Columbia Schools Want Donated Instruments

7 years 10 months 1 week ago Wednesday, November 10 2010 Nov 10, 2010 Wednesday, November 10, 2010 7:19:06 PM CST November 10, 2010 in News

COLUMBIA - The Columbia Public Schools annouced Monday it is accepting donations of band and orchestral instruments. The district is asking that people to donate the instruments regardless of condition. The instruments will go to students who cannot afford to buy their own.

"We'll take anything, any wind instrument, any string instrument, anything for orchestra or for band. We'll take anything that anybody has," said Rob Nichols, band director at Hickman High School. 

Buying or renting an instrument can be too expensive for some students.

Hickman high school senior Darius Wright has played the French horn since he was in sixth grade. However, with the price of an average French horn being more than two-thousand dollars, he chooses to simply use the one the school provides.

The donated instruments will be refurbished and used in an effort to provide Columbia Public School students the opportunity to participate in band and orchestra programs.

To donate an instrument, contact your local CPS school band or orchestra director.

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