GCS Gift of Music Update

Editor’s Note: Caption for the photo attached – These are some of the instruments received at Moore Music for the Guilford County Schools Gift of Giving campaign.

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For Immediate Release: December 6, 2017

Contact: Tina Firesheets (336) 370-8307
Media Desk (336) 574-5730

Unused Instruments Gain New Life Through Gift of Music
The district’s Giving Tuesday campaign continues to draw instruments and donations

Greensboro, N.C. – On Nov. 28, GCS asked for donations of gently used band instruments and monetary donations toward the purchase of instruments for school music programs – and the community responded.

The Gift of Music campaign launched on Giving Tuesday. To date, 97 instruments have been donated, and $4,000 raised. The sum value of all donations is about $25,000.

GCS Fine Arts Director Nathan Street said the community was extremely generous, and that the community partners (Moore Music and the High Point Area Arts Council) played a huge role in the campaign’s success.

“We thoroughly enjoyed speaking with so many wonderful community members and hearing their stories of how music impacted their lives or their children’s lives,” Street said.

Al Stephens, owner of Moore Music Company, said the response to the campaign continues to be strong.

“Many of the donors expressed sincere gratitude to have had the opportunity to donate their instruments for others to enjoy,” he said. “We look forward to the time when the instruments are once again making music.”

Financial contributions can still be made to support GCS music program. Go to www.k12paymentcenter and search for Guilford County Schools. Tax-deductible donations will be accepted through Dec. 31.

About Guilford County Schools
Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina, the 47th largest of more than 14,000 in the United States, and serves more than 73,000 PK-12 students at 126 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, GCS works in partnership with parents, businesses, colleges and the community to deliver an education that connects student interests and skills with the careers and economy of our future here and around the world. We provide educational choices to meet individual student needs in a culturally diverse citizenship and new opportunities to help our students Soar to Greatness. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.gcsnc.com.

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