‘Lovingly used’ instruments for kids in need sought in Marysville

  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019 3:57pm
  • Life

MARYSVILLE – All public school students who want to participate in Marysville instrumental music activities may soon be able to do so. That’s the goal of a new program called Marysville Music4Life, superintendent Jason Thompson said.

Initial funding to start and sustain the program is being sought by the Marysville Music4Life Booster Club. Music4Life (www.Music4Life.org ) is a nonprofit that acquires “lovingly used” musical instruments from adults who no longer need them, repairs them and then provides them at no charge to public school districts for students in need. “Partnering with our community to bring the Music4Life program to our district will open doors for many of our students,” Thompson said.

Club president Lee Hudson said the Marysville School District’s free-and-reduced lunch rate of nearly 47 percent shows that many families likely need help in acquiring a musical instrument to participate.

Mark Wilder of Wilder2 Marketing Partners is the Music4Life coordinator. Music4Life has relationships with several musical instrument repair shops, including Bigfoot Music of Marysville/Arlington. Music4Life also accepts donations to help pay for instrument repairs.

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