Bringing Music to Life instrument drive!
Beginning March 13th, you can bring your gently-used band or orchestra instrument to Twist & Shout!
Donating that band or orchestra instrument you no longer play can make a profound difference in a child’s life. Learning to play an instrument teaches valuable life skills, boosts confidence and self-esteem.
Frequently Asked Questions
What instruments are needed?
We welcome donations of band and orchestra instruments, including strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion and guitars. With the exception of upright pianos and organs, we accept all instruments in good condition.
My instrument needs a tune up. Can I still donate it?
Yes. Almost all instruments need some work so they are in the best, playable condition when schools receive them. The Colorado Institute of Musical Instrument Technology (CIOMIT) repairs donated instruments for us at a greatly reduced cost.
Is my donation tax deductible?
After the instrument has been appraised, Bringing Music to Life will send a formal thank you letter with the appraised value of your instrument that you can use for tax purposes. Your donation will be tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.
Who will receive my instrument?
The majority of donated instruments go to Title One Colorado schools that have underfunded music education programs.
Click here to learn more.
Bringing Music to Life is a project of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center
Donate Your Instrument:
Twist & Shout
2508 E. Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
Mon – Sat 10-9 | Sun 10-6