BH: Donations needed to support Vanguard Inc. Musical Instrument Collection Drive, Saturday, November 5th, 10:30-1pm



Vanguard, Inc.-ASO, volunteer supporters of the Albany Symphony Orchestra, is partnering with Albany's Book House in Stuyvesant Plaza to collect musical instruments in good condition for donation to seven less aflluent Capital District school districts. Within these districts, many schools lack sufficient instruments for hundreds of eager students in all grade levels who yearn to study music and play in their schools' orchestras or bands, but their families cannot afford the expensive rental or purchase fees. This program allows them to do so. 425 instruments have been collected and distributed to date. Donations are tax deductible. Studies show that attendance and grades rise and that children gain vital life skills,a sense of belonging, as well as self-confidence learning to play beautiful music with their peers. Joy is perhaps the greatest reward of all! 


Date of Collection Drive: Saturday, November 5th, 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Place: Book House, Stuyvesant Plaza, 1475 Western Avenue, Albany NY

We cannot accept pianos or guitars. 


For further information, contact Jill Rifkin, Chair, Vanguard-Albany Symphony Instruments for Students program at or 

(518) 439-1843  THANK YOU!  

Event date: 
Saturday, November 5, 2022 - 10:30am to 1:00pm
Event address: 
The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza
1475 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203
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