The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra is launching a new outreach venture called “Play It Forward” to show support to music teachers in the School District of Lancaster. The mission of this project is to collect necessary instrument supplies for needy students to help offset the amount of money that music teachers generously pay out of their own pockets monthly for students who cannot afford what they need in order to play their instrument. Items that they regularly purchase are strings, reeds, rosin and cork grease. When 77% of the students live in poverty, the dollar amount being spent by teachers can be significant.
Menchey Music on Manheim Pike in Lancaster has partnered with the LSO to help promote this project. They will be the physical location where you can purchase the items teachers have requested that come in a wide range of prices from as little as a $2 up to $25. If you cannot make it to Menchey Music, cash donations will be collected from our website’s “Donate Now” tab at: www.lancastersymphony.org. Be sure to indicate “Play It Forward” in the comments section to ensure it is allocated correctly.
The items for purchase will be found on the Donation Tree in the Menchey Music store where shoppers can select any item(s) from the tree and purchase them to be given to the teachers at Christmas to then be distributed to their students in need. The money collected from online donations will purchase the remaining items from the tree to be evenly distributed among the teachers. The deadline for donations will be December 14th, 2015.
Please make your tax deductible donation today to help the music teachers and underserved students of the School District of Lancaster.
About the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra
Opening its 69th season, the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra has evolved from a community orchestra into an organization of professional musicians serving 52,000 music enthusiasts with 24 yearly subscription concerts, popular holiday concerts, and the New Year’s Eve gala celebration. The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra is a 75-member, professional orchestra that was founded in 1947 by Frederick S. Klein and John H. Peifer, Jr. from Franklin &
Marshall College. The orchestra is a non-profit organization, governed by a board of 25 community volunteers and managed by a professional staff under the direction of executive director Paige McFarling. Ticket sales revenues and donations from hundreds of corporate and private benefactors underwrite the Symphony’s invaluable contribution to the quality of life in south central Pennsylvania.
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