Friends of WRR is proud to announce that their musical instrument drive is now year-round!
The ongoing musical instrument drive collects gently-used orchestra and band hand-carried instruments (no over-sized instruments please). The beneficiary organizations will then distribute the instruments to students in their respective education programs. Friends of WRR will pay for minor refurbishment of instruments that need it.
The beneficiaries are the education programs of Allegro Guitar Society of Dallas, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Young Strings, Dallas Winds, Fine Arts Chamber Players and Fort Worth Classical Guitar Society.
Friends of WRR is a community of passionate members who collaborate with Classical WRR 101.1 and the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs to promote education and appreciation of classical music and the arts to WRR listeners and the community.
“In addition to supporting our local classical music station, Friends of WRR also supports music education for students in North Texas,” said Steven Kornajcik, President of the Friends’ board. “This drive is one way we do that by distributing instruments to student musicians so they can continue their music education, which has been proven to help young people in many ways including improving academic performance.”
Inspiring young musicians to pursue their art is key to the aims of the DSO education department said Jamie Allen, director of education for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. “We are so pleased to partner once again with the Friends of WRR, the Dallas Winds, and the Fine Arts Chamber Players and other beneficiaries on this day of sharing and support for the aspiring musicians of North Texas, and we love to connect with the generous folks who donate their instruments and hear their stories!”