Donate Used Instruments to Dothan City Schools

By: Muriel Bailey Email
By: Muriel Bailey Email

DOTHAN, AL---Adrian Broughton wants all students who are interested in music to get a fair shot in his band at Honeysuckle Middle School.
However finances sometimes get in the way of that opportunity.

"A lot of times they think well the school will provide the instruments for us but that's not really the case," explained Broughton.

To make that a possibility the annual concert series, "Music By Moonlight" is teaming up with "Adopt a School Dothan."

"What we want you to do is to clean out your closets and bring those used band Instruments that are there from when you were in high school or your kids , bring those to the concerts and donate those," said Adopt a School Dothan Program Director LaVonda Gosselin

Those instruments will be divided among all dothan city schools.

"If you've gone to a football game on a friday night, our bands seem to be shrinking and shrinking and shrinking," added Gosselin.

Broughton says that shrinkage doesn't represent student interest.

"What you find a lot of times is that kids and parents really want to be involved in music especially in middle school and everyone doesn't have the money to go spend on an instrument."

Band directors say every instrument is welcome and the condition of it doesn't matter.

"If you got an old instrument in your closet, whether it's broken you don't think it works, it looks bad whatever we'd love to have it," explained Broughton.

So while you're heading out to enjoy some music, go ahead and give a kid a chance to play some.

The concerts are free.
They're at Landmark park June 14th and 28th.
For more information on times and performances click the "4 More Info" tab.

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