NORTH COUNTRY, NY (WWTI) – The Orchestra of Northern New York is partnering with the performing arts community HarmoNNY to host an Instrument Player.
The organizations are asking individuals to bring gently used musical instruments to the ONNY concert at 3 p.m. on April 3 at First Presbyterian Church. The event will benefit HormoNNY’s Instrument Lending Library.
Those who bring an instrument will benefit from a $5 discount on the purchase of their ticket for the concert. People who do not wish to attend the concert are always encouraged to drop off any used instruments they are willing to donate.
The Instrument Lending Library was started when HarmoNNY discovered that some schools did not have enough instruments available for students to learn to play. The organization’s president, Joseph Foy, said donating instruments is a way for residents to give back to the musical community.
“Because HarmoNNY works with all local school districts, an instrument donation to the lending library is a great way to ensure your instrument has a lasting positive impact in your community,” Foy said.
The lending library serves students in the school districts of Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. Library inventory is available for adults and children and can be found on the organization website.