Find Your Music Match

Please use the resource below to identify music needs in your community. If you find a match, contact the educator listed in the post directly. All match inquiries are to be directed to the educator requesting the needs. Take Note Colorado is unable to respond to match inquiries.

If you are interested in donating a used instrument, please ensure that it is in good usable condition or have it repaired/refurbished before you donate it. Instruments in poor condition make it difficult to perform and are often frustrating for the learner.

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Carreer Education Center (CEC)Contact:ChristopherGuillotEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(303) 910-53592650 Eliot Street
Denver 80211
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Description of the music need:

We need some instruments to record! Also would like to start a Rock Band class or club. Would also like to start a percussion ensemble.

We need:
  • Guest musicians in class
  • Instruments
Instrument Types
  • Concert/Jazz Percussion
  • Modern Band
Concert/Jazz Percussion
  • Mallets: Marimba
  • Mallets: Other
  • Auxiliary Percussion
  • Drumset
Modern Band
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric Guitar
  • Electric Bass
  • Ukulele
  • Drumset
  • Cajon
How many of each instrument?

Mallets: Marimba
Mallets: Other
Auxiliary Percussion
Drumset Acoustic Guitar
Electric Guitar
Electric Bass
Ukulele
Drumset
Cajon

Alsup ElementaryContact:SarahEhlyEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(303) 853-57257101 Birch Street
Commerce City 80022
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Description of the music need:

We are starting a modern band program and have keyboards and Orff instruments to spare, but no other instruments! We need the basic instruments to get started and stands/guitar hangers to store them.

We need:
  • Instruments
Instrument Types
  • Modern Band
Modern Band
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric Guitar
  • Electric Bass
  • Ukulele
  • Drumset
How many of each instrument?

Acoustic Guitar-10
Electric Guitar-2 with amps
Electric Bass-1 with amp
Ukulele-25
Drumset- 1 electronic/digital

John H AmesseContact:ScottSlayEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(850) 261-59545440 Scranton St
Denver 80239
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Description of the music need:

I would like resources and maybe a performance at my school to support the creation and growth of our new modern band program.

We need:
  • Guest musicians in class
  • Instruments
  • Volunteering in a music class
Instrument Types
  • Modern Band
Modern Band
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric Bass
  • Ukulele
  • Cajon
How many of each instrument?

Acoustic Guitar 10
Electric Bass 2
Ukulele 5
Cajon 5

Escuela de GuadalupeContact:AdamRamirezEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(303) 964-0816660 Julian St.
Denver 80204
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Description of the music need:

Escuela was founded in 1999 in North Denver as a response to the community’s frustration high dropout rates and increasingly frequent incidents of youth violence and teen pregnancy. Today, we are located in southwest Denver and are proud to serve a diverse body of bilingual, multicultural learners from across the socioeconomic spectrum. By making high quality, culturally-relevant education financially accessible to families through the Denver metro area, Escuela works hard to ensure that every child has the opportunity to reach his or her full potential regardless of their economic status.

At Escuela de Guadalupe, we believe that music education and expression have far reaching benefits—from improving academic performance, to developing motor skills and fostering a spirit of creativity and cultural awareness. After 19 years of serving grades K-5, we recently expanded our program to include middle school. A donation of the musical instruments listed above would enable us to provide our middle school students—most of whom come from families without the resources to participate in extracurricular activities like music lessons—with engaging music classes, as well as after school programming.

We need:
  • Guest musicians in class
  • Instruments
Instrument Types
  • Orchestral Strings
  • Modern Band
Orchestral Strings
  • Violin
Modern Band
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Keyboard/Synthesizer
How many of each instrument?

Violin (12
medium)
Acoustic Guitar (12
medium)
Keyboard/Synthesizer (12
small)
Xylophone (6)

Rifle Middle SchoolContact:JacobMahowaldEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(970) 665-7663753 Railroad Ave
Rifle, CO 81650
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Description of the music need:

Our school doesn't have any working euphoniums (we do have one, but it is close to beyond-repair), and I'd love to have at least three so that I can fill in the low brass section of my bands. I would also like to start a pep band / marching band, which means it would be nice to have a sousaphone. Finally, we do not have a marimba or vibraphone for our program---I have missed these color instruments already, and it would be very nice to fill in my percussion section for the coming years.

We need:
  • Instruments
Instrument Types
  • Brass
  • Concert/Jazz Percussion
Brass
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
Concert/Jazz Percussion
  • Mallets: Marimba
  • Mallets: Vibraphone
How many of each instrument?

Euphonium - 3
Sousaphone - 1
Mallets: Marimba - 1
Mallets: Vibraphone - 1

Jennifer StineContact:JenniferStineEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(720) 886-700614188 East Briarwood Avenue
http://www.cherrycreekschools.org/Pages/default.as
Centennial 80112
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Description of the music need:

Cherry Creek School District’s Prairie Middle and Overland High are situated on the same campus and are two of the most diverse schools in the state of Colorado. Prairie has more than 1,760 students who come from 70 countries and speak 40 languages. Demographics of students are: 38% Hispanic, 25% Black, 24% White, and 13% Mixed Race or Other. Additionally, 71% receive free or reduced lunch indicating a high percentage of students whose families are either at or below the federal poverty level threshold. Overland has 2,400 students in grades ninth through12th with: 28% African-American, 37% Hispanic, 23% Caucasian, and 12% multiracial, or other. Over 200 students receive English Language Support and 63% of the students receive free or reduced lunch at Overland.

Unfortunately, the district continually faces historic underfunding from the state of Colorado of $50 million annually, leaving the orchestra and band departments at Prairie Middle School and Overland High School without adequate resources to clean and repair their 30+ year old instruments, let alone purchase new ones. Currently, 170 students are enrolled in orchestra and 200 students in the band at Prairie. Overland has 130 students in orchestra and 185 in band.

The student fees to rent instruments, which would only partially cover the cleaning, repair, and upkeep costs are a partial fee of $40 at Prairie and a full fee of $80 at Overland. This fee largely goes unpaid as the students’ families cannot afford the cost. This year, only five middle and high school students in both schools’ orchestra and band classes have paid the fees to rent instruments from the schools.

Overland’s orchestra alone entails 130 instruments and cost $80 each year to repair and clean, which comes to $10,400 and band would cost $14,800 ($25,200 total). At Prairie, 170 orchestra instruments would cost $13,600 and band would cost $16,000 ($29,600 total). The teacher’s budgets of around $4,000 each, combined with multiple fundraisers, are far from what is needed to cover these necessary services for the old and worn instruments. Purchasing new equipment is not even considered as a possibility.

The teachers do what they can to clean and repair the instruments, which involves basic cleaning and most frequently duct taping, and supergluing instruments as the “fix.” As a result, the instructors have observed many students becoming frustrated and losing interest and quitting due to a lack of success with the instruments that are in disrepair and not working properly. This is an unfortunate situation for disadvantaged and often overlooked and under involved students who would otherwise gain from the inclusivity and sense of accomplishment that band and orchestra offer. Additional lost opportunities include missing out on the known academic benefits of playing an instrument as well as improved time management, memory, concentration, and exposure to cultural history.

The instructors indicate that most youth who are successful with an instrument and stick with it through eighth grade are likely to maintain participation in either band or orchestra through high school because it becomes a part of their identity. Having quality instruments to begin with greatly contributes toward students having success and committing to music. Ideally, the schools’ would like to replace their 30-plus year old instruments so students have a chance to work with ones that are properly functioning. The following projected expenses are associated with the cost of purchasing new working instruments, equipment, and uniforms (for Overland High School). The schools will also accept used, properly functioning instruments.

We need:
  • Instruments
  • Instrument repair
Instrument Types
  • Brass
  • Orchestral Strings
Brass
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba
Orchestral Strings
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Bass
How many of each instrument?

Trumpet - 5
Tuba - 8
Violin - 50
Viola - 20
Cello - 20
Bass - 7

DSST: College View High SchoolContact:JoseCampuzanoEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(720) 257-37873111 W Dartmouth Ave
Denver 80236
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Description of the music need:

I am directing a music arranging class with an average of about twenty students per trimester. We have a total of seven instruments for the entire class. The goal each trimester is for students to pick a song in their respective genre group and they spend class time (estimated 40 mins) learning their song bit by bit to perform for their peers at their Electives Showcase at the end of each trimester.

We need:
  • Instruments
Instrument Types
  • Concert/Jazz Percussion
  • Modern Band
Concert/Jazz Percussion
  • Auxiliary Percussion
Modern Band
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Keyboard/Synthesizer
  • Cajon
How many of each instrument?

Auxiliary Percussion- Any small instruments like tambourines
triangles
shakers
cowbells
Acoustic Guitar - 3 to 4
Keyboard/Synthesizer - 2 to 3
Cajon 1 or 2

Northridge High SchoolContact:WendyNurtonEmail hidden; Javascript is required.100 71st Ave
Greeley 80631
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Description of the music need:

We are a ~70% minority school in a high refugee and migrant area. 50% of our students are free and reduced lunch and cannot afford to rent instruments. I am the new director of Performing Arts and was left with the vast majority of my instruments not in working order. I do not have enough instruments to put in the hands of students who need them

We need:
  • Accompaniment
  • Instruments
  • Instrument repair
Specify an instrument(s) for accompanimentChoir Performances
Instrument Types
  • Brass
  • Woodwinds
  • Orchestral Strings
Brass
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
Woodwinds
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Oboe
Orchestral Strings
  • Viola
How many of each instrument?

Trumpet - 4
Trombone -4
Euphonium - 4
Flute - 3
Clarinet -4
Alto Saxophone - 7
Oboe - 4
Viola -1

Charles Hay World SchoolContact:AbbyJayneEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(303) 761-24331221 E Eastman Ave.
Englewood 80113
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Description of the music need:

Modern Band is a new school based music program that utilizes popular music as its central canon. Modern band teaches students to perform the music they know and love and to compose and improvise. Styles that are studied include rock, pop, reggae, hip-hop, rhythm & blues, electronic dance music, and other contemporary styles as they emerge. Modern Band also utilizes (but is not limited to) the musical instruments that are common to these genres: guitar, bass, drums, piano, voice and technology. We are very fortunate to have some instruments that were donated to our classroom; however, they do not have the accessories that go with them for the instrument to function at its fullest potential. The Electric Guitar amp, Electric Bass amp, Keyboard/Synthesizer (6), Cajon (1) large, Drumsticks (20 pairs), Tablets (Chromebooks would work well for our music classroom) would be extremely helpful for our students when practicing and performing in their modern bands.

We need:
  • Instruments
  • Other
Instrument Types
  • Modern Band
Modern Band
  • Electric Guitar
  • Electric Bass
  • Keyboard/Synthesizer
  • Cajon
How many of each instrument?

Electric Guitar amp
Electric Bass amp
Keyboard/Synthesizer (6)
Cajon (1) large
Drumsticks (20 pairs)
Tablets (Chromebooks would work well for our music classroom)

Denver Science and TechnologyContact:RobynDinoEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(303) 880-61982000 Valencia street
Denver 80238
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Description of the music need:

We have a very limited budget and some older guitars that need attention and are also hard for the kids to play. Our goal is to have a working guitar in every learners hands.

We need:
  • Guest musicians in class
  • Instruments
  • Instrument repair
Instrument Types
  • Modern Band
Modern Band
  • Acoustic Guitar
How many of each instrument?

Acoustic Guitar- 6
plus continual repair
restringing
and maitenence

Kathy AzariContact:KathyAzariEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(970) 405-88294324 9th Street
Greeley 80634
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Description of the music need:

we have a music requirement at Brentwood middle school, however, we are at a loss for instruments.

We need:
  • Instruments
  • Instrument repair
  • Performance space for concerts
  • Volunteering in a music class
Instrument Types
  • Brass
  • Woodwinds
  • Concert/Jazz Percussion
  • Orchestral Strings
Brass
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • French Horn
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
Woodwinds
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Baritone Saxophone
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon
Concert/Jazz Percussion
  • Bass Drum
  • Timpani
Orchestral Strings
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Bass
How many of each instrument?

Trumpet
Trombone
French Horn
Euphonium
Tuba Flute
Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Oboe
Bassoon Bass Drum
Timpani Violin
Viola
Cello
Bass

Sterling High SchoolContact:AnnetteLambrechtEmail hidden; Javascript is required.407 W. Broadway
Sterling 80751
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Description of the music need:

We have a full music department with a very limited budget. We are struggling with aging instruments, chairs and music stands.

We need:
  • Accompaniment
  • Guest musicians in class
  • Instruments
  • Instrument repair
  • Volunteering in a music class
  • Other
Specify an instrument(s) for accompanimentPiano and Percussion
Instrument Types
  • Brass
  • Woodwinds
  • Concert/Jazz Percussion
  • Orchestral Strings
  • Modern Band
  • Elementary Needs
  • Other
Brass
  • French Horn
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
Woodwinds
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Baritone Saxophone
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon
Concert/Jazz Percussion
  • Timpani
  • Auxiliary Percussion
  • Drumset
Orchestral Strings
  • Bass
Modern Band
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Keyboard/Synthesizer
  • Ukulele
  • Drumset
Elementary Needs
  • Orff Instruments
  • Curricular Resources
Other
  • Microphones
  • P.A. Equipment
  • Tablets
Instrument and/or Classroom Accessories

Music Stands and new chairs for music classes

How many of each instrument?

At least one

Carmel Middle SchoolContact:Paul DeNardoEmail hidden; Javascript is required.1740 Pepperwood Drive
Colorado Springs 80910
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Description of the music need:

We have a brand new music program this year and have been making great progress with donated instruments however we are in need of repairs, volunteers and people to help with sectional lessons. We have a healthy budget for next year however it will not cover cleaning and repairs.

We need:
  • Guest musicians in class
  • Instruments
  • Instrument repair
  • Volunteering in a music class
Instrument Types
  • Woodwinds
Woodwinds
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Oboe
How many of each instrument?

Alto Saxophone
Oboe

Mackintosh AcademyContact:Sharon MuenchEmail hidden; Javascript is required.7018 S Prince St
Littleton 80120
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Description of the music need:

Any Orff instruments, resonator bells, hand drums, ukulele, or percussion instruments would be greatly appreciated. All 115 of our students participant in music class throughout the year and we do not have enough of any instrument for a class set.

We need:
  • Instruments
  • Performance space for concerts
Instrument Types
  • Elementary Needs
Elementary Needs
  • Orff Instruments
  • Curricular Resources
  • Other
How many of each instrument?

Orff Instruments
Curricular Resources
Other (drums
ukulele
boomwackers)

North High SchoolContact:Allison DavisEmail hidden; Javascript is required.2960 Speer Blvd
Denver 80221
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Description of the music need:

The North Instrumental Music Department is seeking volunteers and guest artists to work with our band, jazz, band, drumline, and orchestra. We would love to have any local musicians come out to work with the students here at North. We are also in need of some physical equipment, such as a baritone saxophone, bass guitar, and guitar amp cables. We welcome any instrument, music, or equipment donations you may have to offer. Thank you for your considerations, and thank you for supporting music in our schools!

We need:
  • Guest musicians in class
  • Instruments
  • Volunteering in a music class
Instrument Types
  • Woodwinds
  • Modern Band
  • Other
Woodwinds
  • Baritone Saxophone
Modern Band
  • Electric Bass
Other
  • P.A. Equipment
How many of each instrument?

1 Baritone Saxophone
1 Electric Bass
5-10 Guitar Amplifier Cables

Denver Language SchoolContact:Camilla ModesittEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(303) 557-0852451 Newport Street
Denver 80202
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Description of the music need:

DLS is a K-8 charter school with 750 students (next year we are projected to have 825). We are committed to educating the whole child, which includes, among other things, offering music regularly. In this effort, we provide music to all our students every week (or twice a week, depending on the schedule). Our K-5 students have music education with a dedicated music teacher, using the McGraw Hill Music Studio curriculum. Our grades 6-8 students enjoy a variety of music electives; jazz band, band, orchestra, guitar, jazz guitar, and choir. We are proud to offer music education to our students, and our students LOVE music. But a music program is a considerable cost to our already underfunded school, and we do not want to pass the cost on to families. Our teachers are using old and broken instruments, instruments that they have purchased with their own money, or sometimes event their own instruments. In most cases, they only have one or two instruments for a class of 30 students. Access to more instruments would help improve the student's experience and maximize engagement. For the teacher, more instruments would make classroom management easier and instruction more meaningful. Assistance from Take Note in the form of new instruments would help our music teachers significantly.

We need:
  • Instruments
Instrument Types
  • Concert/Jazz Percussion
Concert/Jazz Percussion
  • Mallets: Xylophone
  • Mallets: Chimes
  • Auxiliary Percussion
How many of each instrument?

Mallets: Xylophone
Mallets: Chimes
Auxiliary Percussion

Denver North High SchoolContact:Katy LushmanEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(720) 423-27002960 N Speer Blvd
Denver 80211
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Description of the music need:

Denver North High School is always in need of volunteers and guest artists to work with our students. We have found that student engagement increases when they are learning a wide variety of music styles, and so we welcome music artists of all genres to work with our kids. We have students interested in styles ranging from Mariachi to hip-hop and everything in between. We also have a Music Production class and welcome volunteers and guest artists who have knowledge of Ableton and other music production software. Volunteers with a more traditional choral background are always needed to lead sectionals with the choirs, give private voice instruction, and help with the male changing voice. We are a Title I school and less than 5% of our students can afford private music lessons, so this help goes a long way! Thank you for your consideration.

We need:
  • Guest musicians in class
  • Performance space for concerts
  • Volunteering in a music class
TimberlineContact:Tung PhamEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(303) 772-7900233 East Mountain View Ave.
Longmont 80504
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Description of the music need:

Growing music program in need of resources.

We need:
  • Instruments
Instrument Types
  • Woodwinds
  • Orchestral Strings
  • Modern Band
  • Mariachi
Woodwinds
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Baritone Saxophone
  • Bassoon
Orchestral Strings
  • Violin
Modern Band
  • Acoustic Guitar
Mariachi
  • Guitarron
  • Vihuela
How many of each instrument?

3 Alto Saxophone
3 Tenor Saxophone
1 Baritone Saxophone
2 Bassoon
10 Violin
5 Acoustic Guitar 3 Guitarron
3 Vihuela

Skyline High SchoolContact:Priscilla ArasakiEmail hidden; Javascript is required.600 East Mountain View Ave
Longmont 80504
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Description of the music need:

Skyline High School has a growing Orchestra program. As we get more students involved in the program, our need for instruments also increases. The majority of the students in the program borrow an instrument from the school, which is why our demand continues to grow. The majority of the students do not take private lessons, so guest clinicians that can offer individual lesson or sectional time would also be greatly appreciated to help raise the performance quality of the group.

We need:
  • Guest musicians in class
  • Instruments
  • Volunteering in a music class
Instrument Types
  • Orchestral Strings
Orchestral Strings
  • Violin
  • Cello
How many of each instrument?

Violin (5)
Cello (2)

Trevista ElementaryContact:Mila HossainEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(516) 408-83554130 Navajo St
Denver 80211
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Description of the music need:

The City Year team at Trevista Elementary is seeking support with an enrichment program focused on Music. Trevista is unable to provide music classes for its students due to budgetary restrictions therefore, the City Year team is hoping to provide that experience. We would very much appreciate any kind of support Take A Note could provide, including but not limited to: instruments/resources, guests to come in and teach our students, performers, etc.

We need:
  • Guest musicians in class
  • Instruments
  • Volunteering in a music class
  • Other
Instrument Types
  • Elementary Needs
Elementary Needs
  • Recorders
  • Orff Instruments
  • Curricular Resources
  • Other
How many of each instrument?

For 20 students:
Recorders
Orff Instruments
Curricular Resources
Other

Westminster Academy for International StudiesContact:Amanda PearoEmail hidden; Javascript is required.7842 Irving Street
Westminster 80030
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Description of the music need:

We are seeking international instruments from any country. We have a small number that circulate throughout the district but we are looking for donated instruments that can live at our school for international studies. Instruments do not necessarily need to be playable but we'd love to have a selection for children to touch so they can gain some concrete experience.

We need:
  • Instruments
Instrument Types
  • Other
Greeley West High School/Chappelow K-8Contact:Tom NugentEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(970) 412-00502401 35th Ave
Greeley 80634
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Description of the music need:

We have a bass that is in need of repair, but budget prohibits getting it fixed. We also have a few students sharing violas and violins between the three Orchestras and would love to allow students (free and reduced lunch) to be able to have full access to them!

We need:
  • Instruments
  • Instrument repair
Instrument Types
  • Orchestral Strings
Orchestral Strings
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Bass
How many of each instrument?

Violin- 3
Viola- 3
Bass-1

Aurora Central High SchoolContact:James JensenEmail hidden; Javascript is required.11700 E 11th Ave
Aurora 80010
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Description of the music need:

Hello! I am the Instrumental Music Director at Aurora Central High School in north Aurora, Colorado. Last year, we started a new class focused on teaching students modern band instruments like guitar, bass, drumset, and keyboard.

Due to the popularity of this class, we have maxed out the number of students that can participate and play each day. Your donation would help put an instrument in the hands of a passionate young person and make a big difference in their life.

Thank you for your help in making sure that every student in Colorado Chas access to a great music program!

We need:
  • Instruments
Instrument Types
  • Modern Band
Modern Band
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric Guitar
  • Drumset
  • Cajon
How many of each instrument?

6 Acoustic Guitar
2 Electric Guitar
1 Electric Drumset
1 Cajon

Laredo Child Development CenterContact:Jessica SmithEmail hidden; Javascript is required.(303) 363-04841420 Laredo St
Aurora 80011
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Description of the music need:

We are a preschool in Aurora Public Schools that serves 3-5 year old students. Because of the age of our students, it is difficult for us to leave our school. We work hard to bring enrichments to our school so our children have the opportunity to experience the world around them. We have strong connections within the community and would love the opportunity to bring music into our building. Our kids engage in music and movement throughout the day and this would be a wonderful extension to our curriculum.

We need:
  • Guest musicians in class
Green MountainContact:Carla HawleyEmail hidden; Javascript is required.13175 West Green Mountain Drive
Lakewood 80228
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Description of the music need:

Hi!
I am the director of the Orchestra for all of the Green Mountain Articulation area. That includes Green Mountain High School, Dunstan Middle School, and 5 elementary schools. We are in need of a handful of string instruments for students to play that cannot afford the rental/purchase fees of instruments. I am hoping to expand our orchestra program and the cost of instruments is prohibitive for some families. Thanks for your consideration!

We need:
  • Instruments
Instrument Types
  • Orchestral Strings
Orchestral Strings
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Bass
How many of each instrument?

Violin - 3
Viola -2
Cello - 2
Bass - 1