Instrumental Partners


Do you have a gently-used orchestra or band instrument you are no longer using? Some schools don’t have enough instruments to go around and many students can’t afford to rent or buy instruments, but you can help! Drop off your instrument at our studios, 619 south 4th street, weekdays 8:30am-5:30pm or we can find a volunteer to pick it up. We will repair it and put it in the hands of a local student in need. For questions call 502-814-6565 or email  If you are a teacher outside of JCPS please SUBMIT your school’s current instrument needs.

Donate your used instrument to 90.5 WUOL 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. 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’d like to participate in 90.5 WUOL’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 or you may choose to buy a new instrument on a school’s wish list.

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 today.

 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 (pianos are not accepted)


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


  • Drumsets
  • Snare drums with stands


  • Basses
  • Cellos
  • Violas
  • Violins


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

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


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