Total Instruments Delivered As of this writing, Music4Life™ has delivered 283 donated and repaired full-sized musical instruments to our school districts. For use by students of income-qualified families, the "fair market value" of these 283 instruments and related materials is $137,282. All instrument values are according to our independent third-party vendor-experts. This is an increase of 18 percent of all instruments delivered during the entire previous year (2019-20). More are expected for delivery or pick-up before our fiscal year closes on August 31st
2021 "Blues 'n Brews Festival" on August 28th The 2021 Poverty Bay "Blues 'n Brews Festival" returns on Saturday, August 28th (yup, that's next weekend!) at the Des Moines Beach Park. A production of the Des Moines/Normandy Park Rotary Club, the event starts at noon and features four "earth-shaking" blues bands, a dozen (or more) craft beers, wines from OneHope Wineries, soft drinks, plenty of food, a raffle, beer pong and other adults-only fun. All of the net proceeds help power the beneficiaries of the Rotary Club, including the Highline Music4Life program and others. After a year-off caused by the pandemic, this is a fantastic event to re-connect with friends. Advance sale tickets are available or at the door.
Kent Music4Life Fund Raiser The Kent Music4Life Chapter is planning a first-ever fund raiser for the late afternoon of September 9th, so Save the Date on your calendar. Proceeds will be used to pay for repairs to the 66 (and counting!) musical instruments delivered during the past 12 months to Kent Public Schools for use by students in-need. No need to have played a musical instrument during your lifetime: Other reasons to support this event include caring about kids or education. More details will be announced soon.
Folk Harp Is Available
Instrument donor Jan Obrien is providing this Dusty Strings folk harp to one of our participating public school districts. She says it's in excellent condition, "just needs some strings and tuning." We have every instrument professionally inspected and repaired, if possible, before delivering anything to a school district. First come / first served! Many thanks, Jan.