St. Vrain Valley Schools hosts musical instrument drive

St. Vrain’s Fine Arts department is hosting a musical instrument collection drive. Members of the community are invited to donate gently used instruments to St. Vrain Valley Schools’ music program and receive a donation receipt from the St. Vrain Valley Schools Education Foundation.
 
There are two drop-off dates and locations: 
 
  • September 30 | 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Lincoln School. 619 Bowen Street. Longmont, CO. 80501
     
  • October 2 | 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Erie High School. 3180 County Road 5. Erie, CO. 80516

“As we transitioned to online learning last spring, we realized there was a need for instruments so that each student can have one at home for practice,” said Fine Arts Coordinator, Janay Bird. “Typically, students are able to share instruments housed in the classroom. This, plus the already-present need for instruments for our growing music programs, inspired us to partner with the Education Foundation to host this event as we continue to support our amazing St. Vrain musicians.” 
 
St. Vrain’s Fine Arts department has received calls from community members asking if the school district would accept musical instrument donations. Often, people wanted to donate because the family was moving or a student graduated and no longer used the instrument. 
 
After the drive, St. Vrain’s Music Leadership team will collaborate to ensure all donations are cleaned and tuned, and then determine an equitable way to distribute instruments to schools. The Music Leadership team consists of music teachers across the district who represent various grade-levels and music programs. 
 
Community members can bring gently used instruments to the designated donation sites. Piano and keyboard donations are accepted on an individual basis. Please contact St. Vrain’s Fine Arts Coordinator, Janay Bird, for details at bird_janay@svvsd.org or 303-702-7916.