Donate a used instrument at "From the Top" Rochester

Donate a used instrument at "From the Top" Rochester

Share the joy of music by participating in our instrument drive.

WXXI and Eastman School of Music host an instrument drive at the From the Top Rochester taping.

A group of talented young musicians will come together at Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre on Wednesday, March 19 to share their love of music and perform live on NPR’s From the Top with host Christopher O’Riley. In the spirit of this national show, the event hosts – WXXI and Eastman School of Music – encourage the public to share their joy of music with students in the Rochester City School District by donating used instruments to the Rochester Education Foundation (REF) that afternoon. From 2 to 7 p.m. REF will be in Wolk Atrium next to the Eastman Theatre Box Office accepting donations.

REF’s Spring for Music Opportunities program collects conventional band and orchestra instruments, as well as recorders, maracas, and other small instruments and distributes them to students in the Rochester City School District. The organization also collects music stands, elementary instruction booklets, sheet music, and new music supplies.

Since 2005, hundreds of students have experienced the joy of playing music thanks to generous donations of more than 1,000 musical instruments to REF's Spring for Music program. Donations are accepted year round at REF’s office at 250 Mill Street in the High Falls neighborhood. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law, and donors receive a gift receipt confirming their donation. For more information: visit <>.

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