Gasparilla Music Festival Welcomes Musical Instrument Commission
RIVERVIEW, Florida, April 15, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Gasparilla Music Foundation (GMF) and its Recycled Tunes program organize a Musical Instrument Drive to benefit Hillsborough County schools on April 17 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Winthrop Pop-Up Market in Riverview. GMF will accept new and lightly used instruments in exchange for a FREE ticket to the Gasparilla Music Festival 2021 which will take place in October. Volunteers will be on site for easy drop-off, curbside and contactless.
Instruments received by Recycled Tunes are refurbished (if necessary), cleaned and adjusted then delivered to Title 1 schools in Hillsborough County. The program also provides music classrooms with repairs, equipment and other supplies such as ropes, sticks and bows. In 2020, Recycled Tunes delivered more than 595 instruments and equipment to 41 classrooms supporting more than 2,000 children. Although there is a need for a wide range of instruments, the current priority needs of Recycled Tunes are brass, woodwinds and stringed instruments.
“Our music classrooms and teachers are feeling disproportionately hard because of the pandemic, and with further budget cuts looming, things could get worse before they get better,” said David cox, Managing Director of FMV. “That instrument in your closet collecting dust could change the course of a child’s life.”
WHAT: Recycled Tunes Musical Instrument Player
OR: Winthrop Pop-Up Market | 11349 avenue Bloomingdale | Riverview, Florida 33578
WHEN: Saturday April 17 | 9 am-2pm
Special shows by
11:00 Judy Anne Jackson
NOON Ken apperson
The Gasparilla Music Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 2011 that produces the Gasparilla Music Festival. The foundation works year round to support music education through its Recycled Tunes program and to promote local musicians through its GMF Productions program. The foundation receives support from its membership program, Higher Ground. For more information on how to become a member, visit www.higherground2021.com
(Photos available on request)
SOURCE Gasparilla Musical Foundation