Play it Again, Ithaca” – Used Musical Instruments Needed

The Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG) through its “Play it Again, Ithaca” program collects donated used musical instruments to support the Ithaca City School District (ICSD) music education program. Instruments donated to the FABG are professionally repaired, and become part of the ICSD collection of instruments available for free use to students in the district.

FABG and the ICSD provide students who might not otherwise have access to instruments an opportunity to participate in band or orchestra. The ICSD arts program allows students to take free instrumental lessons during school hours and participate in the school musical groups. FABG’s “Play it Again, Ithaca” enhances the district’s existing resources and enables the community to be “green” with this reuse of donated instruments.

Student participation in musical education programs is on the rise. Please consider donating a used instrument through the FABG to support these growing musical education programs. In 2016-2017, 22 instruments and other supplies were received and refurbished by FABG, for use by district students.

To donate an instrument, make a financial contribution or learn more about the FABG, please contact the Fine Arts Boosters at - president@fabgithaca.org or check our website at www.fabgithaca.org. Donations are tax deductible.

The FABG is an affiliate of the Ithaca Public Education Initiative (IPEI). IPEI is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that works to develop supportive community and private sector relationships with the Ithaca City School District.