The Tipitina’s Foundation has announced the recipients of the 125 new instruments donated this year through the Instruments A Comin’ program.
In the past decade, the Instruments A Comin’ program has donated more than $3 million worth of instruments to 95 schools across Louisiana.
Every day, more than 3,500 students get the chance to play Instruments A Comin’ instruments.
The Instruments A Comin’ New Orleans 2014 recipients are:
Einstein Charter School Extension
Fannie C. Williams Charter School
James M. Singleton Charter School
Lawrence Crocker College Prep
L.H. Marrero Middle School
Mary D. Coghill Charter School
Medard H. Nelson Charter School
The Roots of Music
Sylvanie Williams College Prep
“The value of music education is irrefutable,” Executive Director Bethany Paulsen said in a press release. “Providing band directors with the resources—the instruments—that they need is vital to making sure that all of the students in our community have access to music education and that the music that is so important to our culture continues to thrive.”
Recipients were selected based on their level of need, quality of band program leadership, and support of school’s administration. Over 40 schools sent in applications to the program this year.
Funding for the program is raised at the annual Instruments A Comin’ Benefit held each April.
Additional support was provided by Warner Music Group, Peyback Foundation, and The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation.