Musical instrument donations wanted for school children

Musical instrument donations wanted for school children

PROVIDENCE - The Instruments for Children Program of the Rhode Island Rhythm & Blues Preservation Society is reaching out to potential donors of used or new musical instruments for children in grades 4 through 12 who express an interest in their school music programs and who would not be able to participate without help.

The group is currently seeking instruments such as flutes, trumpets, saxophones, trombones, clarinets, guitars, child-size keyboards, and beginner drums. The donated instruments are fully restored before they reach the schools, and will be provided to children for whom this activity would otherwise be a financial hardship.

This eight-year old program has provided more than 100 musical instruments to students in Rhode Island schools and has witnessed some promising young musicians develop during this time.

The nonprofit Rhode Island Rhythm and Blues Preservation Society's mission is to preserve and promote the rhythm and blues traditional music art form through events, activities, and public education programs. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of applicable laws.

To donate or for additional information, contact Tom Colantonio, program coordinator, at 401-793-1281 or , or Clevland Kurtz, president, at 401-461-0012 or

For more information about the RIRBPS, visit .