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WOSU Replay: Give the Gift of Music

Jun 22, 2019

Replay is back – bigger and better than ever! Classical 101 in partnership with Music Columbus and CD102.5 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.

New and gently used musical instruments, gear and accessories will be refurbished by Columbus Public Schools and distributed to students for use in school music programs.

WOSU Replay Instrument Drive
July 8–13, 2019

WOSU Public Media
Fawcett Center
2400 Olentangy River Road

 

CD102.5
1036 S. Front Street

 

Hours:
Monday–Friday 9am–5pm
Saturday 10am–4pm (WOSU only)

Supporting music education is an important mission for Classical 101, CD102.5 and Music Columbus. Everyone's life is enhanced by music, and studies show children who participate in music programs perform better both academically and socially. Unfortunately, not all young people in Columbus have access to a musical instrument.

WOSU's Replay instrument drive helps offset the difficulties music educators have in finding adequate resources for their programs.

Q: How do I donate?

A: Anyone wishing to donate a new or gently used instrument may drop it off the week of July 8–13 at WOSU Public Media’s Fawcett Center offices (2400 Olentangy River Road) or the offices of CD102.5 (1036 S. Front Street). Monday–Friday 9am–5pm; Saturday 10am–4pm (WOSU only).

Q: Why are you doing an instrument drive?
A:
Classical 101 in partnership with Music Columbus and CD 102.5 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. Teachers need instruments just like any other school supply. Your generous donation helps a Columbus Public School student participate in a music program.

Q: OK, I donated an instrument. Where will it end up?
A:
All donated instruments, gear and musical accessories are given to Columbus City Schools. CCS refreshes the instruments and distributes them to students to use in music programs for the upcoming school year.

Q: Are there any instruments you cannot take?
A:
For sanitary reasons, items such as used reeds, harmonicas and recorders cannot be accepted. We cannot accept sheet music. At this time, we cannot accept pianos, timpani or other large instruments that are not portable by hand. 

Q: Is my donation tax deductible?
A:
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.

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

Q: If I am not able to donate an instrument, are there other ways I can support the instrument drive?
A: Yes! We always appreciate a monetary donation to support Classical 101 and the work we do to provide around-the-clock classical music programming to Central Ohio.

You can share information about the Replay! instrument drive with your friends, family and co-workers. Share on social with#replay101. Download this flyer, print it out and share it at your local church, coffee shop, library or rec center.

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