Musical Instruments Collection

  • October 01, 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Woman's Club of Albany

Donate Your Used Musical Instruments; Benefit Children in Need

WCA -- Sunday, Oct. 1 -- 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Woman's Club of Albany is partnering with Vanguard-Inc.-ASO, the volunteer wing of the Albany Symphony Orchestra, to host a used musical instrument drive.

 This drive benefits hundreds of public school children whose families cannot afford the expensive rental or purchase fees. Unfortunately, 13 local school districts frequently lack sufficient instruments for all the students who yearn to play them. 

Your tax-deductible donation gives these eager, music-loving students the priceless opportunity not only to study music in depth, but  also to play in their school orchestras or bands. Their teachers have told us that these youngsters' grades and attendance often rise as they hone their musical skills. In addition, they develop self-discipline, confidence and pride, acquire many crucial life skills, and best of all, experience intense joy and fulfillment playing beautiful music with their peers.

To date, 757 long-dormant instruments have been collected, donated, and brought back to life in the hands of these young musicians.

     For further information, contact Jill Rifkin, chair, Instruments for Students, Vanguard, Albany Symphony Orchestra. Thank you!

The Woman's Club of Albany

725 Madison Avenue • Albany • New York • 12208


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