Instrument Drive


With the help of our partners at Sam Ash Music Stores, Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, and the NYC Dept. of Education, WQXR asked people to donate their gently used instruments which would then be repaired and distributed to public schools throughout the five boroughs. With the support of our community and sponsors, they hoped to collect 1,000 instruments. The drive was successful beyond their wildest dreams. Over 2,000 generous music lovers joined in the effort and donated nearly 3,000 instruments.