Canton Symphony Orchestra in the Cultural Center for the Arts or at Pellegrino Music on Everhard Road in Canton (at the corner of Everhard and Fulton roads).
Spearheaded by 91.3 FM The Summit's award-winning, musical instrument donation program known as Music Alive, the focus of this local version of the program is the Canton City Schools.
Summit General Manager, Tommy Bruno comments, "Music Alive is a proven success in Akron. Nearly two-hundred musical instruments have come through the program benefiting students in Akron Public Schools." Bruno added, "Music Alive is simple, but highly effective in recycling musical instruments."
The Canton City Schools music department will determine need and distribute the refurbished musical instruments to students within the Canton City Schools.
"There's no one who argues the benefit of an arts education. Study after study points to the benefits of learning an instrument: greater discipline, higher grades, better focus, teamwork, self-confidence and much more" said Michelle Mullaly, Executive Director of the Canton Symphony Orchestra.
Instruments can be dropped off at the following locations. No pianos are accepted.
Cultural Center for the Arts Pellegrino Music
1001 Market Ave. N 5040 Everhard Rd NW
Canton, OH 44702 Canton, OH 44718
Founded in 1937, the Canton Symphony Orchestra is a fully professional ensemble and organization dedicated to performing concerts that enrich, educate and entertain. Under the direction of Gerhardt Zimmermann, the orchestra performs classical, pops, holiday, and educational programs. Most performances are in Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2323 17th Street NW, Canton, Ohio (at McKinley High School across from C.T. Branin Natatorium). Parking at McKinley High School is free. For more information, please visitwww.CantonSymphony.org.