WICN 90.5, Jazz Plus for New England in Worcester, and Worcester Public Schools continue their collaboration called Instrumental Partners. The program collects used musical instruments from Central New England residents for the benefit of public school students. “We’re approaching 250 instruments donated so far!”
Instrumental Partners has been active since 2012 in the Worcester area and expanded the program to Boston. Scullers Jazz Club acts as a drop-off center. As instruments are received, they’ll be distributed to youth music programs throughout the greater Worcester area. All instruments are accepted: brass, wind, string, percussion, acoustic, electric, etc.
Worcester Public Schools Performing Arts Liaison Lisa Leach said: “We are very excited about this collaboration and putting instruments in the hands of young people who are unable to purchase or rent them, but still have the desire and work ethic to make music an integral part of their developing lives.”
WICN asks people to check their attics, closets, and basements for instruments no longer used. “One instrument, placed in the right pair of young hands, could mean everything to that student’s future.” Says Retired Worcester Band Director, Johnetta Smith
Call these drop off location for hours of reception and to make an appointment for drop-off
WICN Studios in the Printers Building
50 Portland Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Sculler’s Jazz Club
Double tree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston
400 Soldier’s Field Rd., Boston, MA 02134
Attn: Marla Klemen- 617-562-4111
On November 4, 2015 WICN was recognized by the Worcester Educational Development Foundation for our exemplary contribution to the Worcester Public Schools through our INSTRUMENTAL PARTNERS PROGRAM. WICN’s former General Manager, Gerry Weston who started this program in 2012 accepted the award on behalf of WICN.
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