Since the beginning of Instrumental Partners in 2000, 90.5 WUOL has placed over 1,000 instruments in schools. In the past few years, alone, the program has placed over 200 instruments, valued at over $68,000, in local schools. This has resulted in fulfilling every instrument need in Jefferson County Public Schools for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years. We’ve even donated to surrounding counties and school districts.
Do you have a gently-used orchestra or band instrument you are no longer using? Bring it to us and we will repair your instrument to put it in the hands of a local student in need. Many schools don’t have enough instruments to go around and most students can’t afford to rent or buy instruments, but you can help! Don’t have an instrument? You can help by making a financial contribution for repairs or buy a new instrument on a school’s wish list by calling (502) 814-6565.
Unfortunately we do not accept pianos or similarly large instruments because of moving costs. If you are a teacher outside of JCPS please submit your school’s current instrument needs HERE. All donors can get a tax deduction, to the extent allowed by the I.R.S. If your instrument needs repair, our community partners include music stores that will assist with any repair and with delivering instruments to identified schools. Please note that under Internal Revenue Service regulations, you establish your own estimate of the fair market value for your instrument. A written appraisal is only necessary if you estimate the value of your instrument at $5,000 or more. If you have questions please call (502)814-6515 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Instrumental Partners program gives kids the chance to play music, but it’s even more inspirational when the kids we are giving to are hard at work to change the world themselves. See some of our impact below: