Instrumental Partners

Learning and playing music makes the world a better place. Empower more kids like Charles Brinson to make a change in the world by donating your used instrument to Classical 90.5’s Instrumental Partners.

Do you have a gently-used orchestra or band instrument you are no longer using? If you do, you can help our community’s students. Some schools don’t have enough instruments to go around, and many students can’t afford to rent or buy instruments. Classical 90.5 is working in conjunction with public schools in Jefferson, Oldham, Floyd, Clark, Bullitt, Shelby, Hardin, Harrison, and Spencer Counties in Kentucky and Southern Indiana to place instruments in the hands of deserving students.

URGENT! Current Instrument Needs for outside JCPS: Bass Clarinets,  French Horns, 3/4-size Cellos, 1/2-size Bass, full size Cellos, Flutes, Clarinets, Trumpets, Trombones, Tuba, saxophones.

*If you are a teacher outside of JCPS please email with your school’s current instrument needs.

Donate your used instrument to Classical 90.5 and 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.

If you’d like to participate in Classical 90.5’s Instrumental Partners project, but don’t have an instrument to donate, you can still help by making a monetary donation to the Programming Fund, designated for Instrumental Partners. These funds will be used to help repair instruments that other listeners donate.

 More information and stories about how Instrumental Partners is changing lives 

All kinds of band and orchestra instruments are always needed in student sizes and full-sizes:


  • Baritones
  • Cornets
  • French Horns
  • Sousaphones
  • Trombones
  • Trumpets
  • Tubas


  • Drumsets
  • Snare drums with stands


  • Basses
  • Cellos
  • Violas
  • Violins


  • Bassoons
  • Clarinets
  • Flutes
  • Oboes
  • Piccolos
  • Saxophones

Help a child discover the joy of music by participating in Classical 90.5’s Instrumental Partners project. Call (502) 814-6500 to learn how you can participate in this important program.

You may also email us your name, address and phone number, along with a description of the instrument you’d like to donate. Volunteers are available to come to your home to pick up the instrument if needed. If you are a teacher outside of JCPS please email your school’s current instrument needs.

Instrumental Partners is sponsored by PNC Wealth Management and The Robert and Clarita Whitney Fund. Instrument repairs by Miles Ahead Music and Mark Edwards Violins.


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