Huntsville Music Office Hosts Month-Long Musical Instrument Drive

Published on September 9, 2022

Do you have an old musical instrument gathering dust? To celebrate Huntsville Music Monththe City encourages residents to donate their used instruments to local music education programs.

Until September 30, The Fret Shop and the Maitland Conservatory will be accepting donations of instruments as well as new reeds and mouthpieces. The campaign is a collaboration between the Huntsville Music Office, Huntsville City Schools, the Microwave Dave Music Education Foundation and the Maitland Arts Initiative.

“Music education is one of the most important components of any thriving music ecosystem, so anything we can do to improve our schools’ goals and efforts will always be one of our highest priorities,” said said Matt Mandrella, music manager at Huntsville. “Arts programs in our schools are growing, so it’s important that we work together to get more instruments into the hands of more children.”

Donated instruments may include:

  • Cellos
  • Clarinets
  • Cymbals
  • Drums (snare, bass)
  • flutes
  • Saxophones
  • paperclips
  • trumpets
  • Snorkels
  • Violins and violas

The Freight Shop, located at 309 Jordan Lane NW, will pick up instruments from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The Maitland Conservatory, located at 5045 North Memorial Pkwy., Suite F, will host instruments from 3-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

The Huntsville Music Office website also offers a complete list of music education programs as well as a directory of music teachers. Visit to learn more.

To see more Huntsville Music Month events, visit or follow the Huntsville Music Office on Facebook.

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