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Instrument Buy Back
WHAT IS THE LEGACY 166 MUSIC & MENTORING INSTRUMENT BUYBACK PROGRAM?
The Music & Mentoring (M&M) Instrument Buyback Program is the educational component of the Legacy 166 Jazz N’ Juice Music Series. It is designed to match young students who have the desire to play music with used instruments that others have no current use for. The program allows for donors to trade in their instruments for Legacy 166 event tickets or to claim a deduction with the IRS for the value of the donation. The program allows students who cannot afford to rent or purchase an instrument of their own. Area Schools have more students that which to learn to play then the instruments that are needed to fulfill that need.
We want and need that instrument that you may have hidden away in your home, garage, tool shed or storage unit. We will take them in whatever condition. We don’t care how old they are or what shape they’re in; there is a needy student that will give that equipment the love it needs. The donated instruments will be repaired, cleaned, and put back into service. The instruments will be appraised by area music stores and turned over for repair.
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS?
The donated instruments are used year round. The program is administered by Legacy 166, and with the exception of our summer program, through Mobile County Public School Band Director. When the director identifies a need, the instrument is matched through a formal request made by that director. We all know that music and the arts are a vital part of a child’s learning experience. But asking someone to donate an instrument they or a love one once played is difficult. Music is powerful and provides good memories. To part with a piece of that memory is asking a lot.
But what better way to honor those memories then by placing that instrument into a child’s hands. It can become the hopes and dreams and begin producing lasting memories for a whole new generation. In addition to the satisfaction you'll get from knowing that someone will benefit musically from your gift, you can receive a tax deduction for your donation or tickets to Legacy 166 events..
I WANT TO DONATE?
If you would like to donate an instrument to the program or make a cash donation for instrument repair, call Greg Cyprian or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assist you with the donation process.
The LINKS Program accepts the following instruments for donations, regardless of condition: Flutes, Piccolos, Clarinets, Bassoons, Saxophones, Trumpets, Trombones, Baritone Horns, Tubas, French Horns, Cornets, Violins, Violas, Cellos, String Basses, Tubas, Drums, Bells, Accordions, Guitars, and Electronic Keyboards. We are not able to accept pianos and home organs. Your instrument will be processed by a repair technician and distributed to a needy child. Sorry, we can not designate schools or specific students for this program. We can guarantee that your instrument will be used by a deserving student at an underserved school.
I THINK MY CHILD WOULD BE A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR THIS PROGRAM, HOW TO APPLY?
Only your school's band director can submit a form for this program. If you don't think you can afford the monthly lease rates of an instrument, talk to your school's band director and if they are not familiar with the program, please have them contact Greg Cyprian at 251-533-5726 or visit http://www.legacy166.org/joinus/instrumentbuybackprogram for more info. Remember, Legacy 166 reserves the right to make all final decisions on a student’s eligibility. The request form cannot be completed by a student or parent.