Donate instruments to students in Binghamton/Owego Flood Areas

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As you may have heard the Southern Tier of New York recently experienced record breaking flooding and has been declared a major disaster area by the governor of NY. The City of Binghamton as well as the small town of Owego, New York was among the hardest hit areas leaving local families and businesses devastated. Even the schools were affected.

The SAVE THE MUSIC campaign seeks to help two elementary school music departments rebuild by collecting donations of playable concert instruments and/or checks to replace hundreds of instruments.

Please check your attic and rescue some long neglected instrument by placing it in the hands of a young music student. It will make all the difference for OWEGO ELEMENTARY and MACARTHUR ELEMENTARY (Binghamton).

We are seeking every kind of concert band instrument including several dozens each of flutes, oboes, clarinets, saxophones, trombones, French horns, drums, timpani, keyboards, electric guitars, amps, and all instrument accessories. Basically everything but your Grandma’s Steinway!!

DATE/TIME: ASAP and ONGOING UNTIL NEEDS ARE MET

Instrument drop-off locations in Tompkins County:

McNeil Music, Triphammer Mall
Hickey’s Music Center, 104 Adams Street
The Community School of Music and Arts, 330 E. State Street
Ithaca Antique Center, 1607 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca

Thanks for staying tuned to the needs of our Southern Tier neighbors. Please help if you can.

For more information or to volunteer please contact Carolyn Mrazek at 607-229-0497. For more information regarding the devastation from the flood on elementary music in Owego and Binghamton email savethemusic2011@gmail.com.