Donation helps Instruments for Kids program

The Charlotte Symphony is ready to start its new Instruments for Kids program as part of the group’s New American Orchestra Campaign.

The program will collect donated, used instruments for use in the symphony’s extensive education and community programs, creating a lending library of musical instruments for students who don’t own their own. Critical needs of the program include student-sized violins and clarinets.

The symphony’s educational activities include several different schools and programs in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, and instruments will be used to help fulfill the need of band and orchestra programs at programs within the community.

People can earn a tax deduction by donating. Donations can be made at symphony concerts or at the group’s ticket kiosk at 301 S. Tryon St. Find more information at the symphony’s website, www.charlottesymphony.org, or call 704-972-2000.

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