Replay: FAQs About Classical 101's Instrument Drive

Jun 22, 2018

When we launched Replay! — Classical 101's musical instrument drive — last summer, we were absolutely blown away by the community response.

About 170 people donated over 300 new and used instruments, which we collected and delivered to Columbus City Schools.

Classical 101 is once again collecting instruments for kids in Columbus school music programs. Music not only enriches lives; research also shows that children who study music perform better academically.

Musical instruments were meant to be played, so if you have one sitting around unused, help us get it into the hands of an aspiring young musician.

If your child has moved beyond their 3/4-size violin, or your old band trumpet has been consigned to the basement, let that instrument sing again!

Donate a new or used instrument — even strings, mouthpieces and reeds are needed — to help a young musician who might not otherwise have access to a quality instrument.

Drop off instruments at WOSU's offices in the Fawcett Center on Ohio State's campus the week of July 16 to 21 and help get kids ready for a new school year.

FAQs

How do I donate?
Last year, our collection times were limited to business hours. So this year, we decided to add a Saturday drop-off day for those who can't make it here during the week.

Our six-day collection takes place Monday, July 16 through Saturday, July 21, 2018. We're collecting new and gently used instruments at WOSU Public Media's offices from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

WOSU Public Media
2400 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Why are you doing an instrument drive?
WOSU Public Media and Classical 101 recognize the impact music can have on a young person's life. Children who participate in school music programs perform better academically and socially. Teachers need instruments like any other school supply — and it's usually harder to find a tuba than a pen.

I donated an instrument. Where will it end up?
We'll deliver donations to Columbus City Schools, where the instruments will be refreshed and then distributed to students to use in music programs for the 2018/2019 school year.

Are there any instruments you cannot take?
We will make sure every instrument finds a home.

At this time, we cannot accept pianos, timpani or other large instruments that are not portable by hand. Please contact us at classical101@wosu.org if you have a non-portable instrument, and we will try to connect you directly with an organization that may be able to use it.

For sanitary reasons, we cannot accept harmonicas and recorders.

We also cannot accept sheet music.

Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, WOSU Public Media is a nonprofit organization. You can print and fill out this form in advance of dropping off your instrument. Please provide some form of the estimated value of the instrument for your tax purposes.

How were Columbus City Schools selected?
Columbus City Schools were chosen as the benefactor of Replay! because the system has the largest reach and a centralized location for accepting donated instruments.

I am not able to donate an instrument. Are there other ways in which I can support the instrument drive?
Yes! You can always make a monetary donation to support Classical 101 and all of the work we do to provide around-the-clock classical music programming to Central Ohio.

You can also help us spread the word. Please share Replay! info with your friends, family and co-workers. Download this flyer, print it out and share it at your local church, coffee shop, library or recreation center. Use #Replay101 on all of your social media platforms!

Still have questions? Please call 614-292-9678 or send an email to classical101@wosu.org.