Some La Crosse school-age children don’t get a chance to play a musical instrument because their parents can’t afford to rent one or their school doesn’t have enough instruments to go around.
The La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with the La Crosse Area Youth Symphony Orchestras, the La Crosse School District, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater La Crosse and the Franke Foundation, is trying to change that. The orchestra is starting a musical instrument donation program to gather gently used, playable instruments for La Crosse students.
The program, called “Play It Forward-La Crosse,” will kick-off on Saturday, March 23.
The instruments will be donated to the school district’s instrument loan program and the Boys and Girls Club.
People may bring their used instruments to the mall during the Saturday drive or drop them off anytime at the Valley View Mall office or the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra office on the second floor of the US Bank building in downtown La Crosse. The orchestra is not accepting upright pianos or organs at this time.
For more information, contact Tracy Gaskin at (608) 783-2121