Hurricanes Katrina and Rita left musicians, music teachers and
without many of the tools they desperately need to rebuild lives
programs in the hardest hit areas of the Gulf Coast. Homes,
lives are destroyed and changed forever, and in many cases familiar
routines and the possibilities of what could have been are lost for
Instrument Aid hopes to assist in schools, private studios, and in
lives of young musicians in the Gulf Coast region by replacing
in schools and private studios in the coming months/years.
Through partnerships with instrument manufacturers, music stores
industry organizations such as The Mister Hollands Opus Foundation,
Percussive Arts Society (PAS) and the Percussion Marketing Council
we are collecting instruments for donation. Every donation will be
towards the purchase or replacement of instruments and vital
needed by schools, teachers and students in the Gulf Coast region.
Although this is a long term effort we are currently working on
a strategic plan of action and infrastructure for Instrument Aid.
should be up and running within a week and
that will be used as a center for updates, donations and pertinent
information and resources. Until the Instrument Aid web site goes
for updates and a contact point. This is the
web site for Progressive Music Center, whose founder, Billy Cuthrell,
overseeing Instrument Aid at this time.
How can you help right now?
We are in need of drop-off donation sites around the country.
sites can be music studios, music stores and school band rooms. If
would like to volunteer a donation site please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.
If you have an instrument to donate please hold on to it at this
Once we have a list of donation spots we will post that on
Instrument Aid is in the beginning stages of this operation, so we
in this together from the start. If you have questions or would
volunteer your energy and time, please email email@example.com
check Drum Radio at
often for updates as well.
Progressive Music Center
A Division of Progressive Percussion Drum Studios, Inc.