Instrumental Partners

Instrumental Partners is a donation and refurbishing program where we take gently used instruments, fix them, and give them to aspiring musicians in need. If you have a gently used instrument to donate please complete our DONATION FORM and we’ll be in contact.

“Most of the 8th graders started in the 6th grade on the instruments donated to us… The instruments gave them their start.” – Mr. Barton, Band Director

We’ve donated to Jefferson County Public Schools, New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation, Bullitt County School District, Shelby County Public Schools, and many more. If you are in need of instruments please request them via your district’s instructional lead or administrator. We work with Miles Ahead Music for repairs and often receive donations from Hungry For Music. We accept donations at Louisville Public Media, 619 S. 4th Street, Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, but keep up with our WUOL social media for events where we host collections at different sites. Unfortunately we do not accept pianos or similarly large instruments because of moving costs. All donors can get a tax deduction, to the extent allowed by the I.R.S. 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 would like to contribute but do not own an instrument, you can donate to our repair fund by calling (502) 814-6565.

National Arts Standards

MU:Pr6.1.E.5a demonstrate attention to technical accuracy and expressive qualities in prepared and improvised performances of a varied repertoire of music.

MU:Cr3.2.E.IIa share personally-developed arrangements, sections, and short
compositions – individually or as an ensemble – that address identified purposes.

MU:Pr6.1.E.8b demonstrate an understanding of the context of the music through prepared and improvised performances.

If you have questions, comments, or concerns please contact education@wuol.org