Help ‘Grove Meet Growing Need for Band Instruments

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – There’s good news and better news from the Pottsgrove Music League, the organization that supports music-related activities in the Pottsgrove School District. Good news: the number of children interested this year in playing a musical instrument has “significantly” increased. Better news? The league has a plan to help meet a now-urgent need for instruments to loan to students.

Maybe the best news, league organizers hope, is that area residents can help meet that need.

The league said Sunday (Sept. 25, 2022) it is launching a “used instrument donation drive” to collect cared-for band and orchestra instruments from the community and “build up number of loaner instruments available” from the district music department. Loaners are required because some district families are financially unable to rent instruments.

The department over time has compiled an inventory of instruments specifically for that purpose “so the kids can still learn how to play,” the league explained in an e-mail, “but due to this increase all of the available loaner instruments have been given out,” it added. “We are hopeful that, by asking the community, we can build up number of loaner instruments available.”

Music league volunteers will be on hand Nov. 5 (Saturday) from 9 a.m. to noon at Ringing Rocks Elementary School, 1401 Kauffman Rd., to collect used band and orchestra instrument donations. For more information or answers to questions, send an e-mail to league Secretary Jessica Rosado at pottsgrovemusicleague1@gmail.com.

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