Huntsville Music Office collecting donations for musical instrument drive

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The Huntsville Music Office is holding a musical instrument drive for local school music programs. (Lee High School Band)

As part of Huntsville Music Month, the Huntsville Music Office is holding a month-long musical instrument drive through September, so those of you who might have an instrument or two you aren’t using anymore, this call-out is for you!

The city encourages residents to donate their used instruments to local music education programs. Here’s how you can help:

Accepting donations now

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Donate your musical instruments at The Fret Shop or Maitland Conservatory through Sept. 30. (Huntsville Music Office)

Through Sept. 30, The Fret Shop and Maitland Conservatory will accept donations of instruments as well as new reeds and mouthpieces. The drive is a collaboration between the Huntsville Music Office, Huntsville City Schools, Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation and Maitland Arts Initiative.

The Fret Shop, located at 309 Jordan Lane NW, will take instruments from 10AM to 6PM, Monday through Saturday. Maitland Conservatory, located at 5045 North Memorial Pkwy., Suite F, will take instruments from 3PM-6PM. Monday through Thursday.

Donated instruments can include:

  • Cellos
  • Clarinets
  • Cymbals
  • Drums (snare, bass)
  • Flutes
  • Saxophones
  • Trombones
  • Trumpets
  • Tubas
  • Violins and violas

“Music education is one of the most significant parts of any thriving music ecosystem, so anything we can do to enhance the goals and efforts of our schools will always be one of our highest priorities. The arts programs in our schools are growing, so it’s important we work together to get more instruments into more kids’ hands.”

Huntsville music officer Matt Mandrella

Visit the Huntsville Music Office website

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Huntsville Music Month was proclaimed for September by Mayor Tommy Battle and music officer Matt Mandrella. (MIchael Seale / Hville Blast)

The Huntsville Music Office launched its new website in conjunction with Huntsville Music Month, and it features several valiable resources for musicians and music fans alike.

The Huntsville Music Office website also features a comprehensive list of music education programs as well as a directory of music instructors. Visit to learn more.

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Michael Seale
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