Many students are already learning to play an instrument in school, a skill that will help enrich their lives. For many students, renting or purchasing an instrument is unaffordable. You, your family or your friends might be able to help a student. If you have an instrument gathering dust in a closet or in the attic, consider donating it through Craven Concerts to a student who otherwise would never have the opportunity to play. We then take the instrument to Fuller’s Music for an appraisal and estimate of the cost to refurbish it. We will provide you a written estimate of its worth for tax purposes. The instrument is tuned, polished, and brought back to life, using the funds from the above grants. It is then donated to the Craven County School system for student use. The school determines the deserving child who receives the instrument.
Instruments to be donated may be dropped off at Mitchell's Hardware, Craven County Board of Education, River Bend Town Hall, Realo in Bridgeton and Fuller Music. We have had 31 band instruments donated as of April 1, 2017.
If you have an instrument to donate, please call (252)637-1119 and leave a message, or if you have any questions about the program you may call Irv Joffee at 772-8142.